Global Warming Is Human Rights Issue, Nobel Nominee Says
March 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
It sounds like a sick joke about global warming, with a series of horrible punch lines: How hot is it? So hot that Inuit people around the Arctic Circle are using air conditioners for the first time. And running out of the hard-packed snow they need to build igloos. And falling through melting ice when they hunt.
U.N. Climate Talks Stagnate Despite Public Worries
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Governments are making scant progress towards extending a U.N. pact to fight global warming despite mounting public concern about climate change and U.N. warnings it poses a threat as great as war, experts say.
Merkel Grabs Climate Change Baton from Blair
February 28, 2007 12:00 AM - Noah Barkin, Reuters
Angela Merkel has pushed global warming to the top of her international agenda in a bet that rising public awareness and her close ties to Washington can help deliver results that have proved elusive in past years.
Scientists Offer Plan to U.N. for Civilization to Rise to Climate Challenge
February 28, 2007 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
To head off the worst of climate change, governments must pour tens of billions of dollars more than they are into clean-energy research and enforce sharp rollbacks in fossil-fuel emissions, an expert scientific panel reported to the United Nations on Tuesday.
Scientists Wary of Lake Superior Warming
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
For Jay Austin, who has made a career of studying the Great Lakes, the warming climate around Lake Superior is no mystery. But he was surprised to find the waters of the lake itself warming even more rapidly.
Oscars for Gore Film Could Spur Action on Climate
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
The double Oscar win for "An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore's expanded slide-show on global warming, could spur grassroots support for the fight against climate change, environmental advocates said Monday.
Global Warming Worries to Boost Renewables
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Three decades after former U.S. President Jimmy Carter experimented with solar panels on the White House roof, grim U.N. warnings about climate change may kick-start wider global use of renewable energy.
Northern Italian Cities Ban Cars from Center
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Many cities in northern Italy banned traffic for several hours Sunday in a one-day bid to fight pollution. The length of the bans varied from region to region, but most ranged from six to 12 hours.
Exotic Animals Seen Where Antarctic Ice Used to Be
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Spindly orange sea stars, fan-finned ice fish and herds of roving sea cucumbers are among the exotic creatures spied off the Antarctic coast in an area formerly covered by ice, scientists reported Sunday.
Fight Brews Over How to Address Climate Change
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press
Now that it is official -- humans are almost certainly causing the most dramatic climate shift the planet has seen in thousands of years -- it is time to stop arguing and get down to the serious work of solving the problem, right?