Friday, April 30, 2004

The Tyee: Lo, the Mighty Nimrods, Senior and Junior: "Bear hunting on the west coast of Vancouver Island is proof of congenital stupidity."

Infoshop News - Vancouver, Canada: Let's Start a Wildcat General Strike!

Language 'Center' Of Brain Shifts With Age - News: "Asthma linked to global warming, experts say News Staff
The health of millions of children worldwide is threatened by global warming and air pollution. The world's poorest kids are at highest risk, experts say, of getting caught in a growing asthma epidemic."

RADIO AUSTRALIA: "Vietnam grants amnesties, reduced terms to nearly 12,000 prisoners
Nearly 12,000 prisoners in Vietnam have received amnesties or had their sentences commuted to mark the 29th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and the May Day holiday."

The New York Times > Business > U.S. Economy Grows 4.2%; War Spending Provides Push

The Tyee: index: "IWA Health Care Deals Betray Women Workers
When the B.C. Liberals stripped hospital support staff of their rights, they found an odd ally in the woodworkers union."

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Telegraph | News | Tourists flock to the dead zone of Chernobyl

News | network: "Fighter jets escort Air Canada jet into Vancouver airport: RCMP"

The Hindu : New Delhi News : In-car air pollution a health risk

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Clouds from aircraft exhaust may warm U.S. climate: "NASA scientists have found that cirrus clouds, formed by contrails from aircraft engine exhaust, are capable of increasing average surface temperatures enough to account for a warming trend in the United States that occurred between 1975 and 1994. "

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Description of Selected News: "U.S. Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons Causes Dangerous Rise in Radiation Level in Iraq

TEHRAN (MNA) � Canadian research centers have reported that during the war against Iraq the U.S. military used depleted uranium (DU) weapons which caused the radiation level to rise at least 300 times above normal, and the weapons caused similar effects in Afghanistan."

News Wales > Environment > Global warming threat to South American tourism Site: "Leading Welsh and English scientists fear that one of South America�s leading natural tourist destinations, the San Rafael Glacier in Patagonian Chile, which is renowned for the spectacular way in which it releases icebergs into the San Rafael Laguna, may soon retreat to a point where it no longer reaches the sea. This, they warn, might remove one of the main reasons why thousands of tourists travel to this remote corner of Chile every year."

Yahoo! News - New Washington Science Museum offers high-tech glimpse into global warming

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UK group to push climate process

Straight Goods - Canada's independent on-line source of news, analysis, information and fun: "Climate change and investment risk
Report recommends reforms to protect against global warming investment risks."

ENN News Story - Nations, scientists agree on global climate watch system - Blair Warns on Climate Change As Threat

Arctic Ozone Loss More Sensitive To Climate Change Than Thought: "A cooperative study involving NASA scientists quantifies, for the first time, the relationship between Arctic ozone loss and changes in the temperature of Earth's stratosphere.

The results indicate the loss of Arctic ozone due to the presence of industrial chlorine and bromine in Earth's atmosphere may well be sensitive to subtle changes in stratospheric climate. Such ozone depletion leads to increased exposure to harmful, ultraviolet solar radiation at Earth's surface. "

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council: "Arctic Circulation Slowing

4/26/2004 2:38:00 PM
Copyright 2004 by United Press International.

Apr 26, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- A weekly series by UPI examining potential human impact on global climate change.
BOULDER, Colo., April 26 (UPI) -- Circulation of arctic winds and surface currents declined in the 1990s, according to some new research, raising concerns about whether climate is changing rapidly in the northern hemisphere. "

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Slashdot | How does Google do it?

Slashdot | Google's Gmail Goes Into Beta for Blogger Users

KWSnet Weblog: "War Crimes
by Traci Hukill
22 Apr 04
ews this winter that 112 women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan reported having been sexually assaulted by fellow U.S. soldiers in the last 18 months shocked the public and shamed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld into appointing a task force to investigate the matter. The task force, headed by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Ellen Embrey, is due to present its findings to Rumsfeld on April 30."

