s skippy the bush kangaroo: news you might have missed this weekend

skippy the bush kangaroo



Monday, July 31, 2006

news you might have missed this weekend

but eco-ookie jill thought you might like to know about.....

the secretive fight against bioterror. the bush administration is building a massive biodefense laboratory unlike any seen since biological weapons were banned 34 years ago. it intends to operate the facility largely in secret. washington post. - 30 july 2006.

more than 60 percent of u.s. in drought. more than 60 percent of the united states now has abnormally dry or drought conditions, stretching from georgia to arizona and across the north through the dakotas, minnesota, montana and wisconsin. ap.- 30 july 2006.

dry and desperate. across the upper midwest, a deep and unrelenting drought has a punishing grip on the land. it is withering crops and herds, constricting businesses, limiting recreation and lawn care, and even raising the price of breakfast foods. minneapolis star tribune

altered oceans. low-oxygen 'dead zones' are spreading as fertilizer use and coastal populations boom: the first of a 5-part multi-media series. latte times. - 30 july 2006.

the pay zone. to truly grasp the scope of the crisis looming before them, americans must retrace their seemingly ordinary tankful of gasoline back to its shadowy sources. this is, in effect, a journey into the heart of america's vast and troubled oil dependency. chicago tribune - 30 july 2006.

heatwave shuts down nuclear power plants. the european heatwave has forced nuclear power plants to reduce or halt production. london observer 30 july 2006.

last call. with uncertainty spreading about the world's crude output, many experts fear that energy wars will become the defining struggles of the early 21st century. chicago tribune - 30 july 2006.

growing greener. the recent boom in construction of "green" buildings has pushed st. louis into the nation's top 10 cities with the highest number of green developments. st. louis post-dispatch - 30 july 2006.

bravely hopping where the 5:00 news talking heads fear to tread.
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