News headlines in April 2010, page 3

  1. A 'Green' President for Colombia?

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus of the Green Party has been gaining as many as 10,000 new fans a day on Facebook. From just 200 friends at the start, he now has more than 450,000.

  2. 2010 — International Year of Biodiversity Loss?

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    In 2002, world leaders committed to reduce the rate of global biodiversity loss by 2010, but the date has come and gone for these commitments to be fulfilled.

  3. KENYA: Successful Weather Prediction Uses Old and New

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    In the wake of ever-changing climatic conditions, a study in western Kenya has discovered that combining traditional methods of weather prediction with meteorological forecasting is the best way of obtaining more accurate forecast data.

  4. Climate Concerns Spur Changes in U.S. Military

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    Though some conservative politicians and activists in Washington remain unconvinced of the need for action, the U.S. military is taking the effects of climate change increasingly seriously.

  5. ECUADOR: Native Groups in Showdown Over Water Bill

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The second and final parliamentary debate of a new water bill to regulate water resource management in Ecuador is due to begin May 4, amid stark divisions among indigenous movements and between them and the government of left-leaning President Rafael Correa.

  6. Citizen Scientists on the Trail of Disappearing Bees

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    It's the world's worst-kept secret: bees are in a state of crisis. One of nature's most benign pollinators is dying in record numbers, much to the alarm of beekeepers and gardeners.

  7. Native Delegates Challenge Development Orthodoxy

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    While aboriginal peoples represent approximately five percent of the world's population, they are 10 percent of the world's poor, according to a new World Bank report on 'Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development'.

  8. 'Drug War' Policies Need a Stint in Rehab

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The war on drugs is a complete failure everywhere, according a comprehensive review of 20 years of scientific literature released at the Harm Reduction 2010 conference in Liverpool, England that wraps up Thursday.

  9. CHINA: World Expo a Launch Pad for ‘New Public Diplomacy’

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    More than 60 years after foreign colonial powers left the bustling hub of Shanghai, China is truly recapturing the wayward city.

  10. BURMA: Pressure Mounts on Energy Giant Chevron to Disclose Revenue

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    When shareholders of the multinational company Chevron gather for their annual meeting in the U.S. city of Houston in late May, they will come face to face with Naing Htoo, whose community has suffered due to the exploits of the energy giant in military-ruled Burma.