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Sure! And Toyota Completely Ruined Japan's Economy Too!

Leaders of General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Chrysler, along with the head of the United Auto Workers union, told a House subcommittee that proposed increases in gas mileage standards for new vehicles would be extremely expensive and could have calamitous results.

International coalition takes aim at popular air-conditioner refrigerant in battle against climate change

Industrial and developing countries have joined forces to call for stringent limits on HCFC-22 , the world’s most popular refrigerant for air-conditioners, amid mounting evidence it depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming.

Utility tries ‘sequestration’ to block carbon emissions from atmosphere

American Electric Power, a major electric utility, is set to announce the largest demonstration yet of capturing carbon dioxide from a coal-fired power plant and pumping it deep underground. Experts consider the approach, known as sequestration, essential to reining in climate change by barring gas from the atmospheric blanket that promotes global warming.

Poll finds worldwide agreement climate change is a threat

An international poll of 17 countries found widespread accord that climate change is a problem, but division as to whether it is sufficiently urgent to require immediate, costly measures.

Harness prairie wetlands in climate-change battle

A study has found that the prairie wetlands of North America hold vast potential for absorbing the greenhouse-gas emissions linked to global warming.

US Government Keeps Cats In Many Bags

The federal government suppresses or manipulates information about the environment, prescription drugs and public safety, making it increasingly hard for members of the public to learn about matters that could affect their lives.

UK pushes climate change for UN debate; US and China skeptical

Britain is trying to get climate change on the agenda of the UN Security Council for the first time. Diplomats have been lobbying for an unprecedented public debate on the issue when Britain takes over presidency of the 15-member council next month.

Oink! US Carbon Subsidies Exceed $37 Billion in 2007

If Congress were to cut $1.4 billion a year in subsidies, as House Democrats urge, the industry would still get more than $37 billion a year from government coffers, four times the amount spent on the nuclear industry and six times the am spent on ethanol.

US House To Tackle Warming

US Representative Edward J. Markey of Malden is in line to lead a new congressional committee on global warming, after the House of Representatives broke a weeks long logjam yesterday and voted to establish the new panel,

U.S. stifles officials from responding to global warming questions

Internal memorandums circulated in Alaska’s federal Fish and Wildlife Service appear to muzzle government biologists traveling abroad in Arctic countries from discussing climate change, polar bears or sea ice without official authorization. Only those who “understand the administration’s position” can talk to the issues.

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