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Scientist: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Danger Mark Sooner Then Expected
SYDNEY - The global economic boom has accelerated greenhouse gas emissions to a dangerous threshold not expected for a decade and could potentially cause irreversible climate change, said one of Australia's leading scientists. Tim Flannery, a world recognized climate change scientist and Australian...
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Aussies Lose Confidence In The US and George W. Bush
Australians have suffered a dramatic loss of confidence in the ability of the US to manage international affairs amid growing dissatisfaction with President George W. Bush and his conduct of the Iraq war. The first survey of attitudes by a centre set up by the Howard Government to improve relations...
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More Bounties in Afghanistan and Pakistan Will Result in Detention of Innocent Civilians
300 Uncharged Prisoners Still in Guantanamo from 2001 Reward Program
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Bush Draws Fire at Climate Talks
WASHINGTON - Some of the world's biggest greenhouse polluters took aim at President George W. Bush on Friday, calling him "isolated" and questioning his leadership on the problem of global warming. Bush, who convened the two-day meeting of the 17 biggest emitters of climate-warming gases, stressed...
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Bush Fiddles While World Burns
This week, Bush is hosting a global warming summit composed of the world's sixteen largest greenhouse gas emitters. Unlike the UN meeting held earlier in the week, it is not intended to actually deal with global warming. It's designed to kick the problem down the road to the next administration,...
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The Languages of Extinction: The World's Endangered Tongues
Every fortnight, another language dies; some 40 per cent of the world's languages are thought to be at risk. Now a new study has identified those that are most endangered.
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UN Adopts Historic Statement on Native Rights
UNITED NATIONS - Despite strong objections from the United States and some of its allies, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for the recognition of the world's 370 million indigenous peoples' right to self-determination and control over their lands and resources. The...
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Keep Monsanto Out of Our Milk
The recent announcement by Kroger stores that it will no longer use the genetically engineered growth hormone rbST (also known as rbGH) in its private label milk brand is part of a nationwide trend among dairy processors, retailers and farmers. Starbucks, Tillamook, Safeway and Chipotle Restaurants...
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APEC Climate Call is Just Hot Air, Say Activists
Environmental experts dismissed an agreement from Asia Pacific leaders setting "aspirational" goals on climate change as an empty gesture that may actually undermine efforts to halt global warming. Climate change topped the agenda at this weekend's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in...
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NGOs Unite on Earth's Greatest Crisis
UNITED NATIONS -- A three-day meeting of over 2,500 delegates from more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and representing 80 countries affirmed that climate change "is potentially the most serious threat humanity and our environment have ever faced." A declaration adopted Friday warns...
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