Saturday, October 30, 2004

Sci-bush-gw: "Bush trying to stifle scientific evidence of global warming: NASA scientist"

The Observer | UK News | US must act over climate says Queen

MSNBC - Pace of Arctic climate change sounds alarm: "Four-year study finds warmth, glacial melt linked to humans"

UAF Newsroom: Global climate change threatens reindeer, caribou

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Globe and Mail: "Government failing on green promises, report charges"

Christian-right views are swaying politicians and threatening the environment | By Glenn Scherer | Grist Magazine | Main Dish | 27 Oct 2004

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists who found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 13,000 years ago on an Indonesian island said on Thursday they expect to discover more new species of hominids on neighboring islands."

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "Kyoto 'not enough' to fix global warming"

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Article: Quantum quirk may give objects mass�| New Scientist

Top News Article | "ANALYSIS-Global Warming Seen as Security Threat" News - Latest News - Einstein Is Proved Right Again

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Oct. 22, 2004 18:42 | Updated Oct. 22, 2004 18:53
Russia ratifies Kyoto global warming pact"

Contrail - - for information, definition, meaning, reference - free encyclopedia, glossary of terms

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Global warming poses an increasingly sizeable threat to the continued existence of man

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Global climate change to kill Earth with ice and deserts - PRAVDA.Ru

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Pork-laden corporate tax bill socks it to the environment | By Amanda Griscom Little | Grist Magazine | Muckraker | 18 Oct 2004:

Mammon's PeachWhy we submit to environmental and economic degradation

In Compromise, Hell!, Wendell Berry surveys the numerous ways in which we ruin our land and local economies, and he asks why we do it:

� This destruction is not necessary. It is not inevitable, except that by our submissiveness we make it so. We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all -- by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians -- be participating in its destruction? � How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or by not being thorough enough, which is the same thing. � [T]his destruction is taking place because we have allowed ourselves to believe, and to live, a mated pair of economic lies: that nothing has a value that is not assigned to it by the market; and that the economic life of our communities can safely be handed over to the great corporations. � Such damage is justified by its corporate perpetrators and their political abettors in the name of the "free market" and "free enterprise," but this is a freedom that makes greed the dominant economic virtue, and it destroys the freedom of other people along with their communities and livelihoods. There are such things as economic weapons of massive destruction. We have allowed them to be used against us, not just by public submission and regulatory malfeasance, but also by public subsidies, incentives, and sufferances impossible to justify.

FIP :: - Global Warming Fears As CO2 Levels Surge: "An unexplained and unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere two years running has raised fears that the world may be on the brink of runaway global warming.

Scientists are baffled why the quantity of the main greenhouse gas has leapt in a two-year period and are concerned that the Earth's natural systems are no longer able to absorb as much as in the past.

The findings will be discussed tomorrow by the British government's chief scientist, Dr. David King, at the annual Greenpeace business lecture.

" - Cherry among ten greatest Canadians?: "The stereotypes are true: We really are a nation of shallow, narrow-minded, beer-swilling, puck-chasing hosers.

Proud of it, too."

Russian NPPs: "Floating nuclear power plants in Russia: a threat to the Arctic, World oceans and non-proliferation
Bellona presents electronic version of the report, which analyses the environmental, economic and political consequences of the implementation of the floating nuclear power plants project by the Russian Agency of Atomic Energy.
Download PDF-version (840 KB) � "

CBC News: Dinosaur fossils shows Arctic's Jurassic age: "IQALUIT, NUNAVUT - A paleontologist has uncovered the fossilized remains of a giant carnivorous dinosaur in Nunavut.

Hans Larsson of Montreal's McGill University found the remains while scanning the tundra and rock formations for fossils."

Planet Ark : CERN to Probe Life, the Universe and Everything: "GENEVA - It has revolutionized physics, made Nobel Prize winners and given birth to the World Wide Web - now its successor looks set to answer some of the natural world's most fundamental questions.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has made many formidable discoveries since its launch 50 years ago, but these achievements could be dwarfed by findings from a 17-mile accelerator, or particle-smasher, being assembled outside Geneva."

Article: Bacteria are genetically modified by lightning�| New ScientistLightning is nature’s own genetic engineer. By opening up pores in soil bacteria it allows them to pick up any stray DNA present, report Timothy Vogel, Pascal Simonet and their colleagues at the University of Lyon in France.

This hitherto unknown phenomenon might help explain why gene swapping is so common among bacteria.

