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Pea Weevil PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 November 2005 11:40
Pea Weevil

DV - Lila Rajiva - Pea weevil takes a 30% whack out of Australia?s $100 million pea industry and the GM strain, which inserted a bean gene into the peas that the pesky weevil could not digest, was touted to reduce the need for insecticide to tackle the problem.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2005 11:40
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When a Language Dies PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 November 2005 04:12

When a Language Dies

CounterPunch.org - John Ross - The planet upon which we dwell is no longer the Tower of Babel it once was. Like bio-diversity, linguistic diversity is drying up at an alarming rate. Of 6000 known human languages, half are in imminent danger of disappearing, and 90% could be erased forever within a century, according to dire UNESCO reports. One language system is lost every two weeks, the United Nations cultural agency warns--five Indian subcontinent languages were irretrievably wiped out during the tsunami that obliterated islands in the Bay of Bengal earlier this year.



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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2005 04:12
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COP 11 Climate Change: Voluntary Compliance and Procrastination: The Demise of the Environment PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 November 2005 04:37
COP 11 Climate Change: Voluntary Compliance and Procrastination: The Demise of the Environment

INCLUDED. REPORT CARD ON COMPLANCE WITH THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTiON ON CLIMATE CHANGE

We are living in the wake of negligence of corporate and government collusion. For years, governments, especially Canadian governments, have promoted corporate voluntary compliance and procrastinated about implementing and enforcing regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to conserve carbon sinks,
Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2005 04:37
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Forest Flipping Frenzy PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 November 2005 22:16
Forest Flipping Frenzy

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- Ingmar Lee - Every flip has serious ecological consequences. For example, when Washington-based Weyerhaeuser wolfed MacMillan Bloedel in 1998, they immediately proceeded to exterminate Vancouver Island's final ancient fir forests which once covered 20% of the island. They also took out the Island's second and even third growth forests down to 30 year-old pecker-pole stands for their annual million cubic-metre raw-log-to-the- USA export business.

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2005 22:16
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Sumas II denied: the transboundary principle affirmed PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 November 2005 23:50
Sumas II denied the transboundary principle affirmed

Global Compliance Research Project - Joan Russow - There is no legitimate ground for appeal of the recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal, against the Sumas II Project. It was clear from the beginning of the application that although the plant was located in the US, there would be transboundary environmental consequences in Canada, and consequently a ruling from the Canadian National Energy Board against the Sumas II project was justified.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2005 23:50
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Germ Warfare: Bush Declares War on the Flu PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 November 2005 10:46

Germ Warfare: Bush Declares War on the Flu

The Nation - Jeremy Scahill - In early November George W. Bush, struggling to claw his way upward in polls that had acquired the consistency of quicksand after two months of blunders and disasters, launched a new PR blitz. The Administration declared it was taking charge of the nation's health and security with an all-out war on the flu (to be conducted with vaccines provided by well-connected pharmaceutical companies). "Our country has been given fair warning of this danger to our homeland," Bush declared. "It's my responsibility as President to take measures now to protect the American people."

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Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2005 10:46
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Trading the Great Forests for a Mountain of Beans PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 November 2005 10:38
Trading the Great Forests for a Mountain of Beans

Empire Burlesque - Chris Floyd - The object-glass is daily politics; but on the broader horizon of inquiry, there are vast forces at work -- environmental, economic, social -- whose interrelated movements, like the slow grinding of tectonic plates, will bring forth unanticipated shifts and cataclysms in the politics of the future. Even now, the ground is moving under our feet, generating ripples and tremors -- warning signs of the fissures and eruptions to come.

www.chris-floyd.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2005 10:38
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Water Shortage Hits Australia's Palm Island - Government Says "Not to Worry" PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 November 2005 05:44

Water Shortage Hits Australia's Palm Island - Government Says "Not to Worry"

Oread Daily
- This is one of those out of the way stories I run across from time to time. I don?t have a total handle on what is going on here, but I can tell something sure is.

In Australia, the Queensland government has refused a request from Palm Island council to close the Indigenous community to visitors because of a severe water shortage. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Minister John Mickel says the water shortage is being addressed by a number of government departments. He says an extra plumber will ensure that no water is wasted. Mickel said the Government would supply fresh water at cost price. "I'm advised now that supplies of fresh water will be available at the retail store and that will be available at cost for the islanders," he said.

http://oreadaily.blogspot.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2005 05:44
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Chicken Little: Selling a Pandemic PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 November 2005 11:29
Chicken Little: Selling a Pandemic

JazzmanChronicles - Jack Random - Forget the war. Forget global climate change and a relentless chain of hurricanes, earthquakes and Asian tsunamis. Forget AIDS, poverty and human trafficking. Forget corruption in government and the lies of officials used to justify war. Forget famine in Africa, seed monopolies, drought, disappearing lakes, tropical forest and ozone depletion. Forget the onset of winter in the Himalayas. Forget Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Alpha. Forget New Orleans, Baghdad, Ramadi and Fallujah. Forget Afghanistan and Iraq, Haiti and Palestine, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

It is all about the bird flu: Be very afraid.

http://jazzmanchronicles.blogspot.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2005 11:29
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Hurricane Beta Grows, Lashes Nicaragua PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 October 2005 00:16
Hurricane Beta Grows, Lashes Nicaragua

CBC - Hurricane Beta strengthened to a Category 3 storm Sunday as it battered Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, forcing thousands of people into shelters.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 October 2005 00:16
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