Saturday, April 24, 2004 - ''Depleted uranium: The war crime that has no end'': "The use of depleted uranium is a crime whose horrific consequences have yet
to run their course."

"Uranium remains radioactive for two billion years. That's a long time for

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Vanunu speaks: Key quotes

News: "New Terror Threat Targets 8 U.S. Allies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A self-proclaimed ``anti-American'' group is threatening terrorist attacks against eight U.S. allies by the end of the month, including South Korea, Japan, Australia and the Pakistan, a South Korean official said Thursday. "

: "Integrated testing of airborne ray gun completed
Lockheed Martin has completed factory testing of the optical benches for the Airborne Laser's Beam Control/Fire Control (BC/FC) system. The Airborne Laser (ABL) is the first megawatt-class laser weapon system to be carried on a specially configured 747-400F aircraft, designed to autonomously detect, track and destroy hostile ballistic missiles."

Satellites act as thermometers in space, show Earth has a fever: "Like thermometers in space, satellites are taking the temperature of the Earth's surface or skin. According to scientists, the satellite data confirm the Earth has had an increasing 'fever' for decades. "

Technology - story - network: "Canada working on ways to block cellphone bombs

The Canadian military will begin testing 'smart' technologies to disrupt cellphone bombs triggered by remote control and disarm improvised roadside explosives like the ones that have killed dozens of soldiers and civilians in Iraq.
If the technologies work, they could be deployed to battlefields in Afghanistan and other Canadian missions within four years, said Col. Rick Williams, associate director general for Defence Research and Development Canada, the military's classified research lab."

Canadian Prime Minister meets Dalai Lama despite China objections - News: "The doctors reviewed over 250 studies from countries around the world connecting pesticides -- both occupational and home-and-garden -- to serious illnesses such as cancer, reproductive problems, and neurological diseases."

Bad Mileage: 98 tons of plants per gallon: "Oct. 27, 2003 � A staggering 98 tons of prehistoric, buried plant material � that's 196,000 pounds � is required to produce each gallon of gasoline we burn in our cars, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles, according to a study conducted at the University of Utah"

Chance to See Comet This Weekend Downgraded: "Comet Bradfield, which was discovered only last month and just rounded the Sun, was imaged in the predawn sky by Austrian skywatcher Michael Jaeger Thursday morning. It is now expected to be visible this weekend with the aid of binoculars or small telescopes"

NASA Arctic Sea Ice Study May Stir Up Climate Models: "Contrary to historical observations, sea ice in the high Arctic undergoes very small, back and forth movements twice a day, even in the dead of winter. It was once believed ice deformation at such a scale was almost non-existent." - AP Science: "April 23, 2004, 9:08 AM EDT

TOKYO -- Nations are near agreement on the blueprint of a global climate monitoring system that would help forecast environmental threats such as rising sea levels or drought, but negotiating the details won't be easy, U.S. officials said Friday. "

Global warming pushing flood damage costs up in Britain

Friday, April 23, 2004

EO News: Arctic Ozone Loss More Sensitive to Climate Change than Thought - April 23, 2004 - N. Korea breaks silence on blast - Apr 24, 2004: "Spark likely caused devastating blast
Saturday, April 24, 2004 Posted: 12:12 AM EDT (0412 GMT) "

Science Blog - Evidence supports three major glaciation events in the distant past Taking the Dover Test � Banned by CENTCOM: "Images of American war dead have been made available, first on the cover of the Seattle Times and now all over the Internet."

ScienceDirect - Climate Policy : Air transport cruise altitude restrictions to minimize contrail formation

Pathfinder Contrail Studies

Verified Voting - Campaign To Demand Verifiable Election Results

National Council of Churches USA: "Earth Day 2004
100 U.S. Church Leaders Write Bush on Clean Air;
NCC Offers April 25 'Earth Day Sunday' Resources
In an Earth Day 2004 focus on clean air, nearly 100 U.S. national and state Christian leaders today sent a letter to President Bush expressing their grave moral concern and dismay over the President's stewardship of America's environment"

Thursday, April 22, 2004

FBI wants to watch you type - News - ZDNet

Opera syncs its releases with 7.50 beta for Mac, Linux, Windows, etc | The Register

ENN News Story - Europe's scorching summer: Was global warming responsible for the deadly heat?

