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By Admin / On July 8th, 2010

That's Bill McKibben's concern about the Straight Up author. From the Washington Monthly:

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By Admin / On May 12th, 2010

Peter Gleick, water expert and Bottled and Sold author, sharply rebukes climate change deniers:

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By Wade Davis / On December 14th, 2009

The obvious questions provoke the obvious answers. From my reading of the literature over the last month, and from everything I have learned at Copenhagen, there can be no doubt that the scientific consensus on climate change is consistent and...

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By Chuck Savitt / On December 11th, 2009

In a dramatic break with recent policy, the Environmental Protection Agency has just formally announced plans to regulate climate changing pollution under the Clean Air Act, declaring clear evidence that greenhouse gases "...

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By Admin / On December 8th, 2009

Today on Post Carbon, Juliet Eilperin writes: Back in the mid-1990s, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected this would...

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By Terry Tamminen / On December 3rd, 2009

Tens of thousands of modern-day crusaders, charlatans, Nobel laureates, CEOs, quick-buck artists, earnest politicians, and assorted movie extras of every conceivable socio-political-ethnic-economic background will descend on Copenhagen for the next three...

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By Chuck Savitt / On September 17th, 2009

Many families who dutifully recycle, take mass transit, and have a house full of compact fluorescent light bulbs, would say they're doing their part to save the earth. However, a new study from the London School of Economics suggests that in developed...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On May 12th, 2009

People sometimes ask me what they will learn by reading Heatstroke. Basically there are two key messages. One I've already highlighted in past blogs and in a recent...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On April 20th, 2009

What comes to mind when you hear the words "natural resources?" Oil. Water. Nature. Nature? In fact, yes, nature is one of the big ones. Ecologists and economists have a name for the natural resources that nature provides: "ecosystem services."...

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By Anthony Barnosky / On April 10th, 2009

My extended family tells me they're getting a little depressed about hearing all the bad things that might happen from global warming. So I guess it's time to point out that maybe it's not as bleak as it seems. Here's the good news.

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