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New research is claiming that concentrations of carbon dioxide (the main greenhouse gas, CO2) will remain high for at least 1,000 years, even if greenhouse gases are eliminated in the next few decades. The climate...

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More than 11 years after the establishment of the Kyoto Protocol, the U.S. House has passed the Waxman-Markey bill, the first greenhouse gas reduction measure to clear either house of Congress. While legislation in the...

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The world is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis, with climate change threatening devastating consequences on a massive scale. The Obama administration promises that its economic stimulus will address this crisis with its focus on environmental...

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The death toll from Victoria’s bushfires currently stands at 181 and could rise much further – this is Australia’s worst natural disaster, much worse than the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983 when 47 people died....

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Barack Obama made a call for an environmental “New Deal” a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, promising to spend $150 billion on sustainable technology. This echoed the Keynesian response to the Great Depression of the...

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Rising gasoline and heating oil prices, along with stagnant real wages, are causing many working people to struggle to pay for necessities like driving to work or the grocery store and paying the heating bill....

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This article is from the forthcoming pamphlet “China’s Olympic Gamble” – from chinaworker.info. The Beijing Olympic Games have been billed as the “Green Olympics.” This slogan was used by the Chinese regime in its successful...

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The world faces the horrifying prospect of major climate change with its potential for catastrophic impact on food production and living conditions across the world. Yet, the political leaders of the major capitalist economies failed...

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The looming environmental catastrophe has provoked an urgent search for solutions to stop global warming and save the planet for future generations. There is a growing concern even among the political and corporate elite that...

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Is Ethanol Green?

July 10, 2007

A great deal of hype has been generated recently by the prospect of “greener” biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. The Senate Energy Bill passed in late June and endorsed by President Bush mandates the...

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