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The Wild Side: Stop the Mutants! 15.3.2008 NY Times: Editorials
If mutations ended, would evolution?
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Ecological Economics and Intensive Vegetable Cultivation 14.3.2008 The Oil Drum
This is a guest post by Jason Bradford who has written here previously on and . Jason has a Phd in Biology, is the founder of Willits Economic Localization (WELL) and runs a CSA in Willits, CA. "Can we rely on it that a ???turning around' will be accomplished by enough people quickly enough to save the modern world? This question is often asked, but whatever answer is given to it will mislead. The answer "yes" would lead to complacency; the answer "no" to despair. It is desirable to leave these perplexities behind us and get down to work." E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful I would rather have titled this essay "Where the Hoe Meets the Soil" but that phrase is not part of our cultural lexicon, which is ...
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Ecological Economics and Intensive Vegetable Cultivation 14.3.2008 The Oil Drum
This is a guest post by Jason Bradford who has written here previously on and . Jason has a Phd in Biology, is the founder of Willits Economic Localization (WELL) and runs a CSA in Willits, CA. "Can we rely on it that a ‘turning around' will be accomplished by enough people quickly enough to save the modern world? This question is often asked, but whatever answer is given to it will mislead. The answer "yes" would lead to complacency; the answer "no" to despair. It is desirable to leave these perplexities behind us and get down to work." E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful I would rather have titled this essay "Where the Hoe Meets the Soil" but that phrase is not part of our cultural lexicon, which is ...
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The Wild Side: Stop the Mutants! 12.3.2008 NY Times: Editorials
If mutations ended, would evolution?
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Polar Bears in Limbo as Drilling Leases Go Forward 12.3.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
BROOKLIN, Canada - A coalition of environmental groups sued the George W. Bush administration Monday for delaying a decision to protect polar bears threatened with extinction due to the melting ice in its Arctic habitat. Polar bears could be the first species officially threatened by climate change. The huge loss of summer sea ice in [...]
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Groups Sue Bush Administration Over Polar Bear Protection 12.3.2008 Truthout.com
The Natural Resources Defense Council says, "Today the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace sued the Bush administration for missing the legal deadline to issue a final decision on whether to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act due to global warming."
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CEI: Fixing Climate Change Will Cause ‘Death On A Massive Scale’ In The Developing World 12.3.2008 Think Progres
Today, the right-wing think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) launched its new round of ads attacking Al Gore for his leadership on climate change. According to CEI, the ads “contrast Gore’s energy-consuming lifestyle with the life-and-death need for energy in developing countries.” The ads are set to run for two weeks on CNN, CNBC, and [...]
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Agency faces action for delay in protecting polar bears 11.3.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
Campaigners believe decision on classifying the polar bear as endangered is being held up to complete sales of oil and gas leases in Alaska
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US government sued over failure to protect polar bears 10.3.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
Campaigners take agency to court claiming its failure to add bears to the endangered list is politically motivated
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Delay in Bush Administration Polar Bear Policy Stirs Probe 9.3.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
The Interior Department’s inspector general has begun a preliminary investigation into why the department has delayed for nearly two months a decision on listing the polar bear as threatened because of the loss of Arctic sea ice. A recommendation to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was to have been made in early January by the U.S. Fish [...]
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DrumBeat: March 7, 2008 7.3.2008 The Oil Drum
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- With $100-a-barrel here for now, Goldman Sachs says $200 a barrel could be a reality in the not-too-distant future in the case of a "major disruption." Goldman on Friday also boosted by $10 the low end of its 2008-2012 projected range for crude to $60 a barrel -- significantly lower than current prices, to be sure, but a possible mark for oil if "normalized" trends return to the marketplace. ...Goldman analysts Arjun Murti, Kevin Koh and Michele della Vigna said prices have advanced more quickly than Goldman had forecast back in 2005, when it predicted a range of $50 to $105 a barrel as part of its "super-spike" oil theory. [break] NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- All of those people that believe high oil prices will ...
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The Next Agriculture? 7.3.2008 The Oil Drum
This is a guest post by John Michael Greer, who blogs at . John is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) and has been active in the alternative spirituality movement for more than 25 years, and is the author of a dozen books, including "The Druidry Handbook" (Weiser, 2006). He lives in Ashland, Oregon. Archdruids take breaks from time to time, but the peak oil debate does not, and during my recent vacation a lively discussion sprang up on about the future of agriculture in a postpetroleum world. The point at issue was whether today???s mechanized agriculture will remain in place, or be replaced by a new rural economy of small farms using human and animal labor, as the world skids down the far side of Hubbert???s peak. ...
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DrumBeat: March 6, 2008 6.3.2008 The Oil Drum
In Paris, March 2, 2008, Ali al-Naimi, oil minister for the world's largest crude producer, Saudi Arabia, and one of the oil industry's most influential figures, has been discussing Peak Oil. He has stated that Saudi Arabia, which already has the world's biggest proven oil reserves, plans to add another 200 billion barrels of oil to its proven reserves. He said this was "to reassure the world that we are not going to run out of oil in the next five to ten years as peak oil theorists say." So what are the facts behind this claim of an extra 200 billion barrels? According to a seminar given in Washington in 2004 representatives from Saudi Aramco reported that Saudi Arabia had an initial 700 Gb barrels in place. Today, with cumulative production ...
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Eco-Diary Rescue 3.1 2.3.2008 Daily Kos
Various carbon tax ideas have been publicly discussed for a couple of decades, but the Green Alliance has : The government should replace VAT, a European Union-regulated tax on goods and services, with environmental taxes to encourage green products, an environmental lobby group said on Thursday. The Green Alliance, an independent think-tank, said such a move to favour environmentally friendly products with differentiated taxes would encourage producers to make them and buyers to choose them. "We are aiming high in order to get this on the political map. We feel we have got a political hook for it. If you are going to use taxation then probably the more productive way is to exempt the good and tax the bad," Julie Hill, Green Alliance policy ...
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Near Arctic, Seed Vault Is a Fort Knox of Food 29.2.2008 NY Times: Europe
A vault buried under the permafrost in Norway has begun to receive millions of seeds, an effort to save the genetic legacy of vanishing plants.
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In Norway, Global Seed Vault guards genetic resources 29.2.2008 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
With plant species disappearing at an alarming rate, scientists and governments are creating a global network of plant banks to store seeds and sprouts - precious genetic resources that may be needed for man to adapt the world's food supply to climate change.
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ThinkFast: February 27, 2008 27.2.2008 Think Progres
With oil prices at record highs, the cost of gasoline could hit $4 a gallon by spring. “The effect of high oil prices today could be the difference between having a recession and not having a recession,” said Harvard economist Kenneth S. Rogoff. “After promising last year to search its computers for tens of thousands of [...]
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Polar Bears and Stalking Horses 27.2.2008 American Spectator
Enviros play their "endangered" card again.
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Sumatran deforestation driving climate change and species extinction, report warns 27.2.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
The destruction of Sumatra's natural forests is accelerating global climate change and pushing endangered species closer to extinction, report warns
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Accessing the world's coral reefs 26.2.2008 IHT: Health/Science
Researchers who studied a string of Pacific Ocean atolls are painting the first detailed picture of pristine coral reefs.
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