Universe Today - Satellites Show How the Earth is Warming Up

Fertilising the sea could combat global warming: Iron soaks up carbon in Southern Ocean trial.

Telegraph | Connected | Slowdown in ocean currents may bring ice age to Britain

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | It's too late. Climate change floods are inevitable - no matter what we do

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Iraq Dispatches: Baghdad Doctors Reporting Cluster Bombs in Falluja, Harrassment of Patients by Troops: "The word on the street in Baghdad is that the the cessation of suicide car bombings is proof that the CIA was behind them. Why? Because as one man states, '[CIA agents are] too busy fighting now, and the unrest they wanted to cause by the bombings is now upon them.' True or not, it certainly doesn't bode well for the occupiers' image in Iraq."

New York Daily News - Home - Juan Gonzalez Exclusive: G.I.s press Army for uranium test: "Hundreds of soldiers back from Iraq have asked the Army to test them for radiation exposure after the Daily News revealed four members of a New York Army National Guard unit are contaminated with depleted uranium."

'They Hate Us Because of Our Freedom': "Whenever I hear �they hate us because of our freedom� or 'because they hate our way of life' or some other such drivel, I don�t know whether to laugh or cry. If real people didn�t suffer the consequences of it, such ignorance would be amusing. But another annoying thing about statements like these is that they perpetuate the myth that we live in a land of freedom. The sad fact is, we are not free, and haven't been for a long, long time. "

Opinion - Chris Floyd's Global Eye - The St. Petersburg Times. General news from St.Petersburg and Russia: "The reprisal in Fallujah is a perfect example. Late last month, a four-day U.S. military incursion there - totally ignored in the 'Coalition' press - left 18 Iraqis dead. Days later, four American mercenaries were killed and their bodies desecrated - a savage act by a small, angry crowd. Now, in retaliation for those four deaths, U.S. forces have killed more than 600 people, including many women and children. This isn't justice, this is collective punishment - disproportionate, indiscriminate, just as the Nazis practiced it during their 'liberation' of Europe.
With each new reprisal, each act of repression, each killing of an innocent person - even unintentionally - Bush is recruiting vast cadres of new fighters, and an even larger pool of passive support, for the armies of Islamic extremism. America - and the world - will be reaping this whirlwind for generations."

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Health - network: "Canada buying mobile nuclear labs to protect against dirty bombs"

Boeing Delta II Helps NASA Test Two Einstein Predictions : "The two predictions are the Geodetic effect - the amount by which the Earth warps local space time in which it resides, and the frame-dragging effect - the amount by which the Earth drags local space time with it as it rotates."

Pacific Volcano Rumbling To Life Again : Wolf Files: High on Hemp: "America�s Most Controversial Crop May One Day Fill Supermarkets and Fuel Automobiles"

Research Finds Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk In Scottish Terriers: "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. � Exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, a discovery that could lead to new knowledge about human susceptibility to the disease, according to Purdue University scientists. "

EUpolitix - Parliament gets serious about climate change: "Europe's member states will soon be able to buy and sell carbon dioxide quotas from the world's poorest nations, under new laws voted through by the European Parliament today.
A full sitting of MEPs has backed a report on emissions trading which would mean heavily industrialised EU countries could pay the developing world to pass on its CO2 quotas, dictated by the Kyoto protocol on climate change.
And according to amendments made by parliament, the scheme would be compulsory even if the international Kyoto agreement never enters into force. "

News: "Russia may be ready to ratify Kyoto treaty on climate change"

The Globe and Mail: "Some like it hot -- but a robin in the Arctic?
The glaciers are melting. The growing season is getting longer. Creatures are turning up in places where they really don't belong. It's time to stop doubting that global warming is the culprit"

Environmental Defense - PRESS RELEASE: Coalition Joins Environmental Defense To Undo Global Warming - Six Major Brands Join Environmental Defense's Effort To Halt Global Climate Change

The Village Voice: Features: A Dirty Trickster's Bush Bonanza by Wayne Barrett: "The man who stopped Miami recount makes gaming millions"

Scientists Find Deafness Gene's Function

Occupation Watch:�Update from Occupation Watch Director Eman Ahmed Khammas

NewBrainframes. liberi costruttori di idee: comunicazione + globalizzazione + sviluppo sostenibile: "Security Companies: Shadow Soldiers in Iraq - David Barstow (--)
This article was reported by David Barstow, James Glanz, Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Kate Zernike and was written by Mr. Barstow.

