Climate

Climate change puts U.S. way of life at risk: EPA
July 18, 2008 09:21 AM - Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under fire for apparently discounting the impact of climate change, on Thursday said global warming poses real risk to human health and the American way of life. Risks include more heat-related deaths, more heart and lung diseases due to increased ozone and health problems related to hurricanes, extreme precipitation and wildfires, the agency said in a new report.

Opinion: U.S. Environmentalists Finally Have a Leader
July 18, 2008 07:53 AM - , Worldwatch Institute

On Thursday, politician-turned-activist Al Gore called for the United States to rely 100 percent on zero-carbon sources of electricity by 2018. Regardless of the logistical practicality of the goal or of the existence of political will to achieve this target in a single decade, Gore's statements made it clear: the U.S. environmental movement finally has a leader.

B.C. Games to douse torch for environment's sake
July 17, 2008 01:33 PM - The Globe and Mail

After 26 years as an enduring symbol of the B.C. Summer and Winter Games, a torch that was traditionally lit 100 days before each event began has been snuffed out because of global warming.

AFGHANISTAN: 1.5 million "severely" hit by drought - minister
July 17, 2008 01:26 PM - IRIN

At least 1.5 million people in 19 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces - mostly farming communities in the north - have been severely affected by drought and are in need of urgent humanitarian relief, an Afghan minister told IRIN.

Russian Research Team Pulls Up Stakes and Gets the Heck Out Due to Melting Ice
July 17, 2008 11:02 AM - , Global Warming is Real

Station “North Pole-35” consists of 21 researchers and two dogs living in huts on an ice flow in the western Arctic Ocean, or at least it did until the project was cut short by about six weeks due to the unexpected extent of the sea ice melt.

Norway says wins EU green light for carbon capture
July 16, 2008 10:46 AM - Reuters

Norway's government said on Wednesday it has received the go ahead from the European Union to pump more state funds into an experimental project to capture carbon dioxide emissions from a gas-fired power plant.

Plan to bury climate-warming carbon unveiled
July 16, 2008 09:09 AM - Reuters

The United States unveiled plans on Tuesday to bury climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions deep underground to keep the greenhouse gas from further heating up the atmosphere.

UK government lambasted over own carbon emissions

The British government's record in cutting its own emissions of planet-warming gases was "extremely poor", a cross-party panel of politicians said on Monday.

ClimatePULSE: Who owns these greenhouse gas emissions?
July 15, 2008 11:10 AM - , Triple Pundit

Protocols for corporate greenhouse gas accounting that are based on the ISO 14064 standards, such as the WBCSD/WRI GHG Protocol, use the term "scope" to distinguish between different greenhouse gas emissions sources. There are three categories; Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3. For most registry’s or reporting agencies Scopes 1 and 2 are considered mandatory while Scope 3 is considered optional.

Global warming may raise kidney stone cases: study
July 15, 2008 09:11 AM - Reuters

One more unwanted consequence of global warming may be an increase in cases of kidney stones in areas with rising temperatures, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

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