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Tango with strings attached

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Deal struck over global warming

THE WORLD community took the effort to contain global warming a step further yesterday when 180 countries agreed on an action plan to contain overheating of the planet by 2000.

Why hot air is stopping the world doing a deal on global warming

SUCH WAS the euphoria a year ago when the world community agreed at Kyoto on a specific plan to tackle global warming, that it appeared the hard part was over. The past week in Buenos Aires, where 4,000 officials and ministers have been meeting to try to take the treaty forward, has shown that it has only just begun.

US growth 'will wreck Kyoto deal'

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An affair in the tides of men that leads on to fortune

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