Monday, May 31, 2004

National Post: "Canada will launch own spy satellite"

Sunday, May 30, 2004 - News - Unknown 0/0/0: "U.S., Canada Adopt New Sun Radiation Risk Index

In a bid to reduce soaring skin cancer rates, the United States and Canada have joined other nations in adopting an international index that gauges the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to the World Health Organization."

New Zealand News - NZ - Worms and weeds to flourish under global warming

Scientists Look At Moon To Shed Light On Earth's Climate

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Yahoo! News - Study: Alaska Earthquake Affected Geysers: "By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press Writer
BILLINGS, Mont. - A major earthquake that hit Alaska in 2002 set off a flurry of smaller quakes in far-off Yellowstone National Park and changed eruption intervals in several geysers, according to a new study.

Scientists say the Denali fault earthquake, which registered a magnitude 7.9 and hit in November 2002, is believed to be the first in modern times in North America to trigger large-scale changes so far away. "

The Calgary Sun: Flames fire up Martin: "Prime Minister Paul Martin tied his electoral fortunes to a Flames Stanley Cup win during a huddle with team members yesterday. As he and his wife Sheila donned No. 1 flaming-C jerseys bearing the Martin name in the squad's Saddledome dressing room, the prime minister pitched himself as a Flames fan ready to ride the team's fate. "

Friday, May 28, 2004

US Christian fundamentalists are driving Bush's Middle East policy :: PEJ News :: Features, opinion and analysis: Peace, Earth & Justice News: "In the United States, several million people have succumbed to an extraordinary delusion. In the 19th century, two immigrant preachers cobbled together a series of unrelated passages from the Bible to create what appears to be a consistent narrative: Jesus will return to Earth when certain preconditions have been met. The first of these was the establishment of a state of Israel. The next involves Israel's occupation of the rest of its 'biblical lands' (most of the Middle East), and the rebuilding of the Third Temple o�n the site now occupied by the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosques. The legions of the antichrist will then be deployed against Israel, and their war will lead to a final showdown in the valley of Armageddon. The Jews will either burn or convert to Christianity, and the Messiah will return to Earth. "

IOL : Climate changes enhance the Earth's glow: "Washington - The Earth may be brightening up.

Scientists studying the amount of light reflected by the Earth say the planet appeared to dim from 1984 to 2001 and then reversed its trend and brightened from 2001 to 2003.

The change appears to have resulted from changes in the amount of clouds covering the planet. More clouds reflect more light back into space, potentially cooling the planet, while a dimmer planet with fewer clouds would be warmed by the arriving sunlight."

Global warming a formidable challenge to health: "Global warming means not just a gradual climb in temperature, but also an increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and storms, says Professor Jonathan Patz of Johns Hopkins University. "

Dinosaurs Fried Within Hours of Cosmic Collision, Study Concludes

Universe Today - Decreasing Earthshine Could Be Tied to Global Warming

Congress.Org -- Issues and Legislation: "Soapbox Alert

Pending Draft Legislation Targeted for Spring 2005
The Draft will Start in June 2005"

Thursday, May 27, 2004

CBS News | Gen. Zinni: 'They've Screwed Up' | May 24, 2004�14:04:39CBS has posted a streaming video of the interview. It's at ; the link to the video is on the left; it's entitled, "Iraq War Strategy Flawed." The video begins about half way through the interview - shortly before the voiceover."

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 / News / Boston Globe / Health / Science / Dark energy fuels expanding universe

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

ITAR-TASS: "MOSCOW, May 24 (Itar-Tass) -- Communication with the trans-arctic expedition led by Vladimir Chukov, which was given the name of Polar Ring, has been interrupted all of a sudden. Its whereabouts have been unknown since Friday, a representative of the Russian Olympic Committee told Itar-Tass. "

News: "'The ice is melting much faster than we thought'"

Monday, May 24, 2004

Yahoo! News - Only nuclear power can stop global warming, says British environmentalist: "Only nuclear power can stop global warming, says British environmentalist"

Nuclear Experiment Planned at Nevada Site: "LAS VEGAS Government scientists plan an underground nuclear experiment, short of a nuclear blast, at the Nevada Test Site on Tuesday. The experiment will involve detonating high explosives around plutonium in a steel sphere while X-rays, radar and lasers chart the behavior of the radioactive element.

Scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico will run the test in a tunnel nearly 1,000 feet below ground at the site about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas. "

Science News Article | "OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is hitting the Arctic more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet in what may be a portent of wider, catastrophic changes, the chairman of an eight-nation study said on Monday. " "Cargo ship carrying 4,000 cars sinks after colliding with oil tanker, no one injured "

Climate change affecting crops

News: "US isolated as Russia moves to back Kyoto
By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
23 May 2004
President George Bush's bid to stop international action to combat global warming faces failure this weekend, as he is left more isolated than ever before both at home and abroad."

Comox Lake

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Russia's support for Kyoto baffles world :

New Scientist: "Climate change heralds thirsty times ahead "

Friday, May 21, 2004

CBC Ottawa - Toronto council endorses pesticide ban

MSNBC - Putin off the fence, backs warming treaty: "Russia support for pact is critical since Bush opposesMSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 3:30 p.m. ET May 21, 2004MOSCOW - After months of hedging, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday came out in favor of rapid steps to approve an international treaty to combat global warming. "

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Army bullets in short supply - 05/07/04: "America searches for 2nd firm to make enough ammunition"

Food Ingredients First: Nutrition, Ingredients and Foods Online - Newsmaker: "Scientists say that soda could be reason for gullet cancer

Study attributes the massive consumption of fizzy drinks for the increase in gullet cancer in developed countries." : Thaw of Icy Gas May Worsen Global Warming - Report

KeepMedia | AFP:Climate change will have catastrophic effect on key rivers: study

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

News | network: "Study to examine how climate change melts permafrost under Arctic roads"

The New York Times > Business > Survey Finds More Corporate Attention to Climate Change

Bush's failed Mideast policy is creating more terrorism: "By U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings
Originally published in the Charleston Post and Courier
May 6, 2004" -- Opinion -- Atrocities in Iraq: 'I killed innocent people for our government': By Paul Rockwell -- Special to The Bee
Published 2:15 am PDT Sunday, May 16, 2004
'We forget what war is about, what it does to those who wage it and those who suffer from it. Those who hate war the most, I have often found, are veterans who know it.'
- Chris Hedges, New York Times reporter and author of 'War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning'"

The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment

Fugate1: "A letter to George W. Bush
When You Talk with God, Mr. President
By Frank Fugate" A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11": "Controversy aside, the new Michael Moore film is a fine documentary

CNEWS - Canada: Environmental groups launch Canadian boreal wood boycott campaign

Look forward to a darker world: 'Global dimming' may stop the Earth overheating.

The "HOLMESTEAD" - Chemtrails: some personal photographs and comments.: "'Everyone talks about the weather,
but nobody does anything about it.'"

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

ENN News Story - Russia wants faster aid for "rotting" nuclear subs

EO News: NASA's Terra Satellite Tracks Global Pollution - May 18, 2004

Monday, May 17, 2004

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be caused by vehicle pollutants

We Don't Want Your War!

: "Declassified Army and CIA Manuals Used in Latin America:
An Analysis of Their Content
by Lisa Haugaard, Latin America Working Group
February 18, 1997"

Fire Engineers Call WTC Probe: " 'Half-Baked Farce'
A respected professional magazine read by firefighters and engineers is calling the investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Towers a farce and a sham."

