MPs urge climate change budget: MPs are urging Gordon Brown to put climate change at the heart of his pre-Budget report next week. Members of the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee are calling on the Treasury to take action to help curb greenhouse gas emissions. BBC News

US sued over environmental reporting:  A coalition of U.S. environmental groups has sued the Bush administration for refusing to produce an overdue, federally mandated national climate-change report. The Washington Times

Dion to honour Kyoto: The new leader of Canada’s Liberal Party pledged Sunday to honor the country’s commitment to the Kyoto protocol if he unseats Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an election expected next year.  International Herald Tribune

Inquiry backs nuclear power: Another parliamentary inquiry has come down on the side of a nuclear future for Australia, a newspaper has reported. The House of Representatives industry and resources committee is expected to conclude that nuclear power is the only means of substantially cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The Age

Water power threatens climate: Hydroelectric power plants – hailed as providers of clean energy – could be dangerous contributors to climate change. This is the startling claim of scientists who say that the dams the plants use produce large amounts of methane, one of the most potent causes of global warming. Guardian

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