U.N. triples estimate of global warming's cost to poor countries

Dec 6, 2014

U.N. triples estimate of global warming's cost to poor countries

The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.’s environment agency said Friday — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced. “If you ...

Nov 26, 2014

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese Army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...

Nov 7, 2014

Tokyo man tested for possible Ebola

A Japanese man who recently arrived from Liberia will be tested for the deadly virus after he developed a fever and reported to a medical institution in Tokyo.

U.S. military planes arrive at Ebola ground zero

Oct 10, 2014

U.S. military planes arrive at Ebola ground zero

Six U.S. military planes arrived Thursday at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis, carrying more aid and American Marines into Liberia, the country hardest hit by the deadly disease that has devastated West Africa and stirred anxiety across a fearful world. At a World ...

Oct 8, 2014

China again comes last in global aid transparency index

China took last place in an aid transparency index of 68 donor nations released on Wednesday, which said the majority of the world’s donors were not sharing enough information about their activities. It took last place for the second year in a row in ...