Global Warming Threatens Double-Trouble for Peru: Shrinking Glaciers and a Water Shortage
February 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Leslie Josephs, Associated Press
The ice atop Cordillera Blanca, the largest glacier chain in the tropics, is melting fast because of rising temperatures, and peaks are turning brown. The trend is highlighting fears of global warming and, scientists say, is endangering future water supplies to the arid coast where most Peruvians live.
Global Warming Tussles Boil at White House, Capitol
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Global warming tussles erupted Thursday on Capitol Hill and at the White House, where the top spokesman was grilled about President Bush's early stance on the causes of climate change.
Gore Supporters Plotting Way to Get Him to Run for President in 2008
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Philip Elliott, Associated Press
Veterans of Al Gore's past are quietly assembling a campaign to draft the former vice president into the 2008 presidential race -- despite his repeated statements that he is not running.
Group Names Top 10 Polluting Refineries
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Alan Zibel, Associated Press
Environmental activists on Thursday said more stringent air-quality regulations are needed for oil refineries along the Gulf Coast, a region densely populated with petroleum industry plants.
Dutch May Build Offshore Breaker Islands in Response to Global Warming
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press
Dutch engineers are considering creating "breaker islands" off the country's North Sea coast as a possible defense against rising sea levels caused by global warming, a top bureaucrat told a major conference on water Wednesday.
PM Says Australia Will Export Coal Despite Global Warming
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Australia would not end its biggest single export, coal, as part of the government's strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday.
Global Warming to Require More Robust Disaster Monitoring
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters
Global warming will require more robust monitoring of hurricanes, typhoons and other disasters, mirroring systems in place to watch for tsunamis, a top United Nations official said on Wednesday.
Horse Teeth Give Details of Ancient Big Chill
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Details on the largest climate change since the age of dinosaurs come straight from the horse's mouth, as equine teeth provide clues to how long, how cold and when the big chill was, scientists reported Wednesday.
Indonesia Flood Victims Face Stinking Garbage, Mud
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Davies and Mita Valina Liem, Reuters
Thousands of residents of the Indonesian capital began returning to their homes on Wednesday as flood waters receded, but they faced a huge task clearing up streets and homes caked in stinking garbage and mud.
EU to Spread Burden of Proposed Car Emission Cuts
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters
The European Commission will propose carmakers should be required to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars to an average of 130 grams per kilometre by 2012, a European Union source said on Monday.