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12 Jun 2007 at 5:06pm
You know how two-thirds of the planet is covered in water? Funny thing: we still need to raise two-thirds of our fundraising goal, and today we’re featuring water-related prizes. See the connection there? See it? Ahem. To show just how grateful we are to those of you who donate, we …
EPA chief will decide whether to regulate greenhouse gases … next year
12 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Climatic evidence notwithstanding, U.S. EPA chief Stephen Johnson would like to assure you that snoozers are not losers. On Friday, Johnson told a House special committee on global warming that he’s going to put off making up his mind about whether vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions should be regulated by his agency …
Sweden hosts Chinese president, global environment ministers
12 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
What we learned today: while researching eco-news from Sweden, you might stumble upon some juicy tidbits. Like the fact that tennis player Björn Borg was severely bitten by a dog this weekend, or that the organizers of a future museum dedicated to ABBA have found a location in Stockholm! But …
Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” still large and in charge
12 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
As happens every spring, billions of pounds of nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural fertilizer have made their way down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico, invigorating massive algae blooms that suck up oxygen and create a massive “dead zone.” In 2001, a task force appointed by the U.S. …
North Carolina fines driver for not paying taxes on vegetable-oil fuel
12 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
A kerfuffle in North Carolina shows what might be in store for users of DIY fuel: the state fined a veggie-oil-burning driver $1,000 for not paying fuel taxes, told him to expect a $1,000 fine from the feds, and informed him that he’d have to post a $2,500 bond to …

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