The Copenhagen summit on climate change is looking less likely to produce a binding CO2 emissions reduction agreement as a new study finds that global carbon dioxide emissions increased 29 percent in the past nine years.
New war crimes ambassador Stephen Rapp exemplifies Obama's deeper engagement on international law. His résumé includes prosecution of those who promoted genocide in Rwanda.
Northeast Passage through the Arctic slashes time and money for mariners and could be a boom for Russia. But it raises concerns about ice loss induced by global warming.
Ten Northeast states already have their own greenhouse-gas emissions regime. It's one model for the federal plan.
There are no paddles or speed-talking auctioneers, and bidding in an auction takes only about 20 minutes.
It chaired a special meeting Monday of the Security Council that endorsed the idea of holding a Middle East peace conference in Moscow this year.
Charles Simonyi returned to Earth Wednesday. It was the last trip on which nonastronauts could hitch a ride on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
The arrest warrant for Sudan's president is indicative of the mounting pressure on the International Criminal Court to show results.
Efforts outside the US tend to amount to 1.5 percent of GDP or less, one tally finds.
Although commodity prices for a wide range of crops have fallen by as much as 50 percent from record highs in June, the financial crisis is expected to make food shortages dramatically worse.
July's storms bolster forecasts for a very active year.
Sylvia Schenk, a lawyer and former Olympic runner, is trying to rid sports of drugs by getting sponsors to force athletes to submit to testing.
Even though manual scavenging was banned in India in 1993, thousands still perform the task of cleaning, by hand, human waste.
Linabel Sarlat runs a support center to help bring economic and spiritual renewal to the women of Anapra, Mexico.
Among the things Muslims admire are the West's technology and fair political systems.
Many cite the equal importance of democracy and Islam to the progress of the Muslim world.
Many Muslims believe that women should have the right to vote and to hold any job outside the home that they qualify for.
The Gallup Poll of the Muslim World is the most comprehensive study ever done of this group. Many key results counter conventional wisdom.
When asked why they supported the 9/11 attacks, the radicals gave political rather than religious reasons.
The German research effort is one of the first to attempt 10-year climate forecasts.