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Wednesday, December 10, 1997

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  • Land Mine Campaign-Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Today, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day. In Oslo, Norway, activist Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for their remarkable efforts against war and the weapons of war. Earlier this month, 122 countries gathered in Vancouver, Canada, to sign a treaty banning landmines. Notably absent from the signatories was the United States.

  • Global Warming

    In Kyoto, Japan, this week, delegates have been gathering to hammer out an agreement to reduce emissions of so-called greenhouse gases — gases that cause an increase in the temperature of the planet. The most important of these is carbon dioxide, which is produced by burning fossil fuels, like oil and coal.