EPA Accused of Flouting Supreme Court in Proposing New Pollution Standard
April 26, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
The government proposed a pollution standard for power plants Wednesday that critics said flouts the spirit of a Supreme Court ruling on clean air enforcement. The proposal would make it easier for utilities to expand plant operations or make other changes to produce more electricity without installing new pollution controls.
Schwarzenegger Warns of California Suit Against EPA
April 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Bernie Woodall, Reuters
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday threatened to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it fails to act soon on a state bid to crack down on greenhouse gas emissions from cars.
Dutch Consider Tough Biofuels Criteria
April 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Arthur Max, Associated Press
It's the new climate change dilemma: finding alternatives for oil and gas without doing more harm than good. In the rush to develop biofuels, forests are burned in Asia to clear land for palm oil, and swaths of the Amazon are stripped of diverse vegetation for soya and sugar plantations for ethanol.
EU Greens Say Monthly Commute by EU Lawmakers Responsible for 20,000 Tons of CO2
April 25, 2007 12:00 AM - Jan Sliva, Associated Press
The monthly commute by European Union lawmakers from Brussels to its other seat in Strasbourg produces over 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, nearly as much as the entire CO2 output of some small island nations, according to a study published Wednesday.
Leaked Canadian Government Plan Includes Promise To Cut Greenhouse Gases, Air Pollution
April 25, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Canada's Conservative government promises to ban inefficient light bulbs, cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and dramatically reduce air pollution as part of a national environmental initiative according to a leaked document.
Fossil Arctic Animal Tracks Point to Climate Risks
April 25, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Fossils of a hippopotamus-like creature on an Arctic island show the climate was once like that of Florida, giving clues to risks from modern global warming, a scientist said.
Global Warming Imperils Himalayan Glaciers, Experts Say
April 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters
Global warming could wipe out large areas of glaciers in the Himalayas and surrounding highlands, threatening livelihoods across much of Asia, climate scientists said in Beijing on Monday.
U.N. Panel to Lay Out Steps on Warming
April 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
After two reports predicting a warmer Earth where life is fundamentally changed, a U.N.-sponsored scientific panel next month will issue a third study describing how a united world can avert the worst, by embracing technologies ranging from nuclear power to manure controls.
Sheryl Crow, Laurie David Enlist College Students in Global Warming Campaign
April 23, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Their college tour ended, Sheryl Crow and Laurie David describe their efforts to stop global warming as part of the most important mission of the times. That's the hope of Grammy-winning rocker Crow and David, who produced "An Inconvenient Truth," the global warming movie that won the Oscar for best documentary.
McCain Calls Energy Dependence and Global Warming Twin Threats
April 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Liz Sidoti, Associated Press
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is calling the United States' foreign-oil reliance and global warming twin threats the country must aggressively confront.