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Fighting Fire With Hot Air

California Wildfires Put Pressure on Senate to Pass Bush’s Forest Plan The wildfires raging through Southern California are turning up the heat on senators to …

The Whole Shebang

Fix Whole Ecosystem, Not Bits and Pieces, Klamath Water Report Says Both environmentalists and farmers were vindicated by a report released yesterday by the National …

Kerry the Day

Kerry Bashes Bush on Environment and Outlines Eco-Plan Senator and presidential contender John Kerry (D-Mass.) came out swinging on the environment yesterday, urging the public …

Links and info on candidates, voting, and other election intrigue

  Register to Vote Meet the Candidates What the Polls Say Additional Resources Register to Vote Get off your duff and register to vote! Think …

A look at state and local races and rumblings around the U.S.

Click on the map to read about each region. All politics are local, as the saying goes — and so in this section of Grist’s …

Interviews with the 2004 Democratic presidential contenders

There are enough of them to field a baseball team or fill the Supreme Court bench. With nine candidates vying to win the Democratic nomination …

A special edition on elections and the environment

“Information is the currency of democracy,” said Thomas Jefferson, who, as the oft-cited father of democracy, presumably knew whereof he spoke. Alas, a couple of …

New Kid on the Block

Democrats Block Vote on Leavitt’s Nomination to EPA As expected, Senate Democrats blocked a committee vote yesterday on President Bush’s nominee to head the U.S. …

The Terminator

Schwarzenegger Suggests that He Might Shut Down California EPA California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) suggested yesterday that he might terminate the state’s environmental protection …