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Bush and Putin may look to store radwaste at site of Russian nuclear catastrophe

27 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm

Besides the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the deadliest nuclear catastrophe in history happened ... no, not at Chernobyl, but in Chelyabinsk, Russia. In the mid-20th century, three disasters in the area spread contamination from a nuke-weapons complex, but the news was hushed up by the KGB and CIA. So ...

Meet this year's Brower Youth Award winners

27 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm

What has six heads, six giant hearts, and a boatload of ambition? That would be this year's Brower Youth Award winners, who will be honored tonight for their work on environmental issues in their communities and across North America. Admirable, no? We don't know about you, but our bygone youthful ...

Natural-gas drilling booms in Fort Worth

27 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm

Forth Worth, Texas, lies atop a huge natural-gas field, and thus is at the center of the biggest urban drilling boom in the U.S. today. The city has leased more than 2,400 acres of public land for natural-gas development; over 600 wells have cropped up in the last year alone, ...

Maisie Ganzler of eco-friendly catering firm Bon Appétit answers readers' que...

27 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm

Will people ever be convinced that eating locally is more important than eating what's tasty, asks one reader of this week's InterActivist. The response from Bon Appétit's Maisie Ganzler? Local food does taste amazing. This week, Ganzler also nibbles on reader questions about marketing her company's social responsibility, purchasing humanely ...

Morgan Stanley will invest $3 billion in carbon trading and offset projects

27 Oct 2006 at 2:10pm

Investment giant Morgan Stanley announced today that it will invest $3 billion in carbon trading and offset projects over the next five years. Expecting a rush to purchase offsets as the Kyoto Protocol's 2012 deadline approaches, the bank is playing the middleperson -- buying offsets from emissions-cutting projects now, with ...


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