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2006-05-23 13:10:22

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe appears set to secure a second term in Sunday's elections with Colombians ready to reward him at the ballot box for cracking down on warring paramilitaries and Marxist guerrillas. Nearly four years with Uribe at the tiller have slashed kidnapping and crime rates, opened up key highways once plagued by banditry and steered the economy to strong growth in spite of a four-decade-old conflict that kills...

2006-05-15 05:15:18

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and Britain called on Monday for tougher greenhouse gas targets after the European Union said emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide fell well short of official quotas last year. The EU's carbon trading scheme, the centerpiece of its Kyoto strategy to tackle climate change, is supposed to drive pollution cuts by handing industry fewer permits to pollute than expected emissions, so firms have to buy in the extra permits. But the EU said...

2006-05-15 04:55:37

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and Britain called on Monday for tougher greenhouse gas targets after the European Union said emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide fell well short of official quotas last year. The EU's carbon trading scheme, the centerpiece of its Kyoto strategy to tackle climate change, is supposed to drive pollution cuts by handing industry fewer permits to pollute than expected emissions, so firms have to buy in the extra permits. But the EU said...

2006-04-19 14:50:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Unless Canada's new government moves quickly to tackle global warming the country's economy and quality of life will increasingly suffer in decades to come, 90 top environmental experts told Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an open letter. Harper, whose Conservatives won the January 23 election, is openly unenthusiastic about the Kyoto accord on climate change and says there is no way Canada can meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. "We...

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2006-04-19 14:50:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Unless Canada's new government moves quickly to tackle global warming the country's economy and quality of life will increasingly suffer in decades to come, 90 top environmental experts told Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an open letter. Harper, whose Conservatives won the January 23 election, is openly unenthusiastic about the Kyoto accord on climate change and says there is no way Canada can meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. "We...

2006-04-19 10:40:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA -- Unless Canada's new government moves quickly to tackle global warming the country's economy and quality of life will increasingly suffer in decades to come, 90 top environmental experts told Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an open letter. Harper, whose Conservatives won the January 23 election, is openly unenthusiastic about the Kyoto accord on climate change and says there is no way Canada can meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. "We urge you...