We're holding Mother Nature responsible for this week's nominations. In partnership with The Week magazine, we find that it was a good week for an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal and a bad week for Rhode Island basements.
They're ringing in the new year in Bangladesh, not once, but twice this year. Or more accurately, they're ALMOST ringing in the New Year twice. The government moved the clocks forward in June to save electricity. A look back.
The Danish government has come up with a surprising way of making the summit carbon-neutral: they are contributing about $1 million into a project to replace 20 traditional brick kilns with energy efficient ones in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is experimenting with floods to prevent floods. Daniel Grossman has our story on PRI's The World.
Corrections are part of the news business. But a couple of newspapers in Bangladesh are apologizing for making a BIG mistake this week. Here's a quick summary. They printed a story; the problem wasï¿½ the story came from satirical news website, The Onion.
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