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Climate of Denial: Can Science and the Truth Withstand the Merchants of Poison?
The first time I remember hearing the question "is it real?" was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by "professional wrestlers" one summer evening in the gym of the Forks River Elementary School in Elmwood, Tennessee. The evidence that it was real was palpable: "They're...
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A New Perimeter to Expand NAFTA?
The continentalists are out of the cupboard: The United States and Canada are taking another crack at North American integration, this time without Mexico. Civil servants are dusting off their policy playbooks, business lobbyists are flexing their muscles , and politicians are sexing up their...
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Canada Spurns Kyoto in Favor of Tar Sands
BONN - Canada was roundly criticised by other nations at a major U.N. climate meeting last week after being caught underreporting carbon emissions from its tar sands oil production facilities, one of the country's biggest and fastest growing sources of global warming gases. But even the "full...
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Silence Is Deadly: I’m Speaking Out Against Canada-U.S. Tar Sands Pipeline
The U.S. Department of State seems likely to approve a huge pipeline, known as Keystone XL to carry tar sands oil (about 830,000 barrels per day) to Texas refineries unless sufficient objections are raised. The scientific community needs to get involved in this fray now. If this project gains...
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Humans May Have Loaded the Bases, but Nature Bats Last
Humanity is facing a challenge unlike any we've ever had to confront. We are in an unprecedented period of change. Exponential growth is causing an already huge human population to double in shorter and shorter time periods. When I was born in 1936, just over two billion people lived on the planet...
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Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth
Is anything in America more faithfully followed than economic growth? Its movements are constantly watched, measured to the decimal place, deplored or praised, diagnosed as weak or judged healthy and vigorous. Newspapers, magazines, and cable channels report endlessly on it. Promoting growth may be...
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UPDATED: Greenpeace Occupies Fisk Coal-Fired Smokestack: Chicago, Your Lives Are in the Balance
UPDATE: 5:45pm CST: Greenpeace’s daring actions against Chicago’s lethal and widely denounced old coal-fired plants expanded this afternoon, as eight more activists rappelled off the Pulaski Bridge, near the Crawford coal plant in the neighborhood of Little Village and dropped a banner that blocked...
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Missouri Town Ravaged by Worst Tornado in 50 Years
Joplin's former mayor describes disaster scene as a 'war zone' which has destroyed entire neighbourhoods and left 90 dead
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Natural Disasters?
Floods, earthquakes, landslides: 2011 is a year of disasters. Bill McKibben asks: are we to blame? Plus, survivors tell their tales
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Tim DeChristopher Showed Us 'We Must Act', Let's Not Let Him Down
Exactly a week ago on March 3, young climate change activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted for disrupting oil and gas lease sales on public lands in southern Utah. He is an international celebrity right now. Hundreds of articles have come out on this story: you can read news stories, here and...
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