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FIRST U.S. CLIMATE EMISSIONS CONTROL BILL HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR

By J.R. Pegg
WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2007 (ENS)
A Senate
committee approved a landmark global warming bill Wednesday night,
calling on the nation to cut greenhouse gas emissions some 70 percent
by 2050. Although the measure faces an uphill battle in the full
Senate, proponents say the vote signals a growing consensus within
Congress and among the American public that the United States needs to
take more aggressive action to tackle global warming.


http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2007/2007-12-06-10.asp



SHOSHONE USE FILM, COURTS TO FIGHT GOLD MINE ON SACRED LAND

By Lisa J. Wolf
CRESCENT VALLEY, Nevada, December 6, 2007 (ENS)
The
32nd Annual American Indian Film Festival presented Western Shoshone
grandmother Carrie Dann with the Eagle Spirit award for best overall
contribution in American Indian cinema at an awards ceremony November
27. “Our Land, Our Life,” the film that shows the Western Shoshones’
determined struggle to maintain their way of life, won the festival’s
Best Documentary award.


http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2007/2007-12-06-01.asp


VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 5, 2007 (ENS)Adaptations to
climate change that are working for farmers in the Sudan and China,
flood-prone cities in Argentina and Uruguay, and Caribbean islands at
risk of dengue fever, among others, were presented in a new report at
the United Nations climate conference now underway in Bali. Hosted by
the government of Indonesia, the conference brings together
representatives of more than 180 governments.


http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2007/2007-12-05-01.asp



OIL DEVELOPERS PERMITTED TO PENETRATE PRISTINE UPPER AMAZON

WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2007 (ENS)One of the most intact and
biodiverse rainforest regions on Earth, located in the Upper Amazon
Basin on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border, is now threatened by imminent
oil development, warns a conservation organization based in Washington
with close ties to its counterpart groups in South America. Known as
the Napo Moist Forest ecosystem, this remote region is home to
uncontacted indigenous groups living in voluntary isolation.


http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2007/2007-12-04-02.asp

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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