Week in review: Davos, George Mitchell and Afghanistan
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the week’s top stories: The economic forum in Davos, George Mitchell's mission in the Middle East and the situation in Afghanistan.
Posted: January 30, 2009 15:49
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Competing global forums tackle the economy
As several nations gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2009 World Economic Forum, others are meeting in Brazil for the World Social Forum. Both forums will focus on the global economy, though the Davos conference centers around policy and the Brazil meeting looks at social need.
Posted: January 30, 2009 11:23
In the Newsroom
What’s on Obama’s (full) plate?
Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge had some down time on the set this week, during which he helpfully compiled a list of all the global challenges facing President Barack Obama. What do you think is the most pressing issue?
Posted: January 23, 2009 10:31
Germans told to hold the bratwurst and schnitzel
From Germany to Australia, countries are examining their diets and considering toning down on meat consumption, as livestock farming is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: January 23, 2009 09:39
Economic crisis impacts plans for fighting climate change
Steven Cohen of the Earth Institute discusses the impact of the financial crisis on the Obama administration's approach to fighting climate change and the U.S. role in encouraging developing nations to reduce their carbon footprint.
Posted: January 22, 2009 17:43
Behind the Science
Antarctica warming more than previously thought
The authors of a new scientific report showing that Antarctica is warming more than previously thought discuss their research and dispel some myths about its meaning.
Posted: January 22, 2009 16:29
Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam. Generations of civilians have suffered the consequences.
Posted: January 15, 2009 16:33
A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera
A Worldfocus contributing blogger shares a letter from Zimbabwe, where the lines at the bank are long and residents struggle to get clean water and power.
Posted: January 15, 2009 12:41
Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about visiting a farm in Nigeria, where the majority of the population remains poor and hungry even though the country is one of the world's top oil exporters.
Posted: January 14, 2009 09:07
Japanese whaling sparks cultural, environmental debate
Japan's annual five-month research hunt in Antarctica has angered anti-whaling activists. Though Japanese whalers say their work is part of legal scientific research, critics say they are hunting for commercial purposes.
Posted: January 8, 2009 14:11