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Powerful House Dem tells Grist he’s not convinced climate change is a serious…
20 Dec 2006 at 2:12pm
Rep. John Dingell could determine the fate of climate policy in the upcoming 110th Congress — and yet the powerful Michigan Democrat, who will head the House Energy and Commerce Committee, isn’t convinced that the scientific consensus on climate change is on the mark, nor is he yet impressed by …

Boston will require new large buildings to meet green building standards
20 Dec 2006 at 2:12pm
Hooray, Boston: The city is soon expected to require that all new construction projects of 50,000 square feet or more meet green building standards. Projects will be required to follow at least 26 of about 70 suggestions for green design and construction, similar to the U.S. Green Building Council’s minimum …

A chat with Joel Hunter, evangelical pastor and not head of Christian Coalition
20 Dec 2006 at 2:12pm
Last month, just days before he was to assume a new role as head of the Christian Coalition of America, Joel Hunter abruptly stepped down. The coalition’s board, he said, was not ready to accept his attempts to broaden the group’s agenda to include issues like global warming, poverty, and …

Coast Guard will cease target practice at Great Lakes
20 Dec 2006 at 2:12pm
In a win for lovers of safety and the environment, the U.S. Coast Guard has withdrawn a plan to conduct machine-gun firing practice in the Great Lakes. After much complaining from boaters, Canadians, congressfolk, local mayors, and other sane people opposed to toxic lead bullets flying amok, a regional Coast …

Umbra on eco-choices
20 Dec 2006 at 2:12pm
A few weeks ago, advice maven Umbra Fisk tackled a question from a sushi-eater, advising him to research what he chews. Today an outraged fish fan tackles her in response, saying the only answer for concerned environmentalists is to Eat No Fish. But is it that simple? Our seasoned columnist …

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