In the last three years, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has often used his podium to talk to the nation about climate change. He has called it “the great moral and economic issue challenge of our time,” comparing global warming skeptics to gamblers who “happily play with our children’s future.” It’s not random that Australia’s leader has been vocal on the issue: Despite being one of the more sparsely populated nations, Australia’s 22 million inhabitants emit the third largest amount of carbon dioxide per capita in the world
Ever since the “white lobsters” started washing up on Nicaragua’s Caribbean shore a decade ago, life for some people on this isolated and impoverished coast has become remarkably more affluent and globalized, with new mansions, speedboats and lucrative businesses dealing in international trade.
Violent protests rocked the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar on Saturday as more than 2,000 people marched against the burning of a Koran by a radical Christian preacher in Gainesville, Fla., two weeks ago.
Ever wonder how investment bankers, a breed known in the past more for its social skills and golf handicaps than for its mathematical prowess, ever invented products like those crazily sophisticated, synthetic collateralized debt obligations that brought down the financial system? Well, they didn’t.
Technologies that let employees work remotely have given rise to a growing phenomenon — virtual internships. Businesses are realizing that commonplace Internet technologies like email, instant messaging — which can also enable video chats — and social media can be used to free interns from the confines of the office.
A series of photographic exhibitions have been organized in Europe and North America this autumn to highlight a campaign by Britain’s Prince Charles to combat tropical deforestation. The photographs were taken by world-renowned environment photographer Daniel Beltra who was this year’s winner of the Prince’s Rainforest Project Award at the Sony World Photography Awards earlier this year.
Below is the text of Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin’s speech on Wednesday, the Democratic response to President Bush’s address to the nation on a revised strategy in the Iraq war: Such has been the Internet’s phenomenal and dizzying growth that much of the technology which supports it has grown organically and without much forward planning
With local economies flailing, communities across the U.S.
Ever since a slim majority outlawed gay marriage in California, opponents have waged national protests and petitions, urging the judicial system to reconsider the results of the Nov. 4 referendum. While the court weighs whether or not to get back into the fray, the civil unrest ignited by the ban shows no sign of abating.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges today against high-flying Houston-based financier R.