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20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go

The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 17, 2008

Got sustainability?

Growing numbers of Americans are taking up bicycling and gardening, and perhaps reconsidering the more costly habits of the not-so-distant boom times.
Apeiron’s annual festival points the way to different possibilities
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 04, 2008

The million-dollar widow

The powerhouses of Massachusetts’s Democratic Party have rallied behind Niki Tsongas’s bid to succeed Fifth District US Congressman Marty Meehan.
Why is the Niki Tsongas juggernaut heading backward? Plus, ignoring global warming close to home.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2007

Maggots ate my flesh!

If you met Dana — attractive, athletic, and tan, somewhere in her 30s — you’d never guess her secret.
As antibiotics increasingly lose their potency, medical professionals are turning to (yecch!) fly larvae to take a bite out of wound recovery
By AUDREY SCHULMAN  |  July 16, 2007

Global warming: Coming soon to a neighborhood near you

If you thought November was unusually warm, you weren’t alone.
Climate Change
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  November 29, 2006