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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...

2005-07-26 22:35:00

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The United States, Australia, China, India and South Korea are likely to unveil later this week a regional pact to combat greenhouse gas emissions, an Australian government official said on Wednesday. The official, who declined to be named, confirmed a report in the Australian newspaper, which said the secretly negotiated pact to tackle climate change would be known as the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate. The Australian said the pact would aim...

2005-07-07 18:47:47

By Gernot Heller GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - The Group of Eight powers meeting in Scotland reached agreement on Thursday on the need for urgent action to combat global warming, but set no measurable targets, Germany's top negotiator said. A draft with Thursday's date seen by Reuters contained an acknowledgment that human activity was a significant contributor to global warming, and that there was a need to reduce the greenhouse gases that trigger it. But it made only cursory...

2005-07-07 04:47:39

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders tried on Thursday to finalize an agreement on climate change that could bring together the United States, other rich nations and major developing economies such as China and India. Any deal at the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland is unlikely to satisfy environmentalists who want all countries to sign up to binding targets on the carbon emissions that scientists say are causing the world to heat up. British Prime Minister...

2005-07-06 06:27:15

By Tabassum Zakaria COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush urged leaders aheadof a G8 summit on Wednesday to spearhead a worldwide effort toinvest in alternatives to oil and gas to help control globalwarming. Speaking hours before the start of the G8 meeting inScotland, Bush put forward economic arguments that might helpbridge gaping U.S. differences with the other seven countriesover how to cope with climate change. "Listen, the United States, for national security reasonsand economic...

2005-07-06 04:57:45

By Tabassum Zakaria COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush urged leaders aheadof a G8 summit on Wednesday to spearhead a worldwide effort toinvest in alternatives to oil and gas to help control globalwarming. Speaking hours before the start of the G8 meeting inScotland, Bush put forward economic arguments that might helpbridge gaping U.S. differences with the other seven countriesover how to grapple with climate change. "Listen, the United States for national security reasonsand economic...

2005-07-06 03:55:58

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush said before a G8summit on Wednesday that he recognized human beings contributedto global climate change but he remained unyielding in hisopposition to the Kyoto accord on the issue. "Listen, I recognize the surface of the Earth is warmer,and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans iscontributing to the problem," he told a news conference duringa visit to Denmark on his way to the G8 summit in Scotland. He said: "Kyoto didn't work for the...

2005-07-06 03:41:09

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush said on Wednesday herecognized that man contributes to global climate change butremained unyielding in his opposition to the Kyoto accord onthe issue. "Listen, I recognize the surface of the Earth is warmer,and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans iscontributing to the problem," he told a news conference duringa visit to Denmark on his way to the G8 summit in Scotland. He said: "Kyoto didn't work for the United States andfrankly it...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.