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Climate Scientists Predict New Sea Level Changes

Climate Scientists Predict New Sea Level Changes

In a new report, climate change scientists predict that for each one degree Celsius of increase in global temperature, sea levels will rise 2.3 meters. They say their estimate may be accurate for as long as the next 2,000 years.

Pope Benedict’s Final Audience as Head of the Roman Catholic Church

Pope Benedict’s Final Audience as Head of the Roman Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI has held his final audience as head of the Roman Catholic Church before stepping down from his post on Thursday. The pope appeared in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday to lead prayers and meet with his followers one last time. Some 50,000 tickets were distributed, and officials expected thousands more to turn up for the historic occasion.

Smart Simulation Technology to Extend our Senses

Smart Simulation Technology to Extend our Senses

Imagine shopping for clothes online and being able to run your hand across the screen on your computer or smartphone to feel the fabrics. That kind of simulation technology could be available within the next five years.

UN Head Criticizes ‘Outside Powers’ Supplying Syria with Arms

UN Head Criticizes ‘Outside Powers’ Supplying Syria with Arms

By RFE/RL, Jan. 22, 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the international envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, have criticized “outside powers” for supplying arms to both the government and rebels in Syria.Meeting in New York on January 21, Ban and Brahimi did not name any countries.Russia and Iran, however, have supplied weapons to the government of […]

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 […]

Snowstorm Batters Mid-East, Syria

Snowstorm Batters Mid-East, Syria

VOA News, Jan. 10, 2013: Jerusalem – A winter storm in the Middle East has brought heavy snowfall and flooding and caused at least eight deaths. The storm, called the worst in more than 20 years, disrupted life across the region and deepened the misery of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Weather experts say […]

US Politicians Approve Fiscal Cliff Deal

US Politicians Approve Fiscal Cliff Deal

By Cindy Saine, VOA News, Jan. 02, 2013: CAPITOL HILL — After a dramatic day of unexpected twists and turns, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Senate compromise bill to avert massive tax increases and severe cuts to government spending known as the fiscal cliff. Earlier in the day, passage of the measure seemed in […]

Nuba Christians Bombed in Sudan

Nuba Christians Bombed in Sudan

By Jeremy Reynalds, ANS, Dec. 31, 2012: Juba, South Sudan – Non-Arab Christians in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains said they feel forgotten after Sudanese air forces killed at least 11 of the faithful in bombings before and after Christmas, according to area sources. Some of the thousands of Nuba Mountain civilians who have taken refuge from government bombing in […]

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