Climate efforts falling short

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Delivering the latest stark news about climate change a UN panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so seems to be rising around the world.

What Now for Whales?

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Last week the Fisheries Agency of Japan announced that it would not be sending its fleet to the Antarctic for the 2014-15 season, following Monday’s finding by the International Court of Justice that, despite Japan’s claims to the contrary, its Antarctic whaling was “not for purposes of scientific research,” and should be halted with “immediate effect.”

Foes of America crave rupture

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As the United States threatened to cut off Russian corporations from the Western financial system, that influential members of the president's inner circle view isolation from the West as a good thing for Russia. Some in Mr. Putin's camp see the confrontation as an opportunity to make the diplomatic turn toward China that they have long advocated.

Why Crimea is so dangerous

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The peninsula of Crimea in southern Ukraine is at the centre of what is being seen as the biggest crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. Troops loyal to Russia have taken control of the region and the pro-Russian parliament has voted to join the Russian Federation, to be confirmed in a referendum.

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