North American Group Agrees To 2020 Carbon Cuts
August 22, 2007 02:22 PM - Reuters
Western U.S. states and Canadian provinces said on Wednesday they agreed to cut emissions linked to global warming by 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. The group, spearheaded by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the latest effort by U.S. states to bypass President George W. Bush on regulating greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
Study Casts Doubt On Earlier Ice Cap Research
August 22, 2007 01:53 PM - Michael Kahn, Reuters
LONDON - Pinhead-sized fossils buried deep under the ocean show that glaciers did not coat the poles 41 million years ago, a new study shows, disputing earlier research that suggested huge ice sheets covered the Earth's extremities. Any glaciers then -- a time when the planet was much warmer -- would only have been in small areas in Antarctica's interior and not in the Northern hemisphere, said Paul Wilson, from Britain's National Oceanography Centre, who led the study.
High temperatures, low precipitation creating many problems
August 22, 2007 12:08 PM - Purdue University
The hot, dry conditions in Indiana may have one bright spot - creating a more fiery display of fall leaves in some parts of the state. But that's not much solace for farmers, gardeners, boaters and fishermen plagued by a weather system that shows no signs of dissipating soon.
Report: Lake Tahoe Has Fewer Cold Days, Less Snow, Warmer Water
August 22, 2007 11:01 AM - UC Davis
Lake Tahoe, California - Overall, the most striking data in a new report are those showing that the Tahoe climate is warming up. This trend could have profound implications for the natural features that make Tahoe a popular international vacation destination: snowfall in winter and the beautiful cobalt-blue lake in summer. This news comes from UC Davis, which has released the first in a new series of annual reports designed to give the non-scientific community an unprecedented compendium of information that documents changing water quality and weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Impacts on human health, agriculture to round out most comprehensive assessment of climate change on state
August 22, 2007 10:06 AM - UW Office of News
An assessment of the impact of climate change on the state, being launched this week by the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group for the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, is the most comprehensive ever.
Scientists Verify Predictive Model for Winter Weather
August 22, 2007 10:00 AM - nsf.gov
Scientists have verified the accuracy of a model that uses October snow cover in Siberia to predict upcoming winter temperatures and snowfall for the high- and mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.
Global Electric Motorcars, A Chrysler Company, Wins California Eco Award
August 21, 2007 12:11 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
California environmentalists have recognized Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler company, for its leadership in bringing environmentally-friendly technology to the state's residents. The company produces the nation's best-selling street-legal all-electric, zero emission vehicles, the GEM.
Climate change called security issue like Cold War
August 21, 2007 11:55 AM - Reuters
NY ALESUND, Norway (Reuters) - Climate change is the biggest security challenge since the Cold War but people have not woken up to the risks nor to easy solutions such as saving energy at home, experts said on Tuesday.
Hurricane Dean tracked from space
August 21, 2007 10:49 AM - European Space Agency
ESA satellites are tracking the path of Hurricane Dean as it rips across the Caribbean Sea carrying winds as high as 260 km per hour. The hurricane, which has already claimed eight lives, is forecast to slam into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday morning.
Islands Emerge as Arctic Ice Shrinks to Record Low
August 21, 2007 06:57 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Previously unknown islands are appearing as Arctic summer sea ice shrinks to record lows, raising questions about whether global warming is outpacing U.N. projections, experts said. Polar bears and seals have also suffered this year on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard because the sea ice they rely on for hunts melted far earlier than normal.