He warned of global warming back in the '60s - Obituaries - "Gordon Robin, Polar scientist, 1921-2004

Gordon Robin, who has died aged 83, was director of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University for 24 years, during which he played an important part in the measurement of the land surface below the Antarctic ice cap.

One of his most inspired decisions was to advance the charting of glacier and ice cap thickness by airborne radio echo-sounding rather than explosions conducted on the surface. The institute's radio echo-sound equipment was first used successfully from the air in the Canadian Arctic. After the preliminary results were published in Nature, Robin and his radar engineer took part in flights covering more than 32,000 kilometres by a US Navy C-130. The result was the under-ice mapping of almost the entire Antarctic continent in a folio of maps published by the institute in 1983."

The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper: "Subway pollution threatens health

Passengers in subway stations beware. Too much carbon dioxide at the subway station may lead to a headache and the thunderous chugging noise may cause hearing damage. Emergency masks displayed on the trains may be no more than decorations with little use."

ABC Asia Pacific - News - New research reveals continued wartime pollution in Marianas Islands - Text Only: "A new study shows an area in the Northern Marianas, which the United States military used as a re-fuelling base during World War II, is still laden with cancer-causing chemicals.

The US has spent 12 years and $US20 million trying to remove polychlorinated biphenyls from Tanapag village. "

Indoor Air Pollution – The Killer In The Kitchen

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) marked World Rural Women’s Day on 15 October 2004 by drawing attention to indoor air pollution - one of the major causes of death and disease in the world’s poorest countries. While the millions of deaths from well-known communicable diseases often make headlines, indoor air pollution remains a silent and unreported killer. Rural women and children are the most at risk.

Climate Change - US Department of State: "Protocol not in U.S. national interest, State Department official says"

The Embassy of the U.S.A., Ottawa - Current Issues: "Warming Arctic Might Accelerate Climate Change, Scientists Say
Results affect Arctic tundra, possibly other global ecosystems

NASA-funded researchers have found that, despite subzero temperatures, a warming Arctic may add more carbon to the atmosphere from soil, further accelerating climate warming, according to an October 12 NASA press release.

'The 3-to-7-degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature predicted by global climate computer models could cause the breakdown of the arctic tundra's vast store of soil carbon,' said Michelle Mack, an ecologist at the University of Florida (UF) and a lead researcher on a study published in last week's issue of the journal Nature."

Oil-for-food investigation throws spotlight on a Texas oilman

CARE Chief Abducted in Iraq; Mortars Kill 4: "The woman who directs the humanitarian relief effort in Iraq for CARE International was kidnapped today in Baghdad, and the U.S. military said four Iraqi national guardsmen died in a mortar attack and up to 80 were injured."

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Private Military Corporations - Disinfopedia: "Private Military Corporations"

What is Regenerative Agriculture?: "Widening Circles of Influence
Thinking beyond the traditional scope of organic and sustainable"

George W Bush and the 14 points of fascism - Project for the OLD American Century: "In 'Fascism Anyone?,' Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, identifies 14 characteristics common to fascist regimes. His comparisons of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto, and Pinochet yielded this list of 14 'identifying characteristics of fascism.'"

KeepMedia | Construction: Ft. Bragg's Rapid Airfield Construction

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | This week's casualty: the legal case for war in Iraq: "

It can only be a matter of time before the invasion is challenged in court

Robin Cook
Friday October 15, 2004
The Guardian

When I met Zaneb in Brighton during the Labour party conference she could only walk with the help of crutches. One of her legs had been amputated after she and the children with whom she was playing were caught in the bombing around Basra at the time of the invasion. Seventeen members of her extended family were killed that day, including her mother." Automakers Display Eco-Friendly Cars: "The Habo No. 1 looks like any one of the legions of Volkswagen sedans in China. But a peek under the hood reveals an array of chrome canisters in place of the usual engine. "

An excerpt from Feeling the Heat sizes up the ominous Asian Cloud | By Jim Motavalli | Grist Magazine | Books Unbound | 28 Sep 2004: "

On UV ratings | By Umbra Fisk | Grist Magazine | Ask Umbra | 14 Oct 2004: "A Bit of the Old Ultraviolet"

PLANETIZEN: News > Details: "Global Warming's Hokey Hockey Stick" - At 84, Berton reveals not all joints painful: "Teaches TV viewers how to roll doobie on CBC next week Celebrated author says he first turned to pot in his 40s"

Friday, October 15, 2004

News | network: "An angler caught the 45-centimetre fish last weekend and thought it looked peculiar, so he posted a picture of it on the Internet. Scientists recognized it as a northern snakehead, a native of China, Korea and Russia"

Change in the Weather? Wind farms might affect local climates: Science News Online, Oct. 16, 2004

Washington state oil spill pollutes 21 miles of coastline

Bush-appointed judges rule against environmental regs more often than others, report finds | By Amanda Griscom Little | Grist Magazine | Muckraker | 14 Oct 2004: "Bush-appointed judges rule against environmental regs more often than others, report finds"

Threat to Amphibians Rising: "Almost 150 species of amphibians apparently have become extinct and at least one-third of the rest are facing imminent threats that could soon wipe them out, according to a worldwide assessment by scientists published Thursday. "

Global Warming Hits the Front Pages: "Fears over accelerating carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have led to speculation about runaway climate change. Predictions based on Met Office models and research on polar ice caps indicate possible temperature increases as high as 10 deg C over a 50 year period. Within a few years we will know if catastrophic climate change is occurring much sooner than scientists feared."

Tropical American Tree Farms - growing precious tropical hardwoods for you!

Low-cost climate-change insurance could help ensure better future: "Doing a little now to mitigate long-term climate change would cost much less than doing nothing and making an adjustment in the future, say scientists whose paper appears in the Oct. 15 issue of the journal Science. "

ABC News: U.N.: Indoor Pollution Kills 1.6M Per Year: "U.N. Calls Indoor Pollution Silent and Unreported Killer; Smoke Claims 1.6 Million Lives a Year" News - Latest News - New Biomass Task Force to Generate Green Power Surge: "DEPARTMENT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS News Release (ref: 401/04) issued by the Government News Network on 15 October 2004 "

ABC News: Mystery Oil Spill Stains Wash. State Coast: "Mystery Oil Spill Sullies Washington State Coast"

Court Rules Bush Administration Is Illegally Hiding Secret Wilderness Settlement DocumentsFederal judge finds Interior Department gave no lawful reason for withholding details of ‘no more wilderness’ settlement

ITAR-TASS: "Chemical weapons to be completely destroyed in Russia by 2012"

ITAR-TASS: "More than 6,000 crimes were exposed in the fisheries industry in Russia in 2004"

European Science Foundation 14.10.2004
Aurora Borealis ‘Europe’s Arctic Flagship’: A Long Term Science Perspective For Deep Arctic Ocean Research

People's Daily Online -- Scientists discuss future climate in delta region: "Sea levels have risen by about 2.6 millimetres annually in China over the past 50 years, but this rate has increased in recent years." - Conference talks global warming

Thursday, October 14, 2004

News | network: "TORONTO (CP) - When President George W. Bush spoke of importing Canadian flu vaccine during Wednesday's election debate, many in the U.S. public health community were struck by the irony of an administration that slams the door on cheaper Canadian drugs, but looks north for help with an embarrassing vaccine shortage."

MSNBC - Global warming raises fears of London flood: "LONDON - Rising sea levels and increasing storms due to global warming have forced authorities to raise the River Thames barrier to stop London flooding 88 times in the past 20 years, official figures showed Wednesday."

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "German scientists make serious NO2 pollution map"

OneWorld U.S. Home / Today's News / Global Daily Headlines / News - Greenpeace Calls For Stepped Up Action to Protect Iraqis from Looted Nuclear Items: "WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (OneWorld) The environmental group Greenpeace has echoed a call by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to permit the UN watchdog to return in force to Iraq to track nuclear-related materials looted after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there and help protect and treat the population from exposure to deadly radiation. "

Article: Organic farming boosts biodiversity �| New ScientistOrganic farming increases biodiversity at every level of the food chain – all the way from lowly bacteria to mammals. This is the conclusion of the largest review ever done of studies from around the world comparing organic and conventional agriculture.

Group Says Bush Easy on Polluters: "Government lawsuits against violators have dropped sharply, critics complain. The EPA says it is working to settle existing actions." - Pollution cleanups pit Pentagon against regulators

CNEWS - World - War On Terrorism:Terror suspects jailed in Britain losing their minds: psychiatrists

UK astronomers Scan the Skies for Threat from Space

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

October 13, 2004: The Short Path to Oil Independence: Gas-Electric Hybrids and Wind Power Offer Winning Combination Toyota Prius energy economy U.S. Department of Energy National Wind Resource Inventory wind-generated electricity PIIMBY fuel efficiency

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "Ecuador Seen Losing Glaciers to Global Warming"

Health - network: "U.S. epidemic strain of deadly hospital infection behind Quebec outbreak"

The Progress Report -- independent daily news: "A Chance to Stop Corporate Welfare for once! The House of Representatives has passed a bill to halt taxpayer-funded giveaways to private timber companies logging on federal land in Alaska's Tongass rainforest -- will the Senate agree? This article provides background and a way for you to take action.
Showdown Over America's Only Rainforest" | Cdn ship returns from Arctic laden with finds | Atomic radiation levels fall in Arctic Southern Africa: Southern Africa: Coping With Climate Change

Top British scientist warns of global warming disaster - OCT 14, 2004

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Truth Behind the Vaccine Coverup 10/6/04

AIDS virus was created deliberately: Nobel laureate - The Times of India

Article: World's pollution hotspots revealed from space�| New Scientist

Monday, October 11, 2004

Article: Kyoto protocol is just the beginning�| New Scientist

The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News - 11-Oct-04 - AFGHAN OPIUM:Iraq drug trade grows: "WASHINGTON - Afghanistan's opium crop this year is set to break all previous records, surging past even the highest levels cultivated during the Taliban regime, top American and international counternarcotics officials said."

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Toronto Sun Columnist: Peter Worthington - On guard in Kabul

CNEWS - Canada: Vancouver Island logging operations affected by road closures

CNEWS - Canada: Canadian, U.S. officials follow plane along border: "PRINCETON, B.C. (CP) - Mounties on horseback joined a full-scale aerial and ground search in the Princeton area Friday, looking for bags of marijuana" news: "Five Canadian Air Force fighter jets have been forced to land at Shannon Airport after experiencing technical problems while refuelling over the Atlantic."

The Globe and Mail: "New helicopters prove heavy on maintenance"

Montreal Gazette - network: "More powerful American tug takes over towing of stricken Canadian sub"

Fertilizer use threatens ecosystem, says study -DAWN - International; 10 October, 2004: "LONDON: A project to assess the world's ecosystems has found that the widespread use of fertilisers and the burning of fossil fuels will severely damage life in lakes and rivers around the globe. "

Saturday, October 09, 2004 News - Latest News - Churches' Campaign to Tackle Climate Change

A Failed Transition: The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War

Friday, October 08, 2004

Bush admin tries to take the whistle away from potential blowers at the EPA | By Amanda Griscom Little | Grist Magazine | Muckraker | 08 Oct 2004

Kenyan eco-activist Wangari Maathai wins Nobel Peace Prize:

Candidate Kerry on Kyoto and global warming

The Kinston Free Press: "Global warming a hot topic local summit"

NASA - Study Shows Potential for Antarctic Climate Change

Weekend of extremes ahead: "ohannesburg - A chilly south, heat-wave conditions in the north and, in between the two extremes, a cauldron of weather patterns that may bring the first summer rains to some parts of the country."

SA getting hotter

Global Warming: Epic Droughts Possible, Study Says: "Tree ring records suggest that if past is prologue, global warming could trigger much longer dry spells than the one now in West, scientists say"

News Read - "Leaders from shoreline communities will come together in Guilford next month for a conference on the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise."

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Felix On-line: Plants’ role in global warming reevaluated

Warming signs: thinner glaciers and saltier oceans |

EMS - Climate Change Facts - U.S. envoy warms to Canadian rule in Arctic waters

:: Xinhuanet - English ::: "Air pollution denies Beijing blue sky"

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

CNEWS - Canada: Canadian sub adrift in Atlantic

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

EO Newsroom: New Images - Arctic Sea Ice Decline Continues

the flying man: "JET-man project" News - Sci-Tech - 'Living fossils' found years after being feared extinct

ENN: Environmental News Network [[Today's News Full Story ]]: "Hundreds of Sunken Vessels Block Access to Iraq's Seaports, Pollute Waters"

Telegraph | News | Radiation levels from mobiles put on website

TruthNews: "Environmentalists Protest Shipment of US Plutonium to France Lisa Bryant, Voice of America, October 5, 2004A shipment of American weapons-grade plutonium to France has sparked protest by environmental groups which claim it poses an ecological and security risk. The controversial shipment is due to arrive shortly to the French port of Cherbourg."

Yahoo! News - China warns of 'ecological catastrophe' from Tibet's melting glaciers

Monday, October 04, 2004

Urban Survival:� Free Daily Economic News Update Page: "Serious question: Are Hurricanes: Scalar?"

In Mexico, Dalai Lama says environmental damage to Tibet shows China dumping nuclear waste there

Saturday, October 02, 2004

jet cloud: "Picture of jet breaking the sound barrier"

WIZMO - Steve's Windows Gizmo: "with the Graviton screen blanker!"

Killing Time � Gun Camera Footage from AC-130 Video in Afghanistan

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