They have come from all corners of the world. Former Navy Seal commandos from North Carolina. Gurkas from Nepal. Soldiers from South Africa's old apartheid government. They have come by the thousands, drawn to the dozens of private security companies that have set up shop in Baghdad. The most prized were plucked from the world's elite special forces units. Others may have been recruited from the local SWAT team. "


PlaguePuppy's Caf� and post-Apocalypse Watering Hole, Home: "The controlled demolition of the World Trade Center"

Mordechai Vanunu | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: "Mordechai Vanunu has become something of a hero/martyr to peace and disarmament movements. A nuclear technician at Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor and plutonium reprocessing plant in the Negev desert, in 1986 Vanunu provided the London Sunday Times with evidence, cluding incriminating photos, at proved Israel was operating a thriving nuclear weapons program." - NORAD had drills of jets as weapons: "By Steven Komarow and Tom Squitieri, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON � In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties"

New Scientist: "Nuclear-powered drone aircraft on drawing board

19:00 19 February 03

Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues.

The US Air Force is examining the feasibility of a nuclear-powered version of an unmanned aircraft. The USAF hopes that such a vehicle will be able to 'loiter' in the air for months without refuelling, striking at will when a target comes into its sights"

CBS News | Woodward Shares War Secrets | April 19, 2004�07:04:32

Monday, April 19, 2004

Grizzlies in southwest Alberta waking up to roadkill feast

New Scientist: "World's marine life is getting sicker

16:55 19 April 04 news service

For years, apparent increases in illness among marine creatures, from whales to coral, have left marine scientists with the uneasy suspicion that the seas are increasingly plagued by disease. Now, US researchers have uncovered the first good evidence that they are right."

IOL : Global warming devastating native Alaskans

Sunday, April 18, 2004

CBS News | Journalist Shares War Secrets | April 16, 2004�22:40:41: "(CBS) Legendary journalist Bob Woodward discusses his new book, which reveals secret details of the White House�s plans to attack Iraq, for the first time on television in an interview with correspondent Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes, Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m. ET/PT."

Scotland on Sunday - International - Greens cry sellout as rainforest disappears: "WHEN he took power 15 months ago after a 13-year battle to win the presidency, Brazilian environmentalists rejoiced at the prospect of seeing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leading the world's most ecologically diverse nation. "

Saturday, April 17, 2004

United Press International: Analysis: 'Bounce' rock's cosmic portent

Repeat stimulation of brain regions with magnets helps post-traumatic stress disorder


Saddam's wife could not recognize her husband - PRAVDA.Ru: "Sajina claims that the person she encountered was not her husband, but his double."

CBC News:Dalai Lama begins Canadian tour: "VANCOUVER - The Dalai Lama's highly anticipated 19-day tour of Canada began Saturday as the 68-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader arrived in Vancouver. "

Sci-andreas-quake: "Notorious San Andreas fault may be on cusp of more earthquakes

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - The notorious San Andreas fault may be on the cusp of producing a flurry of earthquakes that could rattle Southern California with a strong temblor every few decades or less, a geologist said Wednesday. "

Sci-ozone: "Study says sunlight can be deemed a variable in ozone levels
HOUSTON (AP) - Pollution from industries and power plants along the Houston Ship Channel that forms smog during the day can turn beneficial at night, creating a nearly ozone-free zone over the metropolitan area, a new study shows. "

BOOKS-Kurt-Cobain,: "Montreal authors hope new Kurt Cobain book prompts cops to see murder theory"

TORONTO (CP) " - It's great to be American, eh? Patriotism thrives in Canada

Two American soldiers have deserted, claiming asylum in Canada rather than serve in Iraq

Science Blog - Number of breaths given during CPR may be linked to survival

Yahoo! News - Drought Still Ravages Western U.S.

