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Supreme Court sides with developers on Endangered Species Act case
26 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Like a tormented parent with two kids in a spelling bee, environmentalists watched in horror this week as the U.S. Supreme Court judged the relative heft of two federal eco-laws. The case in question pitted green groups against the National Association of Home Builders. At issue was whether the U.S. …
With one day left in office, Blair chats climate with Schwarzenegger
26 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
If you’d asked Tony Blair a decade ago which foreign official would be the last he met with while in office, chances are he wouldn’t have put his pounds on Arnold Schwarzenegger. But that’s exactly who filled the slot today. Blair, who steps down tomorrow, met with the Governator at …
A New Orleans transplant traces the source of his tap water
26 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Bravery is defined in many ways. In New Orleans these days, it may be as simple as drinking water from the tap. Writer Wayne Curtis, who moved to the Big Easy a few months back, is learning all about his new home — including where his water comes from, how …
Galveston, Texas, expected to approve history-defying development plans
26 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
The city of Galveston perches precariously on a Texas barrier island; some 8,000 people were killed there by a hurricane in 1900. But hindsight shmindsight! Officials are set to OK construction of over 1,000 acres of hotels and homes, the largest development in city history. Geologists hired to study the …
Central Nebraska town wins greenest city in America contest
26 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
We say “greenest city in America,” and you say — Portland? Seattle? Savannah? Try Hastings, Nebraska. The town of 25,000 beat out some 350 other cities to win a contest sponsored by Yahoo! as part of the portal’s “Be a Better Planet” initiative. Yes, we’re pretty sure we just got …

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