Stories by Amanda Griscom Little

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Posted on: Apr 9, 2007, Source:

A bipartisan bill introduced by Hagel and Durbin would require federal intelligence agencies to evaluate the security challenges presented by climate change.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source:

Gore got a warm welcome on Capitol Hill, and a few heated exchanges. What did the climate activist have to say to Congress?

Posted on: Mar 15, 2007, Source:

Coal-bashing is a hot new trend in Congress, science circles, and the business world. Are we nearing the overthrow of mighty King Coal?

Posted on: Feb 22, 2007, Source:

The on-again-off-again flirtation between big business and the mainstream environmental movement seems to be progressing into a full-on steamy love affair -- and perhaps even a committed, long-term relationship.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2006, Source:

From the defeat of the Rep. Richard Pombo, the most anti-environmental politician in Washington, to the election of greener candidates, election '06 was a great one for enviros.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2006, Source:

Focus on November's gubernatorial races if you want to see change in America's eco-policies.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2006, Source:

Now that he's awakened a sleepy nation to the crisis, Gore focuses on the solutions to global warming.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2006, Source:

Al Gore took his green message to Wal-Mart headquarters, to much cheering and fanfare. Will the goliath retailer deliver on its promises?

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source:

Gore is launching a book, a movie, <i>and</i> a new environmental group with one mission: convincing Americans that climate change is real.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2006, Source:

A USDA plan to attach microchips to every farm animal in America has some small-scale farmers worried.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2006, Source:

Ethanol is suddenly all the rage in D.C. and Detroit. But does the biofuel distract from the more crucial need to raise the gas mileage of American cars?

Posted on: Jan 17, 2006, Source:

A plan to build one of the largest wind farms in the world -- in eco-activist RFK Jr.'s backyard -- is causing conflict in the environmental community.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2005, Source:

Sen. Barack Obama and a bipartisan crew of colleagues recently unveiled eco-friendly new energy proposals.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2005, Source:

Larry David, creator of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' discusses his new comedy special about global warming -- and how it's something to laugh about.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2005, Source:

Peak-oil provocateur and energy insider Matthew Simmons is staking his entire career on his prediction that the world is running out of oil.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source:

Environmentalists are joining many progressives and Democrats in crying foul over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source:

Congress is closer than ever to green-lighting oil and gas drilling in one of the largest remaining undeveloped wild areas in the U.S.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source:

Provisions in a California Republican's 'overhaul' of the Endangered Species Act are thinly veiled gifts to developers and polluters.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source:

Organic food producers and consumers are split over a proposed amendment to allow synthetic chemicals like ethylene in organic-stamped foods.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

The Apollo Alliance's grand vision for energy independence is a distant legislative goal, but it can help transform politics right now.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source:

Heidi Cullen, the Weather Channel's climate ace, chats about America's worst 'natural' disaster and sexing up global warming.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source:

The tragedy has triggered a whirlwind of new energy proposals in Congress -- some gratifying to environmental activists, but most only attempts to squeeze more profits for energy companies.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source:

Local politicians, from governors to mayors to city councils, have taken the fight against global warming past Washington politics and directly to the people.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2005, Source:

A coterie of A-list stars are spearheading planet-positive media projects just in time for the big green holiday -- Earth Day.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source:

A razor-thin Senate vote to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling sends enviros reeling. If they can get into the Arctic, then no place is off-limits.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2005, Source:

Bush EPA nominee, Steve Johnson &#8211; the first career employee and scientist ever to be nominated as EPA administrator &#8211; garners praise and sympathy.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source:

Despite a rousing cry of opposition from enviros against the class-action bill, the measure is still likely to pass.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source:

The environmental group best known for in-your-face, laws-be-damned direct action is getting in touch with its inner Gandhi.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2005, Source:

Christie Whitman's otherwise tame political memoir assails the GOP's rightward lurch and reveals just how obsessed the Republican Party is with rolling back environmental regulations.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2004, Source:

Nell Newman tells how one Thanksgiving, she convinced her famous father to start a line of organic foods and became one of the most recognized names in the health food industry.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2004, Source:

There's a good chance the 109th Congress will enable Bush to hand his corporate contributors one of the most sought-after prizes of all: Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2004, Source:

Though all eyes are on the battle for the White House, six Senate races could have powerful impacts on environmental lawmaking in the next Congress.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source:

With the presidential race neck and neck in Florida, environmental issues are being swept into the fray by high-ranking politicians and hot-ticket celebrities alike.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2004, Source:

A new report finds that quite a number of Bush's judicial appointees allow their personal opinions to get in the way of the law.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2004, Source:

Despite the tepid U.S. response, the greenhouse-gas emissions treaty is going into force throughout much of the industrialized world.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2004, Source:

Environmental issues serve as a measure of character in Kerry/Bush '04.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2004, Source:

News of oil industry influence on the state's colossal reform proposal makes enviros wonder whether the California governor's true colors really are green.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source:

Kerry advisers and some environmentalists are royally peeved about a Bush administration advisory that may keep Kerry and other candidates from stumping on federal property.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source:

Most mainstream green groups are opting out of GOP convention protests in New York. Instead, they'll be pounding the pavement in swing states.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2004, Source:

The Bush campaign has issued a steady stream of smears, exaggerations and obfuscations intended to besmirch Kerry's pro-environment reputation.