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2 years 10 months ago

Aspen Ski Area rallies to highlight climate change

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Ski Area hosted a ski race without snow Saturday to highlight the effect climate change has on the outdoor recreation industry. Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company's vice president of sustainability, says "climate change is already pounding businesses and communities, whether you're a ski resort, an...

4 years 8 months ago

Gov. Ritter to outline Colorado energy policies

Gov. Bill Ritter will lay out Colorado's plan to develop clean energy sources at an international forum on Wednesday. The discussion is part of the 2010 Biennial of the Americas celebration taking place throughout July in Denver. Others attending the meeting include Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Federico Pena,...

5 years 4 months ago

Conference spotlights climate change, carnivores

An official with a national wildlife group says the effect of climate change on wildlife and their habitat looms as "the conservation challenge of our generation." Jamie Rappaport Clark, executive vice president of Defenders of Wildlife, said Tuesday that climate change is affecting species from the Arctic north to...

5 years 4 months ago

Envoys scale back U.N. climate pact ambitions

Negotiators and diplomats were working Thursday on a scaled-back version of a global climate change treaty that could be agreed by next month's deadline, without firm U.S. commitments. The idea of forging a political agreement, instead of a legally binding treaty, was becoming a more accepted possibility as negotiators...

5 years 5 months ago

Maldives officials dive for climate change

The president of the Maldives says he's trying to make people realize his low-lying island nation is a "frontline state" facing the threat of global warming. To that end, President Mohammed Nasheed convened a Cabinet meeting today about 20 feet deep at the bottom of a lagoon. The Maldives is...

5 years 5 months ago

Alarming' melt of glaciers in Indian Kashmir

Indian Kashmir's glaciers are melting fast because of rising temperatures, threatening the water supply of millions of people in the Himalayan region, a new study by Indian scientists says. The study by Kashmir University's geology and geophysics department blamed the effect on climate change, and said it endangered the...

5 years 5 months ago

EU says US must join climate funding

The European Union says the United States should join it in stumping up cash to help poor developing nations to cope with climate change. Sweden's finance minister says Europe wanted the U.S. to "also put their weight behind the issue" ahead of global talks in December on a new pact...

5 years 6 months ago

UN confronts climate change

A day before world leaders start talking politics at the U.N. General Assembly, they'll confront global climate change. The U.N. climate chief says China may be leapfrogging ahead of the United States on legislation to address climate change. As the U.N. opens a one-day climate summit today, Yvo de Boer...

5 years 6 months ago

Use condoms to help climate, experts urge

Giving contraceptives to people in developing countries could help fight climate change by slowing population growth, the prestigious British medical journal Lancet said in an editorial Friday. More than 200 million women worldwide want contraceptives, but don't have access to them, according to Lancet. That results in 76 million...

5 years 6 months ago

UK: Global deal on climate change may not happen

Britain's Foreign Secretary says there is danger a United Nations conference in December won't strike a global deal on climate change. David Miliband said Tuesday the complexity of negotiations and disputes between industrialized and developing nations leave prospects for a deal "in the balance." He said they threaten to sink...

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