Climate

U.S. conservation win — in Canada
September 22, 2008 09:27 AM -

Forestland half the size of Texas is being saved to help thwart climate change.

Arctic sea ice at second lowest extent ever recorded
September 18, 2008 10:59 AM - John Vidal, guardian.co.uk

Arctic sea ice has reached the second lowest extent ever recorded, according to the US national snow and ice centre, and a new map shows how far the 2008 melt has receded compared to the historical average.

Old-growth forests important carbon sinks, says study

EurActiv.com, 16 September 2008 - The Commission has rejected the notion that farmers should implement river basin management schemes in exchange for agricultural subsidies, despite increasing fears over water shortages and droughts.

Hurricane Ike punishing Texas coast
September 13, 2008 09:21 AM - Reuters

Hurricane Ike barreled into the densely populated Texas coast near Houston early on Saturday, bringing with it a wall of water and ferocious winds and rain that could cause catastrophic flooding along the Gulf of Mexico and cripple the fourth-largest U.S. city. Ike, which has idled more than a fifth of U.S. oil production, came ashore at the barrier island city of Galveston as a strong Category 2 storm at 2:10 a.m. CDT (3:10 a.m. EDT) with 110 mph winds, the National Hurricane Center said.

India's "river of sorrow" brings biblical flood
September 11, 2008 10:26 AM - Reuters

Most years, the Kosi river of eastern India is a tranquil stream that flows gently into the Ganges. But every few years it becomes a raging torrent, wreaking disaster on everything in its path.

Hurricane Ike in Gulf of Mexico, headed for Texas
September 11, 2008 10:19 AM - Reuters

Hurricane Ike gathered strength as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters on Thursday on a track that would skirt the heart of the U.S. offshore oil patch before slamming into the Texas coast late on Friday or early on Saturday.

Sarah Palin’s Record on Climate Change
September 10, 2008 08:52 AM - , Worldwatch Institute

When comparing the U.S. presidential candidates' green credentials, both contenders support greater action to address climate change through a cap on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. While Republican candidate John McCain's reduction targets are more modest than the promises of Democrat Barack Obama, either candidate should offer a significant shift from the largely stalled policies of the current administration.

Hurricane Ike over Gulf of Mexico, aims at Texas
September 10, 2008 08:41 AM - Reuters

Hurricane Ike swirled over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, targeting Texas near the U.S. offshore oil patch after toppling decrepit buildings in Cuba's capital and ripping the communist-run island from end to end.

Australian carbon targets seen too weak
September 9, 2008 10:24 AM - Reuters

Prominent climate scientists criticized the Australian government's top climate adviser on Tuesday, saying his recommended targets for carbon emissions were too weak and would not help avoid catastrophic climate change.

Climate: New spin on ocean's role
September 9, 2008 09:32 AM - University of New South Wales

New studies of the Southern Ocean are revealing previously unknown features of giant spinning eddies that have a profound influence on marine life and on the world's climate.

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