Climate

Warming Could Spark North American Water Scramble, UN Warns
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Climate change could diminish North American water supplies and trigger disputes between the United States and Canada over water reserves already stressed by industry and agriculture, U.N. experts said Wednesday.

Indonesia Quake Caused Huge Coral Die-Off
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

A strong earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sumatra island two years ago caused one of the biggest coral die-offs ever documented, a study by scientists from two conservation groups found.

Panel Says U.S. Faces Change As Climate Warms
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Chicago and Los Angeles will likely to face increasing heat waves. Severe storm surges could hit New York and Boston. And cities that rely on melting snow for water may run into serious shortages.

World Bank Warns of Environment Cost of India Growth
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

India's robust economic growth will put unprecedented pressures on its land, water, air, soil and forestry resources, a World Bank report said on Tuesday. India's economy has grown more than 8 percent annually in the past two years, with manufacturing and services leading growth.

ConocoPhillips Joins Climate Group, Supports Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

ConocoPhillips has joined several other major corporations urging Congress to require limits on greenhouse gases tied to global warming, the first major U.S. oil company to take such a stance.

Gore Pins Hopes on Live Earth Environment Concerts
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Collett-White, Reuters

The former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate is spearheading efforts to get the world of pop music to back his crusade to avert what he calls a "planetary emergency", and already has Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on board.

U.S. Offers Renewable Fuel Standards for Vehicles
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The United States announced new standards for renewable fuels for cars and trucks Tuesday, but stopped short of committing to regulate greenhouse gases that spur global warming.

Study Shows New York City Puts Out Nearly One Percent of Greenhouse Gases in U.S.
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

New York City produces nearly 1 percent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions -- an amount that puts it on par with Ireland and Portugal -- according to a city study.

New Climate Change Report Released
April 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Warming temperatures will cause increased drought and sea-level rises in Australia and New Zealand by 2030 and threaten ecologically rich sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, according to excerpts from a new scientific report released Tuesday.

Love & Music? Yes. Carbon? No. Woodstock, N.Y., Takes on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Hill, Associated Press

Woodstock is best known for the 1969 rock concert that borrowed its name and was held some 50 miles away in Bethel. But the old artists' colony is plugging firmly into the zeitgeist of 2007, a time when hybrid cars are hot and Al Gore's climate-change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," won two Oscars.

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