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Articles by Russ Walker

Russ Walker is a former editor.

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  • Palin eschews facts and economics in blasting cap-and-trade bill

    The cap-and-trade climate and energy bill passed by the House last month is not a perfect piece of legislation. Critics on the right and left have leveled tough criticisms at it, questioning whether it will do much to accomplish its stated goal of cutting carbon emissions or if it will overburden average consumers with high […]

  • Peterson gets his way with climate and energy bill

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Tuesday surrendered to agriculture interests on a key provision in the massive climate and energy bill he introduced with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). Facing a defection from farm-state Democrats, reports that Waxman agreed to change the bill so that “the U.S. Department of Agriculture will oversee the [carbon] offset […]

  • Taking a bite out of the environment

    Phobias are powerful sh*t. Some people really hate bugs, for example. Even consider them torture. Why are these two Gristers smiling? Click here to find outGrist PhotoBut for me, bugs aren’t the worst. If I wind up in a secret detention center and get subjected to the ultimate third degree, here’s a little tip for […]

  • If it’s Yellowstone, leave it mellow-stone?

    After editing Grist’s recent three-part series on poop, it’s sort of hard to stop thinking about all the bodily waste flowing inexorably out humanity’s gut and into the streams, rivers and oceans of the world. Six billion people, relieving themselves several times a day, every day … well, you get the picture. Yellowstone National Park’s […]