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Grist special series on George W. Bush's environmental legacy

After eight years, the whole world is ready to be rid of him. But the damage George W. Bush did to the environment will be around long after he goes back to clearing brush in Crawford. What exactly did he …

Politics

Gore's inaugural ball was star-studded (even without Obama)

On Monday night, I got to check out this week's premier environmental event, Al Gore's Green Inaugural Ball, held at the National Portrait Gallery. The food and décor were eco-friendly, though one couldn't tell by looking, as recycled-fiber carpet looks …

Politics

Eight more environmental Bushisms

George W. Bush is, by far, the greatest mistake ever made by the American people -- or was that by Gore for running such an inadequate campaign, or by Ralph Nader for running at all or at least by one …

Politics

An open letter to President Obama on how to make the climate challenge real and urgent to Americans

Dear President Obama, James and Anniek Hansen urge you to pay attention to the particulars of your administration's climate policy as a first order of business. The devil's in the details, the Hansens argue, and the broad language with which …

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The four global warming impact studies Bush tried to bury in his final days

NOTE TO U.S. MEDIA: Please don't fall for the Bush administration's final climate trick -- don't ignore these important studies. ----- Normally, when an administration wants to bury bad news -- such as a government report it doesn't like -- …

Politics

Wherein life teaches a journalist a lesson

I'll write something on the larger themes and context soon, but for now, I'm exhausted, my feet hurt, my back hurts, and all I've got in me is an account of my own experience, which turned out to be not …

Business & Technology

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Parsing Section 451 of the House stimulus package

Here are some thoughts on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act recently unveiled by House leaders -- specifically, the appropriation of Section 451 (aka "Subtitle E") from the 2007 Energy Bill. For obvious reasons, we've been following this bill very …

Business & Technology

How the cap-and-trade blueprint fits into domestic and international climate action

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the U.S. Climate Action Partnership and its new blueprint for a cap on global warming pollution. Last week, the diverse group of environmental nonprofits and leading companies from every sector of the …