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In the papers - Tuesday, 2 October 2007

A row is brewing over how much the Corporation of London and City firms will stump up for Crossrail...

Members of the Court of Common Council have been summoned for a secret meeting by the corporation's head of policy, Michael Snyder to discuss funding for the £16bn project – The Daily Telegraph

Drought and mild temperatures have pushedMichigan'sLake Superior's water level to its lowest point on record for this time of year, continuing a downward spiral across theGreat Lakes. The average water level ofSuperiorin September dipped 4cm beneath the previous low, reached in 1926 – The Times

The long-awaited go-ahead for Crossrail could be just days away as City ofLondoncouncilmen prepare for an emergency meeting to discuss the rail link between Heathrow andCanaryWharf.News of progress in negotiations between government and London’s biggest business groups came yesterday as Gordon Brown pledged his support for the scheme provided businesses were "prepared to play their part" – Financial Times

The Amazonian wilderness is at risk of unprecedented damage from an ambitious plan to improve transport, communication and power generation in the region, conservationists warned yesterday The Guardian

Biffa, the waste management company, is expecting "encouraging" financial performance in the second half of the year, largely because of a new landfill site inNorthern Irelandand better analysis of customer data.In a trading statement for the 26 weeks to 28 September, Biffa said it had won significant new waste collection accounts in the second quarter. While first-half financial results were worse than the same period last year, it said the full-year performance would match last year - Financial Times

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