We’re all worried about the connection between global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. But every day, deforestation?especially cutting down trees in the world’s rainforests?releases as much carbon dioxide as most of the world’s automobile traffic.

In the Independent, Daniel Howden writes that “The accelerating destruction of the rainforests that form a precious cooling band around the Earth’s equator, is now being recognized as one of the main causes of climate change. Carbon emissions from deforestation far outstrip damage caused by planes and automobiles and factories.”

Howden quotes environmentalist Andrew Mitchell as saying, “Tropical forests are the elephant in the living room of climate change.”

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The Chinese fought hard to gain the right to hold the 2008 summer Olympics in their country. But athletes have a major worry about competing there: air quality, since modern China is a heavily polluted place. If holding the Olympics there can influence China to clear up its air, it will improve pollution in the US as well.
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Author, theologian and frequent Dreamland guest David Ray Griffin will speak in Portland on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Smith Center Ballroom at Portland State University, 1825 S.W. Broadway. Tickets are $10?to get them ahead of time, click here. For more information, click here.

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It’s not just a TV show, it’s reality: psychics really do help the police solve crimes. Keep reading to find out how you can consult a psychic yourself.

In Newsmonster.com, Danny Penman writes: “The Daily Mail has learned that the police are increasingly turning to psychics and mediums for help in their battle against crime. Sources in the National Criminal Intelligence Service say that officers turn to mediums to help them solve the more difficult cases. There is even a database containing the names of ‘official’ psychics that officers can tap into 24 hours a day.”

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