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Wed, 2007-01-24 17:19Emily Murgatroyd
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Oscar Nods Twice for An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's documentary on the environment received two nominations for an Academy award, one for best documentary and the other for best original score. Netting over $24 million, the film has become the third highest grossing documentary of all time.
Wed, 2007-01-24 10:02Kevin Grandia
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Bush's tough talk forgets fine print

President Bush's was talking tough on cutting the US gasoline consumption last night, but The Washington Post, is reporting the real story  today.
Wed, 2007-01-24 08:37Richard Littlemore
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Disappointing State of the Union

It was a night of disappointments as President G.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address to the joint Houses of Congress Tuesday.

First, the rumoured White House policy shift on global warming never materialized. It's true that President Bush mentioned climate change for the first time in a State of the Union address, but it was a less-than stirring reference:

“America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs… these technologies will help us become better stewards of the environment – and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change.”

Mon, 2007-01-22 11:25Jim Hoggan
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Globe Condemns Arrest of DeSmogBlog Benefactor

In this excert from today's editorial , the Globe and Mail condemns the arrest this week of John Lefebvre, a friend, founder and financial supporter of the DeSmogBlog:

The U.S. crackdown on Internet gambling, a crusade that seems to involve arresting law-abiding citizens of other countries and threatening them with long prison terms, continues to claim new victims.
Mon, 2007-01-22 11:00Richard Littlemore
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Hot Off the Presses: Warmed-over Denial

The Heartland Institute, one of those think tanks that Exxon may or may not have stopped funding to misrepresent climate science, has this new feature on its Environment & Climate News website. Dated February 1, 2007 (ony 10 days from now), the article is actually an edited version of the tired speech that Senator James Inhofe delivered last year when he was still the Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Wrong then. Wrong now. But with a smaller audeince.

Mon, 2007-01-22 10:47Bill Miller
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US Congressional stalwart invites Gore to testify on global warming

A spate of bills calling for greenhouse-gas controls have been introduced in the US senate. Ten major corporations have formed a coalition to push President Bush for action. Now a House of Representatives committee is shoving climate change to the top of its agenda.

Mon, 2007-01-22 10:42Richard Littlemore
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Inconvenient School Debate Settled

It looks like it's safe once more for Al Gore to wander into Seattle area schools, if only through his popular film, An Inconvenient Truth.
Mon, 2007-01-22 09:56Kevin Grandia
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Dem's rollback Big Oil tax breaks in first 100 hours

Here's some video footage of Democratic House Leader, Nancy Pelosi, talking tough on global warming and energy independence.

Within the first 100 hours of the new Congressional session, Pelosi and the Dems have committed to introducing new legislation “repealing big oil subsidies and investing in renewable fuels.” So far, the Democrats have kept to their word and passed the Clean Energy Act, rolling back subsidies to big oil companies.

Fri, 2007-01-19 10:01Richard Littlemore
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Deniers Attack Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen

The Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen has found herself in a hailstorm of abuse after having had the impertinence to suggest that the science behind climate change is compelling and the deniers are politicizing the issue for their own purposes.
Fri, 2007-01-19 09:18Bill Miller
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A US coalition of industry giants and environmental groups wants firm limits on carbon emissions

A nationwide group , cognizant of the increasing political momentum for federal controls, is calling for emission reductions of 10 per cent to 30 per cent over the next 15 years.


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