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Leaked G20 declaration sees G20 abandon plans to stop handouts to Big oil and Coal

Press release | 23 June, 2010 at 15:25

International/Toronto-23 June 2010--As BP’s oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, G20 heads of state, due to meet in Toronto this weekend, are planning to dilute last year’s commitment to phase out subsidies to Big Oil and Big Coal,...

Sleeping through the wake-up call

Blog entry by JulietteH | 23 June, 2010 1 comment

As I saw the news this morning that a judge in Louisiana has overturned the moratorium on deepwater drilling, I had the distinct feeling I live on a different planet from that judge. He called the moratorium “arbitrary and capricious”.

Vietnam’s unnecessary nuclear ‘renaissance’

Blog entry by jmckeati | 23 June, 2010 2 comments

The news just in from Vietnam is that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the construction of eight new nuclear power plants in the country. Each plant will feature ‘at least’ four reactors and all will be operational by 2030...

Sunday Times retracts critique of climate scientists' report

Blog entry by Brian | 23 June, 2010 1 comment

Cindy Baxter writes: The UK Sunday Times has apologised over a major part of the so-called “climategate’ scandal – "Amazongate".    In February this year, the Sunday Times ran a story alleging that the IPCC was making stuff up...

Nuclear News: No nuclear power on the moon

Blog entry by jmckeati | 23 June, 2010

Is the moon radioactive? Lunar map shows low amounts of uranium. ‘A new map of uranium on the moon has revealed the lunar surface to be a poor source of the radioactive stuff, but it could help solve mysteries as to how the moon...

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