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The energy crisis is over! How we beat OPEC

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Marketing pollution

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Buying and selling clean air

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Kill the umpire

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Adam Smith versus business

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The wreck of the auto industry

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The sinking ark

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Protecting God’s creatures two by two

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Of mites and men

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In which scientists and environmentalists argue about the right way to kill insects

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Environmentalism and the leisure class

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