April 2004 - Demand the "Filthy Three" Act Against Climate Change: "Encourage the U.S., Russia and Australia to Lead
By - April 2004"

Earth Blog: Toxic Texan to Log America's Last Old-Growth

Michael : Mike's Message : Messages: "stop the Orwellian language and start using the proper names for things? Those are not �contractors� in Iraq. They are not there to fix a roof or to pour concrete in a driveway. They are MERCENARIES and SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE. They are there for the money, and the money is very good"

Friday, April 16, 2004

: "First 3-D look at diesel particles
gives clues to cleaner engines"

Chicago Tribune | Lake vacationers told smog will be there too

EO News: Moss Landing Researchers Reveal Iron as Key to Climate Change - April 15, 2004

No Sweat: "Greenpeace Protest Disney Poisoners" - EPA: Half of USA breathing illegal levels of smog

Iraq blurs the line between crime and war |

Ethical Corporation: "The chip behemoth has announced that it will reduce the lead content of its most important components by 95% in 2004."

rabble columns - Fury ignites solidarity in Iraq
"April 9, 2003, was the day Baghdad fell to U.S. forces. One year later, it is rising up against them ? an Iraqi intifada. ?They stole our playground,? an 8-year-old boy in Sadr City told me, pointing at six tanks parked in a soccer field next to a rusty jungle gym. The field is a precious bit of green in an area of Baghdad that is otherwise a swamp of raw sewage and uncollected garbage."
> by Naomi Klein

rabble news - You think software is boring? Think again: "Free software is the sharing of creativity "

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Thirsty California starts to drink the Pacific

News & Markets: "Acambis smallpox vaccine blow
Jim Armitage, Evening Standard
13 April 2004

CAMBIS, the Cambridge-based drugs company that supplies the US government with smallpox vaccines to protect the population against biological attack, today suspended trials on the medicine after finding serious side-effects among some volunteers." - Health and Science: "HUMMINGBIRD ANATOMY 101
How they catch the fly
The long-beaked, nectar-drinking birds bend their jawbones to nab their source of protein: bugs"

Inventor of "TruVote" Voting machine is Killed

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

PEJ News :: Features, opinion and analysis: Peace, Earth & Justice News: " Climate study predicts severe water shortages for West Coast "

New Scientist: "Big Bang glow hints at funnel-shaped Universe

When North Becomes South: New Clues to Earth's Magnetic Flip-Flops

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

CNEWS - Canada: UBC proposes 20-storey residence overlooking nude beach, bums bared in protest

New Scientist: "Arctic melt may dry out US west coast "

News: "Could milk be a cause of cancer?
We all know that cancer is linked with diet. Now a controversial theory singles out dairy products as a possible trigger, writes Jane Feinmann" News - Latest News - Car Crash Increase Could Be Due to Climate Change - Survey

BBC NEWS | Health | Soy 'stops cancer and baldness': "Scientists have claimed that eating soy could help prevent men from developing prostate cancer and from going bald.
US researchers found a molecule produced in the intestine when soy is digested stops a hormone which can fuel prostate growth or cause baldness. "

Hallelujah! In Fallujah: "Inexcusable American genocide slaughters defenseless Iraqis
President who talks to God wishes dead innocents a Happy Easter"

Monday, April 12, 2004

Defiant US says Falluja Dead Were Rebels Home US: "Terrorist chemical threat 'worse than suspected'"

The War on Iraq is a Nuclear War: "And the fallout is coming this way, says independent scientist Leuren Moret"

Sunday, April 11, 2004

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Patridiot Watch - A Look At Today's News: "April 10, 2004
Text of the August 6. 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing
Via AP: Clandestine, foreign government, and media reports indicate Bin Ladin since 1997 has wanted to conduct terrorist attacks in the U.S. Bin Ladin implied in US television interviews in 1997 and 1998 that his followers would follow the example of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef and 'bring the fighting to America.' "

Universe Today - Field Reversal Takes 7,000 Years: "Scientists have known for a long time now that the Earth's magnetic field unexpectedly reverses polarity over long periods of time, but how often this happens was still a mystery."

