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World Bank President calls for urgent action to fight global warming

(eTN) - Regular food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation or drinking

Ban warns world not to replace ozone-depleting gases

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community today not to replace ozone-depleting gases that are now being phased out with highly potent global warming substitutes.

Most Americans think devastating natural disasters are increasing

NEW YORK - Reading or watching the news, one might be struck by the seemingly constant barrage of reports of disasters, both natural in origin and not.

Snow slowly building on Mount Kilimanjaro

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - Standing as the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is slowly regaining its snow after several years of drought in East Africa and the effects of climate change in A

Record-setting 2010 highlights global warming trend

The year 2010 ranked as the warmest on record – together with 2005 and 1998 – according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which added that last year also witnessed a l

Flooding becomes a regular news item

(eTN) - Perhaps when we talk of global warming, we need to start referring to the severe weather conditions as a global warning. Lately, flooding has become a regular item in the news.

Tourism stands in frontline in environmental issues, WTTC president say

LONDON (eTN) – The president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, explains for eTurboNews how his organization is involved in the fight against global warming and s

Islanders bid for tough climate action blocked

COPENHAGEN – Declaring "it's a matter of survival," one of the world's tiniest nations, speaking for imperiled islands everywhere, took on global industrial and oil powers Wednesday at the U.N.

Nepal cabinet meeting held at Mt. Everest

In order to draw international attention to the impact of global warming on the Himalayan glaciers, Nepalese cabinet ministers held a special cabinet meeting at the Kala Patthar (17,192 ft.) plateau,

Global Warming and Mt. Kilimanjaro

Every year, more than 10,000 tourists are drawn to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, driven in no small part by the fear that the mountain's magnificent ice will soon melt.

Equatorial ice caps keep shrinking

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The glaciers on the equatorial mountains of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt.

Disaster looms with rising sea levels: Islands

MANADO, Indonesia - Rising sea levels that could wipe whole nations off the map and displace scores of millions of people are being overlooked in global climate change talks, island countries said Tue

BA, Air France propose emissions trading for airlines

British Airways Plc joined with Air France-KLM Group, two airline groups and the U.K.’s main airport operator to propose an emissions trading system for all carriers to help fight global warming.

Earth Hour to hit major tourist draws near you

Saturday would be a great time to be an astronaut with a window seat in a rocket ship circling the earth.

Five tourist destinations that global warming could destroy

Global warming could have a devastating impact on some popular vacation spots, according to Bob Henson, a writer at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and author

Australians go green on Australia Day

For some of Australia’s best-known cities, companies and organizations that are part of a United Nations low-carbon initiative, this year’s Australia Day will be celebrated, not by barbecues or be

Tanzanian travel charity organization scoops global Equator Prize 2008

Arusha, Tanzania (eTN) - Growing participation in local community development through tourist gains has recently brought to Tanzania the prestigious Equator Prize, a United Nations-led partnership tha

Call of the Bute Inlet wild

Prior to my trip to British Columbia’s Bute Inlet, I half-heartedly agreed to going.

Endangered list for travel destinations

It used to be that when we heard the words, endangered list, we only thought about animals.

International community to Myanmar gov’t: Open your doors

Cyclone Nargis has claimed the lives of 22,500 with another 41,000 missing, Myanmar's military government said yesterday. Disturbing reports have claimed that the devastation is so overwhelming that “bodies are being thrown into the river.”

Climate change talks in Bangkok a success

(eTN) - The climate change talks held last week in Bangkok were successful in devising a schedule for negotiations leading to a long-term international agreement on the issue, but actually devising an accord that all countries will sign remains a major challenge, a top United Nations official told reporters today.

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