Climate

Ozone Hole Matches Record Size
October 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The "ozone hole" over Antarctica this year has matched the record size of 11.4 million square miles, the U.N. weather agency has said.

Gore Presents Global-Warming Message at UN Headquarters
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Anna Dolgov, Associated Press

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff about the perils of global warming, presenting dramatic images of melting glaciers, rising oceans and parched earth to help spread his environmental message.

White House Says No Change on U.S. Carbon Strategy
September 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The Bush administration has no plans to ease its opposition to national limits on greenhouse gas output despite talk that a change may be under consideration, a White House spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Greenhouse Gas Law
September 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

In a move backers hope will change the U.S. approach to the problem of global warming, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law Wednesday aimed at reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

Typhoon Xangsane Batters Philippines, Flooding Towns, Closing Schools and Offices
September 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Typhoon Xangsane unleashed fierce winds and dumped heavy rains across the northern and central Philippines on Thursday, cutting off roads and phone lines as authorites shut down schools, ferries and the country's financial markets.

Dead Zone Off Oregon Needs Storms to Break
September 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

The dead zone of oxygen-depleted water that has been killing crabs and fish along the central Oregon Coast is showing the first signs of breaking up, but will likely remain in place until fall storms move in next month.

Germany to Put Global Warming Back on G8 Agenda
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

Germany will make fighting climate change a top priority when it takes control of the G8 next year and will try to persuade the United States of its importance, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

Journal: Agency Blocked Hurricane Report
September 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A government agency blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday.

Earth May Be at Warmest Point in One Million Years
September 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Earth may be close to the warmest it has been in the last million years, especially in the part of the Pacific Ocean where potentially violent El Nino weather patterns are born, climate scientists reported Monday.

Antarctic Ozone Hole Nears Record, U.N. Agency Says
September 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The hole over Antarctica's ozone layer is bigger than last year and is nearing the record 29-million-square-km (11-million-sq-mile) hole seen in 2000, the World Meteorological Organisation said on Friday.

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