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  1. -06-05-05 Global Warming Initiative Planned for California (MSNBC News)
      "Declaring climate change to be an indisputable threat, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a plan Wednesday to combat global warming by setting goals for reducing California’s emissions of greenhouse gases." 6-05

  2. -06-05-05 Global Warming Initiative Planned for California (MSNBC News)
      "More than a fifth of the planet’s bird species face extinction as humans venture further into their habitats and introduce alien predators, a conservation group said on Wednesday." 6-05

  3. -06-15-05 Bush Climate "Expert" Joins Oil Giant (Guardian Unlimited)
      "A senior White House official accused of doctoring government reports on climate change to play down the link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming has taken a job with ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company."

      "Philip Cooney, who resigned as chief of staff of the White House council on environment quality at the weekend, will begin work at the oil giant in the autumn."

      "Politicians and environmental groups in Washington condemned the move yesterday."

      "The effort also has the enthusiastic support of three of the most influential conservatives in Washington, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, David Keene of the American Conservative Union and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum." 6-05

  4. -07-04-05 Bush Rejects Agreement to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Bloomberg.com)
      "President George W. Bush ruled out any accord on climate change at the Group of Eight summit that involves limiting carbon emissions as a threat to the U.S. economy."

      " 'We know that the surface of the Earth is warmer, and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans is contributing to the problem,' a statement from Bush's office said Friday. 'Though there have been past disagreements about the best way to address this issue, we are acting to help developing countries adopt new energy sources.' '' 7-05

  5. -07-06-05 Climate Change a Top Issue for G8 Summit (BBC News)
      "Climate change and global trade will top Thursday's agenda when G8 leaders get down to business in earnest."

      "The first full day of the G8 summit will be dominated by the environment, an issue which could expose fault lines between the US and other countries.'' 7-05

  6. -07-06-05 Climate Change a Top Issue for G8 Summit (BBC News)
      "Climate change and global trade will top Thursday's agenda when G8 leaders get down to business in earnest."

      "The first full day of the G8 summit will be dominated by the environment, an issue which could expose fault lines between the US and other countries.'' 7-05

  7. -07-15-05 Judges: EPA Can Decline to Enforce Air Quality (CBS News)
      "An effort by a dozen states and several cities to make the Environmental Protection Agency regulate heat-trapping greenhouse gases as air pollutants was rejected Friday by a federal appeals court." 7-05

  8. -07-25-05 Queen Goes Green for Windsor Castle (MSNBC News)
      "Britain’s Queen Elizabeth drew praise from environmental campaigners on Monday with an announcement that Windsor Castle is to be run partially by hydro-electric power."

      "In 2000, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles was named as the 'most inspirational figure worldwide' by a panel of environmental magazines for his work in promoting green issues." 7-05  

  9. -07-25-05 Queen Goes Green for Windsor Castle (MSNBC News)
      "Britain’s Queen Elizabeth drew praise from environmental campaigners on Monday with an announcement that Windsor Castle is to be run partially by hydro-electric power."

      "In 2000, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles was named as the 'most inspirational figure worldwide' by a panel of environmental magazines for his work in promoting green issues." 7-05  

  10. -07-27-05 U.S. Signs on to a Kyoto Alternative (CBS News)
      "The United States will join India, China and Australia in announcing a new pact to limit greenhouse gases as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol, Australia's environment minister said Wednesday." 7-05

  11. -07-27-05 U.S. Signs on to a Kyoto Alternative (CBS News)
      "The United States will join India, China and Australia in announcing a new pact to limit greenhouse gases as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol, Australia's environment minister said Wednesday." 7-05

  12. -07-28-05 European Union Seeks Mandatory Limits on Gases (BBC News)
      "The European Union says it will push for legally-binding global restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.

      "A spokeswoman's comments came after the announcement of a voluntary pact, based on new technology, between the US and five Asia-Pacific states."

      "She also told BBC News that the new pact is unlikely to bring a significant reduction in emissions."

      "The new pact will allow signed-up countries - currently the United States, Australia, China, India, South Korea and Japan - to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions individually, with no enforcement mechanism." 7-05

  13. -07-28-05 European Union Seeks Mandatory Limits on Gases (BBC News)
      "The European Union says it will push for legally-binding global restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.

