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  • Blackouts loom while politicians dither

    Published September 1, 2000
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    Power blackouts plagued homeowners from Detroit to the Silicon Valley to the Pacific Northwest in mid-June, pre-saging what many experts believe could be the worst interruptions to electric service in years.
  • Cold warriors never die, they just turn green

    Published September 1, 2000
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    In a February interview with Environment & Climate News, Dr. Walter E.
  • Corn yields truth about summer drought

    Published September 1, 2000
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    The most impressive thing about this summer’s vaunted drought—called an “ultra-drought” by CBS icon Dan Rather—is that it wasn’t one.
  • Gas Prices: High and Going Higher?

    Published August 1, 2000
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    As early as March, the Department of Energy predicted summer gasoline shortages and soaring prices.
  • Land use warming on par with CO2

    Published August 1, 2000
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    We humans alter our climate. That has been true since we cleared areas of forest or grasslands to grow crops or build shelter.
  • Man vs. Milky Way revisited

    Published August 1, 2000
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    The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient.
  • Worshipping in the church of what’s happening now

    Published August 1, 2000
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    “Rocks are as high on the hierarchy of beings as man. Plants and animals have souls. We have 11 years to change the way we live or we will destroy the planet.” Those were among the claims made by the Rev.
  • No easy alternatives to internal combustion engine

    Published July 1, 2000
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    As Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore was reiterating his controversial call for “phasing out” the internal combustion engine in less than 25 years, the Energy Information Administration, a department of the
  • New voice on the environmental left

    Published July 1, 2000
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    A potentially powerful news organization has been launched to spread the message of the left-wing environmental movement. Verde Media has been established, according to founder and chairman, Peek Garlington III, to be “. . .
  • Congress debates CAFE moratorium again

    Published June 1, 2000
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    It has become an annual rite of summer. Each year since 1995, Congress has voted to extend a one-year moratorium on expenditures to change car and truck fuel economy standards, effectively freezing the standards at 27.
  • The making of a Roadless Initiative

    Published May 1, 2000
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    Forestry subcommittee investigators probing the development of the Clinton-Gore administration’s “Roadless Initiative” have pieced together an incriminating timeline of events, from the Forest Service’s first efforts in early 1999
  • Roadless areas near you

    Published April 1, 2000
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    Nearly every state in the nation has areas that would be made off-limits for road construction or maintenance if the Clinton-Gore administration's "roadless areas" proposal is put into affect. Connecticut--whose Rep.
  • Judicial update

    Published April 1, 2000
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    Citizens’ right to sue upheld On January 12, 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that citizens do have the right to sue alleged polluters under the Clean Water Act. In a 7-2 decision in Friends of the Earth vs.
  • Roads and roadless

    Published April 1, 2000
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    The drive to keep the American public out of public lands is picking up speed as the Clinton-Gore administration seeks ways to close off even more than the 60 million-plus acres already classified as roadless (see accompanying chart).
  • Gore’s ‘global warming mentor,’ in his own words

    Published January 1, 2000
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    If Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius is the grandfather of greenhouse warming (ca. 1897), then oceanographer Roger Revelle is certainly its father.
  • Dixy Lee Ray Symposium: CO2 Levels: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Published December 1, 1999
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    As the world's economies continue to rely on fossil fuels, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere continue to rise. Is that good news or bad? And if it's bad, what is the "something" we should do about it?
  • ‘Global Greens’: an Exclusive Interview with James Sheehan

    Published July 1, 1999
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    James M. Sheehan is director of international environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC.
  • States, Not Federal Government, Are Key to Improving Air Quality in U.S.

    Published April 1, 1999
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    The nation’s air quality was improving long before the federal government established mandatory guidelines, says a new study, and those guidelines deserve very little of the credit for air quality improvements seen since their adoption.
  • Global Warming Debate Moves Forward on Many Fronts

    Published April 1, 1999
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    The government of Iceland announced in February that it would not ratify the Kyoto Protocol, becoming the first OECD country to make such an announcement.
  • UNEP Leader Warns of ‘Cold War’ Between Rich and Poor Countries

    Published April 1, 1999
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    On Resource Depletion “I’m completely convinced that in the future, there will be a very concentrated conflict over the use of limited natural resources.
  • Media Ignores the ‘Hole’ Ozone Story

    Published March 1, 1999
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    Not all climate scientists accept the argument that human emissions of greenhouse gases are responsible for a thinning of the Earth's ozone layer. But the skeptics’ views are consistently ignored by a news media that apparently does.
  • Global Warming Not Responsible for 1998’s Unusual Weather

    Published March 1, 1999
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    The United States may have experienced more than its fair share of unusual weather during 1998, but that had nothing to do with global warming.
  • U.S. Economy Threatened by Global Warming ‘Baptists’ and ‘Bootleggers’

    Published March 1, 1999
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    When the general public, looking through the prism of the American media, look at the Kyoto Protocol, what do they see? Nothing more than a well-intentioned worldwide effort to reduce the greenhouse gases thought to be responsible for global warming.
  • National Training Workshop Scheduled for January

    Published December 1, 1998
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    Declining to rest on its laurels after a banner year of program growth, CEO America is working to maintain the growing momentum for school choice, moving forward with efforts to expand the number of privately funded voucher programs throughout the

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