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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


DeSmog author takes the spotlight in global-warming documentary

Ross Gelbspan, a renowned climate-change author and one of the founders of DeSmogBlog, is at the Sundance Film Festival this week as a star in the documentary Everything’s Cool , a “toxic comedy” about global warming coming to America.

Science meet religion. Religion meet science.

A new alliance of scientists and religious leaders has reached a first-ever agreement to join forces in defense of life on earth. Representatives of the group are meeting with members of Congress today and tomorrow, and they have requested a meeting with President Bush.

Look ma, no bills

A New Jersey man, funded by a mix of public, private and personal money, has created the first home in the US that generates all of its own electricity through a combination of solar and hydrogen power.

Why Is The Sky Falling? US Won't Pay To Find Out

The government's ability to understand and predict hurricanes, drought and climate changes of all kinds is in danger because of deep cuts facing many Earth satellite programs and major delays in launching some of its most important new instruments.

Vancouver credit-union official joins climate-change crusade

The top executive at British Columbia’s largest credit union attended training sessions recently on how to make the case for action against global warming.

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