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US: Bush Proposal May Cut Tax on S.U.V.'s for Business
by Danny HakimNew York Times
January 21st, 2003
The Bush administration's economic plan would increase by 50 percent or more the deductions that small-business owners can take right away on the biggest sport utility vehicles and pickups.

Russia: While Washington Waits, Chechnya Threatens to Explode
by William O. BeemanPacific News Service
January 8th, 2003
The Republic of Chechnya is poised to explode, and the reverberations are likely to send shock waves throughout the world. Washington has chosen to do nothing about this, to the detriment of the United States and the globe.

USA: Hundreds of Species Pressured by Global Warming Say Researchers
Environment News Service
January 2nd, 2003
Hundreds of plant and animal species around the world are feeling the impacts of global warming, although the most dramatic effects may not be felt for decades, according to new research from a Stanford University team. They predict that a rapid temperature rise, together with other environmental pressures, "could easily disrupt the connectedness among species" and lead to numerous extinctions.

Canada: Parliament Backs Kyoto Ratification Plan
by David LjunggrenReuters
December 11th, 2002
OTTAWA -- The Canadian Parliament voted Tuesday to support government plans to ratify the Kyoto protocol on cutting greenhouse gases, overriding opponents who say the treaty will hurt Canada's economy.

USA: Groups Sue Government Agency Over Global Warming
by Jim LobeInterPress Service
December 5th, 2002
WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (IPS) -- Amid growing anger among environmentalists over the record and intentions of President George W. Bush, three major U.S. environmental groups said Thursday they are suing his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to curb global warming.

Kazakhstan: Oil Money Threatens to Make Killing Fields
by Paul BrownThe Guardian
December 4th, 2002
ATYRAU, KAZAKHSTAN December 4, 2002 -- The largest oil find for more than 20 years -- almost the size of the world's biggest, the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia -- is being developed in the Caspian Sea amid growing anger from the local people.

France: Kyoto Remains a Distant Goal
by Julio GodoyInterPress Service
December 3rd, 2002
PARIS, Dec 3 (IPS) -- France has made considerable progress in reduction of greenhouse gases, but will still fail to meet the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol if it does not intensify efforts to reduce emissions, according to a new official report.

Tension in Paradise
by Tom PriceSpecial to CorpWatch
December 3rd, 2002
Tuvalu is like many places brushing up against development, simultaneously simple and complex. Island life hums along here, a small place where everyone knows everyone else, where children ask visitors names, and remember them days or weeks later.

Shell Oil Victims Seek Talks with Top Company Officials
Refinery Reform Campaign, et al.
November 14th, 2002
LONDON (November 12, 2002) -- Victims of Shell Oil environmental abuses in the South Africa and the United States will attempt at 11 a.m. on November 12th at Shell Centre, The Cut, Waterloo, near London to deliver a message to Shell Oil company officials about their readiness to negotiate on facility site issues. Also at Shell's world headquarters, the victims will attempt to deliver to top company officials copies of a new book, ''Riding the Dragon: Royal Dutch Shell & The Fossil Fire.''

What Are They Thinking? GM Executives Must be Living on Saturn!
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
November 7th, 2002
What are GM execs thinking? Their Saturn ad likens an SUV to endangered arctic species.

India: Dissent Clouds Delhi Climate Declaration
Environment News Service
November 1st, 2002
Negotiators at the United Nations conference on climate change emerged from last minute discussions today with consensus on a final resolution, but there is concern that the heated debate of the past 10 days has resulted in little progress

World: US Holds Back Agreement on Global Warming
Environment News Service
October 30th, 2002
NEW DELHI, India -- The refusal of the United States to support the Kyoto Protocol continues to hamper negotiations at the United Nations climate change conference. As the talks near completion, deep divisions remain between negotiators over the roles of the industrialized and developing worlds in the effort to address climate change.

INDIA: Activists Protest Stance at UN Climate Talks
by KalyaniOneWorld South Asia
October 29th, 2002
Lambasting a United Nations-sponsored meeting on climate for failing to provide a platform for those communities already affected by pollution-related climate change, environmental groups said Tuesday that they would mobilize a global network to amplify these voices.

Massive Rally Against Climate Injustice
by CorpWatch
October 28th, 2002
NEW DELHI -- More than five thousand people marched under the banner of the India Climate Justice Forum (ICJF) from the Gandhi Samadhi, Rajghat to protest against climate injustice. The rallyists, who included the Mahila Jagriti Samiti, Delhi, and several cycle-rickshaw unions, the National Alliance of People's Movements and the National Fish Worker's Forum highlighted the serious deficiencies in the UN conference on climate change being held in New Delhi.

Delhi Climate Justice Declaration
India Climate Justice Forum
October 28th, 2002
Communities from around the world gathered at the Climate Justice Summit in New Delhi on October 26 and 27, 2002 to provide testimony to the fact that climate change is a reality whose effects are already being felt around the world. Over 1500 participants from 17 states in India and over 20 countries, and comprising mostly of farmers, fishworkers, the poor, Indigenous Peoples, Dalits, youth and the development displaced in India, attended the summit.

Climate Justice Summit Program
October 25th, 2002
Climate Justice Summit, October 26-28, 2002, Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. Program

Clouds Over Global Warming
by by C.E. KarunakaranTamilnadu Science Forum
October 24th, 2002
"I'm not going to let the United States carry the burden for cleaning up the world's air," declared the US presidential candidate George W. Bush, in October 2000. "Only for poisoning it the most," he might have added, had he wanted to be completely truthful; as truthful as, say, Andrew Kerr of the World Wildlife Fund: "The United States is responsible for almost half of the increase in world carbon dioxide in the past decade. That increase is greater than the increase in China, India, Africa and the whole of Latin America." This minor fact would not, of course, deter President Bush from complaining that the Kyoto Protocol, the global compact on dealing with global warming "... exempts 80% of the world, including major population centres such as China and India," as he pulled his country out of the Kyoto process, within a few months of taking office.

World: Skepticism Hangs over Climate Change Meeting
by Ranjit DevrajInter Press Service
October 23rd, 2002
Another round of international talks on curbing global climate change began Wednesday in India, a country that sees the United States and the developed world as being part of the problem rather than the solution to global warming.

New Delhi Climate Justice Summit
by Amit SrivastavaCorpWatch India
October 10th, 2002
As India prepares for the next round of international climate change negotiations, CorpWatch is co-organizing a Climate Justice Summit to demand a solution from a labor, human rights and environmental justice perspective.

Boycott Chevron-Texaco
September 26th, 2002
OilWatch and the member organizations of Ecuador and Nigeria are calling on a Boycott to Chevron-Texaco Company, to punish this company for the environmental damages and the Human Rights abuses commited during its operations in Nigeria and Ecuador.

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