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Grist looks at the top news stories of 2006, wings it for 2007

2 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm

Welcome to your new year! Before we rush into this great unknown annus, let's pause to reflect on the wonders of 2006. Remember when George W. Bush proclaimed that the U.S. was "addicted to oil"? Yep, that was just 12 months ago, and it was a confession that kicked off ...

U.S. proposes listing polar bears under Endangered Species Act

2 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm

Maybe they saw one too many cute Coke ads, or maybe it was the court-imposed deadline. All we know is last week officials at the U.S. Interior Department proposed listing polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, in response to a suit filed in 2005 by three green ...

Loss of wayward ice shelf linked to climate change, scientists say

2 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm

You know that part in "Back to the Future" where Michael J. Fox is holding his family photo, and the people in it are disappearing? And he feels faint, because he knows he's next? That happened in a Canadian lab recently, only a lot more slowly -- and without "Earth ...

An interview with eco-celeb Ed Begley Jr.

2 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm

Some will forever picture him as the handsome young doctor on "St. Elsewhere". For others, he made his mark more recently as an alopecic real-estate tycoon on "Arrested Development" and a doomed dean on "Veronica Mars". But Ed Begley Jr.'s latest role? Himself. To be more specific, his green-leaning, solar-crazed, ...

How the energy industry spent its holiday vacation

2 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm

While you were whooping over your Wii, the energy industry exulted in a few holiday gifts of its own. Just before Christmas, a federal appeals court gave ExxonMobil a $2.5 billion break, slashing in half the $5 billion in damages that had been awarded to thousands of Alaskans affected by ...

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