Climate

Governments Meet on Climate: No Excuse for Inaction
May 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Governments meet in Bonn from Monday to seek ways to fight global warming, with the U.N.'s top climate official warning there is "no excuse" for inaction after bleak new forecasts.

Famous Caymans Coral Reefs Dying, Scientists Say
May 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Shurna Robbins, Reuters

To coral reef-driven tourism industries like those of the Cayman Islands, there could be a greater cost in ignoring climate change than fighting it.

International Delegates Reach Climate Change Deal, Conclude Immediate Action Necessary
May 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

International delegates agreed Friday that the world has the technology and money to limit catastrophic global warming, but that it must act now to reduce the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

Bhutan To Pay for the Climate Sins of Others
May 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

orests cover nearly three quarters of Bhutan, and help to absorb the greenhouse gases others emit. Its strict conservation policies help to guard one of the world's top 10 biodiversity hotspots, often to the chagrin of its own farmers. Yet Bhutan could pay a high price for the sins of others -- global warming is a major threat to its fragile ecosystem and the livelihoods of its people.

Arctic Leaders Blame Warming for Wolves, Suicide
May 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming sent marauding wolves into an Alaskan hamlet, killed Norwegian reindeer with unlikely parasites and may even spur suicide among Inuit youth, Arctic leaders said Thursday.

U.S. Environment Satellites in Jeopardy, Scientists Say
May 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Environmental satellites that monitor global warming are in jeopardy because of cost cuts, as military and human spaceflight programs get larger shares of the U.S. budget, a science policy expert said Wednesday.

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.

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