News headlines in September 2011, page 5

  1. 200 Million Depend on Melting Glaciers for Water

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    At least 200 million people in the world are in danger of being left without water, because they depend for their supply on glaciers that are melting, although paradoxically the process creates the illusion of plentiful water resources.

  2. Q&A: 'We Do Not Want It To Be 'East' And 'West''

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    About 80 percent of Qatar's population is foreign. Of the 1.6 million people living in the Arab emirate in 2010, 685,000 were Indian or Pakistani, 160,000 were Iranian and about 430,000 came from other parts of the world.

  3. Jail Before Climate-Wrecking Tar Sands, Canadians Say

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    More than 200 Canadians engaged in civil disobedience, with 117 arrested in Canada's quiet capital city on Monday. The reason? To protest the Stephen Harper right-wing government's open support for the oil industry and expanding production in the climate-disrupting tar sands.

  4. SOUTH AFRICA: In Need of a Unified Climate Change Policy

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    The implementation of a unified climate change policy across all of South Africa’s government departments will not be easy as the divisions currently work largely as separate entities, says Greenpeace Africa.

  5. CLIMATE CHANGE: Youth Demand Action Now

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Children and youth from 120 countries called on world leaders on Tuesday to pay heed to the looming climate crisis and act to prevent the natural disasters that are in store for the planet.

  6. U.S. Knows Pressure on Pakistan Won't Change Policy

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    The U.S. threat last week that 'all options' are on the table if the Pakistani military doesn't cut its ties with the Haqqani network of anti-U.S. insurgents created the appearance of a crisis involving potential U.S. military escalation in Pakistan.

  7. RIGHTS-JAMAICA: Wanted: Light-skinned only, please

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Revelations that proprietors are requesting light-skinned workers from a government training institution is putting a new spin on Jamaica's so-called obsession with skin bleaching.

  8. Palestine in Criminal Court Triggers Western, Israeli Fears

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    If Palestine fails to achieve full statehood recognition at the United Nations, the only other viable option is to get 'enhanced' observer status with the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N.'s highest policy making body.

  9. Arctic Melt Stirs Economic Ambitions

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    The possibility of exploiting the hitherto inaccessible natural resources of the Arctic Ocean is becoming increasingly tangible with the thawing of the North Pole, much to the alarm of European scientists.

  10. SERBIA: Mixed Feelings on Restitution Law for WWII Property

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    The Serbian parliament has adopted one of the most long awaited — and most controversial — laws in its recent history: the law on restitution of property confiscated by the communist regime after World War II.