Climate

IBM Pledges to Adopt Energy Conservation Methods, Cut Greenhouse Emissions Seven Percent by 2012
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

IBM Corp. is pledging that by 2012, it will have reduced its greenhouse gas footprint by 7 percent since 2005, primarily through energy conservation. The technology company made the vow Thursday as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary "Climate Leaders" program, in which more than 100 companies have committed to reducing their output of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Flowers, Animals Signal Spring Arrived Long Ago
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Early flowers, migrating swallows and sleepless bears are among signs that spring has arrived long ago in the northern hemisphere even as a record mild winter formally ends on Tuesday with a rare chill.

Bush, Edwards, Activists Focus on Global Warming
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Environmentalists rallied on Capitol Hill, President Bush pushed fuel economy and White House hopeful John Edwards unveiled a new energy plan Tuesday, focusing on global warming a day before Al Gore was to testify to Congress on the hot political topic.

Former White House Official Defends Editing of Climate Papers
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A former White House official accused of improperly editing reports on global warming defended his editing changes Monday, saying they reflected views in a 2001 report by the National Academy of Sciences.

Big Investors Urge U.S. To Slash CO2 Emissions
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Big investors Monday called for the U.S. government to pass rules slashing emissions of global warming gases by up to 90 percent, joining a corporate chorus seeking to put money into clean energy.

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Indian Islands
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

After a 10-year study in and around the Bay of Bengal, oceanographers say the sea is rising at 3.14 millimetres a year in the Sunderbans against a global average of 2 mm, threatening low-lying areas of India and Bangladesh.

Bush Administration Looks at Climate Impact on Animals
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

he Bush administration will examine whether a growing number of species, including polar bears affected by thinning sea ice, are at risk from global warming and need federal protection, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Friday.

U.S. Objects to Key Points at Climate Change Meeting, German Official Says
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The United States objected to key parts of a discussion on climate change at a meeting between G-8 environmental officials and representatives from five influential developing nations, Germany's environment minister said.

Counties Launch Anti-Global Warming Plan
March 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Westley, Associated Press

Residents of Virginia's largest county might soon see more vegetation growing on roofs and more green space in new neighborhoods as part of a multimillion-dollar initiative to combat global warming.

New Hampshire Towns Press Washington on Warming
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Early, Reuters

Nearly 90 New Hampshire towns have passed resolutions urging Washington to act on climate change, hoping to use the state's powerful role in the presidential race to bring attention to global warming.

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