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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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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

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

Alabama: No ID, no water

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:37:58 GMT by Michael Clark

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 16:09:56 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:27:57 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:13:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Global effort needed to stop deep sea 'pirate' fishing

Posted Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:32:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Durban climate talks must succeed to help the poor

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

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

Posted Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:19:40 GMT by Martin Leggett

Senate vote stymies attempt to kill EPA's climate action powers

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Winning Fish Fight

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 13:23:00 GMT by Kieran Ball