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Nothing but a GE Thing

Federal Court Gives GE Go-Ahead for Suit Against Superfund The constitutionality of the Superfund toxic-site cleanup law is once again an open question. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., this week instructed a …

Eek-otourism

Ecotourism May Be Harming Wildlife Ecotourism — and tourism erroneously billed as eco — may be harming the very animals and ecosystems it claims to venerate. As many as one in five tourists are “ecotourists” …

Plumbing New Depths

D.C. Lead Contamination Casts Doubt on EPA Testing Methods The ongoing drama over lead contamination in Washington, D.C., tap water promises to spill over (ahem) to the rest of the country, as a hearing on …

Asbestos Times, the Worst of Times

U.S. Faces Coming Asbestos Health Crisis, Group Says Despite the common public perception that asbestos went out with bell bottoms and disco, the fact is that asbestos — like, uh, bell bottoms and disco — …

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, GMO Has Got to Go

Northern California County Passes Anti-GM Initiative Northern California’s Mendocino County yesterday passed a voter initiative that bans the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops. The surprising 56-44 percent victory capped the county’s most contentious and …

We Will Rocket You

EPA and DOD Square Off Over Rocket-Fuel Pollution The U.S. EPA is squaring off against the Department of Defense and NASA over ammonium perchlorate, a chemical long used by DOD and NASA for munitions and …

Wave Hello!

Wave Power Poised to Go Commercial Off Coast of Spain Ocean Power Technologies, a leader in the fledgling wave-power industry, is set to launch a pilot project off the north shore of Spain. Ten power-generating …

Playing De-fence

Prominent House Republican Calls for Completion of Border Fence Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), chair of the House Armed Services Committee, called on the Bush administration today to complete a major fence project along the westernmost …

Dispatches from a macaw research trip

Sue Kaufman, a 20-year veteran of the business world, volunteers with several environmental organizations. She is soon to join Grist‘s board of directors. Here she chronicles her volunteer activities on a recent expedition with Earthwatch …

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