Rock Stars Tackle Cynics as Well as Climate Change
July 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Colett-White, Reuters
More famous for Learjets and limousines than green living, pop stars performing at Saturday's Live Earth environmental concerts face widespread cynicism from fans, commentators and campaigners alike.
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing
July 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Joseph J. Schatz, Associated Press
The rainy season in this largely poor southern African nation, a study shows, has been getting shorter, more intense and more erratic, especially over the last 20 years, symptoms of the longer-term climatic changes occurring across Africa.
EU Experts Urges Faster Implementation of Single European Sky Concept
July 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Slobodan Lekic, Associated Press
A group of EU experts on Friday urged the union to speed up efforts to create a unified airspace over Europe in order to cut air travel costs, boost safety and improve the environmental efficiency of air traffic over the continent.
Unknown Antarctica Band Joins Live Earth Megastars
July 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Collett-White, Reuters
Nunatak, an unknown rock band from Antarctica, is about to become famous. However brief its moment in the limelight, the group comprising two engineers, a marine biologist, a meteorologist and a polar guide will be watched by millions around the world when it appears as part of the Live Earth concerts on Saturday.
India Invests US$595 Million in International Reactor Project To Combat Global Warming
July 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
India is investing nearly US$600 million in an international project to create an experimental fusion reactor aimed at combating global warming by providing an alternative to fossil fuels, the government said Thursday.
UN Chief Tells Business Leaders To Do More To Fight Climate Change
July 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Eliane Engeler, Associated Press
More than 4,000 business leaders, campaign organizations and others in 116 countries have joined the Global Compact -- established by the U.N. in 2000 to promote human rights, better labor practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption standards for business.
Northern Canada Ponds Drying Up
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Ponds that have provided summertime water in the high arctic for thousands of years are drying up as global warming advances, Canadian researchers say.
Erosion Slicing Arctic Alaska Habitat
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters
A swath of marshy, wildlife-rich coastal land in Arctic Alaska being eyed for oil drilling is eroding rapidly probably because of the disappearance of sea ice that used to protect it from the ocean waves, according to a study released Monday.
Asia-Pacific Countries See Effects of Climate Change on Health, Brace for More
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Margie Mason, Associated Press
Officials from more than a dozen Asian countries met Tuesday in Malaysia to outline health problems their populations are facing in relation to a rise in global temperatures.
Hurricanes May Aid Stressed Coral
July 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Corals stressed by warming conditions may benefit from the passage of a hurricane -- as long as it doesn't slam right into them. Bleaching of corals has been a growing problem in recent years with the loss of algae or reduction of pigment in the living corals that occurs when they are stressed by warming water.