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Articles by Christina Larson

Christina Larson is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. Her reporting has brought her throughout China, as well Southeast Asia, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, and Yale Environment 360 among other publications.

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  • Dem wins good news for ethanol industry

    Not all investors, CEOs, and lobbyists were sad to see the GOP lose on Tuesday. From Bloomberg:

    Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co. and VeraSun Energy Corp., the two biggest U.S. ethanol producers, soared on speculation that Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives will boost demand ...

    "A Democrat-led House is likely to amount to a political net plus for the ethanol industry," Stanford Group Co. analyst Mark McMinimy wrote today in a report to clients. "The political climate for ethanol in the Congress will shift from an environment that was already favorable to one that is promising for ethanol-friendly legislation over the coming two years."

  • Recount city

    The Webb v. Allen Senate race in Virginia, a nailbiter all night -- with Democrat Jim Webb drawing a tiny lead over Republican George Allen as the last precincts were counted -- looks to be headed for a recount. Which party controls the Senate will likely hinge upon the race's outcome, and we might not know a final answer for another month. Joy.

  • Endangered Rep. tones down committee website

    It seems Richard Pombo has decided that using the House Resources Committee website as a dumping ground for anti-environmental talking points may be something of a liability. Or maybe he just thought the new techno design was nifty. You can still read about ANWR and the future of American energy, but some of the more propaganda-ish pages have come down.

    I don't know if endangered species can truly "adapt" when their habitats are threatened, but they may try to shed skin.

  • Not green

    Virginia's George Allen, better known for other offenses, also has Senate's worst lifetime voting record (PDF) on green affairs, as measured by the League of Conservation Voters. Watch out for that tree.