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UN Special Rapporteur Decries Free Trade Harm to Agriculture 18.12.2008 Truthout.com

    Olivier De Schutter, a Belgian academic who is currently the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food, is about to present a much-awaited report to Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It concerns both the impact of liberalized world trade on hunger in the world and free trade's ability to affect the policy of governments which are required to assure everyone's access to food.

    Mr. De Schutter argues for a revision of the concepts that preside over liberalization.

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Conservative Anti-Choice Pastor Picked for Obama's Inauguration 18.12.2008 AlterNet
A very strange pick -- Pastor Rick Warren opposes gay marriage, doesn't believe in evolution and compared abortion to the Holocaust.
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Is Steven Chu BFF With BP? 18.12.2008 Mother Jones
How Obama's DOE head got $500 million BP bucks to bankroll Berkeley research—and what it means for our energy future.
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Dot Earth: Action, in Spite of Uncertainty 18.12.2008 NYT: Home Page
An environmental economist says uncertainty in climate forecasts is real, and the real reason to act.

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Clinton's foundation got millions from Saudis 18.12.2008 CNN: Top Stories
Former President Clinton published a list of donors to his foundation Thursday to help clear the way for his wife to become secretary of state.
Stats support glut of hot years clustered in last 17 yrs 18.12.2008 New Kerala: World News
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Global climate change could dramatically affect water supplies 18.12.2008 New Kerala: World News
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Jonathan Lash and Taryn Fransen on a successor to the Kyoto protocol 18.12.2008 Guardian: Environment
The argument that developing countries are taking no action to address climate change is wrong, write Jonathan Lash and Taryn Fransen. From World Resources Institute, part of the Guardian Environment Network

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Are elephants thugs or guardians of the water hole? 18.12.2008 New Scientist: Living World
Far from being pushy creatures that bully other species away from water, African elephants seem to create a safe environment for smaller herbivores ...
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Agriculture nominee draws praise 18.12.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Tom Vilsack, a former governor of a heartland state and a strong supporter of alternative energy sources, as agriculture secretary drew praise Wednesday from both environmentalists and farmers - groups that don't... ...
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Climate outcome 'hangs on coal' 18.12.2008 BBC: Front Page
If the growth in carbon dioxide emissions is to be constrained then the world cannot afford a coal renaissance, a major scientific meeting is told.
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Barack Obama sets out main challenges for first two years in White House 18.12.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
Barack Obama has outlined what he believes will be the main challenges he will face in his first two years in the White House, including closing Guantánamo Bay, withdrawing US troops from Iraq and employing a multilateral approach to the Middle East. In an interview with Time magazine, who named the president-elect as their Person of the Year 2008, he also promised tax cuts for 95% of working Americans and said the health and school systems would be domestic priorities. "On foreign policy, have we closed down Guantánamo in a responsible way, put a clear end to torture and restored a balance between the demands of our security and our constitution? Have I drawn down US troops out of Iraq, and have we strengthened our approach in ...
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Nasa set to launch 'CO2 hunter' 18.12.2008 BBC: Science
The US space agency is planning to launch a satellite that can map where all the carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere.
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Human-induced climate change began thousands of years ago 18.12.2008 New Kerala: World News
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Afua Hirsch: The attorney general's move to challenge a court's decision on climate change protest undermines the best traditions of British justice 18.12.2008 Guardian: Environment
Afua Hirsch: The attorney general's move to challenge a court's decision on climate change protest undermines the best traditions of British justice

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Greenwash: Fred Pearce - treeplanting schemes must be crystal clear on their carbon offsetting sums 18.12.2008 Guardian: Environment
Companies suggesting tree planting as carbon offsets must be crystal clear about their sums if they are to dispel suspicion, writes Fred Pearce

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Associated Press 's global warming report called 'irrational hysteria' by scientists 18.12.2008 New Kerala: World News
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U.S. proposes protecting 7 penguin species 18.12.2008 MSNBC

The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list six species of penguin as threatened species and one — the African penguin — as an endangered species. But it has denied protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act for three other species, including the emperor penguin, seen at left.The Bush administration is moving to protect seven penguin species. Three other types, including the stars of recent movies, are being ignored.


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Warming up to global issue 18.12.2008 Seattle Times: Local
The Earth has natural warming and cooling cycles, but we've tampered with the pattern. Scientists have been talking about global warning for a long time, but it's been difficult getting action.
Foreign oil dependence expected to drop 18.12.2008 SFGate: Business & Technology
U.S. dependence on foreign oil will drop dramatically over the next two decades as Americans are expected to confront rebounding oil prices, use more biofuels like ethanol and drive more fuel-efficient cars, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. But the... ...
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