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        BBC在线收听下载:全球二氧化碳排放量将创历史新高

        Source: 大发彩票    2018-12-09   English BBS   Favorite  

        BBC news with Neil Nunes.

        A new global climate study says carbon dioxide emissions will reach a record high this year, much of it caused by the burning of coal in China and the increasing use of cars. The research says worldwide CO2 output is projected to rise by 2.7% this year, compared to 2017.

        A series of confidential emails between senior figures at Facebook reveal the social media giant gives some companies preferential access to users’ data. That meant the firms could see information about users’ friends. Netflix and Airbnb were among the firms given privileged access.

        The Liberian state energy company says about 60% of all electricity generated in the country is stolen. Officials from the Liberian electricity corporation told state radio that large numbers of people are making illegal connections to their homes and businesses. They said the theft caused annual loss of $35 million.

        President Putin of Russia says his country will respond in kind if the United States pulls out of a cold war nuclear arms control treaty and develops new missiles. It follows a 60-day ultimatum to Moscow to comply with the treaty.

        Scientists in Britain have completed the world’s largest gene sequencing project in health care, which is hoped will revolutionize medical treatment for people with cancer and rare diseases. The researchers have mapped 100,000 human genomes. Each one contains a person’s DNA and errors that then can trigger a vast range of disorders.

        There’ve been warm tributes to the former US President George H. W. Bush at his state funeral in the national Cathedral in Washington. Mr. Bush’s biographer Jon Meacham called George H. W. Bush the last great soldier-statesmen.

        BBC news.


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