Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
August 9, 2007 02:24 PM - Michigan State University
Permafrost — the perpetually frozen foundation of North America — isn’t so permanent anymore, and scientists are scrambling to understand the pros and cons when terra firma goes soft.
The Human Impact of Climate Crisis
August 6, 2007 02:33 PM - By Nadra Hassan Mohammed El Mahdi for Panos, London
Sudan, Africa. Increasing desertification has robbed Sudan’s villages of their pastures and children of their education. This is the story of Usama Ahmed Al-Iman, one of many children who has been forced to drop out of school.
Climate Change Fears Reach Even Formula One Racing
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters
Talking about climate change at a Formula One race might at first glance seem like praising celibacy in a brothel. The world's top motor sport competition is for many the epitome of gas-guzzling wastefulness with powerful engines burning nearly a litre of fossil fuel per kilometre while a vast entourage of people and machines jets to races round the world.
Floods Hit Southern Britain, Power and Water Cut
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Stephen Hird, Reuters
Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged more funds on Monday to tackle some of Britain's worst flooding for nearly 60 years as rising waters made thousands homeless and plunged entire towns under water.
China Silences Green GDP Study, Report Says
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters
China has stopped the public release of an official study putting a cost to the nation's environmental damage, a government researcher told a Chinese newspaper, blaming official reluctance to confront pollution.
Study Shows Plug-In Hybrids Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press
If motorists used rechargeable "plug-in" hybrid-electric vehicles in large numbers, the U.S. could see a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century, says a study released Thursday.
Beware Melting Glaciers This Century
July 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Don't worry too much, for now, about rising seas caused by melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica. The big threat this century could come from small thawing glaciers, researchers reported Thursday.
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."