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Draft of U.S. government report says greenhouse-gas emissions on the rise
5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
A leaked draft of a U.S. government report shows that officials expect greenhouse-gas emissions to keep climbing under President Bush’s watch. The U.S. Climate Action Report — which was due to the U.N. over a year ago and comes with its own ironicalicious acronym — says emissions will be 11 …

Lisa Day of socially conscious film company Participant Productions InterActi…
5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Once upon a time, a little film company called Participant Productions made a little film called “An Inconvenient Truth”, starring a big guy named Al Gore. We hear it won a big award called an “Oscar” and is about some big issue called “climate change.” In fact, all of Participant’s …

High-tech extraction methods are delaying the peak of world oil production
5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Remember the predictions that the world was at or near the peak of oil production? Sigh with us now, for industry is using high-tech methods to suck oil from wells once considered tapped out. Thanks to steam and carbon dioxide injections, as well as 3D modeling, Big Oil is breathing …

Umbra on disposing of toxic chemicals
5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
Like it or not, we’ve all got them: those half-used containers of Ajax, paint, and other toxic substances we use to “improve” our homes — and unknowingly harm our health. Today a reader who has seen the green light asks advice maven Umbra Fisk what she should do with those …

Public hearings on polar-bear fate get Alaskans all riled up
5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding public hearings on plans to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, and it’s getting an earful. A hearing in Anchorage on Friday brought out critics of all stripes, from the deputy director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association …

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