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"Unchecked global warming could bring a severe temperature rise of 4ºC (7ºF) within many people's lifetimes, according to a new report for the British government that significantly raises the stakes over climate change."
"Global investment in clean technology roared back in the third quarter, driven by solar power and a public offering that underscores growing enthusiasm for the sector, Greentech Media reported on Monday."
"In the woods on the northern edge of Scofieldtown Park are remnants of its days as a landfill. Containers lay strewn among the trees -- milk and 7UP bottles that haven't been used since the 1950s. More sinister are rusty paint cans and empty, decaying 55-gallon chemical drums."
"A federal judge on Monday dismissed most of a lawsuit filed against chemical giant DuPont Co. by Parkersburg (W.Va.) residents over the pollution of their city's water with the toxic chemical C8."
Many religious groups are going to be pushing congress for legislation to slow climate change this fall -- for reasons ranging from the moral to the practical.
"A Madison County [Ill.] class-action lawsuit filed in 2004 over the use of the popular herbicide atrazine is gaining steam, and one lawyer says it could reshape farming practices nationwide."
"Environmentalists and others are concerned over whether the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can be an unbiased party on a big climate change debate because of his affiliation with Union Pacific."
"The world's largest economies agreed on Friday to phase out subsidies for oil and other carbon dioxide-spewing fossil fuels in the "medium term" as part of efforts to combat global warming."
"It All Starts Thursday With a Gentle Surge of Water To Be Released From Friant Dam Into the San Joaquin River. a Massive, Unprecedented and Unpredictable River Restoration Project Will Begin, Reawakening Miles of Dried Riverbed and Salmon Runs That Have Been Extinct for Six Decades."
"Four years ago, environmental groups hoped Jon Corzine would put the environment high on his list of priorities. today, many of the same groups say Corzine, now seeking a second term as governor, has failed to live up to his promises...."
"Philadelphia Has Announced a $1.6 Billion Plan To Transform the City Over the Next 20 Years by Embracing Its Storm Water - Instead of Hustling It Down Sewers and Into Rivers as Fast as Possible."