Grist staff

Transportation guru Hank Dittmar answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? I work at Reconnecting America, a national organization focused on connecting transportation and communities …

Readers sound off on Lynn Scarlett, Howard Dean, and more

  Scarlett All Bark, Bush Bites Re: Interior Design Dear Editor: After having the opportunity to hear Lynn Scarlett speak at an MIT Department of …

Rhode Island lawsuit pinpoints lead poisoning as an environmental, not medical, problem

In the spring of 2000, in Manchester, N.H., a two-year-old Sudanese girl named Sunday Abek, just three weeks removed from an Egyptian refugee camp, was …

Readers sound off on biodiesel, waterless urinals, jocks, and more

  Re: Put the Pedal to the Mettle Dear Editor: I am currently considering a new car, and was interested to read Jim Motavalli’s recent …

Readers sound off on solar houses, ethanol, LNG facilities, and more

  Re: Little Solar Houses for You and Me Dear Editor: As a Winchester, Tenn., resident and strong supporter of renewable energy and sustainable living, …

The Weak in Review

Bush’s Mercury Plan Was Rejected by Clinton EPA as Too Weak The Bush administration’s new plan for regulating mercury emissions from power plants is virtually …

The Icky 500

New EPA Chief Calls for Cleaner Air in 500 Days Newly minted U.S. EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt gave his first major speech yesterday, promising to …

The Kindest Cut

Companies Show that Cutting Emissions Can Improve Performance President Bush and many Republicans in Congress complain that restricting emissions of carbon dioxide would hobble the …

The Few, the Proud, the Exempt

Defense Bill Will Exempt Military from Species-Protection Laws The U.S. military may be having trouble achieving its goals in Iraq, but at least it’s getting …