Climate

Global Warming and New Technology Heat Up Race for Riches in Melting Arctic
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

The latest report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the ice cap is warming faster than the rest of the planet and ice is receding, partly due to greenhouse gases. But some see a lucrative silver lining of riches waiting to be snatched from the deep.

Gore Takes Global Warming Crusade to Capitol Hill
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Al Gore -- star of an Oscar-winning movie, former U.S. vice president and the object of 2008 presidential speculation -- Wednesday took his crusade against global warming to Capitol Hill.

WWF Says Australian Barrier Reef Faces Chemical Threat
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already threatened by climate change, faces a new danger from farm chemical run-off which may accelerate its destruction, environmentalists said on Thursday.

IBM Pledges to Adopt Energy Conservation Methods, Cut Greenhouse Emissions Seven Percent by 2012
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

IBM Corp. is pledging that by 2012, it will have reduced its greenhouse gas footprint by 7 percent since 2005, primarily through energy conservation. The technology company made the vow Thursday as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary "Climate Leaders" program, in which more than 100 companies have committed to reducing their output of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Flowers, Animals Signal Spring Arrived Long Ago
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Early flowers, migrating swallows and sleepless bears are among signs that spring has arrived long ago in the northern hemisphere even as a record mild winter formally ends on Tuesday with a rare chill.

Bush, Edwards, Activists Focus on Global Warming
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Environmentalists rallied on Capitol Hill, President Bush pushed fuel economy and White House hopeful John Edwards unveiled a new energy plan Tuesday, focusing on global warming a day before Al Gore was to testify to Congress on the hot political topic.

Former White House Official Defends Editing of Climate Papers
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A former White House official accused of improperly editing reports on global warming defended his editing changes Monday, saying they reflected views in a 2001 report by the National Academy of Sciences.

Big Investors Urge U.S. To Slash CO2 Emissions
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Big investors Monday called for the U.S. government to pass rules slashing emissions of global warming gases by up to 90 percent, joining a corporate chorus seeking to put money into clean energy.

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Indian Islands
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

After a 10-year study in and around the Bay of Bengal, oceanographers say the sea is rising at 3.14 millimetres a year in the Sunderbans against a global average of 2 mm, threatening low-lying areas of India and Bangladesh.

Bush Administration Looks at Climate Impact on Animals
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

he Bush administration will examine whether a growing number of species, including polar bears affected by thinning sea ice, are at risk from global warming and need federal protection, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Friday.

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