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Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:27:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

A report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the benefits from the 1990 Clean Air Act will reach $2 trillion in 2020. The effects of the Clean Air Act on the economy, public health and environment between 1990 and 2020 were analysed. The report found that in 2010 the Clean Air Act prevented 13 million lost workdays, with this figure expected to rise to 17 million in 2020.

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

Does Ireland's Green Party's defeat signal a turning tide?

Does Ireland's Green Party's defeat signal a turning tide?

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:08:03 GMT by Martin Leggett

Ireland's Green Party have been the big losers of the recent General Election there. And Europe wide, Green Parties remain a shadow of their pre-crisis electoral strength. Has the tide turned for them? Or it it time for a renaissance based on new values?

Does Ireland's Green Party's defeat signal a turning tide?

Why Congress is wrong headed in assault on IPCC

Why Congress is wrong headed in assault on IPCC

Posted Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:21:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The House of Rep cuts to IPCC funding risk leaving the US out in the cold. At a time when the fundamental science on global warming has been completely validated, the rest of the world may not wait for the Tea Party to catch up. Last Monday's decision by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, to take a funding swipe at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is both mistimed and mistaken.

Why Congress is wrong headed in assault on IPCC

Dubai waste problem sparks PAYT debate

Dubai waste problem sparks PAYT debate

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 05:57:00 GMT by Rachel England

Environmentalists call for incentivisation in Dubai. Dubai's growing garbage problem has started a debate among the country's officials and environmentalists, some of whom are eager to see a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) scheme implemented. Each person in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) generates around 2.5kg of waste per day.

Dubai waste problem sparks PAYT debate

Plastics ban develops in India

Plastics ban develops in India

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 04:42:00 GMT by Rachel England

India implements new plastic restriction rules. The new Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011 have not entirely banned recycled plastic bags, but in addition to their restrictions on carrying food items, they must conform to a number of other rules laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Plastics ban develops in India

Environmentally Sound in Salford

Environmentally Sound in Salford

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:43:25 GMT by Simon Kent

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visits ground breaking eco-initiatives in Salford. Salford in North West England has drawn the praises of Greg Barker, the UK's Minister for Climate Change. Visiting the area [on January 27th 2011], Barker has been impressed by the initiatives and results in the developing 'Green Growth' industries. Demonstrating Salford's success in this area local eco-company ENER-G who have just expanded their Salford headquarters, creating 100 new jobs.

Environmentally Sound in Salford

Too Many People? Engineers to the rescue!

Too Many People? Engineers to the rescue!

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:33:04 GMT by Astrid Madsen

A report recently published by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers outlines how the UN's Millennium Development Goals can save the world - if they're implemented. By 2050, our cities will be so overcrowded that food production will have to double, as will our energy infrastructure; demand for water, meanwhile, is expected to rise by 30% by 2030. That's according to a report recently published by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) entitled Population: One Planet, Too Many People?

Too Many People? Engineers to the rescue!

40% of food produced worldwide is wasted

40% of food produced worldwide is wasted

Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Hunger can be tackled by more targeted aid and by investing in innovative projects. Four out of ten kilos of food produced worldwide is wasted before being consumed, a new report by the Worldwatch Institute recently revealed. In its State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, the non-profit says that African farmers, who make up 80% of the continent's population, need to be supported by more targeted and substantial aid.

40% of food produced worldwide is wasted

Calls for 2011 to be watershed year for Europe's fishing industry

Calls for 2011 to be watershed year for Europe's fishing industry

Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:45:09 GMT by David Hewitt

By scrapping the centralised policy of quotas, Europe's lawmakers can to boost the sustainability of the fishing industry, it is being argued. Since the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) came into effect to regulate the fishing industry across European Union states back in 1970, it has been widely criticised for failing to keep stocks healthy and to protect livelihoods.

Calls for 2011 to be watershed year for Europe's fishing industry

Australia begins review into sustainable forestry

Australia begins review into sustainable forestry

Posted Sat, 08 Jan 2011 00:01:16 GMT by John Dean

Australian Government begins review of sustainable forestry. The Australian Government has stepped up its efforts to ensure the sustainability of the country's forest plantations. Officials at The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) have commissioned a review of the codes governing plantation farming across the country.

Australia begins review into sustainable forestry

The economic environment: Addressing global warming more complex since global financial crisis

The economic environment: Addressing global warming more complex since global financial crisis

Posted Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:40:49 GMT by Simon Kent

Fresh from Cancun, the EC's head negotiator on climate change explains how the economic climate and planet's climate are linked. Addressing the issue of global warming has become a more complex task since the advent of the global financial crisis, Artur Runge-Metzger speaks to The Earth Times after Cancun.

The economic environment: Addressing global warming more complex since global financial crisis

Massachusetts sets stringent emissions curb plans

Massachusetts sets stringent emissions curb plans

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:06:36 GMT by Paromita Pain

Massachusetts joins California, New Mexico and other states that have taken strong action to address global warming. In an announcement made yesterday, officials announced a plan to curb heat-trapping gases emitted by homes, cars and businesses in the state by 25 percent below 1990 levels over the next decade.

Massachusetts sets stringent emissions curb plans

New York commits to waste plan

New York commits to waste plan

Posted Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:38:00 GMT by Rachel England

For the first time in over a generation, the city of New York has finalised a solid waste management plan. The plan, entitled 'Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York', sets a 20 year goal of reducing waste from 4.1 to 0.6 pounds of waste per person per day.

New York commits to waste plan

Climate change and child labour: Intricately linked

Climate change and child labour: Intricately linked

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 07:35:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

The UK based Maplecroft in its Child Labour Index, which rates 196 countries on the use of child workers within their labour markets, says economies of India, China, Nigeria and Pakistan have been rated most at risk of human rights violations against underage workers and pose the most risk to companies operating there.

Climate change and child labour: Intricately linked

Bhopal 26 years on, India not to pursue compensation in US courts

Bhopal 26 years on, India not to pursue compensation in US courts

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 07:15:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

On the 26th year of the Bhopal Gas leak, the India government decides not to pursue Bhopal compensation case in US courts. People still are yet to be treated for reactions to the leak and children with congenital defects continue to be born.

Bhopal 26 years on, India not to pursue compensation in US courts

Environmental Concerns in the Developed World

Environmental Concerns in the Developed World

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:30:00 GMT by Titus Manickam

The developed, industrialized nations have greater responsibility in addressing environmental concerns. It is in the interests of the industrialized nations to normalize environment so that they can enjoy the fruits of environmental normalization.

Environmental Concerns in the Developed World

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Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

Posted Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:45:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day of Forests and the Tree

Posted Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Women's Day 2014

Posted Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09:23:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

Posted Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Dump fracking or integrate it?

Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:06:20 GMT by Colin Ricketts

EU moves on renewable energy

Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:49:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Cool the planet, or suffer!

Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

International Day of the Girl (Child)

Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:38:51 GMT by Paul Robinson

Conservation protocols between China and the US

Posted Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:48:00 GMT by JW Dowey

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Financial profit or forest protection in Brazil?

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:53:21 GMT by Jessica Allan

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

Posted Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:30:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

US House pushes back with 'empty gesture' EPA attack

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:03:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

US Navy prepares for opening of Arctic sea lanes and rising waters

Posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:37:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Obama weighs in to allay US radiation fears

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:21:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Durban climate talks must succeed to help the poor

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Toilet to tap is gaining popularity

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Michael Clark