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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

Big Coal plays politics in US

Big Coal plays politics in US

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:13:00 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Big Coal is spending money in the US to make sure that an anti-environmental message stays at the top of the political agenda. Big Coal - the politically powerful lobbying and funding by the US coal industry - has a great deal of influence in West Virginia, as well as the other Rust Belt states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois. Governors and political parties know that funding from Big Coal may make or break a campaign, and they need to win votes from an electorate who are employed in, or dependent on, the coal industry.

Big Coal plays politics in US

Naples waste dump crisis escalates

Naples waste dump crisis escalates

Posted Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:51:32 GMT by Rachel England

Tensions mount as Naples' waste crisis continues. The Italian government has held emergency crisis talks after riots broke out in Naples over plans to build a rubbish dump in a national park near Mount Vesuvius.

Naples waste dump crisis escalates

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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

Poachers steal one elephant too many!

Posted Fri, 16 May 2014 11:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

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

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

Posted Tue, 08 May 2012 15:11:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

World Animal Day 2013

Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2013 07:52:15 GMT by JW Dowey

Global Family Day - 1st January

Posted Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Drought persists, as legislators differ on GM maize

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:23:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

Canada Bailing on Kyoto Protocol

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:20:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 02:59:12 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

40% of food produced worldwide is wasted

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

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Majority of English countryside 'at risk from planning reforms'

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop