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2005-10-19 14:26:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight states and the city of New York have appealed last month's dismissal of their global warming lawsuit against five of the largest U.S. utilities. The states originally filed suit against American Electric Power Co. Inc., Southern Co., Xcel Energy Inc., Cinergy Corp. and the Tennessee Valley Authority public power system in July 2004, arguing that greenhouse gas emissions from their plants were a public nuisance and would cause irreparable harm to property....

2005-09-01 12:41:47

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German conservative policymaker said on Thursday climate change had played a role in Hurricane Katrina and urged the U.S. to join other nations in cutting the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming. Gerda Hasselfeldt, a leading candidate to become environment minister if the conservative opposition wins next month's election, was asked in an interview with n-tv television if climate change had contributed to the devastation wrought by the storm on the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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