Ecology Monitor

Monday, September 17, 2007

Can shopping save the planet? (The Guardian, 17 Sep 2007, Page 44)

Can shopping save the planet?

The Guardian
17 Sep 2007

It isn’t easy being green. You have to turn the thermostat down to a chilly 18C in winter, spend ages taping up draughty windows, eat nothing but muddy parsnips all through February and wear charity shop cast-offs instead of proper clothes. Oh, the... read more...

Montreal meeting to target ozone and climate
Cuts in ozone- depleting emissions expected to help combat global warming
The Vancouver Sun
17 Sep 2007

MONTREAL — Representatives of 190 countries will meet in Montreal today for talks aimed at the twin goal of combating global warming and restoring the ozone layer. The talks come as part of a UN- sponsored conference marking Sunday’s 20th anniversary... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Global warming brings crisis of conscience (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 22 Aug 2007, Page 8)

Global warming brings crisis of conscience
By Juliet Eilperin
The Wall Street Journal Europe
22 Aug 2007

TROMS�, Norway—This small country, which has a vast treasure of undersea oil and an intense civic concern about global warming, is struggling with a dilemma—but it is one most nations would envy. In little more than two generations, oil and gas have... read more...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Global warming threatens water supplies (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 21 Aug 2007, Page 10)

Global warming threatens water supplies
By Doug Struck
The Wall Street Journal Europe
21 Aug 2007

FRESNO, California—Steve Johnson scans the hot, translucent sky. He wants to make rain—needs to make rain for the parched farms and desperate hydro companies in this California valley. But first, he must have clouds. The listless sky offers no hint of... read more...

Monday, August 13, 2007

Global forces spur rise in euro-zone food prices (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 13 Aug 2007, Page 3)

Global forces spur rise in euro-zone food prices
By Joellen Perry —Yuka Hayashi in Tokyo contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
13 Aug 2007

FRANKFURT—The global rise in food prices is catching up with continental Europe, adding to mounting inflation worries and forcing changes to European Union agriculture policy. Rising global food demand, freakish weather and the push to reroute crops... read more...

Monday, July 30, 2007

A Great Barrier Reef on land breeds hope for threatened eco-systems
Barbara McMahon Scottsdale, New South Wales
The Guardian
30 Jul 2007

An ambitious scheme, described as a terrestrial version of the Great Barrier Reef, is underway to establish a wildlife corridor along almost the entire east coast of Australia to help protect animals and plants from climate change. The project aims to... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Barometers of global warming
Bangkok Post
23 Jul 2007

This is how a glacier retreats. At nearly 4,000 metres above sea level, in the shadow of a sharp Himalayan peak, a wall of black ice oozes in the sunshine. A tumbling stone breaks the silence of the mountains, or water gurgles under the ground, a sign... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny
Chicago Sun-Times
30 Jun 2007

In his new book, The Assault on Reason, Al Gore pleads, “We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Sold down the river
The Guardian
18 Jun 2007

LOOKING OVER MUDFLATS TOWARDS TILBURY POWER STATION Ajourney east along the A13 is not an uplifting experience. Passing outer London’s lorry depots, storage units, and defunct factories, all the detritus of late-20th-century, postindustrial urban life... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Abuse and incompetence in fight against global warming Up to 20% of carbon savings in doubt as monitoring firms criticised by UN body
Nick Davies
The Guardian
02 Jun 2007

A Guardian investigation has found evidence of serious irregularities at the heart of the process the world is relying on to control global warming. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which is supposed to offset greenhouse gases emitted in the... read more...