Climate

UN Chief Tells Business Leaders To Do More To Fight Climate Change
July 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Eliane Engeler, Associated Press

More than 4,000 business leaders, campaign organizations and others in 116 countries have joined the Global Compact -- established by the U.N. in 2000 to promote human rights, better labor practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption standards for business.

Northern Canada Ponds Drying Up
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Ponds that have provided summertime water in the high arctic for thousands of years are drying up as global warming advances, Canadian researchers say.

Erosion Slicing Arctic Alaska Habitat
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A swath of marshy, wildlife-rich coastal land in Arctic Alaska being eyed for oil drilling is eroding rapidly probably because of the disappearance of sea ice that used to protect it from the ocean waves, according to a study released Monday.

Asia-Pacific Countries See Effects of Climate Change on Health, Brace for More
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Margie Mason, Associated Press

Officials from more than a dozen Asian countries met Tuesday in Malaysia to outline health problems their populations are facing in relation to a rise in global temperatures.

Hurricanes May Aid Stressed Coral
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Corals stressed by warming conditions may benefit from the passage of a hurricane -- as long as it doesn't slam right into them. Bleaching of corals has been a growing problem in recent years with the loss of algae or reduction of pigment in the living corals that occurs when they are stressed by warming water.

How Can Carbon Trading Save Peatlands and Rainforests?
July 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Gill Murdoch, Reuters

The U.N. is due to report on proposed carbon-trading schemes that would make it more rewarding for countries to preserve their forests rather than cut them down. The report on "Reduced Emissions from Deforestation" (RED) will be presented at a climate change meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in Dec. 2007.

China Bans Production and Import of Two Ozone-Depleting Substances
July 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China has banned the production and import of two ozone-depleting substances, honoring an international commitment to phase them out by 2010, state media reported Monday.

EU Paper Shows Options on Warming Europe
July 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press

Water shortages in the Mediterranean, flash floods along the Rhine and summers so hot that nuclear power stations can't cool down. This is what Europe can expect as its climate warms over the next decades.

Live Earth Concerts To Deliver Climate SOS, Gore Says
June 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Michelle Nichols, Reuters

Former Vice President Al Gore Thursday urged people worldwide to pressure their governments to cut global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide by 2050.

A Tale of Two Tahoes: Tourists on Beaches; Elsewhere, Destruction
June 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Scott Lindlaw, Associated Press

A measure of normalcy began to return to this resort community Thursday, even as crews battled an unpredictable mountain wildfire for a fifth day. Sunbathers ventured to some beaches, and the smoke lurking in the mountains largely cleared.

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