Fri, 2007-03-16 12:51Bill Miller
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Carbon-footprint label introduced to guide consumers

The labeling scheme , operated by the Carbon Trust, will show shoppers how much carbon was emitted in the manufacture and transportation of goods. Participating companies will have to agree to slash the product’s “carbon footprint” to stay in the program.

Fri, 2007-03-16 11:51Bill Miller
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G8 to gauge cost of species loss from climate change

Environment Ministers from the G8 have agreed to study the world economic impact of species being driven to extinction by global warming. The ministers have agreed to conduct the review along the lines of last year’s report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern.

Fri, 2007-03-16 11:14Bill Miller
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Canadian government pulls plug on climate-change policy group

A wire dispatch suggests the move illustrates the Harper government’s intention to seize control of a politically charged issue by wresting it away from bureaucrats. The Climate Change Policy Directorate, a working group that has played a key role in shaping policy, has been eliminated by Environment Canada.

Fri, 2007-03-16 07:47Ross Gelbspan
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Well, When We're Hot, We're Less Hungry Anyway . . .

Global warming has cut about $5 billion worth of the world's most commonly grown grains over 20 years. Warming temperatures from 1981 to 2002 cut the combined production of wheat, corn, barley and other crops by 40 million tonnes per year.
Thu, 2007-03-15 14:19Ross Gelbspan
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Maybe It Didn't Feel That Way Where You Live, But . . .

This winter was the warmest on record worldwide, the U.S. government said Thursday in the latest worrisome report focusing on changing climate. And a NASA study reported Thursday in the journal Science found that an important counter-balance to warming — sunlight blocked by volcanic gases, dust, pollution and other aerosol particles — appears to have weakened.

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