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New Hampshire towns send climate-change message to feds
15 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The votes are in, and the message is clear: New Hampshire is peeved about global warming. Nearly 90 towns approved a nonbinding resolution at their annual meetings this week telling the feds to act on climate change and harrumphing that presidential candidates should make it a priority in their campaigns. …

Natural-gas terminals canceled, pursued, and potentially dangerous
15 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
In a great victory for greens (we love saying that!), Chevron Corp. has announced that it will not build a $650 million liquefied-natural-gas terminal off of Mexico’s Coronado Islands, rewarding years of protests about the risks to marine life. But farther north, the seas aren’t so smooth. Even though Long …

Colorado’s inmates-as-farmworkers plan says plenty about our food culture
15 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Last summer, Colorado cracked down on illegal immigrants and the businesses that hire them, causing lots of folks to flee the state. But now that spring is rolling around, farmers are finding themselves out of luck when it comes to labor. Who will replace the poorly compensated immigrants who tended …

Automakers tell Congress why fuel-economy improvements won’t work
15 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Congress hosted a few more cranky white men yesterday, as the CEOs of Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota’s North American division appeared before a House subcommittee to explain why they couldn’t possibly raise fuel-economy standards. Joined by the head of the United Auto Workers, the churlish chiefs pointed to the …

Survey unearths international climate-change attitudes
15 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
A majority of South Koreans believe global warming is a critical threat. Same with Iranians. And Mexicans. And Israelis. But Americans — not so much, says a recent survey of more than 20,000 people in more than 15 countries. Granted, the U.S. could have been more ignorant: a solid 46 …

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