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Jon Huntsman's Climate Problem

Mother Jones May 20, 2011

Kiera Butler said: He'd be the perfect GOP presidential candidate, except he thinks global warming is—gasp!—real.


Is climate sanity the kiss of death for Republican presidential candidates? | Grist

Grist May 18, 2011

Lisa Hymas said: Even after backing away from his previous support for cap-and-trade programs, Jon Huntsman is getting slammed by the right wing. His treasonous crime? Daring to suggest that climate scientists might be right.

The Untimely Death of a Green-Collar Job Trainee—and One Graduate's Triumph

Mother Jones May 12, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Do green-collar job training programs really work? I followed East Bay Green Job Corps trainees for a year to find out.


A Heck of a Lot of Birthday Parties

Mother Jones May 4, 2011

Kiera Butler said: If current fertility rates continue, there will be 9 billion of us Earth-dwellers by 2050, and 10 billion of us by 2100—mind-boggling when you consider that we just passed 6 billion in 1999.


BP's Still Making Bank

Mother Jones Apr 27, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Looks like the past year hasn't been so bad after all for the oil giant, which reported a 16 percent increase in profits over the first quarter of 2010.


"BP Hasn't Made People Whole"

Mother Jones Apr 20, 2011

Kiera Butler said: A year after the BP spill, these three Louisiana residents say they are still living a nightmare.


10 Reasons to Still Be Pissed Off About the BP Disaster

Mother Jones Apr 19, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Your guide to the worst oil spill in US history, one year later.


Mitch Daniels has quacky climate views a la Michael Crichton | Grist

Grist Apr 15, 2011

Lisa Hymas said: In a little-noticed speech, the Indiana governor and potential presidential contender warned of fatwas issued by the "climate change theocracy," claimed that discussion of climate science has been dominated by "the University of Hollywood and the P.C. Institute of Technology," and reverently quoted climate skeptic and sci-fi author Michael Crichton.

First Tar Sands Mine Approved In US

Mother Jones Apr 11, 2011

Kiera Butler said: And it's just the beginning.


"Safety" Bonuses for Deepwater Horizon Rig Owner?

Mother Jones Apr 4, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Transocean awarded massive bonuses to its staffers last year for the company's "safety."