Climate

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).

Germany in Losing Battle To Save Last Glacier
April 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

The winds are cold at any time of the year on Germany's highest mountain but the country's last glacier is melting away despite Herculean efforts to counter the effects of climate change.

Cardinal Says Pope Should Talk Climate Change with Bush
April 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Philip Pullella, Reuters

A senior adviser to Pope Benedict said on Thursday he believes the Pontiff should raise the dangers of climate change and global warming with U.S. President George W. Bush when the two meet in June.

Study Shows Australia To Exceed Kyoto Targets
April 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Australia, already the world's biggest polluter per capita and a Kyoto climate pact hold-out, will exceed its greenhouse gas targets within three years, an independent study said on Friday.

Canadian Economy Can Handle Emission Plan, Flaherty Says
April 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Frank Pingue, Reuters

The Canadian economy will be able to handle any impact of the Conservative government's plan to cut emissions by 20 percent by 2020, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Thursday.

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