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Love & Music? Yes. Carbon? No. Woodstock, N.Y., Takes on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Hill, Associated Press
Woodstock is best known for the 1969 rock concert that borrowed its name and was held some 50 miles away in Bethel. But the old artists' colony is plugging firmly into the zeitgeist of 2007, a time when hybrid cars are hot and Al Gore's climate-change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," won two Oscars.
Forecaster Blasts Gore on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
A top hurricane forecaster called Al Gore "a gross alarmist" Friday for making an Oscar-winning documentary about global warming. "He's one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things," Dr. William Gray said in an interview with The Associated Press at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans.
Duke Foundation To Provide $100 Million for Global Warming Research
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A $100 million fund is being set up by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to pay for five years of research into global warming. The aim of the foundation's Climate Change Initiative is to look at policies that can speed the use of new technologies to reduce carbon dioxide, methane and other industrial gases.
Heathrow Passengers Turn Blind Eye to Warming
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Gerard Wynn, Reuters
Aviation contributes less to global warming than the likes of cars and farming but focuses minds on climate change because a single long-haul flight can double someone's annual greenhouse gas emissions.
UN Panel Issues Bleakest Warning on Climate
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters
Top climate experts issued their bleakest forecasts yet about global warming on Friday, ranging from hunger in Africa to a thaw of Himalayan glaciers in a study that may add pressure on governments to act.
Goa, Going, Gone: Asia Tourism Faces Climate Chaos
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Gardner, Reuters
Enjoy your exotic Asian beach or skiing holidays while you can. In coming decades, warmer weather, rising seas, more intense storms, even changes in ocean currents will literally wipe some idyllic destinations off the tourist map, experts say.
Acidic Oceans Threatening Sea Life, UN Panel Says
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Rising carbon dioxide emissions are making the world's oceans more acidic, particularly closer to the poles, heralding disaster for marine life, a major U.N. report on climate change impacts says.
Climate Change Threatens World Natural Wonders, WWF Says
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Climate change threatens to destroy the Great Barrier Reef and other natural wonders of the world if nations fail to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, environmental group WWF said on Thursday.
Winter Arctic Sea Ice Near Record Low
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
Winter Arctic sea ice this year was the second smallest area on record in a sign of greenhouse warming, U.S. climate scientists said Wednesday. March 2007 Arctic sea ice extent was about 7 percent smaller than the average from 1979, the first full year satellites recorded it, to 2000.
U.N. Security Council To Debate Climate Change
April 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Daniel Trotta, Reuters
The U.N. Security Council will debate climate change for the first time on April 17, the result of a British campaign to force it onto the agenda of a body that deals with matters of war and peace.