Wed, 2008-01-16 20:27Kevin Grandia
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Alberta Premier's "Mythical" Tar Sands Tour Attacked By Polar Bear - and a few facts

Stelmach in DC

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach was in Washington, DC today hyping his province's vast reserves of oil-soaked tar sand. Not everyone was applauding Stelmach, and rightly so.

Wed, 2008-01-16 14:53Kevin Grandia
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John Edwards Calls for a Moratorium on Coal-fired Power

If only we could get every candidate to be this bold on the dirtiest of energy producers.

Here's what Democrat Presidential candidate John Edwards stated last night in the Nevada Democrat debate:

I'd go another step that at least I haven't heard these two candidates talk about. They can answer for themselves. I believe we need a moratorium on the building of any more coal-fired power plants unless and until we have the ability to capture and sequester the carbon in the ground.”

Wed, 2008-01-16 12:23Richard Littlemore
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Coal Kings Set Up 2nd Phoney Front to Fight Kansas Power Decision

Kansas coal kings have set up another front group to fight back against an October decision to block construction of two coal-fired electricity generators.

The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy advertises itself as “a statewide, non-partisan organization committed to balancing our growing energy needs with environmental stewardship.” But there are no “environmental stewards” on its list of members, and its slick website is registered directly to Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, the failed proponent of the canceled power plants.

Wed, 2008-01-16 10:04Bill Miller
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Eat less meat to fight climate change, IPCC chief says

Individual lifestyle choices can play a key role in reducing the output of carbon dioxide and other gases generated by human activity that are driving global warming, says the head of the UN’s Nobel Prize-winning scientific panel on climate change.

So instead of simply waiting for governments to take action, individuals can do their part by cutting meat consumption, walking more and buying less.

Wed, 2008-01-16 08:30Richard Littlemore
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TV Reporters Burying Global Warming

MoveOn.Org reports that top TV reporters have asked presidential candidates 2,679 questions in the last year, of which three were about UFOs, and three were about climate change.

It would be tempting to dismiss this as Fox News vacuousness, but for the non-participation of NBC's Washington Bureau Chief, Tim Russert, who clearly just doesn't care.

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