December 8, 2004 |
Automakers are generally doing a poor job in lowering emissions that contribute to global warming, despite continued success in reducing pollution that causes smog, an environmental group said Tuesday. Japanese manufacturers again made the cleanest-burning vehicles, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists' biennial report, which focused on the 2003 vehicles from the six largest automakers in the U.S. market in terms of sales. Honda Motor Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2004 |
Dissatisfied with the Bush administration's policies on global warming, attorneys general from California and seven other states plan today to sue five large energy producers who they contend are responsible for nearly 10% of the heat-trapping gases that the United States is releasing into the atmosphere.
February 15, 2004 |
The Saskatchewan prairie is so featureless and flat that people here say you can watch your dog run away for three days. Fields of canola and wheat fill the vastness before falling off the horizon in a landscape punctuated by oil pump jacks bobbing lazily like old men in rocking chairs. But deep underground, an ambitious experiment is underway to determine whether carbon dioxide can be safely buried.
February 14, 2002 |
President Bush today will announce a significant shift in the nation's strategy to combat global climate change, effectively rejecting a commitment made in 1992 to voluntarily reduce carbon dioxide emissions and instead opting to merely limit their growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2002 |
In a move that could lead to sweeping changes in how cars sold in America are built, the Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would make California the first state to regulate vehicle exhaust linked to global warming. The bill now goes to the state Senate, where amendments to answer concerns held by Gov. Gray Davis and auto makers are a virtual certainty. The measure, written by Democrat Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills, barely cleared the Assembly on a party-line vote.
November 11, 2001 |
Heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions jumped 3.1% in the United States last year, the biggest one-year increase since the mid-1990s, the Energy Department reported Friday. Carbon dioxide emissions in 2000 were nearly 14% higher than in 1990, the department's Energy Information Administration said. The global-warming pact that President Bush rejected this year commits industrialized countries to roll back "greenhouse" gas emissions to 1990 levels. The unusually large increase in U.S.
July 29, 2001 |
The current talk about climate change and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases reminds me of a line in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," where Pooh-Bah sings, "And I am right and you are right and everything is quite correct." President Bush says the Kyoto treaty is fatally flawed because it doesn't obligate developing nations to reduce emissions, and he is right.
July 25, 2001 |
Congressional efforts to combat global warming received an unexpected boost from a decision this week by more than 180 countries to deal with the problem without the United States, outside experts and key lawmakers said Tuesday. They added that prospects now appear good that Congress will pass one or more measures designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, which scientists say is the chief contributor to global warming.
July 15, 2001 |
Like life itself, the continuing debate over global warming has one thing at its center--carbon. A buildup of carbon dioxide--the gas that is released from the burning of any form of carbon, from paper to petroleum--is the chief culprit in most explanations for the recent increase in global temperatures. To environmental activists and many political leaders in Europe, the solution for that buildup is simple: Use less. Drive smaller cars to burn less gasoline.