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Warming Is Seen as Wiping Out Most Polar Bears
WASHINGTON -- Two-thirds of the world's polar bears will disappear by 2050, even under moderate projections for shrinking summer sea ice caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, government scientists reported on Friday. The finding is part of a yearlong review of the effects of climate and ice...
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Bush, Roh Have Testy Exchange at Summit
SYDNEY, Australia - President Bush's talks with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun ended on a sour note Friday not over the war in Iraq, but rather the Korean conflict that ended with a truce more than five decades ago. As Bush began to wind down his stay at the Asia-Pacific summit, Roh challenged...
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That's Life
In one sense we know much less about Earth than we do about Mars. The vast majority of life forms on our planet are still undiscovered, and their significance for our own species remains unknown. This gap in knowledge is a serious matter: we will never completely understand and preserve the living...
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Climate Activists Target Asia-Pacific Summit in Australia
SYDNEY - Climate change activists staged a break-in at an Australian power station Monday as a pattern of guerrilla-style raids emerged ahead of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Sydney. The protest came as already draconian security measures were boosted a day ahead of the arrival in Sydney of...
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Dirt Isn't So Cheap After All
Soil erosion is the "silent global crisis" that is undermining food production and water availability, as well as being responsible for 30 percent of the greenhouse gases driving climate change.
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Indigenous Nations For United Voice
At the invitation of Evelyn Jefferson, chairwoman of the Lummi Indian Nation, about 40 indigenous nations met to discuss a proposed treaty that would establish a United League of Indigenous Nations.After two days of negotiation, 11 nations, including Lummi, Makah and Colville, reached agreement and...
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The Cost of the Bomb
After the hoopla of 60th birthday celebrations, the bubbly tastes a trifle flat in New Delhi. Instead of cheer, the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, finds himself duffed up by the left and the right over the Indo-US nuclear deal. Mr Singh, a cerebral economist, says the pact is a triumph of...
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Eerie Saga of the Vanishing Bees
Almost everyone loves bees. And everyone needs bees. They are not merely picturesque. When bees began to disappear from the landscape - and in America and Europe they are disappearing in their billions - it is an alarm signal. Today bees are telling us something, and we need to listen. Bees are not...
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Bush Climate Meeting Draws Doubts About Action
WASHINGTON - A U.S. summit in September on climate change, one of at least four international meetings set for this year, is already raising doubts about any action being taken before President George W. Bush leaves office. The big question is what will replace the Kyoto Protocol when that...
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Murdoch's Expanding Empire Seen as "Ominous"
WASHINGTON -- Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch added one of the most respected brands in journalism to his already vast media empire this week, gaining enough support from the deeply divided Bancroft family to buy Dow Jones & Company, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, for 5 billion...
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