Policy

July 3, 2013--Farm Bill Defeat Shows Agriculture’s Waning Power (New York Times)

The startling failure of the farm bill last month reflects the declining clout of the farm lobby and the once-powerful committees that have jurisdiction over agriculture policy, economists and political scientists said this week. Although a number of factors contributed to the defeat of the bill — including Speaker John A.


October 14, 2009--Obama EPA releases Bush-era global warming finding (Denver Post)

A controversial e-mail message buried by the Bush administration because of its conclusions on global warming surfaced Tuesday, nearly two years after it was first sent to the White House and never opened.


June 10, 2007--Lawn binge (Boston Globe)

Home lawn and landscape irrigation consumes an average of more than 8 billion gallons of water daily, equivalent to 14 billion six-packs of beer. One-third of all residential water use in the United States is devoted to irrigation, estimates the US Environmental Protection Agency.


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