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Humans “very likely” changing the climate, says long-awaited IPCC report
2 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
A few weeks of leaks stole some thunder, but the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released the first installment of its long-awaited fourth report, and the news is — well, not news, thanks to those meddling leakers. But let’s pretend. The news is out! The world’s scientists say there’s …

In which we explain what the heck the IPCC is, and why it matters
2 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Chances are you’re not going to be able to turn around today without bumping into some reference to the new IPCC climate report. We’re not just saying that because we’re navel-gazing greens: try 1,624 news stories on Google, and counting. (OK, we’re Google-gazing greens. But it’s still a big deal.) …

Al Gore nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
2 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Three cheers for Al Gore, whose incessant blabbering about climate change has gotten him nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. “Al Gore with his movie and his dedication and his active diplomacy among world leaders has really moved the issue forward,” says Boerge Brende, one of two Norwegian lawmakers …

Doug Koplow, subsidies researcher and Earth Track founder, answers readers’ q…
2 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Does it make sense to subsidize the hunting of cute baby harp seals? Doug Koplow finds it crazy — and there’s plenty of other giveaways he’s not so fond of either. As founder of Earth Track, his aptly named subsidy-tracking organization, Koplow fights to keep private handouts in the public …

High levels of pollution lead to increased heart disease in women, study finds
2 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
News flash: pollution is bad. And women living in highly polluted areas are 76 percent more likely to die of a heart attack or stroke, according to a rigorous study published in the “New England Journal of Medicine” yesterday. “The magnitude of the findings are substantially higher than what’s been …

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