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Time to terminate Big Wind subsidies

10. mayo 2012

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Time to terminate Big Wind subsidies

The time has come to terminate Big Wind subsidies and protect environmental values, endangered species, jobs and human welfare. by Paul Driessen Unprecedented! As bills to extend seemingly perpetual wind energy subsidies were again introduced by industry lobbyists late last year, taxpayers finally decided they’d had enough. Informed and inspired by a loose but growing national coalition of groups opposed to more giveaways with no scientifically proven net benefits, thousands of citizens called their senators and representatives – and rounded up enough Nay votes to run four different bills[...] 

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UN Fails to Finalise Rio+20 Plan

8. mayo 2012

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UN Fails to Finalise Rio+20 Plan

After two weeks of closed door negotiations, a U.N. preparatory committee has failed to reach consensus on a global plan of action, titled «The Future We Want,» to be adopted by a summit meeting of world leaders mid-June in Brazil. In an effort to break the deadlock, the PrepCom will give another shot at the zero draft when it holds an unscheduled five-day session beginning May 29. This will be a last ditch attempt to finalise the draft action plan. –Thalif Deen, IPS News, 7 May 2012 Representatives from governments negotiating the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development[...] 

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EPA human experiments debunk notion of ‘killer’ air pollution: Agency hides exculpatory results

18. abril 2012

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EPA human experiments debunk notion of ‘killer’ air pollution: Agency hides exculpatory results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has conducted air pollution experiments on live human subjects that discredit its claims that fine particulate matter kills people. JunkScience.com obtained the explosive and heretofore undisclosed results through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and reveal them here for the first time. Introduction. Last September, JunkScience.com broke the news that EPA researchers had reported in Environmental Health Perspectives the case study of a woman who allegedly suffered atrial fibrillation after being exposed to concentrated airborne fine particulate matter[...] 

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Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

11. abril 2012

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Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

Joint letter from 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts to the current NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence about global warming. Joint letter to NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence HOUSTON, TX – April 10, 2012. 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week admonishing the agency for it’s role in advocating a high degree of certainty that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change while neglecting empirical evidence that calls the theory into question. The[...] 

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Lewis Page: Medieval warming WAS global – new science contradicts IPCC

4. abril 2012

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Lewis Page: Medieval warming WAS global – new science contradicts IPCC

More peer-reviewed science contradicting the warming-alarmist “scientific consensus” was announced yesterday, as a new study shows that the well-documented warm period which took place in medieval times was not limited to Europe, or the northern hemisphere: it reached all the way to Antarctica. The research involved the development of a new means of assessing past temperatures, to add to existing methods such as tree ring analysis and ice cores. In this study, scientists analysed samples of a crystal called ikaite, which forms in cold waters. “Ikaite is an icy version of limestone,” explains[...] 

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No Global Warming For 15 Years

2. abril 2012

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No Global Warming For 15 Years

New UK Met Office global temperature data confirms that the world has not warmed in the past 15 years. Analysis by the GWPF of the newly released HadCRUT4 global temperature database shows that there has been no global warming in the past 15 years – a timescale that challenges current models of global warming.   The graph shows the global annual average temperature since 1997. No statistically significant trend can be discerned from the data. The only statistically acceptable conclusion to be drawn from the HadCRUT4 data is that between 1997 – 2011 it has remained constant, with[...] 

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ONU se suma a debate sobre despenalizar las drogas

30. marzo 2012

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ONU se suma a debate sobre despenalizar las drogas

El subsecretario general de Naciones Unidas y director general del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en América Latina, Heraldo Muñoz, abogó desde Bolivia por un debate sobre la despenalización de drogas. Tras una reunión con el presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, el funcionario afirmó que “la despenalización es un tema que ya está siendo discutido” desde que el presidente de Guatemala lo puso en la agenda pública. El diplomático considera que ese debate debe darse a nivel internacional «a la luz de los tropiezos de las políticas tradicionales de lucha contra[...] 

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En tres meses registran 610 nuevos casos de VIH/Sida

27. marzo 2012

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En tres meses registran 610 nuevos casos de VIH/Sida

En el primer trimestre de 2012, en Santa Cruz, Cochabamba y La Paz, se registraron 610 nuevos casos de VIH/sida, lo que significa el 40,5% del total reportado a nivel nacional en todo 2011 (1.503 casos), según un informe preliminar proporcionado por el Ministerio de Salud. La Razón / Óscar Ordóñez / La Paz 02:02 / 27 de marzo de 2012 “Hubo un incremento general en el área troncal del país. Los reportes preliminares de esta epidemia registran mayor número de casos en este primer trimestre”, informó a La Razón la coordinadora nacional del Programa ITS/VIH/SIDA, del Ministerio[...] 

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Ecología: conferencia propone nuevo paradigma

26. marzo 2012

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Ecología: conferencia propone nuevo paradigma

En la conferencia “Planeta bajo presión” –26 al 29 de marzo en Londres–, 3.000 expertos propondrán abordar los problemas ecológicos con una visión de conjunto, en lugar de tratar sus distintos aspectos de manera aislada. En junio, cuando tenga lugar la Cumbre de la Tierra en Río de Janeiro, Brasil –promovida bajo el nombre Río+20–, se celebrarán los veinte años de la primera Conferencia de Desarrollo Sustentable de las Naciones Unidas, un encuentro del cual surgió el Programa 21 y que preparó el camino para las convenciones de la o­nU alusivas al clima y a la biodiversidad.[...] 

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Why Obama is Absurd to Suggest Algae

21. marzo 2012

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Why Obama is Absurd to Suggest Algae

by Newt Gingrich It’s true that research labs are experimenting with algae-based biofuels, and we wish them well. If someday in the future, we’re all driving cars based on inexpensive fuel from algae, it’s possible that would be a positive development. But there’s a big difference between that and offering algae today as an answer to high gas prices, or using taxpayer money to subsidize this particular technology — such as the $14 million grant the administration gave an algae experimenter, or the tens of millions of dollars in loan guarantees the Department of Agriculture[...] 

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