Species going extinct. Warming temperatures. Environmental skeptics on the rise. An all-oil team in the White House. Yep, we at Grist sure do have fun writing about the despoiling of Mama Earth. But even Grist staffers need to take time out once in a while. We’ll be on vacation for the last two weeks of the year 2001. We know you’ll miss your daily fix of green news, but fret not — we’ll be back at work on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in better humor than ever. Thanks for all your support this past year!