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2008-08-14 12:00:32

A new study suggests one in five of Germany's plant species could lose parts of its current range due to global warming. Researchers from Germany's Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, along with the French Laboratory for Alpine Ecology, said such species distribution will be the result of climate change and might have a dramatic impact, particularly on the vegetation in southwestern and eastern Germany. The researchers modeled...

2008-08-02 21:00:11

By Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 2--After six years of unprecedented access to LDS Church archives, hundreds of hours in the nation's libraries and thousands if not millions of dollars spent on research, three Mormon historians believe they can put to rest the question of what prompted a southern Utah Mormon militia to slaughter 120 unarmed men, women and children at Mountain Meadows on Sept. 11 1857. Local Latter-day Saints' paranoia, poverty, miscommunication,...

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 1--After six years of unprecedented access to LDS Church archives, hundreds of hours in the nation's libraries and thousands if not millions of dollars spent on research, three Mormon historians believe they can put to rest the question of what prompted a southern Utah Mormon militia to slaughter 120 unarmed men, women and children at Mountain Meadows on Sept. 11 1857. Local Latter-day Saints' paranoia, poverty, miscommunication,...

2008-07-30 21:00:17

By Becca Milfeld Daily Herald Correspondent "Earth Revealed" Museum of Science and Industry 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Admission $12 to $13 for adults, $8.50 to $9 for children 3 to 11 and $11 to $12 for seniors Real-time maps of the weather, current sea-surface temperatures, a NASA shuttle jetting across the sky. It may sound like a space station control room, but it's only the West Pavilion of the Museum...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Ben Winslow and Lee Davidson Deseret News WASHINGTON -- Even without an invitation, members of Utah's polygamous communities plan to appear at today's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on crimes associated with polygamy. Mary Batchelor, director of the pro-polygamy group Principle Voices, and two other members of independent fundamentalist communities will be there, alongside representatives of the Fundamentalist LDS Church. They are upset that the FLDS have been excluded from...

2008-07-09 06:00:14

By Paul Wiseman RUSUTSU, Japan -- The world's richest countries agreed Tuesday to support a 50% reduction in worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 -- but environmentalists and developing countries denounced the move as a mushy compromise that would do little to stop global warming. The South African environmental minister, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, dismissed the long-term emissions goal as "an empty slogan without substance." The Group of Eight industrialized nations set the goal at...

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2008-07-08 09:00:00

RUSUTSU, Japan -- Aid for Africa -- and whether enough was coming from the world's major economic powers -- was in the spotlight Monday as the Group of Eight nations met with seven African leaders at its annual summit. Activists have accused some G-8 countries, particularly France, Canada and Italy, of skimping on aid to Africa, and urged them to ramp up their contributions. The U.S., Japan, Britain, Germany and Russia make up the other members of the G-8. German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

2008-07-01 06:00:00

By Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 1--JACKSON, Wyo. -- Over and over again this week, Western governors have been confronted with the issue of climate change and the threat it poses to the sustainability of the region's way of life. It puts stresses on wildlife and its habitat, threatens water supply and challenges energy development, the attendees at the Western Governors Association annual meeting have been told. And the issue has not been couched in terms of whether...

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2008-06-26 00:15:00

The McKinsey Global Institute said on Thursday that the world needs a shift as radical as the Industrial Revolution to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 while safeguarding economic growth. A modern "carbon revolution" to curb global warming would require a tenfold rise by 2050 in the level of economic output for every ton of greenhouse gasses emitted mainly by burning fossil fuels. "This is comparable in magnitude to the labor productivity increases of the Industrial Revolution," a 48-page...

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2008-06-21 00:05:00

A group of business leaders said Friday that the world's developed countries should take the lead in the battle against global warming and push for halving global emissions of greenhouse gasses by 2050. The World Economic Forum, in proposals presented to Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, also urged the Group of Eight countries to set nearer-term reduction goals. "Nothing less than a rapid and fundamental strategy to reach a low-carbon world economy is needed," said the proposal, which was...