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Entries by Bill Chameides from 06/2013

Chemical Safety Reform: A Tale of Two Bills

| Posted 06.06.2013 | Green

Senator Frank Lautenberg left us with two bills aimed at updating and improving the regulation and safety of the chemicals we use and live with. Which one's better?

JFK and the Environmentalists' Credo

| Posted 06.10.2013 | Green

When you think about it, world peace and environmental health are closely entwined. It's hard to imagine having one without the other.

Climate Change: China, U.S. Bring Toy Fire Truck to Seven-Alarm Fire

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.

Fire in the Rockies

| Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

The West, along with other places, is seeing the advent of the "megafire." Over the past decade wildfires have become more frequent, more severe, and larger, sometimes destroying tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of acres of forest.

Fire in the Rockies - Part 2

| Posted 06.21.2013 | Green

Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.