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Oil Politics Alleged in Polar Bear Decision 3.4.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
Washington - California Sen. Barbara Boxer accused the Bush administration Wednesday of delaying a decision on whether to list the polar bear as an endangered species so it could finish its oil lease sales in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, where one-fifth of the world’s polar bears live. “The administration went ahead and accepted bids, even though oil [...]
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Inaction on Polar Bear Criticized 3.4.2008 Washington Post: World
Senate Democrats yesterday deplored the Bush administration's failure to meet a legal deadline for determining whether global warming is pushing polar bears toward extinction and lashed their scheduled star witness -- Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne -- for declining to appear in his own defense. ...
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Inaction on Polar Bear Is Criticized 3.4.2008 Washington Post: Congress
Senate Democrats yesterday deplored the Bush administration's failure to meet a legal deadline for determining whether global warming is pushing polar bears toward extinction and lashed their scheduled star witness -- Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne -- for declining to appear in his own defense.

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Boxer: Explanation Needed on Polar Bears 3.4.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
The chair of the Senate Environment Committee on Wednesday slammed Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne for failing to appear before her panel to explain why the Bush administration has delayed a decision on whether to protect polar bears under the Endangered... ...
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Boxer blasts Bush administration for polar bear listing delay 2.4.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
California Sen. Barbara Boxer accused the Bush administration today of delaying a decision on whether to list the polar bear as an endangered species so it could finish its oil lease sales in Alaska's Chukchi Sea, where one-fifth of the world's creatures... ...
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House votes to protect coast from oil drilling 1.4.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
California moved a step closer to permanently protecting its shores from offshore oil drilling Monday when the House approved legislation to ban development in federal waters along all 76 miles of Sonoma County's coastline and off the southern tip of... ...
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Humans in the clear over mammoth extinction? 1.4.2008 New Scientist: News
In the debate over whether a warmer climate or hunting did for the woolly mammoth, it seems humans have little blood on their hands
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Baby step to protect the coast from drilling 1.4.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
California moved a step closer to permanently protecting its shores from offshore oil drilling Monday when the House approved legislation to ban development in federal waters along all 76 miles of Sonoma County's coastline and off the southern tip of... ...
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Hansen to Australian PM: stop coal plants now 1.4.2008 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
James Hansen has written an (apparently) open letter to Kevin Rudd, urging that all new coal fired power plants be halted - via , original at (pdf). 27 March 2008 The Hon Kevin Rudd, MP Prime Minister of Australia Australian Parliament Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600 Dear Prime Minister, Your leadership is needed on a matter concerning coal-fired power plants and carbon dioxide emission rates in your country, a matter with ramifications for life on our planet, including all species. Prospects for today's children, and especially the world's poor, hinge upon our success in stabilizing climate. For the sake of identification, I am a United States citizen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and ...
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DrumBeat: March 30, 2008 30.3.2008 The Oil Drum
In this round of the Great Game, energy shortage and global warming are reinforcing each another. The result can only be a growing risk of conflict. There were around 1.65 billion people in the world when the last round was played out. At the start of the 21st century, there are four times as many, struggling to secure their future in a world being changed out of recognition by climate change. It would be wise to plan for some more of history's rhymes. [break] March 28, 2008 | For more than a decade, a fierce debate about peak oil has been raging between those who think a peak in global oil production is at hand and those who think the world is not close to running out of oil. The debate is moot for two reasons. First, the growing ...
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DrumBeat: March 28, 2008 28.3.2008 The Oil Drum

Russian Oil Output to Fall for First Time in a Decade

``Two years ago, we said the growth rate was falling, and we said this was bad for Russia, remember?'' Trutnev said in televised remarks after a government meeting in Moscow today. ``Now we're saying the production rate is falling this year. This is not a bogeyman, unfortunately, this is real,'' Trutnev said, without giving a specific forecast.

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Peak Oil and Economic Growth: Where Do We Go From Here? 28.3.2008 The Oil Drum
This is a guest post by Rob Dietz and Brian Czech. Rob Dietz is the executive director of the (CASSE). He received a master of science degree in environmental science and engineering from Virginia Tech and an undergraduate degree in economics and environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Brian Czech, the founder of CASSE, is also a professional biologist in civil service and an adjunct professor of Ecological Economics at Virginia Tech. Czech has a Ph.D. in Renewable Natural Resources ( University of Arizona, 1998) and is the author of " . (note: , who helped me choose my Phd path, first wrote about the steady state economy in 1977 - he is on CASSE's board) When pundits, talking heads, and government officials debate policies ...
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Salmon run will collapse unless we reverse underlying causes of decline 28.3.2008 SFGate: Op-Ed
"It is a matter of serious regret that our choicest and most valued fish, the ... salmon, is annually decreasing and the supply for exportation and home consumption is diminishing. Unless salmon that now home in our waters are protected and fostered as a... ...
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Million Acres of Guyanese Rainforest to Be Saved in Groundbreaking Deal 28.3.2008 Truthout.com
Daniel Howden, The Independent UK: "A deal has been agreed that will place a financial value on rainforests - paying, for the first time, for their upkeep as 'utilities' that provide vital services such as rainfall generation, carbon storage and climate regulation."
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The rising fortunes of coal - perhaps 27.3.2008 The Oil Drum
A week or so ago I wrote about the power supply debate going on in New England, with the controversy over the wind farm to be sited in the waters off Cape Cod. In that post I commented on the fact that, in response to an energy shortage that had appeared in 2004, the area had ensured additional supplies of LNG, and had converted some power stations so that, instead of relying on natural gas, they could also burn oil. The advantage of oil in this particular case is that it is somewhat more easily stored and thus is accessible when the gas lines are not available. However I skated around the issue as to what would happen if there were neither oil nor gas available. This is not, unfortunately, a theoretical exercise. has projected a supply shortfall ...
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NOAA to Assess Whether Melting Ice Endangers Seals 27.3.2008 Washington Post: Nation
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced yesterday that it will evaluate whether four kinds of seals inhabiting Alaska's Bering Sea should be placed on the endangered species list because of melting sea ice.
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NOAA to Assess Whether Melting Ice Endangers Seals 27.3.2008 Washington Post: Nation
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced yesterday that it will evaluate whether four kinds of seals inhabiting Alaska's Bering Sea should be placed on the endangered species list because of melting sea ice.

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Salmon run will collapse unless we reverse underlying causes of decline 27.3.2008 SFGate: Op-Ed
"It is a matter of serious regret that our choicest and most valued fish, the ... salmon, is annually decreasing and the supply for exportation and home consumption is diminishing. Unless salmon that now home in our waters are protected and fostered as a... ...
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Guyanese rainforest to be saved 27.3.2008 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
A deal has been agreed that will place a financial value on rainforests – paying, for the first time, for their upkeep as "utilities" that provide vital services such as rainfall generation, carbon storage and climate regulation. The agreement, to be announced tomorrow in New York, will secure the future of one million acres of pristine rainforest in Guyana, the first move of its kind, and will open the way for financial markets to play a key role in safeguarding the fate of the world's forests.

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Million Acres of Guyanese Rainforest To Be Saved In Groundbreaking Deal 27.3.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
A deal has been agreed that will place a financial value on rainforests - paying, for the first time, for their upkeep as “utilities” that provide vital services such as rainfall generation, carbon storage and climate regulation. The agreement, to be announced tomorrow in New York, will secure the future of one million acres of pristine [...]
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