Climate

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.

Rich Must Pay Bulk of Climate Change Bill, Oxfam Says
May 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Coping with the ravages of global warming will cost $50 billion a year, and the rich nations who caused most of the pollution must pay most of the bill, aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.

British Swimmer Plans Record Cold North Pole Swim
May 28, 2007 12:00 AM - John Joseph, Reuters

A British adventurer is planning to highlight the effects of global warming by becoming the first person to swim at the North Pole and break his own record for the coldest swim.

Climate To Push Up Australian Power Costs, Study Shows
May 28, 2007 12:00 AM - James Grubel, Reuters

Electricity prices could rise by up to 75 percent from 2020 if Australia's government refuses to take strong climate change action and set up a carbon trading system, Australia's Climate Institute said on Monday.

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