Daily Archives: July 14, 2010

Spotlight shifts to Brazil 2014

With the sun setting on the 2010 World Cup, the focus now shifts to Brazil – host of the 2014 World Cup. South America’s largest country will host the tournament for the second time – the first was in 1950. It will … Continue reading

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Rains continue in flood-hit China

Heavy rains are expected to continue in southern and central China, with torrential downpours along the Yangtze, the country’s longest river, claiming 107 lives so far. Fifty-seven others are also missing. An estimated 29 million people have been affected by the floods … Continue reading

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Google climate map offers a glimpse of a 4C world

Interactive tool layering climate data over Google Earth maps shows the impact of an average global temperature rise of 4C Think it’s hot this summer? Wait until you see Google’s simulation of a world with an average global temperature rise … Continue reading

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Haitians cry: Show me the money

On any given day in Port au Prince you’ll see lots of international aid workers whizzing around the city in big SUVs. In the evenings, groups of foreign workers often gather in the city’s bars and restaurants to relax after work. Haitians … Continue reading

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