U.N. Climate Expert Hopeful on Environment Policies
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters
Growing public concern at global warming could help put pressure on governments to cut heat-trapping carbon emissions, the top U.N. climate change expert said on Monday.
Bush Reveals New Pollution Regulations Designed To Find Way in 18 Months To Curb Emissions
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Loven, Associated Press
President George W. Bush responded to a Supreme Court environmental ruling by ordering his administration on Monday to find a way to begin regulating harmful vehicle emissions by the end of his presidency.
NASA Study Says Eastern U.S. To Get Hotter
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Future eastern United States summers look much hotter than originally predicted with daily highs about 10 degrees warmer than in recent years by the mid-2080s, a new NASA study says.
Japan Moves To Cut Air Pollution in Big Cities
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Japan's parliament approved legislation Friday to cut vehicle pollution around hotels, theaters and offices in major cities by requiring builders to project air pollutant emissions and submit plans for their reduction.
Climate Change Casts Shadow Over World Agriculture
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Christine Stebbins, Reuters
Global climate change will drastically reshape grain, oilseed and other crop production, but exactly how that will happen remains unclear.
Climate Change Issue Heats Capitol Hill
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Global warming was impossible to avoid on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a trio of hearings on the consequences or cures for climate change and another on the related question of endangered wildlife.
China Says It Will Automate Monitoring of Big Polluters
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
China plans to set up an automated system to monitor big polluters by 2008, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, underscoring government efforts to clean up the country's dirty air and water.
Climate Change Threatens California Water Supply
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters
California's tallest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, may lose nearly all its snowpack by the end of the century, threatening a water crisis in the nation's most populous state, a leading scientist and Nobel laureate said.
Environmentalists Say Low-Carbon Power Should Replace Coal Plants
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press
Just 30 coal-fired power plants contribute a tenth of the European Union's yearly carbon dioxide emissions and should be replaced with cleaner alternatives to combat climate change, an environmental group said Thursday.
GM Is First Automaker To Join Environmental Partnership
May 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Tom Krisher, Associated Press
General Motors Corp. on Tuesday joined the United States Climate Action Partnership, along with 13 other newcomers that included Dow Chemical Co. and PepsiCo Inc.