Sunday, May 16, 2004

News - Windsor - network: "Inuit cheer Canadian-led environmental victory in the Arctic" - Fighting global warming, the First Nations way: "'The Creator gave us the land to live on and be strong, he gave us this land to take care of ... They (used to) laugh at us when we talked like that.' People also used to laugh at warnings that human activities are changing the atmosphere. But a conference in Toronto this week brought together political and corporate leaders from the U.K., Germany and Australia and Canada who take the issue very seriously.
'The science is now irrefutable,' says Steve Howard, head of the Climate Group, a newly founded London-based group. What is not certain is the extent and full nature of the devastation that rising water levels and spreading deserts may cause"

The Observer | International | Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us: "� Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war
� Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years
� Threat to the world is greater than terrorism

Mark Townsend and Paul Harris in New York
Sunday February 22, 2004
The Observer

Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters.. "

Eating Fossil Fuels :: Alternative Press Review :: Your Guide Beyond the Mainstream: "Eating Fossil Fuels" - Global warming debate aside, West is heating up - May 4, 2004: "Forget talk of global warming and speculation of what it might do in 50 years, or 100. Here and across the West, climate change already is happening. Temperatures are warmer, ocean levels are rising, the snowpack is dwindling and melting earlier, flowers bloom earlier, mountain glaciers are disappearing and a six-year drought is killing trees by the millions."


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Today's the Day. These jet-generated clouds, called contrails, may in turn play an important role in shaping our weather."

Wired News: Climate Change Out of the BlueThose wispy streams of vapor that follow jetliners across the sky may not be as innocuous as they appear. - A new NASA study claims man-made cirrus clouds formed by commercial jet engine exhaust may be responsible for the increased surface temperatures detected in the United States between 1975 and 1994.

"Minnis has estimated that a contrail that begins as a thin gossamer line across the sky can spread to cover more than 20,000 square kilometers in just a few hours."

The New York Times > Science > Globe Grows Darker as Sunshine Diminishes 10% to 37%: "Globe Grows Darker as Sunshine Diminishes 10% to 37%

Published: May 13, 2004

n the second half of the 20th century, the world became, quite literally, a darker place.
Defying expectation and easy explanation, hundreds of instruments around the world recorded a drop in sunshine reaching the surface of Earth, as much as 10 percent from the late 1950's to the early 90's, or 2 percent to 3 percent a decade. In some regions like Asia, the United States and Europe, the drop was even steeper. In Hong Kong, sunlight decreased 37 percent." - Soot in air can harm mice DNA, study finds

New York Post Online Edition: postopinion: "CHOPPING HEADS "

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "Straw urges U.S. to join global warming fight
Fri 14 May, 2004 11:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain has urged the United States to join urgent efforts to combat global warming even though President George W. Bush has rejected cooperation under the U.N.'s Kyoto protocol."

Saturday, May 15, 2004

New Scientist: "Solar wind to shield Earth during pole flip "

EO News: New Interpretation of Satellite Measurements Confirm Global Warming - May 5, 2004

Reuters AlertNet - Inuit "poisoned from afar" due to climate change

:: New Statesman - NS Essay - Global warming: is it already too late?

Global Warming Resolutions at U.S. Oil Companies Bring Policy Commitments from Leaders, and Record High Votes at Laggards

Earth, Sky Tapped In Unique Global Climate Change Study

How will Global Dimming Affect Climate Change? :: A View From the Peak :: Musings about Peak Oil and our inevitable transition into the Post Carbon Age

ENN News Story - Sooty air pollution is linked to inherited genetic mutations, Canadian research finds

The Earth Institute at Columbia University: "Could Global Warming Mean Less Sunshine and Less Rainfall?"

HEALTH-Pollution-Impact, Bgt: "Air pollution may cause genetic damage that crosses generations: study "

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Two Water Testing Methods Could Prove Useful In Predicting Effects Of Global Climate Change

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

CBC News:Canadian war vets exposed to mustard gas receive compensation

CBC News:Canadian, U.S. scientists survey pesticide contaminants

The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper: "[ANN]Curbing global warming :This year Beijingers had to shed their warm winter woollies and switch to skirts and short-sleeve t-shirts in early April.

