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Links related to “Power Shift,” a special edition of Grist

Looking for more info on global climate change? Look no farther. The links below can help you find what you need. General Climate Change Information The Smithsonian Institution offers one of the slickest websites around when it comes to climate change (after Grist’s, of course). This online exhibition on global warming, developed in partnership with Environmental Defense, includes dramatic visual examples of climate change in action and statistics that will shock you, plus games to learn more about global warming and suggestions to reduce your own energy consumption. Climate Change Solutions, a project of the Pembina Institute, provides resources in …

Kristin Casper, Greenpeace Clean Energy Now!

Kristin Casper is a campaigner for Greenpeace Clean Energy Now!. She works with schools, cities, and the state of California to invest in clean energy and protect the climate and future generations from global warming. Monday, 29 Jul 2002 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif I like Monday mornings. As a Clean Energy Now! campaigner for Greenpeace, I spend most of my weekends recruiting new volunteers, getting people to sign postcards, or even powering concerts with our solar/bio-diesel truck, The Rolling Sunlight. The truck has a solar array powerful enough to provide juice for three energy-efficient homes for an entire day. Compared to …

Look for the Onion Label?

It’s not quite like a pie in the face or mashed potatoes on the cafeteria ceiling, but Oregonians can still expect a food fight come November. The state seems poised to be the first in the nation to vote on a labeling law for genetically modified foods, now that the backers of the initiative, Oregon Concerned Citizens for Safe Foods, have turned in enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot. If the measure is approved by voters, few food growers and makers would be left unaffected. The group says the initiative is a consumer-rights measure. Opponents, including the …

And other words from readers

  Re: Alternative Energy Crisis Dear Editor: The author takes the position that the Bush Energy Plan is solely focused on “Big Oil” and “King Coal,” particularly with respect to tax breaks lavished on various forms of energy. Here are the facts: Value of the tax incentives for oil and gas proposed in the Bush Energy Plan: $0 Value of the tax incentives for renewable and alternative energy in the Bush Energy Plan: $5.3 billion Value of having an administration with an Energy Plan: Priceless.   David Garman Assistant Secretary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Washington, …

Read the letter sent by 11 state attorneys general

On July 17, 2002, 11 state attorneys general (all of them Democrats) sent the following letter to President Bush, criticizing him for failing to impose strong federal measures to limit emissions of greenhouse gases and control global warming. (You may also download a PDF copy of the letter by clicking here.) The Honorable George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: Climate Change Dear President Bush: Climate change presents the most pressing environmental challenge of the 21st century. We applaud the efforts of your Administration in the release this May of a formal, comprehensive report …

Down the Hatch

With the Senate poised to vote as early as today on a proposed nuclear waste disposal site at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, two wavering lawmakers have agreed to support the site in exchange for a favor in their own state. Republican Sens. Robert Bennett and Orrin Hatch, both of Utah, met yesterday with Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, who promised to oppose a private nuclear dump on a Native American reservation in Utah in exchange for the senators’ support of the Yucca Mountain repository. “Faced with the choice of having [the waste] come through Utah or to Utah — and in much …

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