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President Bush visits North Carolina lab, burbles about alternative fuels
23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Tired of explaining why other countries are pulling troops out of Iraq, President Bush switchgrassed to a favorite topic yesterday: alternative energy. A photo op at a North Carolina research facility saw the Commander in Chief don a lab coat, squint thoughtfully at a jar o’ science, and proclaim, “Fission …

A journey on China’s controversial new train to Tibet
23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Ask Chinese officials, and they’ll tell you that the new Qinghai-Tibet train — which traverses the world’s highest-elevation track — is a marvel of environmental engineering, a pleasure trip for the burgeoning middle class, a super way to see the sights. Ask concerned observers in Tibet and elsewhere, and they’ll …

Demand for air conditioning in developing countries hurts ozone
23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Remember when Britney had just broken up with K-Fed, and she seemed happy and healthy and getting her life back on track, and then things … took a turn for the worse? Let us draw a slightly strained analogy to the ozone layer. As ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons were banned in Europe …

David Feld, director of GeesePeace, answers readers’ questions
23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Setting out to remove a flock of birds from your community? Don’t go about it all loosey-goosey, says this week’s InterActivist: the nonprofit GeesePeace has all the resources and protocols you’ll need to humanely send ’em flying. In response to reader questions, GeesePeace Director David Feld covers poisonous poop and …

New report ranks U.S. cities on environmental and social realities
23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
A new report ranks 72 U.S. cities on their greenness — but we’re not talking just parks and bike paths. The Urban Environment Report, put out by the Washington, D.C.-based Earth Day Network, includes a “vulnerable population index” that takes into account the segment of a city’s population that is …

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