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Oil Executives Push Congress
To Expedite Offshore Oil Leases

Offshore oil drilling will produce jobs and help the economy, some of the nation’s top oil company executives have been telling Congress in an effort to see more offshore sites opened to exploration and development.

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Climate Lobbyists:
Start your engines

The race to influence Congress is on big-time. According to a new study by the Center for Public Integrity, more than 770 companies and interest groups hired an estimated 2,340 lobbyists to influence federal policy on climate change in the [...]

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Science as Entertainment …Entertainment as Science

The continuing contractions of serious news and serious “mainstream” news outlets may have scientists rethinking their traditional hostility to entertainment media – let’s call it edu-tainment – as a means of improving scientific understanding and science literacy.

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Tufts’ Economist Ackerman Spells Out Cost Case for Tackling Climate Change

“An impassioned plea to construct a better economics ….” And “If we can’t afford the future, what are we saving our money for?” Those are just two sound bites used by the publisher in promoting Tufts University economist Frank Ackerman’s [...]

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For Eco-Evangelicals, Questions About the Future

A progressive spirit burning for several years in American evangelical circles is prompting many in that religious community to take up activism on climate change. A sign of the trend was recently on public display in Pastor Rick Warren’s invocation [...]

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National Journal‘s Margaret Kriz
Profiles ‘Green Team Captain’ Browner

“Captain of the Green Team” is how long-time energy and environmental reporter Margaret Kriz of National Journal headlines her Q&A with Obama administration climate chief Carol Browner, who in eight years of the Clinton administration established herself as the longest-serving [...]

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Band-Aids for a Gaping Wound?
A Government Without Newspapers?

Journalism students spend little time in school before encountering the 1787 quotation from Thomas Jefferson to the effect that he “should not hesitate to prefer the latter” if confronted with the option of a government without newspapers, or newspapers without [...]

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