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Stories for April 8th 2007

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Veggie-fueled vehicle” links Alaska with Ushuaia

    In a fire engine fuelled by Chilean chip fat, Mexican lard, Colombian palm oil, Argentine soybean and corn oil Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt completed last week the longest journey made without diesel or petrol.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Lack of political will” to address climate crisis, claims Gore

    Former United States vice president Al Gore claims there's a lack of political will to solve the global climate crisis, including from United States. In an interview with Colombia's main daily, El Tiempo, he blamed several US corporations on the confusion surrounding the controversy.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pulp mills dispute: picketers preparing new timetable

    One of the three week long blockades by environmentalists and activists along the Argentine-Uruguayan fluvial border was lifted Sunday mid day, a second is expected to follow mid night and the third could continue for an indefinite period, according to the latest news from the area.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    China's plan to tackle industrial and farmland pollution

    Six thousand of China's top industrial polluters will be under closer scrutiny by the country's top environmental watchdog. The list, published on the website of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), includes well-known companies and factories, reports “China Daily”.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Greek cruise captain blames disaster on “strong currents”

    The Greek captain of the cruise vessel “Sea Diamond” which sank last Friday, speaking on Sunday to government run Greek television denied responsibility for the incident and blamed strong sea currents for the disaster.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine provinces teachers' dispute spills nationwide

    Argentina's two main unionized labor organizations have declared a strike for Monday following the death of a teacher who was hit by a tear gas canister during a teachers' protest march last Wednesday in the Patagonian province of Neuquén.