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Scientists Identify ‘Tipping Points’ of Climate Change 5.2.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
Nine ways in which the Earth could be tipped into a potentially dangerous state that could last for many centuries have been identified by scientists investigating how quickly global warming could run out of control. A major international investigation by dozens of leading climate scientists has found that the “tipping points” for all nine scenarios - [...]
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DrumBeat: February 5, 2008 5.2.2008 The Oil Drum
In 2005, the world entered the “post peak-oil” era, as predicted by many oil experts years before reaching this situation. The price of oil is dominated by two factors, new discoveries of oil fields and global demand for oil, falsely called production. As the R/P ratio (Reserves to Production) slides we begin to witness sharp price hikes in the futures market for oil immediately affecting the price of fuel at the pump. During the last 10 years, the price of oil shot up from US$ 10 a barrel to well above US$ 80 a barrel, with current predictions more certain of the price crossing US$ 100 a barrel than ever coming back to US$ 50. The oil market is tightly intertwined with the car market, as both products complement one another to produce the ...
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Rain Forests Fall at "Alarming" Rate 4.2.2008 Truthout.com
Edward Harris of The Associated Press reports: "In the gloomy shade deep in Africa's rain forest, the noontime silence was pierced by the whine of a far-off chain saw. It was the sound of destruction, echoed from wood to wood, continent to continent, in the tropical belt that circles the globe."
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Rain Forests Fall at ‘Alarming’ Rate 4.2.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
ABO EBAM, Nigeria — In the gloomy shade deep in Africa’s rain forest, the noontime silence was pierced by the whine of a far-off chain saw. It was the sound of destruction, echoed from wood to wood, continent to continent, in the tropical belt that circles the globe.From Brazil to central Africa to once-lush islands [...]
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Rainforests falling at alarming rate 3.2.2008 Raw Story
UN estimates 60 acres fall every minute, Africa new leader in deforestation

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Amazon Research Raises Tough Questions 3.2.2008 AP Top News
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) -- Julio Tota stood atop a 195-foot steel tower in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, watching "rivers of air" flowing over an unbroken green canopy that stretched as far as the eye could see....
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Eco-Diary Rescue 3.2.2008 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
"The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind." - Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson The Eco-Diary Rescue appears every Saturday afternoon or evening. If you have missed the most recent two, you can find them and If you haven’t already joined the , click right on over there and join like-minded folks with a green tinge. I don’t often give prominence to a particular Diary in the Rescue because there are so many good ones it’s hard to choose. But this week I found davidseth ’s compelling. Viewing the yet-to-be-enacted federal government’s version wanting, he offered . He owns some land in rural Columbia County, New York in the Hudson Valley next to Massachusetts. Like the rest of the ...
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Rain Forests Fall at 'Alarming' Rate 2.2.2008 AP Top News
ABO EBAM, Nigeria (AP) -- In the gloomy shade deep in Africa's rain forest, the noontime silence was pierced by the whine of a far-off chain saw. It was the sound of destruction, echoed from wood to wood, continent to continent, in the tropical belt that circles the globe....
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Forests besieged: With Africa ahead, world fells trees at 'alarming' rate, imperiling climate 2.2.2008 Star Tribune: World
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Science 1101 - Petroleum and Peak Oil 29.1.2008 The Oil Drum
A university near where I live plans to add a short unit on "Petroleum and Peak Oil" to their Science 1101 course for freshman who are not science majors. They asked me to put together material for the unit - reading material, PowerPoint presentations, links to additional material, discussion questions, and suggested test questions. At this point, I am in the process of finalizing what will go into the reading material. I sent my contact a first draft, and he asked that I add sections on a number of other topics as well. This is my second draft, which includes the additional sections requested. I have not yet turned it in. The focus is to a significant extent their choice. They wanted background information on a variety of petroleum-related ...
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Bush Moves on Alaska as Backs Are Turned 28.1.2008 Common Dreams: Views
Whether it’s outsourcing a war in Iraq, or greasing the skids for industry buddies in Alaska, the Bush administration has made the backdoor fix its fundamental operating maxim. The nation’s attention has lately been diverted to stocks’ roller-coaster ride, foreclosures and falling house prices, and self-destructive acts by 20-something showbiz folk. What better time to sneak through [...]
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Eco-Diary Rescue 27.1.2008 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
I so often forget to include a link to the at the end of the Eco-Diary Rescue that this week I’ve placed them at the top. There are 600 of them now, and you can join them if you’ve a mind to do so, with just a few clicks. Several Diarists pointed to the idea of spurring the government to turn talk of stimulating the economy into an opportunity for doing so by investing in green energy. One of those was Michael Shellenberger – whose Breakthrough Institute and Breakthrough , the book he wrote with Ted Nordhaus, is making big waves in the environmental community. He wrote "Increasing numbers of bloggers and grassroots activists are calling on Congress and the White House to direct a portion of the economic stimulus package ...
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Brazil announces new measures to fight Amazon deforestation 25.1.2008 International Herald Tribune: Americas
Brazil will combat rising deforestation in the Amazon by sending extra federal police and environmental agents to areas where illegal clearing jumped dramatically last year.
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Bird boom goes bust, but the hunt is still on 24.1.2008 International Herald Tribune: Americas
David Baxter, 62, has hunted the Big Woods in eastern Arkansas for most of his life. But these days, his weapon of choice is an old 35-millimeter camera with a zoom lens, which he keeps in his blue pickup truck at all times just in case he comes across an ivory-billed woodpecker.
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Protecting Minnesota's changing northern forests 21.1.2008 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Forest researchers in the region agree that global warming is going to have a big effect on Minnesota's northern boreal forest.
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Buy local applies to forests, too 17.1.2008 SFGate: Op-Ed
Frozen pipes never concern San Francisco residents, but Minnesotans insulate the pipes around their homes every winter. The West Nile virus scares many Californians but doesn't alarm Scandinavians at all. Where you are in the world goes a long way toward... ...
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Buy local applies to forests, too 16.1.2008 SFGate: Op-Ed
Frozen pipes never concern San Francisco residents, but Minnesotans insulate the pipes around their homes every winter. The West Nile virus scares many Californians but doesn't alarm Scandinavians at all. Where you are in the world goes a long way toward... ...
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EU considers banning the import of certain fuel crops 15.1.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
European officials proposed banning certain fuel crops whose production could do more harm than good in fighting climate change.
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Colombian hostages tell of ordeal 13.1.2008 International Herald Tribune: Americas
Clara Rojas, one of two hostages freed after being held captive for six years by Colombian rebels, describes how she gave birth to a boy nearly four years ago and had him taken from the jungle at the age of 8 months.
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Mitch McConnell: I Am The ‘Godfather Of Green’ 12.1.2008 Think Progres
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has released a new ad for his 2008 re-election campaign, heralding himself as a “Godfather of Green” and an “environmental champion.” McConnell’s environmental stewardship, according to the ad, consists of securing a $38 million earmark for city parks in Louisville and the creation of the Jefferson Memorial Forest, which [...]
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