Climate

Canada Scales Back Seal Hunt Because of Poor Ice
March 30, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

The number of young harp seals that Canadian hunters can kill off the east coast this year will be cut by a quarter, mainly because of poor ice conditions where the animals give birth, officials said Thursday.

Previewing a U.N. Climate Report: Species Are Going To Be Lost
March 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

From the micro to the macro, from plankton in the oceans to polar bears in the far north and seals in the far south, global warming has begun changing life on Earth, international scientists will report next Friday.

Gore Searches for New U.S. Venue for Climate Concert
March 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Pelofsky, Reuters

Plans by environment crusader Al Gore for a climate change rock concert at the U.S. Capitol are running into some Republican opposition. The former Democratic presidential candidate wanted to hold one of seven worldwide "Live Earth" concerts on the National Mall in the U.S. capital on July 7.

UNEP Says Greener Buildings Could Slow Global Warming
March 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Better architecture and energy savings in buildings could do more to fight global warming than all curbs on greenhouse gases agreed under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, a U.N. study showed on Thursday.

One in Ten at Risk from Rising Seas, Storms, Study Suggests
March 28, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

One in 10 people in the world, mostly in Asia, live in coastal areas at risk from rising seas and more powerful storms that may be caused by global warming, an international study showed on Wednesday.

Top EU Energy Official Talks Global Warming in Washington
March 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The European Union's top energy official was in Washington to push European hopes for greater cooperation on global warming and joint EU-U.S. efforts for increasing energy efficiency and security of supplies.

New, Previously Unknown Climate Zones Seen by 2100
March 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming could re-make the world's climate zones by 2100, with some polar and mountain climates disappearing altogether and formerly unknown ones emerging in the tropics, scientists said Monday.

Global Warming May Be Bad for Asthma Sufferers
March 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Global warming may be bad for asthma sufferers because of longer plant growing seasons and signs that weeds scattering vast amounts of pollen are conquering new territory, experts say.

Antarctic Melting May Be Speeding Up, Scientists Say
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

Rising sea levels and melting polar ice-sheets are at upper limits of projections, leaving some human population centres already unable to cope, top world scientists say as they analyse latest satellite data.

Global Warming and New Technology Heat Up Race for Riches in Melting Arctic
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

The latest report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the ice cap is warming faster than the rest of the planet and ice is receding, partly due to greenhouse gases. But some see a lucrative silver lining of riches waiting to be snatched from the deep.

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