PM says there are no borders when it comes to water: NSW farmers, environmentalists and politicians have criticised a $1.5 billion Federal Government plan to dam northern NSW rivers and pump water into parched south-eastern Queensland. — The Sydney Morning Herald

Beattie backflips on emissions stance: Peter Beattie has reversed his position on greenhouse gas targets, setting the scene for a showdown between the states and John Howard. The states will now present a united front today in Canberra after Mr Beattie last night said he would back an ambitious 60%reduction in emissions by 2050. — The Courier Mail

Fight global warming, hang the washing out: If all Americans line-dried for just half a year, it would save 3.3% of the country’s total residential output of carbon dioxide, experts say… In 1995 Mr Lee founded Project Laundry List, a nonprofit organisation, as a way to champion “the right to dry.” His Web site,, is an encyclopedia on the energy advantages of hanging laundry. — The New York Times

World Bank has to help out on climate change: The World Bank should challenge richer countries to help the developing world adapt to climate change and set “bold new targets” for investment in renewables, Britain said today. Speaking ahead of World Bank meetings in Washington at the weekend, Hilary Benn, the international development secretary, said poorer countries should not be expected to carry all the costs in the move to cleaner technologies. — The Guardian

Climate change consumer boom? Not quite. With climate change and high oil prices in the headlines, corporations everywhere are rushing to show off their green credentials. But doing your bit to reduce carbon emissions is not the same as basing profits heavily on the sale of environmentally friendly products, a field that — niche-market successes such as the Toyota Prius hybrid car notwithstanding — has yet to reach critical mass. — Time