Tue, 2007-07-10 11:51Ross Gelbspan
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RFK Jr: Change Governments -- Not Lightbulbs!

We've all heard the oil industry and the coal industry and their indentured servants in the political process telling us that global climate stability is a luxury that we can't afford – that we have to choose now between economic prosperity on the one hand and environmental protection on the other.

And that is a false choice.

Tue, 2007-07-10 10:14Emily Murgatroyd
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Return of the Electric Car?

The Ford Motor Company, who has been criticized in the past by environmentalists for backing down from their alternative energy, vehicle development, announced that they would be selling plug-in hybrids in the next five to ten years.

This is the first time that Ford has announced a timeline for producing plug-in hybrids. The plug-in hybrid is seen as the best type of alternative energy vehicle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and gas consumption.

Mon, 2007-07-09 08:06Ross Gelbspan
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In China, Two Billion Unanticipated Consequences of Climate Extremes

People living in communities surrounding a large shallow lake have been overrun by field mice after floodwaters drove the rodents out of islands on the lake, state media reported Monday.

Sat, 2007-07-07 23:35Jim Hoggan
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Pledge to fight global warming

The DeSmog Team hit the road today and asked people to sign the Live Earth pledge.

Watch it! And then go to the Live Earth site and sign it yourself.

Fri, 2007-07-06 11:02Bill Miller
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Chemical engineering, not carbon offsetting, is key to a low-carbon future

In this week’s BBC Green Room, columnist Stefaan Simons argues that carbon offsetting may make people feel better about emissions but it does little to change behavior or save the planet from global warming. Instead of simply allowing polluters to pay for emissions – a short-term solution – society must make radical changes to move to a low carbon economy and cut reliance on fossil fuels.

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