Climate

Death Toll from Bangladesh Mudslides, Lightning Reaches 105
June 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Osman Gani Mansur, Associated Press

A torrent of mudslides, flooding and lightning killed at least 105 people and left scores more missing as the annual monsoon rains hit Bangladesh, washing away shanties and inundating cities, officials said Tuesday.

Lawmakers Pledge To Make Capitol Complex Carbon Neutral in Battle Against Climate Change
June 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Congress says it is going to join the war against global warming by cleaning up its own backyard, now cluttered with a coal-burning power plant, a fleet of fuel-inefficient vehicles and old-fashioned lights.

U.S. Religious Leaders Assert Need To Act on Climate
June 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Episcopal, Catholic, Jewish and evangelical Christian -- agreed Thursday on the need to confront global warming, while other faith representatives questioned the climate change threat.

Bush Administration Considering Cheaper Ways To Monitor Global Warming
June 8, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The President George W. Bush administration is considering less expensive options to putting up six new weather satellites equipped to monitor global warming, the White House's science adviser said Thursday.

G8 Near Deal on Substantial Cuts in Emissions
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Katherine Baldwin, Reuters

Leaders of the Group of Eight were close on Thursday to agreeing a need for "substantial" cuts in world greenhouse gas emissions, falling short of European calls to halve emissions by 2050.

South China City Hit By Toxic Red Tide of Algae
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Coastal waters off China's booming southern port of Shenzhen have been hit by the biggest ever marine algal bloom, state media reported on Thursday. The report comes days after green algae in China's third largest lake cut off water supplies to millions of residents in Wuxi, in eastern Jiangsu province.

Climate Change Imperils Monuments
June 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press

Rising seas, spreading deserts, intensifying weather and other harbingers of climate change are threatening cultural landmarks from Canada to Antarctica, the World Monuments Fund said Wednesday.

Blair Says He Can Win Over Bush on Climate
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is convinced that he can persuade President George W. Bush to sign up for the first time to a "substantial cut" in greenhouse gas emissions, in line with U.N.-backed targets.

Thunder? No, Just the Sound of Greenland Melting
June 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Gelo Sulugiuc, Reuters

Atop Greenland's Suicide Cliff, from where old Inuit women used to hurl themselves when they felt they had become a burden to their community, a crack and a thud like thunder pierce the air.

Experts Warn Climate Change To Hit Bangladesh Food Output
June 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Azad Majumder, Reuters

Rising temperatures will hurt food production in Bangladesh, and millions of people could be displaced as the seas around the low-lying nation rise, environment experts said on Tuesday.

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