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Living

Judy Logback, enterprising Amazonian activist, answers questions

Judy Logback. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I arrived in Ecuador in 1997 and throughout the past seven years have visited and worked with more than 600 rural families to encourage them to establish the Kallari Association, a …

Readers sound off on the Republican National Convention, barbecue, and more

    Sippin’ on Spin and Juice Dear Editor: I was astonished to read in Amanda Griscom’s column that many major environmental groups opted out of the protests in New York City against the Republican National Convention. By siding with …

Big Trouble in Big China

News flash: China’s environment is bad and getting worse A Washington Post exploration of China’s environmental problems confirms all the sorry tales you’ve been hearing. The country contains at least six of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, experts say, …

Brent Blackwelder, Friends of the Earth chieftain, answers questions

With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am president of Friends of the Earth. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Friends of the Earth is a national environmental organization celebrating our …

Chad Pregracke, barge dweller and cleaner of rivers, answers questions

Chad Pregracke. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am founder and president of Living Lands & Waters. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Our main objective is to clean up …

Luisa Colasimone, wind power advocate, answers questions

Luisa Colasimone. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m communications director for the European Wind Energy Association. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? EWEA is the voice of the wind industry, …

Well To-Do

Farmers Across Asia Emptying Underground Water Tables Farmers in India, Pakistan, Vietnam, and northern China are setting themselves up for drought and famine in decades to come by pushing wells deep into the ground, emptying underground reserves at a rate …

Peter Huhtala, an oceans defender, answers questions

Peter Huhtala. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I work with Pacific Marine Conservation Council, a West Coast nonprofit that brings together commercial and recreational fishers, marine scientists, environmentalists, and others who care passionately about the long-term health of …

Politics

Bush administration cites “national security” as reason to skirt enviro rules

What are the enviro impacts of a construction project on the U.S.-Mexico border? Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Bush administration has proposed yet another list of environmental sacrifices that it believes America should make for the War on …