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2005-11-21 12:10:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has delayed until the first quarter of next year proposals for more cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from industry to meet its Kyoto and domestic goals on curbing pollution, the government said on Monday. UK industry is covered by the European Union's emissions trading scheme, the centrepiece of the bloc's efforts to meet its Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas pollution which is widely blamed for causing global warming. The UK had planned to publish the proposals...

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2005-11-21 06:10:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent HARSTAD, Norway -- Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall. In recent years, snows have failed to fall as normal across large parts of the barren land dotted with low birch and pines. "We are experiencing the reality of climate change," Prakhova, who leads a group representing indigenous people in Russia and the Nordic nations, said on a snow-free day in...

2005-11-17 09:35:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Rich nations' emissions of gases blamed for global warming risk rebounding in coming years after falling overall since 1990 amid the collapse of Soviet-era industries, United Nations data showed on Thursday. Compared to 1990, the greenhouse gas emissions of 40 developed nations including former Communist states were down 5.9 percent by 2003, slightly exceeding a goal of a cut of 5.2 percent by 2008-12 set by the U.N.'s Kyoto protocol....

2005-11-17 08:10:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Rich nations' emissions of gases blamed for global warming risk rebounding in coming years after falling overall since 1990 amid the collapse of Soviet-era industries, United Nations data showed on Thursday. Compared to 1990, the greenhouse gas emissions of 40 developed nations including former Communist states were down 5.9 percent by 2003, slightly exceeding a goal of a cut of 5.2 percent by 2008-12 set by the U.N.'s Kyoto...

2005-11-17 05:05:45

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Rich nations' emissions of gases blamed for global warming risk rebounding in coming years after falling overall since 1990 amid the collapse of Soviet-era industries, United Nations data showed on Thursday. Compared to 1990, the greenhouse gas emissions of 40 developed nations including former Communist states were down 5.9 percent by 2003, slightly exceeding a goal of a cut of 5.2 percent by 2008-12 set by the U.N.'s...

2005-11-17 03:10:08

By Sugita Katyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is unlikely to agree to any emission caps in the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol because of its expanding energy-hungry economy, but analysts say developed nations will continue to pile pressure on the nation. Asia's third-largest economy and home to about a sixth of humanity has some of the most polluted cities in the world, many of them continually shrouded in eye-stinging smog of noxious fumes from cars and industry. Its growing...

2005-11-16 17:17:14

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration will use a United Nations climate change meeting in Canada to tout a voluntary plan to store heat-trapping gases underground, an Energy Department official said on Wednesday. Environmental groups said the administration will try to derail any attempt at the Montreal meeting to set mandatory targets to extend the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012, when its first phase ends. Kyoto requires developed nations to cut emissions of...

2005-11-16 00:24:10

By Masayuki Kitano KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi rejected criticism that his diplomacy leans too much toward Washington at the expense of Asia, saying close U.S.-Japan ties are good for the region and the world. "There is an argument that if U.S.-Japan relations are too good, Japan could lose its direction," Koizumi told a joint news conference on Wednesday with U.S. President George W. Bush after the two leaders held talks in the western Japanese...

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2005-11-15 09:50:00

By Stuart Penson LONDON -- Rich nations are scouring the globe for greenhouse gas credits to help them meet climate change targets, but red tape in one of the Kyoto Protocol's main markets is hampering their search. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), potentially a big source of cheap carbon dioxide reduction credits, is struggling to deliver as hundreds of climate-friendly projects in India, China and other developing countries wait in a queue for official approval to go ahead. Calls to...

2005-11-14 06:55:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON -- Environmental activists accused British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday of failing to tackle global warming despite many pledges of tough action. As Greenpeace dumped five tonnes of coal outside Blair's London residence in protest at what they said was his backsliding, the World Wide Fund for Nature accused him of saying one thing but doing the opposite on climate change. "Blair has gone from being the great hope to being the great threat," Greenpeace spokesman...


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