Saturday, August 28, 2004

WWF Newsroom: "US senators visit Arctic to investigate climate change"

Article: White House report says people cause global warming�| New Scientist: "People are responsible for the spike in global warming in the last 30 years, says a new US government report. The verdict, long accepted by most scientists, has encountered resistance from the Bush administration in the past, prompting experts to question if the president will now enact policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions."

Article: Asian farmers sucking the continent dry�| New Scientist

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


Monday, August 23, 2004

The Globe and Mail: "Drilling into a cross-border treaty%0D%0AThe B.C. government%27s myopic selfishness on gas exploration may damage Canada-U.S. co-operation on water quality%2C says international-law expert MICHAEL BYERS"

SciDev.Net: "Dust storm increase 'could alter climate change'"

EO News: Siberian Forest Fires Partly to Blame for Seattle Area Violating EPA Ozone Limit

Edinburgh Evening News - Opinion - Comment - Sting in tail of global warming

EEA - European Environment Agency - Home: "Europe needs adaptation strategies to limit climate change impacts"

News: "Air pollution blamed for 750 deaths in heatwave"

Evidence for the impact of climate change on deep sea biodiversity

Sunday Business Post: "Climate change dangers
the - smug spin in government circles that the devastating threat of climate change is under control is far from the truth and requires a reality check. "

Scoop%3A Inaugural Climate Change %26 Business Trade Expo 04

BBC NEWS %7C Science%2FNature %7C Pollution %27hides%27 global warming: "Pollution %27hides%27 global warming"

Sunday, August 22, 2004

The Globe and Mail: "Energy of the future%27 flows into downtown Toronto%0D%0A%0D%0ABy OLIVER MOORE%0D%0AGlobe and Mail Update %0D%0A%0D%0A E-mail this Article %0D%0A Print this Article %0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A %0D%0A Advertisement%0D%0A%0D%0ARelated Links%0D%0ADeep Lake Water Cooling flow chart %0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A %0D%0A%0D%0AAir cooled by the frigid waters deep in Lake Ontario started bringing relief to buildings in downtown Toronto on Tuesday after the valves were symbolically opened on the multi-million-dollar project.%0D%0AThe project%2C which is believed to the first of its kind in North America%2C could be cooling significant parts of the downtown by the time the heat and humidity hits Toronto next summer. "

Guardian Unlimited %7C Special reports %7C 4x4s replace the desert camel and whip up a worldwide dust storm: "4x4s replace the desert camel and whip up a worldwide dust storm %0D%0A%0D%0AWinds carrying 3bn tonnes a year threaten environment and human health %0D%0A%0D%0APaul Brown%2C environment correspondent%0D%0AFriday August 20%2C 2004%0D%0AThe Guardian %0D%0A%0D%0ADust storms emanating from the Sahara have increased tenfold in 50 years%2C contributing to climate change as well as threatening human health and destroying coral reefs thousands of miles away. %0D%0AAnd one major cause is the replacement of the camel by four-wheel drive vehicles as the desert vehicle of choice. %0D%0AAndrew Goudie%2C professor of geography at Oxford University%2C blames the process of Toyotarisation - a coinage reflecting the near-ubiquitous desert use of Toyota Land Cruisers - for destroying a thin crust of lichen and stones that has protected vast areas of the Sahara from the wind for centuries. "

Thursday, August 19, 2004 Europe: "Most Alps Glaciers May Disappear With Climate Change%2C EU Says "

IHT%3A EU warns of global-warming perils

Scientists Study Desert Air To Understand Weather And Climate: "NASA%2C Naval Research Laboratory and Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists have assembled in the Arabian Desert to study tiny airborne particles called aerosols and their effect on weather and climate. The scientists are collaborating with researchers from the United Arab Emirates Department of Water Resources Studies and 20 other U.S.%2C European and South African research laboratories to decipher the complex processes controlling the area%92s climate. "

Report warns of flooding%2C heat waves%2C melting glaciers across Europe as consequence of global warming

Global warming%27s surprising fallout %7C

Leukaemia link to petrol station emissions: "Children who live near petrol stations may be four times more susceptible to leukaemia. "

Article%3A Global warming to devastate Europe first%A0%7C New Scientist: "Europe is warming more quickly than the rest of the world with potentially devastating consequences%2C including more frequent heatwaves%2C flooding%2C rising sea levels and melting glaciers%2C says the European Environment Agency %28EEA%29 document%2C launched on Wednesday."

