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AGU meeting looks for answers

Arctic sea ice, climate tipping points and geoengineering were just a few of the themes under scrutiny in San Francisco.

Negotiations kick off in Bali

Delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference have two weeks to come up with a plan.

IPCC warns of abrupt and irreversible impacts

Synthesis report from fourth assessment will form basis for Bali negotiations.

Forest fires: a cause and a symptom

Forest fires like the ones seen in southern California last month are both caused by, and increase the problem of, climate change.

Are efficiency and technology the key to sustainable energy?

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu says that energy conservation and efficiency is the most important action needed to get the world on track to sustainable energy.

President at odds with public opinion in the US

In contrast to George Bush, nearly 70% of US citizens support an international treaty calling for cuts in carbon emission.

Will high-level climate change meetings find the answer?

The UN climate change summit in New York follows hot on the heels of the launch of the IPCC's full report on adaptation and mitigation.

Sanitation beats pollution clean-up

World Water Week will see the Asian Development Bank call for partners to help it improve sanitation across Asia, a move that will not only improve human health but also nip environmental pollution in the bud.

Modelling the bigger picture

Earth system models face a number of challenges, not least of which is predicting how humans will act in the future.

Climate change reporting hots up

There was extensive media coverage in industrialized nations of this year's IPCC reports, but there was little reporting in developing countries, where the worst effects of climate change are likely to be experienced.

Coal: a burning need for research?

A report from the US National Academies suggests priority areas for coal research.

World Environment Day focuses on melting ice

While June 5th brought global attention to the cryosphere, will the following day's G8 summit see world leaders come up with a solution?

Will clean tech clean up?

Investors attending the Cleantech Forum in Frankfurt last week certainly hope so.

European Geosciences Union meeting - environmental benefit or carbon source?

Delegates travelling to the European Geosciences Union's annual meeting in Vienna, Austria, emitted about 5000 tonnes of carbon. But does the increased knowledge about the environment resulting from the conference outweigh these greenhouse gas emissions?

African continent one of the most vulnerable to climate change

Resources affect ability to adapt to environmental changes.

World Water day focuses on water scarcity

Climate change and increased use of biofuels look set to exacerbate the existing problem of water supply.

US should focus on emissions targets, not biofuels

The US would do well to follow Europe's latest commitment on greenhouse gas reductions.

Climate changes at AAAS Annual Meeting

The US is now more open to taking action on climate change, according to speakers and delegates at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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