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NOAA scientists unveil online emissions-tracking tool
23 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The U.S. might not be ready to cut its carbon emissions, but it’s ready to measure them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled a nifty new online tool that tracks carbon dioxide levels around the world. And guess what it’s called? CarbonTracker. We’re in love! “This is a …

An interview with Rep. Ed Markey about the politics of climate change
23 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
What does climate change have to do with “Citizen Kane”, and how are coal companies like St. Augustine? Find out as Grist talks with Rep. Ed Markey, chair of the brand-spankin’ new House Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. From his high-profile post, the staunch liberal and longtime environmental …

Yellowstone-area grizzly bears lose Endangered Species Act protection
23 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The U.S. Interior Department will remove Yellowstone-area grizzlies from Endangered Species Act protection, putting management of bears that live outside the park in the hands of state officials in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. And by “management,” of course, we mean killin’. The region’s bear count has swelled from under 200 …

Karen Bowman, environmental-health nurse, answers readers’ questions
23 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Karen Bowman has accomplished her goal: by using her InterActivist platform to rave about the joys of being an occupational- and environmental-health nurse, she piqued the interest of a reader interested in following that line of work. Today, Bowman gives the scoop on OEH nursing, as well as answering reader …

Google gives out bikes to 2,000 employees across the pond
23 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
We have a vague recollection that there was life before Google, but it must have been a sad, empty sort of life. Anyone recall? While you’re casting your memory back there, lord, we’ll update you on the latest from the altruistic search engine: they’re giving free bikes (and helmets) to …

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