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50% of World Food Production goes to Waste

50% of World Food Production goes to Waste

Henry Ridgwell, VOA News, Jan. 14, 2013: Up to half of the food the world produces goes to waste, according to a new report. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Britain says cutting waste is vital if the world is to meet food demand as the global population soars. In a barn hundreds of meters long, […]

UN says Global Warming Trend is “Unmistakable”

UN says Global Warming Trend is “Unmistakable”

Phil Mercer, VOA News, Jan. 15, 2013: The United Nations’ chief science body is meeting in Tasmania as climate scientists urge Australia to prepare for rising sea levels that could put about $300 billion worth of commercial property, infrastructure and homes at risk.  The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summit in Hobart is the latest […]

2012: Another Year of Extreme Weather

2012: Another Year of Extreme Weather

By Rosanne Skirble, VOA News, Dec. 21, 2012: The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States.These and other extreme weather events […]

International Migration: Facts and Problems

International Migration: Facts and Problems

By VOA News, Dec. 16, 2012: This Tuesday, the United Nations and countries around the world will mark International Migrants Day, an event established a dozen years ago to acknowledge the contributions made by economic migrants. This week, VOANews.com takes an in-depth look at international migration from perspectives in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and […]

New Russian Ethnicity Policy Ignites Outcry

New Russian Ethnicity Policy Ignites Outcry

By RFE/RL, Dec. 1, 2012:A potentially explosive political kettle has been simmering in Russia for months, and it may well boil over in the weeks to come.Shortly after his return to the Kremlin in May, President Vladimir Putin ordered the drafting of a new State Nationalities Policy. The document, which was to be unveiled on December […]

Troubled UN Climate Talks Near End

Troubled UN Climate Talks Near End

By VOA News, Dec. 07, 2012: Two-weeks of United Nations-sponsored climate talks are coming to a contentious end in Doha, Qatar.Protesters made their presence felt Friday, chanting in the lobby of the Qatar National Convention Center, angry over the apparent failure of rich nations and developing countries to reach consensus on cutting  emissions and reducing global […]

Philippines: Typhoon Death Toll Climbs to 300

Philippines: Typhoon Death Toll Climbs to 300

By Simone Orendain, VOA News, Dec. 5, 2012: MANILA — The southern half of the Philippines is reeling from a major typhoon that has so far left more than 230 people dead. The state weather bureau says Typhoon Bopha is on a northwest path from the country’s western-most island province of Palawan.Officials say they are now focused […]

Russia Hopes for more Arctic Shipping in light of Climate Change

Russia Hopes for more Arctic Shipping in light of Climate Change

By James Brooke, VOA News, Nov. 28, 2012: MOSCOW — Americans may have seen the downside of climate change when Hurricane Sandy bashed into New Jersey and New York City in October. Some scientists say melting Arctic ice helped to create the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Russians and Chinese, however, see an upside to ice […]

Floods in India: Nearly 1.5m People Expelled From Their Homes

Floods in India: Nearly 1.5m People Expelled From Their Homes

By thenews.com.pk, September 25, 2012 Assam State, India: Because of massive flooding nearly 1.5 million people have been expelled from their homes in the north-eastern India, where authorities have declared a health alert, officials said on Monday. “Eighteen of 27 districts of Assam have been hit by floods with 1.4 million displaced and 11 people drowned […]

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