Ana Unruh Cohen

Ana Unruh Cohen is the director of environmental policy at the Center for American Progress and a frequent Grist blogger.

Happy Darwin Day!

Raise a toast, you monkey

Today is the 198th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 148th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. So take some time out today to celebrate Darwin Day and the body …

Amen, Speaker!

Tell it like it is, Nancy

In her continuing effort to focus attention on global warming, Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the unusual step of appearing as a witness at the House Committee on Science and Technology's hearing on The State of …

SOTU 2007: The coal hard facts

Coal is hardly renewable

Q: When is an alternative fuel not a renewable fuel? A: When it is coal-to-liquids. Lost in the call for 35 billion gallons of non-gasoline fuel was the fact that the president has expanded the …

Oh brother, Obama

Barack jumps on board with coal-to-liquid

Although not getting much mainstream press between his new ethics bill and being a beach babe, Sen. Obama is co-chairing a new Senate caucus to promote coal to liquids and, one would assume, his recently …

To fulfill its environmental promises, biofuel policy needs a kick in the pants

As war simmers in the Middle East and oil prices rise along with global temperatures, Midwestern farmers and politicians aren’t the only ones banging the drums for biofuels. Now big-time investors, security hawks, environmentalists, and …

As the Warner turns

Sen. inserts foot in mouth

Two weeks ago, Dave and I gleefully reported that Sen. John Warner, current-but-soon-to-be-former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, was going to use his seniority to oust Sen. James Inhofe from the top Republican seat …

Poll position

Energy polled high in voter concern this past election

Two weeks ago, I was quoted in Muckraker casting doubt on how important environmental issues were in the past election. Two new polls -- from Zogby on global warming and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner on energy …

Out-hofe?

Can Sen. Warner unseat Inhofe as ranking member on Environment and Public Works Committee?

Just when you thought all the pleasant surprises of the election must be spent, one more appears in your inbox on a Friday afternoon. Senator John Warner is going to reassert his seniority on the …

Another reason to watch the Weather Channel

Global warming goodness

As if you need more reason to watch the meteorological smorgasbord that is the Weather Channel, every Sunday they are now showing the Climate Code, an hour long program focusing on climate change causes, effects, …