At the UN climate conference in Bali, delegations of scientists not only called for deep cut in greenhouse gas emissions, but also showed new ideas to tackle climatic change.

Also, hear all about a mechanical tree being proposed by a Columbia professor.

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Santa Claus Tracker

December 5, 2007

Christmas is fast approaching and we all want to make sure Santa doesn’t forget about us.

The NTS, or North American Aerospace Defense Command Tracking Service, was created in the mid-50s to track Santa as he makes his way around the world on Christmas Eve. Read and hear about how it all began.

And now, you can now track Santa in 3D, starting at 2 a.m. on Dec. 24, by downloading Goggle Earth.

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On the latest BBC One Planet episode, Richard Hollingham describes the Darfur crisis as the first climatic change war and looks at Morocco, Bangladesh and East Africa, regions where resources are already strained, for clues into this new phenomenon.
Refugee camp in the Darfur region

News Update:
The Sudanese government and U.N. officials announced today plans for new peace talks to be held next month in Lybia. However, the BBC reports that the leader of the largest rebel group will not attend the meeting while the fighting continues.

The UN estimates the conflict, which began over four years ago, has claimed the lives of over 200,000 and displaced more than 2.5 million people.

(Background information on Darfur conflict)

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