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Signs of hope amid frustration at UN climate talks

As United Nations climate talks continue in Doha, Qatar, the U.S. is signaling openness on two of the three main sticking points in negotiations among 190 nations: the longstanding issues of "equity" and "common but differentiated responsibilities" that consider wealth and pollution history in efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The head of the U.S. delegation, Todd Stern, said his country is prepared to do more to slow climate change. Bloomberg (12/6), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/5), AlertNet/Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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    Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, will meet today with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in what observers said could signal a diplomatic breakthrough toward ending the country's civil war. The Washington Post (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ensuring the resilience of the Serengeti
    The book "Serengeti Story" is no dry textbook, even though it has more than 300 footnotes and recounts the "interdependence of its species and their recovery from disasters" caused by nature and humanity from the 1960s to 1990s, writes The Economist. The book's main question: "[H]ow can man ensure that such a place continues to exist?" The Economist (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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