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Climate change melts ice, enables broccoli to be grown in Greenland, and brings wildlife for which the locals have no native names
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Global Warming 101
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Escaped GM grass could spread bad news
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A third of the world’s population is suffering from a shortage of water, raising the prospect of "water crises" in countries such as China, India and the US.
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...abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism...
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Between 10,000 and 15,000 tons of heavy fuel oil poured into the Mediterranean Sea after Israeli jets bombed a power plant south of Beirut in mid-July...
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The consequence is already evident in a small but ominous rise in sea levels around the world, a pace that is also accelerating...
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The U.S. military is poisoning the very citizens it is supposed to protect in the name of national security.
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Weather-related disasters like Hurricane Katrina—or the intense heat wave now hitting the United States—are on the rise.
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Over the past half century, a handful of inventions have reshaped American life. Topping the list are television, passenger jets, computers and -- humming in the background -- air conditioning.
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Corporate manipulation moves to Phase II: Why the fox mustn’t guard the henhouse
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Life on earth is facing a major crisis with thousands of species threatened with imminent extinction
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It was Mr. Global Warming himself who first tried to kill off the Kyoto Protocol
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The national parks are in grave danger but it’s OK because in 100-200 years, there will be trees and bushes on Antarctica
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America's Air-Conditioned Nightmare
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The National Academy of Sciences studied tree rings, corals and other natural formations, in part, to conclude that the heat is unprecedented for potentially the last several millennia.
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Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food...
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A generation ago, Lake Athabasca was clear and clean enough that Fort Chipewyan residents drew their drinking water straight from it, and thought nothing about dipping a cup over the side of a canoe during hunting trips. Those days are long gone...
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Huge Mines Rapidly Draining Rivers, Cutting Into Forests, Boosting Emissions
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A is for Apple. B is for Boy. C is for Chemtrails.
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...the nearly universal creed for weed and pest control has become "Let us spray." The Environmental Protection Agency says pesticide use in the home-and-garden sector, once in decline, has grown by more than 25 percent since 1995. Herbicide use almost doubled between 1982 and 2001, and continues to grow.
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Acceptable Levels of Lead Poisoning?
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The British-funded Ice Patrol is usually busy in May, protecting shipping from rogue bergs. But it's all gone alarmingly quiet this year.
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The poorest people in the world will be the chief victims of the West's failure to tackle global warning, with millions of Africans forecast to die by the end of the century...
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The people out to "poison the debate on climate change."
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Global warming is rapidly melting the ice-bound roof of the world, and turning it into desert...
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Polar bears and hippos are among more than 16,000 species of animals and plants threatened with global extinction...
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Even in one of the remotest, coldest and most inhospitable parts of Canada's High Arctic, you cannot escape the signs of global warming.
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A row has broken out over tiger numbers in India, with some conservationists arguing that the species is on the brink of extinction there.
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The Bush Administration is making it increasingly difficult for scientists to disseminate their research on global warming.
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Greenpeace has launched a campaign against McDonald's, accusing the restaurant chain of abetting the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest
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Report reveals how the world's poorer countries are forced to pay for the CO2 emissions of the developed nations
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Dozens of the world’s cities, including London and New York, could be flooded by the end of the century, according to research which suggests that global warming will increase sea levels more rapidly than was previously thought.
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The ice sheets of Antarctica — the world's largest reservoir of fresh water — are shrinking faster than new snow can fall...
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The Senate passed...a measure in a budget bill Thursday that included a provision to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling - just as the region suffers through one of the worst oil spills in history.
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An oil spill at the Prudhoe Bay field in Alaska has turned out to be the biggest ever in the region, according to official estimates
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The federal government wants to let chemical facilities publicly report their toxic releases only every other year — making the off years a potential open season for toxins. The feds also want to save chemical facilities time and money by allowing them to reveal much less information about their toxic releases.
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A plan to build an oil pipeline that green activists and many experts say could severely damage Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake, has been approved by Russia’s environmental watchdog.
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Marine researchers who have been observing the same pod of dolphins off Florida's eastern coast for three years have now, for the first time, photographed the dolphins swimming directly northward.
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The environmental news just gets cheerier and cheerier...
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Perchlorate, the explosive ingredient in solid rocket fuel, has contaminated drinking water and soil in at least 35 states, with most of the known contamination coming from military bases and defense contractors.
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Pesticides Found in Most Rivers, Streams
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The world’s coral reefs could disappear within a few decades along with hundreds of species of plankton and shellfish, according to new studies into man’s impact on the oceans.
