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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 1, 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

Running out of time in 2009

Before we put this decade in the rear-view mirror, we have a few stories that have been stockpiling up the last few weeks - stories that just won't cut it in 2010. Not because they won't be relevant, it's just that they have that certain,...

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Posts of the year

Taking a note from Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Dish and fellow blogger Craig Goodwin at The Year of Plenty, we reviewed our top posts for the year based on traffic from our analytics report. Climate change, Envision Spokane, Modest Mouse, and coffee in Afghanistan...

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Photo of the decade

Yes, strangely enough, this is our pick. In 2005, Katrina was a tipping point. It represents a President seeing the other America. Perhaps he is thinking how did we get here? For climate change, for poverty--- it reminds us of the Pogo line, “we have...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

Yeah, what those guys said - Decade in Review

When you look back and think about the last decade - what will stand out to you? Maybe it's eight years of George W. Bush, maybe it's Katrina, wars, Barack Obama's campaign, steroids in baseball, scandals elsewhere, or maybe it's the economy crashing. But no...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009

FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

Twas the day before Christmas... 

and all you wanted was more environmental news.Since we will both be traveling on Sunday, we're going to take Monday off from posting and instead give you some green news on a Thursday. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and if you are...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2009

The gift that keeps on giving 

Poor Sen. James "climate change is a hoax" Inhofe. You just make it too easy. Even though Copenhagen is over, there's still some stories that need to be told like when the angry Oklahoman attempted to rustle up some deniers in an effort to hamstring...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2009

Tuesday Video - oldie but goodie 

There's never a bad time to watch the following video and perhaps during this season of overabundance and consumerist gluttony, it's the best time to watch and consider your actions. We've ran this video before, and we'll run it again. Enjoy "Greensumption"!

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

Another Green Monday

Tis the season for wishing!While most people will tell you that this time of year is all about giving and good will, the kid in us can't help but sit back and wish for a few things for the new year.When we dream about the...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2009

Copenhagen: R.I.P. 

We pose a question to our readers: How seriously do you take climate change?For nearly the last two weeks, we have posted daily on the Copenhagen climate summit. Videos. Commentary. Highlights, lowlights. It seemed like the antiquated notion of progress was making a comeback and...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2009

FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

Good afternoon from Copenhagen

The many names and faces to remember from Copenhagen? For two weeks we've followed the likes of Bill McKibben and Arcbishop Desmond Tutu - we've held a keen eye on the numbers of youth activists in Copenhagen, an all to often times forgotten demographic. We've...

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Live from Copenhagen: Day 10 - The End

And so we've come to this in Copenhagen. The last day to resolve a myriad of unresolved issues. With the world's most powerful leaders converging on Copenhagen, we'll know soon just how far we have to go. Lucky for all of us that couldn't attend,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009

Good afternoon from Copenhagen

For those lucky enough to still have valid badges in Copenhagen, they're being treated to a front row seat of a look at frustration, futility, and overall confusion as the UN Climate Change conference winds down. And though good or bad, the next few days...

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Hanford workers with cancer may get compensated?

In case you missed this story, it appeared as a blip on the wire. From the AP: More former workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation may be eligible for compensation for developing cancer due to radiation exposure.Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has...

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Live from Copenhagen: Day 9

And so we've come to this in Copenhagen. Two days left to resolve a myriad of unresolved issues. With the world's most powerful leaders converging on Copenhagen, we'll know soon just how far we have to go. Lucky for all of us that couldn't attend,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009


It's best out west

Don't let anybody tell you any different - the westside is the best side. It happens daily - news gets sent to us that makes us both happy and proud to live in the west. Yeah sure, we can fall into the same pitfalls as...

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Live from Copenhagen: Day 9

It's the final week of talks in Copenhagen, arguably the most important week of our lifetimes. After a weekend being amazed at the sheer numbers and the spectacle of protesters not just in Denmark, but worldwide, we're back to business - and back to Amy...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

Good afternoon from Copenhagen

New York state of mind. Is Michael Bloomberg the most visionary American politician on energy? True to New York’s competitive spirit, not only did the Mayor take a trip to Denmark for a look at the world’s largest offshore wind farm but talked about the...

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DTE's gift guide

Procrastinators pay attention - this is your time to shine. With just ten days to go until Christmas, this is your time to come up with gifts for all those eco geeks on your list, and DTE is here to help you. Show those close...

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Photo of the day: Copenhagen

More than a hundred thousand demonstrators from all over the world take a united stand for climate action during the negotiations in Copenhagen. When a few masked protestors started throwing rocks at the Foreign Ministry, Danish police detained around a thousand of them. Unfortunately, a...

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