Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming’s toll: Glacier in Bolivia is gone (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
Friday May 08th 2009, 6:20 PM

CHACALTAYA, Bolivia — If anyone needs a reminder of the on-the-ground impacts of global climate change, come to the Andes mountains in Bolivia. At 17,388 feet above sea level, Chacaltaya, an 18,000 year-old glacier that delighted thousands of visitors for decades, is gone, completely melted away as of some sad, undetermined moment early this year. [News Source]

Obama won’t fight global warming with bear rules (AP via Yahoo! News)
Friday May 08th 2009, 5:43 PM

The Obama administration, which promised a sharp break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick with a Bush-era policy against expanding protection for climate-threatened polar bears and ruled out a broad new attack on greenhouse gases. [News Source]

Obama will not fight global warming with bear rule (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Friday May 08th 2009, 4:39 PM

The Obama administration, which promised a sharp break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick with a Bush-era stand against expanding protection for polar bears, ruling out an approach that would have opened a broad new attack on climate change. [News Source]

US denies polar bears protection from climate change (u.tv)
Friday May 08th 2009, 1:42 PM

The Obama administration today declined to protect polar bears from the single greatest threat to their survival – the melting of sea ice by global warming. The decision brought immediate protests from wildlife and environmental groups. [News Source]

Obama keeps Bush-era polar bear rule
Friday May 08th 2009, 1:01 PM

The Obama administration retains a Bush-era rule that prohibits regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Endangered Species Act. NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson reports.  (msnbc.com)The Obama administration said Friday it will retain a Bush-era rule that limits what can be done to protect polar bears from global warming.


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Obama keeps Bush-era polar bear rule
Friday May 08th 2009, 1:01 PM

The Obama administration retains a Bush-era rule that prohibits regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Endangered Species Act. NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson reports.  (msnbc.com)The Obama administration said Friday it will retain a Bush-era rule that limits what can be done to protect polar bears from global warming.


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Cap-and-trade won’t cause mass manufacturing migration.
Friday May 08th 2009, 10:00 AM

As the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee wrestles over the draft climate change legislation proposed by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), a new study has been released suggesting the feared economic toll may be lighter than some predict. [News Source]

US won’t drop cap-and-trade auctions: White House.
Friday May 08th 2009, 10:00 AM

The White House is committed to auctioning off polluter permits under a "cap-and-trade" system to fight climate change, a top official said Thursday in remarks likely to anger US industry. [News Source]

Waxman buys time with pledge to produce climate bill next week.
Friday May 08th 2009, 10:00 AM

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) bought himself a little bit more time yesterday to produce a consensus on global warming and energy legislation amid a vocal uprising from within his party's moderate ranks. [News Source]

Money from richer countries may be the key to Copenhagen climate talks, Danish minister says.
Friday May 08th 2009, 10:00 AM

Developed countries must be able to deliver new and innovative financing for greenhouse gas mitigation to the developing world if there's any hope that climate change negotiations will succeed, Denmark's climate and energy minister stated. [News Source]

U.N. CO2 scheme needs energy efficiency focus: Developer.
Friday May 08th 2009, 10:00 AM

A bigger role must be found for improving energy efficiency in any new U.N. deal aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a leading China-based project developer said on Thursday. [News Source]