Climate

Britain Must Cut Flights or Miss CO2 Targets
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The British government must curb the huge expansion in air travel or risk overshooting its self-imposed target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent by 2050, a study said on Tuesday.

Antarctic Ice Collapse Tied to Greenhouse Gases
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Scientists said Monday that they had found the first direct evidence linking the collapse of an ice shelf in Antarctica to global warming widely blamed on human activities.

California U.S. Northeast to Unite on Forming CO2 Market
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday his state will work with New York and other eastern states to create a market that will cut emissions linked to global warming. `

Schwarzenegger Expands Green Initiatives
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Samantha Young, Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking his green initiatives to the other side of the country. The governor was to announce an executive order Monday in New York that joins California's landmark global warming law with the Northeast's program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Group Warns Mountains Will Lose Ice Caps
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Malkhadir M. Muhumed, Associated Press

Africa's two highest mountains _ Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya _ will lose their ice cover within 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday.

Climate Change Inaction Will Cost Trillions
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Failing to fight global warming now will cost trillions of dollars by the end of the century even without counting biodiversity loss or unpredictable events like the Gulf Stream shutting down, a study said on Friday.

Big Bogs Spurred Ancient Global Warming
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Massive peat bogs in Siberia and elsewhere may have helped spur global warming at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday.

Post-Kyoto Climate Talks May Last to 2010, Expert Says
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Talks on extending a U.N.-led fight against global warming beyond 2012 may last until 2010 to allow a wider U.S. role after President George W. Bush steps down, a U.N. expert said on Wednesday.

Indonesians Pray for Rain Ahead of Haze Meeting
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hundreds of people prayed for rain on Wednesday in an Indonesian province hard-hit by forest fires as Southeast Asian environment ministers prepared to gather to discuss ways to tackle smoke haze covering the region.

Study Shows Africa Dust May Hamper Hurricanes
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Dust storms swirling out of Africa's Sahara Desert may help reduce hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean, a new study suggests. The findings aren't conclusive, but researchers led by Amato T. Evan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that years with more African dust had fewer tropical storms and years with less dust had more storms.

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