- Making News: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Warns about State of the Planet
Some 1300 scientists from 95 nations have completed what they call the most comprehensive survey ever on the state of the planet. Their "audit" of nature's economy shows that 60% of the systems that support life on earth are declining. Dr. Walter Reid, Director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, says the implications reach far beyond environmental concerns to issues of national and international security.
- Reporter's Notebook: Johnnie Cochran Remembered
He became internationally famous for OJ Simpson's acquittal of killing his wife, but in Los Angeles, Johnnie Cochran was well known long before that as a prosecutor and advocate for victims of police abuse. Cochran, who died yesterday of an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 67, said his biggest achievement was overturning the murder conviction of Geronimo Pratt. It took 25 years to prove that the government's case was based on deception and fraud. Friend and colleague Harland Braun offers a remembrance.
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