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Global Warming and War: 6 Flash Points
Nigeria, Nepal, the Arctic, Indonesia, Nigeria, East Africa and the United States are all potential flash points for war and other violent conflict in various global warming scenarios.
Energy Efficiency Is New Gold in California Rush
California has set bold new goals for reducing energy demand and increasing efficiency and driving down greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
Global Warming Saved Life on Earth
A new hypothesis says that greenhouse gases saved life on Earth from an icy extinction 700 million years ago.
Preparing for Natural Disasters Will Cost $50 Billion a Year
Preparing for natural disasters will cost the world $50 billion annually if global warming continues to make floods, droughts and other disasters more fierce and frequent.
On Climate, Australia Backs the World, Bucks U.S.
Australia is backing the world consensus on a 25-40% binding cut in greenhouse gas emissions, while the United States is lining up allies against the consensus on global warming.
Senate Starts Debate on Global Warming Bill
The Senate will begin debate on a global warming bill that would cut greenhouse gas emissions more than 60% by 2050.
Collectible Racing Helmets Have Excessive Lead
Collectible miniature helmets, modeled after helmets worn by several race car drivers, like Terry Borcheller, Kurt Busch and Vitor Meira were recalled because they contain excessive lead paint.
The World's Most Endangered Great Ape
The Wildlife Conservation Society is working to save the Cross River gorilla, the most endangered of the great apes.
Green Energy Innovator of the Year
Applied Materials' SunFab won the Green Energy Innovator of the Year for its process, which reduces the cost of creating photovoltaic solar energy panels.
Greenland Melting Illustrated by New NASA Map
Greenland experienced unusual melting in high-altitude places in 2007.
U.S. Not Immune to Global Warming Ills
A new report outlines more devastating effects from global warming, expected right here in the United States.
Environment, Energy Off Elections Radar
The environment and energy rank way down on the list of voters' concerns, when asked what issues will determine their vote in the 2008 presidential election.
Holiday Toy Sales Sinking Under Lead Weight?
Sales of holiday toys may be affected by all the recalls of toxic lead toys -- or maybe not.
5 Dead in Pac. Northwest as Fierce Storm Moves On
The toll from heavy rains and flooding in the Pacific Northwest has increased to at least five.
Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh Worse Than Predicted
The toll from Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh is even worse than predicted, according to a new United Nations report.
Save the Poles
Explorer Eric Larsen plans to visit the North and South Poles and Mt. Everest in hopes of promoting knowledge about how global warming is affecting these vulnerable parts of the world.
OPEC May Increase Oil Supply
OPEC may increase oil production out of concern over a world recession.
Climate Change Crusade Takes Flight
California and other states and environmental groups have sued the EPA, calling on it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes in order to slow global warming.
Global Warming Is Top Concern for Teenagers
Teenagers are concerned about global warming, but in many cases don't know what to do about it, according to a new poll.
Germany Commits to Steep CO2 Cuts
A roundup of news from the United Nations global warming summit in Bali.
35% of Toys Tested Contain Lead
A new analysis finds that many children's products for sale today contain unhealthy levels of lead and other potentially toxic substances.
Give Brad Pitt Some Money
Brad Pitt is trying to raise money for the Make It Right foundation, which is building green homes in parts of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Frequency of Extreme Rain Up 24% in U.S.
Extreme rain storms are more frequent than 50 years ago due to global warming, and tornadoes and thunderstorms are likely to become more frequent too.
Divorce Is Latest Eco No-No
Stay together to save energy, says new research showing divorced couples use much more energy than when they were still paired off.
Summer Floods Cost Britain $6.2 Billion
Flooding has cost Britain more than $6 billion this year, making it the most expensive year for natural disaster recovery in history. It could be a harbinger of things to come with global warming.
A Totally Synthetic Golf Course
Synthetic greens and even entire golf courses are now possible, but is it environmentally sound?
Business Backs Gore, Not Bush, in Bali
Al Gore has more influence, measured by the support of major U.S. corporations, at the Bali talks on global warming, than President Bush does.
East Coast Tsunami Risk Maps
The federal government has created new maps for Atlantic City, Daytona Beach and Long Island in an effort to better assess the risk of flooding from a tsunami.
Food Import Inspection Capability "Badly Broken"
The Food and Drug Administration is badly broken and can't adequately safeguard the American food supply, according to a scathing new report.
Dwindling Snow Linked to Global Warming
Global warming may be keeping snow off the ground, or it may be that a lack of snow is contributing to warming.
About That "Global Warming Breakthrough" ...
There's no news yet out of Fortune Forum, meaning the expectation for a revolutionary clean energy technology announcement were probably off-base.
Microwave Tires and Voilà! Alternative Fuel
Frank Pringle has found a way to transform waste tires into several usable fuels, by zapping them with microwave energy.
How to Green the Suburbs
A professor suggests ways we might broaden our expectations about what a green suburb could and should be.
The head of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change invoked Milton's "Paradise Lost" in calling for action on global warming before island nations are swamped.
Why Kyoto Failed and Bali Must Not
The Kyoto Protocol failed for many reasons, namely that the U.S. never marshaled its unmatched ingenuity to face the problem of global warming. Bali must succeed on the same terms.
Tropics Expanding Faster Than All Predictions
A study by U.S. federal scientists shows that the tropics have expanded in the past 25 years to a point not expected to be reached for another century, even accounting for global warming. Weather patterns across a vast swath of the globe, approaching
Klamath River Debate Heats Up
The National Research Council says a regional plan is needed to understand, protect and deal with the competing interests in the Klamath River, a major salmon spawning river in the Pacific Northwest.
6 Reasons Bali Matters
The United Nations meets in Bali this week to discuss global warming and how the world will tackle the problem after the expiration of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012.
China Burns Twice as Much Coal as Any Other Country
Use of coal is rising in China and India, presenting a huge challenge to the global climate and to those who want to stop global warming.
Global Warming Breakthrough?
Gore is to unveil a supposedly breakthrough technology that will reportedly have a major impact on global warming by supplying a vast new energy source.
When Life Gives You an Oil Spill, Make ... Mushrooms?
An innovative oil spill remediation strategy turns hair from salons and pet grooming facilities into oil soaking mats that are composted with mushrooms.
Homeowners Overcharged for Hurricane Insurance
Our ability to better assess the strength of tropical storms and hurricanes may be falsely increasing the rates charged to homeowners for hurricane insurance policies.
Man Wins Award Worth 3 Times City's Budget
A judge orders a California city, Half Moon Bay, to pay three times its annual operating budget to buy a piece of coastal property where wetlands prevent development.
U.S. Could Cut Carbon 50% and Not Feel a Pinch
Energy efficiency holds the greatest promise for reducing carbon emissions in the United States, according to a new analysis.
WHO: Night Work Linked to Cancer
By disrupting the biological or circadian rhythm, working at night may cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization.
Confetti Made in China Recalled Due to Lead Paint
Lead paint on confetti made in China leads to latest recall.
"Not Made in China"
The Power of Peace Web portal has published a list of products Not Made in China.
Credit Card Charges Include Carbon Offset "Reward"
A new Visa credit card from Brighter Planet and Bank of America offers users a 1% donation to Native Energy for carbon offsets with every purchase.
The U.S. Carbon Emissions Dip, in Context
U.S. emission of carbon dioxide decreased in 2006, but not enough to make any huge difference in the state of global warming.
On the Global Warming Brink: Cambodia and Vietnam
Vietnam and Cambodia are on the front lines of catastrophic change from global warming.