Emily Gertz

Emily Gertz is a New York City-based freelance journalist and editor who has written on business, design, health, and other facets of the environment for Grist, Dwell, Plenty, Worldchanging, and other publications.

Five developing nations a presence at the G8 summit

Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa -- some of the world's most dynamically growing developing nations and up-and-coming greenhouse gas emitters -- have been invited to attend this week's G8 summit as informal participants. …

Endangered Species Act: Still endangered

Let's unbury this story from its grave in the holiday weekend press. Yesterday, The New York Times reported on a leaked draft of legislation that would effectively gut the Endangered Species Act. The proposed law …

Vacancy sign lights up at Supreme Court

O’Conner announces she’ll be leaving

Pundits and press have been chewing over the possibility of a resignation on the Supreme Court this week, with most of the focus on ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist. But the script has changed: This …

More rancher-enviro cooperation

Ore. ranchers welcome ideas about protecting geese

Via Nature Noted, here's another story of typically at-odds parties coming together to create a win-win for species preservation, as with the wolves of the North Rockies. In Southern Oregon, the largest stretch of uninterrupted …

Monkeywrencher bunny

Eco-action.org’s new mascot is tres adorable

So, when did this cute lil' bunny become the eco-action.org mascot?  Kawaii meets ecodefense.

Politics & science, oil & water, cats & dogs

GAO to investigate whether Cooney’s editing was illegal

Chris Mooney has a good catch today: Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have asked the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, to determine whether recently-resigned Bush administration official Philip Cooney violated federal …

I want wolves to show me the way

Successes of rural West shouldn’t be overlooked

Over at Tidepool, Colorado ecologist Gary Wockner suggests that those debating environmentalism's death get over their movement-level myopia and get serious -- and hopeful -- about what's going on in rural America, instead. Resolution in …

Senate feeling energetic

Federal energy bill moves to final round: House v. Senate showdown

The Senate passed its $16 billion version of the federal energy bill yesterday with an 85-12 vote.  Included: tax breaks and incentives for domestic oil and gas production; billions for clean energy, nuke power, and …

What a difference an ice sheet makes

Or, three. Not to mention a picture of what Britain will look like in 200 years if climate change melts the globe's three largest ice sheets. According to today's Scotsman, a new study suggests sea …