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Nations squabble over who’s responsible for solving climate change
7 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Last week, more than 100 countries approved a report saying humans are causing climate change and it’s time to find solutions. Remember that show of harmony? Well, cherish the memory, because now some of those countries are rushing to explain why they can’t be the ones to find a fix. …

An interview with Salt Lake City mayor and green innovator Rocky Anderson
7 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
In a decidedly red state, Rocky Anderson is a decidedly green mayor — and a popular one at that. His innovations have turned Salt Lake City into a sustainable hub with thriving public transportation, businesses clamoring for energy efficiency, and one of the few governments that can claim they’re exceeding …

Protesters shut down public energy hearing at Thailand hotel
7 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
How many protesters does it take to stop a public hearing? About 200, if a fracas at Bangkok’s Siam City hotel is any indication. Thailand expects its power needs to more than double by 2021, and officials are scrambling to approve a plan for feeding the beast. Faced with the …

Umbra on fireplace inserts
7 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
When chestnuts roast on an open fire, is the coziness and ability to pursue home cookery worth the inefficiency? A concerned reader asks advice maven Umbra Fisk for her take on fireplace inserts. From pellet stoves to natural-gas flamethrowers, Umbra runs down the options. But the real answer, she says, …

Green group produces list of top 12 eco-friendly vehicles
7 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
American autos are drowning their sorrows in foreign oil after not making the 2007 Green Book list of the top 12 eco-friendly vehicles, released yesterday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Honda’s natural-gas-powered Civic GX (available only in California and New York) regained its top spot for the …

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