News for 2010-09-05

Sunday, September 5, 2010
After 20 Years of Protection, Owl Declining but Forests Remain
WASHINGTON — Twenty years after northern spotted owls were protected under the Endangered Species Act, their numbers continue to decline, and scientists aren't certain whether the birds will survive even though logging was banned on much of the old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest where they...
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Mozambique's Food Riots – the True Face of Global Warming
It has been a summer of record temperatures – Japan had its hottest summer on record , as did South Florida and New York . Meanwhile, Pakistan and Niger are flooded and the eastern US is mopping up after hurricane Earl. None of these individual events can definitively be attributed to global...
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The True Cost of the Iraq War: $3 Trillion and Beyond
Writing in these pages in early 2008, we put the total cost to the United States of the Iraq war at $3 trillion. This price tag dwarfed previous estimates, including the Bush administration's 2003 projections of a $50 billion to $60 billion war.
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Israeli Raids Claim Lives in Gaza
Two Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip, medics and security sources say. Another person has been critically injured. The Israeli army launched three raids in the south of Gaza on Saturday after Palestinian fighters fired a rocket over the border. The flare-up of...
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