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2006-03-14 10:25:00

By Robert Evans GENEVA -- Greenhouse gases blamed for global warming and climate change have reached their highest ever levels in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday. A bulletin from the United Nations agency said the gases -- the main warming culprit carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide -- "all reached new highs in 2004." WMO officials also indicated that a near record year-on-year rise in CO2 levels for 2005 recorded by U.S. monitors --...

2006-01-11 13:05:00

LONDON -- German scientists have discovered a new source of methane, a greenhouse gas that is second only to carbon dioxide in its impact on climate change. The culprits are plants. They produce about 10 to 30 percent of the annual methane found in the atmosphere, according to researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. The scientists measured the amount of methane released by plants in controlled experiments. They found it increases with rising...

2005-09-14 09:28:35

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Spending to protect the environment, from coral reefs to forests, can bring big returns to aid a worldwide assault on poverty, a U.N.-backed report said on Wednesday. The study, coinciding with a summit of world leaders in New York, even suggested that forests may be more valuable when left standing rather than being cleared for crops because trees can absorb the heat-trapping gases widely blamed for global warming. "The...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'