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Thomas Schueneman

President Bush visits North Carolina lab, burbles about alternative fuels

23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Tired of explaining why other countries are pulling troops out of Iraq, President Bush switchgrassed to a favorite topic yesterday: alternative energy. A photo op at a North Carolina research facility saw the Commander in Chief don a lab coat, squint thoughtfully at a jar o' science, and proclaim, "Fission ...

A journey on China's controversial new train to Tibet

23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Ask Chinese officials, and they'll tell you that the new Qinghai-Tibet train -- which traverses the world's highest-elevation track -- is a marvel of environmental engineering, a pleasure trip for the burgeoning middle class, a super way to see the sights. Ask concerned observers in Tibet and elsewhere, and they'll ...

Demand for air conditioning in developing countries hurts ozone

23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Remember when Britney had just broken up with K-Fed, and she seemed happy and healthy and getting her life back on track, and then things ... took a turn for the worse? Let us draw a slightly strained analogy to the ozone layer. As ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons were banned in Europe ...

David Feld, director of GeesePeace, answers readers' questions

23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Setting out to remove a flock of birds from your community? Don't go about it all loosey-goosey, says this week's InterActivist: the nonprofit GeesePeace has all the resources and protocols you'll need to humanely send 'em flying. In response to reader questions, GeesePeace Director David Feld covers poisonous poop and ...

New report ranks U.S. cities on environmental and social realities

23 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

A new report ranks 72 U.S. cities on their greenness -- but we're not talking just parks and bike paths. The Urban Environment Report, put out by the Washington, D.C.-based Earth Day Network, includes a "vulnerable population index" that takes into account the segment of a city's population that is ...


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