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Unbuilt eco-center has soaked up a lot of green

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 22, 2007

The Living Classroom eco-center going in at San Francisco's Heron's Head Park is billed as a model of green living...

In the News

Webcast: Congressional Hearing on Yukos

with David Sattervia Russia Journal
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tomorrow at 2:00 PM (EST), the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology is holding a hearing on the Yukos affair with my colleague Tim Osbourne, Anders Åslund and others...

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Stanford to hold talk on global resources

with John Abizaidvia Palo Alto Online
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and retired Gen. John Abizaid, former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, will be among the panelists Oct. 13 at a roundtable discussion at Stanford, "The Fight for Oil, Water and a Healthy Planet..."

In the News

Greenspan, oil, and Osama bin Laden

with Niall Fergusonvia Reuters
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Alan Greenspan, the anti-war U.S. left, virtually the entire Arab world, and Osama bin Laden have something in common: they think the war in Iraq is mainly about oil...

Analysis and Commentary

Offset away our guilt

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Some environmentalists are pushing a nifty idea to get people out of the moral quandary of being alarmed by CO2 emissions but not wanting to change their lifestyles...

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Kyoto’s Unintended Consequence: Ozone Depletion

with George P. Shultzvia Daily Green
Monday, September 24, 2007

Producing HCFCs to replace CFCs that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer generates HFCs, which have thousands of times the global warming potential of CO2...

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Grab Bag: Munger and Roberts on Recycling, Peak Oil and Steroids

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 24, 2007

Mike Munger, of Duke University, and EconTalk host Russ Roberts clean up some loose ends from their previous conversation on recycling, move on to talk about the idea of buying local to reduce one's carbon footprint and then talk about the idea of peak oil...

In the News

China's Air Pollution

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is more or less inevitable that China's economy will spew out a lot of pollution, given its extraordinary rate of growth for over 20 years, and the abundant supplies of coal that fuel its power generation...

In the News

Would Ronald Reagan Support the Law of the Sea Treaty If He Were President Today?

with George P. Shultzvia National Center for Public Policy Research
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Supporters of U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty often claim Ronald Reagan would support ratification of LOST (also referred to as UNCLOS, short for "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea"), were he with us today...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Gain A Climate Consensus

by George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

We in the United States -- and we as global citizens -- live in what is, in many respects, a golden moment...


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