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Liquefied Natural Gas Boom Sparks Safety Worries

The surging popularity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has local communities where LNG terminals are planned worried about safety. Ships carrying five LNG tanks contain as much energy as a nuclear weapon. If even one …

A progressive ranching advocate answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? The Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit conservation organization based in Santa Fe, N.M. What’s your job title? Executive director and cofounder. What does your organization do? What, in a …

A safe-food crusader answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oregon Chapter. What does it do? PSR is a nonprofit educational organization committed to the elimination of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, …

Valley of the Dolls

Silicon Valley Companies Unite to Fight Global Warming A group of major Silicon Valley businesses announced today that they will form a coalition devoted to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Santa Clara County to 20 …

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 …