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2005-11-30 15:32:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - A U.N. conference adopted a rule book for the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol on limiting a build-up of emissions of greenhouse gases on Wednesday but Saudi Arabia held up a key section on policing the accord. "This is an historic step," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion, hosting the November 28-December 9 talks by about 190 nations, said of the decision by government officials. "The Kyoto Protocol is now fully...

2005-11-30 10:20:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Backers of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming may need 3-5 years from now to work out a successor to the pact that runs out in 2012, the U.N.'s climate change chief said on Tuesday. Many environmentalists want a new pact in place by 2008 to help curb a rise in world temperatures. Businesses also want clear long-term climate rules as soon as possible to guide investments. "What I've heard in the corridors is a...

2005-11-29 23:13:35

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Backers of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming may need 3-5 years from now to work out a successor to the pact that runs out in 2012, the U.N.'s climate change chief said on Tuesday. Many environmentalists want a new pact in place by 2008 to help curb a rise in world temperatures. Businesses also want clear long-term climate rules as soon as possible to guide investments. "What I've heard in the...

2005-11-29 14:54:55

By Alister Doyle and Jeffrey Jones MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States ruled out making extra pledges to fight global warming beyond 2012 on Tuesday, angering environmentalists who accused Washington of blocking a 189-nation conference in Canada. Chief U.S. climate negotiator Harlan Watson also strongly defended President George W. Bush's environmental record, saying emissions by the world's biggest polluter had fallen more in 2000-2003 than in the European Union. Up to 10,000...

2005-11-29 14:55:00

By Alister Doyle and Jeffrey Jones MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States ruled out making extra pledges to fight global warming beyond 2012 on Tuesday, angering environmentalists who accused Washington of blocking a 189-nation conference in Canada. Chief U.S. climate negotiator Harlan Watson also strongly defended President George W. Bush's environmental record, saying emissions by the world's biggest polluter had fallen more in 2000-2003 than in the European Union. Up to 10,000 delegates...

2005-11-28 19:11:23

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Host Canada urged a wider fight against global warming at the start of 189-country talks on Monday that will try to enlist the United States and poor nations in U.N.-led schemes to fight climate change beyond 2012. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the U.N. conference in Montreal, which lasts...

2005-11-29 00:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL -- Host Canada urged a wider fight against global warming at the start of 189-country talks on Monday that will try to enlist the United States and poor nations in U.N.-led schemes to fight climate change beyond 2012. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the U.N. conference in Montreal, which lasts until December 9....

2005-11-28 18:55:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL -- Host Canada urged a wider fight against global warming at the start of 189-country talks on Monday that will try to enlist the United States and poor nations in U.N.-led schemes to fight climate change beyond 2012. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the U.N. conference in Montreal, which lasts until December 9....

2005-11-28 14:30:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Host Canada urged a broader fight against global warming at the start on Monday of U.N. talks which include the United States, which has pulled out of the main U.N. environmental accord. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the 189-nation conference in Montreal lasting until December 9. "More...

2005-11-28 09:14:24

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - A U.N. conference opening in Canada on Monday will try to step up a fight against global warming by drawing the United States and developing nations into U.N.-led agreements beyond 2012. About 10,000 delegates -- from 189 governments, environmental lobby groups and businesses -- will attend the November 28-December 9 talks meant to start mapping out what to do after the first period of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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