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World Bank Urges CO2 Markets to Invest in Africa
November 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters
The World Bank criticised carbon market investors on Thursday for failing to fund clean energy projects in Africa and said there were many untapped opportunities on the world's poorest continent.
Democrats to Bush: Greenhouse Gas Limits Needed
November 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Three Democratic senators who are to lead powerful environmental committees in Congress urged President Bush Wednesday to combat global warming by putting mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions.
Polar Bear Survival Rate Falls as Climate Warms
November 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Polar bear cubs in Alaska's Beaufort Sea are much less likely to survive compared to about 20 years ago, probably due to melting sea ice caused by global warming, a study released Wednesday said.
U.S. 2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise 0.6 Percent
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters
The amount of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming that were released into the air increased 0.6 percent last year, but fell in intensity when based on economic output, the government said on Tuesday.
Disasters Losses May Top One Trillion Dollars Per Year by 2040
November 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters
Losses from extreme weather could top $1 trillion in a single year by 2040, a partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme and private finance institutions (UNEP FI) warned on Tuesday.
Global Warming Could Wipe Out Most Birds, WWF Says
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters
Unchecked climate change could drive up to 72 per cent of the world's bird species into extinction but the world still has a chance to limit the losses, conservation group WWF said in a report on Tuesday.
French Prime Minister Proposes Taxing States that Shun Kyoto
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin proposed on Monday introducing punitive taxes on imports from countries that refused to sign the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, which is aimed at curbing global warming.
Ice-Melt Isolates Remote Communities in Canada
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Jonathan Spicer, Reuters
Aboriginal communities in Ontario's far north are becoming increasingly isolated as rising temperatures melt their winter route to the outside world and impede their access to supplies.
Sweden Tops Climate Change Efforts, U.S. Near Bottom, Environmentalists Say
November 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Elizabeth A. Kennedy, Associated Press
Sweden, Britain and Denmark are doing the most to protect against climate change, but their efforts are not nearly enough, according to a report released Monday by environmental groups.
Kids Walk to Moon and Back in Climate Campaign
November 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Children in nine countries have walked further than to the Moon and back as part of a campaign to cut the use of cars widely blamed for stoking global warming.