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The planet's population is projected to reach 6.5 billion at 7:16 p.m. EST Saturday, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and its World Population Clock.
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The pollution from chemtrails, which has made blue skies a vague memory, is much worse than the damage caused by all fossil fuel consumption combined and poses a major threat to life on Earth.
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The hole in the ozone layer could grow significantly over the next few years, reigniting fears over skin cancer, cataracts and damage to vulnerable plant life.
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Greenland's glaciers are sliding towards the sea much faster than previously believed...
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Dave Alberswerth of the Wilderness Society dubbed the new sell-off proposal "a billion-dollar privatization program."
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NASA scientists recently reported that 2005 had edged out 1998 as the warmest year on record worldwide.
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Southern California coastal waters have warmed in recent decades to their highest level in 1,400 years, according to a study of fossilized plankton published this week in the journal Science.
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The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
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It may still be January, but the Arctic region is reportedly experiencing record, summerlike temperatures.
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Thirty years ago, the scientist James Lovelock worked out that the Earth possessed a planetary-scale control system which kept the environment fit for life. He called it Gaia, and the theory has become widely accepted. Now, he believes mankind's abuse of the environment is making that mechanism work against us. His astonishing conclusion - that climate change is already insoluble, and life on Earth will never be the same again.
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The boom of thunder and crackle of lightning generally mean one thing: a storm is coming. Curiously, though, the biggest storms of all, hurricanes, are notoriously lacking in lightning. Hurricanes blow, they rain, they flood, but seldom do they crackle. Surprise: During the record-setting hurricane season of 2005 three of the most powerful storms--Rita, Katrina, and Emily--did have lightning, lots of it.
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Chemtrails which are known to contain heavy metals such as barium oxide and aluminum oxide, are known to be a bigger problem than once thought.
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Norway is planning to build a "doomsday vault" inside a mountain on an Arctic island to hold a seed bank of all known varieties of the world's crops.
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Wildlife researchers have found new evidence that Arctic polar bears, already gravely threatened by the melting of their habitat because of global warming, are being poisoned by chemical compounds commonly used in Europe and North America to reduce the flammability of household furnishings like sofas, clothing and carpets.
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Agribusiness maintains its power by co-opting the federal and state governments, including land grant universities, in making sprays the emblems of science and modernization.
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Dust down the slogan, it's needed once again: Save The Whale. Twenty years on from the introduction of the international whaling moratorium that was supposed to protect them, the great whales face renewed and mortal dangers in 2006.
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Fanaticism is a driving force here, as it often is behind great crimes. This is a crime against nature, and this fanaticism is economic - the belief that money and profit should outweigh all other considerations, including survival of the species. If we maintain our current rates of consumption and environmental strategies, by the end of this century, one-half of the species now alive on earth may be extinct.
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Mercury rising, stormy weather - our world is taking a battering
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The Toxic Air in Black America
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Does the radical environmental group really exist?
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Scientists have for the first time found evidence that polar bears are drowning because climate change is melting the Arctic ice shelf.
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The groups argue that rising global temperatures endangers polar bears by melting the ice floes on which the giant predators prowl and hunt.
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Forty-nine activists who destroyed genetically modified crops have been acquitted of criminal charges in a French court.
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Two of Greenland's largest glaciers are retreating at an alarming pace, most likely because of climate warming, scientists said Wednesday. The other glacier, Helheim, is retreating at about 7 miles a year — up from 4 miles a year during the same period.
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As wetlands disappear and shorelines are degraded, the Great Lakes are losing their ability to cope with environmental stress and ward off a catastrophic breakdown, scientists said Thursday.
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The Inuit people of the Arctic have filed a landmark human rights complaint against the US, blaming the world's No 1 carbon polluter for stoking the global warming that is destroying their habitat.
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Maps show 40% of Earth's land is used for agriculture - Growing human 'footprint' a risk to the environment.
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...as long as the public believes there is no scientific consensus, inaction on anthropogenic climate change is guaranteed.
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Researchers who work for the U.S. Congress say the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) skewed its analysis of air pollution legislation to favour President George W. Bush's plan.
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The United States came under renewed criticism Tuesday as thousands of environmentalists and international officials hammered out rules for a global treaty to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Climate change can be likened in its destructive scale to the effects of using weapons of mass destruction, according to Britain's leading scientist.
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Other nations watch as the United States keeps permitting wide use of methyl bromide for tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, Christmas trees and other crops, even though the U.S. signed an international treaty banning all but the most critical uses by 2005.
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