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Ted Stevens May Be Gone, But Arctic Refuge Still in Peril

Alaska Republican Ted Stevens has finally been ousted from the U.S. Senate, but that's not necessarily good news for people who care about protecting wilderness and wildlife.. The victorious Democrat who beat Stevens, Mayor Mark Begich of Anchorage, strongly favors drilling for oil in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, despite the potentially devastating environmental consequences.  […]

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Will the next president do more for the environment than focus on energy?

It may be sacrilege to say so, but there’s more to protecting the environment than stopping global warming, especially where women are concerned. I admit this acknowledging that climate change is probably the pre-eminent environmental issue of our time. Melting ice caps, catastrophic hurricanes and droughts, rising sea level, and changing weather patterns are altering […]

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Eco-Unity Event Urges Environmentalists to Vote for Obama

  Washington, D.C. "greenies" turned out in droves last night to demonstrate their support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The event was billed as a "unity" event, and former EPA Administrator Carol Browner — a one-time Hillary supporter — urged the crowd to follow her lead and get behind the Democratic nominee. The enviros, […]

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New EPA Clean Air Standards Show Why Consumer Action is so Critical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – the federal guardian of clean air – has issued new standards to control smog that scientists and environmental organizations are criticizing for not going far enough. EPA’s action offers a stark reminder that, in the absence of meaningful regulations, consumer action is critical if we’re going to reduce air […]

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