Republicans and Democrats on Climate? An Environmental Mediator Weighs In

As a mediator, I am always interested in unlikely bedfellows snuggling up to solve a problem, particularly in cases where there is no mediator, no third party to make the bed and tuck them in. These bold hookups, generated by the parties themselves, can result in creative solutions that one side or the other would have never considered but that end up meeting the needs of both.
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Community Resilience: Changed Times Demand It

Back in April 2001—a time in-between the contested 2000 election and the 9/11 attacks when the Bush Administration seemed just like a bad joke and not yet a flag-draped war machine—Vice President Dick Cheney quipped, “Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy.” A friend of mine was so incensed by this that he immediately disconnected his bathroom sink from its drain and threw a bucket underneath—the beginnings of what would become a fairly ambitious (and not badly designed) home greywater reclamation project.

Access Denied

The access issue touches all of us. From the cancer patient wanting to read up on her disease to the community organizers whose groundwater is tainted with solvents, the seaside city planner wanting the latest climate change models, and the high school student looking up at the stars.
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Bad Joke Contest Winners

Congratulations, you made these laughing gulls laugh!
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Best 'Bad' Joke Contest!

We want to hear your best bad joke! Are your jokes as cheesy and corny as a plate of nachos? Submit your best "bad" joke for the chance to have stand-up economist Yoram Bauman critique your joke in a video and receive a signed copy of his new book, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. Please keep your jokes PG. Submissions will be accepted until November 7th!
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Hello from NACCB 2014!

The view of the University of Montana campus from the nearby Mt. Sentinel.