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Thomas Schueneman

Senate bills and corporate coalition push Washington toward climate action

23 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Will January 2007 prove to be a tipping point for U.S. climate-change policy? Already this month we've seen four climate-change bills proposed in the Senate, 10 major corporations calling for mandatory regulations to slash greenhouse gases, and the launch of a national movement that's inspired people in 47 states to ...

Canada's leaders bring back green program, announce rainforest fund

23 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

When Canada's Conservative Party took power a year ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper put a variety of environmental programs on hold -- only to find out that, oops, his constituents actually want a livable earth. Under pressure from citizens Canuck, Harper's cabinet is hyping green initiatives both new and recycled. ...

Six months after oil spill, cleanup continues in Lebanon

23 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Two weeks ago, the U.S. triumphantly proclaimed that a major oil-spill cleanup along Lebanon's coast was complete. Funny story, though: while the spill affected 93 miles of shoreline, the U.S.-led project gussied up a mere 68 of 'em. Described by Greenpeace as an "underwater nightmare," the slick stems from an ...

Why federal farm support deserves a fresh look

23 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Every five years, Congress wrassles with a monstrous farm bill that covers everything from food stamps to federal agricultural subsidies. It's about that time again, and as our freshly refurbished leaders climb onto the combine for another go, Tom Philpott takes a look at the economics that drive the whole ...

London Olympics striving to be all green, all the time

23 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

We were about to write yet another blurb on the current climate-change climate when we remembered: today marks 2,012 days until the London 2012 Olympics! So here's a quick rundown of plans for the "greenest games to date." Organizers say they'll cut Olympic Park carbon emissions 50 percent by 2013 ...


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