Is the Earth absorbing less gas? Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere much faster than scientists expected, raising fears that humankind may have less time to tackle climate change than previously thought. — The Guardian

Global warming to close the slopes: A new report has found global warming is threatening alpine ski resorts and the economies that depend on them. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report says the Alps are particularly sensitive to climate change. — ABC News Online

Pelosi promises proposal on pollution: US Congress House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to create a special committee Thursday in an effort to jump-start long-delayed government efforts to deal with global warming and produce a bill by Independence Day. — The Washington Post

The battle for the beluga: Beluga whales were once so thick in the waters along Alaska’s biggest city that boaters had to take care to avoid bumping them. But now Cook Inlet’s population of small white whales, beloved by locals and tourists, may be headed for extinction, according to a report from government biologists last week. — The Brunei Times

The march of the jellyfish: British fish stocks are threatened by an unusual consequence of global warming: a dramatic rise in jellyfish numbers, scientists warned yesterday. — The Guardian

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