Published on September 17th, 2003 | by

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A Nice Piece of Tailpipe Thanks to Grist magazine for the clever title and the link to this USA Today story on the next generation of clean cars. The private sector clearly has the potential for amazing innovations, so why do so many “conservatives” argue that achievements like these are improbable (if not impossible)? read more

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Turner on the WTO Grist Magazine has archived all of Tom Turner’s dispatches from the WTO meetings in Cancun. As the talks have ultimately broken down, Turner’s columns paint a vivid picture of the problems from the outset. Of course, these problems won’t go away with the end of the conference — we’ll see what […] read more

Published on September 10th, 2003 | by

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Cancun Dispatch #2 More on the WTO meeting. Personally, I don’t care much for Cancun, at least what I’ve seen of it, as it conformed to Turner’s description of “Scores of huge, vulgar, garish hotels…” Sorry I missed the other side. ENN News Story – Cancun Dispatch No. 2 read more

Published on September 5th, 2003 | by

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Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress & a Civilization in Trouble Lester Brown’s newest book, Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress & a Civilization in Trouble is now available online, free of charge. I read his Eco-Economy this summer, and after reading the preface to Plan B, I have no doubts this will […] read more

Published on September 4th, 2003 | by

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Dirty Secrets Read this article in the new Mother Jones yesterday, and discovered that even with Dubya & co., ignorance is bliss. Thought their environmental record was merely horrific… turns out the evil spreads at will without our knowledge — any of our knowledge. Vote early, vote often — this clown and his merry band […] read more

Published on September 4th, 2003 | by

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Thoughts on My Ishmael Finished the third book in Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael series, My Ishmael, this weekend, and literally found myself speechless at certain points. Quinn’s (or should I say Ishmael’s) arguments for “New Tribalism” are among the most provocative ideas I’ve seen in any of this series, and that’s certainly saying something. As a […] read more

Published on September 4th, 2003 | by

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“The most trusted man in America” changes his tune Thanks, Doug, for passing along the great news that Walter Cronkite has withdrawn his opposition to a wind farm in Nantucket Sound. Now, if he can just get some of his fellow NIMBYists to join him (i.e. David McCullough, certain Kennedys)… Still, good to see that […] read more

Published on August 24th, 2003 | by

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Bush’s Pollution Charter So much for Dubya’s recent attempts at appearing environmentally friendly. As this article from London’s Guardian notes, “Critics of draft regulations due to be unveiled by the US environmental protection agency next week say they amount to a death knell for the Clean Air Act, the centrepiece of US regulation.” Apparently, campaign […] read more

Published on August 16th, 2003 | by

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The Bush Record on the Environment Here we go again… Dubya’s now trying to portray himself as an environmentalist. In his radio address today (audio link), he touted his “Healthy Forests” initiatives, and other campaign visits this week highlighted the adminstration’s “progress” on environmental issues. For the straight scoop, visit NRDC’s “The Bush Record on […] read more

Published on August 13th, 2003 | by

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Canada earmarks C$1 billion in climate change funds Once again, Canada demonstrates it’s moving into the 21st century while we in the US of A are still fighting to remain in the 19th. According to this Reuters story, our friends north of the border are putting their money where their mouth is, and as a […] read more