Climate

Experts Warn Climate Change To Hit Bangladesh Food Output
June 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Azad Majumder, Reuters

Rising temperatures will hurt food production in Bangladesh, and millions of people could be displaced as the seas around the low-lying nation rise, environment experts said on Tuesday.

Melting Ice, Snow To Hit Livelihoods Worldwide, UN Says
June 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Global warming that is melting ice and snow will affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe by disrupting rivers in Asia, thawing Arctic ice and raising ocean levels, a U.N. report said on Monday.

China Says Climate Policy Must Make Room for Growth
June 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Emma Graham-Harrison and Chris Buckley, Reuters

China went on the global warming offensive on Monday, unveiling a national climate change plan while stressing it will not sacrifice economic ambitions to international demands to cut greenhouse gas pollution.

UN Urges Protection of Animals from Climate Change
June 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

A senior United Nations official urged a 171-nation U.N. wildlife forum on Sunday to take action to help protect animals from climate change. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will also discuss measures at its two week-week meeting to help commercially valuable animal and tree species threatened by over-use.

Report Says Climate Making Forest Fires Bigger
June 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

Climate change is making forest fires around the world bigger and more intense, increasing the threat to people and the environment and costing countries millions in damage and firefighting expenses, the United Nations said Thursday.

Islands Offer Sun, Sand and Climate Change Lessons
May 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Mica Rosenberg, Reuters

The palm-fringed islands of the South Pacific offer vacationers an alternative to sunbathing and swimming -- grim lessons on the effects of global warming, delegates at a conference in Belize said.

G8 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise; U.S. Not Worst
May 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions by leading industrialised nations have accelerated since 2000 and several countries are performing worse than the United States which opposes a U.N. pact for curbing global warming, U.N. data shows.

Beijing To Shut Down Heavy Polluters During Games
May 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Nick Mulvenney, Reuters

Beijing will shut down smoke-belching factories and ban thousands of cars from city streets to improve air quality during next year's Olympic Games, a senior city official said on Thursday.

U.S. Rejects EU Emission Reductions
May 30, 2007 12:00 AM - David Rising, Associated Press

The United States rejects the European Union's all-encompassing target on reduction of carbon emissions, President Bush's environmental adviser said Tuesday.

China Shrugs Off EU Calls for Climate Change Action
May 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China shrugged off on Tuesday calls from the European Union to take more action on climate change, saying it was still a developing country and it was up to industrialised nations to shoulder more responsibility.

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