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Thomas Schueneman

Legislators around the globe demand climate-change action

16 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

This week, Canada's House of Commons voted 161 to 113 to force the Conservative government to stick to its Kyoto Protocol greenhouse-gas emissions targets and punish over-polluting industries. Since taking power in 2006, the Conservatives have continually claimed that Kyoto targets would be simply impossible to reach, dahling, so why ...

Vast lakes discovered underneath Antarctic ice sheet

16 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Thrilling hairy men in Speedos everywhere, satellite-wielding scientists have mapped new lakes deep below Antarctica's legendary ice. The finds, they say, could help predict how the area will respond to climate change. According to research published online in the journal "Science", the lakes, some of which span hundreds of square ...

Kristen Berry, president of avian advocacy group BirdPAC, answers readers' qu...

16 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

In Kristen Berry's day job as the president of BirdPAC, he gives a political voice to the nation's 90 million birdwatchers and hunters. We suspect that he may spend just as much brainpower seeking answers to the age-old question: "Can't we all just get along?" As InterActivist this week, Berry's ...

Romance blossoms between big biz and enviros over a candlelit dinner

16 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

The on-again-off-again flirtation between big business and the mainstream environmental movement seems to be progressing into a full-on steamy love affair -- and perhaps even a committed, long-term relationship. This week, just before Valentine's Day, corporate titans and green leaders were spotted canoodling at a hearing of the Senate Environment ...

Gore announces continents-spanning concert series, Live Earth

16 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Never let it be said that Al Gore is not dedicated to his cause: the man will do whatever it takes to raise awareness about climate change. If it means hobnobbing at Sundance, he'll do it. Starring in a film that gets nominated for an Oscar? Not afraid. Orchestrating an ...


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