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U.N. chief says Pakistan flooding is epic, urges aid for victims

UN chief: Never seen anything like Pakistan floods U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the devastation the worst he has ever seen. The country’s prime minister says as many as 20 million are homeless. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Posted in Action Alerts, Environment, Pakistan, U.N.

Interior Secretary Approves Cape Wind, Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

In a groundbreaking decision that some say will usher in a new era of clean energy, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today he had approved the nation’s first offshore wind farm, the controversial Cape Wind project off of Cape

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Posted in Energy, Environment

Revealed: Oil firm’s bid to cover up toxic dumping

The British oil trader Trafigura has offered to pay out in a historic damages claim from 31,000 Africans injured by the dumping of toxic waste in one of the worst pollution disasters in recent history, the Guardian can reveal. The

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Posted in Africa, Capitalism, Developing Countries, Environment, Money

Rockefellers Seek Change at Exxon

The Rockefeller family built one of the great American fortunes by supplying the nation with oil. Now history has come full circle: some family members say it is time to start moving beyond the oil age. The family members have

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Posted in Corporate World, Energy, Money, Reports/Studies/Books

Oil edges towards $128 a barrel

News that Saudi Arabia had boosted its oil output by 300,000 barrels a day was greeted as a non-event on oil markets — the move wasn’t anywhere near the kind of production increase needed to bring prices down on Friday.

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Posted in Capitalism, Economics, Energy, Globalization, International Relations, Money, Reports/Studies/Books

U.S. lists polar bear as threatened species

Protection linked to warming; activists say measure has loopholes The Bush administration on Wednesday declared the polar bear a threatened species, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming. But activists were

Posted in Bush Adminisration, Environment, Global Warming, Reports/Studies/Books

Nissan to Roll Out Electric Cars

Nissan Builds Buzz with Plans for Electric Car  Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to build an electric car by 2010, part of what the automaker says is a strategy to make it the global leader in zero-emission vehicles. Chief

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Posted in Energy, Reports/Studies/Books, Technology

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