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Japan Moves To Cut Air Pollution in Big Cities
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Japan's parliament approved legislation Friday to cut vehicle pollution around hotels, theaters and offices in major cities by requiring builders to project air pollutant emissions and submit plans for their reduction.
Climate Change Casts Shadow Over World Agriculture
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Christine Stebbins, Reuters
Global climate change will drastically reshape grain, oilseed and other crop production, but exactly how that will happen remains unclear.
Climate Change Issue Heats Capitol Hill
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Global warming was impossible to avoid on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a trio of hearings on the consequences or cures for climate change and another on the related question of endangered wildlife.
China Says It Will Automate Monitoring of Big Polluters
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
China plans to set up an automated system to monitor big polluters by 2008, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, underscoring government efforts to clean up the country's dirty air and water.
Climate Change Threatens California Water Supply
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters
California's tallest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, may lose nearly all its snowpack by the end of the century, threatening a water crisis in the nation's most populous state, a leading scientist and Nobel laureate said.
Environmentalists Say Low-Carbon Power Should Replace Coal Plants
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press
Just 30 coal-fired power plants contribute a tenth of the European Union's yearly carbon dioxide emissions and should be replaced with cleaner alternatives to combat climate change, an environmental group said Thursday.
GM Is First Automaker To Join Environmental Partnership
May 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Tom Krisher, Associated Press
General Motors Corp. on Tuesday joined the United States Climate Action Partnership, along with 13 other newcomers that included Dow Chemical Co. and PepsiCo Inc.
Delegates Work on Climate Change Accord
May 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Daniela Pegna, Associated Press
More than 1,000 diplomats have begun working on a new accord to control greenhouse gases, with developing countries calling for more money and expertise to help them fight the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.
Massachusetts Challenges Federal Energy Rules
May 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Massachusetts sued the federal government Monday, accusing energy regulators of failing to tighten standards that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate the need for major new power plants.
Migratory Birds, Whales Confused by Warming, UN Says
May 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Birds, whales and other migratory creatures are suffering from global warming that puts them in the wrong place at the wrong time, a U.N. official told 166-nation climate talks on Monday.