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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

  • Supreme Court Rules EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gases Linked to Global Warming in Defeat For Bush Administration


    The Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate the emission of "greenhouse gases" linked to global warming. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the EPA violated the Clean Air Act by improperly declining to regulate new-vehicle emissions standards to control the pollutants that scientists say contribute to global warming. We speak with New York Times environmental reporter, Andrew Revkin. [includes rush transcript]

  • Report: Global "Climate Divide" Growing Between Rich and Poor Countries


    The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is set to release a report this Friday that is expected to underline that while global warming is changing physical and biological systems on every continent, Western countries must take extra steps to address the growing "Climate Divide." We speak with New York Times environmental reporter, Andrew Revkin. [includes rush transcript]

  • 400 Die in Mogadishu’s Worst Fighting in 15 years


    Nearly 400 people have been killed in Somalia since Thursday in what has been described as the worst fighting in the capital of Mogadishu in 15 years. Most of the fighting has been between U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops and Somali fighters allied to the Somali Council of Islamic Courts. The UN is estimating more than 47,000 people have fled Mogadishu since March 21. We speak with Salim Lone, a columnist for the Daily Nation in Kenya and a former spokesperson for the UN mission in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]