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Climate change could lead to terrorism, security experts warn
26 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Irony alert: as President Bush dwells on terrorism while barely acknowledging climate change, it turns out that climate change may lead to terrorism. The consequences of global warming could aggravate the already-ridiculous divide between the haves and have-nots, put 30 million people at risk of famine and disease, and create …

Two-year exemption allows U.S. Navy to continue sonar trainings
26 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
In a saga lasting longer than “Moby Dick”, the U.S. Navy will be allowed to train with sonar for two more years, despite evidence that the technology’s use has injured and killed whales and other creatures of the deep. The Defense Department has provided an exemption from the federal Marine …

Eric Brody of outdoor-apparel company Nau answers readers’ questions
26 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Looking to learn more about running a sustainable business? This week’s InterActivist has not only a slew of resources, but valuable firsthand experience. As sustainability manager of outdoor-apparel retailer Nau, Eric Brody has scrutinized every aspect of his company’s production for green practices — and likes where they’re going. In …

Renewable energy could power half the world by 2050, says new report
26 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Renewables could satisfy half the world’s energy demand by 2050, says a new report by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council. But — and there’s always a but — only if world governments encourage efficiency and crack down on fossil-fuel use. Well, it was a nice thought. The ever-optimistic …

California to phase out toxic dry-cleaning chemical
26 Jan 2007 at 11:01am
Continuing its quest to show the rest of the country up, California has notched another first: the state’s Air Resources Board has voted unanimously to phase out perchloroethylene, or perc, a toxic chemical commonly used in dry cleaning. Some 3,400 California cleaners who use the solvent — a suspected carcinogen …

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