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2008-09-13 00:00:25

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that Ken Martchek, manager for environment and sustainability at its North Side corporate center, was one of four employees who were recognized recently by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as playing a role in the organization winning a share of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. The intergovernmental panel, based in Switzerland, said the four contributed to the award as lead authors of guidelines nations use to report greenhouse emissions...

2008-09-11 15:00:29

Alcoa announced today that four of its employees played a part in the United Nations Organization's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) win of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. The IPCC, based in Switzerland, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change. The IPCC jointly shared the prize with former U.S. Vice...

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2008-09-02 09:15:00

A new study suggests the controversial 1998 "hockey stick" graph was correct. A team led by Michael Mann analyzed 2,000 years worth of data. They found Northern Hemisphere temperatures are now "anomalously warm". The report was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The 1998 hockey stick was a series of discussions over man-made global warming. The graph was featured prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 2001 assessment. The graph reveals...

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2008-08-21 10:30:00

The crusade against global warming continues this week in Ghana as negotiators meet to talk about encouraging developing nations to join the fight. The world's poorest countries are more worried about providing food than the uncertain long-term effects of climate change. The weeklong U.N. climate conference starts Thursday.  Around 1,600 delegates and environmental experts from more than 150 countries will work towards an agreement to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases. Scientists...

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2008-08-13 15:35:00

The prospect of climate change sparking food and water shortages in the Middle East is less likely than previously thought, with new research by an Australian climate scientist suggesting that rainfall will be significantly higher in key parts of the region. Recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) raised fears that storm activity in the eastern Mediterranean would decline this century if global warming continues on present trends. In turn, that would have...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

VANCOUVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Petromin Resources Ltd. (TSX.V Symbol: PTR) is pleased to announce that William D. (Bill) Gunter, PhD will join the company's International Advisory Board to provide advice to the Board of Directors relating to science and technology of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and storage. Dr. Gunter received his BSc and MSc degrees in geology from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB and his PhD in geochemistry from the Johns Hopkins...

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2008-06-06 11:15:00

The international science community must devote more resources to research into the effects climate change is having on ocean environments, according to a paper published today in the journal Science by researchers at CSIRO's Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship."Marine ecosystems are undoubtedly under-resourced, overlooked and under threat and our collective knowledge of impacts on marine life is a mere drop in the ocean," wrote Dr Anthony Richardson, from The University of...

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2008-05-30 00:30:00

A new climate change assessment has been released by the Bush administration that said human-induced global warming will likely lead to problems like droughts in the U.S. West and stronger hurricanes. This assessment comes four years late and was pushed forward by a court order. This comes as a surprise from President Bush, who now acknowledges that global warming is happening despite his previous denial of climate science throughout most of his presidency. Still, some watchdog groups claim...

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2008-05-09 10:15:06

Economically, the steps taken to reduce global climate change will not be a wise investment if money is solely aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study conducted by researchers in the U.S. and Ireland.Researchers presented a plan on Thursday that they said would help people adapt to droughts or rising seas cased by global warming, while funding research of new technology and curbing emissions.  They estimate the plan will cost $800 billion over the next 100 years,...

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2008-05-01 16:20:00

Scientists at Germany's Kiel University predict the Earth's temperature will stay roughly the same in the coming decade as the planet's natural climate cycle enters a cooling phase.  The researchers developed computer models for their analysis, which suggest the cooling phase will counter warming from greenhouse gas emissions.But thereafter, the researchers expect temperatures to begin rising quickly by about 2020.The forecast centers around the ocean's natural temperature cycles, called...