Climate

Forecast: Cilmate Deal Moving Foward in Copenhagen
December 12, 2009 10:53 AM - David Fogarty and Sunanda Creagh, Reuters

A draft climate pact unveiled on Friday revived hopes that U.N. talks might be able to pin down an international deal to fight global warming, but developing nations said they needed more cash from the rich. With less than a week until more than 110 world leaders descend on the talks, the proposal would at least halve global emissions by 2050 seeking to bridge some of the long-standing rifts between rich and poor nations.

Starving Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism
December 11, 2009 10:58 AM - Jonathan Liew, Telegraph.co.uk

New pictures show that polar bears are beginning to cannibalize each other as global warming destroys their hunting grounds.

Electric Cars Generate Sweet Tax Credits
December 11, 2009 10:33 AM - Walter Wang , Clean Techies

The movement towards zero emission electric cars is gaining a tremendous amount of momentum. As we move into 2010, practical electric vehicles for the vast majority of the public will be available late in the year with the release of the Nissan Leaf. If you plan to purchase an electric car in 2010, you can expect a healthy federal income tax credit to reward you.

Obama Calls for Climate Deal, U.S. Target Under Fire
December 11, 2009 10:18 AM - David Fogarty, Reuters

President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Thursday to break the deadlock at climate change talks in Copenhagen, although many nations accused the United States of lacking ambition. In a move that could boost Obama's position when world leaders join the U.N. talks next week, three U.S. senators outlined a compromise climate bill on Thursday that aims to win the votes needed for passage next year.

US Proposes Innovative Trade Concept to Fight Climate Change
December 10, 2009 05:46 AM - Reuters

The United States supports taking "early action" to liberalize trade in products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and believes that could spur progress in broader world trade talks on environmental goods and services, a U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.

Increased Temperatures Turn Fish into Daredevils
December 9, 2009 03:14 PM - Emily Sohn , Discovery News

A temperature increase of a few degrees can cause a change in fish personalities, making them more aggressive and bold. If global temperatures continue to rise, this may have important implications for fish survival.

Brazil Defends Biofuels
December 9, 2009 02:48 PM - Claudia Ciobanu, IPS, Environmental Health News

Being the world’s largest producer and exporter of ethanol it is natural for the Brazilian government and its partners to push biofuels as the only real alternative for a world trying wean itself away from fossil fuels that contribute to global warming.

Copenhagen Skeptics Conference: Global Warming 'caused by sun's radiation'
December 9, 2009 02:39 PM - Louise Gray, Telegraph.co.uk

Global warming is caused by radiation from the sun, according to a leading scientist speaking out at an alternative "sceptics' conference" in Copenhagen.

U.S. Sees Robust Climate Talks, But Will Not Pay "Reparations"
December 9, 2009 01:03 PM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

President Barack Obama's top aides promised on Wednesday "robust" negotiations toward a global climate change deal this month, but firmly stated the United States does not owe the world "reparations" for centuries of carbon pollution.

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