Climate

U.S. Objects to Key Points at Climate Change Meeting, German Official Says
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The United States objected to key parts of a discussion on climate change at a meeting between G-8 environmental officials and representatives from five influential developing nations, Germany's environment minister said.

Counties Launch Anti-Global Warming Plan
March 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Westley, Associated Press

Residents of Virginia's largest county might soon see more vegetation growing on roofs and more green space in new neighborhoods as part of a multimillion-dollar initiative to combat global warming.

New Hampshire Towns Press Washington on Warming
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Early, Reuters

Nearly 90 New Hampshire towns have passed resolutions urging Washington to act on climate change, hoping to use the state's powerful role in the presidential race to bring attention to global warming.

Cool Robot, New Icebreaker To Gather Polar Data
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The Cool Robot is square, squat and slow, but its utilitarian beauty is clear to polar researchers who want a sturdy non-human helper to carry instruments over vast stretches of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Auto Industry Leaders Discuss Climate Change with Congress
March 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press

U.S. automakers and a top union official pledged Wednesday to work with Congress to find new ways of dealing with global warming but declared their industry could not bear the burden alone.

Survey Finds Widespread Agreement Across Globe That Climate Change Is a Pressing Problem
March 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Tara Burghart, Associated Press

A survey on climate change conducted in more than a dozen countries found that a majority of people in nations including South Korea, Australia, Iran and Mexico -- but not the United States -- view global warming as a critical threat.

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.

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