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Worldfocus Radio: Small Islands, Big Climate Changes

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Small Islands, Big Climate Changes

While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.

Posted: March 17, 2010 15:46   Comments: 12
Mobilizing technology to help Chilean earthquake victims

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Mobilizing technology to help Chilean earthquake victims

The Ushahidi crisis mapping site, which recently collated information from Haitian earthquake victims, has set up a sister site to aggregate similar data from Chile. And, listen to an audio interview from ConcepciĆ³n with journalist Annie Murphy.

Posted: March 2, 2010 16:38   Comments: 2
Toyota continues battle to restore customer confidence

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Toyota continues battle to restore customer confidence

In addition to brake problems, Toyota announced today that it will be fixing oil hoses in 1.6 million vehicles around the world, most of them in the U.S. A famous American adage states, "As General Motors goes, so goes the nation." In Japan, many are wondering if the same principle applies to Toyota. Our German partner Deutsche Welle reports from Japan.

Posted: March 2, 2010 13:36   Comments: 34
India launches countrywide slum mapping campaign

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India launches countrywide slum mapping campaign

The government of India announced plans earlier this week to do comprehensive mapping of slums in the entire country -- to further the ambitious goal of making India slum-free within five years. Worldfocus spoke with Pratima Joshi of Shelter Associates for more on slum mapping.

Posted: February 25, 2010 16:50   Comments: 10
Cyber-security risks test U.S. government preparedness

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Cyber-security risks test U.S. government preparedness

We take a look beyond the headlines at increasing concerns over cyber-security, a problem that was recently highlighted by an online assault on Google from China. This event added to fears about a digital attack that could cripple the information superhighway. For more, Martin Savidge interviews James Lewis.

Posted: February 22, 2010 16:46   Comments: 3
Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Google Maps

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Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Google Maps

Google and Russian Railways have teamed up to provide a virtual tour of the world's longest continuous railroad. Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan explains how you can take one of the great train journeys of the world without leaving the comfort of your home.

Posted: February 17, 2010 14:26   Comments: 2
Throngs of Chinese go home on motorbikes for New Year

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Throngs of Chinese go home on motorbikes for New Year

Millions of people in China will be heading home this weekend for the most important holiday of the year -- the Lunar New Year. The Ministry of Railways estimates that more than 200 million passengers will be traveling by train alone. Then there are those who travel on the cheap. CCTV reports on how some are getting home for the holidays.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:50   Comments: 1
Drones continue to eliminate major foes in NW Pakistan

Blogwatch

Drones continue to eliminate major foes in NW Pakistan

This week, Pakistani Taliban finally confirmed what the Pakistani army had claimed many days ago -- that Hakimullah Mehsud was killed last month by U.S. drones. While there are conflicting reports about which strike dealt Mehsud the mortal blow, the Pakistani Taliban are leaderless for the second time in six months. Read how commentators are assessing the drone war.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:40   Comments: 4
China surges past competitors in clean energy technology

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China surges past competitors in clean energy technology

China is rapidly becoming the leading manufacturer of clean energy. The country has become the largest producer of wind turbines and solar panels and also provides almost 97 percent of the world's supply of rare-earth materials. The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter could also make the rest of the world reliant on its alternative energy products.

Posted: February 11, 2010 12:05   Comments: 4
Toyota seeks to make amends for engineering defects

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Toyota seeks to make amends for engineering defects

The world's largest automaker is attempting to fix its cars and its reputation. The company announced its latest recall -- more than 400,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide -- bringing the total recalls to 8.5 million. The announcement was accompanied by a new apology by Toyota's chairman. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Roben Farzad for more.

Posted: February 9, 2010 15:53   Comments: 19
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