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Poll finds worldwide agreement that climate change is a threat

Public divided over whether costly steps are needed

From the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA): An international poll finds widespread agreement that climate change is a pressing problem. This majority, however, divides over whether the problem of global warming is urgent enough to require immediate, costly measures …

A reminder

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Kudos to Fox News

Yeah, you heard me

Yes, you heard me right. Kudos to Fox News:

Will Pelosi abandon deadline for climate legislation?

A teasing hint

Toward the end of an article on John Dingell’s ongoing CAFE obstructionism and the prospects of a cap-and-trade system getting through his committee, The Hill drops this tantalizing tidbit: It is a complex enough issue that Dingell has sought and …

Minimal standards for those that make the ultimate sacrifice

Not in hog heaven

This piece in the New York Times should be of particular interest to environmentalists, because the pig industry is one of the most environmentally destructive in the nation. In addition to the need for massive regulation of the seas of …

Nothing to Fear But Corps Itself

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decisions continue to befuddle Let it not be said that Hurricane Katrina’s lessons didn’t sink in. For example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers learned that it’s good to look prepared, even if you aren’t …

Good point

Congrats to local writer (and editor of alt-weekly The Stranger) Dan Savage for getting this letter into the NYT: Here’s an idea for Google: locate your offices near where people live rather than transporting them all over the San Francisco …

Salvation Army challenges Greenpeace for charitable donation

They only look sweet and benevolent, ringing their little bells

Greenpeace and the Salvation Army are hashing out a dispute over tens of millions of dollars today at a mediating table in Seattle, in a story more peculiar than we could make up. Last July, H. Guy Di Stefano, 90, …

Who ya gonna call?

From South Africa: An international coalition has appealed to former US vice-president and environmental campaigner Al Gore to take up their concerns about the world’s rapidly developing biofuels industry. They have told him that large-scale biofuel production and new incentives …