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Next year is gonna totally be the best ever — but only with your help
1 Dec 2006 at 11:12am
Now that December’s here, it’s time to think about … January! We’re already planning our “New Year’s Solutions” coverage for 2007: realistic and revealing reports about climate solutions and sustainable successes. But we can’t get it done without your help. Your, you know, financial help. Please send some glad green …

Taking the reins, Democrats plan oversight hearings on environmental issues
1 Dec 2006 at 11:12am
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) is gearing up to hold oversight hearings on the Bush administration’s energy and environmental policies, he told Muckraker. As incoming chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he’s looking forward to holding the admin accountable for its record on issues like Superfund cleanups, clean-air protections, …

E.U. politicians agree to disagree on chemical-regulations law
1 Dec 2006 at 11:12am
Late last night, over croissants and Grolsch, E.U. member states and the European Parliament reached a deal on a controversial rule regulating 30,000 chemicals produced in or imported to Europe. The Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals directive, known as REACH, has caused strain between governments, industry, and green groups …

Global warming makes skiing World Cup circuit hit the skids
1 Dec 2006 at 11:12am
Global warming is wreaking mountains of havoc on skiing’s World Cup circuit, with stops canceled due to weirdly warm temps at European resorts. Cross-country teams are all training in one place in Italy, unable to find snow elsewhere in central Europe; the only cross-country race held so far this year, …

Sam Pratt, activist featured in “Two Square Miles”, answers readers’ questions
1 Dec 2006 at 11:12am
How to light a fire under your community when you’re equal parts timid and pissed-off? Sam Pratt, a community organizer appearing in the PBS documentary “Two Square Miles”, can draw from plenty of experience to advise Grist readers. As InterActivist this week, Pratt organizes his thoughts and waxes eloquent about …

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