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Supreme Court rules against Bush administration in global-warming case
2 Apr 2007 at 1:04pm
In a landmark Supreme Court case — the first ever on the issue of global warming — the court has ruled that carbon dioxide is a pollutant under the Clean Air Act and that the U.S. EPA should regulate it as such. Boo-yah! The ruling is the latest in a …

New climate report from IPCC will have bad news and worse news
2 Apr 2007 at 1:04pm
On Friday, a comprehensive new report will map the likely effects of global warming — and it ain’t pretty. The good news is, we can expect higher food production in northern, more affluent regions. Whee! Now the bad news: globally, we can expect increased poverty and starvation, drinking-water shortages, more …

David James Duncan — author, activist, and fly fisher — InterActivates
2 Apr 2007 at 1:04pm
David James Duncan nearly became the hippie leader of the low-income golf revolution — but found his calling as a writer and activist instead. This week, the river guardian and author of bestselling fly-fishing novel “The River Why” is Grist’s InterActivist. With trademark passion and wry humor, he opines on …

Bush renominates controversial industry folk to environmental positions
2 Apr 2007 at 1:04pm
President Bush is recycling — nominees, that is. To fill three top environmental jobs in his administration, Bush has re-suggested three folks with ties to polluting industries, all of whom were blocked by Congress the first time they were nominated. William Wehrum, temporary-seeking-permanent administrator for the EPA’s air office, has …

Judge tosses out Bush administration’s forest-management rules
2 Apr 2007 at 1:04pm
Heads-up to the Bush administration: You can’t always get what you want. (As always, the Rolling Stones know best.) On Friday, a federal judge tossed out the administration’s revised forest-management rules, issued in 2005, which allowed national forest managers to approve logging, mining, cell-phone towers, and other commercial projects without …

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