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A freshwater expert and author answers questions

What work do you do? I work through a creation of mine called the Global Water Policy Project to promote the protection of rivers and …

The Fore Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Golf Courses Aren’t So Green Though the golf industry says it’s been striving to lighten its ecological impact, golf courses are increasingly flashpoints of environmental …

The Sound of Science

“Sound Science” Movement Threatens Endangered Species Act Long-time opponents of the Endangered Species Act — perhaps the most efficacious, far-reaching environmental legislation in U.S. history …

New “quiet” snowmobiles in Yellowstone are anything but

A vroom with a view. Photo: Greater Yellowstone Coalition. You might think a winter job in the snowy recesses of Yellowstone National Park would guarantee …

A clean-energy advocate and former V.P. candidate answers questions

What environmental organizations are you affiliated with? Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project. What do your organizations do? Honor the Earth’s mission …

Readers sound off on green computing, ranching, and more

  Gotcha! Dear Editor: I wanted to commend you for making me smile today with your April Fools edition of the Daily Grist. After being …

Jeffords’ bid to block EPA appointments could have welcome side effects

Jeffords speaking his mind. Photo: U.S. Senate. Asserting that he was confronting “truly life-and-death matters,” Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-Vt.) announced last week that as ranking …

Taxpayers could get stuck with tab for new diesel rules

When the Bush administration wants to gin up some environmental cred, it cites efforts underway to slash diesel emissions by requiring trucking companies to switch …

Back to the Salt Mines

Desalination Plants Cause Controversy on U.S. Coasts With water sources increasingly under pressure — running low, contaminated, or too costly to transport — some cities …