Wed, 2007-03-28 15:21Emily Murgatroyd
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In The Bag

In six months, San Francisco will become the first North American city to ban plastic bags. It's likely that Mayor Gavin Newsom will approve the legislation which was voted in by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. The city, which uses 181 million plastic bags annually is set to save 450,000 gallons of oil a year with this move, as well as eliminating the 1400 tons of plastic bag waste currently sent to landfills.
Read more: In The Bag
Wed, 2007-03-28 12:52Bill Miller
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US admin. interference with climate science exposed in whistleblower report

The watchdog Government Accountability Project has released a 138-page report (pdf.) on the White House-orchestrated plot to suppress climate-change research that deviated from Bush administration policy.

Here's a realplayer webcast of the House Science Committee hearing where the report was release today.

Wed, 2007-03-28 10:45Bill Miller
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Large coastal cities in perilous path of climate-change juggernaut

A new study says the 643-million, or one-tenth of the world’s population, who live in low-lying coastal areas are at greater risk from rising sea levels and more intense storms due to global warming. The 10 countries with the largest number of people living in this vulnerable zone are China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Egypt, the United States, Thailand and the Philippines.

Wed, 2007-03-28 10:28Kevin Grandia
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Hot off the Press: new report on White House war on climate science released

This just landed on DSBlog's desk, the 138-page report (pdf.) titled Redacting the Science of Climate Change: an investigative and synthesis report released today by the Government Accountability Project. In-depth coverage by DSBlog to follow.
Wed, 2007-03-28 10:13Kevin Grandia
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Curmudgeon Inhofe throws himself in path of upcoming Live Earth concert

One of the most exciting outcomes of the mid-term election thrashing of the Republicans was that we'd no longer have to listen to the outrageous ranting of Senator Jim “global warming is a hoax” Inhofe as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Unfortunate for us, Inhofe is still getting quite a bit of ink as the minority chair of the EPW.

Unfortunately for Inhofe, he is having to take more and more desperate actions to get his global warming denier message out to the public.

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