Science, Tech & Environment

Can private investment help vulnerable cities adapt to climate change?


A powerful typhoon rolling through the central Philippines just days after the historic Paris climate agreement was a stark reminder that the work of adapting to rising seas and bigger storms has barely begun. The Paris agreement commits rich counties to help out poorer ones, but it could also bring a lot of private money into play.

Global Scan

Ukraine waits in suspense, and China blocks embarrassing details of secret bank accounts

Ukraine's protesters suspend clashes to negotiate with President Viktor Yanukovich, while China's leadership scrambles to block the web and keep their secret offshore bank accounts from being revealed to Chinese citizens. Curling gets fancy at the Sochi Olympics and South Korea welcomes Canadian hockey players in its bid to qualify for the next Winter Olympics. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.