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Wealthier nations could seek to abandon Kyoto Protocol

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Wealthier nations could seek to abandon Kyoto Protocol

If the leaked "Danish Text" proposal is authentic, the plan would place more bargaining power with richer nations, take negotiating responsibilities away from the UN and abandon the Kyoto Protocol. Representatives of developing nations are irate, saying they will not agree to an inequitable framework that would limit their economic growth. Alan Fisher of Al Jazeera English reports.

Posted: December 9, 2009 12:28   Comments: 0
Greenhouse gas emissions soaring around the globe

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Greenhouse gas emissions soaring around the globe

As part of its coverage of this week's Copenhagen climate change summit, the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published an interactive graphic depicting emissions. View four different maps showing global emissions totals, produced by data graphic designer Stephen Rountree.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:09   Comments: 4
Reaping the benefits of Obama’s East Asia tour

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Reaping the benefits of Obama’s East Asia tour

Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian argues that President Obama's East Asia trip produced important results, particularly on climate: an electric car initiative, a joint clean-energy research center and a partnership on developing clean coal technologies.

Posted: December 3, 2009 13:40   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Radio: Chile’s Growing Pains

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Worldfocus Radio: Chile’s Growing Pains

Chile's economic "miracle" has lifted many Chileans from poverty and become a fiscal model for Latin America. Martin Savidge hosts Peter Winn and Victoria Hurtado to discuss the underside of Chile's prosperity, focusing on the middle class, growing inequality and the younger generation.

Posted: December 2, 2009 20:22   Comments: 2
Joint Israeli-Palestinian project plants strawberry fields

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian project plants strawberry fields

As part of our Beyond the Headlines series, Arieh O'Sullivan of The Media Line reports from the Palestinian town of Qalqilyah about a project on which Israelis and Palestinians are working together. Agriculture liaisons from both sides are cooperating to make strawberry fields blossom -- and as one Beatle might say, to give peace a chance.

Posted: December 2, 2009 16:32   Comments: 8
Investors worry Dubai financial woes may spread

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Investors worry Dubai financial woes may spread

Stocks sank in Asia, Europe and the U.S. this week after reports that the government-owned investment arm of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates cannot pay back its loans to banks in Europe and Asia. Marcus Mabry, international business editor of The New York Times, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the ripple effects on the global economy.

Posted: November 27, 2009 11:33   Comments: 2
Evaluating the costs, benefits of new cancer-fighting drugs

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Evaluating the costs, benefits of new cancer-fighting drugs

In Wednesday's show, we look at a new cancer drug, Avastin, which can reportedly extend patients' lives. But there is a public debate about how much medical care should be made available at the end of life. Henry Aaron, a senior fellow and noted health care expert with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the issue.

Posted: November 25, 2009 13:00   Comments: 25
Reflecting on Pres. Obama’s maiden voyage to the East

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Reflecting on Pres. Obama’s maiden voyage to the East

Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how President Obama’s first visit to China elicited considerable curiosity among the Chinese, though Obama could not have expected the generally rapturous welcome he has received in Europe. Additionally, the Chinese government saw to it that his visit was strictly controlled and choreographed.

Posted: November 23, 2009 17:00   Comments: 1
India’s leader makes first visit of Obama presidency in DC

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India’s leader makes first visit of Obama presidency in DC

Martin Savidge speaks with Amit Pandya of the Stimson Center, an organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security, about the Indian prime minister's visit to the U.S. Pandya analyzes Manmohan Singh's visit, in light of the fact that this is the first state visit by a foreign leader during Obama's presidency.

Posted: November 23, 2009 16:56   Comments: 3
North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:41   Comments: 3
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