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G8 climate deal is failure or triumph, depending whom you ask
8 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Welcome to another installment of “Days of Our G8 Lives.” Yesterday, the G8 agreed to a climate deal it’s been fine-tuning for weeks. It notably did not commit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions 50 percent by 2050, but it did say countries would “consider seriously” …
Students keep up momentum with a pre-election Climate Summer
8 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Are you worried that the oomph behind climate-change awareness is beginning to fade? Fear not, says Bill McKibben — he has been to New Hampshire, and he has seen a generation of student activists all riled up about keeping the movement going. McKibben reports from a kickoff for Climate Summer, …
Study says Europe’s seas in trouble from fishing, farming, other threats
8 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
In case you think Europe does everything right, a study shows that the continent’s seas are in sea-rious trouble. More than 100 scientists in 15 countries surveyed the Baltic, Black, and Mediterranean seas and the North Atlantic, finding that fishing, farming, shipping, and development are all causing trouble. “In every …
Susan Griffin-Black, purveyor of organic bath and body care products, answers…
8 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
When is a soap not a soap? Susan Griffin-Black’s bath and body care company, EO, has been accused of misrepresenting the common cleanser, but she’s eager to set the record straight. As InterActivist this week, she fields reader questions about getting spread too thin, why her company can’t be fully …
Ecuador offers to keep oil in the ground for compensation
8 Jun 2007 at 12:06pm
Ecuador offered to play “Let’s Make a Deal” this week, suggesting that it could afford to keep a pristine area from oil drilling if developed nations and green groups ponied up some cold, hard cash. “We are willing to do this sacrifice, but not for free,” said President Rafael Correa, …

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