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Indian Ocean Shift Seen Stoking Indonesia Droughts
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Indonesia and perhaps Australia risk more droughts because of shifts in Indian Ocean temperatures and stronger monsoons widely linked to global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.
U.S. Scientists, Evangelicals Join Global Warming Fight
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
U.S. scientists and evangelical Christian leaders joined forces Wednesday to protect the environment from the ravages of global warming, calling on President Bush and others in power to help.
Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press
The world is nudging closer to nuclear or environmental apocalypse, a group of prominent scientists warned Wednesday as it pushed the hand of its symbolic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.
Bush Readies Speech on Ethanol, Climate Change
January 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters
President Bush's annual speech to Congress next week is likely to call for a massive increase in U.S. ethanol usage and tweak climate change policy while stopping short of mandatory emissions caps, sources familiar with White House plans said Tuesday.
Federal Judge Delays Trial Over California Auto-Emission Rules
January 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press
A federal judge on Tuesday postponed the trial over a lawsuit seeking to block a California law that would implement the world's toughest vehicle-emission standards.
U.S. Planet-Monitoring Satellites Need Upgrade
January 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
The U.S. satellite system that monitors Earth's environment and climate needs an urgent upgrade or scientists will lose much of their ability to predict events like hurricanes, according to a report released by the National Research Council Monday.
Environment Ministers Lack Clout on Global Warming
January 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Environment ministers lack power to lead a fight against global warming at a time when ever more governments portray climate change as one of the biggest threats to the planet, experts say.
In New England, Questions Swirl over Mild Winter
January 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Scott Malone, Reuters
This winter, which has been unusually warm on top of the mountain and across the U.S. Northeast, New Hampshire's Mount Washington Observatory is having some trouble with some of its systems, which just aren't designed for mild weather.
Canada Auto Union Alarmed by Tough Emissions Talk
January 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Canada's largest private sector union said on Thursday that thousands of jobs in the auto industry could be at risk if a left-leaning opposition party succeeds in persuading the government to quickly introduce binding emissions standards on vehicles.
Warm Europe Winter Has Pollen Lingering
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - William J. Kole, Associated Press
Europe's unseasonably mild winter is nothing to sneeze at. Or maybe it is. Experts warned Austrian allergy-sufferers on Wednesday that some species of trees are already flowering and about to release pollen.