The top five environmental stories of the past year

As years go, 2005 … well, it could have been better. Amidst the war, torture, terrorism, and spying, environmental concerns did occasionally pop into public view. Alas, your bold switch to LED “holiday” lights didn’t get the widespread attention it deserved. Instead, the big green stories of the year involved hurricanes, climate change, Bush follies, and oh yeah, one or two good things. David Roberts makes a list and checks it twice, and invites you to make your own nominations.