Climate

Film Stars and Their Green Credentials
May 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Leonardo DiCaprio is in Cannes for its 60th film festival with "The 11th Hour," an environmental documentary and the latest product of Hollywood's growing concern over global warming.

World Growth Spurs Faster Climate Change, Report Says
May 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Global warming is occurring faster than predicted because rapid economic growth has resulted in higher than expected greenhouse gas emissions since 2000, said an Australian report on Tuesday.

Australian Foreign Minister Says Regional Carbon Trading Scheme Unlikely Soon
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Chinese and U.S. opposition to international carbon trading make a regional scheme to place a price on pollution unlikely in the near future, Australia's foreign minister said Monday.

Polar Bears at Risk as Warming Thaws Icy Home
May 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Time may be running out for polar bears as global warming melts the ice beneath their paws. Restrictions or bans on hunting in recent decades have helped protect many populations of the iconic Arctic carnivore, but many experts say the long-term outlook is bleak.

Climate Change Threatens Ghaf Tree
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - James Calderwood, Associated Press

Twisting out of the hot sand of the Arabian Peninsula is one of nature's toughest trees. Known for its coarse bark and green canopy that provides rare shade from the sweltering sun, the ghaf tree has been a steadfast survivor in brutal desert.

U.N. Professor Says Climate Change Is Creating New Refugees Who Deserve U.N. Protection
May 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

Increasing global temperatures and land degradation are forcing more people to migrate, creating a wave of environmental refugees who need U.N. protection, a professor at the United Nations University said.

Indonesia Counts Its Islands Before It Is Too Late
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Davies, Reuters

Indonesia has so many islands it has not been able to count them all and is having a hard time finding names for them. Officially there are about 17,000 islands, but that number may drop as one minister fears hundreds of islands might vanish because of rising sea levels from global warming.

Senate Defeats Provision To Require Army Corps To Consider Climate Change
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

The Senate, after one of its first full debates on global warming, on Tuesday defeated a proposal requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to consider the impact of climate change in designing water resources projects.

Arctic Islands Invite Tourists To See Climate Woes
May 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

A remote chain of Arctic islands is advertising itself as a showcase of bad things to come from global warming. Visitors to Svalbard can see reindeer, seals or polar bears in the Arctic, where U.N. scientists say warming is happening twice as fast as on the rest of the planet in what may be a portent of changes further south.

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.

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