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.
Millions to Go Hungry, Waterless Climate Report Says
January 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters
Rising temperatures will leave millions more people hungry by 2080 and cause critical water shortages in China and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and the United States, according to a new global climate report.
Canadian Government Pressured Over Environment
January 30, 2007 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Canada's minority Conservative government tried to boost its fragile grip on power Monday but suffered a rebuff when an opposition party said Ottawa was not being serious enough about fighting climate change.
World Watches as Scientists Finish Long-Awaited Global Warming Report
January 30, 2007 12:00 AM - Angela Charlton, Associated Press
The planet's temperature is rising, sea levels threaten to swallow coastlines and the world's residents want to know, more than ever, how worried to be. An authoritative answer comes this week.
Report Alleges Widespread Political Interference in Climate Science
January 30, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press
The Democratic chairman of a House panel examining the government's response to climate change said Tuesday there is evidence that senior Bush administration officials sought repeatedly "to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming."
UN Says Developing Countries Deserve Break on Climate
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura McInnes, Reuters
Emerging giants China and India should not be asked to cut carbon emissions as fast as rich countries, despite being among the world's top greenhouse gas producers, international officials said Friday.
Indonesia May Lose 2,000 Islands to Climate Change
January 29, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Indonesia could lose about 2,000 islands by 2030 due to climate change, the country's environment minister said on Monday.