Wed, 2006-03-15 06:54Ross Gelbspan
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Ringo, John, Paul, George -- Where are you when we need you?

'Rapid Warming' Spreads Havoc in Canada's Forests
Tiny Beetles Destroying Pines
The Washington Post, March 1, 2006
QUESNEL, B.C.– Millions of acres of Canada's lush green forests are turning red in spasms of death. A voracious beetle, whose population has exploded with the warming climate, is killing more trees than wildfires or logging.
Tue, 2006-03-14 15:29Richard Littlemore
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Good News/Bad News: Our Energy Future

Look here for an excellent and exhaustive appraisal of our global energy future.

The link goes to a lecture by California Institute of Technology Professor Nathan S. Lewis, who tallies current energy usage, likely world energy reserves and future demand, based on likely population growth. You can download a 16-page text, complete with a PowerPoint or you can stream an audio feed of the whole nearly hour-long lecture.

Mon, 2006-03-13 13:25Ross Gelbspan
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Are Tar Sands Hazardous to Our Health?

High illness rate near oilsands worrisome, says Alberta health official 

CBC News, March 10, 2006 

A medical examiner in Alberta wants to know why there are reports of serious illnesses, including a rare cancer, in a small First Nations community near the province's oilsands.  

Fri, 2006-03-10 09:22Richard Littlemore
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Elizabeth Kolbert's Book Catching Early Raves

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert's new book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, is garnering extremely positive early reviews. Check this in the Seattle Times, which also covers Tim Flannery's excellent The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth.

Fri, 2006-03-10 09:07Richard Littlemore
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Early Rumours of the Next IPCC Report on Climate Change

The BBC reports that the next official report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will abandon the conditional language of previous editions.

“A source told the BBC: 'The measurements from the natural world on all parts of the globe have been anomalous over the past decade.

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