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New Hampshire Towns Press Washington on Warming
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Early, Reuters
Nearly 90 New Hampshire towns have passed resolutions urging Washington to act on climate change, hoping to use the state's powerful role in the presidential race to bring attention to global warming.
Cool Robot, New Icebreaker To Gather Polar Data
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
The Cool Robot is square, squat and slow, but its utilitarian beauty is clear to polar researchers who want a sturdy non-human helper to carry instruments over vast stretches of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Auto Industry Leaders Discuss Climate Change with Congress
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press
U.S. automakers and a top union official pledged Wednesday to work with Congress to find new ways of dealing with global warming but declared their industry could not bear the burden alone.
Survey Finds Widespread Agreement Across Globe That Climate Change Is a Pressing Problem
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Tara Burghart, Associated Press
A survey on climate change conducted in more than a dozen countries found that a majority of people in nations including South Korea, Australia, Iran and Mexico -- but not the United States -- view global warming as a critical threat.
Arctic Impact on Global Warming Lures Scientists
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
A polar bear swimming amid melting Arctic sea ice may be one image of global warming's impact. But it could just as well be a California wildfire, a European heat wave or a Caribbean hurricane.
Britain Proposes Legal Limits on Carbon Emissions
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Britain on Tuesday became the first country to propose legislation setting binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions as it stepped up its campaign for a new global warming pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
Scientist Says Sea Level Rise Could Accelerate
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters
Data from satellites is showing that sea-level rises and polar ice-melting might be worse than earlier thought, a leading oceanographer said on Monday. Sea levels, rising at 1 millimetre a year before the industrial revolution, are now rising by 3 millimetres a year.
Al Gore Seeks Earlier Start to Kyoto Pact Successor
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore called on Tuesday for Kyoto countries to bring forward by two years the start date of a new global warming treaty, to 2010, given the urgency of the global warming problem.
U.S. Magazines Go Green with Global Warming Issues
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters
Some sports fans may now know as much about global warming as they know about women's swimwear: Sports Illustrated this week tells readers how a warming world is going to change the state of play.
Climate Report Warns of Drought, Disease
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.