UN climate body to probe Himalayan glacier forecast
The UN's panel of climate scientists said on
Monday it would probe claims its doomsday prediction for the
disappearance of Himalayan glaciers was wrong as an expert said he
had warned of the mistake.
Haiti earthquake, deforestation heighten landslide risk
Ker Than National Geographic News
The combination of widespread deforestation and
the recent earthquake in Haiti could lead to more landslides in the
already hard-hit country, scientists say. Many of Haiti’s people,
the poorest in the Americas, routinely cut down trees for fuel,
either to burn “raw” or turn into charcoal.
Relief efforts intensified for Haiti
International rescuers on Monday were battling
heat and fatigue to look for any survivors still trapped under the
rubble in Port-au-Prince six days after the earthquake in Haiti, and
doctors were going all out to treat the injured.
Citi caps year of red ink with big quarterly loss
Citigroup said Tuesday it suffered a net loss of
7.6 billion dollars in the final quarter of 2009, capping another
year in red ink as the battered financial giant struggled to emerge
from the financial crisis.