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New Zealand sets greenhouse gas reduction at 10-20 pct

New Zealand has set a target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by between 10 and 20 percent from 1990 levels, the government announced Monday, according to press reports. The target, which falls short of demands by environmentalists, would be

Australia to launch ambitious global carbon capture scheme

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia will launch a multi-million dollar international carbon capture and storage institute to fight global warming, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday.

Chicago outlines plan to slash greenhouse gases

CHICAGO – Mayor Richard M. Daley has announced a plan to dramatically slash emissions of heat-trapping gases, part of an effort to fight global warming and become one of the greenest cities in the nation.

US envoy says no ‘G8 solution’ to climate change

TOKYO (AFP) – The US ambassador to Japan voiced doubt Monday on whether the upcoming Group of Eight summit would take action on climate change, saying that any solution must also involve developing nations.

Honda rolls out new zero-emission car

TAKANEZAWA, Japan – Honda’s new zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell car rolled off a Japanese production line Monday and is headed to Southern California, where Hollywood is already abuzz over the latest splash in green motoring.

China biggest CO2 emitter last year

THE HAGUE (AFP) – China’s carbon dioxide emissions in 2007 were about 14 percent higher than the United States and accounted for two-thirds of the global rise, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) have said.

Climate negotiators review key issues in Germany

BONN, Germany – Back when negotiators set the clock for fighting climate change, they fixed 1990 as noon. Now, as midnight approaches, there is talk of resetting the hour hand.

Pollution kills 10,000 a year in southern China

HONG KONG (AFP) – At least 10,000 deaths every year in Hong Kong, Macau and neighbouring southern China are caused by the area’s worsening air pollution, according to a study released Wednesday.

Agreement on 2020 emissions target eludes G8 ministers

KOBE, Japan – Under pressure to boost talks on a new global warming pact, Group of Eight environment ministers on Monday endorsed slashing greenhouse gas emissions in half by mid-century, but failed to agree on much more contentious near-term targets.

Germany hopes for car emissions accord with France by June

BERLIN (AFP) – France and Germany are close to an agreement on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars, as part of broader EU goals to cut down on greenhouse gases, according to a German government source. “On many principles we