Climate

Arctic Impact on Global Warming Lures Scientists
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

A polar bear swimming amid melting Arctic sea ice may be one image of global warming's impact. But it could just as well be a California wildfire, a European heat wave or a Caribbean hurricane.

Britain Proposes Legal Limits on Carbon Emissions
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Britain on Tuesday became the first country to propose legislation setting binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions as it stepped up its campaign for a new global warming pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.

Scientist Says Sea Level Rise Could Accelerate
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

Data from satellites is showing that sea-level rises and polar ice-melting might be worse than earlier thought, a leading oceanographer said on Monday. Sea levels, rising at 1 millimetre a year before the industrial revolution, are now rising by 3 millimetres a year.

Al Gore Seeks Earlier Start to Kyoto Pact Successor
March 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore called on Tuesday for Kyoto countries to bring forward by two years the start date of a new global warming treaty, to 2010, given the urgency of the global warming problem.

U.S. Magazines Go Green with Global Warming Issues
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

Some sports fans may now know as much about global warming as they know about women's swimwear: Sports Illustrated this week tells readers how a warming world is going to change the state of play.

Climate Report Warns of Drought, Disease
March 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.

Canada, Alberta to Study Greenhouse Gas Capture
March 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

A new task force funded by the Canadian government and the province of Alberta will study ways to capture and store greenhouse gases emitted by the province's massive oil sands projects, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.

EU Drafts Plan to Battle Global Warming, Sets Binding Targets for Switch to Green Energy
March 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Paul Ames, Associated Press

European Union leaders drafted an agreement Friday promising to take the lead in fighting global warming by setting binding targets to cut greenhouse gases and ensure a fifth of the bloc's energy comes from green power sources, such as wind turbines and solar panels.

Climate Is Big Issue for U.S. Hunters, Anglers
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A nationwide survey of licensed hunters and anglers last year commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found that 76 percent of those polled agreed that global warming was occurring and the same percentage said they had observed climatic changes in the areas where they lived.

Ethanol May Not Ease Global Warming, UN Says
March 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Andrea Welsh, Reuters

It's too soon to say whether ethanol will help slow global warming, the head of the United Nations Environment Program said Monday, ahead of a meeting by the world's two biggest ethanol producers to discuss building a world market in the biofuel.

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