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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."

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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.

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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.

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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

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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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