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Activists say environmental issues helped push green candidates through tough…
10 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
Did green issues help tip critical races toward the more eco-friendly candidate? Environmental leaders in D.C. say yes, pointing to victories for Montana’s new senator-elect, Jon Tester (D), at left, as well as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and California rep-to-be Jerry McNerney. Other election watchers aren’t convinced that eco-issues …

Congressional Democrats’ energy priorities are a mixed bag
10 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
Not so fast with the celebrating. The soon-to-be head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. John Dingell (D), has declared no interest in raising U.S. fuel-efficiency standards — he’s from Michigan, natch — and he’s a nuclear-power booster. The Dems’ rise could also lead to more offshore drilling; …

President Bush promotes energy independence, snuggles up to Democrats
10 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
Word is President Bush will unveil an “energy independence” initiative to support ethanol and other biofuels — and to show the world that he’s, you know, down with the progressive agenda. (Which would be a lot more convincing if major ethanol investors didn’t include oil giants like BP and Royal …

Eric Ritz, youth-activism promoter, answers readers’ questions
10 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
When youth-activism group Global Inheritance distributed goodies to L.A. Metro riders, the scene was like a rerun of “The Real World”, says Eric Ritz, with folks of every flavor from hipster to blue-collar taking part. Many who had never taken the subway before even ‘fessed up to enjoying it! And …

U.N. study illuminates deadly global water and sanitation situation
10 Nov 2006 at 11:11am
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice — but it’s more likely to be lack of access to clean water that does us in. A U.N. report says dirty water is the second-leading cause of death among children around the world, causing 1.8 million wee …

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