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Fri, 2007-02-16 10:51Bill Miller
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Data shows last month was hottest January on record

The U.S. National Climatic Data Center says the world’s land areas were 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than “a normal January” and 0.81 degrees hotter than the previous record set in 2002, which meteorologists said is “a lot” since such barriers are usually broken by only hundredths of a degree at a time.

Wed, 2007-02-14 15:46Bill Miller
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New Zealand aims to be world’s greenest in war on climate change

A country that prides itself on its green image has set the ambitious goal of cutting its greenhouse-gas emissions to zero.

Thu, 2006-12-14 13:09Kevin Grandia
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Asian Tiger's Bite Is Worse Than Its Meow

Asia's greenhouse gas emissions will treble over the next 25 years, according to a report commissioned by the Asian Development Bank. It says that its estimate of future levels of greenhouse gas could even be an optimistic assessment. Air pollution and congestion will seriously hamper the ability to move people and goods effectively, it warns.
Wed, 2006-11-29 10:59Ross Gelbspan
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Antarctic Ice Shelf Set to Collapse -- But When?

The Ross Ice Shelf, a massive piece of ice the size of France, could break off without warning causing a dramatic rise in sea levels, warn New Zealand scientists working in Antarctica. A New Zealand-led ice drilling team has recovered three million years of climate history from samples which gives clues as to what may happen in the future. And it's not comforting.
Sun, 2006-11-26 17:42Bill Miller
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Coal, coal everywhere

A recent New York Times editorial shows a black and smoky future for electrical generation in the US.

To quote: “TXU, a giant Texas energy company , that it intends to build 11 new coal-fired power plants in Texas, plus another dozen or so coal-fired monsters elsewhere in the country. All told, this would be the nation’s largest single coal-oriented construction campaign in years.”

Fri, 2005-12-09 07:33Jim Hoggan
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A Word from the Hotbed of Indian Capitalism

Check out the South Asian view as reported by Sify, “India's pioneer & leader in Internet, Networking and e-Commerce services, and the first Indian Internet company to be listed on the Nasdaq National Market in the US.” In a story on their newswire Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, Sify said:

“Developing countries, gathered in a 132-nation group (at the UNFCCC climate change convention in Montreal), said responsibility for fixing global warming lay primarily with the rich countries that had caused it by their reckless burning of fossil fuels in the last century.

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