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Gore wins!

Spain’s Prince of Asturias award for international cooperation, that is. Can the Nobel be far behind?

Beak Squad

Bird biologists are increasingly like hospice workers The sorry state of many of the world’s bird species — like vultures in Southeast Asia and northern spotted owls in the Pacific Northwest — is turning wildlife biologists into virtual hospice workers: …

Sitting by the bedside of a disappearing world

How wildlife biologists are becoming hospice workers

This guest essay comes from Meera Subramanian, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and writes about culture and the environment for The New York Times, Salon, Audubon, and other publications. A year ago, I was sitting in New York City's Bryant …

Tim Lambert …

… dismantles NYT columnist John Tierney’s latest attack on Rachel Carson.

Alien invaders: More to the story

They may not all be bad.

Two recent news stories from the Chesapeake illustrate well the opposite poles in the debate on invasive species. The first details the appearance of the cuddly-sounding mitten crab in Chesapeake waters, an Asian species that has also hitchhiked in ships …

Raptor ‘Round Their Fingers

U.S. suggests saving imperiled owls by shooting other owls Despite 17 years of conservation measures, the northern spotted owl is still in trouble. So the Bush administration has issued a cease-and-desist order on logging in the owl’s Pacific Northwest habitat. …

Happy World Environment Day

Have you hugged your ecosystem today?

An Ugly Alternative

In Colombia, biofuels push inspires land grabs, violence In case you need more evidence that biofuels are not the Big Green Conscience-Easing Solution: a disturbing pattern has emerged in Colombia, where vast palm-oil plantations are taking the place of tropical …

Make Our Green Day

We green your day each and every day — today, it’s your turn to green us Dearest Grist reader, we won’t beat around the bush: it’s summertime, the livin’ is easy, and we’d like you to send us some of …