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Democrats in Control: Climate, Clean Energy Top Legislative Agenda

Democrats in Control: Climate, Clean Energy Top Legislative Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – The order of business in the incoming 111th Congress is beginning to take shape. When lawmakers convene on January 6, 2009, Democrats will be firmly in control of both houses, although today the outcome of several elections is still unclear. When Democratic President-elect Barack Obama takes office on…

Record Heat Parched Southern Australia in 2007

Record Heat Parched Southern Australia in 2007

CANBERRA, Australia, January 3, 2007 (ENS) – For many Australians 2007 was the warmest year on record, although when averaged across the whole continent, it was only the sixth warmest year, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s 2007 Climate Statement issued today by the National Climate Centre. Statistically, the mean temperature for Australia was…