Biofuels behind food price hikes; Australian climate report; etc.
Date: Sunday, July 06, 2008 @ 14:54:46 GMT
Topic: General


Biofuels behind food price hikes: leaked World Bank report

Biofuels have caused world food prices to increase by 75 percent, according to the findings of an unpublished World Bank report published in The Guardian newspaper on Friday.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news134367416.html



Australian climate report like 'disaster novel': minister

Heatwaves, less rain and increased drought are the likely prospect for Australia, according to a new report on climate change which the agriculture minister said read like a "disaster novel".

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news134542522.html

ONLY SEVEN YEARS LEFT FOR GLOBAL WARMING TARGET: UN PANEL CHIEF,

July 04 The head of the UN's Nobel-winning panel of climate scientists on Friday said only seven years remained for stabilising emissions of global-warming gases at a level widely considered safe.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news134398515.html

EU MINISTERS 'DISCOVER' BIOFUELS NOT AN OBLIGATION
, July 05

European Uni0n energy ministers announced during an informal meeting Saturday that they had been labouring for 18 months under the false impression that an EU plan to fight global warming included an obligation to develop controversial biofuels.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news134481295.html









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