      "A spokeswoman's comments came after the announcement of a voluntary pact, based on new technology, between the US and five Asia-Pacific states."

      "She also told BBC News that the new pact is unlikely to bring a significant reduction in emissions."

      "The new pact will allow signed-up countries - currently the United States, Australia, China, India, South Korea and Japan - to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions individually, with no enforcement mechanism."

      "The core approach is to develop clean technologies, such as low-emission coal-fired power stations, which can be used in developing countries as their energy needs increase." 7-05

  14. -08-03-05 Temperature Differences in the Workplace (CBS News)
      "A study by an association of building managers found that unhappiness over the temperature in the office is the top complaint of people in the workplace." 8-05

  15. -08-04-05 Windows Up or Down? (Bankrate.com)
      "Automotive engineers have all the fun."

      "Or maybe not. During the test, one engineer shot around the track with the air cranked up. A second had the windows down. An unlucky third test driver was assigned to what turned out to be the most-fuel efficient way to travel: Driving with the windows up and the air conditioner switched off." 8-05

  16. -08-13-05 Global Warming More Than Most Scientists Expected (NationalGeographic.com)
      "The temperature rise has put feathered, furry, and scaly animals alike in a state of flux. Some are seeking higher ground, others are breeding earlier, and many can't find enough to eat."

      "But these changes—like the warming itself—are already happening more quickly than most researchers expected."

      "In the North Sea, for example, such changes have kinked the entire food chain, according to Euan Dunn, head of marine policy for the U.K.'s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds." 8-05

  17. -10-08-05 Ice Masses Monitor Lost (BBC News)
      "The European Space Agency has confirmed that its ice mission Cryosat has been lost off the Russian coast."

      "The satellite fell into the Arctic Ocean minutes after lift-off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia."

      "The £90m (135m euro) craft was designed to monitor how the Earth's ice masses are responding to climate change." 9-05

  18. -12-03-05 Congressional Research Service: EPA Slants Findings (Bloomberg.com)
      "A Bush administration analysis of air pollution legislation uses assumptions that boost the benefits of its own proposal while overstating the costs of alternatives, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service."

      "For example, the EPA assumes the availability of boilermaker labor for installing pollution-control equipment will be limited until 2010. Such a labor shortage would affect only the Carper and Jeffords proposals, which seek steeper emissions cuts sooner."

      "Lacking the ability to install pollution controls, coal- fired generators would be forced to shut down in the EPA analysis of Jeffords's proposal. In addition, natural gas-fired and renewable fuel generators would be required at a high cost, the report found."

      "Such a labor shortage has been questioned by some, including the Institute of Clean Air Companies, the trade association that represents the air pollution-control industry, the report said." 12-05

  19. -12-27-05 Worldwide Protests Scheduled on Global Warming (CBS News)
      "From the Arctic Inuit who are losing their ice caps and polar bears to activists demanding urgent action on global warming, thousands of people will hit the streets en masse Saturday across North America and other parts of the world." 12-05

  20. 06-29-05 Senate Passes Energy Bill (MSNBC.com)
      "The Senate approved an energy bill Tuesday that was more favorable to conservation, wind farms and ethanol and less kind to oil and gas producers than legislation passed by the House."

      "Despite its broad sweep, which would affect virtually every energy industry while boosting energy conservation, lawmakers acknowledged the bill would have little impact on current high gasoline and crude oil prices." 6-05

  21. Bush's Record on the Environment (BushGreenWatch.org)
      Provides news on President Bush's record on protecting our air, land, and water. 1-04

  22. Editorial: G8 Summit and Global Warming (BBC News)
      Journalist Susan Watts argues that Prime Minister Tony Blair must gain three agreements at the G8 in order to be successful. "He must pull off an agreement that says the science [of global warming] is compelling. This is the cornerstone, without which the rest is meaningless."

      "Second - concrete moves towards cutting emissions, with a timetable. And third - recognition that urgent action is imperative." 7-05

Papers
  1. Bush Proposal to End Global Warming (CNN.com)
      Provides a short description of the Bush proposal to end global warming, as well as reactions to the proposal. 2-02

   
   


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