Climate

Transportation Department Acknowledges Intervention in California Emissions Waiver Request
June 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Ericka Werner, Associated Press

The Transportation Department acknowledged Tuesday encouraging members of Congress to weigh in with the EPA on California's request to implement global warming controls on automakers.

Salvage Logging, Replanting Worse
June 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, scientists have found that logging big dead trees after a wildfire and planting young ones makes future fires worse, at least for the first 10 or 20 years while the young trees create a volatile new source of fuel.

Environment Leaders Meet in Sweden for Informal Talks on Climate Change
June 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Environment experts and ministers from around the world on Monday gathered in Sweden to informally discuss the options and possibilities of a new global climate agreement that would replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012.

Death Toll from Bangladesh Mudslides, Lightning Reaches 105
June 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Osman Gani Mansur, Associated Press

A torrent of mudslides, flooding and lightning killed at least 105 people and left scores more missing as the annual monsoon rains hit Bangladesh, washing away shanties and inundating cities, officials said Tuesday.

Lawmakers Pledge To Make Capitol Complex Carbon Neutral in Battle Against Climate Change
June 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Congress says it is going to join the war against global warming by cleaning up its own backyard, now cluttered with a coal-burning power plant, a fleet of fuel-inefficient vehicles and old-fashioned lights.

U.S. Religious Leaders Assert Need To Act on Climate
June 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Episcopal, Catholic, Jewish and evangelical Christian -- agreed Thursday on the need to confront global warming, while other faith representatives questioned the climate change threat.

Bush Administration Considering Cheaper Ways To Monitor Global Warming
June 8, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The President George W. Bush administration is considering less expensive options to putting up six new weather satellites equipped to monitor global warming, the White House's science adviser said Thursday.

G8 Near Deal on Substantial Cuts in Emissions
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

Leaders of the Group of Eight were close on Thursday to agreeing a need for "substantial" cuts in world greenhouse gas emissions, falling short of European calls to halve emissions by 2050.

South China City Hit By Toxic Red Tide of Algae
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Coastal waters off China's booming southern port of Shenzhen have been hit by the biggest ever marine algal bloom, state media reported on Thursday. The report comes days after green algae in China's third largest lake cut off water supplies to millions of residents in Wuxi, in eastern Jiangsu province.

Climate Change Imperils Monuments
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press

Rising seas, spreading deserts, intensifying weather and other harbingers of climate change are threatening cultural landmarks from Canada to Antarctica, the World Monuments Fund said Wednesday.

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