New vehicle design surpasses California’s emission standards

Engineers at the Union of Concerned Scientists have unveiled a minivan design for an affordable, clean vehicle using existing technology and fuels that would meet or exceed global-warming pollution standards for cars and trucks adopted by California and 10 other states.

Arctic Inuit blame U.S. for global warming, take case to human-rights commission

Saying their traditional way of life is threatened ,the native people of northern Canada, Russia, Greenland and Alaska are taking their case against greenhouse-gas emissions to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

New evidence finds global warming triggers stronger Atlantic hurricanes

Atmospheric scientists have uncovered fresh evidence to support the hotly debated theory global warming has contributed to the emergence of stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The unsettling trend is confined to the Atlantic, however, and does not hold up in any of the world's other oceans. This should help resolve the controversy around two prominent studies connecting global warming and the onset of increasingly intense hurricanes.

Britain experiencing its second warmest winter on record

The UK mean temperature reached 5.47C (41.8F) compared with the warmest winter on record in 1988-89, when the mean was 5.82C (42.5F). In southern England, winter warmth set a new high, reaching 6.53C (43.8F), beating 6.49C (43.7F) in 1989-90. And meteorologists say there’s more to come.

UN Science Panel to World: "Time's Up!"

A scientific panel convened at the request of the United Nations called Tuesday for drastic and immediate reductions in fossil-fuel emissions  around the world and rapid increases in spending on clean-energy to head off the worst effects of global warming.

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