Obama Offers Few Details in Climate Speech

POLITICS Perhaps the most interesting thing about President Barack Obama’s climate change speech at the United Nations is what he didn’t say. (Politico) Use our resources to learn more about climate change. Discussion Ideas President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations summit on climate change in New York on Tuesday. Is this the first time the UN has held a major conference on climate … Continue reading Obama Offers Few Details in Climate Speech

Sports Seek 2020 Olympic Spot

SPORTS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet later this week to make some key decisions about the 2020 Summer Olympics. One of the most contentious decisions is whether to add a new sport to the existing roster: wrestling, squash, or baseball-softball. Right now, the IOC can only add one sport to keep the number of sports to 28—but that rule could be overturned, too. … Continue reading Sports Seek 2020 Olympic Spot

Ecuador OKs Oil Drilling in the Amazon

ENVIRONMENT Ecuador OKs Oil Drilling in the Amazon “The world has failed us,” says Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa. In 2007, Correa and the United Nations Development Program proposed a plan that would prevent oil drilling in Yasuni National Park. Yasuni is part of the vast rain forest ecosystem of the Amazon basin—the so-called “lungs of the world.” Correa’s plan was to attract donations of at … Continue reading Ecuador OKs Oil Drilling in the Amazon