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Global Warming Worries to Boost Renewables
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Three decades after former U.S. President Jimmy Carter experimented with solar panels on the White House roof, grim U.N. warnings about climate change may kick-start wider global use of renewable energy.
Northern Italian Cities Ban Cars from Center
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Many cities in northern Italy banned traffic for several hours Sunday in a one-day bid to fight pollution. The length of the bans varied from region to region, but most ranged from six to 12 hours.
Exotic Animals Seen Where Antarctic Ice Used to Be
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Spindly orange sea stars, fan-finned ice fish and herds of roving sea cucumbers are among the exotic creatures spied off the Antarctic coast in an area formerly covered by ice, scientists reported Sunday.
Fight Brews Over How to Address Climate Change
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press
Now that it is official -- humans are almost certainly causing the most dramatic climate shift the planet has seen in thousands of years -- it is time to stop arguing and get down to the serious work of solving the problem, right?
Milk Thirst Threatens Rare Desert Oasis in Mexico
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Robin Emmott, Reuters
Mexican dairy farming is endangering an ancient oasis in the Great Chihuahuan Desert that scientists say can help them understand earth's beginnings, global warming and the chances of life on Mars.
Hearing to Probe Climate Change and Inuit Rights
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Jonathan Spicer, Reuters
The Inuit of Arctic Canada and Alaska are bearing the brunt of global warming and their way of life is in peril, an international human rights body will be told next month.
Experts Say Warming May Harm Tuscan Wines
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press
Imagine a world where Scandinavia produces wines to rival Italy's fabled Chianti region. It could come to just that by the end of the century, experts in Italy warn, if global warming continues unchecked.
Nine States Sue over Mercury Emissions, Questioning Rule on Cement Plants
February 21, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
Michigan and eight other states sued the Bush administration Tuesday, saying the White House failed to adequately regulate emissions of mercury and other pollutants at cement plants.
Global Warming Scientist Is Encouraged
February 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
A top scientist in the study of climate change says she is optimistic about public understanding of the dangers of global warming. Susan Solomon, a scientist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was instrumental in developing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released earlier this month in Paris.
Is the U.S. Near a Tipping Point on Global Warming?
February 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
U.S. policy on global warming seems headed for a tipping point, with politicians, business leaders and economists joining environmentalists to call for new laws to limit greenhouse gases that spur climate change.