Saturday, April 10, 2004

ENN News Story - Cloud seeding to fight global warming approved for Australian ski region: "SYDNEY, Australia - Cloud seeding is going to be used to keep Australia's Snowy Mountains true to their name: snowy. The New South Wales government said Thursday it's the best way to reverse decades of declining snowfall because of global warming."

EO News: Global Warming and the Onward March of the Pine - April 8, 2004: "Climate change could dramatically increase the forest cover of the Earth�s mountains, ecologists are predicting."

Thursday, April 08, 2004 - Study: Global warming could melt Greenland ice sheet - Apr 8, 2004: "A meltdown of the massive ice sheet, which is more than 1.8 miles thick would raise sea levels by an average seven yards, threatening countries such as Bangladesh, island in the Pacific and parts of Florida."

The Province: "Near-record deforestation in Brazil area
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Ranchers, soybean farmers and loggers burned and cut down a near-record area of the Amazon rainforest last year. Satellite photos and data show that 23,750 square kilometres of rainforest -- roughly half the size of Nova Scotia -- was cut down in the 12 months ending in August 2003, about twice the annual rate of the 1990s."

Expatica � Living in, moving to, or working in Belgium, plus Belgian news in English: "Belgium 'needs nuclear to beat global warming'"

WWF - US: World Wildlife Fund - Newsroom - Press Release: "New Book Says Farming is Biggest Global Environmental Threat
Related Links:
Learn about the damage caused by agricultural pesticides.
World Agriculture and the Environment Offers Analysis and Solutions "

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

New Scientist: "Frequent ejaculation may protect against cancer

21:00 06 April 04 news service

Frequent sexual intercourse and masturbation protects men against a common form of cancer, suggests the largest study of the issue to date yet."

New Scientist: "Diet of worms can cure bowel disease "

Mexican woman performs caesarean on herself. 07/04/2004. ABC News Online

NZOOM - ONE News - Business: "Insurance Australia Group (IAG) chief executive Michael Hawker is warning that global warming could lead to an increased incidence of high-cost storms and floods in New Zealand and Australia.
'There is indefatigable evidence that global warming is going on... "

Military Wants Environmental Laws Eased: "The Defense Department wants the government to ease environmental laws to avoid costly cleanups of military ranges and give states more time to handle air pollution from training exercises. "

ENN News Story - Pollution may act as antifreeze in high clouds: "Those wispy cirrus clouds that float high in the sky may be thinning out due to nitric acid pollution, a change that scientists say could affect climate.

Airborne measurements of the high clouds taken in the summer of 2002 showed increased humidity in the clouds and found nitric oxide, which is a pollutant that comes from jet exhaust, combustion on the ground, and other sources, according to a paper in Friday's issue of the journal Science."

Science Blog Urban runoff poses increased health threat for surfers, others

New York Daily News - Home - Daily News Special Investigation: Army to test N.Y. Guard Unit: "Hillary demands that all veterans of Iraq get checked - "Army officials at Fort Dix and Walter Reed Army Medical Center are rushing to test all returning members of the 442nd Military Police Company of the New York Army National Guard for depleted uranium contamination."

Monday, April 05, 2004

KR Washington Bureau | 04/05/2004 | Lawsuits first ray of light for victims of secret Russian nuclear wasteland: "KARABOLKA, Russia - One of the world's ghastliest nuclear accidents happened just upwind of here, in a secret atomic city that didn't have a name and never appeared on any maps. An explosion of radioactive sludge sent up a toxic plume that contaminated a quarter-million people.
This was the Soviet Union, 1957, but only now are the voices of the victims being heard. "

88 Conservation Groups Challenge New Salvage Logging and Healthy Forest Assertions Made by Congressman McInnis

The Globe and Mail: "Toronto - The Ontario government is aiming to have 60 per cent of the province's waste diverted from landfills within the next four years, the Environment Ministry confirmed Monday. "

Rainbow Network: "Canada's First Military Gay Wedding
05 April 2004
(Toronto, Ontario) Jason Stewart has become the first member of Canada's military to marry a same-sex partner, exchanging vows this weekend with his fianc� Joey Schwehr."

