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Oil spill adds agitation to tri-state flooding
3 Jul 2007 at 1:07pm
A 42,000-gallon oil spill in Kansas is complicating state and federal response to flooding that has walloped that state, Oklahoma, and Texas. Weeks of rain have forced evacuations and caused at least 11 deaths. On Sunday, workers at a Coffeyville, Kan., oil refinery began evacuation procedures, but a malfunction sent …
Music festivals across the country aim to lessen their footprint
3 Jul 2007 at 8:07pm
Last year’s Bonnaroo music festival produced more than 1 million pounds of waste (and quite a population of wasted fans), but recycling, composting, and reuse efforts kept more than half of it from reaching a landfill. It’s part of an ongoing effort to address the footprint of the annual jam-band …
Top Schwarzenegger air-quality officials depart under protest
3 Jul 2007 at 1:07pm
If Arnold Schwarzenegger were a cobbler, his children would have no shoes. Or something like that. While the Governator has been busy spreading the climate gospel around the world, his air-quality agency is coming apart at the seams. Last week, Schwarzenegger fired Robert Sawyer, chair of the California Air Resources …
Readers write in about violent fires, violently bad puns, and more
3 Jul 2007 at 1:07pm
If there’s one thing Grist readers aren’t shy about, it’s letting us know what they think. And we love that! Especially when they tell us that our puns are over the top, our sympathies for fire-starters are misplaced, and our political analysis is part of the problem! Happily, at least …
Regional grocery chains seek “organic retailer” certification
3 Jul 2007 at 1:07pm
In some mainstream grocery stores, organic options are shunted to the side, put in a sort of “Food for Freaks” section where only the bravest shoppers dare to tread. But increasingly, regional chains are getting certified as “organic retailers” and even — gasp — shelving organic food next to other …

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