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Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

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Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:17   Comments: 15
Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

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Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

John Larson travels to Denmark's Samso Island to report on its efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use. In 1998, Samso, population 4,000, devised a bold plan to completely switch to renewable energy. Today, the island is 100% carbon-neutral.

Posted: December 7, 2009 17:06   Comments: 17
U.N. Copenhagen climate change conference aims high

Interview

U.N. Copenhagen climate change conference aims high

U.N. officials say that the time has come, not only to reduce carbon emission in the developed and developing worlds, but also for wealthier countries to help poorer countries deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Robert Guest, Washington correspondent for The Economist.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:15   Comments: 27
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
Opportunities and obstacles await Copenhagen summit

Interview

Opportunities and obstacles await Copenhagen summit

Just four days remain until the long-anticipated summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today India announced a target to reduce harmful CO2 emissions, after similar offers by the U.S., China and the E.U. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the upcoming climate conference with Annie Petsonk, International Counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund.

Posted: December 3, 2009 11:55   Comments: 28
New EU leader inspired by traditional Japanese haiku

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New EU leader inspired by traditional Japanese haiku

Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the new EU leader's hobby. With the international community focused on the Wall Street crisis and China's rise, Lee blogs that it's refreshing to know that the first EU president is a haiku poet.

Posted: December 2, 2009 15:30   Comments: 1
Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

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Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.

Posted: November 30, 2009 17:24   Comments: 9
Swiss voters want to outlaw Islamic religious structure

Interview

Swiss voters want to outlaw Islamic religious structure

Swiss voters have approved a highly controversial ban on the building of minarets across the country. Dr. Peter Mandaville of George Mason University joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the Swiss referendum forbidding the building of new minarets in Switzerland.

Posted: November 30, 2009 15:30   Comments: 162
Today: A tanker hijack and a Swiss vote to ban minarets

Daily News Brief

Today: A tanker hijack and a Swiss vote to ban minarets

Top stories from around the world as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somali pirates seize an oil tanker; Honduras holds a presidential election; and the Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets to accompany mosques.

Posted: November 30, 2009 11:50   Comments: 3
Today: Dubai World’s debts and an Irish abuse report

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Today: Dubai World’s debts and an Irish abuse report

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.

Posted: November 27, 2009 12:15   Comments: 0

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