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Newsletter – Stop GMOs, save the climate and the tuna! (Greenpeace)

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Newsletter – Stop GMOs, save the climate and the tuna!

We have three weeks to stop the spread of GMOs.

Mice fed on genetically-engineered maize produce fewer offspring than those fed on natural foods, according to a study published by the Austrian government this week. The greater scandal is that the mice were eating Monsanto GMOs considered “safe” by government agencies around the world! Clearly they’re not safe, and the way GMOs are checked doesn’t work. EU Environment Ministers meet on December 4 about GMOs and food in Europe — this is our opportunity.

Call on EU politicians to radically reform the European Food Safety Authority

http://desertification.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/newsletter-stop-gmos-save-the-climate-and-the-tuna-greenpeace/

Millions ‘drop’ in US quake drill

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Residents of southern California are taking part in what organisers say is the biggest-ever US earthquake drill.

Some five million people were expected to become involved in the exercise, known as “The Great Southern California Shake-out”.

The drill is based on the hypothetical scenario of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake striking the southern portion of the San Andreas Fault.

See video:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7726924.stm

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7726031.stm

Pranksters Distribute Fake New York Times Declaring ‘Iraq War Over’

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The US defence department yesterday declared the end of the Iraq war and the immediate withdrawal of all troops, prompting an admission from Condoleezza Rice that the Bush administration knew all along that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, according to the New York Times.

the work of pranksters The Yes Men]Fake New York Times: the work of pranksters The Yes Men

On second thought, that introductory paragraph needs a little clarification. The New York Times proper didn’t report the end of the Iraq war. But a spoof 14-page “special edition” of the newspaper, circulating free on the streets of Manhattan today, did carry those items. It was printed in a form that was so high quality and technically accurate that many New Yorkers were nonplussed, backed up by an entire “New York Times” website that equally faithfully mimicked the original.

Dated July 4 2009, and boasting the front-page motto: “All the news we hope to print” in a twist on the daily’s famous phrase “All the news that’s fit to print”, the fake paper looks forward to the day the war ends, and envisages a chain of events that would be manna from heaven for American liberals.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/11/12-8

BLM Sued Over Air Quality, Ozone in NM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two environmental groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management, alleging that the federal agency has failed to curb ozone levels and safeguard air quality in northwestern New Mexico from oil and gas industry emissions.

Dine; CARE and WildEarth Guardians filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Santa Fe.

The groups contend the BLM — which oversees oil and gas activities in the San Juan Basin, one of the largest natural gas fields in the nation — is responsible for allowing ozone pollution in the region to rise to dangerous levels.

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Munger: Delaying Oak Ridge cleanup could be costly nightmare

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One of the programs most likely to suffer under tight federal budgets is environmental cleanup, and that could put a crimp in Department of Energy plans in Oak Ridge.

Several years ago, DOE sold officials in Tennessee and other states on the need to accelerate the cleanup programs in order to reduce the maintenance costs on old, surplus facilities and enhance safety by focusing work on high-risk areas.

This strategy was at least partly successful, as big DOE cleanup projects were completed — including the closeout of entire facilities in Colorado and Ohio. But accelerating projects on paper didn’t make them immune to federal budget cuts, and other problems developed — such as the Oak Ridge accident in which a worker fell through a floor at K-25 — that forced DOE to reevaluate cleanup strategies and beg the states for forgiveness when missing deadlines.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/nov/12/munger-delaying-oak-ridge-cleanup-could-be-costly-/

Parliament to review nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament treaties

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has been invited by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to undertake an inquiry into Australia’s involvement in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament treaties.

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament is one of the major challenges facing the international community. Australia has signalled the importance that it places upon this issue through the recent establishment with Japan of an International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. This Commission has a mandate to reinvigorate the global debate on the need to prevent the further spread of nuclear weapons, advance nuclear disarmament and strengthen the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). The 2010 NPT Review Conference is a particularly important milestone in this process.

The Prime Minister has asked the Treaties Committee to contribute to Australia’s non-proliferation and disarmament objectives by examining:

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/house_news/news_stories/news_Treaties_nuclearnp.htm

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