News headlines in November 2010, page 4

  1. Sharks Make It Through the Net, Bluefish Tuna Don't

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Governments have moved to ban the commercial fishing of at least two species of endangered sharks, but the Atlantic bluefin tuna received little protection at the end of a ten-day intergovernmental meeting here.

  2. PAKISTAN: Death Sentence Revives Calls to Scrap Blasphemy Laws

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    What began as altercation among farm workers has become a full-blown nightmare for Pakistani mother Asia Bibi, one that points to her being led to the gallows.

  3. CLIMATE CHANGE-INDIA: Scientists Warn, Gov’t Must Act

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    India’s first-ever major scientific assessment of its climate change scenario by the 2030s, released in November, has the report’s scientists rooting for the government to take concrete action.

  4. CLIMATE CHANGE: Don't Look to South Africa for Leadership

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    South Africa is Africa’s largest economy and the continent's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. The country’s emissions per capita are on par with those of the United Kingdom, and more than twice as high as China’s emissions by the same measure.

  5. Migrant Population on Track to Hit 400 Million

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    The population of migrants worldwide could rise above 400 million by 2050 if present rates of growth continue, says a report by the International Organisation for Migration released Monday.

  6. CARIBBEAN: Adapting to Disaster as the New Normal

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    Residents in the communities around Trinityville in the eastern parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica are used to being stranded for several days at a time.

  7. GUATEMALA: Legal Battle Over Wetland Oil Drilling

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    The 15-year extension of an oil-drilling contract in Guatemala's Laguna del Tigre National Park, one of Central America's most important wetlands, has triggered a legal fight against the government's decision, a battle waged by activists, academics and even government agencies.

  8. NORTH-EAST ASIA: Calls Rise for Sober Response to Pyongyang

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    The days after North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean island have seen anger rise from Seoul and its allies, but some analysts say this plays into Pyongyang’s agenda and call for a more sober approach to one of Asia’s most serious security flashpoints.

  9. CUBA: Castro Hopes Popular Debates Build Consensus for Economic Plans

    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    'This is getting bad. We hear that they're going to take away the ration books,' says an elderly man, his elbows resting on the countertop of a small shop in the Cuban capital. 'Well, for whatever it's worth,' replies a woman in a low voice as she makes her monthly ration purchases.

  10. Prenatal Care Key to Reducing Maternal Mortality

    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Despite successive awareness campaigns, many Malian women see no need to attend pre-natal check-ups. Health workers say this results in an elevated rate of maternal and infant mortality.