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Thousands Storm Capitol Hill in Largest Protest Against Global Warming 3.3.2009 AlterNet
Climate change -- for many years the concern of scientists and policy wonks -- has finally birthed a broad-based citizens movement.
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Sources: Obama to shelve species rule 3.3.2009 MSNBC

Species like the spotted owl are at the center of a battle over a Bush-era wildlife rule. The spotted owl was declared a threatened species in 1990 due primarily to logging in old growth forests across the Northwest.President Barack Obama on Tuesday will shelve a Bush-era rule that critics say weakened protections for threatened and endangered species, administration sources said.


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Temperatures linger in single digits a day after furious snowstorm wallops East Coast 3.3.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
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UN chief presses US for stronger UN leadership 3.3.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
At his first meeting with the top diplomat for the new U.S. administration, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pressed for more money and stronger American leadership on climate change, the Middle East, chaos in Somalia and justice in Darfur.
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Sebelius pick shows Obama personnel strategy 3.3.2009 Boston Globe: Nation
WASHINGTON - When President Obama announced his first nominee to be secretary of health and human services, he declared that former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle was uniquely able to direct White House efforts to change the healthcare system because of the "respect that he earned during his years of leadership in Congress."
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We must shake off this inertia to keep sea level rises to a minimum 3.3.2009 Guardian: Environment
Björn Lomborg's claim that sea levels are not rising faster than predicted are unfounded and used by those wanting to downplay climate change Global sea level is rising, and faster than expected. We need to honestly discuss this risk rather than trying to play it down. Measurements from tide gauge stations around the world show that the global sea level has risen by almost 20cm since 1880. Since 1993, global sea level has been measured accurately from satellites; since 1993 figures have shown leves rising at a rate of 3.2cm per decade. The two main causes of this rise are extra water entering the ocean from melting land-ice and the expansion of ocean water as it gets warmer. Both are inevitable physical consequences of global warming. Both ...
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Miliband 'not in control of 80% of domestic energy-saving target' 3.3.2009 Guardian: Environment
Minister has no say over building regulations and environment-friendly goods that form bulk of meeting obligations, warns public accounts committee Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change secretary, has no direct control of 80% of the savings needed to meet challenging European Union demands for huge cuts in household energy consumption by 2020, a report by MPs says today. It warns that the bulk of savings will need to come from the enforcement of building regulations and obligations on electrical, heating and building suppliers to provide energy-efficient goods. None of this is under direct ministerial control, yet the supply and regulation of energy-efficient materials and goods will account for the vast majority of savings to meet ...
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Global warming may go on hold for decades 3.3.2009 New Kerala: World News
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Climate change protest disrupts flights at Aberdeen airport 3.3.2009 Guardian: Environment
Seven members of campaign group Plane Stupid cut through airport's perimeter fence Climate change protesters today disrupted one of Scotland's busiest airports, setting up a barricade on a taxiway and forcing flights to be suspended. The Plane Stupid campaign group said seven of its members cut through a perimeter fence at Aberdeen airport at about 4am, building a wire "fortress" on the apron used for North Sea oil industry helicopters. Other protesters, many dressed in the style of the US property tycoon Donald Trump – who is building a golf resort north of Aberdeen – climbed on to the airport's terminal roof. The seven activists on the tarmac surrendered to Grampian police at about 8.15am, but two remained on the roof. The protest ...
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A New Epoch for Environmentalism: Massive Climate Change Action Proves a Turning Point 3.3.2009 AlterNet
Climate change -- for many years the concern of scientists and policy wonks -- has finally birthed a broad-based citizens movement.
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GOP bill would take Arizona out of climate initiative 3.3.2009 Tucson Citizen
PHOENIX - Democrat Janet Napolitano is no longer in the Arizona's governor office, and that could spell big changes for the state's former high-profile participation in a regional initiative to combat climate change.
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VoxOp 3.3.2009 Boston Globe: Opinion
Healthcare reform trouble, economy in a tailspin, and in like a lion.
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Battle over clean air is bound to get dirty 3.3.2009 Boston Globe: Opinion
Obama has to make it absolutely clear to his environment officials that he will not abandon them.
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More than just hot air 3.3.2009 SFGate: Op-Ed
T he Sunday New York Times described an expected sea change in international global warming policy. The story noted that President George W. Bush, "pressed by the Senate, rejected" the Kyoto global warming protocol in 2001, but now President Obama is eager to... ...
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Washington protesters push 'clean energy' 3.3.2009 CNN: Top Stories
Global warming concerns took center stage Monday as two organizations held rallies to draw attention to an issue that President Barack Obama has promised to place near the top of his agenda.
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Andrew Alexander: George Will's column causes a stir 3.3.2009 Star Tribune: Commentary
Nominations on Hold For 2 Top Science Posts -- Physicist, Marine Biologist Confirmations Halted by N.J. Senator in Unrelated Fight 3.3.2009 Washington Post: Science
The nominations of two of President Obama's top science advisers have stalled in the Senate, according to several sources, posing a challenge to the administration as it seeks to frame new policies on climate change and other environmental issues.

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Rocky, lease-auction monkey-wrencher protest at U.S. Capitol 3.3.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington » About 30 Utahns, including former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and monkey-wrencher Tim DeChristopher, joined in a massive civil-disobedience protest on Monday, encircling a power plant in the nation's capital to demand action against global warming.
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Schwarzenegger opens tech fair in Germany 3.3.2009 Boston Globe: Technology
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened a major technology fair in Germany Monday along with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and recalled his time in the country as a young man.
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Schwarzenegger opens tech fair, recalls early days in Germany 3.3.2009 Star Tribune: World
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