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Nov 15, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
There’s an expression that no one uses anymore:
President acknowledges first term made only limited progress on the contentious issue that has lit up since hurricane Sandy.
Nov 14, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
They’re dashing through the corridors of power in Washington with appropriately grim expressions this week.
Climate change, immigration, job creation and a refusal to extend tax cuts for the wealthy…
Now that the election is over and Barack Obama will be staying in the White House for another four years…
Americans elected clean energy and clean air champions up and down the ticket last week.
SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER has made some encouraging statements since last week’s election..
Nov 13, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
Today, a bunch of politicians who lost their jobs last week are headed back to Capitol Hill to vote on legislation.
2012 has been, to date, the hottest year on record.
While Grist gamely speculated on what a Romney administration would have meant for food and farm policy…
Nov 12, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
Imagine for a moment that planet Earth isn’t running out of anything.
Martin Heinrich (D) won election to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico last Tuesday..
Nov 10, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
A farm bill that stalled in Congress before the election could see quick action by the end of the year..
It’s no small obstacle that tens of millions of voters think government is the problem.
Nov 9, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
Mr. President, bail out your real constituency.
For years, there’s been a building chorus of warnings on the looming prospect of “climate conflict”…
Prop 37 has exposed the dark side of Big Ag and Big Food..
Nov 8, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
Now that the occupant of the Oval Office is settled, speculation turns to the room down the hall.
Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.
I encourage you to read Tina Rosenberg’s Fixes post…
Proponents of Proposition 37, the California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods…
In the New York Times today is a handy overview of environmental politics over the course of Obama’s first term…
Nov 7, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
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Here at Grist, we’ve been following a lot more than the presidential campaign.
Radical religious activists promote anti-science bills…
Nov 6, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
Klaus Jacob, a Columbia University earth scientist who pretty precisely projected the flooding a big hurricane surge could cause in New York City…
Consider me lucky. Yes, Sandy made a modest mess of my life. I had to cancel a trip to Chicago..
Nov 5, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
Many of my friends are excited about the coming election, but also frightened.
Last week, we somewhat pessimistically suggested that President Clinton’s advocacy for Michigan’s renewable energy ballot measure…
Nov 4, 2012 by Casey Coates Danson
When the storm hit, Philip Ferrante’s house was spared. But his neighbors down the street weren’t so lucky, so he bought a vanload of supplies with his own money and began driving around.
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