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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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If you’ve been paying attention to the weather the last several years, you can see why the debate about how to respond to the threat of global warming is becoming more mainstream: The problem can...

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Across the U.S., this winter has been unseasonably warm. According to the British Meteorological Office, 2007 will likely be the earth’s warmest year on record. This comes on top of a flood of recent reports...

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The Independent newspaper (1/9/06) had a banner front-page headline ‘The Green Revolution’: “In California” the paper said, “Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has defied both his President and his own party to impose the toughest anti-pollution laws...

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The world economy is hooked on fossil fuels: oil, gas, and coal. This dependency cannot last. All these fuels were formed millions of year ago and once used up cannot be replaced. This reliance on...

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In the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Al Gore explains in simple terms the cause of global warming and why it is putting the lives of millions at risk. Anyone who cares about...

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Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster. But the massive death, destruction, and misery that followed in its wake was entirely man-made and preventable. It was the poor, the old, the sick – overwhelmingly African American...

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Genetic engineering has become a topic of intense controversy, and with good reason. Genetic engineering involves taking genes from one species and inserting them into other, even completely unrelated, species to transfer a desired trait...

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