Climate

Canada Mulls Diluting Emissions Targets
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

As recently as last week Canadian officials mulled whether to weaken the government's commitment to cut emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, according to a leaked document.

Researchers Debate Warming, Hurricanes
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Many researchers believe warming is causing the storms to get stronger, while others aren't so sure. Now, a new study raises the possibility that global warming might even make it harder for hurricanes to form.

EPA Proposing Limits to Lawnmower Emissions To Stem Pollution
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

Those polluting engine-powered mowers that are a staple of suburban lawn care would become much cleaner under emission limits proposed Tuesday. Walk-behind and riding mowers and other garden equipment account for up to 10 percent of summertime smog-forming emissions from mobile sources in some parts of the country.

U.S. Rejects Call for Tougher U.N. Environment Role
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters

The United States supports moves to strengthen the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) but sees no need for a new, more powerful U.N. agency, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

EPA Chief Says Bush Climate Policy Working
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday the growth of greenhouse gases by less than 1 percent in 2005 shows the administration's program to address global warming "is delivering real results." The pronouncement by EPA Administrator Dave Johnson brought a quick response from some environmentalists.

Global Warming May Put U.S. in Hot Water
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

As the world warms, water -- either too little or too much of it -- is going to be the major problem for the United States, scientists and military experts said Monday.

Melting Himalayan Glaciers Pose Security Risk, UNEP Says
April 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Koh Gui Qing, Reuters

Global warming will cause the Himalayan glaciers to melt, leading to mass migration and possibly conflicts over valuable resources such as agricultural land and fresh water, the U.N. Environment Programme chief said.

Global Warming Activists Urge U.S. Emissions Cuts
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming activists formed a "human postcard" on Capitol Hill, dove to a coral reef off Key West and fanned out across Manhattan's financial district Saturday to call for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change.

Global Warming a Security Risk
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Global warming poses a "serious threat to America's national security" with terrorism worsening and the U.S. will likely be dragged into fights over water and other shortages, top retired military leaders warn in a new report.

Far North Feels Worst Effects of Warming
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

As scientists work to establish the impact of global warming, explorers and hunters slogging across northern Canada and the Arctic ice cap on sled and foot are describing the realities they see on the ground. Three of them recently spoke to The Associated Press.

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