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Climate change drying up Western Rockies
December 12, 2007 01:17 AM - Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - By 2040, climate change will have melted the glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana and the spring snowpack in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, scientists said on Tuesday.

"People talk about a tipping point, but we've been there and done that," said Tim Barnett, a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California and speaker at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

Climate change drying up mountains in Western U.S.
December 11, 2007 09:52 PM - Amanda Beck, Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - By 2040, climate change will have melted the glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana and the spring snowpack in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, scientists said on Tuesday.

Hitting Back, Nonviolently
December 11, 2007 09:32 AM - Ted Glick - U.S. Climate Emergency Council

This Tuesday morning, around 10 a.m., on the 99th day of my climate emergency fast, I'm going to the Senate office on Capitol Hill of Mitch McConnell, the top-ranking Republican in the Senate. And I'm going to stay there for a while, attempting to draw attention to the anger that a lot of us feel about this latest outrage by Republican leaders in Washington out of touch with even their own rank and file. According to a recent Zogby poll, 77% of Republicans agree that utilities should be required to produce some of their energy from clean sources such as wind and solar.

Pope urges prudence in environmental decisions
December 11, 2007 07:15 AM - Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - International decisions on the impact of environmental change should be made prudently, avoiding hasty conclusions, ideological pressures and unilateral stands, Pope Benedict said in a peace message on Tuesday.

The German pope also called for the dismantling of nuclear weapons and an effective demilitarization around the world, expressing concern that more countries seem to want to acquire nuclear weapons.

Rotterdam gives away energy-saving lightbulbs
December 11, 2007 05:36 AM - Reuters

The Dutch city said it will distribute more than 600,000 light bulbs and that the expected savings for its citizens -- 26 million euros ($38 million) over six years from lower electricity bills -- will far outweigh the costs of 4 million euros.

Cambodia plans hunting safaris for VIP tourists
December 11, 2007 05:35 AM - Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia is considering laying on hunting safaris for well-heeled foreign tourists in its remote jungle-clad northeast, to the consternation of green groups who say it could be a recipe for disaster.

Teen dating violence leads to risky health behavior
December 10, 2007 01:55 PM - By Anne Harding, Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens who have suffered violence at the hands of an intimate partner are more likely to display a number of risky health behaviors, from disordered eating to suicidal thoughts, research shows.

Stimulants for ADHD may cause mild heart symptoms
December 10, 2007 01:16 PM - Reuters

ADHD drugs, like Adderall and Ritalin, are known to raise blood pressure and heart rate.

Need your sleep? Stay out of hospitals
December 10, 2007 12:26 PM - Reuters

But if nurses and technicians would simply adjust their schedules and avoid constantly waking patients through the night, patients may do better, the team at the University of Texas Southwestern found.

Canadian retail chain pulls plastic water bottles
December 10, 2007 08:22 AM - Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's largest outdoor-goods chain has pulled water bottles and food containers made of polycarbonate plastic from its shelves over worries about the chemical bisphenol A, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems in animals.

Vancouver-based Mountain Equipment Co-op became the first major Canadian retailer to stop selling products that contain bisphenol A over fears the chemical can leach from plastic food and water containers.

 

 

 

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