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Castro breaks editorial silence to berate U.S. over biofuels policy
29 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Say you’re a legendary communist leader sidelined by a secret illness. You’re eager to break your months-long silence with an editorial, and you’re looking for just the right topic. Do you choose … your prognosis? Your island nation’s health? Heck no. If you’re Fidel Castro, you choose the U.S. infatuation …

John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry talk with Grist about their new book
29 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The environment brought them together. And now, together, they’ve brought out a book on the environment. (No flip-flop jokes, please!) John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, who met at an Earth Day rally and started getting chummy at the Rio Earth Summit, have just released “This Moment on Earth”, in …

Rise in sea level could affect one in 10 people worldwide
29 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
If you currently live in Colorado, Nebraska, or South Dakota, you can stop reading this story now. But if you are one of the 634 million people worldwide living in a coastal zone, be advised: you may be in deep trouble. New research using population models and NASA satellite data …

Now’s the time to discover the pleasures of growing your own food
29 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Springtime means an explosion of activity on farms. But you don’t have to wait for harvest time to reap the benefits — you can plant seeds of change in your own corner of the world with a home vegetable garden, a community garden, or even just windowsill pots. Farmer and …

House hearing addresses missing oil and gas royalties
29 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The steamiest soap opera in D.C. continues this week with a House hearing on $1 billion in uncollected oil and gas royalties. A cast of star-crossed witnesses testified to the Natural Resources Committee about the forbidden love between the Minerals Management Service and Big Oil. Handsome leading man Bobby Maxwell, …

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