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New Hampshire climate activists take advantage of election spotlight
22 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
The wee state of New Hampshire hopes to take advantage of its front-running primary election to make climate change a priority at the federal level. In March or thereabouts, at least 180 communities, constituting more than 75 percent of the state, will vote on a resolution that calls for the …

International business group joins chorus begging for emissions regulations
22 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Yet another group of businesses has come out in support of international greenhouse-gas regulation. The Global Roundtable on Climate Change, which includes nearly 100 large companies, issued a statement Tuesday espousing an increasingly common belief: “If we delay too long in beginning the changeover to increasingly de-carbonized energy systems, the …

How Archer Daniels Midland cashes in on Mexico’s tortilla woes
22 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Oh what a tangled burrito we weave, when first we practice to deceive: As Mexico struggles to keep costs for its iconic tortillas in check, international companies are playing a bigger role in the market — and making a bigger profit from it — than ever before. Tom Philpott explains …

African farmers fear impact of U.K. supermarkets buying local
22 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
Last month, British supermarket giant Tesco announced a few changes it’s making with the climate in mind, including limiting flown-in food. Which is all well and good, unless you’re a farmer in Africa wondering what the hell is going on. Some fear that moves in the industrial world meant to …

Tesla Motors to build electric-car plant in New Mexico
22 Feb 2007 at 11:02am
In April, electric-car start-up Tesla Motors will break ground on a manufacturing plant in Albuquerque, which beat out Flagstaff, Ariz., and Pittsburg, Calif., for the honor. The plant will churn out 10,000 WhiteStar sedans a year starting in 2009 — “zero-emission” cars that will go 250 miles on a full …

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