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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...

2005-07-05 20:25:31

By Steve Holland COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush has not shifted hisposition on climate policy but wants to broaden the debate onthe controversial issue, White House officials said on Tuesdayahead of a Group of Eight summit. National security advisor Stephen Hadley said Bush wantedG8 leaders to discuss global climate change and work out anaction plan that would take a broader view than the Kyotoaccord's curbs on industrialized countries' greenhouse gasemissions. "I think you are...

2005-06-27 03:10:06

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany (Reuters) - A waste of more than $1,300 ayear for every American, undermining economic growth and jobs?Or a lifeline for the planet costing just an annual $20 foreach European? The U.N.'s Kyoto protocol on curbing global warming looksutterly different when viewed from Washington, which opposesthe 150-nation pact, or from its main backers in the EuropeanUnion, Japan or Canada. So who is right? Experts say there is no sign that...

2005-06-30 13:02:35

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany (Reuters) - A waste of more than $1,300 ayear for every American, undermining economic growth and jobs?Or a lifeline for the planet costing just an annual $20 foreach European? The U.N.'s Kyoto protocol on curbing global warming looksutterly different when viewed from Washington, which opposesthe 150-nation pact, or from its main backers in the EuropeanUnion, Japan or Canada. So who is right? Experts say there is no sign that...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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