Thu, 2007-05-10 09:06Ross Gelbspan
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Richard Pombo -- A New Breed of Environmental Leader

Welcome to a new environmental (are you kidding?) group headed by former Rep. Richard Pombo.

Pombo, former Chairman of the House Resources Committee which oversees Native American affairs, worked closely with Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff in the House, pushing legislation favoring DeLay's constituents and Abramoff's tribal clients. The congressman has a long history of anti-environmental legislation, including fighting for drilling in ANWR and fighting the Endangered Species Act's application on private property.
Thu, 2007-05-10 03:52Darren Barefoot
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We've Caught the Twitter Virus

One of my jobs here at DeSmogBlog is to keep an eye on emerging Web technologies and models and see if there are applications for this site. One of the newest such applications is Twitter. There's always Wikipedia, but David Lee King has a decent explanation.

Lots of people refer to it as a form of micro-blogging, but I like to call it one's 'status trickle'. Here are a couple of blogs posts specific to how non-profits might use Twitter.

We've started our own Twitter account.

Wed, 2007-05-09 12:37Kevin Grandia
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Breaking: Environment Canada employee arrested for leaking climate plan

RCMP just posted this.

Globe and Mail has the story.

Update: Globe and Mail has updated their story .

H/T: VJ for keeping on top of this.

Wed, 2007-05-09 10:57Kevin Grandia
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Will Fox News stop peddling "Junk Science?"

With the announcement today by News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch that the media conglomerate is joining the battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the big question here at DeSmogBlog is whether this means Fox News will end its peddling in global warming junk science.

Steve Milloy (aka. “The Junkman”) is a regular Fox News columnist and tireless campaigner in the war agianst climate science. A quick read of Milloy's website and you will find the usual laundry list of long-held global warming denier arguments.

Wed, 2007-05-09 10:26Kevin Grandia
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Senate Committee debates climate change action costs today

Its refreshing to see the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee moving on from a debate over whether global warming is a hoax, to one of what to do about ever-increasing US greenhouse gas emissions.

Today the hearing was on the subject of “Emerging Technologies and Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”

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