Climate

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.

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.

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