Climate

WHO Says Fighting Global Warming a Win-Win To Prevent Health Problems, Save Money
May 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Margie Mason, Associated Press

Countries that start battling global warming now won't have to wait generations to see the rewards: burning cleaner fuels can yield immediate health benefits that save lives and money, world health experts say.

Poor Nations Brake Greenhouse Gas Rise
May 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Developing nations that are fast industrialising, such as China and India, have braked their rising greenhouse gas emissions by more than the total cuts demanded of rich nations by the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol.

China Climate Offensive Has Eye on Growth
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

China, soon to be the world's biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has gone on the offensive in global warming politics, opposing emissions caps likely to shape contentious negotiations about solutions.

U.S. Arm of Royal Dutch Shell Joins Coalition for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Caps
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. arm said Monday it has joined a corporate/environmental coalition urging Congress to require limits on greenhouse gases tied to global warming, the third oil major to do so.

For Asian Countries, Targeting Rice Paddies Could Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

As delegates at a global warming conference hash out the best ways to reduce greenhouse gases, one of the problems -- and a possible solution -- may lie just outside Thailand's teeming capital in the country's rice fields.

Beijing Car Ban Cut Air Pollutant by 40 Percent, Study Shows
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

When officials in Beijing kept about 800,000 cars off the road for three days last year, it cut the amount of nitrogen oxide air pollution almost instantly by about 40 percent, scientists reported Monday.

South Pole Highway Drive Will Show Viability of Alternative Fuels, Group Says
April 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

A U.S. team plans to drive from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole later this year to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, a spokesman said Monday.

Experts Meet on U.N. Report but Time Running Out
April 30, 2007 12:00 AM - David Fogarty, Reuters

After two gloomy U.N. reports on global warming, scientists and governments on Monday began looking at how to fight climate change, with green groups saying the world has the means to cut emissions at little cost.

FACTBOX: Methane, from Cow Burps to Rice Paddies
April 30, 2007 12:00 AM - David Fogarty, Reuters

Methane is among the most potent greenhouse gases and scientists say controlling emissions from cows and sheep, rice fields and the oil and gas industry is a major step in limiting climate change.

The Heat Is on for Greenhouse Gas Methane
April 30, 2007 12:00 AM - David Fogarty, Reuters

Government policies and a U.N.-backed system of emission credits is proving a money-spinner for investors, farmers and big polluters such as power stations wanting to offset their own emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2).

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