Climate

Gore Announces Star-Studded Concerts on Climate Change
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

Al Gore announced on Thursday a series of worldwide concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a powerhouse lineup from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi.

Scientists Find Lakes Under Antarctica
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Beneath the snow, ice and bitter cold of Antarctica, scientists have discovered a network of lakes that fill and empty with rapidly flowing water. It's a finding that may improve understanding of the interaction between global warming and the melting of Antarctic ice, which could contribute to a worldwide rise in ocean level.

Senators Tell Global Forum U.S. Must Lead on Warming
February 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Corporate moguls, policy experts and U.S. senators spoke with one voice about global warming Wednesday, telling a world forum that the United States must take a lead role in cutting greenhouse gases if it wants to encourage China and India to do the same.

Caught Between Drought and Guns in Uganda
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks and Euan Denholm, Reuters

Drought cycles are coming more often to northeastern Uganda: every two years instead of every five. Residents could cope, if it wasn't for the bandits. An increasing number of Karamojong tribespeople are caught between the twin miseries of parched lands and insecurity at the hands of AK47-wielding raiders.

Sea Level Rise Could Hit Poor Countries Hard, Study Finds
February 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Even a small rise in the world's sea levels, predicted as a result of global warming, could make environmental refugees of some 56 million people in developing countries, a World Bank economist said Tuesday.

China Fails to Meet Environmental Goals
February 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Scott McDonald, Associated Press

China's environmental watchdog admitted Monday the country had failed to reach any of its pollution control goals for 2006 and had fallen further behind as the economy picked up speed.

Push for New Climate Treaty Intensifies, Hope Seen
February 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Intensive diplomatic efforts to agree the elements of a framework by the end of the year for a new global climate change treaty are starting to make headway, according to a European official close to the negotiations.

Global Warming Threatens Double-Trouble for Peru: Shrinking Glaciers and a Water Shortage
February 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Leslie Josephs, Associated Press

The ice atop Cordillera Blanca, the largest glacier chain in the tropics, is melting fast because of rising temperatures, and peaks are turning brown. The trend is highlighting fears of global warming and, scientists say, is endangering future water supplies to the arid coast where most Peruvians live.

Global Warming Tussles Boil at White House, Capitol
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming tussles erupted Thursday on Capitol Hill and at the White House, where the top spokesman was grilled about President Bush's early stance on the causes of climate change.

Gore Supporters Plotting Way to Get Him to Run for President in 2008
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Philip Elliott, Associated Press

Veterans of Al Gore's past are quietly assembling a campaign to draft the former vice president into the 2008 presidential race -- despite his repeated statements that he is not running.

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