Climate

For Ecologically Sensitive Americans, a Way to Pay the Way out of Global Warming Guilt
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

As anxiety over global climate change rises, a growing number of companies and nonprofit groups are offering eco-conscious consumers a chance to compensate the planet for the carbon emissions they generate when they drive, fly, use electricity or heat their homes.

Climate Change Catching Voter Attention around World
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

Mainstream parties in Germany, Britain, France, Canada, the United States and Austria believe tackling climate change is a vote winner while established Green parties in Germany and Austria are experiencing a renaissance.

California to Limit Lawnmower Emissions
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency granted California long-awaited permission Monday to slash emissions from lawnmowers and other small-engine machines, a change it will seek nationally next year.

Small Nuclear War Could Lead to Cooldown
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Some of the scientists who first advanced the controversial "nuclear winter" theory more than two decades ago have come up with another bleak forecast: Even a regional nuclear war would devastate the environment.

Global Warming Prolongs Life of Space Debris
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

Human increases in carbon dioxide emissions are thinning the Earth's outer atmosphere, making it easier to keep the space station aloft but prolonging the life of dangerous space debris, scientists said Monday.

Gearing up for Antarctica in New Zealand
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zaborenko, Reuters

The bunny boots seemed to weigh a ton at least. The fuzzy-backed mittens were too big, even with leather gloves inside them. And the simple truth is nobody looks great in insulated bib overalls.

India Ahead of Many in Adapting to Global Warming
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

India, likely to be one of the countries worst-hit by global warming, is already ahead of most developing nations in putting in place measures to help it adapt to climate change, the World Bank said on Thursday.

Crucial Marine Food Chain Link Withers
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

The critical base of the ocean food web is shrinking as the world's seas warm, new NASA satellite data show. The discovery has scientists worried about how much food will grow in the future for the world's marine life.

Australia Fears Super Fires as Temperatures Soar
December 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Australian firefighters fear dozens of bushfires in remote mountains in the southeast could join up to form major fire-fronts, driven by hot weather in the drought-plagued region.

Gulf Stream Slowed Ten Percent in Little Ice Age
December 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

The Gulf Stream carrying warm water to the North Atlantic slowed about 10 percent in the Little Ice Age from 1200 to 1850, said a U.S. study published on Wednesday that may give clues to the effects of modern global warming.

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