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Bachmann Calls for Drilling in the Everglades

Mother Jones Aug 29, 2011

Kiera Butler said: The GOP presidential candidate thinks we should drill in Florida's last fragile wilderness—if we can do so "responsibly."


What's All the Fuss About the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Mother Jones Aug 24, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Here's why 212 people—including Bill McKibben—were arrested outside the White House in the past week.


Obama Administration Moves Against Alaska Oil Drilling

Mother Jones Aug 17, 2011

Kiera Butler said: After 30 years, a possible wilderness designation for an oil-rich Alaska National Wildlife Refuge area could be a boon to wildlife.


Rick Perry to run for president; climate deniers cheer | Grist

Grist Aug 11, 2011

Lisa Hymas said: The climate skeptics can finally get excited about the 2012 election: Rick Perry, their candidate of choice, is about to officially throw his hat in the ring.

Is your cheese killing the planet? | Grist


Lisa Hymas said: Most of us know that meat production is bad for the climate, but it turns out cheese ain't so hot either, according to a new report.

Why Are White Guys Climate Skeptics?

Mother Jones Aug 4, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Three in 10 people don't believe temperature increases are primarily caused by human activity. Among white men, it's 6 in 10. What gives?


Star Polar Bear Scientist in the Dog House

Mother Jones Jul 29, 2011

Kiera Butler said: The government mysteriously puts a lead Arctic biologist on administrative leave. Is it caving to oil interests?


The New Normal: Billion-Dollar Disasters

Mother Jones Jul 27, 2011

Kiera Butler said: The US has racked up more mega-expensive natural disasters in 2011 than ever before.


Could Murdoch’s News Corp be behind Climategate too?

Grist Jul 20, 2011

Kiera Butler said: Rupert Murdoch's hack-happy News Corp. is on the short list of possible suspects in 2009's email hacking scandal.

VIDEO: Is Overpopulation Really a Problem?

Mother Jones Jul 18, 2011

Kiera Butler said: MoJo's Julia Whitty faces off with a journalist who believes the population isn't growing fast enough.