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Readers sound off on Kucinich, Roundup, speciesism, and more

  Re: Pigs in Open Space Dear Editor: There is nothing in this article about pigs and your use of the word as an insult to greedy, gluttonous developers is offensively speciesist. I expect Grist …

Vermiculite at the End of the Tunnel

Company Ordered to Pay for Cleanup of Montana Town In the largest trial judgment awarded in the history of the Superfund law, a federal judge yesterday ordered W.R. Grace and Co. to repay the $54.5 …

Ranger in a Strange Land

Violence Against Federal Lands Employees on the Rise As if the current assault on the environment weren’t bad enough, it turns out that attacks on those responsible for protecting nature are on the upswing, too. …

Prey for Rain

Wildfires in Portugal Push Iberian Lynx Closer to Extinction The endangered Iberian lynx is closer than ever to extinction following a rash of devastating wildfires that hit Portugal this summer during a blistering, continent-wide heat …

Read Between the Pipelines

Huge Energy Project on Russian Island Could Wreak Environmental Havoc Conservationists are warning that plans to build the world’s largest energy project — a massive pipeline and three oil-drilling platforms on and around the Russian …

Shale Maulana, Center for Environmental Citizenship

Shale Maulana is Northwest summit coordinator for the Center for Environmental Citizenship and a student and activist at Seattle Central Community College. Monday, 25 Aug 2003 SEATTLE, Wash. This summer, I’m interning with the Center …

Because I’m Worth It

Cosmetics Firm Aims to Fight Pollution’s Effects on Skin Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has launched a new environmental initiative — not one designed to fight pollution, but rather to fight pollution’s effects on skin and hair. …

Gm-oh!

Blair Backing Off Plans to Introduce GM Crops in UK British Prime Minister Tony Blair is dramatically scaling back his plans to open UK farms up to widespread planting of genetically modified crops. The Blair …

Sittin’ by the Schlock of the Bay

Troubled Chesapeake Bay Needs New Protections, Says Enviro Group A long-running voluntary effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay has been a big flop — that’s the basic assessment announced yesterday by the Chesapeake Bay …

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