Climate

Scientists Predict Asian Dust Plume Might Sway U.S. Climate
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Asian desert dust and city pollution is swirling in vast plumes across the Pacific to North America, interacting with storms and possibly spurring climate change, an airborne scientist said Tuesday.

Travel Experts See Worrisome Downside to Ecotourism
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Ecotourism may be just as environmentally damaging as traditional travel because of the greenhouse gases vacationers help create when they journey to remote, pristine areas, industry experts warned Tuesday.

Clean Energy Spending Can Curb Climate Change, WWF Says
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

The world can avoid the worst effects of climate change with investments in clean energy so long as the wholesale shift from fossil fuels starts within five years, the environmental group WWF said on Tuesday.

Scientists Urge Half of Canada Forest Be Protected
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Randall Palmer, Reuters

Canada's vast forests should be protected much more than they are now to preserve wildlife and water and to fight global warming, a group of 1,500 scientists from around the world said Monday.

Japan Government Panel To Debate Climate Proposals
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan's key economic panel will discuss private-sector proposals on tackling climate change on Tuesday but will not make them public because of the topic's sensitivity ahead of next month's G8 summit, Economics Minister Hiroko Ota said on Tuesday.

Slowing Deforestation Key to Climate Fight, Experts Say
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Even slowing the amount of clearing of tropical forests could significantly cut the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, international experts say in a new study.

U.N. Climate Expert Hopeful on Environment Policies
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Growing public concern at global warming could help put pressure on governments to cut heat-trapping carbon emissions, the top U.N. climate change expert said on Monday.

Bush Reveals New Pollution Regulations Designed To Find Way in 18 Months To Curb Emissions
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Loven, Associated Press

President George W. Bush responded to a Supreme Court environmental ruling by ordering his administration on Monday to find a way to begin regulating harmful vehicle emissions by the end of his presidency.

NASA Study Says Eastern U.S. To Get Hotter
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Future eastern United States summers look much hotter than originally predicted with daily highs about 10 degrees warmer than in recent years by the mid-2080s, a new NASA study says.

Japan Moves To Cut Air Pollution in Big Cities
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's parliament approved legislation Friday to cut vehicle pollution around hotels, theaters and offices in major cities by requiring builders to project air pollutant emissions and submit plans for their reduction.

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