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Speaking of the Oscars ...

Happy Feet is a travesty

While we're on the topic of Oscar travesties, how about that Best Animated Feature nod for Happy Feet? Don't get me wrong, I'm psyched that two movies with obvious environmental themes are up for big awards (can't wait for Ellen's …

Goal: roll coal

It’s the enemy of the human race

If you care about global warming, you've got to care about coal. Unlike oil and gas -- for which North American production is in decline -- there's plenty of coal left on American soil. And while some energy companies and …

SOTU hangover

I’m all burned out from blogging last night. What do y’all want to talk about?

Measuring carbon impacts, one grocery cart at a time

Tesco will offer carbon labels

The folks over at Terrapass blogged this story today: Tesco, the largest supermarket chain in Britain, has announced that it will begin labeling all 70,000 products on its shelves with the amount of carbon generated from the production, transport, and …

Federal Way sees the light. Sort of.

Lifts moratorium on Gore movie, still doesn’t get it

Good news: the Federal Way School Board just lifted its moratorium on An Inconvenient Truth. Unfortunately, coverage in the Seattle Times, the largest paper in the region, was disappointing. It mostly treats the decision as a simple controversy without ever …

How green is your alma mater?

A new list will tell you

Mine are only fair -- Duke got a B and Maryland a C. The Rockefeller-funded Sustainable Endowments Institute just released its College Sustainability Report Card 2007 (PDF). They rate the schools in the categories of administration, food & recycling, green …

Throw us a phone

Tell us what you think of us.

Now really, folks -- judging by the comments you leave and the letters we get, y'all have a lot to say. So get yourself on over here and sign up for a Grist phone survey. It's quick and easy! Here's …

The LNG Kiss Goodnight

Controversial natural-gas terminal in Long Beach, Calif., gets the boot Friends, we are gathered here today to wo0t the death of a planned liquefied-natural-gas terminal in Long Beach, Calif. Citing a city attorney’s conclusion that the environmental review of the …

Thermal Under Where?

Report encourages investment in safe, clean geothermal energy If the U.S. is going to insist on looking for energy underground, there’s a better option than drilling for oil, researchers say: generating steamy geothermal electricity by circulating water down into hot …