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In the papers today - November 29

Britain's coasts already being affected by climate change, according to the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership. These changes are altering the number, variety and distributions of every kind of marine organism - The Independent
The Bush administration could face legal action forcing it to take action on global warming. The US Supreme Court will today be asked to force the government to order its environmental regulatory body to control the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by vehicles as a matter of public health - The IndependentThe railways are becoming the preserve of the rich, after train companies announced fare increases above the rate of inflation for the fourth year running, the national passenger watchdog said yesterday. Passengers will pay up to 11% more from January 2 and Passenger Focus said the Government was largely to blame for increasing the payments for the right to operate franchises - The TimesEgypt plans to spend at least $5 billion to deepen and widen the Suez Canal from 2010 to 2015. The expanded canal will speed up oil shipments to Europe and the United States. It will enable large oil tankers to use the canal without first emptying half their cargo into the Sumed pipeline - International Herald TribuneA Swiss catamaran will make the first trans-Atlantic crossing in a boat powered entirely by solar energy. The boat will travel at upto five knots and will have the advantage of travelling in a straight line rather than tacking back and forth to harness the wind - International Herald TribuneSpanish energy firm Iberdrola has agreed an £11.6 billion takeover of Scottish Power in a deal that will create Europe's third largest power utility - The Financial TimesLimits on carbon emissions for UK businesses, expected to be approved by the European Commission, will spare them rises in energy prices. Plans to force industries to shave 8 million tonnes a year from their greenhouse gas output between 2008 and 2012 as part of the European Union's emissions trading scheme will help to stabilise energy prices - The Financial TimesOil produced from human sewage is being used instead of fossil fuels to generate heat and power in diesel engines and boilers. The oil is being marketed by Canadian biofuel group Dynamotive - The GuardianTwelve US states led by California and Massachusetts have brought a legal case against President Bush to force him to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and factories - The GuardianRoofs and chimneys were blown off, vehicles were overturned, power cables were brought down and 150 year old railway bridge was damaged when a tornado struck a village near Aberystwyth - The Daily TelegraphPassangers on Britian's most crowded trains face steep fare rises above the rate of inflation. The average cost of season tickets will go up 4.3 per cent - The Daily Telegraph

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