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The Engine On the Bus Goes Plug, Plug, Plug

U.S. states beginning to invest in plug-in hybrid school buses Once upon a time, someone had an idea: let’s transport U.S. schoolkids in big yellow buses that spew diesel fumes and have no seatbelts. The nation embraced the idea — …

New climate report chock full of bad news, and more

Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: Supreme Slapdown Chaos and Effect Alternative School Sacks Education The Hill’s Not Alive With the Sound of Music Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: For a …

David James Duncan, author and fly fisher, answers questions

David James Duncan. What work do you do? I’m an author and essayist, a fly fisher and river guardian, a public speaker, and, compared to a lot of people, a contemplative. How does it relate to the environment? I’ve been …

Massachusetts Passes Wind

Cape Wind gets state OK, boosting chances it will get built If you’re not up on the history of the controversial Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, here’s the brief version: It’s alive! It’s dead! It’s alive! It’s dead! Repeat. …

Chaos and Effect

New climate report from IPCC will have bad news and worse news On Friday, a comprehensive new report will map the likely effects of global warming — and it ain’t pretty. The good news is, we can expect higher food …

Greenpeace hacks Kleenex PR

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This is a pretty clever stunt by Greenpeace activists. They infiltrated the filming of a Kleenex commercial to get the word out about the fact that Kimberly-Clark (maker of Kleenex) uses 100% virgin wood pulp in their products — as …

More, please

This is a much more significant story than it might appear at first glance: Brazil’s government said it will provide free Internet access to native Indian tribes in the Amazon in an effort to help protect the world’s biggest rain …

Cause and effect

This … Bush met with General Motors Corp. chairman and chief executive Rick Wagoner, Ford Motor Co. chief executive Alan Mulally and DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group chief executive Tom LaSorda. They discussed Bush’s support for flex-fuel vehicles and his administration’s …

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