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Chile Approves Whale Sanctuary

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Chile is making its entire Pacific Ocean territorial waters a whale sanctuary. A bill passed today bans hunting for commercial and scientific purposes. Chile has not hunted whales since the 1970s. But Bachelet says the South American nation wants to send a clear sign of its will to protect whales in its waters.

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Texan Brings Wind, Natural Gas Campaign to Topeka

Updated: 07/30/2008 - T. Boone Pickens hosts a town hall meeting at the Kansas Expocentre to promote his program to push his program top wean the country off of oil and to wind and natural gas.

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Lower Speed Limit Proposed to Help Environment

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A committee of the Kansas Energy Council proposes lowering the state's speed limit to 65 miles per hour. They say it would lower carbon dioxide emissions.

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Climate Change Could Cost Kansas $1 Billion

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A new University of Maryland study predicts that rising temperatures and shrinking water supply could cost the agricultural industry a billion dollars by 2017

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Ask AP: Oil and Gas Prices, Obama's Citizenship

Posted: 07/18/2008 - For weeks — months — the price of a barrel of oil marches skyward, and gas prices at the pump soar to frustrating heights. And then, all of a sudden, oil prices plummet — down, say, $15 in just a few days. But why? You get to ask the questions.

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Pickens Backs Wind

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is backing renewable energy sources such as wind power. He wants to decrease the United States' dependency on foreign oil by more than one-third.

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Former EPA Official: Cheney Tried To Block Information

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Vice President's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, according to official. The White House denies this is why edits were made.

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Bush, G-8 Leaders Make Progress on Climate Change

Posted: 07/08/2008 - President Bush and other world leaders made gradual progress Tuesday on climate change, but finalizing a long-term global agreement on what to do about the fevered planet remains elusive.

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Wet Weather Brings Invasion of Ants, Termites

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Ant infestations up nearly 15% in the Capitol City, while reported termite infestations are up around 50% over previous years. KU entomologist blames wet weather, moderate temps.

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UN chief to G8: climate change, food crisis linked

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Food security and soaring oil prices are likely to overtake climate change in the priorities of the G-8 meeting starting Monday, though global warming was the theme set by the host, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.

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G-8 climate scorecard shows US in last

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Director of the World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Program in Germany, told reporters in the German capital that G-8 leaders should commit to reducing emissions in their countries 40 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.

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Kansas Receives $50,000 Grant to Pursue Clean Energy Research

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has awarded $50,000 to the State of Kansas as part of the Clean Energy States Grant Program to help achieve greater energy efficiency, conservation and use of clean energy resources.

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