Costa Rica Aims To Win Carbon Neutral Nation Race
May 25, 2007 12:00 AM - John McPhaul, Reuters
Green trail-blazer Costa Rica is drawing up plans to cut its net greenhouse gas emissions to zero before 2030, the government said Thursday, and aims to be the first nation to offset all its carbon.
Killer Hurricanes Thrived in Cool Seas
May 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
Hurricanes over the past 5,000 years appear to have been controlled more by El Nino and an African monsoon than warm sea surface temperatures, such as those caused by global warming, researchers said Wednesday.
Two-Base EU Parliament Seeks Carbon Neutral Status
May 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
The European Parliament, accused of contributing to climate change by holding sessions in both France and Belgium, discussed proposals on Tuesday aimed at cutting its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Study Shows that Climate Change Could Harm Crops
May 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Ariel David, Reuters
Climate change could drive many wild relatives of plants such as the potato and the peanut into extinction, threatening a valuable source of genes necessary to help these food crops fight pests and drought, an international research group reported.
Film Stars and Their Green Credentials
May 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Leonardo DiCaprio is in Cannes for its 60th film festival with "The 11th Hour," an environmental documentary and the latest product of Hollywood's growing concern over global warming.
World Growth Spurs Faster Climate Change, Report Says
May 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters
Global warming is occurring faster than predicted because rapid economic growth has resulted in higher than expected greenhouse gas emissions since 2000, said an Australian report on Tuesday.
Australian Foreign Minister Says Regional Carbon Trading Scheme Unlikely Soon
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Chinese and U.S. opposition to international carbon trading make a regional scheme to place a price on pollution unlikely in the near future, Australia's foreign minister said Monday.
Polar Bears at Risk as Warming Thaws Icy Home
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Time may be running out for polar bears as global warming melts the ice beneath their paws. Restrictions or bans on hunting in recent decades have helped protect many populations of the iconic Arctic carnivore, but many experts say the long-term outlook is bleak.
Climate Change Threatens Ghaf Tree
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - James Calderwood, Associated Press
Twisting out of the hot sand of the Arabian Peninsula is one of nature's toughest trees. Known for its coarse bark and green canopy that provides rare shade from the sweltering sun, the ghaf tree has been a steadfast survivor in brutal desert.
U.N. Professor Says Climate Change Is Creating New Refugees Who Deserve U.N. Protection
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press
Increasing global temperatures and land degradation are forcing more people to migrate, creating a wave of environmental refugees who need U.N. protection, a professor at the United Nations University said.