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Greenpeace Blocks Shipment of Indonesian Palm Oil
JAKARTA - Greenpeace has blocked a tanker carrying more than 30,000 tonnes of palm oil from leaving an Indonesian port to protest against forest destruction blamed on plantations, the environmental group said on Thursday. The protest came less than three weeks before a U.N. climate change meeting...
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Greenhouse Gases Rising Faster Than UN Forecasts: Report
SYDNEY -- Greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than worst-case predictions by the United Nations' top climate change body, said a new Australian report issued Thursday. The report by the independent Climate Institute found emissions were rising faster than forecast by the UN's...
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Researchers Name the World's Dirtiest Power Plants, Introduce Website
NEW YORK -- A new study by an independent think tank names and shames the power companies responsible for high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States and abroad. Releasing its findings Wednesday, the Washington, DC-based Center for Global Development (CDG) said that...
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Most Would Pay Higher Bills To Help Climate: poll
LONDON - Millions of people around the world are willing to make personal sacrifices, including paying higher bills, to help redress climate change, a global survey said on Monday. The survey found 83 percent of those questioned believed lifestyle changes would be necessary to cut emissions of...
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New York May Join Crackdown On Plastic Bags
NEW YORK - New York City may follow an international trend and crack down on plastic shopping bags, seeking to cut their use with a plan officials hope will be a model for other cities. A proposal introduced on Monday requires stores larger than 5,000 square feet to set up an in-store recycling...
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While California Burns, Hurricane Giuliani Looms
Katrina and California's wildfires fit into the wider pattern of freaky weather
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Twelve Years and Counting for Burma's Suu Kyi
CANBERRA - Australia slapped financial sanctions on Myanmar's generals and their families on Wednesday as supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked her 12 years in captivity with protests in 12 cities across the world. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said the measures, in response...
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Homes Turned Into Toxic Zones
Few people know that most chemicals used in everyday products have never been thoroughly tested for their long-term health effects and may never be. With more than 80,000 chemicals present worldwide, in everything from children's toys to furniture, and more than 1000 new chemical compounds...
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Green Groups Condemn UK's Claim in Antarctica
Plan To Exploit Region Seen As Huge Ecological Risk
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Indigenous People See Common Ground in Struggles
MELBOURNE - Indigenous people around the world are finding common cause in their struggles to retain their identities and their land. ''A Mapuche person without land can't be a Mapuche," said Cristian Qechupán Huenuñir, a Mapuche activist from Chile, at a plenary session on 'Indigenous Struggles...
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