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Beached British cargo ship leaks oil, shipping containers, motorcycles
22 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
A damaged British cargo ship beached off the country’s coast is leaking oil, losing containers full of toxic materials, and threatening a World Heritage Site. On a happier note, it’s provided a beachcombing bonanza, with items including BMW motorcycles, exhaust system parts, and wine barrels washing ashore. Boggled bobbies are …

Eric Brody of outdoor-apparel company Nau InterActivates
22 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
And if not Eric Brody, who? Fledgling outdoor-apparel company Nau, of which Brody is the sustainability manager, is keeping with the times — focusing on incorporating green practices, from manufacturing to shipping to the sales floor. As InterActivist this week, the multifaceted Brody chats about bottom-up change, industry hypocrisy, and …

Massachusetts to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative after all
22 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), reversing a decision by predecessor Mitt Romney (R), has announced that his state will join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a now eight-state pact that seeks to cut Northeast emissions beginning in 2009. “We want everyone to know that Massachusetts will not stand on the …

Umbra on planting trees
22 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Consumption seems so easy these days. All you have to do to ease your mind when you buy something big and useless is plant a tree. Or, better yet, pay a little extra to have someone else plant a tree for you. Right? Helps fight climate change, and your guilt …

World braces for much-anticipated international climate report
22 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Tired of guessing what President Bush will say tomorrow, some have moved on to guessing what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will say Feb. 2. Thanks to leaks from the ranks of more than 2,500 scientists and officials involved in the multi-year creation and review of the group’s fourth …

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