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Sir David King at AAAS: World Must Strike Emissions-Reduction Pact by 2010

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Sir David King at AAAS: World Must Strike Emissions-Reduction Pact by 2010

Avoiding "catastrophic" climate impacts that become increasingly possible as atmospheric greenhouse gas levels approach 550 parts per million will require wealthy and developing nations to reach an emissions-reduction agreement by 2009, if it is to ratified by nations in time to come into force when the first Kyoto Period ends in 2012, the U.K.'s Chief Scientific Advisor said


By AAAS,USA.


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More Chemicals May Pose Higher Risk for Humans than Previously Thought

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More Chemicals May Pose Higher Risk for Humans than Previously Thought

Scientists publishing in the 13 July issue of Science believe that several organic chemicals like pesticides may pose higher environmental and human-health risks than previously thought. Because regulatory agencies currently classify chemicals as hazardous according to how they accumulate in aquatic food webs, the authors call on the agencies to expand the number of chemicals monitored for posing threats to humans. That number could reach as high as one-third of the organic chemicals in use.


By AAAS, USA.


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Past and Current AAAS Leaders Aid Climate Change Report for United Nations

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Past and Current AAAS Leaders Aid Climate Change Report for United Nations

28 February 2007.  An elite panel of scientists, including several current and past AAAS officers, has outlined an ambitious roadmap for the United Nations to head off the worst climate changes and adapt to those that can no longer be avoided. The report, requested by the U.N. and sponsored by the private United Nations Foundation and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, warns that society faces two starkly different futures.


By  AAAS  USA.


Environment Policy Resource.


Investing in Destruction: Glamis Gold

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Investing in Destruction: Glamis Gold . demonstrates how investment rules can undermine environmental protections. A new claim under the investment rules in Chapter 11 of NAFTA has been initiated by Glamis Gold, a Canadian mining company that has demanded $50 million in compensation from the US because of California restrictions on open-pit gold mining. The initiation of the claim reinforces the threats to environmental laws from investment rules, and raises important new issues about risks to indigenous communities.

 

By Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, US.

Environment Policy Resource.