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GOP pollster says voters want action on clean water

Some like it clean. Polling guru and GOP spinmeister Frank Luntz has uncovered a fact likely to rattle and bewilder some Republicans in Congress: Americans prefer clean water. An emphatic memo [PDF] sent out by …

An ecological educator answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. What does it do? AEI offers higher education that fosters ecological awareness and personal and societal transformation through immersion …

Readers sound off on Priuses, Nader (yes, again), and more

  Prius: Quiet, but Not Diminutive Re: Hy Jinx Dear Editor: I read the New York Times story about the Toyota Prius at the Oscars before I saw it in the Daily Grist, and I …

A wildlife habitat enthusiast answers questions

What organization are you affiliated with? WindStar Wildlife Institute. What does it do? WindStar Wildlife Institute is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization that works to stem the loss of native plants, wildlife, and wildlife …

Readers sound off on immigration, racial prejudice, Nader, and more

  Cred Ability Re: Que Sierra, Sierra   Dear Editor: To preserve the beauty and health of the environment for all the world’s populations, environmentalists can only educate, inspire, and lead. What little power we …

An eco-film booster answers questions

What organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? I work with the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network. I have been on the board for three years now. Every year this organization puts on …

A veteran enviro leader answers questions

What organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? I’m the dean at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The school is working to become “a truly global school of the …

Apocalyptic Pentagon report on global warming could spur action on Capitol Hill

We’re having a heat wave … Image: NOAA. A hair-raising Pentagon report [PDF] on the potentially imminent and colossal national security threat posed by climate change has been making its way around the Internet since …

Readers sound off on diapers, Dennis Kucinich, and more

  Cut from Different Cloth Re: Kid Commando Dear Editor: I usually love your magazine, but I was disappointed by your column on diapering options. I think it’s great that you educated people about “elimination …

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