The Earth is warming, with profound consequences for the roof of the world. Below, explore the Arctic's shrinking ice caps (shown in September of each year, when the ice reaches its annual low) and how shipping routes and extraction of natural resources might be affected.
How can you feed starving people without feeding an insurgency as well? That is one of the challenges the Obama administration faces in providing aid to Somalia.As the U.S. and other donors scramble to help Somalis survive a famine, some experts see an opportunity of sorts.
In the rest of the developed world, the downgrade of United States debt is seen as an important marker in a long process that will likely harm both the world economy and America's reputation as a fiscal steward."
Saturday, Japan commemorated the 66th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, but the ceremony was different this year.In March, a massive earthquake triggered a meltdown at the Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima.