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Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

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Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

Rising sea levels could force the evacuation of entire populations from low-lying countries like the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, according to a recent report. Climate change could potentially create 200 million refugees by 2050.

Posted: June 12, 2009 16:41   Comments: 2
The game of chicken with China over global warming ends

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The game of chicken with China over global warming ends

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that under the Obama administration, the U.S. and China are finding a shared cause in the fight against global warming, and each nation has stopped waiting for the other to act first.

Posted: May 29, 2009 17:26   Comments: 5
Tune in: Online radio show on polar politics

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Tune in: Online radio show on polar politics

Once considered a frigid wasteland, the Arctic is now hotly contested as it emerges as a region of vital economic and military importance. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the politics of the poles. McKenzie Funk, Oran Young and Jessica Shadian joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: May 19, 2009 19:29   Comments: 6
On Earth Day, world turns attention to renewable energy

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On Earth Day, world turns attention to renewable energy

Olav Kjorven, director for the United Nations Development Program's Bureau for Development Policy, discusses how sustainable development can be encouraged in very poor countries and how best to address environmental issues in a time of economic stress.

Posted: April 22, 2009 11:02   Comments: 0
Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

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Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

China is seeing the consequences of excessive water usage and grazing as millions of acres of fertile farmland transform into desert. The country has relocated some of its farmers. Sean Gallagher of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visits the arid town of Hongsibao in the highlands of north-central China.

Posted: April 20, 2009 07:50   Comments: 0
In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

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In quest to develop, Africa risks squandering environment

Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental activist Wangari Maathai discusses how to balance the needs of developing countries with the need for conservation, as well as the impact of climate change on Africa and how African governments are dealing with environmental challenges.

Posted: April 9, 2009 20:50   Comments: 2
Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of natural resource use, opportunities and dangers for resource-rich developing countries and the role played by the U.S. in this global issue. Dave Burdick, Michael Cohen and Alf Hornborg joined the conversation.

Posted: March 31, 2009 18:06   Comments: 1
Controversy surrounds water forum in Turkey

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Controversy surrounds water forum in Turkey

The Fifth World Water Forum, a meeting focused on water scarcity and management issues, began this week in Istanbul, Turkey -- a country dealing with its own water crisis as the government builds a controversial dam.

Posted: March 18, 2009 11:30   Comments: 3
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

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Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.

Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29   Comments: 4
Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

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Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

Months after the storms have passed, some Haitians are trying to dig their homes out of 10 to 15 feet of mud. Worldfocus explores how long-gone storms continue to interfere with day-to-day life.

Posted: February 18, 2009 15:04   Comments: 1

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