Report warns of flooding%2C heat waves%2C melting glaciers across Europe as consequence of global warming

Leukaemia link to petrol station emissions: "Children who live near petrol stations may be four times more susceptible to leukaemia. "

Leukaemia link to petrol station emissions: "Children who live near petrol stations may be four times more susceptible to leukaemia. "

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

CBC News%3A Mapping more of Northwest Passage question of Canadian sovereignty%3A scientists: "ABOARD THE AMUNDSEN ICEBREAKER IN THE FRANKLIN STRAIT - Climate change threatens to create a northern sovereignty problem for Canada as an Arctic access route previously protected by ice becomes open to ships from other countries%2C researchers warn. "

Article%3A Cosmic ray link to global warming boosted%A0%7C New Scientist

ENN News Story - EarthTalk%3A How are pesticides%2C particularly malathion%2C dangerous%3F

Friends of the Earth%3A Press Releases%3A %3A Weather Warning - Climate Change is Happening: "Friends of the Earth issued a weather warning today as heavy rain caused flooding in the south west of England and thundery rain threatened the rest of the country. This summer%27s unpredictable conditions could be a warning of things to come as the UK%27s climate becomes more unstable as a result of climate change%2C the environmental campaign organisation said. "

The Earth Institute at Columbia University: "Nature%3A Promiscuous Partnerships on Coral Reefs May Help Them Survive Climate Change%0D%0AScientists discover shifts to heat-tolerant algae may safeguard devastated reefs from extinction %0D%0ANEW YORK %28Aug. 9%29 -- Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society %28WCS%29%2C the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation %28CERC%29 at The Earth Institute at Columbia University%2C and other groups have discovered that coral reefs nearly wiped out by climate change are recovering with unusual heat-resistant algae that may help protect them from future warming."

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Democracy Now%21 %7C Global Warming and Extreme Weather%3A Hurricane Charley Leaves 16 Dead%2C Thousands Homeless

Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit

Herald Sun%3A Plankton poo key to global warming %5B18aug04%5D -- News -- Study%3A Major changes from warming: "By the end of the century%2C continued buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will sour wine grape production%2C distress dairy cows and bring summer temperatures to many inland cities that match Death Valley%27s today%2C according to scientists who have conducted the most detailed study yet of global climate change%27s effects in California."

Forest burning is a net contributor to global warming%2C scientist says

Monday, August 16, 2004

The Observer %7C UK News %7C Pollutants cause huge rise in brain diseases: "The numbers of sufferers of brain diseases%2C including Alzheimer%27s%2C Parkinson%27s and motor neurone disease%2C have soared across the West in less than 20 years%2C scientists have discovered. %0D%0AThe alarming rise%2C which includes figures showing rates of dementia have trebled in men%2C has been linked to rises in levels of pesticides%2C industrial effluents%2C domestic waste%2C car exhausts and other pollutants%2C says a report in the journal Public Health."

AP Wire %7C 08%2F16%2F2004 %7C Study%3A Global warming brings extreme changes to California: "SACRAMENTO - Global warming will cause a dramatic increase in extreme summer heat and a depleted winter snow pack that will have severe effects on California%27s water and power supplies%2C 19 U.S. scientists reported Monday in a prestigious scientific journal.%0D%0AThe report is substantially more pessimistic than previous projections."

PhysOrg%3A Global Warming Causes More Bad Air Days: "A comprehensive new analysis by some of the nation%27s top medical experts projects that residents in more than a dozen U.S. cities will enjoy significantly fewer healthy air days in coming summers as hotter temperatures caused by global warming speed formation of the lung-damaging pollution commonly known as smog. That means more people will have to restrict outdoor activities%2C while those with asthma and other respiratory troubles face life-threatening results."

