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Entries by Carl Pope from 04/2010

The Best of Weeks and the Worst of Weeks

| Posted 04.01.2010 | Green

Obama is clearly one for two on this week's energy announcements. Increased fuel efficiency standards are a genuine advancement, but the President could have, and needs to, do better.

Elegant Dancing

| Posted 04.02.2010 | Green

This is potentially the most elegant Presidential administration in my lifetime. Just to remind me of that promise, today EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced a new set of rules to govern water pollution from coal mines.

The Bad Seed Revisited

| Posted 04.05.2010 | Green

What will happen when farmers shift to the two-gene variety of Bt cotton? As a matter of fact, we know the answer quite precisely based on past experience with drug-resistant pests.

Who's the Real Radical, Obama or Gingrich?

| Posted 04.13.2010 | Politics

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty.

Back to the 90s

| Posted 04.16.2010 | Politics

Republicans obviously want to recreate the William McKinley-era Supreme Court, which presided over the most corporate-tilting era in American history, and which resolutely defended the right of corporations to be free from regulation.

Climate Denial -- or Just Plain Evil?

| Posted 04.17.2010 | Green

Do Blankenship's recklessness and indifference to the fate of others make him an outlier in his industry? Sadly, the answer's no.

Quite a Family Reunion

| Posted 04.19.2010 | Green

A little more than a century ago, in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt created the modern conservation movement by convening the nation's governors, resource man...

For 21 Years, the Best of All Days

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Green

Stories like these -- of victories against almost unimaginable odds -- are what keep me going the other 364 days of the year. Thank you, Goldman Environmental Prize.

Strange Attractors on Parade

| Posted 04.27.2010 | Green

We can jump our energy system into a new, much more stable, secure, and innovative state -- if we simply stop relying on those old technologies to power our economies and instead build our future on clean energy.

Drill, Baby, Drill -- or Whoops, Baby, Spill?

| Posted 04.30.2010 | Green

If it cannot be sealed, Deepwater Horizon might eventually exceed the Exxon Valdez catastrophe. And it's happening in the heart of the most productive marine fishery in the United States.