Climate

Climate Change Issue Heats Capitol Hill
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming was impossible to avoid on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a trio of hearings on the consequences or cures for climate change and another on the related question of endangered wildlife.

China Says It Will Automate Monitoring of Big Polluters
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China plans to set up an automated system to monitor big polluters by 2008, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, underscoring government efforts to clean up the country's dirty air and water.

Climate Change Threatens California Water Supply
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters

California's tallest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, may lose nearly all its snowpack by the end of the century, threatening a water crisis in the nation's most populous state, a leading scientist and Nobel laureate said.

Environmentalists Say Low-Carbon Power Should Replace Coal Plants
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press

Just 30 coal-fired power plants contribute a tenth of the European Union's yearly carbon dioxide emissions and should be replaced with cleaner alternatives to combat climate change, an environmental group said Thursday.

GM Is First Automaker To Join Environmental Partnership
May 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Tom Krisher, Associated Press

General Motors Corp. on Tuesday joined the United States Climate Action Partnership, along with 13 other newcomers that included Dow Chemical Co. and PepsiCo Inc.

Delegates Work on Climate Change Accord
May 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Daniela Pegna, Associated Press

More than 1,000 diplomats have begun working on a new accord to control greenhouse gases, with developing countries calling for more money and expertise to help them fight the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.

Massachusetts Challenges Federal Energy Rules
May 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Massachusetts sued the federal government Monday, accusing energy regulators of failing to tighten standards that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate the need for major new power plants.

Migratory Birds, Whales Confused by Warming, UN Says
May 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Birds, whales and other migratory creatures are suffering from global warming that puts them in the wrong place at the wrong time, a U.N. official told 166-nation climate talks on Monday.

75-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Skis to North Pole; First Black Woman Believed To Make Trip
May 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Meghan Barr, Associated Press

The bone-numbing trek to the North Pole is riddled with enough perils to make a seasoned explorer quake: Frostbite threatens, polar bears loom and the ice is constantly shifting beneath frozen feet. But Barbara Hillary took it all in stride, completing the trek to the world's northernmost point last month at the age of 75.

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.

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