TORONTO (Reuters) – Quebec will become the first province in Canada to adopt California’s strict auto emissions standards, the province’s environment ministry said on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s planned carbon tax cannot be applied because it includes too many exemptions, a French government body ensuring laws are constitutional ruled on Tuesday, in an embarrassing setback for the government.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd stopped short on Thursday of ruling out an early election over climate-change policy and sought instead to pile more pressure on an opposition split over the issue.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore, a Southeast Asian city-state with high per-capita emissions of greenhouse gases, will pledge to slash those emissions by 16 percent by 2020 versus current levels, local media reported on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Google unveiled a map of California’s climate-changed future on Wednesday, part of the most populous U.S. state’s first steps in planning to adapt to “inevitable” global warming.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The science showing that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are causing a dangerous warming of the world’s climate is sound, President Barack Obama’s top scientists said on Wednesday, despite controversial e-mails stolen from climate researchers.
OSLO (Reuters) – Prices of everyday goods such as clothing and food will barely rise if rich nations slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a study on Wednesday that concludes green lifestyles are affordable.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Financial benefits from climate change legislation for U.S. farmers will greatly outweigh any additional costs they face from measures limiting greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California officials said on Tuesday that drought and environmental restrictions have forced them to cut planned water deliveries to irrigation districts and cities statewide to just 5 percent of their contracted allotments.