Thu, 2007-04-12 09:21Emily Murgatroyd
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Do The Right Thing

Is the corporate dinosaur dying? Are we teetering on the brink of a new clean and green era of business and development? While I'm not holding my breath it's hard to ignore the steps that big business, and in particular big oil, has been taking of late to address the issue of global warming.

ConocoPhillips has just announced that it is doubling it's alternative fuel research spending to $150 million as well as funding a $22 million project to develop bio-fuels over the next 8 years with Iowa state university.

Wed, 2007-04-11 18:01Kevin Grandia
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Heartland Debate Challenge Update, April 11, 2007

DeSmog Debate Challenge

Still haven't heard from them. In the meantime, please enjoy some past posts we have done on the Heartland Institute or the entry for Heartland over at Sourcewatch.

Wed, 2007-04-11 15:57Kevin Grandia
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Oil-a-palooza, Newsbusters attempts to resurrect the Friends of Science

The “Liberal Media” bashing Newsbusters is complaining today that the American media have ignored the 2005 Climate Catastrophe Cancelled video produced by the “Friends of Science.”

Newsbusters asks: “Think you’ll see this video on American television any time soon?”

If it is to appear on American TV, which based on the quality of production and factual inaccuracies I am guessing not, here's a bit more on the Friends of Science and Newsbusters for you to consider. 
Wed, 2007-04-11 15:57Richard Littlemore
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National Post apologizes for "denier" smear

The National Post withdraws any allegation that (UK astrophysicist) Dr. (Nigel) Weiss is a global warming “denier” and regrets the embarrassment caused him by (a) … Feb. 2 column and a further column on Feb. 9.
Wed, 2007-04-11 13:03Kevin Grandia
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Breaking news: Exxon to dislose political donations, waffles on trade association pay-outs

A friend of DSBlog just sent this press release over:

ExxonMobil Agrees to Disclose Soft Money Political Contributions

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 (AScribe Newswire) – ExxonMobil Corp. will disclose for the first time political contributions it makes with corporate funds, known colloquially as soft money, according to As You Sow, a nonprofit group promoting corporate social responsibility.

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