Act on mercury threat%3A Study shows lake fish have high concentrations - The Register-Guard%2C Eugene%2C Oregon%2C USA

Article%3A Ancient Rome%27s fish pens confirm sea-level fears%A0%7C New Scientist: "Coastal fish pens built by the Romans have unexpectedly provided the most accurate record so far of changes in sea level over the past 2000 years. It appears that nearly all the rise in sea level since Roman times has happened in the past 100 years%2C and is most likely the result of human activity." | Warning of global warming 'insanity' (August 16, 2004)

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Article: Cannabis extract shrinks brain tumours�| New Scientist

Thursday, August 12, 2004

IHT: Team will brave ice floes to test climate change: "An international team of scientists left from Norway over the weekend on an expedition to see if the Earth is slowly headed for another ice age or will keep getting warmer.
The deep-sea drilling mission, co-directed by a University of Rhode Island researcher, has taken more than a decade to organize and could fill in enormous gaps of knowledge, helping scientists better understand the important role of the Arctic in climate change and lending insight into millions of years of the planet's history.
But first the 19 researchers, more than 150 support staff, three vessels and two helicopters have to accomplish the nearly impossible: They will have to work together among the colliding ice slabs, subfreezing temperatures and blinding fog to retrieve at least 100 coring samples from the same spot, some 500 meters, or 1,600 feet, under the Arctic Ocean seabed.
Today, only about 250,000 years' worth of Arctic climate records exist, mostly from Greenland ice cores. If the team is successful, it will bring back 50 million years of climate records from a submarine mountain range near the North Pole.
'We really need this information,' said Kate Moran, the University of Rhode Island professor who is one of the leaders of the six-week journey, the Arctic Coring Expedition. 'We know next to nothing about the Arctic.'
The search for Arctic climate clues has taken on new urgency in recent years as research has increasingly showed a substantial thinning of Arctic ice and a 5 percent shrinkage in its overall cover.
Scientists are deeply divided over the cause of the shift from 'hothouse to icehouse' some 34 million years ago, when the first Antarctic ice sheets began to form. Today, the Earth is in an unusually warm period between ice ages, and scientists"

Brazil - Brasil - BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - Army Joins War Against Deforestation - Brazilian Ecology - August 2004: "Deforestation of the Amazon destroyed over 23.7 thousand square
kilometers of forest last year alone. The Brazilian government
is counting on its Armed Forces to fight this problem. Through
the end of 2005, the Brazilian Army should receive US$ 6.10
million to underwrite its operations in the Amazon region. "

KoreaTimes : Ozone Warnings Increase Twofold This Year: "The number of ozone warnings have more than doubled to 126 this year due to dry and hot weather."

ENN News Story - Accident at Japanese nuclear plant kills at least four, raises worries about reactor safety

Yahoo! News - Global warming adds new perils for rock climbers: "GENEVA (AFP) - Mountain climbing has always been a dangerous sport but a rise in global temperatures has made hanging from ledges even more deadly as glaciers in the Alps melt and rocks loosen, experts warn. "

PhysOrg: Technology already exists to stabilize global warming: "Existing technologies could stop the escalation of global warming for 50 years and work on implementing them can begin immediately, according to an analysis by Princeton University scientists."

BW Online | August 16, 2004 | Global Warming: "Consensus is growing among scientists, governments, and business that they must act fast to combat climate change. This has already sparked efforts to limit CO2 emissions. Many companies are now preparing for a carbon-constrained world "

NSF - OLPA - PR 04-103: Future Heat Waves: More Severe, More Frequent and Longer Lasting -

Sunday, August 08, 2004

The Globe and Mail: "Lightfoot receives heroes welcome at relief concert
Canadian Press Peterborough, Ont. � It was a hero's welcome for Gordon Lightfoot as he returned to the stage after a near-death illness at a rock concert to benefit flood victims in this eastern Ontario city."

