Friday May 17
The Washington Post
Disturbing abuses of power
East Germany's Ministry for State Security, also known as the Stasi, was a major challenge during my three-year stint as an attache at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn during the 1960s.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Daily Star
World in 'new danger zone': UN on CO2 record
United Nations Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres speaks during a press conference on November 30, 2012, on the fifth day of the two weeks United Nations 18th Climate Change Conference in Doha.
Sat May 11, 2013
Christine Kirkland Duke
Mrs. Christine Kirkland Duke, 87, of Adel, passed away Friday May 10, 2013 at Cook Senior Living Center in Adel.
Thu May 09, 2013
Arctic Experiencing More Than Just Melt
Carbon dioxide emissions are soaking into Arctic waters and affecting the chemistry of the ocean, a new report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program shows.
The Ashland Daily Tidings
Udo Gorsch-Nies: A love for languages motivates OLLI teacher
"That's a really difficult question," says Gorsch-Nies. "Men would probably say, 'Ein Bier, bitte'," which means "a beer, please," but in general maybe the question is "Sprechen Sie Englisch?" "Do you speak English?" He volunteers to teach weekly Enjoy German classes because he says he received support from his parents, teachers, friends and ... (more)
Developing nations have 'more to lose' from loss of drylands
This value in Africa and Latin America is more than double that in Europe and more than 30 times that in North America, which should influence how policymakers prioritise dryland conservation, according to a study, presented at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's 2nd Scientific Conference last week .
Wed May 08, 2013
The Washington Post
Carbon Market Champions Undeterred by Kyoto Dead-End, EU Says
Carbon-market supporters from China to California will push for emissions trading even as they prepare for the end of the United Nations Kyoto Protocol in seven years, Europe's top climate negotiator said.
T-Mobile USA sells 500,000 iPhones in a month
A Deutsche Telekom said Wednesday it stopped losing U.S. customers in the first quarter after it dropped conventional two-year contracts, the German company said Wednesday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Playing With Fire in Bonn
This past Friday the latest round of global climate talks ended at the UN's climate headquarters in Bonn, Germany.
Mon May 06, 2013
Inter Press Service
Rich Countries Drag Feet at Climate Talks
Floods devastated the Mauritian capital, Port-Louis, on Mar. 30 but locals can expect the island to be affected by more floods, landslides and cyclones in the coming years because of climate change.
Nations seek flexible approach to climate change
Labourers walk on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, April 23, 2013.
Sun May 05, 2013
KLRN-TV San Antonio
Unwelcome Species Invading Europe
Soldiers had to appear hardened; they were, after all, doing battle against the Kurdish PKK.
Sat May 04, 2013
Post-2015 Development Agenda - A Strong Call for Human Rights and Justice for All
From 20-22 March, about 250 people, largely from civil society organizations and another third from other stakeholders such as the United Nations , gathered in Bonn, Germany for an international conference on Advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda .
Fri May 03, 2013
Countries focus on a concrete solutionsa to build new UN-backed global climate accord
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres briefs press in Bonn, Germany.
New York Magazine
Hillary Clinton Would Never Have Messed Up Plan B Like This
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the 10th annual international Afghanistan conference on December 5, 2011 in Bonn, Germany.
Global warming responsible for super storms and Arctic ice thaw: UN
Global warming was to blame for super storms that killed hundreds of people last year, and record levels of ice thaw in the Arctic, the United Nations has warned.
Nations seek flexible climate approach, but no breakthrough in Bonn
New, more flexible ways to fight climate change were sketched out on Friday at the end of a week of talks between 160 nations, but there was no breakthrough in bridging a deep divide between China and the United States.
Charleston City Paper
Despite some flaws, Threshold's 33 Variations is spellbinding
The Threshold Repertory Theatre is a tricky little theater. When I walked into the studio last month to see The Mousetrap , the stage felt cramped, tight, filled with stuff everywhere.
Thu May 02, 2013
Low-key U.S. plan for each nation to set climate goals wins ground
The approach, being discussed this week at 160-nation talks in Bonn, Germany, would mean abandoning the blueprint of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which set central goals for industrialized countries to cut emissions by 2012 and then let each work out national implementation.