Sun, 2006-09-10 07:42Richard Littlemore
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NCPA: Standing Up for Third World Pollution

Here's a bit of strategic confusion from the National Center for Policy Analysis, another in the seemingly endless stable of think tanks that trace their funding to oil-based foundations like Koch and Scaife, or directly to ExxonMobile.
NCPA writer Pete Geddes begins by saying, “Assuming the worst with respect to climate change, greater consumption of fossil fuels is reasonably likely to result in serious environmental harm.” Fair enough.
Sat, 2006-09-09 11:12Ross Gelbspan
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Tropical Fish Flock to New Vacation Paradise: Rhode Island

Snowy GrouperAn unusually large number of tropical fish have been spotted this summer in Rhode Island waters by divers, fishermen and environmentalists. Among the fish seen so far: juvenile orange filefish, snowy grouper and lookdowns. A local lobsterman pulled up a large trigger fish in one of his traps. 

Sat, 2006-09-09 11:06Ross Gelbspan
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Emission Rates Unprecedented in the last 800,000 years

The rapid rise in greenhouse gases over the past century is unprecedented in at least 800,000 years, according to a study of the oldest Antarctic ice core which highlights the reality of climate change. Air bubbles trapped in ice for hundreds of thousands of years have revealed that humans are changing the composition of the atmosphere in a manner that has no known natural parallel.

Sat, 2006-09-09 11:02Ross Gelbspan
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A Dutch Treat for the Global Climate

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990.  “It's a good thing, but they (the Dutch) still have a way to go in order to meet their targets under Kyoto,” said Joris Thijssen of Greenpeace, referring to the international treaty under which the Netherlands agreed to reduce its emissions to 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2010.
Fri, 2006-09-08 15:58Richard Littlemore
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News Flash: Jim Inhofe Might be Right About Something

The entertaining blog Jim Inhot Water tees off on the hapless Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, on this occasion for his hostility to alternative fuels, and especially corn-based ethanol. But, coincidentally, the equally entertaining Bob Park also attacks ethanol again in this instalment of his weekly e-newsletter.
Park, for those unfamiliar, is a true scientific skeptic, with a wary eye for a fraud and a sharp wit. We highly recommend signing up for his listservice.


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