Saturday, August 07, 2004

BW Online | August 16, 2004 | Global Warming: "Consensus is growing among scientists, governments, and business that they must act fast to combat climate change. This has already sparked efforts to limit CO2 emissions. Many companies are now preparing for a carbon-constrained world "

CDNN Travel News - Maldives - Divers' Paradise Lost to Global Warming

CDNN Travel News - Maldives - Divers' Paradise Lost to Global Warming

CDNN Travel News - Maldives - Divers' Paradise Lost to Global Warming

CDNN Travel News - Maldives - Divers' Paradise Lost to Global Warming

CDNN Travel News - Maldives - Divers' Paradise Lost to Global Warming

Thursday, August 05, 2004

National Post: "Ottawa giving $24.4M to Russian navy to dismantle nuclear subs"

Alaska Volcano Stirs After 12 Quiet Years: "By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press Writer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska � The last time Mount Spurr erupted, it spewed a plume 50,000 feet in the air, driving Anchorage residents indoors, shutting down airports and setting ash adrift as far away as Greenland. "

ENN News Story - Swedish method may predict quakes weeks in advance

The Star Online: Lifestyle: "By TAN CHENG LI
Padi fields, dumpsites, cement plants, livestock and vehicles are among the myriad sources of greenhouse gases which cause climate change. As an industry-intensive developing country, what is Malaysia doing to cut down its emission of such gases? " News - Sci-Tech - Scientists alarmed at increase in melt rate of ice: "HAMISH MACDONELL
GREENLAND�S cover of ice is melting ten times quicker than previously thought, an increase that could lead to floods across the world, scientists have found."

The Globe and Mail: "Thousands made ill by polluted flood water

Reuters News Agency
Tuesday, August 3, 2004 "

Native American Tribes Vow to Clean Up Yukon River

Planet Ark : Freak weather fells Italian mountains: "ITALY: August 3, 2004

ROME - Freak weather has caused the collapse of some of the most famous peaks in the Italian Dolomites in what some scientists say is an effect of global warming. "

The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 69: "Are the floods due to climate change?
Saleemul Huq"

The Smack Fueled Jihad: "Poppies Kill Commies Dead
A bumper crop of opium is reported due for 2004 in Afghanistan. The British Foreign Office reported on July 28th that this year�s harvest will �be one of the biggest on record,� "

TruthNews: "American Fighter Pilot Loses Appeal in Deaths of Canadian Soldiers
Voice of America, July 4, 2004
A U.S. fighter pilot who received a severe reprimand for a 'friendly fire' incident in Afghanistan that killed four Canadian soldiers has lost his final appeal. "

Aljazeera.Net - Canada probes Israeli spy ring: "Canada announced it was investigating whether a suspected Israeli fugitive involved in a New Zealand spy ring was using a stolen Canadian passport. "

Universe Today - Our Solar System Could Be Special

ThisisLondon: "Pollution is reaching critical levels in central London today, according to experts.
The Government has been forced to issue a warning as Met Office forecasters said temperatures today could reach 31C. "

Environmentalists concerned over depleting glaciers - Special Features & News India Online :: - Updates India News when it happen: "Special Features, India > Gomukh (Uttaranchal): Environmentalists in Uttaranchal have expressed concern over the fast depleting Himalayan glaciers and predicted that these glaciers might disappear by 2035 if adequate steps were not taken at the earliest. "

Climate Change Could Doom Alaska's Tundra

Environment News Service (ENS): "Environmental Change + Genetic Mutation = New Viruses
GALVESTON, Texas, August 4, 2004 (ENS) - Environmental alterations, such as replacing forests with ranchland, combined with genetic mutations, can produce emerging viruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and HIV, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston have discovered. "

The Earth Institute at Columbia University: "How Global Warming Causes More Bad Air Days

This graph fromn average across all the cities, there were 12 8-hour NAAQS exceedance days per summer for the current climate, and nearly 20 8-hour NAAQS exceedance days per summer for the future climate. Image credit: NRDC
While researchers at Columbia's New York Climate and Health Project (NYCHP) were investigating the health impacts of climate change in the New York metropolitan region, they were simultaneously collaborating on a national report using their innovative modelling and prediction techniques. The national report, released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, is called Heat Advisory: How Global Warming Causes More Bad Air Days."

