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A special series on God & the Environment
5 Oct 2006 at 4:10pm
A surge of ecological concern among evangelical Christians could invigorate the fight against climate change, and even the environmental movement as a whole. Renowned journalist Bill Moyers investigates this trend in the PBS special “Is God Green?”, which airs on Oct. 11; watch an exclusive preview on the Grist website. …

Northeast U.S. may feel like South if climate continues changing, says study
5 Oct 2006 at 4:10pm
The days of mild summers in the Northeastern U.S. may be numbered, says a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists. If global greenhouse-gas emissions were reduced by 3 percent each year, the average temperature in the nine Northeast states would still likely rise between 3.5 and 6.5 degrees Fahrenheit …

FBI raids companies linked to E. coli-tainted spinach
5 Oct 2006 at 4:10pm
Federal agents raided two produce plants in Salinas Valley, Calif., yesterday, as part of a criminal investigation into whether they violated food-safety and environmental laws in distributing E. coli-tainted spinach. The FBI and the Food and Drug Administration executed search warrants for the plants operated by Natural Selection Foods and …

Extreme drought will spread widely over coming century, report predicts
5 Oct 2006 at 4:10pm
Millions of lives will be endangered by droughts affecting half of the planet’s land surface by 2100, top British climate scientists predict in a study to be published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology. And on nearly a third of the land surface, that drought could be extreme, rendering agriculture virtually …

Triple-bottom-line strategy working for small biz
5 Oct 2006 at 4:10pm
Small, local businesses are increasingly embracing social responsibility and promoting environmental health — and making a profit in the process. “When people come to me, I’m their first choice, a locally owned business that can produce at value,” says Guy Bazzani, whose small Michigan firm restores old buildings using green …

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