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Europe Can Do More on Climate Change, UNEP Head Says
February 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters
European nations are not doing enough to fight climate change and should show more leadership before they criticise the United States and Asia, the head of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Saturday.
Canada Government Relents, Says It Will Obey Pro-Kyoto Law
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Canada's government backed away from a legal confrontation Thursday by promising to obey a law obliging it to lay out how Ottawa will meet targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions dictated by the Kyoto protocol.
EU Energy Ministers Postpone Decision on Plan to Turn Europe into Low-Carbon Economy
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press
StorEU energy ministers on Thursday postponed major decisions on an ambitious plan to turn Europe into a low-carbon economy, failing to agree on a plan to open up energy markets and set binding targets for renewable energy.
Gore Announces Star-Studded Concerts on Climate Change
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
Al Gore announced on Thursday a series of worldwide concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a powerhouse lineup from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi.
Scientists Find Lakes Under Antarctica
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Beneath the snow, ice and bitter cold of Antarctica, scientists have discovered a network of lakes that fill and empty with rapidly flowing water. It's a finding that may improve understanding of the interaction between global warming and the melting of Antarctic ice, which could contribute to a worldwide rise in ocean level.
Senators Tell Global Forum U.S. Must Lead on Warming
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Corporate moguls, policy experts and U.S. senators spoke with one voice about global warming Wednesday, telling a world forum that the United States must take a lead role in cutting greenhouse gases if it wants to encourage China and India to do the same.
Caught Between Drought and Guns in Uganda
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks and Euan Denholm, Reuters
Drought cycles are coming more often to northeastern Uganda: every two years instead of every five. Residents could cope, if it wasn't for the bandits. An increasing number of Karamojong tribespeople are caught between the twin miseries of parched lands and insecurity at the hands of AK47-wielding raiders.
Sea Level Rise Could Hit Poor Countries Hard, Study Finds
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Even a small rise in the world's sea levels, predicted as a result of global warming, could make environmental refugees of some 56 million people in developing countries, a World Bank economist said Tuesday.
China Fails to Meet Environmental Goals
February 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Scott McDonald, Associated Press
China's environmental watchdog admitted Monday the country had failed to reach any of its pollution control goals for 2006 and had fallen further behind as the economy picked up speed.
Push for New Climate Treaty Intensifies, Hope Seen
February 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Intensive diplomatic efforts to agree the elements of a framework by the end of the year for a new global climate change treaty are starting to make headway, according to a European official close to the negotiations.