An international forum says countries should make sure their push for economic growth includes all members of society, including the poor.
The appeal was issued Friday at the close of a 2-day Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul, ahead of a U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Brazil in June. Known as Rio+20, it will be a follow-up to the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio that galvanized the global environmental movement.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell told the Interior Department his administration is willing to invest up to $50 million in an assessment of oil reserves of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomberg reports.