Blair Says He Can Win Over Bush on Climate
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is convinced that he can persuade President George W. Bush to sign up for the first time to a "substantial cut" in greenhouse gas emissions, in line with U.N.-backed targets.
Thunder? No, Just the Sound of Greenland Melting
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Gelo Sulugiuc, Reuters
Atop Greenland's Suicide Cliff, from where old Inuit women used to hurl themselves when they felt they had become a burden to their community, a crack and a thud like thunder pierce the air.
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.