CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A regulatory panel’s conditional support for the Mackenzie gas pipeline in Canada’s Far North could kick-start plodding talks between Ottawa and the project’s backers over an expensive fiscal support package, a top Northwest Territories minister said on Thursday.
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s government wants to salvage a carbon tax, scrapped on constitutional concerns, by closing loopholes for some businesses, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers said on Thursday they would try to block a Environmental Protection Agency proposal that opens the door to federal regulation of planet-warming gases.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Thursday he expected the United States would raise its offer to cut climate-warming emissions at U.N. talks in Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Failure to reach agreement with China over greenhouse gas emissions transparency could be a dealbreaker for the United States at UN climate talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – China’s climate change ambassador said on Thursday he had not given up hope of a strong climate deal at Copenhagen talks, and rejected as malicious rumors a suggestion from other delegates that China had.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The world’s oceans absorb about a quarter of all carbon dioxide emitted by humans each year and it is making the water so acidic it could start dissolving some cold water corals, scientists said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Negotiators in the U.S. Senate are nowhere close to writing details of a compromise climate change bill requiring reductions in greenhouse gas pollution, Senator Joseph Lieberman said on Thursday.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – More than 500 Canadian scientists on Thursday urged the country’s government — portrayed by critics as a laggard in the fight against climate change — to significantly boost efforts to fight global warming.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The widely used weed killer atrazine affects the sexual development of frogs, raising questions about the effects of its use in the environment, the University of Ottawa said on Thursday.