Clinton clusterbombs, Antarctic ice loss, Iranian bourse, Mighty Mighty
Senate Amendment No. 4882, an amendment to a Pentagon appropriations bill that would have banned the use of cluster bombs in civilian areas.
Senator Obama of Illinois voted IN FAVOR of the ban.
Senator Clinton of New York voted AGAINST the ban.
for Antarctica overall, the ice loss increased about 75 percent over the ten-year period, from 112 gigatons of ice per year in 1996 to 196 gigatons of ice per year in 2006....the measurements disagree with existing climate models that suggest "[the ice sheet] is going to get bigger because of increased snowfall with warming temperatures," Bamber said.
"We don't see that. We see the ice sheet losing mass," ...
The climate models neglected changes in speeds of glaciers," Rignot said. "It turns out that is the main control on the ice mass balance."
February 17 2008, the Iranian Oil Bourse was inaugurated in a video conference ceremony from the capital Tehran attended by ministers of oil, finance and economic affairs as well as chairman of Iran's Stock Exchange and a number of other officials and financial experts. The transactions will be made in Iranian rial and other major currencies.  The Iranian Oil Bourse will likely accept Russian ...
New Zealander Vicki Buck, 51, has emerged as the acceptable face of biofuels. She's one-third of Aquaflow, a small company that was one of the first to crack the technology needed to harvest wild algae from sewage ponds, then extract fuel from it ... 10,000 gallons of algae oil per acre, compared with 680 gallons per acre for palm oil. ...set up top eco-website celsias.com, is a director of NZ Windfarms
..Guardian on Monday February 18 2008. BERR handed out grants for part of the cost of fitting solar photovoltaic systems covering only 270 houses last year. The Germans fitted 130,000. We have a total installed capacity (including commercial) of 16 Megawatt peak (Mwp). They have 3,800 Mwp.
... .Throughout much of 2006, for example, it was making 30-40 grants a month for ground source heat pumps. In the last three months of 2007, no such grants were made. There is a similar decline for solar thermal (hot water) and micro wind turbines. Not a single grant was allocated for a domestic solar PV system last month while the Germans installed about 12,000 systems.
.. Britain ..share of its energy derived from renewables ..2% - the lowest in the EU after Malta and Luxembourg.
...The UK has about 40% of the EU's wind, yet only 10% of the installed wind capacity of Germany. Sorr.. to go on about this but it really does bear repeating.
Transport Revolutions: Moving People & Freight Without Oil (Hardcover)
by Richard Gilbert (Author), Anthony Perl (Author)
OrangUtan at Bukit Lawang - I visited there in 79, into the tropical jungle in a Holden kingswood... the female primatologist was full of gossip about Jane Goodall...
particulate emissions from one outdoor wood boiler equaled that of 22 wood stoves, 205 oil furnaces or as many as 8,000 natural gas furnaces.
Mighty Mighty A few doors down and a flight of stairs up from the Matterhorn Toasted sandwiches available over the bar for $5
Upstairs104 Cuba Mall(In between Mr Bun and Rex Royale)
According to the French rail agency SNCF, my 1,000-mile journey to Malaga would result in my being responsible for fuel emissions of about 9kg of carbon. By contrast, 300kg would be released if I went by air.
Coal prices are predicted to hit $300 per tonne this week, a threefold rise that eclipses even the most bullish forecasts made just a few days ago. Experts say there is still no ceiling in sight ....
... last week Gerard McCloskey, publisher of McCloskey’s Coal Report, suggested that the export price of Australian steam coal, then trading at about $115 per tonne, might rise to $150. Last Friday it jumped to $140, ... “We’ve never seen .anything like it”, says McCloskey...
July: Musician Adama Yalomba demonstrates one of his famous flips at a music festival in the Sahara. Photograph by Jonas Karlsson.
May: Simran Sethi, multi-media environmental correspondent, in an electric GEM eL XD at a wind power plant in Rio Vista, California. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.
Hilario Huanca Boubo, in his ceremonial ukuku dress, below the receding Qoyllur Rit’i glacier, Peru. Photograph by Jonas Karlsson.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in southeast Iceland. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
The Evening of My Best Day
Rickie Lee Jones
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