Climate

Experts Say Alps Glaciers Will Melt by 2050
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - William J. Kole, Associated Press

Glaciers will all but disappear from the Alps by 2050, scientists warned Monday, basing their bleak outlook on mounting evidence of slow but steady melting of the continental ice sheets.

EU Chief Backs Rules to Force Car Makers to Cut CO2 Emissions
January 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Reuters

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso backs forcing car makers to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, EU officials said Tuesday, deflecting questions over a split in the EU executive on proposed legislation.

Prince Charles Cancels Ski Trip to Help Save Planet
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles, criticised for booking a transatlantic flight to collect an environmental award, has cancelled a ski trip to Switzerland to reduce greenhouse gases, a palace source said on Saturday.

Calls to Act on Global Warming Precede Bush Speech
January 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Environmentalists, evangelical Christians and congressional and corporate leaders have called for action on global warming in the days leading up to President Bush's State of the Union speech.

Massachusetts Joins Northeast U.S. Greenhouse Pact
January 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Jason Szep, Reuters

Massachusetts Thursday joined seven other northeastern U.S. states in the nation's largest pact to control greenhouse gases, bypassing a White House refusal to limit carbon dioxide emissions.

House Speaker Pelosi Seeks to Set up New Committee to Deal with Global Warming
January 19, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought on Thursday to create a special committee in an effort to jump-start long-delayed government efforts to deal with global warming and produce a bill by Independence Day.

Climate Future Results Show Sweltering Britain
January 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Britain will regularly be crippled by heatwaves and floods this century, the first results of the world's biggest climate prediction experiment show.

Indian Ocean Shift Seen Stoking Indonesia Droughts
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Indonesia and perhaps Australia risk more droughts because of shifts in Indian Ocean temperatures and stronger monsoons widely linked to global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.

U.S. Scientists, Evangelicals Join Global Warming Fight
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

U.S. scientists and evangelical Christian leaders joined forces Wednesday to protect the environment from the ravages of global warming, calling on President Bush and others in power to help.

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight
January 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press

The world is nudging closer to nuclear or environmental apocalypse, a group of prominent scientists warned Wednesday as it pushed the hand of its symbolic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.

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