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At the COP18 climate talks, the Filipino delegate broke down as he appealed to the world: 'no more delays, no more excuses.' Read more...
A new strain of coronavirus claims another life...this time in France. A 65-year-old man who had been traveling in Dubai has died from the illness, the French health ministry said. He was the first Frenchman to fall ill from the SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization says the virus, which causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, can likely be passed between humans, but only after prolonged, close contact. Out of 44 confirmed cases worldwide, 23 people have now died with most of those infected having traveled in the Middle East. Read more...
Many of us work our way through complex sustainability issues (quinoa, anyone?). My local urban farmer tells us it's better to buy local vegetables and fruits rather than organic because of the carbon footprint incurred by shipping produce Read more...
The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday slammed former Democratic Vice President Al Gore for being a "great American businessman" and selling his Current TV network to the "clearly anti-American" Al Jazeera network instead of former Fox News host Glenn Read more...
Today, delegates from nearly two hundred nations are gathering in Qatar for the UN'sThis new campaign is spreading an urgent message face-to-face all over the country, as this group of activists visit over twenty cities in the USA. Their Read more...

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A new report on the BP oil spill aftermath find disturbing numbers of "Eyeless shrimp and fish with lesions are becoming common, with BP oil pollution believed to be the likely cause." Fishermen and scientists alike say they've never seen Read more...
Major commercial fishing ports on the Gulf Coast bring in over 1.2 billion pounds of fresh seafood annually, but this will likely decline as Gulf fisheries continue to be affected by BP's disaster. Louisiana provides 40 per cent of all the Read more...
This would be a giant step forward toward an eventual agreement in Afghanistan. Good news: KABUL, Afghanistan — Giving a first major public sign that they may be ready for formal talks with the American-led coalition in Afghanistan, the Taliban Read more...
Sensational headlines aside, there are some revealing moments among the few newly-released Department of State cables published by Wikileaks. Although the transcript for this particular cable is long, it's worth reading the entire strand in context Read more...
October 21, 2008 BBC Western concerns about global energy markets hit new heights last night when Russia, Iran and Qatar said they were forming an Op Read more...