• In pure Arctic air, signs of China's economic boom

    From a remote snowcapped mountain in the European Arctic you can detect China in the haze. In the apparently pure Arctic air, a research station on a Norwegian island mountain ridge finds tiny chemical traces from factories in Russia, pesticides in Israel or China's coal-fired power plants. >> Read the Full Article
  • APEC countries bolster UN climate change process

    Sydney, Australia – Leaders of the world's fastest growing economies attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit rejected attempts by Australia and the US to bypass the United Nations in negotiations to reduce climate damaging emissions, says WWF. >> Read the Full Article
  • Disney to Test Toys Independently

    Following three high-profile recalls by Mattel Inc. this summer involving millions of Chinese-made, lead-tainted toys, The Walt Disney Company will begin independently testing toys featuring its characters, company officials said. >> Read the Full Article
  • EU Warns Carmakers: Fail CO2 Target, Get Fined

    BERLIN (Reuters) - European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas warned in a newspaper interview on Sunday that carmakers will face sanctions if they fail to meet new rules on reducing emissions. Dimas told Bild am Sonntag newspaper before the international car show (IAA) in Frankfurt that carmakers will be punished if they fail to meet targets and dismissed complaints from carmakers that the targets are unrealistic. >> Read the Full Article
  • APEC: Aspirational Goals on Climate

    What leaders do have is fear of what they think would happen in the near term to the world’s economies with the massive cut in greenhouse gases that’s needed now. (They don’t fear what will happen to the world in the long term when they’ve passed on and are forgotten; the two-thirds cut in polar bear population over the next fifty years according to the US Geological Survey, for instance. >> Read the Full Article
  • Australia, Indonesia back Kalimantan forest plan

    Australia and Indonesia on Sunday signed a deal that aims to preserve 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) of peat forest in Indonesia's Kalimantan region, re-flood 200,000 hectares of dried peat land and plant up to 100 million trees. >> Read the Full Article
  • Philips Introduces Lower Mercury Fluorescent Lamps

    Philips Lighting Company has announced a new line of T-8 fluorescent lamps using the company’s Alto II technology to replace its ten-year-old Alto technology. >> Read the Full Article
  • Forest Chief Touts Ethanol to Power Cars

    The U.S. Forest Service chief is proposing replacing 15 percent of the nation's gasoline with ethanol made from wood, while doubling the amount of carbon dioxide emissions absorbed by public and private forests. "These are ambitious goals, and they would take a concerted national effort to reach," Forest Service Chief Abigail Kimbell said in remarks prepared for a speech before the Society of Environmental Journalists Friday night in San Francisco. >> Read the Full Article
  • Volunteers Help Monitor Nation's Rivers

    Day after day, Chauncey Moran leaves his backwoods cabin, packs his pickup with gear and embarks on a scientific mission: checking the health of the Yellow Dog River. Friends call the 62-year-old retiree "River Walker" for his devotion to the trout stream, which meanders through forests and sandy plains in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and eventually feeds into Lake Superior. >> Read the Full Article
  • California air board plans new regulations

    The California Air Resources Board said on Friday it would step up the pace of new regulations to fight global warming in the most populous U.S. state. The air board also added measures that go beyond the requirements of California's 2006 landmark law to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. >> Read the Full Article