Climate

Bhutan To Pay for the Climate Sins of Others
May 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

orests cover nearly three quarters of Bhutan, and help to absorb the greenhouse gases others emit. Its strict conservation policies help to guard one of the world's top 10 biodiversity hotspots, often to the chagrin of its own farmers. Yet Bhutan could pay a high price for the sins of others -- global warming is a major threat to its fragile ecosystem and the livelihoods of its people.

Arctic Leaders Blame Warming for Wolves, Suicide
May 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming sent marauding wolves into an Alaskan hamlet, killed Norwegian reindeer with unlikely parasites and may even spur suicide among Inuit youth, Arctic leaders said Thursday.

U.S. Environment Satellites in Jeopardy, Scientists Say
May 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Environmental satellites that monitor global warming are in jeopardy because of cost cuts, as military and human spaceflight programs get larger shares of the U.S. budget, a science policy expert said Wednesday.

WHO Says Fighting Global Warming a Win-Win To Prevent Health Problems, Save Money
May 3, 2007 12:00 AM - Margie Mason, Associated Press

Countries that start battling global warming now won't have to wait generations to see the rewards: burning cleaner fuels can yield immediate health benefits that save lives and money, world health experts say.

Poor Nations Brake Greenhouse Gas Rise
May 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Developing nations that are fast industrialising, such as China and India, have braked their rising greenhouse gas emissions by more than the total cuts demanded of rich nations by the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol.

China Climate Offensive Has Eye on Growth
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

China, soon to be the world's biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has gone on the offensive in global warming politics, opposing emissions caps likely to shape contentious negotiations about solutions.

U.S. Arm of Royal Dutch Shell Joins Coalition for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Caps
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. arm said Monday it has joined a corporate/environmental coalition urging Congress to require limits on greenhouse gases tied to global warming, the third oil major to do so.

For Asian Countries, Targeting Rice Paddies Could Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

As delegates at a global warming conference hash out the best ways to reduce greenhouse gases, one of the problems -- and a possible solution -- may lie just outside Thailand's teeming capital in the country's rice fields.

Beijing Car Ban Cut Air Pollutant by 40 Percent, Study Shows
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

When officials in Beijing kept about 800,000 cars off the road for three days last year, it cut the amount of nitrogen oxide air pollution almost instantly by about 40 percent, scientists reported Monday.

South Pole Highway Drive Will Show Viability of Alternative Fuels, Group Says
April 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

A U.S. team plans to drive from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole later this year to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, a spokesman said Monday.

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