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Thu, 2008-10-30 07:29Ross Gelbspan
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As We've All Been Taught, Virtue Is Its Own Reward!

Exxon Mobil Corp. set a quarterly profit record for a U.S. company, surging past analyst estimates.\

Exxon Mobil, the leading U.S. oil company, said its 2008 third-quarter net profit was $14.83 billion, or $2.86 per share, up from $9.41 billion, or $1.70, a year earlier. The company's prior record was $11.68 billion in the second quarter of 2008.

Thu, 2008-10-23 08:42Ross Gelbspan
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Nature Puts IPCC in the Rearview Mirror

Climate change is happening much faster than the world's best scientists predicted and will wreak havoc unless action is taken on a global scale, a new report warns.

The report says that the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - a study of global warming by 4,000 scientists from more than 150 countries which alerted the world to the possible consequences of global warming - is now out of date.

Fri, 2008-10-10 07:01Ross Gelbspan
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And we thought the foreclosure crisis was bad!

Environmental damage such as desertification or flooding caused by climate change could force millions of peoples from their homes in the next few decades, experts said.
Tue, 2008-10-07 13:58Ross Gelbspan
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Arctic Sea Ice Mimics Stock Market

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its lowest volume in recorded history, according to new measurements. At the end of last summer, the sea’s ice pack melted to the lowest coverage ever, following an exceptionally warm winter. But the winter of 2007-2008 was colder than the last few years have been, and even after this summer's melt season there is still more acreage of ice covering the water than last year. The problem is, the ice may be thinner than ever.
Thu, 2008-10-02 07:42Ross Gelbspan
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US Subsidies Grease the Skids Into Chaos

Why do U.S. oil companies – some of the most profitable corporations on the planet – receive 20 to 40 billion dollars a year in subsidies from the U.S. government?
Fri, 2008-09-26 12:25Ross Gelbspan
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Are We Seeing Early Signs of a Planetary Croak?

Half of Europe’s amphibian species could be wiped out in the next 40 years. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London say that the combined force of climate change, pollution, disease and habitat loss and degradation has left many with “nowhere to run”.

After assessing the amphibians’ prospects, they predicted that more than 50 per cent of the 81 species native to Europe faced extinction by 2050.

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