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Wow

A landslide in Japan:

Lutsel Make a Deal

Canadian government, Natives agree to create massive national park The Canadian government and a tiny Native tribe have agreed to work together to create an 8.3 million acre national park in the Northwest Territories. Three …

A Tip of the Cap

California will join Northeast greenhouse-gas reduction program California will participate in the carbon cap-and-trade program being established in seven Northeast states, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) announced today. Linking in with the so-called Regional Greenhouse Gas …

Cheri Sugal, defender of a Mexican rainforest, answers Grist’s questions

Cheri Sugal. What work do you do? I am the executive director of Friends of Calakmul. What does your organization do? Our organization protects land in the threatened rainforest of southern Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, in …

Weekend linkfest

The tastiest tidbits from the news

I hope you people are making good use of the blogroll at the lower left of this page. Therein lie more treasures than I could possibly discuss or link to. Here's a little sampling of …

Bottom line: fossil fuels rule

Forbes’ ‘Energy Outlook 2007’ makes bracing reading

Investment rags exist to fetishize the bottom line. They promise insights and information that can make their readers rich. People on the hunt for lucre need a clear-eyed view of how the world works -- …

Can you fuel me now?

Biodiesel for cell phone towers not all good

Here's a Reuters piece about using locally grown crops to power remote cell phone towers in areas of the developing world. Always walking that fine line between reality and pessimism, I have a few thoughts …

<em>Science</em> update

The latest issue is full of goodies

This month's issue of Science gave me lots of food for thought. There was an article about Edmund Phelps, who just won the 2006 Nobel Prize in economics. It tells us that the U.S. swept …

For all the oil-cuddling strumpets out there

An insult generator for tree-huggers

Inspired by Mark Peters' piece on tree-hugging and name-calling, a dear reader and his friend converted an Elizabethan insult generator into a Conservative insult generator and then into a combined Elizabethan-Conservative insult generator. So there, …