Now that COP21 has wrapped up and the first ever binding agreement agreed to, the question becomes how do countries actually hit the targets they have set — targets that will need to increase in the coming years? One answer has a broad consensus: carbon pricing.
The rocker's breakthrough release turned 20 this year. Here is the loose, uncompromising way it was made. "She didn't want to copy anything," said co-writer Glen Ballard. "It was the least derivative thing I've ever done."
Mardi Gras is not until next Tuesday. But if you're in Haiti, you could be forgiven for thinking that Carnival's been going on for several days already. Some of the popular Haitian acts are performing as well as Arcade Fire, one of the top alt-rock bands from Montreal, Canada.
NASA's Mars missions may not have been as cheap as the recent Indian mission, but their rovers and orbiters continue to provide stunning discoveries. Earlier this month, one of the rovers sent back a photo that seemed decidedly out of place: a round sphere, like a 16th century cannonball. Meanwhile, in India, women are being celebrated for their central mission in that country's Mars mission. And one man tries to smuggle 51 turtles into Canada, by taping them to his body.
Canada has the beaver as its national animal, but it doesn't have a national bird, even though almost everyone knows the Canada goose. Now Canadians can finally vote online for their favorite fowl, which might become a national symbol in 2017.
Rumors of possible Russian intervention abound as protests in the Ukraine escalate. And even the Pope's weekend prayer for peace in the country ended in an ominous sign. Working-class stiffs in the Republic of Congo show that style isn't exclusive to the rich. And a New Zealand doc doesn't let a shark attack ruin his day, in today's Global Scan.
Temperate rainforest makes up less than one percent of the world’s forests, making it one of the most rare ecosystems on Earth. Now, after years of negotiations, 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest along the coast of British Columbia will be protected, with just 15 percent open for logging.