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Arizona State and other universities plug sustainability

The Christian Science Monitor brings word that Arizona State University will launch a School of Sustainability in January -- the first of its kind in the U.S. ASU leads a pack of similarly green-minded schools, some of which have begun …

Call it like you see it

Sign up for a Grist phone survey

Have you signed up to take part in Grist's phone survey? Inquiring ears want to know: What would you like to see from Grist in the new year? More of this, less of that? We did a rootin'-tootin' job on …

Gerald Ford and the deferred dream of energy independence

He foresaw the problem

Former U.S. President Gerald Ford died yesterday at 93. At the bottom of this post is a long section on energy from Ford's 1975 State of the Union speech. In it he noted that America's surplus oil -- and its …

Nothing if not fair

Robert Novak thinks poor industry is getting beat up

I'm in D.C. for the holidays, so I have the pleasure of reading the Washington Post in its entirety, instead of just sporadic links. I can report back to the rest of the U.S.: rest easy. You are not missing …

Mountain gorillas

Say bye-bye

Check this out. The population of mountain gorillas is so low now that the next human disease they catch may wipe them out. This is probably how most of the megafauna extinctions happened. A warming climate pushed a species into …

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all the Gristmill readers who celebrate it. To those who celebrate proximate holidays, merry ... those. And to those who celebrate nothing at all, well, here's hoping you make it through the season with your sanity intact. …

Oh, jeeze, not another ethanol post ....

But yes!

I was reading this month's Scientific American last night and came upon an article on ethanol. You can't read it without a subscription, so, sorry about that. Matthew Wald, a reporter for the New York Times, wrote it. Interestingly enough, …

Oh lordy, don't look Dave!

Coal and cars, two great tastes that … gack!

...you might want to hurt yourself: "A clean car that runs on coal!" A more appropriate headline: "A car on coal. Run!"

The top 10 environmental stories of 2006

From Stern to Al

My editors have always told me: if you want to reach the biggest audience, publish late on the Friday before Christmas weekend. Mission accomplished! My list of the top 10 environmental stories of 2006 is available here. I hope all …