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The Great White Hopeless

Chinese white dolphin is likely extinct The baiji, a white dolphin found only in China’s Yangtze River, appears to have gone extinct. Lipotes vexillifer has been swimming China’s longest river for some 20 million years, …

Time for Gore

He shoulda been MotY

Congrats, you guys, for being named Person of the Year. Personally, I think it's ridiculous Time didn't give that particular encomium to Al Gore. Has any individual ever before so fundamentally changed public debate on …

Biodiesel: Fat of the land?

People power takes on a whole new meaning

He had a broad face and a round little belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when …

Readers talk back about biofuels

  Re: Fill ‘er Up Dear Editor: With all the talk about biofuels, the single most efficient and productive plant is always left out of the equation: hemp! Henry Ford built and fueled a car …

Food vs. fuel news

Native perennials shown to produce more fuel than industrial monocrops

This is a welcome study: "University of Minnesota research shows mixed grasses produce 238% more bioenergy than single plant species, including switchgrass." Growing perennial native plants on average or poor soils, which wouldn't require annual …

A blatant bid for comments

Turns out vegetarians are smart

Vegetarians are smarter than the average person. But vegans are dumber. [Ducks]

What?! I’ve Always Been a Fan of Wilderness!

Bush protects wildlands in New Mexico, New England Back in 2004, the Bush administration tried to clear the way for energy drilling next to the nation’s largest Boy Scout camp in Valle Vidal, N.M. The …

Name that calf

Cough up a little dough for a cute cause

The birth of an organic calf on Dec. 12 wouldn't be news, except for the fact that it was the first organic calf born on the nation's first organic dairy research farm at the University …

Top 10 signs you may be an ocean advocate

Oceana nails down the tell-tale symptoms

10. Your family all got sea turtle cookie cutters as stocking stuffers. 9. You know all the words to Joe Vasconcellos's ""Fish Don't Cry." 8. You're willing to cross state lines to shop at a …