Climate

EU to Spread Burden of Proposed Car Emission Cuts
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

The European Commission will propose carmakers should be required to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars to an average of 130 grams per kilometre by 2012, a European Union source said on Monday.

Forty-Six Nations Call for Tougher U.N. Environment Role
February 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Forty-six nations called for the creation of a more powerful U.N. environment agency on Saturday, saying the survival of humanity was at risk, but the United States, China and Russia did not sign up.

PM Says Australia Must Put Price on Carbon Emissions
February 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Australia must place a price on carbon emissions to fight climate change, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday in an apparent softening on his refusal to join in global carbon trading.

Defying Mark Twain, World Seeks to Fix Weather
February 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

"Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it," according to a complaint widely attributed to Mark Twain. But now the quip faces its strongest test after dire scientific and economic warnings about the risks of failing to address ever more extreme weather blamed on global warming.

Climate Report Spurs Immediate Calls for Drastic, Speedy Change
February 2, 2007 12:00 AM - John Leicester, Associated Press

The bleak outlook of a major new report on climate change shifted the onus onto governments, even mankind, to stop prevaricating and truly act, with warnings Friday from around the world that drastic, rapid change is needed -- not least from the United States.

Worrying Report on Climate Change Released in Paris
February 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Scientists from 113 countries issued a landmark report Friday saying they have little doubt global warming is caused by man, and predicting that hotter temperatures and rises in sea level will "continue for centuries" no matter how much humans control their pollution.

EU Wants Cleaner Fuel to Combat Climate Change
February 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed requirements to make fuel for transport vehicles cleaner as of 2011 to cut emissions of gasses that contribute to global warming.

Slow Going on Global Warming Report
February 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Scientists and government officials are falling far behind in their attempts to come up with an authoritative report on global warming -- but not because of major disagreements among more than 100 nations and dozens of scientists.

Eiffel Tower Turns Light off to Signal Climate Risk
February 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Eiffel Tower is to turn its famous night-time illuminations off for five minutes on Thursday to help draw attention to energy consumption and the environment on the eve of the release of a U.N. report on climate change.

Trees Take on Greenhouse Gases at Super Bowl
January 31, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

It's red mangrove trees versus greenhouse gases at the Super Bowl in Miami Sunday. The National Football League is hoping to tackle the game's heat-trapping gas emissions by planting 3,000 mangroves and other trees native to Florida, but the plan could be more of an incomplete pass than a touchdown when it comes to global warming, experts said.

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