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Stories by Amanda Griscom Little
Amanda Griscom Little writes the Muckraker column for Grist Magazine.
Will Global Warming Threaten National Security?
Posted on: Apr 9, 2007, Source: Grist.org
A bipartisan bill introduced by Hagel and Durbin would require federal intelligence agencies to evaluate the security challenges presented by climate change.
Gore Takes on Capitol Hill
Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source: Grist.org
Gore got a warm welcome on Capitol Hill, and a few heated exchanges. What did the climate activist have to say to Congress?
Will King Coal Be Deposed?
Posted on: Mar 15, 2007, Source: Grist.org
Coal-bashing is a hot new trend in Congress, science circles, and the business world. Are we nearing the overthrow of mighty King Coal?
Love Is In the Air for Big Business and Mainstream Enviros
Posted on: Feb 22, 2007, Source: Grist.org
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.
Election '06: A Huge Victory for Green Causes
Posted on: Nov 10, 2006, Source: Grist.org
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.
November's Most Crucial Enviro Elections
Posted on: Oct 13, 2006, Source: Grist.org
Focus on November's gubernatorial races if you want to see change in America's eco-policies.
Gore's Green Earth
Posted on: Sep 24, 2006, Source: Grist.org
Now that he's awakened a sleepy nation to the crisis, Gore focuses on the solutions to global warming.
Wal-Mart's Latest Green Schtick
Posted on: Jul 31, 2006, Source: Grist.org
Al Gore took his green message to Wal-Mart headquarters, to much cheering and fanfare. Will the goliath retailer deliver on its promises?
Al Gore's Assault on Global Warming
Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: Grist.org
Gore is launching a book, a movie, <i>and</i> a new environmental group with one mission: convincing Americans that climate change is real.
Old Big Brother Had a Farm
Posted on: Mar 24, 2006, Source: Grist.org
A USDA plan to attach microchips to every farm animal in America has some small-scale farmers worried.
Pumping Up Ethanol
Posted on: Feb 27, 2006, Source: Grist.org
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: Grist.org
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.
Barack's New Energy Bills
Posted on: Nov 25, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Sen. Barack Obama and a bipartisan crew of colleagues recently unveiled eco-friendly new energy proposals.
Making Global Warming a Laughing Matter
Posted on: Nov 18, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Larry David, creator of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' discusses his new comedy special about global warming -- and how it's something to laugh about.
Twilight of the Oil Age
Posted on: Nov 8, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Peak-oil provocateur and energy insider Matthew Simmons is staking his entire career on his prediction that the world is running out of oil.
Alito's Enviro Past
Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Environmentalists are joining many progressives and Democrats in crying foul over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Raiders of the Lost Arctic
Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source: Grist.org
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.
Endangered Species Act Gets Toxic Tune-Up
Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Provisions in a California Republican's 'overhaul' of the Endangered Species Act are thinly veiled gifts to developers and polluters.
Fighting For the Organic Label
Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Organic food producers and consumers are split over a proposed amendment to allow synthetic chemicals like ethylene in organic-stamped foods.
Saving the Earth by Way of the Moon
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.
If You Don't Like the Climate, Wait a Minute
Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Heidi Cullen, the Weather Channel's climate ace, chats about America's worst 'natural' disaster and sexing up global warming.
Conservation or Drilling in Katrina's Wake?
Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source: Grist.org
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.
The Revolution Will Be Localized
Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Local politicians, from governors to mayors to city councils, have taken the fight against global warming past Washington politics and directly to the people.
Hollywood Enviros Strike Back
Posted on: Apr 15, 2005, Source: Grist.org
A coterie of A-list stars are spearheading planet-positive media projects just in time for the big green holiday -- Earth Day.
Losing the Refuge
Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source: Grist.org
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.
Let Us Now Praise Innocuous Men
Posted on: Mar 8, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Bush EPA nominee, Steve Johnson – the first career employee and scientist ever to be nominated as EPA administrator – garners praise and sympathy.
Class Action Dismissed
Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: Grist.org
Despite a rousing cry of opposition from enviros against the class-action bill, the measure is still likely to pass.
Greenpeace Gives Peace a Chance
Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source: Grist.org
The environmental group best known for in-your-face, laws-be-damned direct action is getting in touch with its inner Gandhi.
It's My EPA and I'll Cry If I Want To
Posted on: Jan 19, 2005, Source: Grist.org
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.
Nell on Earth
Posted on: Nov 24, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
Energy Cronies Clamor For Reward
Posted on: Nov 10, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
Senate and Sensibility
Posted on: Oct 28, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
In the Eye of the Swing-State Storm
Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
Tipping the Scales
Posted on: Oct 17, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
U.S. Keeps Quiet On Kyoto
Posted on: Oct 7, 2004, Source: Grist.org
Despite the tepid U.S. response, the greenhouse-gas emissions treaty is going into force throughout much of the industrialized world.
Bush and Kerry Channel Their Eco-Character
Posted on: Sep 20, 2004, Source: Grist.org
Environmental issues serve as a measure of character in Kerry/Bush '04.
Schwarzenegger's Environmental Crossroads
Posted on: Sep 12, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
Keep Off the Grass
Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source: Grist.org
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.
Enviros Quiet In New York
Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source: Grist.org
Most mainstream green groups are opting out of GOP convention protests in New York. Instead, they'll be pounding the pavement in swing states.
Full Court Press Releases
Posted on: Aug 20, 2004, Source: Grist.org
The Bush campaign has issued a steady stream of smears, exaggerations and obfuscations intended to besmirch Kerry's pro-environment reputation.
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