Miracle in the desert

The hunt for lithium and environmental justice on the shores of a dying lake tanding on the banks of the lakeshore, Darlene Berber’s view of her former neighbourhood was both familiar and strangely altered.  “That’s where the marina used to be,” she said, as she guided us round what remains of Vista Del Mar. “There […]

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Revenge of the Obamacrats

Obama’s top environmental official wanted nothing to do with politics after leaving the government. What did it take to bring her back? Washington legend has it that bureaucrats and political operatives overwhelmingly stay in issue advocacy or politics after their bosses leave office. But that notion is decades out-of-date. These days, many top officials who […]

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How Ditching the Iowa Caucus Could Remake the Biofuels Debate

If politicians no longer coveted that early “Iowa bump,” would they still feel compelled to support ethanol subsidies? In the wake of Iowa’s caucus vote-counting disaster, political staffers and pollsters alike are reconsidering the state’s “first in the nation to vote” status. The quaint caucuses and infamous fry-forward state fair could disappear were Iowa to […]

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