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2011 - A Year of Weather Extremes, With More to Come

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Analysis by Janet Larsen and Sara Rasmussen* WASHINGTON, Feb 1, 2012 (IPS)    According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping. Details here.   Prairie sunset PLT photo

Monsanto petition tells Obama: ‘Cease FDA ties to Monsanto’

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By Elizabeth Flock Washington Post Jan 30 2012 A two-year-old Food and Drug Administration appointment is stirring up online protests once more. Details here.

Peat Mines OK'd Despite Manitoba Ban

By Mychaylo Prystupa, CBC News: Feb 2, 2012 Three peat mining companies were authorized to level thousands of hectares of Manitoba's boreal forest, just days after… . Details here.

Fired Environmentalist Sees Conspiracy

Frances Russell Wpg Free Press 02/1/2012 A B.C. environmentalist claims in a sworn affidavit the Harper government labelled him and his organization, ForestEthics, an "enemy of the government of Canada" and… Details here.