Climate

Nine States Sue over Mercury Emissions, Questioning Rule on Cement Plants
February 21, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Michigan and eight other states sued the Bush administration Tuesday, saying the White House failed to adequately regulate emissions of mercury and other pollutants at cement plants.

Global Warming Scientist Is Encouraged
February 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A top scientist in the study of climate change says she is optimistic about public understanding of the dangers of global warming. Susan Solomon, a scientist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was instrumental in developing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released earlier this month in Paris.

Is the U.S. Near a Tipping Point on Global Warming?
February 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

U.S. policy on global warming seems headed for a tipping point, with politicians, business leaders and economists joining environmentalists to call for new laws to limit greenhouse gases that spur climate change.

EU Environment Ministers Try to Agree to 20 Percent Cut in CO2 by 2020
February 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

EU environment ministers will Tuesday try to agree they should cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 20 percent by 2020, paving the way for Europe to seek deeper reductions from other industrialized nations.

Europe Can Do More on Climate Change, UNEP Head Says
February 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

European nations are not doing enough to fight climate change and should show more leadership before they criticise the United States and Asia, the head of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Saturday.

Canada Government Relents, Says It Will Obey Pro-Kyoto Law
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada's government backed away from a legal confrontation Thursday by promising to obey a law obliging it to lay out how Ottawa will meet targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions dictated by the Kyoto protocol.

EU Energy Ministers Postpone Decision on Plan to Turn Europe into Low-Carbon Economy
February 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Aoife White, Associated Press

StorEU energy ministers on Thursday postponed major decisions on an ambitious plan to turn Europe into a low-carbon economy, failing to agree on a plan to open up energy markets and set binding targets for renewable energy.

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.

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