New, Previously Unknown Climate Zones Seen by 2100
March 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Global warming could re-make the world's climate zones by 2100, with some polar and mountain climates disappearing altogether and formerly unknown ones emerging in the tropics, scientists said Monday.
Global Warming May Be Bad for Asthma Sufferers
March 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Global warming may be bad for asthma sufferers because of longer plant growing seasons and signs that weeds scattering vast amounts of pollen are conquering new territory, experts say.
Antarctic Melting May Be Speeding Up, Scientists Say
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters
Rising sea levels and melting polar ice-sheets are at upper limits of projections, leaving some human population centres already unable to cope, top world scientists say as they analyse latest satellite data.
Global Warming and New Technology Heat Up Race for Riches in Melting Arctic
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press
The latest report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the ice cap is warming faster than the rest of the planet and ice is receding, partly due to greenhouse gases. But some see a lucrative silver lining of riches waiting to be snatched from the deep.
Gore Takes Global Warming Crusade to Capitol Hill
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Al Gore -- star of an Oscar-winning movie, former U.S. vice president and the object of 2008 presidential speculation -- Wednesday took his crusade against global warming to Capitol Hill.
WWF Says Australian Barrier Reef Faces Chemical Threat
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already threatened by climate change, faces a new danger from farm chemical run-off which may accelerate its destruction, environmentalists said on Thursday.
IBM Pledges to Adopt Energy Conservation Methods, Cut Greenhouse Emissions Seven Percent by 2012
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
IBM Corp. is pledging that by 2012, it will have reduced its greenhouse gas footprint by 7 percent since 2005, primarily through energy conservation. The technology company made the vow Thursday as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary "Climate Leaders" program, in which more than 100 companies have committed to reducing their output of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Flowers, Animals Signal Spring Arrived Long Ago
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Early flowers, migrating swallows and sleepless bears are among signs that spring has arrived long ago in the northern hemisphere even as a record mild winter formally ends on Tuesday with a rare chill.
Bush, Edwards, Activists Focus on Global Warming
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Environmentalists rallied on Capitol Hill, President Bush pushed fuel economy and White House hopeful John Edwards unveiled a new energy plan Tuesday, focusing on global warming a day before Al Gore was to testify to Congress on the hot political topic.
Former White House Official Defends Editing of Climate Papers
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
A former White House official accused of improperly editing reports on global warming defended his editing changes Monday, saying they reflected views in a 2001 report by the National Academy of Sciences.