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Aspen Backwards

Colorado’s ski industry says global warming won’t stop the shredding Colorado’s lucrative ski industry claims it’s got no worries about global warming, saying the state’s high altitudes and remarkably cold winters will keep things white and wonderful. Others think the …

The Trash Money Crew

New Orleans garbage will fill at least 3.5 million truckloads We’d hate to be the ones tasked with separating out the recycling: Cleaning up New Orleans will involve hauling 22 million tons of garbage and waste that have been moldering …

Trunk’d

As USFS suspends many activity permits, enviros say it’s playing games The U.S. Forest Service has suspended permits for 1,436 activities in national forests nationwide, from cutting the U.S. Capitol’s Christmas tree to guiding hunting and fishing trips. It claims …

Phil Brick, environmental politics professor, answers questions

Phil Brick. What work do you do? I am professor of politics and codirector of environmental studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. I am also the founder and director of an environmental-studies field program, Whitman College Semester in …

A well-oiled machine

Big ag is energy intensive and has no plans to change

Big Ag is nervous about energy costs. The hand-wringing reveals much about the energy-intensive nature of industrial agriculture -- and its lack of imagination regarding alternatives. Even before the latest big runup in oil prices -- incidentally, oil had reached …

Coat of Harms

“We don’t conserve until we’re down to the last roll of toilet paper.”

Over at Current TV, which is the new cable network that I'm obsessed with even though I don't have cable, browsers of the online studio can find out if a video clip has made it on air. So this morning …

Mooney on TPMCafe

For the past week, on TPMCafe's Book Club, they've been discussing Chris Mooney's book The Republican War on Science. It's been a great back and forth among Chris and several guests, including Roger Pielke Jr. and Lawrence Krauss. The reader …

Surfing the waves

Carl Pope is speaking my language

Has Carl Pope been reading Gristmill? Cause he's speaking my language. (Leave me alone with my illusions, people.) In a post today he makes this point: