Thursday, June 30, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | One in six countries facing food shortage

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | One in six countries facing food shortage: "One in six countries in the world face food shortages this year because of severe droughts that could become semi-permanent under climate change, UN scientists warned yesterday. "

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

CBC News: Opium production increasing in Afghanistan

CBC News: Opium production increasing in Afghanistan

World will pay dearly for ignoring climate - Economics - Times Online

"Homeowners will see the cost of cover rise by as much as 60 per cent as insurers struggle to obtain sufficient capital to protect themselves against the spiralling cost of hurricanes, typhoons and windstorms, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) will say. ": - Canada - Canada Command

Admiral to lead new military structure to handle trouble at home

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Mainstream media is the term often used to describe the collective group of big TV, radio and newspapers in the United States. Features: "NEW YORK, JUNE 27, 2005 � Mainstream implies that the news being produced is for the benefit and enlightenment of the mainstream population-the majority of people living in the US. Mainstream media include a number of communication mediums that carry almost all the news and information on world affairs that most Americans receive. The word media is plural, implying a diversity of news sources.
However, mainstream media no longer produce news for the mainstream population-nor should we consider the media as plural. Instead it is more accurate to speak of big media in the US today as the corporate media and to use the term in the singular tense-as it refers to the singular monolithic top-down power structure of self-interested news giants. "

Monday, June 27, 2005

Counter Climate Crisis - Take the Pledge Petition

Counter Climate Crisis - Take the Pledge Petition: "We can't afford to wait. Already the Arctic has lost over 386,100 square miles of sea ice - an area larger than Texas - due to climate change. This fragile ecosystem, while inhospitable to human life, supports polar bears, walrus and numerous other creatures. And they are all in peril because of the effects of global warming. "

Saturday, June 25, 2005


Snowed: "Though global climate change is breaking out all around us, the U.S. news media has remained silent. Not because climate change is a bad story�to the contrary: Conflict is the lifeblood of journalism, and the climate issue is riven with conflict. Global warming policy pits the United States against most of the countries of the world. It�s a source of tension between the Bush administration and 29 states, nearly 100 cities, and scores of activist groups working to reduce emissions. And it has generated significant and acrimonious splits within the oil, auto, and insurance industries. These stories are begging to be written."

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Aljazeera.Net - The US war with Iran has already begun

Aljazeera.Net - The US war with Iran has already begun

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - Mosquito onslaught plagues Anchorage residents

Reuters AlertNet - Mosquito onslaught plagues Anchorage residents: "ANCHORAGE, June 16 (Reuters) - A mild winter that left a thick blanket of snow on the ground, followed by a wet spring, created ideal conditions for thick clouds of mosquitoes and other insects that are plaguing Alaska residents.
Global warming, which is thawing permafrost and causing huge wildfires in Alaska, is being blamed for the mosquito and insect nuisance by environmental groups, including the National Resources Defense Council."

Thursday, June 16, 2005

World first: brain cells grown in laboratory

By Steve Connor, Science Editor
14 June 2005
"Scientists have grown fully mature brain cells in a laboratory for the first time, using a technique that mimics the natural process of brain regeneration."

Monday, June 13, 2005

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Official in flap over global warming quits

"A former oil-industry lobbyist who changed government reports on global warming has resigned in a long-planned departure, the White House said yesterday.
: Philip Cooney, who was chief of staff of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, left Friday, two days after it was revealed he had edited administration reports on climate change in 2002 and 2003."

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