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2005-07-29 11:10:09

VIENTIANE, Laos -- 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. The initiative - the result of yearlong secret talks - brings together the U.S., Australia, China, India, South Korea and last-minute partner Japan with the aim of inventing and selling technologies ranging from "clean coal" and wind power to...

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. Environment Minister Ian Campbell said Canberra started talks on the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate after a two-day climate change meeting in London, which was held ahead of the July meeting of the world's eight richest nations. The partnership...

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. Unlike the 152-nation Kyoto pact, the six-country accord between the United States, Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea sets no binding goals for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels blamed for rising...

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. The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate -- grouping major polluters United States and China with India, Japan, South Korea and Australia -- seeks new technology to cut greenhouse gases without sacrificing...

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. We are complementing it," U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Robert Zoellick told a news conference on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific security forum in the Lao capital, Vientiane. "Our goal is to complement other treaties...

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. The deal between the United States, Japan, Australia, China, India and South Korea will build on existing bilateral agreements on technology sharing. It includes no Kyoto-style caps on emissions. President Bush said in a statement the Asia-Pacific partnership, which...

2005-07-27 09:43:23

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - The United States, the world's top polluter, is set to unveil a five-nation pact to combat global warming by developing energy technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions, officials said on Wednesday. China and India, whose burgeoning economies comprise a third of humanity, as well as Australia and South Korea are part of the agreement to tackle climate change beyond the U.N.'s Kyoto protocol. The United States and Australia are the only developed...

2005-07-27 07:21:31

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - The world's top polluter, the United States, is set to unveil a pact to combat global warming by developing energy technology aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions, officials and diplomats said on Wednesday. China and India, whose burgeoning economies comprise a third of humanity, as well as Australia and South Korea are also part of the agreement to tackle climate change beyond the Kyoto protocol. Kyoto requires a cut in greenhouse emissions...

2005-07-27 05:35:30

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - The United States, Australia, China, India and South Korea will unveil on Thursday a regional pact to combat greenhouse gas emissions by developing environmentally friendly energy technology. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick will make an announcement with representatives from the other four countries at the Association of South East Asian Nations Regional Forum in Laos, a U.S. embassy statement said on Wednesday. A U.S. official told...

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2005-07-26 23:55:00

CANBERRA -- The United States, Australia, China, India and South Korea are likely to unveil this week a regional pact to combat greenhouse gas emissions by developing environmentally friendly energy technology, Australia said on Wednesday. Environment Minister Ian Campbell said the countries had been working on a regional pact to tackle climate change beyond the Kyoto protocol, which requires rich nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.2 percent below 1990 levels by 2008-12. The United...


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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