Climate

Study Predicts Hotter, Drier Australia
November 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Australia's climate is now permanently hotter and drier, and the country faces major temperature rises and significantly less rainfall by 2070, scientists said on Monday.

Dutch Rescuers Try to Save Horse Herd Threatened by High Water
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Reuters

Rescue workers struggled Thursday to save a herd of 100 horses stranded for days on a tiny knoll after a fierce storm turned their pasture into an angry sea.

U.S. Pesticide Stockpile Under Scrutiny at World Ozone Meeting in India
November 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Rita Beamish, Associated Press

President George W. Bush's administration is seeking world permission to produce thousands of tons of a pesticide that an international treaty banned nearly two years ago, even though U.S. companies already have huge stockpiles of the chemical.

Australia Rejects British Climate Report
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Australia said on Tuesday it would not let down workers and accept a hard-hitting British report on climate change as critics branded the country an environmental "renegade".

A Snapshot of Changes Global Warming Could Cause
October 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Here's a look at some of the changes a British government report on global warming warned could occur: Melting glaciers will increase flood risks and reduce fresh water supplies, threatening one-sixth of the world's population.

Report Warns About Global Warming Impact
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a major British report said Monday.

Climate Negotiators Eye 2008 Elections
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Delegates flying to Kenya next week for a global conference on climate are watching the turn of U.S. election seasons as much as the rise in temperatures in their effort to cool planetary warming.

Plane Sensors Offering Better Forecasts
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Ted Bridis, Associated Press

Just after dawn in an open field, Calvin Meadows tugs a cotton tether to send aloft a 6-foot helium balloon that will carry weather instruments more than 19 miles into the sky. About the same time, technicians and scientists across the world do the same.

U.N. Says Global Warming Gases on Rise Again
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The industrialized world's emissions of greenhouse gases are growing again, despite efforts under the Kyoto Protocol to cap them and stave off global warming, the United Nations reported Monday.

Schwarzenegger Prods Bush on Warming
October 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently signed a sweeping law to cut greenhouse gas emissions in California, complained in a letter to President Bush that there is no coherent federal policy to stop global warming.

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