calls for responsible deal in Durban climate change conference

by Nicole Winfield Huff post November 27, 2011

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UN climate talks get underway in South Africa. Kyoto protocol may be extended in weakened form; patchwork measures may provide some progress.

by Juliet Eilperin Washington Post November 27, 2011

The officials from around the world who will gather in South Africa on Monday to convene the latest round of U.N. climate negotiations are facing an uncomfortable fact: The global pact that has dictated greenhouse-gas targets since 1997 may no longer be relevant....

Fund halts new grants for AIDS, TB and malaria treatment in poor countries as developed country contributions drop

by David Brown Washington Post November 23, 2011

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which underwrites AIDS treatment for about half the people getting it in developing countries, announced Wednesday that it will make no new grants for the next two years because of the worldwide economic downturn....

Report cites dramatic drop in AIDS deaths worldwide

by David Brown Washington Post November 21, 2011

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Can the oceans continue to feed us?

by Renee Schoof McClatchy Newspapers November 10, 2011

WASHINGTON — Far out on the Pacific Ocean, the world's industrial fishing fleets pursue one of the last huge wild hunts — for the tuna eaten by millions of people around the world....

Brazil’s long shadow vexes some neighbors

by Simon Romero New York Times November 4, 2011

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Sandal-clad indigenous protesters have excoriated their president, calling him a “lackey of Brazil.” Angry demonstrations in front of Brazil’s embassy here denounced its “imperialist” tendencies. Bolivian intellectuals lambasted the “São Paulo bourgeoisie,” likenin...

How fear drove world rice markets insane

by Dan Charles NPR November 2, 2011

Nothing is more basic and simple than food. Yet it comes to us courtesy of a long, complicated supply chain that spans the globe....

Population growth taxing planet’s resources; expanding demands are depleting seas, fresh water and forests

by Juliet Eilperin Washington Post October 24, 2011

The president is using his authority to try to put Democrats on the side of angry voters...

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Bolivia scraps Amazon road project protested by indigenous people

by BBC News October 21, 2011

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has scrapped plans for a road project in the Amazon that had triggered protests by indigenous people....

Aid policy: The rise of the new donors

by IRIN News October 19, 2011

IRIN has been covering Syria's humanitarian crisis from its outset. A look at some highlights. Can the creaking international aid system reform before history overtakes it?...

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