Global Warming Staff’s Archive

China Announces Reduction Targets

China has announced plans to curb carbon pollution and improve energy efficiency as part of the lead-up to next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.   China's State Council pledged that the …

Officials: Global Warming Unhealthy

Officials from the U.S. and Britain say the issue of global warming's effects on human health deserves major billing at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.   "Relying on …

Dalai Lama Urges Climate Action

The Dalai Lama is asking leaders to take decisive action to curb carbon pollution and act in the "global interest" to reduce climate change.   "Taking care of the environment …

Highlight of the Week: U.S. to Set Emissions Targets Before Copenhagen

President Obama will announce specific near-term carbon emissions targets in the coming days with an eye on U.S. Senate approval in the months ahead, setting the stage for The United Nations climate change summit …

Economic Message of the Week: On Emissions, Companies Get Responsible

More major companies are moving to curb their carbon pollution, and it appears to be good for their bottom line.   A survey of 90 major American companies by Climate Counts found that most …

Editorial of the Week: Unfinished Business By Larry Schweiger, NWF President, in the National Journal

Hope springs eternal, but the idea of waiting to "spring" for Senate action doesn't fill me with hope. In 2010, the Senate will convene in January, not March. The Senate's …

China, U.S. Strike Carbon Data Deal

The U.S. and China have agreed to cooperate on tracking China's carbon emissions, answering critics who claim the commitments made by the world's leading carbon polluter lack transparency, and setting the stage …

Religious Community Pushing Climate Action

As global warming takes center stage in the U.S. Senate and at next month's United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, faith leaders are emphasizing that addressing carbon pollution is …

House Natural Resources Committee Approves Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources recently approved legislation expanding key watershed and environmental education programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) introduced …

Oceans Waning As Effective Carbon Sink

A new study finds that the world's oceans are becoming less efficient at absorbing carbon, likely due to emissionsbuildup over the last 30 years. "The more carbon dioxide the ocean absorbs, the more …

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