Climate

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.

Group Names Top 10 Polluting Refineries
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Alan Zibel, Associated Press

Environmental activists on Thursday said more stringent air-quality regulations are needed for oil refineries along the Gulf Coast, a region densely populated with petroleum industry plants.

Dutch May Build Offshore Breaker Islands in Response to Global Warming
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

Dutch engineers are considering creating "breaker islands" off the country's North Sea coast as a possible defense against rising sea levels caused by global warming, a top bureaucrat told a major conference on water Wednesday.

PM Says Australia Will Export Coal Despite Global Warming
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Australia would not end its biggest single export, coal, as part of the government's strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday.

Global Warming to Require More Robust Disaster Monitoring
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Global warming will require more robust monitoring of hurricanes, typhoons and other disasters, mirroring systems in place to watch for tsunamis, a top United Nations official said on Wednesday.

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