Author Archives: Darren Samuelsohn

Keeping Tabs on Obama’s Climate Push As House Moves Forward with Legislation

With President Obama and key congressional leaders seeking passage this year of global warming legislation, journalists have a great opportunity to explain the complexities of the issue to their readers. But reporters must be careful too, as climate policy doesn’t [...]

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When I say SEC or Securities … You Say EPA or Climate Change

So, here’s the deal. Reading through this coverage, one is tempted to substitute environmental or climate change references for all of the securities references. Try it:

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Out-George-Willing George Will: Michael Barone’s ‘Geeks Bearing Formulas’

He’s no George Will in terms of name recognition, and probably not in terms of conservative political credentials either, but that didn’t stop political pundit Michael Barone, now a fellow with the conservative American Enterprise Institute, from stepping into it [...]

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Marriott Ending Automatic Free Newspapers at Your Door

Those newspapers in the hallway as you find your way from your Marriott International hotel rooms to the lobby?

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Tackling Tropical Deforestation

‘REDD’ is Part of the New Green In Run-up to Copenhagen Conference

Tropical deforestation, mainly in Brazil and Indonesia, releases massive quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, but political, social, and scientific concerns kept the issue off the table during negotiations for the Kyoto Protocol. As the world prepares [...]

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America's Arid Southwest

Learning Lessons from the Lost Anasazi

The Anasazi culture of the southwestern United States reached its zenith between 1050 and 1125 A.D. before experiencing a dramatic collapse. Despite their advanced industrial society known for their cliff dwellings and ornate baskets, no authoritative written record adequately explains [...]

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U.S. Power Plant 2008 CO2 Emissions Fall; But NOAA Shows Increasing CO2, Methane Concentrations

The recession and a mild winter resulted in a 3.1 percent drop in carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants in 2008, according to EPA data analyzed by the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit interest group. The one-year dip is [...]

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