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India-Brazil ties transformed after Lula's visit: Envoy 10.6.2007 New Kerala: World News
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Is carbon offsetting the solution? 10.6.2007 The Guardian -- Front Page
Life & style: We burn fossil fuel in the developed world - and plant trees in Africa. It sounds like a win-win situation. But is it? Mark Honigsbaum reports.
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Global Warming Bill Ignites Rift Over States' Rights 9.6.2007 Truthout.com
An unusual rift has emerged between top Congressional Democrats over a draft global warming bill that would prohibit California and other states from taking tougher action than Washington to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
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Bio-Factory Producing Corn-Based Polymer 8.6.2007 AP Business
LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) -- Railcars filled with a new bioengineered corn-based polymer are already pulling out of chemical giant DuPont Co.'s $100 million joint-venture factory with multinational agri-processor Tate & Lyle PLC. Next stop could be the carpet in your living room....
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Biofuels no threat to Opec, says IEA 8.6.2007 Financial Times US
Biofuels will provide only a small proportion of the world's demand for fuel in the next decade, the developed countries' energy watchdog has said in an attempt to reassure Opec that the need for oil will continue to grow.
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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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'U' Joins Tenn. Lab For Biofuel Research Grants 7.6.2007 WCCO: National
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will get a $1.04 million share of a federal grant for biofuels research, officials said Thursday.
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Massacres and Paramilitary Land Seizures Behind the Biofuel Revolution 7.6.2007 Truthout.com
Armed groups in Colombia are driving peasants off their land to make way for plantations of palm oil, a biofuel that is being promoted as an environmentally friendly source of energy. Surging demand for "green" fuel has prompted right-wing paramilitaries to seize swaths of territory, according to activists and farmers. Thousands of families are believed to have fled a campaign of killing and intimidation, swelling Colombia's population of three million displaced people and adding to one of the world's worst refugee crises after Darfur and the Congo.
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Democrats May Split Regionally Over Energy Bill 7.6.2007 Tompaine.com
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/democrats-may-split-along-regional-lines-on-looming-energy-legislation-2007-06-07.html
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Drive on biofuels risks oil price surge 6.6.2007 Financial Times: Popular
The Opec cartel has warned western countries that their efforts to develop biofuels as an alternative energy source to combat climate change risked driving the price of oil 'through the roof'.
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Farmers Take Heat, but Big Agriculture Reaps Farm Bill Benefits 6.6.2007 Truthout.com
Tallying up the farm bill, which Congress will likely vote on this fall, yields losers and winners. The losers: farmers, farm laborers, food processing workers, rural communities, the environment, poor country peasants, many developing country agricultural industries, and urban laborers in both developed and developing countries facing wage competition from rural migrants and US taxpayers. The winner: corporate agribusiness.
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Biofuel Craze Could Send Oil Prices 'Through Roof' 6.6.2007 Tompaine.com
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/aeb9a650-136e-11dc-9866-000b5df10621.html
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Climate change battle could spell new disasters 6.6.2007 Reuters Global Coverage
LONDON (Reuters) - Rich countries meeting in Germany this week will agree that they need to confront climate change, but unpleasant tradeoffs are already ...
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Mystery Hangs Over Castro Interview 6.6.2007 WCCO: National
Cuba and the world will hear from Fidel Castro in person and at length Tuesday for the first time since emergency surgery forced him to give up power last summer. But what the island's "maximum leader" says remains a mystery.
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Scientists want to ID good ethanol crops 5.6.2007 New Kerala: World News
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Massacres in the biofuel revolution 5.6.2007 The Guardian -- Front Page
· Colombian farmers driven out as armed groups profit · Lucrative 'green' crop less risky to grow than coca
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Business has come around on clean air 5.6.2007 Star Tribune: Business
The current row over climate change sounds all too familiar.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer | Coal as Motor Fuel - No, We're Not There Yet 4.6.2007 Truthout.com
"Expanding coal isn't a smart choice for America right now. Although cheap and plentiful, it's dirty. Its environmental byproducts outweigh its benefits. Nevertheless, a bipartisan group of coal-state lawmakers wants to grant billions in taxpayer subsidies to turn coal into liquid fuel to power cars, trucks and airplanes," says The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Why Brazil matters to India 3.6.2007 New Kerala: World News
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Consolidation of the India-Brazil strategic partnership 3.6.2007 Hindu: International
The meaning of my visit to India -- the second one since my election as the President of Brazil -- is to reiterate our readiness to forge a strategic alliance between our countries as I announced during my inaugural address in 2003. The ...
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