Climate

Indian, Chinese Team to Map Glacier Melt
December 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Gavin Rabionwitz, Associated Press

A joint Indian-Chinese team plans to chart remote Himalayan glaciers that scientists fear are rapidly melting because of global warming, threatening the great rivers that give life to one of South Asia's most fertile regions.

Report Says Tides Affect Speed of Antarctic Ice Slide
December 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Tides affect the speed at which an Antarctic ice sheet bigger than the Netherlands is sliding towards the sea, adding a surprise piece to a puzzle about ocean levels and global warming, a study showed on Wednesday.

Group Offers Roadmap to Reduce Pollution
December 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A regional environmental group Monday released a comprehensive "climate change roadmap" to reduce pollution linked to global warming by 75 percent in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.

2006 Sees Record Number of Wildfires
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The nation set a record for wildfires this year and climate experts say 2006 will probably end as the third warmest year on record for the contiguous United States.

Scientist Says New Data Backs Sulphur Climate Plan
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters

Nobel Prize laureate Paul Crutzen says he has new data supporting his controversial theory that injecting the common pollutant sulphur into the atmosphere would cancel out the greenhouse effect.

Gore Urges Scientists to Be More Active
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday there was a "temptation" to suppress scientific findings that don't agree with policy and urged scientists to take a more active role in communicating research with the public.

Northern Hemisphere Warming Twice as Fast as South
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Frank Jordans, Associated Press

The northern hemisphere has been warming twice as fast as the southern hemisphere in recent years, the U.N's weather agency said Thursday.

India Says Its Carbon Emissions Not Harming World
December 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

India, considered to be one of the world's top polluters, said on Thursday that it was not doing any harm to the world's atmosphere despite increasing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Climate Change Threatens Alpine Resorts
December 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global warming poses a serious threat to Alpine ski resorts and the regional economies that depend on them, especially in Germany.

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.

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