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Sun, 2007-06-24 10:27Bill Miller
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British Columbia’s capital set to fine idlers over global warming

Under a new bylaw, the City of Victoria will fine drivers from $50 to $200 for leaving vehicles running unnecessarily. Such behavior includes waiting for passengers, driving through fast-food lanes, stopping at rail crossings, waiting to park or refuel, and other infractions.

Fri, 2007-06-22 10:05Bill Miller
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U.S. Senate raises mileage requirement for cars but leaves taxes on oil industry untouched

The new energy bill was seen as a major defeat for automobile manufacturers and a stunning victory for oil companies, who escaped a proposed $32 billion tax increase. Ominously, President Bush said the Senate measure fell far short of his goals.

Thu, 2007-06-21 12:02Bill Miller
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California continues to lead the charge against global warming

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently endorsed California's strategy to regulate greenhouse gases from vehicles, validating the state's claim emissions should be classified as air pollutants over the objections of the Bush administration.

At least a dozen other states are expected to follow should the Environmental Protection Agency give California the right to limit auto emissions. A final decision is expected, coveniently, after Bush leaves the White House next year.

Thu, 2007-06-21 08:38Ross Gelbspan
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"Two Paths For The Planet"

The American Prospect, June 19, 2007 Two Paths for the Planet: Will we rewire the world with clean energy – or descend into political chaos, social disruption and climate hell?

And will Washington get with the program?

Wed, 2007-06-20 07:47Ross Gelbspan
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Has the Skeptics' Dream become History's Nightmare?

The Earth today stands in imminent peril …and nothing short of a planetary rescue will save it from the environmental cataclysm of dangerous climate change.

Those are not the words of eco-warriors but the considered opinion of a group of eminent scientists writing in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Tue, 2007-06-19 16:38Kevin Grandia
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We are all asteroid deniers

I have had this old article by global warming denier Fred Singer in my inbox for quite some time now. It appeared in the April 22, 1996 edition of the Washington Times.

It seems that if Singer had his way, we would have dropped all this climate change and ozone depletion nonsense a long time ago and got onto more important issues… like planetary defense systems against giant comets and asteroids.


Tue, 2007-06-19 15:43Kevin Grandia
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Google has $10 million for 100 Mpg.

Google announced today that it will offer $1 million in grants and a further $10 million in funding for the development of a car capable of 100 miles per gallon. 

The program is part of Google's philanthropic efforts under a program called RechargeIT. 

Tue, 2007-06-19 13:51Kevin Grandia
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ExxonMobil slowly shedding its "skeptical" skin

ExxonMobil's chief spokesman, Kenneth Cohen recently stated that, “Exxon Mobil Corp. never in the past decade doubted the risk from climate change… [and] had simply firmed up, or “evolved,” its understanding of the threat.”

If by firming up the science, Cohen means spending an estimated $23 million on think tanks and associations that have spent the better part of the last decade attacking the scientific evidence for human-induced global warming, then we couldn't agree more.

Tue, 2007-06-19 11:26Kevin Grandia
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A history of tobacco spin

Here's a video compilation we were working on for James Hoggan's recent keynote lecture to the Canadian Public Relations Society's national conference. We chose in the end to not use the video, but I thought it would be great for DeSmog readers.

Tue, 2007-06-19 10:28Bill Miller
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Surprise ally delivers a kick against global warming

A Colorado sports organization is pitching itself as the world’s first carbon-neutral soccer team . Based in Boulder, where the city council voted last year to adhere to the Kyoto Protocol – something the U.S. government has never done – the Colorado Rapids under-23 organization has vowed all carbon emissions produced by the team are offset by carbon reduction.

 

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