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Energy Use Can Be Cut by Efficiency, Survey Says

The growth rate of worldwide energy consumption could be cut by more than half over the next 15 years through more aggressive energy-efficiency efforts by households and industry, according to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, which is scheduled to be released today.

Steve Lohr (The New York Times | 29 Nov 2006)

Global Warming Goes to Court

The Bush administration has been on a six-year campaign to expand its powers, often beyond what the Constitution allows. So it is odd to hear it claim that it lacks the power to slow global warming by limiting the emission of harmful gases. But that is just what it will argue to the Supreme Court tomorrow, in what may be the most important environmental case in many years.

NY Times Editorial (The New York Times | 29 Nov 2006)

Changing Climate Is Forcing World Cup Organizers to Adapt

High temperatures in Europe have disrupted the Alpine skiing World Cup, throwing the calendar of the sport's premier circuit into disarray and raising questions about the future of a sport so vulnerable to climate change.

Nathaniel Vinton (The New York Times | 27 Nov 2006)

On the Move to Outrun Climate Change

As the Bush administration debates much of the world about what to do about global warming, butterflies and ski-lift operators, polar bears and hydroelectric planners are on the move.

Blaine Harden and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post | 27 Nov 2006)

Science a la Joe Camel

At hundreds of screenings this year of An Inconvenient Truth, the first thing many viewers said after the lights came up was that every student in every school in the United States needed to see this movie.

Laurie David (The Washington Post | 26 Nov 2006)

Energy Firms Come to Terms With Climate Change

While the political debate over global warming continues, top executives at many of the nations largest energy companies have accepted the scientific consensus about climate change and see federal regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions as inevitable.

Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post | 25 Nov 2006)

Thanksgiving’s Moveable Feast

Cranberries and any number of Thanksgiving Day staples are probably headed north thanks to global warming, as Dr. Paul Epstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, told me recently. Dr. Epstein looks at the future, and it's not so hot for native foods, or at least not for those that grow in the United States.

Corby Kummer (The New York Times | 24 Nov 2006)

Survey: 3 Out of 4 Americans Want Detroit and Washington to Impose 40 MPG Fuel-Efficiency Standard

Will the Big 3 automakers blow it for a second time by misreading an American public that is expecting gasoline prices to start soaring again soon?

PRNewswire (PRNewswire | 22 Nov 2006)

Study: Global Warming No Longer A Warning

Austin, TX (AHN) - Global Warming is no longer just a warning -- animals are starting to die off a lot sooner than biologists predicted as the climate warms.

Megan Shannon (All Headline News | 22 Nov 2006)

City Approves ‘Carbon Tax’ in Effort to Reduce Gas Emissions

BOULDER, Colo. — Voters in this liberal college town have approved what environmentalists say may be the nation's first "carbon tax," intended to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases.

Katie Kelley (The New York Times | 18 Nov 2006)

Europeans Would Accept Climate Change Curbs

Europeans are overwhelmingly convinced that human activity is contributing to global warming, and a majority would be prepared to accept restrictions on their lifestyle to combat it, according to a poll for the Financial Times.

Ed Crooks (The Financial Times | 20 Nov 2006)

Dutch Bask in Warmest Autumn in Three Centuries

The autumn of 2006 has been the warmest in the Netherlands for over 300 years, 12.5 percent hotter than the previous year which was already a record, meteorologists said.

AFP (Agence France Press | 20 Nov 2006)

Climate Change is as Serious as WMD: Annan

UN chief Kofi Annan demanded that world leaders give climate change the same priority as they did to wars and to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Richard Ingham (Agence France Press | 17 Nov 2006)

U.N. Nations Reach Deal to Cut Emissions

With a concession to China, more than 180 nations at the U.N. climate conference appeared to reach preliminary agreement Friday on next steps toward negotiating deeper future cuts in global-warming emissions, Germanys environment minister said.

Charles J. Hanley (Associated Press | 17 Nov 2006)

Boxer Plans Senate Hearings on Global Warming

Automakers and manufacturers, beware: Theres a new environmental policy boss in town, she scowls a lot, and two of her favorite phrases are global warming and extensive hearings.

Margaret Talev (McClatchy Newspapers | 15 Nov 2006)

Taking a Stand on Global Warming

Montana will become a desert by 2100 if nothing is done to slow global warming, according to four MSU students, who researched the issue and requested an appearance before the Bozeman city council.

Helena Independent Record (Helena Independent Record | 14 Nov 2006)

Countries Ranked on Climate Change Efforts

Sweden, Britain and Denmark are doing the most to protect against climate change, but their efforts are not nearly enough, according to a report released Monday by environmental groups.

Elizabeth A. Kennedy (Associated Press | 14 Nov 2006)

Weather Will Get More Extreme, Study Predicts

The world — especially the Western United States, the Mediterranean region and Brazil — will likely suffer more extended droughts, heavy rainfalls and longer heat waves over the next century because of global warming, a new study forecasts.

MSNBC (MSNBC | 14 Nov 2006)

Ice-melt Isolates Remote Communities in Canada

Aboriginal communities in Ontario s far north are becoming increasingly isolated as rising temperatures melt their winter route to the outside world and impede their access to supplies.

Jonathan Spicer (Reuters | 14 Nov 2006)

DOE Vows to Turn Up Appliance Efficiency

The Energy Department has agreed to boost energy efficiency requirements for nearly two dozen household appliances and equipment from dishwashers to fluorescent lamps as part of a court settlement after years of inaction. The new standards will be phased in over the next five years.

H. Josef Hebert (Associated Press | 14 Nov 2006)

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