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David Novack

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In Memoriam: Judy Bonds, MTR Activist and Superstar

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2011 | 1:00 PM

The incredible West Virginian coalfield leader Judy Bonds died of cancer on January 3rd, 2010. Judy was 58 years old.

Much has been written about Judy since she won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003 for her work to abolish mountaintop removal coal mining, to protect kids at...

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Climate Chess: Two Degrees of Separation

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 4:55 PM

President Obama made a bold assertion at last month's State of the Union address.

We have gone from a bystander to a leader in the fight against climate change.

No doubt, it was a smart way to communicate to an American audience that is largely ambivalent about...

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Climate Chess: Massachusetts Fires a New Shot Heard Round the World

(5) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 4:17 PM

We're two days away from President Obama's first State of the Union address. I personally wait with bated breath. The President threw some punches last week at the big banks on financial reform. Will he do the same on climate?

It's widely agreed that much of his speech will be...

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Climate Chess: A Filmmaker Dives Into Copenhagen's Climate Change Chaos

(4) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 10:02 AM

Day 1

I write from a cramped seat on Finnair, heading for Copenhagen. I sit behind the starboard wing, my chest rumbling from roaring engines as they suck up fuel and spew out CO2. Around the cabin, 300 video screens set sleeping faces aglow. My computer is warm to the...

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