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Global warming heralds lower timber values and shorter logging seasons in New Hampshire

Experts say climate change can also increase the number of insects and have serious impact on tourism and maple syrup production in the “Live Free or Die” state.

California touts new warming law as boon to economy

As coal-state officials struggle over growing demand for lower carbon emissions, California lawmakers told a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. their legislation to cut carbon-dioxide output to 1990 levels by 2020 is predicted to bring $60 billion and 80,000 new jobs to the state economy.

BP, Shell Put Real Wind Behind Their Rhetoric

Two of the world's leading oil producers have almost overnight joined some of the biggest players in wind power in the United States, accelerating a trend of large corporations investing in the rapidly growing alternative-energy field. Shell is one of the nation's top five generators of wind power, while BP's Alternative Energy group – launched 16 months ago – aims to develop projects that produce 550 megawatts of electricity this year, one-sixth of the projected US wind energy output in 2007.

Award-winning DeSmog author swipes at climate-change spin, gullible media

Ross Gelbspan, DeSmog writer who led an editorial team that won a Pulitzer Prize, says journalists have given far too much ink to industry-paid spin doctors out to clobber the scientific consensus around climate change and global warming. Gelbspan will take part in a panel discussion March 6 in Vancouver on media treatment of the issue, when he will point out how reporters have caved-in to the success of ExxonMobil and others in exploiting the traditional journalistic practice of giving balanced coverage.

Climate change is as dangerous as war, says UN chief

In his first address on the subject, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he would make climate crisis the focus of talks with leaders at a meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the United States and Russia. He also urged the U.S. to take the lead in the fight against global warming.

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.

An early environmentalist is embracing heresy in climate-change battle

Stewart Brand, publisher, writer and one of the foremost founders of the environmental movement in the 1960s, has taken the surprise step of endorsing nuclear power as an alternative to coal in the struggle against global warming. Nuclear waste is a problem, he says, but carbon emissions are worse.

NASA scientist urges end to new coal-plant construction due to global warming

NASA scientist James Hanson, one of the earliest climate specialists to sound alarms about global warming in 1988, has called for an end to building new coal-fired electric power plants because of their massive role in spewing out the greenhouse gases that drive climate change.

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