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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

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

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

As the country gears up for the latest conference on climate change in Cancun, Mexico, on November 29, 2010, 125 Right to Information petitions filed have revealed that the Indian government has no coherent policy on Climate change. What are gaps that needs filling in? Experts from the public awareness campaign titled Climate Revolution Initiative leading the investigations weigh in...

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

London to 'glue' pollution to the streets

London to 'glue' pollution to the streets

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:11:01 GMT by Rachel England

New 'contraption' aims to tackle London's air quality by 'gluing pollution to the streets'. The latest bid to tackle London's increasingly poor air quality will see a special solution sprayed onto the capital's roads.

London to 'glue' pollution to the streets

Poor organization spoils European Week for Waste Reduction

Poor organization spoils European Week for Waste Reduction

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:38:10 GMT by Ian Youngman

Launched with a barrage of Batucamob, the European Week for Waste Reduction is a good idea frittered away by poor organization. The second European Week for Waste runs from 20th to 28th November 2010 to raise awareness of the waste reduction strategies of the EU and individual member states.

Poor organization spoils European Week for Waste Reduction

American Samoa has become the first U.S. state or territory to ban plastic bags

American Samoa has become the first U.S. state or territory to ban plastic bags

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:04:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

By putting in place legislation banning plastic shopping bags from stores throughout the island nation, American Samoa is taking a bold step in protecting its environment. American Samoa has taken the first big step and set in law the banning of plastic bags. The ban includes any non-biodegradable or non-compostable plastic bags that are petroleum based.

American Samoa has become the first U.S. state or territory to ban plastic bags

Funding to help European carbon capture and storage

Funding to help European carbon capture and storage

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:24:00 GMT by David Hewitt

The British Government has announced plans to extend its carbon capture and storage (CCS) funding to gas-fired power stations, while the EU has also launched a new programme of funding for green energy projects across the continent.

Funding to help European carbon capture and storage

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Global Warming’s final warning.

Posted Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:59:00 GMT by JW Dowey

WMO report on more pollution

Posted Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:42:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Vaccines for badgers (against bTB)

Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:39:42 GMT by JW Dowey

Primary forests-the action and the policy

Posted Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:55:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Protect penguins from habitat loss

Posted Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:08:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Elephant wars for Kruger

Posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:20:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

International Tiger Day 2014

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:01 GMT by Julie Cook

World Oceans Day, June 8th 2014

Posted Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:37:06 GMT by JW Dowey

World Environment Day: June 5th, 2014 (and the 4th for tweets)

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:11:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Toilet to tap is gaining popularity

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

The World Day of Social Justice - 20th February

Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:39:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Human Rights Day ~ 10th December

Posted Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:56:52 GMT by Michael Evans

Talking water at the United Nations

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Climate change and the USA

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Massachusetts sets stringent emissions curb plans

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

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:17:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Wi-fi technology faces disruption from climate change

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 15:50:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:21:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

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