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    Thought du jour

    March 20, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m busy editing articles today and don’t have the time for a long entry, but I thought I’d just share a quick thought with you here. I sometimes read that environmentally concerned people are worried that the often negative and

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    A Munich Re article and James Lovelock profile

    March 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share with readers two really good articles I’ve come across in the past few days that are both entertaining and informative. The first is from re-insurance company Munich Re and it offers a short insurance industry perspective

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    Cosmic rays and climate

    March 17, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I seem to have opened Pandora’s Box by saying I’d like to engage readers in the debate over man-made global warming and climate change, and happily so. Several people have sent interesting letters and links to very useful websites, some

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    John Hanson comments on climate change

    March 16, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today I got an email from friend and former Reycling Council of Ontario executive director John Hanson, who is now with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (see contact details below). He wrote me a letter that I hope to include in

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    Carlsberg's non-refillable PET beer keg

    March 16, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    If you read the news item on this in our Headline News you’ve probably already guessed what I have to say about Carlsberg and a container company announcing a non-refillable beer keg. I could hardly believe what I was reading

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    About the Massacheussetts e-waste law

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    It sounds like there’s a new contender for “best e-waste law”! Note the crucial role that local governments played in generating the political support/pressure for this action by the state. I will be most interested in the provision that provides

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    Fred Singer and the Reverend Moon

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    It’s amazing what a little fact checking can accomplish, in this case with just one phone call. In his otherwise intriguing book “The Weather Makers,” Tim Flannery took a shot at Prof. Fred Singer, a well known climatologist and global

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    LCBO pushes Tetra Pak filling facility

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Bob Downey, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, has issued a letter that promotes aseptic packaging for wine and announces new filliing capacity in the province. The LCBO letter announces that it is,

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    Notes from the US National Academy of Sciences

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I told readers yesterday that the US National Academy of Sciences has assembled an expert panel that is holding hearings into the science, data and statistics that have been used to suggest that man-made global warming is underway. In early

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    Sallie Baliunas and the solar data

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As a follow-up to my blog entry yesterday, which announced that we will provide occasional coverage of the global warming issue on this website and in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, I thought I’d provide readers with an update on