Rainbow Network: "Cheney Halts Plan For Lesbian Book Release
05 April 2004
(New York City) One day after Penguin Books announced it was reissuing a book by Lynne Cheney the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, that featured steamy lesbian love scenes the publisher says it has decided not to release the novel."

Food Ingredients First: Nutrition, Ingredients and Foods Online - Newsmaker: "
Monsanto's commercial-scale trial of GM crops rejected in Australia

The New South Wales state government rejects application by Monsanto to grow 3,000 hectares of GM canola."

Nettavisen: News in English: "OIL INDUSTRY:
Larger CO2 emissions from the North Sea
Carin Pettersson 05.04.04 12:27

The emissions of CO2 and nitrogen oxides from the oil industry will increase dramatically in the years to come. As a result, Norway may not meet its requirement in the Kyoto agreement. "

ThisisLondon: "Climate change 'to end summer rain'
By Mark Prigg, Evening Standard Science Correspondent
5 April 2004
We may never see summer rain again if global warming takes hold, new research claims."

InformationWeek > Fred Langa > Langa Letter: Virtual Excellence: Microsoft's 'Virtual PC' Is Too Good Not To Check Out > April 5, 2004

Agent Orange, Our Veterans, and the War in Vietnam: "Dioxin is hazardous to our health "

New York Daily News - Home - Daily News Special Investigation: Poisoned?Four soldiers from a New York Army National Guard company serving in Iraq are contaminated with radiation likely caused by dust from depleted uranium shells fired by U.S. troops, a Daily News investigation has found.

Telegraph | News | Cheney is running a shadow government, claims Watergate aide

Sunday, April 04, 2004

News | network: "In downtown Vancouver, tiny condos are made livable with new age furniture"

Vancouver Sun: "More Canadian forests controlled by fewer companies, says new report"

The Observer | International | Bush attacks environment 'scare stories': "Secret email gives advice on denying climate change "

March 2004 - Demand World Bank Stop Subsidizing Industrial Logging in the Congo and Elsewhere

Earth Blog: Damage from Climate Change Becoming 'Irreversible"

Earth Blog: Toxic Texan to Log America's Last Old-Growth

The Dairy Education Board (09/05/99): "Milk and Heart Disease"

TalkLeft: Bush-Blair Pact to Target Iraq Alleged: "Both the Independent and the Guardian are reporting that President Bush asked Tony Blair to back him in removing Saddam from power just 9 days after 9/11. The Guardian article reports the two had a secret pact."

Saturday, April 03, 2004 | True Ozarks | Clean up vaccines, mercury foes urge

April 2004 - Demand the "Filthy Three" Act Against Climate Change: "Over past months there have been several studies that further irrefutably show that the Earth's climate is undergoing rapid and chaotic change as a result of human activities."

'Hey, Nick. Your mom's here.' / Anti-war Alameda woman's trip to see son serving in Iraq has surprises for both


[to the tune of 'What a Wonderful World' by Sam Cooke]

Don't know much about history.
Don't know much foreign policy.
I don't know the names of men I grill,
Or implications of the seats I fill.
But I do know who has paid my way.
For corporate interests and the NRA
What a wonderful world this will be.

Don't know much about ecology.
Cutting trees has always worked for me.
And I don't know about the women's vote,
And I can't think of any bill I wrote.
But there's one thing that I know for sure,
If the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor
What a wonderful world this will be.

I never claimed to be an A student, but I don't have to be.
If you have deep pockets and sell nuclear rockets
You're a friend of my family.

Don't know much about air pollution.
Don't know much about the Constitution.
Don't care much for solar energy.
There's nothing in it for my friends and me.
And if we can't find any on our soil
We can go to war and get more oil, and
What a wonderful world this will be.

Don't know much about the driving rules.
Don't know much about the public schools.
Don't know why the inner cities fail
Why can't folks get dad to pay for Yale?
And if the issues causing you to lose
Are never covered in the evening news,
What a wonderful world this will be.

