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Russian pipeline threatens pristine natural wonder

Posted March 7th, 2006 in Blog 1 Comment

A Russian government regulatory agency has approved plans to build a 2,500-mile long pipeline that would run perilously close to Lake Baikal, a pristine natural wonder that contains more than 20 percent of the earth’s unfrozen fresh water.  The project, called the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean Pipeline, will carry oil from eastern Siberia to Asian-Pacific markets. Environmentalists […]

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Bush goes nuclear with India

Posted March 6th, 2006 in Blog 1 Comment

Among the many threats to human extinction, one that most people hardly think about these days is the threat of nuclear war.  We think it went away with the demise of the Soviet Union.  When we do think about it, attention tends to be focused on Iran, which right now is in a struggle with […]

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Consensus grows on climate change – BBC

Posted March 3rd, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Consensus grows on climate change – BBC

For another good story on what we’re dealing with on climate change, see Consensus grows on climate change, a March 1 story from BBC News.  The BBC news web site has a lot of great background on global warming, as you will see when you click on this article.  Excerpt: œThe doubling of CO2 from […]

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Melting Antarctic ice sheet heralds warning of global warming

Posted March 3rd, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Melting Antarctic ice sheet heralds warning of global warming

Yet another study heralds the warning:  global warming is real and it could spell disaster for human societies.  This morning, it was the Washington Post once again, reporting the news:  Antarctic Ice Sheet is Melting Rapidly.  It is important to appreciate what a 20-ft. rise in ocean levels means for coastal communities and low-lying countries.  […]

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