SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Mudslides and flooding killed at least 44 people in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state and authorities said on Friday that the death toll could climb with more heavy rains in the forecast.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict used his traditional New Year address on Friday to call on people to change their lifestyles to save the planet, saying environmental responsibility was essential for global peace.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – President Barack Obama forged a climate pact with major developing nations including China on Friday but European nations only reluctantly signed up for a deal they criticized as unambitious.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Several developing nations lined up on Saturday to reject a deal worked out by U.S. President Barack Obama and major emerging economies to help fight global warming at the end of a U.N. summit.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accepted a Copenhagen climate deal on Saturday, but said they had wanted more.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to “act together” on an accord to fight climate change, but he did not offer new U.S. commitments to cut emissions that some see as crucial to a deal.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A U.N. summit is considering a target of limiting global warming to a maximum 2 degrees Celsius, backed by a new fund of $100 billion a year to aid developing nations, according to a draft text pulled together on Friday morning hours before world leaders met.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday that China was committed to meeting and “even exceeding” a goal to rein in the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – World leaders worked through the early hours to try and beat a Friday deadline for a deal on cutting emissions and helping poor countries cope with the costly impact of global warming.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two more U.S. Senators jumped into the climate bill debate on Friday, offering a proposal that would cap planet-warming emissions but reduce the role of Wall Street in carbon markets.