Aside from major sporting events, there have been a few items of import in the news.


  • A new polio outbreak in Syria is endangering the drive for global eradication

Climate Change

  • A 2012 story that I missed, a drive to replace dirty cook stoves in India using experimental methods failed
  • India not keen on addressing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — a short-lived greenhouse gas — through the Montreal Protocol
  • Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia join forces on regional greenhouse gas reduction scheme and coordinated carbon prices



  • European Parliament rejects new subsidies for fishing fleets