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Enveloping desert conditions to trigger unrest in Africa and Asia 28.6.2007 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
Desertification caused in large part by climate change will provoke an environmental crisis of global proportions, massive migration, and political instability if current trends are not quickly stemmed, a UN report concluded.
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U.S. House boosts funding for parks, environment 28.6.2007 AP Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Wednesday approved a bill to hike spending for the environment, national parks and global warming research....
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Timothy Egan | Bush's Public Lands Legacy Is a Sad Sight to Behold 28.6.2007 Truthout.com
"Most Americans don't own a summer home on Cape Cod, or a McMansion in the Rockies, but they have this birthright: an area more than four times the size of France. If you're a citizen, you own it - about 565 million acres," says Timothy Egan.
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Cheney and the Klamath: Leaving No Tracks 28.6.2007 Truthout.com
Washington Post reporters Jo Becker and Barton Gellman investigate the Klamath case, "one of many in which the vice president took on a decisive role to undercut long-standing environmental regulations for the benefit of business."
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Paul Hawken | How to Stop Our Political and Economic Systems From Stealing Our Future 28.6.2007 Truthout.com
Terrence McNally interviews Paul Hawken, "who has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. Hawken's new book, 'Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming,' explores the diversity of the movement, its ideas, strategies and hidden history."
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Part IV | Cheney Backed Business Over Environment 28.6.2007 Truthout.com
Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of the Washington Post conclude their four-part series on Dick Cheney with a look at how Cheney worked to manipulate environmental concerns for the benefit of business.
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The Great Biofuel Hoax 25.6.2007 AlterNet
Touted by politicians and industry as "green" energy, biofuels come with a high price tag.
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The Bush Administration's Secret Campaign to Deny Global Warming 25.6.2007 Truthout.com
It is no secret that industry-connected appointees within the White House have worked actively to distort the findings of federal climate scientists, playing down the threat of climate change. But a new investigation by Rolling Stone reveals that those distortions were sanctioned at the highest levels of our government, in a policy formulated by the vice president, implemented by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and enforced by none other than Karl Rove.
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Sweden: Going Green 23.6.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
VAXJO, Sweden - In the cool forest region of southern Sweden, the city of Vaxjo has turned off the heating oil, even on the darkest, snowbound days of winter. Coal, too, is gone and next on the fossil fuel hit list is petrol. In the underground car park of the local government offices there are [...]
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Kelpie Wilson | Bush Flips Off Spotted Owls 23.6.2007 Truthout.com
Kelpie Wilson asks: "How important are owls in the scheme of things? How important are forests? What do most Americans know about forests?"
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Darfur Conflict Destroying Environment As Well As Humans 22.6.2007 Tompaine.com
http://www.enn.com/todays-news/13005
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Britain’s Environment Agency: Go Vegetarian to Stop Climate Change 20.6.2007 Common Dreams: Views
I’m tempted to move to Britain, and not just because I saw an early screening of Michael Moore’s amazing new movie, Sicko (go see it; tell all your friends). What got me is that an official with the UK’s Environment Agency has acknowledged that humans can significantly help stop global warming by adopting a vegetarian [...]
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Editorial: Slashing and Warming 16.6.2007 NY Times: Editorials
A collective effort among leading industrialized nations to bring deforestation under control could substantially reduce carbon emissions.
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Common Bird Species in Dramatic Decline 16.6.2007 Truthout.com
New data show the populations of some of America's well-known birds in a tailspin, thanks to the one-two punch of habitat fragmentation and, increasingly, global warming.
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Nitrogen pollution drives trees to soak up more CO 13.6.2007 New Scientist: News
The deposition of nitrogen from human activities increases the rate at which northern forests grow, but the global effect is as yet unclear
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Middle East stalemate; The missile shield; Priorities for Africa; Reducing deforestation; Terrorism in the U.S. 13.6.2007 International Herald Tribune: Editorials

Middle East stalemate

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Industrial Logging Gobbling Up Africa's Tropical Forests 12.6.2007 Truthout.com
Industrial logging is increasingly gobbling up Africa's tropical forests, researchers have said after analyzing 300 satellite images covering more than 1.5 million square miles of dense and humid forest in the continent's central region.
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California Standards Could Crimp Canadian Oil Boom 8.6.2007 Truthout.com
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed environmental agreements with two Canadian provinces that commit Ontario and British Columbia to adhere to California's low-carbon fuel standard. This will cut the use of petroleum sources, such as Alberta's, that cause high levels of global-warming emissions.
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Green Guilt TripToo Lazy To Recycle? Here’s How Much You’re Wasting. 7.6.2007 Common Dreams: Views
Don’t you love it when the auto industry starts talking in corporate tongues? The most astonishing idiocies come out of its collective mouth: No, no, no, we couldn’t possibly put in seat belts. Air bags? Who’d want to pay for air bags? And the latest, from a representative of nine carmakers, that California’s goal to cut [...]
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Green guilt trip 7.6.2007 LA Times: Opinion
Too lazy to recycle? Here's how much you're wasting.

DON'T YOU LOVE IT when the auto industry starts talking in corporate tongues? The most astonishing idiocies come out of its collective mouth: No, no, no, we couldn't possibly put in seat belts. Air bags? Who'd want to pay for air bags?
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