Quantcast

Environmental News: Environmental News from Grist

Report questions whether many U.S. cities will meet Kyoto targets
11 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm
The carbon-reduction blame game isn’t limited to the federal level: nearly 360 U.S. mayors vowed that their cities would meet Kyoto Protocol standards, but a sampling of 10 cities reveals that they are not on track to accomplish their goals, according to a new report. The mayors involved in the …

Six decades after World War II, Nazi U-boat poses threat to Norway
11 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm
What’s scarier than a Nazi U-boat slinking along your shores? A Nazi U-boat sunk along your shores, with 65 tons of mercury still inside. In coastal Norway, residents are keeping a wary eye on a 62-year-old casualty of war that could pose a whole new danger. With time and seawater …

Washington school board puts a moratorium on “An Inconvenient Truth”
11 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm
First sex, now science? What will they tell the kids about next? The parents of a high-schooler in Federal Way, Wash., have complained to the district’s school board about a teacher’s plan to screen Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, and the board has put a moratorium on the film. “Condoms …

It’s official: 2006 was warmest year ever for the contiguous U.S.
11 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm
In 2006, the contiguous U.S. experienced its warmest year since records began in 1895 (also the year of the first volleyball game — who knew?). Every state in the Lower 48 had average temperatures above, well, average; New Jersey hit its highest temperature ever. The U.S. also logged its fourth-warmest …

China had a cruddy eco-year, still sees big picture more clearly than the U.S.
11 Jan 2007 at 12:01pm
In China, officials are assessing their 2006 eco-successes. The short version: there were none. The somewhat longer version: the country saw a pollution-related accident roughly every two days. Officials got 600,000 environmental complaints, 30 percent more than in 2005. Goals to improve efficiency by 4 percent and cut emissions by …

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Get the latest news and commentary on climate, energy and sustainability delivered every week right to your inbox
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

Leave a Reply