I never claimed to be an A student, but I don't have to be.
If you have a brother who's the Florida Governor,
the result's no mystery.

Don't know much about"

AlterNet: Flight Not Fight: "Joanna Harmon is considering whether to leave the United States for Canada. Nik and Nancy Phelps practically have visas in hand to set up business in Belgium. Joan Magit and her husband are eyeing Vancouver."

Nader for President - Issues - " War on Drugs "

Asia Pacific Media Network :: CANADA: Vancouver's Chinese making news headlines

Mainichi Interactive - Top News: "Sugarcane fuel sweet on environment"

Environmental Research Foundation - Rachel's Weekly: "#788 -- Depleted Uranium Weapons of War, April 01, 2004"

UN condemns DU weapons: "UN condemns DU weapons"

Action Now: "Depleted Uranium (DU) Fact Sheet"

Action Now: "Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons fired by U.S. Navy on Washington coast"

About Ground Zero: "Depleted Uranium Munitions Action Plan"

News: "'I saw papers that show US knew al-Qa'ida would attack cities with aeroplanes'
Whistleblower the White House wants to silence speaks to The Independent" FBI Translator: Condi Rice an 'Outrageous Liar'

Pentagon Terror Plane Crash Exercises November, 2000 Contingency planning Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies: "Story and Photos by Dennis Ryan
MDW News Service"

For The Sake Of Land And Climate, Coaxing Soil To Soak Up Carbon: " In a novel approach to stalling global warming while reinvigorating nutrient-depleted farmland, chemists have found they can promote soil's natural ability to soak up greenhouse-gas carbon dioxide from the surrounding air."

Friday, April 02, 2004

Results - News Release Generator - Company News: "Canadians able to use debit cards in U.S. by fall"

Ottawa Sun Columnist: Michael Harris - Sinking in their own spin: "According to a new book by Paul Rutherford, Weapons of Mass Persuasion, there are 20,000 more public relations experts in the United States doctoring the news than there are journalists trying to write it. "

U.S. Won't Alert Parents, Doctors on Mercury in Flu Shots for Kids

Counterbias Brief: Brit Hume Tells Families of Dead American Soldiers to "Just Get Over It" : Fresh Dubya: "You can't see what you think is a threat and hope it goes away. You used to could when the oceans protected us, but the lesson of September the 11th is, is when the President sees a threat, we must deal with it before it -- before it comes to fruition through death on our own soils, for example. "

Yahoo! News - Military Sex Assault Likened to 'Friendly Fire'

Found at Starbucks: The Pentagon's Papers - - Center for American Progress

Unknown News: "Britain's secret army in Iraq:
Thousands of armed security men who answer to nobody"

Thursday, April 01, 2004

The Onion | Bush Addresses 8.2 Million Unemployed: 'Get A Job'

Mexicans on U.S. death rows were denied rights, U.N. says

ENN News Story - Dangerous Asian dust storms increase fivefold from Chinese desert, says U.N.

The Register: "Google launches email. The plan is to take on the tiered pay-for email services and offer more space for free. Much more, if early reports are true: up to 1GB."

Universe Today - New Study Finds Fundamental Force Hasn't Changed Over Time

Monkey virus may hold clue for development of common blood cancer

(DV) Nichols: Radiation in Iraq Equals 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs

Commentary -- Unknown News: "Our serial killer nation"
"When we suggest that America should abide by the Geneva Convention -- and its own Constitution -- we always, always get angry retorts from so-called patriots. They tell us we're traitors, we're in bed with Saddam Hussein, or we're pissing on the American flag."

Crain's Detroit Business: "Double-digit increases in employee benefit costs are forcing Canadian employers to re-evaluate their benefit packages and develop plans to curtail costs." - Al Qaeda website urges attacks on Canada-

Less rain in a warmer world: Global warming and pollution could give us drier days.

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Dozens of 'mini-galaxies' discovered by astronomers

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Bayer deals blow to UK GM crops: "GM crop growing has been shelved for the 'foreseeable future', according to the UK government. "

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