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Bush State of the Union address offers tepid energy initiatives

24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Today we have the high privilege and distinct honor of blurbing the State of the Union address. It was largely a muted, desultory affair, reflecting the fact that President Bush is trapped in a foreign quagmire, his Republican congressional bootlickers are abandoning him, and the public loathes him more than ...

Report encourages investment in safe, clean geothermal energy

24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

If the U.S. is going to insist on looking for energy underground, there's a better option than drilling for oil, researchers say: generating steamy geothermal electricity by circulating water down into hot rocks below the earth's surface and back up into power plants. An MIT study commissioned by the U.S. ...

Umbra on burning yard waste

24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

In recent weeks, advice maven Umbra Fisk has written about burning trash in your backyard and what to burn in your woodstove. So do her rules apply to ... burning yard waste too? And if you break those rules, will you land in the clink? A reader overrun with honeysuckle ...

This year, World Economic Forum can't avoid climate change

24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Every year, some 2,000 business and political leaders descend on snowy Davos, Switzerland, for an unrivaled meeting of minds and money. As the five-day World Economic Forum kicks off today, attendees will tackle an issue of great concern: how to get Bono's autograph. Also, some of them will address climate ...

Controversial natural-gas terminal in Long Beach, Calif., gets the boot

24 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Friends, we are gathered here today to wo0t the death of a planned liquefied-natural-gas terminal in Long Beach, Calif. Citing a city attorney's conclusion that the environmental review of the project "is and in all likelihood will remain legally inadequate," Long Beach officials yesterday unanimously voted to pull the plug. ...

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