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2007-09-02 - International - climate

Climate change breakthroughs unlikely at APEC

Breakthroughs on greenhouse gas reductions are unlikely at next week's summit of Asia-Pacific leaders, environmentalist and diplomats said, though high-level discussions could shape future climate

2007-08-31 - International - climate

Merkel suggests new way of fighting global warming

German chancellor Angela Merkel has outlined a new model for fighting global warming in a bid to get both industrialised and developing countries on board. In a speech in Japan on Thursday (30 August)

2007-08-28 - United Nations - climate

UN-backed global climate change meeting kicks off

United Nations-backed climate change talks drawing 1,000 representatives from over 150 Governments, business and industry, environmental organizations and research institutions kicked off in Vienna to

2007-08-19 - International - climate

Pressure grows on US companies to act on climate

Investors filed a record 43 climate-related resolutions with US companies during the 2007 proxy season, according to Ceres, a coalition of investors and environmental groups that helped co-ordinate th

2007-08-15 - United Kingdom - climate

UK: Raft of flaws found in popular carbon offsetting schemes

A television documentary has uncovered flaws in a series of carbon offsetting schemes intended to make good the global warming gases emitted by flights and other polluting activities. An episode of Di

2007-08-02 - European Union - climate

UK launches CO2 car-ranking website

The British government has set up a website designed to lure consumers towards buying the greenest cars available as the EU prepares to set binding caps on the amount of CO2 that new vehicles can emit

2007-07-31 - International - climate

Climate risk off the radar

While political and social rhetoric on climate change continues to build, Australian companies are not quantifying the business risks posed by the changing environment.

According to KPMG, climate

2007-07-25 - European Union - climate

Extreme weather conditions hit Europe

Extreme weather conditions have hit Europe with record-high temperatures causing deaths in south-eastern Europe while heavy rainfall in northern Europe leads to major floods in some parts of the UK. A

2007-07-24 - United States - climate

'Clean fuel' fleet a bigger polluter

Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has embraced natural gas as a way the average Utah driver can help fight global warming. He even personally paid to convert his state-owned Chevrolet Suburban to run on the clean

2007-07-11 - United Kingdom - climate

'No Sun link' to climate change

A new scientific study concludes that changes in the Sun's output cannot be causing modern-day climate change. It shows that for the last 20 years, the Sun's output has declined, yet temperature.




2007-09-02 - European Union - water

Europe could reduce water use about 40 per cent

Ahead of the Informal Environment Council in Lisbon, which will focus on water scarcity and droughts, a report published by the Commission states that water use in the European Union could be reduced

2007-05-13 - International - water

Bottled Water Pricey in More Ways than One

The world’s fastest-growing beverage is a boon to the industry but a bust for the environment and for the more than 1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean drinking water, according

2007-03-25 - United Nations - water

Markets can help solve water crisis – IUCN

"Fair" water marketsand payment schemes should be deployed to help protect and restore the world's water resources, according to a new publication from the IUCN – World Conservatio

2007-03-07 - International - water

Water Prices Rising Worldwide

The price of water is increasing—sometimes dramatically—throughout the world. Over the past five years, municipal water rates have increased by an average of 27 percent in the United State

2007-02-19 - European Union - water

Time For Europe To Tackle Looming Water Crisis

European countries must start planning now to cope with climate change, as shifting rain- and snowfall patterns will inflict water stress whose effects will ripple across the social and economic spect

2007-02-04 - International - water

Tankers may ship water to parched cities of future

Fleets of supertankers could one day ply the world's oceans laden not with oil but fresh water. Sounds far-fetched? In Paris the world's top climate scientists issued the strongest warning yet

2006-12-17 - Canada - water

Earth's cleanest water creates thorny issue

In Tiny Township, a precious resource faces threat from proposed garbage dump. In this oddly named community in Central Ontario lies the world's most pristine groundwater. The water bubbling to th

2006-11-26 - China - water

Twisting open bottles of water a daily ritual in China

You think you have a water problem, Vancouver? It's nothing compared to life in this country of 1.3 billion people, where being able to drink water from the tap would be front-page news.


2006-09-20 - Spain - water

Spanish wetland struggles as water levels drop

A flat-bottomed rowing boat rests on dry earth with reeds pushing up under its prow -- the last vestige of a lost way of life and a warning perhaps of the future of Spain's water reserves.

2006-09-10 - China - water

The Chinese water grab

The plan sounds audacious: Move some 53 trillion gallons of water --- roughly equivalent to 40 percent of Lake Erie --- annually from Tibet to northern China to turn deserts and parched lands into fie