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Bush State of the Union address offers tepid energy initiatives
24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Today we have the high privilege and distinct honor of blurbing the State of the Union address. It was largely a muted, desultory affair, reflecting the fact that President Bush is trapped in a foreign quagmire, his Republican congressional bootlickers are abandoning him, and the public loathes him more than …

Report encourages investment in safe, clean geothermal energy
24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
If the U.S. is going to insist on looking for energy underground, there’s a better option than drilling for oil, researchers say: generating steamy geothermal electricity by circulating water down into hot rocks below the earth’s surface and back up into power plants. An MIT study commissioned by the U.S. …

Umbra on burning yard waste
24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
In recent weeks, advice maven Umbra Fisk has written about burning trash in your backyard and what to burn in your woodstove. So do her rules apply to … burning yard waste too? And if you break those rules, will you land in the clink? A reader overrun with honeysuckle …

This year, World Economic Forum can’t avoid climate change
24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Every year, some 2,000 business and political leaders descend on snowy Davos, Switzerland, for an unrivaled meeting of minds and money. As the five-day World Economic Forum kicks off today, attendees will tackle an issue of great concern: how to get Bono’s autograph. Also, some of them will address climate …

Controversial natural-gas terminal in Long Beach, Calif., gets the boot
24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Friends, we are gathered here today to wo0t the death of a planned liquefied-natural-gas terminal in Long Beach, Calif. Citing a city attorney’s conclusion that the environmental review of the project “is and in all likelihood will remain legally inadequate,” Long Beach officials yesterday unanimously voted to pull the plug. …

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