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Thomas Schueneman

Draft of U.S. government report says greenhouse-gas emissions on the rise

5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am

A leaked draft of a U.S. government report shows that officials expect greenhouse-gas emissions to keep climbing under President Bush's watch. The U.S. Climate Action Report -- which was due to the U.N. over a year ago and comes with its own ironicalicious acronym -- says emissions will be 11 ...

Lisa Day of socially conscious film company Participant Productions InterActi...

5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am

Once upon a time, a little film company called Participant Productions made a little film called "An Inconvenient Truth", starring a big guy named Al Gore. We hear it won a big award called an "Oscar" and is about some big issue called "climate change." In fact, all of Participant's ...

High-tech extraction methods are delaying the peak of world oil production

5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am

Remember the predictions that the world was at or near the peak of oil production? Sigh with us now, for industry is using high-tech methods to suck oil from wells once considered tapped out. Thanks to steam and carbon dioxide injections, as well as 3D modeling, Big Oil is breathing ...

Umbra on disposing of toxic chemicals

5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am

Like it or not, we've all got them: those half-used containers of Ajax, paint, and other toxic substances we use to "improve" our homes -- and unknowingly harm our health. Today a reader who has seen the green light asks advice maven Umbra Fisk what she should do with those ...

Public hearings on polar-bear fate get Alaskans all riled up

5 Mar 2007 at 11:03am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding public hearings on plans to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, and it's getting an earful. A hearing in Anchorage on Friday brought out critics of all stripes, from the deputy director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association ...


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