Latest Kyoto Stories

2005-08-19 10:03:59

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Representatives of 23 nations deeply split about how to combat global warming ended talks in Greenland on Friday with a plea from the host to stop years of squabbling and take urgent action.

2005-08-19 07:55:00

Environmental ministers and officials from 23 countries met Thursday near a glacier that is retreating at an alarming pace and agreed that governments must stop arguing over global warming and start acting.

2005-08-16 11:34:37

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark urged "new thinking" on Tuesday about ways to combat global warming at the start of climate talks by 25 nations in Greenland.

2005-07-30 21:44:56

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have expressed interest in joining a new U.S.-led partnership to cut greenhouse gas emissions by developing technology and economic incentives, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.

2005-07-29 11:10:09

A U.S.-led plan to develop clean energy technologies met with surprise in Asia and concern among critics that it may be a ploy to undo the Kyoto pact, the binding accord on controlling global warming that Washington refuses to sign.

2005-07-28 21:28:21

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia says it is partly responsible for creating a six-nation pact to combat global warming, which grew from a brainstorming meeting of 20 countries on climate change in Britain five months ago.

2005-07-28 09:38:18

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A U.S.-led Asian-Pacific accord on spreading technology to fight global warming has hazy targets and is unlikely to end up supplanting the far broader U.N. Kyoto protocol, experts said on Thursday.

2005-07-28 06:32:27

By Darren Schuettler VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Six nations led by the United States and Australia unveiled a pact on Thursday to fight global warming, but critics assailed the voluntary deal for offering no emissions targets and said it undermined existing treaties.

2005-07-28 00:08:27

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The United States and Australia said on Thursday that a new six-country pact to combat global warming by developing technology to cut greenhouse gases is not a threat to the existing Kyoto Protocol. "We are not detracting from Kyoto in any way at all.

2005-07-27 20:19:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, which is pushing alternatives to the Kyoto treaty on global warming, unveiled a six-nation pact on Wednesday that promotes the use of technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.