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Green.view: A slushy shade of green

The title and headline I suggested for this piece was, “The Sustainable Olympics?: 2010 Winter Games organizers go for green, get tarnished bronze.” It is the longest Green.view I’ve written and the first to feature an inconspicuously embedded link to … Continue reading

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Green.view: The rise of slime

My editor chopped my lede about Maine’s record red tide, a toxic algal bloom that posed skin and respiratory risks to beachgoers and resulted in a summer-long suspension of shellfish harvesting in “Vacationland,” in favor of those familiar culprits jellyfish [yawn]. Otherwise, I’m … Continue reading

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Green.view: Lines in the sand

Please click here to read the original post or make a comment. UPDATE: This has been my most recommended (68) and commented on (29) article to date.  Granted, some of the responses were from delusional climate change skeptics, but at least it’s nice … Continue reading

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Democracy in America: And another one

THIS is getting ridiculous. Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee this afternoon revealed that another of President Obama’s nominees — U.S. Trade Representative-designate Ron Kirk — has tax problems. Finance staff briefed aides to committee members today on the revelations, … Continue reading

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Green.view: No more pyrotechnics

Taming the rock-concert industry’s excesses AS ANY country-music fan knows, Willie Nelson, America’s favourite outlaw-troubadour, can’t wait to get on the road again. Although he often sings about whiskey, since 2004 his tireless touring has been fueled by an entirely … Continue reading

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Green.view: Chipping in

Better course management can make golf green LAST summer the big three American automakers, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, who have all watched their market shares diminish under the pressure of foreign competition, suffered yet another embarrassment at the hands … Continue reading

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