Daily Archives: May 30, 2011

World’s poorest countries ‘flat-lining’

Most of the world’s poorest countries got richer over the past decade but are falling further back in the global wealth ranks, a UN report said Tuesday. At least 37 of the world’s poorest 48 nations have put on positive … Continue reading

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Old problem, new threats

The South China Sea is still one of the world’s most dangerous ocean areas. But although it is subject to some of Mother Nature’s most violent typhoons, its real danger is its international disputes. After a long period of relative … Continue reading

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Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from theInternational Energy Agency. The … Continue reading

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