This year Beijingers had to shed their warm winter woollies and switch to skirts and short-sleeve t-shirts in early April. " : Environmentalists Rejoice at Monsanto GM Decision

Monday, May 10, 2004

Townsville Bulletin: Earth gets wetter to fight global warming [ 11may04 ]

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Preview: Google's Gmail Beta

This is Travel: "Global warming threatens UK beaches"

Microsoft reward snags suspected Sasser author | CNET

Saturday, May 08, 2004 - News: "Al Qaeda attack in Canada inevitable: CSIS head News Staff
Al Qaeda has specifically named Canada twice in the last few years -- the last time just one month ago -- and will inevitably try to attack Canadians, according to the head of CSIS."

KR Washington Bureau: "World may be darkening as clouds, air pollution dim the sun's rays

By Robert S. Boyd

Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON - Scientists call it 'global dimming,' a little-known trend that may be making the world darker than it used to be. "

Friday, May 07, 2004

Media Matters for America: "Limbaugh on torture of Iraqis: U.S. guards were 'having a good time,' 'blow[ing] some steam off'"

CACI Careers: Job Openings: "CACI's Job Database

Interrogator/Intel Analyst Team Lead Asst.

(Requisition #BZSG308)
Clearance: TS"

Image:My Lai massacre.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Consortium: "Behind Colin Powell's Legend -- My Lai"

Michael "Today's NY Times Editorial: 'Disney's Craven Behavior' "

Thursday, May 06, 2004 > News > Nation -- A missing H-bomb lies off Georgia's coast � but is it a danger?

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

GQ Exclusive: Colin Powell Wants Out: "NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is
exhausted, frustrated, and bitter, uncomfortable with President George W.
Bush's agenda, and fatigued from his battles with the Pentagon, reports GQ
magazine writer-at-large Wil S. Hylton in the June 2004 issue of GQ magazine.
Hylton's exclusive article, 'Casualty of War,' in which he talks with Powell
and his closest friends and colleagues openly and on the record, is available
online at"

MSNBC - Risky anti-diarrhea vaccine may be revived

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ENN Affiliate News - Controversial Disaster Film Casts Spotlight on Global Warming

Global warming: Model answers - Sources: Bush to ask for $25 billion more for war - May 5, 2004

Arsenic Used in Chicken Feed:Hopkins study explores risk to consumers :: PEJ News :: Features, opinion and analysis: Peace, Earth & Justice News

AxisofLogic/ Global Empire: "Global warming's bottom line: Will it become like the Enron debacle?"

Satellite data confirms climate change: Global warming anomaly may succumb to microwave study.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - Global warming debate aside, West is heating up - May 4, 2004

The Globe and Mail: "Canadian tells of torture in Iraq by U.S. soldiers
Associated Press
Portland, Ore. � A Canadian civilian says in a lawsuit that he was tortured by U.S. troops in Iraq and saw Iraqi prisoners suffer even worse mistreatment � the latest allegations of human rights abuses to surface against coalition soldiers.
Hossam Shaltout, 57, claims in a suit filed with the U.S. Army Claims Office on April 30 that he was beaten after being taken to the Camp Bucca detention centre shortly after the launch of the U.S.-led invasion.
'I saw Iraqis tortured more than I was. They did unspeakable things to Iraqis,' "

ENN News Story - Looming Colorado River shortage forcing tough choices in the West

Alaska Volcano Observatory - Veniaminof - Eruption Page

City-Sized Asteroid to Pass Earth This Fall - AP Regional: "HARTFORD, Conn. -- Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives succeeded Monday in postponing a vote on legislation designed to help reduce greenhouse gases, saying it would be a burden on businesses and may force some companies to leave the state. "

United Press International: Climate: Global warming's dollar effects / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Global warming's bottom line: "By Mindy Lubber | May 4, 2004
JUST AS ENRON and other off-sheet accounting debacles spelled disaster for many US investors, evidence shows that global warming could do the same. Without aggressive action to reduce the financial risks that global warming poses for companies, trillions of dollars of Americans' investments, many of them controlled here in Boston, will be jeopardized."

