News headlines in April 2012, page 4

  1. U.S. Escalating Drone War in Yemen

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Even as President Barack Obama touts his progress in extracting the U.S. from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, his administration appears to be deepening its covert and military involvement in strife-torn Yemen.

  2. Wiping the Iron Dust Off Their Feet in Small Brazilian Town

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    The 380 families living in Piquiá de Baixo, a small town in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão, are fed up with having to endure high levels of pollution from nearby steelworks in their water, air and soil.

  3. In New U.S. 'Bioeconomy', Industry Trumps Environment

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    The White House on Thursday announced the formulation of the National Bioeconomy Blueprint, aimed at shoring up the U.S. commitment to bioscience-related research.

  4. Taylor's War Crimes Conviction Sends Powerful Message

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    The United Nations is rejoicing over the conviction of a former head of state for committing crimes against humanity, specifically involving the recruitment of child soldiers.

  5. Pakistan PM Found Guilty in Contempt Case

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Pakistani prime minister, has been convicted by the country's Supreme Court of having committed contempt of court in a case that could see him expelled from office.

  6. CLIMATE CHANGE-CARIBBEAN: Low-Cost Adaptation Measures Needed

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    As a result of climate change-related extreme weather events like a rise in the sea level and increasingly intense storms alternating with drought, Caribbean island nations are facing the challenge of adopting adaptation measures that could be too costly for their budgets.

  7. DRC Cassava Farmers Reap Rewards from New Methods

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are embracing a new variety of cassava which, in combination with improved agricultural techniques, easily outperforms yields from other popular types of this important crop.

  8. Seedbed of Technology Flourishes in Guatemala

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    'We're making a three-dimensional educational video game. The idea is to create virtual worlds where children can explore and interact with other people and objects,' said Carlos Villagrán, seated at a computer in the Campus Tecnológico in the Guatemalan capital.

  9. Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria 'Not in Crisis'

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Although coming off a rocky year in 2011, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is 'not in crisis', according to the organisation's deputy general manager, Debrework Zewdie.

  10. Trash Disposal Complicates Climate Change Fight in Jamaica

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    For more than a week this past February, the city choked on the acrid smoke that forced schools and business to close. It racked up millions of dollars in lost production and an estimated 60 million dollars in firefighting costs as the city tried to combat yet another fire at Kingston's Riverton city dump.