Arctic Islands Invite Tourists To See Climate Woes
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
A remote chain of Arctic islands is advertising itself as a showcase of bad things to come from global warming. Visitors to Svalbard can see reindeer, seals or polar bears in the Arctic, where U.N. scientists say warming is happening twice as fast as on the rest of the planet in what may be a portent of changes further south.
Scientists Predict Asian Dust Plume Might Sway U.S. Climate
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Asian desert dust and city pollution is swirling in vast plumes across the Pacific to North America, interacting with storms and possibly spurring climate change, an airborne scientist said Tuesday.
Travel Experts See Worrisome Downside to Ecotourism
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press
Ecotourism may be just as environmentally damaging as traditional travel because of the greenhouse gases vacationers help create when they journey to remote, pristine areas, industry experts warned Tuesday.
Clean Energy Spending Can Curb Climate Change, WWF Says
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters
The world can avoid the worst effects of climate change with investments in clean energy so long as the wholesale shift from fossil fuels starts within five years, the environmental group WWF said on Tuesday.
Scientists Urge Half of Canada Forest Be Protected
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Randall Palmer, Reuters
Canada's vast forests should be protected much more than they are now to preserve wildlife and water and to fight global warming, a group of 1,500 scientists from around the world said Monday.
Japan Government Panel To Debate Climate Proposals
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Japan's key economic panel will discuss private-sector proposals on tackling climate change on Tuesday but will not make them public because of the topic's sensitivity ahead of next month's G8 summit, Economics Minister Hiroko Ota said on Tuesday.
Slowing Deforestation Key to Climate Fight, Experts Say
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Even slowing the amount of clearing of tropical forests could significantly cut the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, international experts say in a new study.
U.N. Climate Expert Hopeful on Environment Policies
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters
Growing public concern at global warming could help put pressure on governments to cut heat-trapping carbon emissions, the top U.N. climate change expert said on Monday.
Bush Reveals New Pollution Regulations Designed To Find Way in 18 Months To Curb Emissions
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Loven, Associated Press
President George W. Bush responded to a Supreme Court environmental ruling by ordering his administration on Monday to find a way to begin regulating harmful vehicle emissions by the end of his presidency.
NASA Study Says Eastern U.S. To Get Hotter
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Future eastern United States summers look much hotter than originally predicted with daily highs about 10 degrees warmer than in recent years by the mid-2080s, a new NASA study says.