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  • Face Offset

    A campus organizer takes a critical look at going carbon neutral These days, college is about more than keg stands and beer pong: students all over the country are taking stands on global warming, pushing their schools to move toward …

  • IPCC releases third report, and more

    Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: One Fight In Bangkok Mine Your Business That’s One Way to Push Public Transportation Let’s Balk About Sex Ducked Ape Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: …

  • Umbra on watering the yard

    Dear Umbra, Thanks for your good advice about water conservation. You failed to mention the largest (unnecessary) water user in most U.S. homes: outdoor plant watering. While Grist readers may be eco-wise enough not to water their plants, nor even …

  • Let’s Balk About Sex

    Eastern Pacific gray whales, tired and hungry, are breeding less Researchers say the gray whales of the eastern Pacific are in deep trouble, and their fate could be an indicator of ocean health. According to Earthwatch, whales migrating from their …

  • Richard Lindzen: Exxon is principled; school teachers are like Hitler

    Crazy quotes from everyone’s favorite skeptic

    Climate skeptics love citing MIT prof Richard Lindzen, probably because, well, there aren’t many other semi-legitimate skeptics left to cite. (And how many of the dead enders can bamboozle their way into Newsweek?) But lately, it seems like Lindzen is …

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    Senators demand Congressional participation in Endangered Species Act changes

    On Wednesday, several key Senators sent a letter to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne expressing concern about an Interior Department proposal they say will weaken the Endangered Species Act. The letter states that draft revisions to the act have suggested a …

  • A tale about sharks

    Reading the fin print

    Some folks are quick to give sharks a bad rep without considering their importance as top feeders in the marine food web. But when we remove these so-called lions of the ocean from their habitat through shark-finning and bycatch, it …

  • Johnson astonishes Whitehouse

    I meant to highlight a post on Warming Law that contains this delightful bit from a recent hearing on the consequences of Mass. v. EPA: When asked to identify our most serious environmental challenge, [EPA administrator Stephen] Johnson again refused …

  • Dead frog hopping

    Not all amphibians are toast

    Not all amphibians are toast. From Mongabay: Poison arrow frogs appear to make special effort to avoid exposure to damaging ultraviolet-B radiation … The researchers found that the two species of frogs appear to be exhibiting UV-B avoidance behavior, with …