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Drilling in the West

Earth is Hiring
By Elizabeth Hightower
June 2009
The next great employment wave? Enviro jobs. Now all I gotta do is land one.

Obama's Bedside Cabinet
By Elizabeth Hightower
March 2009
Our official reading list for the bibliophile in chief.

Give It Up for the Sun King
By Elizabeth Hightower
January 2009
MIT's Daniel Nocera has a recipe for taking solar power mainstream. It all starts with a tall glass of water.

Snow Job?
By Elizabeth Hightower
November 2008
Carbon offsets are cool, but they don't really make ski resorts eco-friendly. So says the Aspen Skiing Company's Auden Schendler—whether the rest of the ski industry likes it or not.

The Price Is Wrong
By Elizabeth Hightower
October 2008
If you thought the drilling frenzy out west was temporary, think again. But there's a right way to do it, and it's up to the next president to lead the charge.

Charged!
By Elizabeth Hightower
August 2008
Going off the grid, one Gatorade-soaked onion at a time.

The Upside of Downturn
By Elizabeth Hightower
June 2008
Could a tanking economy be great for the planet?

The Slime Solution
By Elizabeth Hightower
May 2008
Ethanol is so 2007. The future of biofuels is all about chocolate, chicken litter, and, yes, algae.

The Thrill Is Gone
By Elizabeth Hightower
February 2008
In 2007, green was the new black. A year later, are eco-celebs and enviro wrist-slappers killing the mood?

Primary Color
By Amanda Griscom Little
December 2007
Forget red and blue—this presidential race is all about the green. In an exclusive report from Outside and Grist.org, AMANDA GRISCOM LITTLE checks in with the leading contenders to discover who's eco-cool and who's full of hot air.

Brain Storm
By Amanda Griscom Little
July 2007
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature, but as the mercury rises, a crop of weather-changing scientists want to try.

Screw the Right Thing
By Amanda Griscom Little
May 2007
Compact fluorescents are good for everybody, and the new models glow just as warmly as your cherished bulbs. So why aren't Americans seeing the light?

Detroit Takes Charge
By Amanda Griscom Little
April 2007
Electric cars are poised to make a comeback—and this time they might stick around for good.

Capitol Gains?
By Amanda Griscom Little
February 2007
It's a new political era, all right: Big business is crusading for tougher pollution regulations.

Always Low Prices—and Now Eco-Accountability
By Amanda Griscom Little
December 2006
Wipe that smirk off your face: When America's largest retailer embraces environmentalism, we all benefit.

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