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

ENN Affiliate News - Imagining the Unthinkable: Abrupt Climate Change

ENN News Story - Why Bangladesh floods: "With 40 percent of her city flooded, water is everywhere, but it is mixed in with sewage and undrinkable. The disaster, experts say, is largely man-made.
Bangladesh and its capital, Dhaka, lie in a flood plain, and annual deluges from mighty rivers fed by monsoon rains and melting Himalayan snow are natural. But deforestation of distant mountains washes topsoil downhill and silts up the rivers that are supposed to channel the floodwater into the Bay of Bengal"

Monday, August 02, 2004

Grist | Muckraker | Public nuisance | 30 Jul 2004: "Public Nuisance No. 1

A bold lawsuit may have utilities reconsidering their fight against regs

It may have sounded like the understatement of the year when a lawsuit was filed last week against five major U.S. energy companies, alleged to be among the biggest global-warming culprits in the nation, on the legal grounds that they're causing a 'public nuisance.'"

ePolitix - Global warming targets 'to be missed by large margin': "The government is set to miss its target on reducing carbon dioxide emissions 'by a large margin', according to experts.
A report published by Cambridge Econometrics on Monday warned that current policies would not meet the goal of a 20 per cent cut in the UK's emissions of the global warming gases by 2010.
The study singled out the transport and household sectors as key sources of pollution.
They currently account for around 40 per cent of the UK�s emissions and are expected to grow."

Evening Telegraph: News: "Predicting effects of global warming on the sea
A Dundee University professor is part of an international research team that could help to predict the future patterns of biodiverisity in the sea and interactions with global climate change.
University of Dundee's Professor John Raven, together with a team of scientists from the USA and Canada, have published a paper on their work in the journal Science reporting progress of a five-year project.
Supported by a four million dollar grant from the US National Science Foundation under the Biocomplexity program, the research concerns phytoplankton in the ocean. " - Global Warming, Teller and Chemtrails: "Global Warming, Teller and Chemtrails" - CP National News: "Vancouver hosts world's largest crowd for musical fireworks competition

VANCOUVER (CP) - People dance on the beach as smoke hangs dramatically in the air. Crowds race toward the water as the explosives start shooting from a massive barge. The world's largest off-shore pyrotechnic musical competition has begun.

The four-day event has shot Canada to the front of the international fireworks stage, drawing an amazing 1.4 million people."

CNEWS - Science: Plutonium particles from 1954 nuclear test accumulating in Japanese bay

Science Blog - Melting glaciers spur Alaskan earthquakes

CNEWS - Science: Deforestation, urbanization disrupt Bangladesh's natural water rhythms, experts say

Connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease: "Researchers at the University of Washington will direct the largest study of its kind to explore the connection between air pollution and the No. 1 cause of death in the United States: cardiovascular disease."

Duke News & Communications: "Duke Study Disputes Idea that Trees can 'Relocate' Quickly in Response to Climate Change
New evidence from modern distributions suggests ancient trees may have lived near ice sheet
Monday, August 2, 2004 |
DURHAM, NC - In a study with implications for how North American trees might respond to a changing climate, molecular information collected by Duke University researchers refutes a widely accepted theory that many of the continent's tree species migrated rapidly from the deep South as glaciers retreated at the end of the last Ice Age.
'When you put the molecular data together with other lines of evidence, it suggests that maybe they didn't move as fast as we previously thought,' said James Clark, H.L. Blomquist Professor of Biology at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. "

BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Is global warming a bigger threat than terrorism?: "Droughts, forest-fires, heat waves, floods and storms have all hit the headlines in recent years.
The World Health Organisation's Europe Global Change and Health Programme has estimated that more than 25,000 people died in last year's European heat wave. "

Sunday, August 01, 2004

NASA - Clouds Caused By Aircraft Exhaust May Warm The U.S. Climate

EO Newsroom: New Images - Aircraft Contrails: "Aircraft Contrails "

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