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US classifies polar bear as threatened - 2nd Update 15.5.2008 Earth Times
Washington - Under the pressure of a court-ordered deadline, the United States Wednesday classified the polar bear as a threatened species because of global warming and rapidly melting Arctic ice. In the surprise decision, US Secretary of the Interio...
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Polar bear listed as threatened species because of global warming 15.5.2008 International Herald Tribune: Americas
The U.S. Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species Wednesday, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming.
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US lists polar bear as threatened species 15.5.2008 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species Wednesday, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming....
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Polar bears to be protected species 15.5.2008 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Interior Department has decided to protect the polar bear as a threatened species because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming, officials said Wednesday.
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Polar bears to be protected species 15.5.2008 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Interior Department has decided to protect the polar bear as a threatened species because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming, officials said Wednesday.
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U.S. Officials: Polar Bear Now Threatened Species 15.5.2008 WCCO: National
The Interior Department has decided to protect the polar bear as a threatened species because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming, officials said Wednesday.
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Polar Bear to Be a Protected Species 15.5.2008 NY Times: National
In protecting the polar bear, the Interior Department cited the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming.

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US lists polar bear as threatened species 15.5.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
The Interior Department has decided to protect the polar bear as a threatened species because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming, officials said Wednesday. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne scheduled a news conference to announce the... ...
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US Interior Department lists polar bear as threatened because of loss of Arctic sea ice 15.5.2008 Star Tribune: Science & Technology
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Open Thread 14.5.2008 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: ? The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent last month, compared to a 0.3 percent rise in March. The lower inflation reflected a flat reading for energy, which helped offset a 0.9 percent jump in food costs as prices climbed for many basic items, from bread and milk to coffee and fresh fruits. The unchanged reading for energy reflected a big 4.8 percent jump in natural gas prices, offset by a 2 percent decline in gasoline costs. The reported drop in gasoline prices reflected the government's accounting process, which discounts expected seasonal price changes. Since gasoline prices normally rise significantly in April, the 5.6 percent rise in prices ...
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DrumBeat: May 14, 2008 14.5.2008 The Oil Drum
While drivers are facing sticker shock at the pump these days, here is a bigger shock: high prices are putting a strain on oil refiners. After last year’s stellar profits, American refiners are going through a traumatic period. In a time of record gasoline prices, some of them actually lost money in the first quarter, and for virtually all refiners, profits are down sharply. [break] After months of holding out hope that U.S. truck sales would rebound, General Motors Corp. is accepting that the market shift toward more fuel-friendly vehicles isn't likely to end. The automaker, which has made billions off its hefty trucks and SUVs over the years, said Tuesday that it's been over-promoting its largest vehicles and plans to change course. ...
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Wave/Geothermal - Energy Return on Investment (EROI) Part 5 14.5.2008 The Oil Drum
This is the final piece of a series on Energy Return on Investment from 's EROI Workshop at SUNY-Syracuse. Today's papers outline the energy technologies of wave and geothermal power, concluding a 5 part series that has looked at , , , , and . Previously, Professor Hall also wrote the thought provoking, . Forget not about the simple 'balloon graph' below of EROI x Scale for fossil and renewable energy sources that this project is attempting to update with the help of theoildrum.com readership. [break] INTRODUCTION by Charles A. S. Hall Most of the energy sources that we use or might use are dependent directly or indirectly upon the sun. This includes wave energy which is derived from wind (e.g. the sun). Nuclear, geothermal and tidal ...
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Not As Green As They Claim To Be 14.5.2008 Common Dreams: Headlines
Just how green should you feel driving the new Chevy Tahoe hybrid sport utility vehicle? The eight-passenger vehicle is plastered with “hybrid” labels. An automobile magazine panel that included the executive director of The Sierra Club named it the “Green Car of the Year.” But the Tahoe gets only about 20 miles per gallon - not much [...]
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Not as green as they claim to be 14.5.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
Just how green should you feel driving the new Chevy Tahoe hybrid sport utility vehicle?
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Not as green as they claim to be 14.5.2008 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Just how green should you feel driving the new Chevy Tahoe hybrid sport utility vehicle?
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World Carbon Dioxide Levels Highest for 650,000 Years, Says US Report 14.5.2008 Truthout.com
David Adam, of The Guardian UK, reports: "The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a record high, according to the latest figures, renewing fears that climate change could begin to slide out of control. Scientists at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii say that CO2 levels in the atmosphere now stand at 387 parts per million (ppm), up almost 40% since the industrial revolution and the highest for at least the last 650,000 years."
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Bob Barr to Run for President as Libertarian 13.5.2008 Truthout.com
Johanna Neuman, The Los Angeles Times: "Bob Barr, a former congressman from Georgia and a former Republican, today announced his candidacy for president as a Libertarian who would rein in federal spending and foreign wars. 'The government has run amok fiscally,' he said at a press conference. Saying that during the first quarter of this year the private sector was losing millions of jobs while the federal government was 'hiring with enthusiasm,' Barr added, 'As the American people see their standard of living falling, the standard of government keeps going up.'"
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World carbon dioxide levels highest for 650,000 years, says US report 13.5.2008 The Guardian -- World Latest
Scientists say CO2 levels in atmosphere now stand at 387 parts per million up almost 40% since industrial revolution
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Bob Barr to run for president as Libertarian 13.5.2008 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The former GOP congressman from Georgia accuses the government of irresponsible spending. He says McCain can't call himself a true conservative. Clinton and Obama campaign in West Virginia. Bob Barr, a former congressman from Georgia and a former Republican, today announced his candidacy for president as a Libertarian who would rein in federal spending and foreign ...
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Bob Barr to run for president as a Libertarian 12.5.2008 LA Times: Top News
The former GOP congressman from Georgia accuses the government of irresponsible spending. He says McCain can't call himself a true conservative. Clinton and Obama campaign in West Virginia.

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, a former congressman from Georgia and a former Republican, today announced his candidacy for president as a Libertarian who would rein in federal spending and foreign wars.

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