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Siberian mine disaster kills more than 100, rescuers search for survivors
20 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The world may be addicted to oil, but it’s coal that’s doing us in. An explosion at a Siberian coal mine on Monday killed 106 workers, and rescuers were still searching for a handful of missing people today. While 93 lucky bastards escaped with their lives, the accident — caused …

Bush administration reinterprets Endangered Species Act
20 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The Bush administration has quietly issued a new spin on the Endangered Species Act that would have the feds protect imperiled animals and plants only in places where they’re in trouble — not where they’re thriving or have already disappeared. A memo announcing the change was posted on the Interior …

Congress revisits issue of feds messing with climate science
20 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
You’ve seen this show before, but now it’s bigger, longer, and uncut: a heated hearing in Congress has exposed dark truths about federal interference with climate science. Brandishing more than 180 examples of doubt-injecting edits made to three climate reports, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform grilled some …

U.S. investors worth $4 trillion beg feds for climate action
20 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
For a long time now, the Bush administration has said it can’t possibly take action on climate change because it will harm the economy. Now the economy is all like, “Hurt me, baby, please.” Yet another business-oriented coalition — this one including investors who manage a combined $4 trillion — …

Outside magazine features Grist, Grist says, “Aw, shucks”
20 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The green issue of Outside hits newsstands today, and you’ll never guess who’s in it: us! Complete with pictures of our chainsaw-wielding prez, the article has the inside scoop on our wit and charm, our punny headline process, and why we’re a “gateway drug” (oh, we’re blushing — we think). …

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