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U.S. foot-dragging fuels global warming

By the time we get proof of climate change, it will be too late to reverse course. ON JUNE 12, 1992, President George H.W. Bush, appearing at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, signed the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The convention set the goal of averting dangerous human interference with the climate system. After adding his name to it, the president called on world leaders to join him in translating the words spoken here into concrete action. When he subsequently submitted the treaty to the Senate, it was ratified by unanimous consent.

Elizabeth Kolbert (Los Angeles Times | 12 Jun 2006)

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Erik Daehler loves to travel. But every time he gets on an airplane, he knows his carbon footprint gets bigger. Its had a horrible imprint on my carbon footprint, admits the 30-year-old physicist and aerospace engineer from Southern California.

Clayton Sandell (ABC News | 7 Jun 2006)

NASA shelves climate satellites, Environmental science may suffer

NASA is canceling or delaying a number of satellites designed to give scientists critical information on the earths changing climate and environment.

Beth Daley (The New York Times | 9 Jun 2006)

Hunters and Fishermen Want Action on Global Warming

In what might signal a turning point in environmental sentiment in America, a new poll of hunters and fishermen finds the majority think the country is on the wrong track with its energy policy and should be a leader in combating global warming.

LiveScience.com staff (LiveScience.com | 7 Jun 2006)

BofA to Offer Hybrid Car Rebates

Bank of America Corp. plans to roll out a pilot hybrid vehicle purchase plan for employees today that could eventually make it the nations largest corporate sponsor of the fuel-friendly cars and sport utility vehicles.

By John O'Dell (Los Angeles Times | 7 Jun 2006)

Earth May Hinge on Alert, Furry Creatures Called Everyday People

BRENDAN HANRAHAN has something of the furry, purposeful, knowing quality of a woodland creature. So its no surprise that he seems to know all about the red fox, bobcats and eastern copperheads, the ruffed grouse and pileated woodpecker, and the 500 types of trees and wildflowers that inhabit the 1,756 acres of forest, wetland and ridges that make up the Devils Den wildlife preserve in northern Fairfield County.

Peter Applebome (The New York Times | 4 Jun 2006)

Climate Change: The View From the Patio

SCIENTISTS had some sobering news last week about the potential impact of climate change, and it didnt come from the foot of a shrinking glacier in Alaska or the shores of a tropical resort where the rising ocean is threatening the beachfront bar.

Henry Fountain (The New York Times | 4 Jun 2006)

Strip Politics From Global Warming Issue

One of the tactics most often used by the oil industry and others who oppose controlling global warming pollution is to try to reduce the debate to partisan politics -- to make it into a so-called wedge issue that divides Republicans and Democrats.

S. Curt Kiser (Lakeland, FL Ledger | 4 Jun 2006)

Weather Turns Fishy, to Dismay of Anglers

For 50 years, Charles R. Meck, an author of fly-fishing books, has kept a diary of hatches on his favorite streams and the plants that bloom with them.

Deborah Weisberg (The New York Times | 3 Jun 2006)

Wine Regions Feel the Heat

In another 50 or so years, the world may be a much different place for wine aficionados, courtesy of global warming.

Elizabeth Weise (USA Today | 2 Jun 2006)

Green Gambit: Carbon-trading Programs Help Underwrite Renewable Energy

For consumers feeling overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of global warming but not quite up to biking to work or buying a new car with better gas mileage, there is an easier alternative — carbon offsets.

Elizabeth Weise (USA Today | 1 Jun 2006)

Global warming Will Have Dire Effects

Thanks in part to Al Gores new movie, more and more people know that heat-trapping pollution is warming the planet. Last year tied 1998 as the hottest year on record — followed closely by 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Frances Beinecke (New York Daily News | 1 Jun 2006)

Corporate America Warms to Fight Against Global Warming

WASHINGTON — Corporate leaders dont normally invite the federal government to raise their taxes. But thats exactly what Paul Anderson is doing.

David J. Lynch (USA Today | 1 Jun 2006)

Sports Facilties Can Be Earth Friendly

What can the sports world do to lessen effects of global warming? Making NASCAR fans take a bus to the superspeedway on Sundays is not going to make much of a dent. But sports greatest contribution might be in setting an example for other segments of the economy.

Sal Ruibal and Jodi Upton (USA Today | 31 May 2006)

2 Studies Link Global Warming to Greater Power of Hurricanes

Climate researchers at Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology separately reported new evidence yesterday supporting the idea that global warming is causing stronger hurricanes.

John Schwartz (The New York Times | 31 May 2006)

Alaska the 'poster state' for climate concerns

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — To the untrained eye, Bonanza Creek forest is breathtaking, a vibrant place alive with butterflies and birds, with evidence of moose and bear at every turn. But look through forest ecologist Glenn Judays eyes, and you see a dying landscape.

Elizabeth Weise (USA Today | 30 May 2006)

The Greener Guys

When Timberland, the outdoor clothing company, studied ways to reduce its carbon emissions four years ago, it weighed several options: building a wind farm in the Dominican Republic, buying power generated by renewable resources and setting up a vast bank of solar panels at one of its distribution centers in Ontario, Calif.

Jad Mouawad (The New York Times | 30 May 2006)

Study: global warming boosts poison ivy

Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy. The noxious vine grows faster and bigger as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise, researchers report Monday.

Associated Press (Huffington Post | 29 May 2006)

Bear Hunting Caught in Global Warming Debate

As its icy environs shrink, the polar bear has become the new poster face of Arctic vulnerability.

Clifford Krauss (The New York Times | 27 May 2006)

Swift Boating the Planet

Al Gore and others who hope to turn global warming into a real political issue are going to have to get tougher, because the other side doesnt play by any known rules.

Paul Krugman (The New York Times | 29 May 2006)

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