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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

We are one summer away from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and the host country is trying to win the gold by going green. This week’s Outside the Box hurdles organic pork, strict air quality control standards, and vast urban renewal in a marathon of environmental stories that might leave you forgetting about lead paint and toxic food.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ecosystems are fragile like a house of cards: add the wrong component in the wrong place and it can come tumbling down. Worlds are at war as this week’s OTB resembles a third rate science fiction novel and takes a closer look at species invasion and ecosystems in peril.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

 

 

"'What might it be that you've got in the box?'

"And Smiley says, sorter indifferent-like, 'It might be a parrot, or it might be a canary, maybe, but it ain't—it's only just a frog.'

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Cremation is a big environmental issue, as well as the choice of most Australians. While the process reduces us to ash, it also produces pollutants and carbon dioxide that goes directly into the atmosphere. According to estimates of the Australian government, one cremation produces up to 50 liters of carbon dioxide and it takes about 70 minutes.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

September 9th sounds like a good day for a green street festival, doesn't it?

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Friday, July 13, 2007

No time to click over to Enviroblog during the day? Looking for an even easier way to stay up to date on environmental health news? Now you can get Enviroblog delivered to your inbox!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A couple of months ago, I ranted against the mainstream news media's rush to hail Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as an environmental hero.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

"First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown. And second of all, I guess I would ask which human beings -- where and when -- are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take."

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Laura and Rutherford Seydel are constructing an EcoManor in Atlanta, built to be a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified residence under the U.S. Green Building Council's guidelines. You can watch their building process and see the final result on Saturday, June 9th, on HGTV's Ground Breakers.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

If a deadly strain of an exotic disease were ravaging Los Angeles, the state and federal governments would waste no time declaring a public health emergency. The Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control would mobilize armies of researchers.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The sun beamed over Washington, DC on this first morning in May. Riding my bicycle through the usual rush hour traffic, I stopped for a red light on 15th street. A 40-something year-old man entered the crosswalk, only to be rudely honked at by an aggressive truck driver who didn’t want to wait to make a left turn.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

We used to call them MEGO stories: My Eyes Glaze Over.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It seems like every magazine puts out a "Green Issue" these days. And while I love nothing more than to see increasing attention paid to the environmental movement, there is a wide disparity in the depth and quality of these new green issues, ranging from the extremes of celebrity worship (can't they think of anyone more interesting to interview than Arnold Schwarzenegger?) and green shopping mania to more thoughtful analyses of international policy and the "what you can do" sections.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Our governor, who was oiling his quads for the camera when Lois Gibbs was fighting a chemical catastrophe at Love Canal, is suddenly being hailed as an environmental hero.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

As reported by the Washington Post in Your Car + Your Commute = A Visit to Your Doctor, your daily drive will make you angrier, stiffer, and home sick more often. Another compelling reason to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

According to the New York Times, American automakers recently put together a short list of reasons for not cutting carbon dioxide emissions in their vehicle fleets:

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Do you have trouble defending global warming science against the indefensible arguments of a climate change skeptic in your office or [gasp!] at your dinner table?

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Monday, April 2, 2007

In a huge decision that could force the Bush Administration to take action on global warming, the Supreme Court has ruled that carbon dioxide is air pollution.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

The London papers are nailing the British diplomat whose job it is to lobby other countries to reduce global warming gases – but whose frequent-flier lifestyle produces a staggering 22.3 tons of carbon pollution a year, 30 times more than the average Brit's.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

I left the Smithsonian's IMAX Theater after seeing Hurricane on the Bayou wondering how the film's producers managed to make such a colorfully feel-good movie about the devastation of Katrina. The Washington Post's Philip Kennicott apparently had the same questions and went digging. Read what Philip found.

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