Re-energized about climate change

NOW segment on global warming gets us all fired up again

So I watched Friday's NOW segment about climate change, and I'm fired up again after being somewhat discouraged for the last few years about the political atmosphere surrounding this issue. I'm also convinced that pressure …

This and that

Speaking of this, also covered here, check out this. (Sorry, it's Friday and I feel lazy.)

Consumer Reports launches a green products site

You know what annoys me? Well, what really annoys me is the little "Road Test" blurb in the back of Newsweek, which every week fawns over big, ostentatious, grossly fuel inefficient vehicles like a thimble-headed …

$300 billion

What else could we have done with that money?

Brad Plumer wonders what else could have been done with that $300 billion (yep, that's the current price tag for the Iraq war).

Isidro Baldenegro López leads a struggle against logging in the Sierra Madre

Isidro Baldenegro López. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize. When Isidro Baldenegro López was growing up in the mountains of central Mexico, his father opposed widespread logging in the forests of the Sierra Madre. He spoke out …

Invasion of the ecology snatchers

The many consequences of human interference with ecosystems

We all know them: English ivy, European starlings, Himalayan blackberry, Scotch broom. No, they're not foreign exchange students or international meals. They're part of the legion of exotic invasive species that threaten the ecological integrity …

Grist on the radio

Oh, lest I forget, another stop on your Earth Day media tour should be Seattle's own public radio show Weekday, which today interviewed our own Amanda Griscom Little, writer Adrienne Maree Brown (who's also written …

Earth Day: poetic justice

Weather prevents Bush from celebrating Earth Day

Am I the only one wondering whether the weather has a sense of humor?President Bush canceled an Earth Day visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Friday because of bad weather. White House …

Earth Day link dump

A bunch of stuff to read on this increasingly anodyne holiday

I must admit to having mixed feelings about Earth Day. The original was a fantastic, historic event that focused and lent momentum to a growing wave of concern. It erased our reasons not to act. …