Conn. climate bill merits Yale support

April 12, 2004
In August 2001, Connecticut’s own Governor Rowland and the other 12 members of the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers agreed to work together to confront global warming. Given the growing scientific consensus that human-induced climate change poses a real and substantial threat to human health and the global economy, the conference »

Reducing energy consumption is up to you

January 29, 2004
Bet you haven’t heard this one before: how many Yalies does it take to turn off a light bulb? Or, more pointedly, how many Yalies actually do turn off their lights (or computers or stereos or TVs) when they’re not using them? Consider your own suite for a minute, and you can probably see what »

President Bush must leave EPA alone

November 7, 2003
Look out, America. Bush has found an environmental ally: Michael O. Leavitt, his newly confirmed nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As governor of Utah, Leavitt openly opposed federal environmental regulations and fought the tightening of the Clean Air Act’s national pollution standards in the late 1990s. Last spring, Gov. Leavitt engaged in »