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The Ying and Yang of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Position on Climate Change
July 21, 2008 11:55 AM -

Less than a week after releasing its response to the April 2007 Supreme Court ruling that the EPA should take action to assess the risk of greenhouse gas emissions and regulate those emissions unless there is a good scientific reason for not doing so, the EPA issued a report entitled Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems.

Opinion: U.S. Environmentalists Finally Have a Leader
July 18, 2008 07:53 AM -

On Thursday, politician-turned-activist Al Gore called for the United States to rely 100 percent on zero-carbon sources of electricity by 2018. Regardless of the logistical practicality of the goal or of the existence of political will to achieve this target in a single decade, Gore's statements made it clear: the U.S. environmental movement finally has a leader.

The (Annotated) Gore Climate Speech
July 17, 2008 01:16 PM - NYT Dot Earth

Former Vice President Al Gore is delivering a speech laying out his new approach to the entwined challenges of limiting risks from global warming while providing sufficient energy to sustain economic vigor in the United States and around the world. The prepared text is below. Some Democrats in Congress weren’t thrilled with the timing, according to TheHill.com, given the focus now on high oil prices.

The (Annotated) Gore Climate Speech
July 17, 2008 01:16 PM - NYT Dot Earth

Former Vice President Al Gore is delivering a speech laying out his new approach to the entwined challenges of limiting risks from global warming while providing sufficient energy to sustain economic vigor in the United States and around the world. The prepared text is below. Some Democrats in Congress weren’t thrilled with the timing, according to TheHill.com, given the focus now on high oil prices.

More offshore oil drilling? Not so fast.
July 15, 2008 09:42 AM - David McGrath, Chicago Tribune

I live on Dauphin Island, 3 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Alabama. As I read the political positioning by the president and presidential candidates on whether to rescind restrictions on offshore oil drilling as a solution to soaring gas prices, I can only shake my head while gaping at the brightly lit crown of oil and natural gas rigs that surround my community.

More offshore oil drilling? Not so fast.
July 15, 2008 09:42 AM - David McGrath, Chicago Tribune

I live on Dauphin Island, 3 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Alabama. As I read the political positioning by the president and presidential candidates on whether to rescind restrictions on offshore oil drilling as a solution to soaring gas prices, I can only shake my head while gaping at the brightly lit crown of oil and natural gas rigs that surround my community.

Q&A: Open archives — the alternative to open access
July 15, 2008 09:07 AM -

Padmanabhan Balaram, director of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India and editor of India's leading science journal, Current Science, tells K. S. Jayaraman why he favours 'open archives' as the way forward for scientific publishing.

let’s go green - all under one green roof
July 11, 2008 11:08 AM -

What I like about online shop, Let’s Go Green is the fact that you can garner a lot of green for your home with one quick visit. You’ll find quality items for your kitchen, bath, office and garden — all reasonably priced.

let’s go green - all under one green roof
July 11, 2008 11:08 AM -

What I like about online shop, Let’s Go Green is the fact that you can garner a lot of green for your home with one quick visit. You’ll find quality items for your kitchen, bath, office and garden — all reasonably priced.

How to Make E-waste Processing Easier in the US
July 10, 2008 10:15 AM -

Imagine you have a TV that is no longer seeing service in your home. Or a computer. Or a monitor. You know that tossing it in the garbage is a big no no. Where do you take it? More than likely, if you're in the US, to Goodwill. Or if you're really progressive, you make a little money by going through Second Rotation or Tech Forward. A fine step forward, for sure. But what happens to donations to your local Goodwill?

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