Winds become pollution's 'express trains': "NASA scientists in California and Maryland have discovered that pollution can be carried thousands of miles on airborne express trains."

IHT: Prisoner abuse: What about the other secret U.S. prisons?: " We must all, like President George W. Bush, share a 'deep disgust' at the pictures of U.S. military personnel subjecting Iraqi detainees to humiliating treatment. The problem, however, is that this does not appear to be an isolated incident."

Monday, May 03, 2004

Early turtle nests sign of global warming: "Sea turtles are nesting earlier than they were 15 years ago and scientists in Florida say that might be another sign of global warming."

Universe Today - Riding the Pollution Train: "Summary - (May 3, 2004) NASA satellites have helped scientists understand how pollution in Asia catches an express train ride on winds to travel all the way to the southern Atlantic Ocean; as much as half of pollution in the region could be from Asia."

CNEWS - Weird News: Mythical lake monster lands on endangered list

Victoria Times Colonist - Story - network: "Salal pickers put forestry research at risk
Despite signs in nine languages prohibiting picking, two blister-resistant pines were destroyed"

Gmail accounts go up for bid | CNET "Google, which last month announced it was testing a new e-mail system, invited 1,000 people to join the trial. Gmail offers 1 gigabyte of storage and includes a news aggregation page and newsgroup interface, and allows users to search through their e-mail."

National Post: "Largest cod remaining on Earth thriving in Canadian Arctic saltwater lake"

The Globe and Mail:B.C. general strike averted: "A late-night deal that ended a hospital support worker walkout in British Columbia staved off the general strike that threatened to paralyze the province.
Labour unions were determined to do their best to shut down the province in support of the Hospital Employees Union, whose members had been ordered back to work under legislation that called for a retroactive pay cut." - NewsFlash: "Names of 53 journalists who died on assignment last year added to memorial

A new sex crime - teenage kissing :: GTR - LGBT youth community :: The Voice and Choice - AP Regional: "Proposal to feed school children during the weekend"

Sunday, May 02, 2004

CNEWS - Science: Robot may save day for Hubble; Canadian-made robot being considered

Former prisoner: US abuse worse than Saddam's

Ananova - Cemetery offers coffin with panic button

KWSnet Weblog: "Torture at Abu Ghraib
'Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees; pouring cold water on naked detainees; beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair; threatening male detainees with rape; allowing a military police guard to stitch the wound of a detainee who was injured after being slammed against the wall in his cell; sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick, and using military working dogs to frighten and intimidate detainees with threats of attack, and in one instance actually biting a detainee.' "

Dirty Air Still All Around - Lungs: pulmonary and respiratory health and medical information produced by doctors: "Report Says Air in U.S. Still Too Dirty"

Climate Changes; Forests Struggle: "Forget talk of global warming and speculation of what it might do in 50 years, or 100. Here and across the West, climate change already is happening. Temperatures are warmer, ocean levels are rising, the snowpack is dwindling and melting earlier, flowers bloom earlier, mountain glaciers are disappearing and a six-year drought is killing trees by the millions. "

Hanford: Don't breathe the air | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: "The Energy Department is very proud of its faster, cheaper cleanup at the Hanford Site. But cutting corners is making tank-farm workers sick"

AxisofLogic/ Health/Medicine: "Global warming linked to high asthms rates: Kids in U.S. inner cities hit hard by smog and increased pollen, study finds
May 2, 2004"

Saturday, May 01, 2004

The Hindu Business Line : `Pesticides exposure can affect mental development of kids': Greenpeace India

ENN News Story - Report predicts asthma epidemic from pollution

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