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Third IPCC report says world can afford climate solutions
4 May 2007 at 12:05pm
The third installment of the IPCC climate assessment is out, and the news is bad-good: it’s going to take a lot of work to combat climate change, but it won’t cost as much as many leaders have been claiming. The 120-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says greenhouse gases, which …

Nine things you should know about musician Andrew Bird
4 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Up-and-coming singer/songwriter (and whistler!) Andrew Bird is starting to hit the big time. And he was relieved at first, he says, to be doing well enough to afford a bus. But thinking about the disposable nature of life on the road got him rather depressed, so Bird decided to partner …

Bush administration wants to drill here, there, and everywhere
4 May 2007 at 12:05pm
This week, the Interior Department announced a five-year plan that would open 48 million acres of ocean to oil and gas leases off the shores of Alaska and Virginia and in the Gulf of Mexico. Alaska’s Bristol Bay is ready to be defiled, as President Bush yanked a drilling ban …

Ann Bancroft, pioneering polar explorer, answers readers’ questions
4 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Ann Bancroft’s adventures and her desire to educate students about global warming make her “one bad-ass woman,” according to an admiring Grist reader. Bancroft, who has spent a good portion of her life trekking across snowy expanses at the ends of the world, took on the, um, equally difficult challenge …

Anti-dam activists target billionaire Warren Buffett
4 May 2007 at 12:05pm
This weekend, activists are descending on Omaha, Neb., to push for removal of four Western dams they say are killing salmon and causing a health risk to humans. Their target: skillionaire Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway holding company owns PacifiCorp, the utility that owns the Klamath River dams. In addition …

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