Bush lauds G-8 leaders for work on protecting environment

US President George W. Bush on Wednesday hailed the G-8 summit's move to coalesce behind a global climate change strategy, saying he hopes it will ultimately help nations to be "good stewards of the environment." "In order to address climate change, all major economies must be at the table, and that's what took place today," Bush said in a statement to reporters at the conclusion of the summit of leading industrialized nations - a meeting that he said also moved ahead on international free trade and combating hunger and disease around the world.