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Gearing up for Antarctica in New Zealand
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zaborenko, Reuters
The bunny boots seemed to weigh a ton at least. The fuzzy-backed mittens were too big, even with leather gloves inside them. And the simple truth is nobody looks great in insulated bib overalls.
India Ahead of Many in Adapting to Global Warming
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters
India, likely to be one of the countries worst-hit by global warming, is already ahead of most developing nations in putting in place measures to help it adapt to climate change, the World Bank said on Thursday.
Crucial Marine Food Chain Link Withers
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The critical base of the ocean food web is shrinking as the world's seas warm, new NASA satellite data show. The discovery has scientists worried about how much food will grow in the future for the world's marine life.
Australia Fears Super Fires as Temperatures Soar
December 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters
Australian firefighters fear dozens of bushfires in remote mountains in the southeast could join up to form major fire-fronts, driven by hot weather in the drought-plagued region.
Gulf Stream Slowed Ten Percent in Little Ice Age
December 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
The Gulf Stream carrying warm water to the North Atlantic slowed about 10 percent in the Little Ice Age from 1200 to 1850, said a U.S. study published on Wednesday that may give clues to the effects of modern global warming.
U.S. Opposes European Global Warming Cuts Scheme for Airliners
December 1, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
The Bush administration opposes European plans to require airlines to curb greenhouse gases on grounds it would unfairly disadvantage U.S. carriers.
Report Says Global Warming Big Issue in N.Y.
November 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Virtanen, Associated Press
Global warming has emerged as a top New York environmental issue, with accumulated scientific data showing a hotter atmosphere and projecting more radical changes over the next century from automobile and power plant emissions, according to a report issued Wednesday.
Global Warming Case Goes before U.S. Supreme Court
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Environmental groups and a dozen states will argue the U.S. government should regulate emissions of greenhouse gases that spur global warming in a pivotal case before the Supreme Court Wednesday.
Australian Research Shows Acceleration in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Meraiah Foley, Associated Press
The rate at which humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has more than doubled since the 1990s, according to Australian research, the latest report warning about the high rate of emissions accumulating in the atmosphere.
Red Cross Says World Neglects Tsunami Risk Lessons
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerry Norton, Reuters
The world could see a replay of the massive death and destruction caused by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami if it fails to spend more on disaster risk reduction, the Red Cross/Red Crescent said on Monday.