Mon, 2007-08-13 11:11Bill Miller
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Arctic sea ice retreats to record low by end of summer with ominious consequences for global warming

Measurements by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center showed the extent of sea ice on August 8 was almost 30% below the long-term average. Researchers have forecast ice-free summers in the Arctic by 2040.

Mon, 2007-08-13 10:29Bill Miller
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EU, UK carbon-reduction targets questioned, but Britain holds steady

Citing an internal briefing paper for ministers, the Guardian newspaper reported that under current policies it would be “challenging” for Britain to reach a target of 9% for energy renewables such as wind, solar or hydropower - well short of the EU's 2020 target of 20%, but up from the current 2%.

Mon, 2007-08-13 09:06Ross Gelbspan
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'Down Under' Is Where Some Australians Put Their Heads

A parliamentary report into carbon capture and storage has revealed division within the Federal Government over whether climate change is caused by humans. The inquiry into storing carbon underground says there is compelling evidence that human activity is changing the global climate. But four Coalition MPs disagree.

Mon, 2007-08-13 06:20Ross Gelbspan
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Activists to Heathrow: "Go Fly A Kite!"

A climate change protest camp is being set up outside Heathrow airport, two days earlier than had been expected.  Thousands of protesters are expected this week at the Camp for Climate Action, which opposes the expansion of London's biggest airport.

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