Haiti and the Philippines suffered the biggest climate-related disasters last year, a study showed as United Nations envoys from 195 nations discussed ways to assist countries coping with the impacts of global warming.
Clean energy has become a dirty word in presidential politics. In their second debate, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama each tried to outdo the other’s love of fossil fuels: Obama extolling his record on oil and natural gas production, Romney vowing to take “advantage of the oil and coal we have here.” The Republican candidate has ridiculed the administration’s $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, the bankrupt California-based solar panel maker, and accused Obama of living “in an imaginary world where government-subsidized windmills and solar panels could power the economy.”
Charlie Rose, Nov. 21: A discussion about the documentary film "The Central Park Five" with director Ken Burns; Sarah Burns, author of "The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes"; and Raymond Santana, member of the Central Park Five.
The U.S. military has hacked and temporarily disabled Iraqi insurgent and terrorist-based websites, a little-known tactic that’s part of a government “counterstrike” capability, according to a new book.
The 12th Tribeca Film Festival, which opens Wednesday and continues through April 28, may not be the biggest edition ever mounted. Yet it’s still enormous enough to be overwhelming, with 89 feature films, 60 shorts and five interactive projects from 37 countries.