"COPENHAGEN -- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says she will take commonsense steps to regulate carbon emissions to protect the health of Americans. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her newly declared power to regulate greenhouse gases will be used to complement legislation pending in Congress, not replace it. ... Jackson spoke Wednesday at the 192-nation climate conference in Copenhagen, which is trying to forge an international treaty to control the gases causing the Earth's temperature to rise. The AP had the story Dec. 9, 2009.
"Republican lawmakers critical of efforts to battle climate change said they would fly next week to the Copenhagen summit to undercut President Barack Obama's promises of strong US action." AFP had the story Dec. 8, 2009.
"COPENHAGEN -- Visitors to the U.S. Center at the 15th annual conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this week will find a six-foot computer-driven globe demonstrating the environmental processes of planet Earth." Environment News Service had the story Dec. 8, 2009.
"TUNIS -- Rich nations at the Copenhagen climate summit should commit $40 billion a year in new money to help Africa tackle the consequences of global warming, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Monday." Christian Lowe reports for Reuters Dec. 8, 2009.
"MUMBAI - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the end of the U.N. climate summit, joining dozens of leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama, in the latest sign of growing momentum toward a new global accord.
Singh will go on December 17 to the Copenhagen talks which are due to end the following day, a spokesman in the prime minister's office said on Saturday." Reuters had the story Dec. 7, 2009.