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News stories tagged with "climate"
by Brian Mann
Jun 26, 2008 — This week in Tupper Lake, more than two hundred scientists, activists, policy analysts and corporate executives are trying to hammer out a new action plan for climate change. The conference at the Wild Center lacks some of the political heft of earlier meetings in Europe and Asia. But organizers hope that the closed-door session will allow more creative and ambitious thinking. As Brian Mann reports, the goal is to develop an action plan for the U.S. that will help head off the worst impacts of global warming. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Dec 31, 2007 — Delegates to a United Nations climate conference in Bali agree to a "roadmap" earlier this month. The deal sets the agenda for negotiators to work to find ways to reduce pollution. The conference nearly broke down, but the U.S. dropped last-minute demands and signed the new pact after much outrage and disappointment from other countries. Joe Rosales teaches environmental studies at St. Lawrence University. He and two students were observers at the conference. Todd Moe asked him about what took place in Bali and what might happen in the years ahead. Go to full article
Nov 12, 2007 — A new study finds that as plant species go extinct around the world, ecosystems could become a lot less productive. Rebecca Williams reports, this could be bad news for the services people depend on from nature. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 10, 2007 — A Vermont activist has sparked a national protest over global warming set for this Saturday, with more than 1300 events planned in all 50 states. Late last summer, environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben helped lead a five-day walk across Vermont to demand action on global warming. On Saturday, thousands are expected to take part in rallies to demand that Congress enact curbs on carbon emissions that would cut global warming pollution 80% by 2050. The campaign, organized by McKibben and some of his students at Middlebury College, has won widespread support from a wide variety of environmental, student, and religious groups. McKibben told Todd Moe that Saturday's event will be the largest grassroots environmental protest since Earth Day 1970. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Jan 25, 2007 — The Rideau Canal winds through the heart of Ottawa. It's scenic in summer. In winter, it emerges as a dominant feature of city life, nearly five miles of outdoor skating. Students and businessmen commute on skates. Tourists come from both sides of the border. The Skateway is the star attraction for Winterlude. Hundreds of thousands of people crowd the ice during the three-week-long carnival held every February, bringing $150 million dollars into the region's economy. The unusually warm start to this winter cast doubt on any skate season at all. January may be a write-off, but deep cold has finally arrived, making Winterlude's prospects look--nearly solid. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin has more. Go to full article
Mar 26, 2002 — Like the rest of the Northeast, the North Country is experiencing drought or near-drought conditions. Climatologists are expecting high fire danger in the region's forests this summer. David Sommerstein reports New York is offering help to local fire departments that are often the first to respond to wildfires. Go to full article