California to cut gas emissions

27/9/2006 BBC Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a law which sets targets to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Becoming the first US state to impose such limits, California is aiming to reduce its emissions by 25% by 2020.

World ‘warmest for 12,000 years

26/9/2006 BBC Earth has warmed by 0.6C (1F) over the past 30 years, research shows. Read the rest of this entry »

Green energy or grim reaper?

22/9/2006 BBC Biofuels could end up damaging the natural world rather than saving it from global warming, argues Jeff McNeely in the Green Room. Better policies, better science and genetic modification, he says, can all contribute to a greener biofuels revolution. Read the rest of this entry »

Humans ‘causing stronger storms’

11/9/2006  BBC  In July last year, Kerry Emanuel, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, published research showing that the duration, maximum wind speeds and energy released in tropical storms has increased markedly in both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific oceans since the mid-1970s.  Read the rest of this entry »

World’s most wanted: climate change

8/9/2006 BBC VIEWPOINT John Ashton Human-induced climate change must be treated as an immediate threat to national security and prosperity, says John Ashton, the UK’s climate change envoy. Read the rest of this entry »