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U.S. prosecutors compare "eco-terrorists" to KKK

16 May 2007 at 12:05pm

In its unyielding quest to root out terror at its terror-y roots, the U.S. government is battling to have 10 eco-activists sentenced as terrorists. At a hearing in Eugene, Ore., yesterday, attorneys argued that 10 members of the loosely coalesced Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front deserve the label, ...

An exclusive interview with media baron Rupert Murdoch on his climate plans

16 May 2007 at 12:05pm

After media mogul Rupert Murdoch launched a big climate plan last week for his News Corp. media empire, he sat down with Amanda Griscom Little of Grist for an exclusive interview about the venture. In a candid conversation, he shares his climate conversion moment, gives his opinion of President Bush's ...

As climate summit continues, fed-up mayors unveil actual plans

16 May 2007 at 12:05pm

They cover 1 percent of the Earth's surface, but the world's cities spew 80 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions -- and 180 percent of climate-action plans. "Where national governments can't or won't lead, cities will," said Toronto Mayor David Miller at the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York City. ...

Umbra on fighting pests with pests

16 May 2007 at 12:05pm

Has your garden become an all-you-can-eat buffet extravaganza for unwanted pests? A reader from Texas, tired of finding holes in her basil leaves, says her garden-supply store sells praying mantises and ladybugs for pest management. But will unleashing more insects help her yard, or hurt it? Advice maven Umbra Fisk ...

New hummingbird species discovered, imperiled by cocaine trade

16 May 2007 at 12:05pm

It's hard out here for a gorgeted puffleg. The hummingbird species with the fabulous name was just discovered in southwestern Colombia, where farmers slash and burn 1,235 acres of cloud-forest habitat every year to grow coca, the raw ingredient in cocaine. That's bad news for a species that bird-conservation expert ...

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