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G8 participants report climate-agreement highs and lows
7 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
We can’t possibly do justice to the intricacies of this week’s G8 summit in this space. So brace for some injustice: German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the G8 to agree to cut greenhouse-gas emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. U.S. President George Bush doesn’t dig that plan, and …
Bird biologists are increasingly like hospice workers
7 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
The sorry state of many of the world’s bird species — like vultures in Southeast Asia and northern spotted owls in the Pacific Northwest — is turning wildlife biologists into virtual hospice workers: they come to know and care for their patients, but can do little to stop their decline. …
Bush administration limits reach of Clean Water Act
7 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
If you assumed the federal Clean Water Act should apply to all bodies of water in the U.S., well, you have made an ass out of u and me. The Bush administration unveiled guidelines this week that say only bodies of water large enough to float a commercial boat in …
Ruminations on food, class, and Carlo Petrini
7 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Last week, a rumble exploded on the streets of San Francisco between a group of farmers and an aging Italian man. The reason? In his latest book, Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini had accused the city’s Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market of elitism. And the farmers, meeting him on his U.S. …
Big Auto pleads for smaller gains in fuel efficiency
7 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
The heads of Ford, GM, and Chrysler returned to Washington, D.C., yesterday to try to convince Congress not to hike fuel economy standards. Next week, the Senate will consider a proposal to raise average fleet-wide mileage to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 from the current 25; several bills have …

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