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Climate Change/Global Warming
Million Free South Chinese Floods

Flooding in southern China has killed at least 55 people and forced more than one million to flee their homes, the government says. Torrential downpours have affected nine provinces, China's civil affairs ministry says.

Fairwell, Fair Weather

According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, there have been more than four times as many weather-related disasters in the last 30 years than in the previous 75 years. The United States has experienced more of those disasters than any other country.

Sea Warming Threat To Fish Stocks

Global warming could pose a serious threat to fish stocks around Scotland's coast, according to a new study.

New Climate Report Foresees Big Changes In Water Supplies And Agriculture

The rise in concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human activities is influencing climate patterns and vegetation across the United States and will significantly disrupt water supplies, agriculture, forestry and ecosystems for decades, a new federal report says.

Vast Cracks Appear In Arctic Ice

Dramatic evidence of the break-up of the Arctic ice-cap has emerged from research during an expedition by the Canadian military.

Global Warming Sticker Shock

If global warming continues unchecked, by 2100, New York City will feel like Las Vegas does today and San Francisco will have a climate comparable to that of today's New Orleans. In 2100, Boston will have average temperatures like those in Memphis, Tennessee today.

Climate Change Casts Marine Science Adrift

Climate change is altering the world's oceans in so many ways scientists cannot keep pace, and as a result there is no comprehensive vision of its present and future impacts, say experts.

Carbon Market
Toyota Denies Decision On Prius In US

Toyota said Friday that nothing had been decided yet on using its California joint venture plant with General Motors to produce its Prius hybrid — a move that would mark the first North American plant for the hit "green" car. Major daily Tokyo Shimbun reported Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. was in talks with General Motors Corp. about producing the Prius, now made in only Japan and China, at a joint venture plant in Fremont, California.

Solar Stocks Rally As German Subsidy Concerns Ease

Solar stocks, including Q-Cells AG and Renewable Energy Corp. ASA, rallied after Germany's ruling coalition government agreed to implement smaller-than-expected subsidy cuts.

Global Biofuel Output To Soar In Next Decade

Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it would launch a new, low-cost hybrid car in Japan, North America and Europe in early 2009 as it seeks to cut the lead of Toyota Motor Corp in the green car race.Global production of biofuels will rise rapidly over the next decade, helped by high government blending targets and subsidies, the OECD and the UN's FAO food agency said in a report published on Thursday.

The Big Chill On Carbon Offsets

An overview of the global state of carbon trading, arguing that before Congress attacks global warming with a cap on greenhouse gases – and then allows firms to pollute if they buy "carbon offsets" elsewhere – lawmakers should consult the UN's abysmal record in this slippery type of trading.

UN Talks Halt Plans To Absorb C02

Nearly 200 countries agreed on Friday to a moratorium on projects to fight climate change by adding nutrients to the seas to spur growth of carbon-absorbing algae. The moratorium, while not politically binding, is of political importance.

Chances Dim For Climate Change Legislation

An influential coalition of Fortune 500 companies and environmental groups that was formed to support climate-change legislation has splintered over the Lieberman-Warner bill that is headed next week to the Senate floor.

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