Mon, 2007-02-26 08:23Emily Murgatroyd
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Academy Awards Oscar to 'An Inconvenient Truth'

Last night's Academy Awards weren't as boring as I thought they would be. Admittedly I usually skip them but I was holding out for the 'Best Documentary' category to see if Davis Guggenheim et al would get the recognition they so richly deserved.

And I was not disappointed. Neither, I suspect, were millions of other human beings who got their first dose of the dangers of global warming through watching this highly acclaimed documentary. It may just be a gold statue, but it certainly represents an encouraging turn in public understanding around climate change.

Mon, 2007-02-26 07:37Ross Gelbspan
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Climate Big Winner in TXU Takeover

Texas' largest electric utility last night tentatively approved a record $45 billion takeover bid by two private equity firms in a deal hailed by environmentalists as a major turning point in the battle against global warming. 

Sat, 2007-02-24 12:54Richard Littlemore
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Science versus Fiction

Here's a classic example of the perversity that can arise out of “balanced” media coverage of climate change. This Detroit News story purports to give evenhanded coverage to a story about a science teacher who have the temerity to show An Inconvenient Truth in her classroom, only to endure criticism from people who dispute its underlying “philosophy.”
Sat, 2007-02-24 11:48Kevin Grandia
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DeSmog founder hits the radio waves

Check out DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan spreading the DeSmog message on CBC News In Depth special titled Spin Cycles. CBC veteran Ira Basen has been running this brilliant 6-part series all about the world of PR spin.

Check here for audio clips of the first five episodes.

UPDATE and here's the audio for the sixth episode featuring Jim. 

Sat, 2007-02-24 07:43Ross Gelbspan
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Food Crops Will Be The First Casualties of Warming -- Experts

The place where most of the world's people could first begin to feel the consequences of global warming may be in the stomach. A group of agricultural experts are increasingly worried that global warming will trigger food shortages long before it causes better known but more distant threats, such as rising sea levels.

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