US army bases throughout the world have been insured by Lloyd's of London, after US firms refused to accept the risk.
A UN study into climate change reported last week that sea levels will rise at a faster rate, as glaciers are found to be more susceptible to global warming than first thought.
Iraq looks likely to bid for the 2012 Olympic Games as plans emerged last week for a modern 100,000 capacity stadium in Baghdad.
US president, George Bush, this week approved plans to dump 77,000t of nuclear waste under a mountain in the Nevada desert.
A US study published last week shows that car fumes cause asthma in children.