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2009-07-16 13:05:00

Steven Chu, US Energy Secretary, said on Thursday that he was "optimistic" about the upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen after meeting with Chinese officials over the thorny issue of cutting carbon emissions.

2009-07-15 14:25:00

Al Gore met with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday to discuss the future of the nation’s role in the charge against global warming.

2009-07-09 13:31:15

The Group of Eight top nations on Wednesday announced an agreement to keep the world’s average temperature from reaching above 2C (3.6F) as well as a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

2009-07-08 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, 11 daring Greenpeace climbers hung a banner on Mount Rushmore challenging President Obama to show real leadership on global warming.

2009-07-07 10:25:00

Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University scientists has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.

2009-07-06 12:27:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of the world's top climate scientists today called on the leaders of the world's major economies to adopt strong measures to address climate change, including a peak in global emissions before 2020.

2009-07-04 10:45:00

In a fervent attempt to resolve differences on issues of the world’s carbon emissions, officials from a 17-member, majority comprised body are coming together on the eve of a July 8-10 summit of the G8 to hold critical discussions.

2009-07-01 13:21:25

The green group WWF and the German insurance giant Allianz reported on Wednesday that Canada ranks last among the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations for tackling climate change while Germany is at the top of the list.

2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away.

2009-06-26 15:22:48

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for a global fund on Friday worth $100 billion a year to help out the developing world with climate change.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.