Scientists have discovered that temperatures in the Antarctic are rising three times faster than the world as a whole. They have also found the first signs of record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that may be trapping heat above the ice sheets of the South Pole.
Interesting article from today's Independent about how Bush's remarks on oil addicition have boosted the renewable energy sector. So maybe he did some good after all. "When President George Bush talked about the US being 'addicted to oil' this year, even the hardest-nosed investors took notice", ran the paper.
It looks like Exxon is about to be booted out of Venezuela, the fifth largest oil-exporting nation. On Wednesday, Venezuela's oil minister said that Exxon was no longer welcome.
Metro, the free newspaper for commuters in London, is running a competition to find the new name for the Glacier National Park in the US.