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Julia Bovey, NRDC alum,

Julia Bovey

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Look who's following me... yikes!

Posted January 28, 2009 by Julia Bovey in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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I was struck with confusion, convinced I had misunderstood. But there is was: Hi, JuliaBovey AmericasPower (AmericasPower) is now following your updates on Twitter. AmericasPower! I'm so flattered. It's only the most deceptive, sneakiest, best-funded front for the coal industry...continued

You can move a mountain, it takes five guys and some dynamite

Posted January 22, 2009 by Julia Bovey in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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I recently returned from a trip where I saw environmental destruction worse than anything I saw during my week in China. I saw something that I just can't believe is happening in the United States of America. It's called Mountain-Top...continued

The Gulf States Poised for Clean Energy, Our Gulf States!

Posted January 13, 2009 by Julia Bovey in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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 I thrilled at the New York Times headline: Gulf Oil States Seeking a Lead in Clean Energy. About time! Sure Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and East Texas were the oil backbone of the United States oil industry for a long time, but their...continued

Greetings from a soon-to-be greener China!

Posted October 22, 2008 by Julia Bovey in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Living Sustainably

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 Greetings from Beijing, China, where NRDC's multi-year effort to reduce pollution from factories got a major bump from Wal-Mart. I was here in the room when Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott told a room of Wal-Mart's 900 Chinese suppliers that they...continued

Anything to Declare? Or, Radiation Monitors Cannot Reliably Detect Highly Enriched Uranium at U.S. Ports and Border Crossings

Posted March 25, 2008 by Julia Bovey in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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I have personally lost about a dozen pocketknives and six pairs of nail scissors to the good folks from TSA at airport security checkpoints, working to make sure that terrorists do not once again attack the U.S. I don’t complain,...continued

Dear Senator Kerry: We're on the same side.

Posted December 13, 2007 by Julia Bovey in U.S. Law and Policy

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“No fighting, no hitting, no yelling and do not come downstairs!” I told my children this evening, “Mommy has a very important phone call.”  They knew I meant business. Unable to get a last-minute babysitter, I parked the kids in...continued

Smells Like Radioactive Pork. Ew.

Posted December 11, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, U.S. Law and Policy

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We can’t waste time around here patting ourselves on the back, and never is this more apparent than in the case of the relentless attempt to get American taxpayers to dole out even more cash to the world’s most environmentally...continued

Dont Look Back, A New Day is Breakin'

Posted November 2, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Solving Global Warming

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I just noticed that I’ve been singing the song "Don’t Look Back" in my head all day and I had no idea why. Just because I’m from Boston does not mean that I am a devotee of the band Boston,...continued

Does This Water Bottle Make Me Look Fat?

Posted September 11, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Health and the Environment

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I’m on a diet. I’ve been on a diet or breaking my diet pretty much since I was in third grade. I currently own black and navy blue suits in sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12. I’ve probably given a...continued

Global Warming... Will Eat You for Lunch?

Posted August 16, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Solving Global Warming

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This just in from the good folks at Science Daily: Flesh-eating Disease Is On The Rise Due To Global Warming, Experts Warn. (Gross photograph not for the weak of stomach.)Wow — that would really be the cherry on the top my...continued

Riddle Me This: Ode to the Model T

Posted July 24, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Moving Beyond Oil

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What technology is less efficient today than it was 100 years ago? The automobile in America. The 1908 Ford Model T got 25 miles per gallon. What's the average miles-per-gallon for cars in America today? About 21.Think of the advancements...continued

Tysons Corner, USA

Posted July 19, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

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On June 1st my husband was riding his bike home from work when he was hit by a car. Of course he was. He works in a place called Tysons Corner, Virginia. He's going to be fine, though he's still...continued

Nature Bites Back

Posted July 9, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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My husband stepped on a bee and now he's icing his foot. I could not get up to help him, as I am bandaged and resigned to bed having just had a massive poisonous spider bite cut out of my...continued

How can you be clear when you’re basically schizophrenic?

Posted June 22, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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The Senate Energy Bill passed without the provisions that would have made biofuels cleaner while also making sure growing crops to make them doesn't mean bulldozing Redwoods to grow corn. That stinks. The excuse/reason is that Senate leadership wanted a...continued

It's in there!

Posted June 22, 2007 by Julia Bovey in Moving Beyond Oil, U.S. Law and Policy

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Well hogtie me to a Chevy and take me to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – I never would have guessed that champagne corks would be popping on Capitol Hill tonight. Yes, CAFE – the provision to get...continued

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