Commission Will Give NYC Congestion Pricing Plan a Second Look
July 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Gormley, Associated Press
A state commission will consider whether Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to charge a toll on some commuters to reduce traffic and pollution in New York City should ultimately take effect, according to a deal reached Thursday.
Snowless in a Warming World, Ski Resort in French Alps Bids Adieu
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Thierry Boinet, Associated Press
Muddy slopes, slushy peaks, unused lifts -- this town in the French Alps is living out the nightmare of many a ski resort in a century scientists say is doomed to keep getting warmer.
U.N. Chief Will Ask President Bush to Give Top Level Support to U.N. Meeting on Climate Change
July 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will ask President Bush on Tuesday to have a top U.S. official attend a high-level U.N. meeting on climate change in September because "American participation is crucially important."
Australian Prime Minister Announces Carbon Trading System by 2011
July 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Prime Minister John Howard announced some details of a planned carbon-trading trading scheme for Australia on Tuesday, but avoided setting targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts Plan Rating System for El Nino
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Hurricanes and tornadoes have popular rating scales that help people understand their power. Now, weather experts are planning a similar way to measure the El Nino phenomena that affect climate worldwide.
Melting Ice Drives Polar Bear Mothers to Land
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Melting sea ice is driving mother polar bears onto dry land to give birth in northern Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey scientists reported.
Vatican Agrees To Reforestation Project in Efforts To Promote Green Awareness
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press
The Vatican is pushing its green agenda, joining a reforestation project aimed at offsetting its CO2 emissions for this year, officials said Thursday.
Scientists Detail Cost of Global Warming
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
Wilting heat, deadly storms, flash floods, coastal erosion, more days with unhealthy air -- those are just some of the effects of rising temperatures on the Northeast, a group of scientists reported Wednesday.
Florida To Introduce Tough Greenhouse Gas Targets
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters
Florida, the fourth most-populous U.S. state, will impose strict new air-pollution standards that aim to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050, according to draft regulations released Wednesday.
Solar Variations Not Behind Global Warming
July 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Ben Hirschler, Reuters
The sun's changing energy levels are not to blame for recent global warming and, if anything, solar variations over the past 20 years should have had a cooling effect, scientists said on Wednesday.