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Clean Automotive Technology funding

It's over a week old, but it's still worth reading Michael Stebbins' piece in Seed about the cool things coming out of the EPA's Clean Automotive Technology program -- including the nifty "hydraulic hybrid" UPS …

So long, Kenny Boy

Not to get all grassy knoll, but …

From the I-don't-want-to-get-all-grassy-knoll-on-y'all-I'm-just-sayin' department, I offer two items buried in the business page of today's New York Times: * On page C3, we learn that Ken Lay isn't the only businessman involved in the Enron …

Brilliant

A friend who inexplicably still reads Wired religiously pointed me to this interview with Larry Brilliant, who was recently put in charge of Google.org, the philanthropic foundation set up by the Google guys. Brilliant's quite …

To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint.

Sweet:

‘Eco-terrorism’: Arson v. satire

There's a lot of good stuff in Pat Morrison's op-ed on the overuse of the word "terrorism." Like this: From the White House to the soccer pitch, "terrorist" has "cooties" and "your mother wears combat …

Newt and energy

Newt Gingrich is likely going to run for president in 2008. I hope and pray he wins the Republican nomination, as his defeat in the general would be all but a certainty, but it strikes …

Offshore oil

The usual suspects in Congress are pushing hard for legislation that would end the ban on U.S. offshore drilling. It's the latest cause célèbre of the Fossil Fuels Forever crowd. Over on Oil Drum, Dave …

Inhofe press flacks ‘worst people in the world’

The inimitable Keith Olberman named Marc Morano and Matt Dempsey, the press flacks for the Senate Environment Committee, as his "worst persons in the world" yesterday. OK, they came in second -- got the silver …

We Hope the Russians Love Their Tube Worms Too

Russians plan to drill into untouched Antarctic lake The world’s seventh-largest freshwater lake is locked under a giant Antarctic ice sheet and has never been exposed to human contact — but Russian scientists have drilled …