Tue, 2007-01-09 13:09Bill Miller
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EU plans bold cut in carbon emissions; UN urged to widen Kyoto

Its leadership in the battle against climate change lagging, the European Union has raised the bar with a proposal to slash carbon output by 20 per cent by 2020 from the benchmark 1990 level.

H/T to Climate Ark  

Tue, 2007-01-09 12:42Emily Murgatroyd
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Save Money: hybrids save $13,000 compared to regular cars

A new study based on “cost of ownership” data has been released, citing that hybrid cars trump their non environmentally friendly counterparts in 7 major vehicle categories. The study used all 22 hybrid models currently on the market and found, among other things, that hybrids retain their value better, incur less maintenance and repair costs and naturally have lower costs for fuel.
Tue, 2007-01-09 11:06Richard Littlemore
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Quote of the Century

The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.

- Margaret Atwood*

*This whole CBC Writers & Company interview is excellent (if you like Atwood), but the really political stuff begins at minute 43:00.

Tue, 2007-01-09 09:34Richard Littlemore
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Rightwing Site Now NRSP Central

The tireless Tom Harris, executive director of the NRSP (Not Really Science People), has discovered the right-wingy Alberta website Free Dominion, “The Voice of Principled Conservatism.” Harris popped up on FD a week ago, pleading for $10 donations that might help him argue that his mysteriously funded astroturf group is actually a grassroots organization with wide public support.

Tue, 2007-01-09 05:33Richard Littlemore
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Snarling Commentary on Small Dead Animals

Here's a strong of argument, invective and, rarely, common sense on another right wingy blog, Small Dead Animals. Worth reading for Tim Ball fans and foes and for those who can't get enough of the cut and thrust of climate change denial.


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