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Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know
by Karl Ritter - July 30, 2016 - 5:00am
Worried that Swedes aren't having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study.
Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution
by Karl Ritter - June 27, 2016 - 10:57pm
Each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the International Energy Agency...
Swedes invite world to call 'random' citizens on new hotline
by Karl Ritter - April 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden?
Migrants find refuge 'north of the middle of nowhere'
by Karl Ritter - February 17, 2016 - 3:31pm
After hiding below the horizon for two long months, the sun has finally risen in Hammerfest, casting a pale pink hue over the Arctic landscape surrounding the world's northernmost refugee shelter.
Paris climate goals mean emissions need to drop below zero
by Karl Ritter - December 25, 2015 - 7:00am
If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: eliminating fossil fuels immediately or finding ways to undo their damage to the climate system...
Key points of the landmark Paris climate agreement
by Karl Ritter - December 13, 2015 - 11:47am
UN climate talks reached a milestone Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming.
Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
by Karl Ritter - December 1, 2015 - 5:15pm
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home...
Last round of UN climate talks before Paris summit
by Karl Ritter - October 18, 2015 - 3:40pm
UN climate negotiators will meet Monday for their last session ahead of a major conference in Paris to hammer out the details of what's envisioned to become the most ambitious agreement ever to fight global war...
Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions
by Karl Ritter - September 27, 2015 - 5:06pm
Brazil on yesterday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for an envisioned global pact against climate change.
A timeline of events in the Copenhagen shootings
by Karl Ritter - February 16, 2015 - 9:33am
Here is a timeline of events in the shootings that rocked Copenhagen this weekend. Two people were killed and five police officers wounded before the suspected gunman was shot and killed by police early Sunday....
Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal
by Karl Ritter - February 13, 2015 - 2:00am
World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks.
At UN climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier
by Karl Ritter - December 15, 2014 - 8:41am
A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to...
Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru
by Karl Ritter - December 15, 2014 - 6:43am
Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early yesterday that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits.
(UPDATE) Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru
by Karl Ritter - December 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
After late-night wrangling at UN talks in Peru, negotiators early Sunday reached a watered-down deal that sets the stage for a global climate pact in Paris next year.
UN climate talks deadlocked
by Karl Ritter - December 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
Negotiators were struggling to unblock U.N. climate talks late Saturday after developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming...
UN climate talks in Peru seem headed for overtime
by Karl Ritter - December 13, 2014 - 8:00am
U.N. global warming talks seemed set to spill over into the weekend as negotiators bickered Friday over the content of climate action plans that countries should unveil in the run-up to a key summit in Paris next...
UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated
by Karl Ritter - December 7, 2014 - 2:11am
The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the UN's environment agency said Friday — and that assumes a best-case scenario...
UN panel adopts landmark climate report
by Karl Ritter - November 2, 2014 - 7:18am
The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on yesterday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate...
5 reasons why Messi stands out in football world
by Karl Ritter - July 13, 2014 - 1:22am
A four-time world player of the year, Argentina's Lionel Messi is gifted with talents that most footballers can only dream of. What makes him special is that he possesses not just one or two but a combination of...
Argentina sticks to script with late winner
by Karl Ritter - July 2, 2014 - 8:20am
Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.
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