Saturday, 4th July 2015

World

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal pledged his entire USD 32-billion fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. The prince said in a statement that the "philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth, provide vital disaster relief and create a more tolerant and accepting world." He said the donation "will be allocated according to a well-devised plan throughout the coming years" but stressed there was no time limit on when the donation would be spent. Alwaleed said he...
Polar bears will be severely and adversely affected by climate change, unless the trend is reversed.
US: Imperilled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, thereby causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the animals depend on for survival, a study has found. A study led by US Geological Survey (USGS) biologists showed that a worldwide failure to reduce the release of atmospheric pollutants tied to the burning of fossil fuels will likely lead to "a greatly decreased state" for polar bear populations in Alaska and elsewhere, except for an Arctic region north of Canada where summer ice is known to...
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