Senate committee considers mining reform, not all that into it

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing yesterday on mining reform, indicating unwillingness to overhaul 136-year-old U.S. mining policy anywhere near as much as would a House of Representatives bill passed this …

Climate change in last night's GOP debate

McCain’s doubletalk express on global warming

If you think Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a straight-talking, courageous politician on the issue of global warming, watch this jaw-dropping clip from last night's Republican presidential debate: The transcript is online, so we can …

Groups sue for protections of giant lily-scented worm

Green groups have followed through on their pledge to sue the federal government to gain protections for everyone’s favorite three-foot-long, deep-burrowing, prone-to-spit, pinkish-white, lily-scented endangered species: the Palouse earthworm.

Schwarzenegger's response

Details on the EPA chief overruling his staff on California tailpipe emissions

We have known for weeks that the EPA administrator overruled his staff when announced late last year that the EPA was denying California's application to regulate vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions. Now we have the details of …

John McCain: Patsy of the Democratic Left?

Even Republicans will have to acknowledge global warming in the presidential race

In a report for "The Campaign Spot" on the National Review, Jim Geraghty gently broke the bad news to conservatives that yes, global warming will be an issue in the 2008 campaign, and the Republican …

We don't need no thought control

Schools should be talking about climate change solutions

At some point in the 1980s or 1990s, environmental issues became hopelessly and depressingly politicized. By "politicized," I mean it stopped being acceptable to talk about environmental issues in, for instance, a high-school setting, in …

Words of wisdom from the CAFE champ

How we can make progress with climate change mitigation

There's a great deal of buzz in D.C. right now over the prospects of the Lieberman-Warner climate bill. A major environmental group (Environmental Defense) is running radio spots urging congressional passage this year, while a …

Memo to candidates

Green-collar jobs mean standing up for people and the planet

For those of us who are a part of the movement for "green-collar jobs," last Sunday's Democratic presidential debate was a real watershed moment. Van Jones. Clinton, Edwards, and Obama were in the debate of …

Bono knows how to use the cameras

He answers the Davos question: “What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?”