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 of scientific work from him …

  • 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 Climate Change. You can read …

  • 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 definition of what fuels qualify …

  • 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 reintroduced legislation, according to E&E …

  • Fill 'Er Up: On biofuels

    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 even George W. Bush have …

  • 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 on the Environment and Public …

  • 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 (PDF of full memo) — …

  • 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 Environment and Public Works (EPW) …

  • 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, and solutions. I haven’t seen …