Climate

Experts Plan Rating System for El Nino
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Hurricanes and tornadoes have popular rating scales that help people understand their power. Now, weather experts are planning a similar way to measure the El Nino phenomena that affect climate worldwide.

Melting Ice Drives Polar Bear Mothers to Land
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Melting sea ice is driving mother polar bears onto dry land to give birth in northern Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey scientists reported.

Vatican Agrees To Reforestation Project in Efforts To Promote Green Awareness
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Marta Falconi, Associated Press

The Vatican is pushing its green agenda, joining a reforestation project aimed at offsetting its CO2 emissions for this year, officials said Thursday.

Scientists Detail Cost of Global Warming
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Wilting heat, deadly storms, flash floods, coastal erosion, more days with unhealthy air -- those are just some of the effects of rising temperatures on the Northeast, a group of scientists reported Wednesday.

Florida To Introduce Tough Greenhouse Gas Targets
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Florida, the fourth most-populous U.S. state, will impose strict new air-pollution standards that aim to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050, according to draft regulations released Wednesday.

Solar Variations Not Behind Global Warming
July 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Ben Hirschler, Reuters

The sun's changing energy levels are not to blame for recent global warming and, if anything, solar variations over the past 20 years should have had a cooling effect, scientists said on Wednesday.

Canada To Increase Military Presence in the Arctic Despite U.S. Objections
July 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Gillies, Associated Press

Canada has announced plans to increase its Arctic military presence in an effort to assert sovereignty over the Northwest Passage -- a potentially oil-rich region the United States claims is international territory.

Australia To Build Cross-Continent Climate Corridor
July 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Australia will create a wildlife corridor spanning the continent to allow animals and plants to flee the effects of global warming, scientists said on Monday.

Earth Underwhelmed by Environment Pop Extravaganza
July 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Collett-White, Reuters

They rocked the world, but as the clean-up at nine climate change gigs around the globe begins, many wonder if the galaxy of pop stars did much to change it.

Rock Stars Tackle Cynics as Well as Climate Change
July 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Colett-White, Reuters

More famous for Learjets and limousines than green living, pop stars performing at Saturday's Live Earth environmental concerts face widespread cynicism from fans, commentators and campaigners alike.

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