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The Rich World's Policy on Greenhouse Gas Now Seems Clear: Millions Will Die
Rich nations seeking to cut climate change have this in common: they lie. You won't find this statement in the draft of the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was leaked to the Guardian last week. But as soon as you understand the numbers, the words form before your...
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The Long Road to Ruin for the Amazon Forest
NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil - Taking a bus along the BR-163 is an adventure sport. When it is dry, the ride is an exhilarating slalom between gigantic potholes. When it is wet, the bus gets stuck in the mud and the passengers are expected to pull it out by rope.The 1,100-mile road is the main north-...
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If We Want To Save The Planet, We Need a Five-Year Freeze on Biofuels
It used to be a matter of good intentions gone awry. Now it is plain fraud. The governments using biofuel to tackle global warming know that it causes more harm than good. But they plough on regardless. In theory, fuels made from plants can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by cars and...
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Greens Hail Landmark Victory In Fight To Save Amazon Rainforests
One of the world's largest agribusiness giants was forced to close a soy export terminal in Brazil's Amazon region this weekend, marking a major victory for environmentalists who have argued for years that the plant was built illegally and became a significant cause of rainforest depletion...
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Red apples (Braeburn) in tray for transport and display in European Union. (Photo: Soren Breiting) News
What Not to Eat: the Truth about Food
Low-fat is good, butter is bad; buy free-range, not battery; tofu's terrific, lard's a killer... Messages about what we should and shouldn't eat bombard us on a daily basis. So what are we to believe? And what about the cost to the planet? Rose Prince unravels the myths and explains what we need to...
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Hotter, Faster, Worser
Over the past several months, the normally restrained voice of science has taken on a distinct note of panic when it comes to global warming. How did we go from debating the "uncertainty" behind climate science to near hysterical warnings from normally sober scientists about irrevocable and...
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Battle Rages with Ecuador Indians Over Jungle Oil
QUITO - In a steamy jungle of winding laurel trees and sprawling palms, a battle is raging between Ecuadorean Indians trying to protect land rights and oil companies who want to drill in the Amazon. In the northern Amazon, Indians are suing a U.S. oil company over environmental damage they say...
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