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Desalination

One of the things that got left out of my recent interview with the water experts was a question about desalination. A reader just emailed to ask about it, so I thought I'd share:

Ignoring the feast, obsessed with the ramen

Via TH: GE has collaborated on a report concluding that America could meet its entire electrical demand through offshore wind power alone. This may not be an altruistic gamble (hi Dave!), but I'll sure take …

Now that’s a flex-fuel

Classic: An Iowa judge has denied unemployment benefits to a man who claimed discrimination after being fired from an ethanol plant for drinking "automobile fuel" produced by the company. (via OD)

Inhofe media critic turns attention to TV

Sweet Jeebus, he's at it again. Yesterday I mentioned that Tom Brokaw is hosting the Discovery Channel's special, "Global Warming: What You Need to Know." This has enraged the hack factory that is the Senate …

Newsweek greens

Newsweek -- no doubt still irritated about getting burned by Time on the green front -- devotes its cover this week to the "greening of America." Most of the cover story is a recitation of …

Jump for joy! Grist loves readers, readers love Grist!

From our new office, we have a view of Seattle's two sports stadiums. And we'll tell you what: put together, they're still not big enough to contain our immense gratitude to those who donated during …

GE’s Green Gamble

Today's must-read comes from our very own Amanda Griscom Little, in Vanity Fair: "G.E.'s Green Gamble" is an in-depth look at the roots, impact, and larger meaning of GE's ecomagination campaign. It's the best, fairest …

Drop that apocalyptic vision and start imagining a positive future

Back at the turn of the millennium, the local government I was working for asked community members to contribute their vision of the municipality in the year 2025. As an environmental planner, I attended the …

Burning through the wood

Pardon my prolonged absence. I've been sleeping in a tent for the past five days. I wrote a piece about this annual event last year, so rather than rehash the adventure, you can go here …