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Tue, 2008-09-02 08:01Ross Gelbspan
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Nature to Palin: "I'm Hotter Than You!"

Researchers confirm that surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were warmer over the last 10 years than any time during the last 1300 years, and, if the climate scientists include the somewhat controversial data derived from tree-ring records, the warming is anomalous for at least 1700 years.
Wed, 2008-08-27 07:03Ross Gelbspan
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Clean Energy Hits US Gridlock

Expansive dreams about renewable energy, like Al Gore’s hope of replacing all fossil fuels in a decade, are bumping up against the reality of a power grid that cannot handle the new demands.The dirty secret of clean energy is that while generating it is getting easier, moving it to market is not.
Fri, 2008-08-22 12:51Ross Gelbspan
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It's Not Easy Being Green(land)

In northern Greenland, a part of the Arctic that had seemed immune from global warming, new satellite images show a growing giant crack and an 11-square-mile chunk of ice hemorrhaging off a major glacier, scientists said Thursday.

And that's led the university professor who spotted the wounds in the massive Petermann glacier to predict disintegration of a major portion of the Northern Hemisphere's largest floating glacier within the year.
Thu, 2008-08-21 14:26Ross Gelbspan
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Carbon Lobby Spend Nearly One Half Billion Lobbying and PR Dollars in the First Half of 2008

The Public Campaign Action Fund released a new analysis finding that the oil and coal industries spent $427.2 million so far this year of the year to shift public opinion and to capture the eyes, ears, and support of Congress on critical energy issues.

Wed, 2008-08-20 08:06Ross Gelbspan
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It's Not Your Father's Tundra Anymore

Canadian researchers are using satellite photos to show how climate change is prompting vegetation from southern Canada to creep into the tundra, possibly threatening the northern ecosystem. Areas that were normally occupied by herbs, for example, are becoming occupied by shrubs. The tree line is migrating northward. These changes have implications on wildlife and the people who depend on wildlife in the North.

Mon, 2008-08-18 14:44Ross Gelbspan
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The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly On . . . The Amazon Rainforest?

Spain is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years. Climate experts warn that the country is suffering badly from the impact of climate change and that the Sahara is slowly creeping north - into the Spanish mainland.

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