Bush, Merkel Pledge Closer Cooperation on Mideast, Global Warming
January 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Ben Feller, Associated Press
President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged closer cooperation on combatting global warming and in trying to prod a Middle East peace on Thursday, brushing aside lingering differences between the two countries.
Cargo Plane, Helicopters Drop Hay to Hungry, Snowbound Cattle
January 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Chase Squires, Associated Press
Ranchers, pilots and snowmobilers on Wednesday searched for thousands of cattle trapped by heavy snow and high drifts in southeastern Colorado, while hundreds of cows were reported dead in Kansas.
Report Says ExxonMobil Cultivates Global Warming Doubt
January 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Energy giant ExxonMobil borrowed tactics from the tobacco industry to raise doubt about climate change, spending $16 million on groups that question global warming, a science watchdog group said Wednesday.
Scientists Say 2007 May Be Warmest Yet
January 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press
A resurgent El Nino and persistently high levels of greenhouse gases are likely to make 2007 the world's hottest year ever recorded, British climate scientists said Thursday.
China Report Warns of Agriculture Problems from Climate Change
January 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Climate change will harm China's ecology and economy in the coming decades, possibly causing large drops in agricultural output, said a government report made public Wednesday.
Researchers Say Warming May Change Amazon
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press
Global warming could spell the end of the world's largest remaining tropical rain forest, transforming the Amazon into a grassy savanna before end of the century, researchers said.
Taiwan Quake Shakes Confidence in Undersea Links
December 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz and Rhee So-eui, Reuters
The earthquakes that hit Taiwan on Tuesday rocked communications in Asia and underscored the vulnerabilities of a system where huge amounts of data speed through the region in cables laid deep beneath the sea.
Scientists Work on Map of Climate Change
December 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Nate Jenkins, Associated Press
Scientists in Antarctica spent Christmas Day finishing work that may show the effects of global warming -- drilling for clues about how massive ice sheets responded to past temperature changes.
China Fears Disasters, Grain Cut from Global Warming
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley and Chen Aizhu, Reuters
Global warming threatens to intensify natural disasters and water shortages across China, driving down the country's food output, the Chinese government has warned, even as its seeks to tame energy consumption.
Norway Wants U.S. Politicians to See Warming Arctic
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Norway will invite U.S. politicians to visit a group of fast-thawing Arctic islands in 2007, hoping to win converts for tougher action against global warming, its foreign minister says.