World Events

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: McCartney in Israel, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 29, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include Durga Puja clay idols in India, Paul McCartney performing in Israel, the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle in Germany, an attempt at crossing the English Channel with a pedal powered ship, and the trip home for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday in Indonesia.

Interactive: Comparing candidates on science

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: September 25, 2008   View Article

Concerned that critical issues such as climate change, stem cell research, scientific integrity and education are getting short shrift by the nation’s presidential candidates, a grassroots organization called Science Debate 2008 drew up 14 questions on science and technology issues for the presidential campaign. See how Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama answered the questions.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Yankees, Mass Games …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 22, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include the Durga Puga festival in India, mass games in North Korea, the last game at Yankee Stadium, remembrances for Imam Ali in Iraq, and the Dozhinki harvest festival in Belarus.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Fire Ritual, Festival …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 15, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include the Yadnya Kasada festival in Indonesia, a festival in honor of Ganesh in India, the Marian Procession in France, choristers at the West Minster Abbey Choir School in London, and Japanese Buddhists in Israel.

Travel/Culture Photos Weekly: Giant Spider, Big Baby …

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 8, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include art on display at Chatsworth House in the English countryside, Oktoberfest in Germany, a giant metallic spider in Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebration, a massive cork mosaic in Albania, and Astroland’s last night in Brooklyn, New York.

Environment Photos Weekly: Drought, Deadly Storm, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 25, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of environmental issues and events in the news. Shots include a fashion show in Indonesia with a “Fashion Meets Nature” theme, a water delivery tunnel through California mountains, Tropical Storm Fay in Georgia, a deadly drought in Indonesia, and torrential rains in Nepal.

Plastic Bag Bans Gaining Momentum Around the World

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 4, 2008   View Article

From Australia to the U.K., and all across the U.S., politicians and corporations are pondering banning or taxing plastic bags.

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