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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehn, Thank You

Grist winds down for a holiday break Before we say toodle-oo for the holidays, we must extend a ginormous and heartfelt thank you to all of the readers who donated during our recent fundraising appeal. We raised more than $62,000, …

Particulate Shot

EPA sued over particulate standards The U.S. EPA has gotten itself sued once again this week, this time by 13 states and the District of Columbia that are pissed off about lenient soot-emission standards. The backstory: EPA analysis has found …

Cease Fire

Coast Guard will cease target practice at Great Lakes In a win for lovers of safety and the environment, the U.S. Coast Guard has withdrawn a plan to conduct machine-gun firing practice in the Great Lakes. After much complaining from …

We'll still have Inhofe to kick around

He’s staying atop his committee

I keep forgetting to make a note of this: it looks like, contrary to rumors of impending drama, the Senate's favorite troglodyte, James Inhofe, will be keeping his perch atop the Senate Environment Committee after all. His dispatches from the …

Two things I learned from Grist readers this week — repeatedly

Breeds are different from species. The Stellar Steller sea cow went extinct before the baiji dolphin.

Old King Coal is a tricky old soul

New California power regs might hurt coal … or not

Good news! California has moved to curb the spread of coal-fired power plants. This is a really big deal, since energy companies have been vying to build as many as 35 of the carbon-spewing facilities in western states, largely to …

Relax, It’s Just Pollution

EPA relaxes industry pollution-reporting rules In a holiday gift to industry, the U.S. EPA has relaxed rules on reporting toxic pollution. Under rule amendments approved yesterday, industrial plants will not have to file detailed public Toxic Release Inventory reports unless …

Borneo to Be Wild

Scientists discover 52 new species on the island of Borneo Over the last 17 months, scientists have identified 52 new plant and animal species in the rainforests of Borneo, a Southeast Asian island, the World Wildlife Fund announced yesterday. The …

Page Advice

What are the top environmental books? Just in time for slackers who haven’t finished their holiday shopping, Gristmill columnist Peter Madden of Forum for the Future has surveyed his colleagues and other smart green Brits to come up with a …