climate change issues

Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

Article: Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

BEIJING, China, August 9, 2008 (ENS) – Chinese and NBA basketball star Yao Ming, who carried the Chinese flag in Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games, has accepted an invitation from the UN Environment Programme to become its first Environmental Champion. “I am delighted and greatly honored to accept the UN Environment Programme’s…

Martinez Says All Regions Must Share Climate Expense

Article: Martinez Says All Regions Must Share Climate Expense

WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2008 (ENS) – Mel Martinez says the time to act on climate change is now. The junior U.S. Senator from Florida said Sunday that he will support federal legislation that curbs carbon emissions, but the Orlando Republican says he wants to ensure the costs are fairly distributed. Congress clearly recognizes the…