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Promoting Government Transparency in Africa

Promoting Government Transparency in Africa

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:37:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

A new project, aimed at promoting government transparency and people access to information through an environmental perspective, has been recently launched in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. The project, entitled 'The Access to Information in Africa: Transparency Models and Lessons Learned' (ATI in Africa), is coordinated by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Promoting Government Transparency in Africa

UN Climate talks begin in Bangkok

UN Climate talks begin in Bangkok

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 06:04:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Issues surrounding the 1997 Kyoto Protocol remain key to moving ahead with climate change agreements in 2012 and beyond. Aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for global warming, since 1997 the Kyoto Protocol has held most developed nations to a set of legally binding commitments that are due to expire in late 2012.

UN Climate talks begin in Bangkok

UN Climate Chief asks Governments to progress with agreed Cancun changes

UN Climate Chief asks Governments to progress with agreed Cancun changes

Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:04:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

UN executive secretary Christiana Figueres discusses the importance of follow-through on agreed-upon measures by governments that attended the Cancun Climate Summit in late 2010. Last year during the talks in Cancun, leaders developed a time frame during which they agreed that they will launch new institutions, technology and funding that is designed to help developing nations handle the challenges of climate change.

UN Climate Chief asks Governments to progress with agreed Cancun changes

UK Government blames home users as greenhouse gases figures rise

UK Government blames home users as greenhouse gases figures rise

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2011 15:04:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Greenhouse gas emissions rise in the UK. While the figures from the transport sector were stable, the government was quick to highlight that the bulk of the increase came from the residential sector, despite the fact that just 17% of all CO2 emissions comes from the nation's homes.

UK Government blames home users as greenhouse gases figures rise

EU to ban petrol and diesel in cities by 2050, integrate rail travel

EU to ban petrol and diesel in cities by 2050, integrate rail travel

Posted Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:37:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

EU unveils plans to make cities free from petrol and diesel driven cars by 2050. The European Commission has stated that petrol and diesel should be banned in all European cities in order to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, particularly imported oil, and tackle climate change.

EU to ban petrol and diesel in cities by 2050, integrate rail travel

The UK budget announcement - the beginning of 'the greenest government ever'?

The UK budget announcement - the beginning of 'the greenest government ever'?

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:26:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

How the budget announcement in the UK will affect green policies. The Chancellor, George Osborne, previously promised that he would become an ally to green efforts and the Prime Minister David Cameron has made claims that this will be the ''greenest government ever.''

The UK budget announcement - the beginning of 'the greenest government ever'?

Government announces panel to decide the fate of UK forests

Government announces panel to decide the fate of UK forests

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:08:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

The UK government announces the latest in its plans to 'sell-off' the UK's publicly owned forests. Over half a million people signed petitions against the selling off of any publicly owned land, such as forests and national parks, with 84% of people saying that they wanted the forests to remain with the public.

Government announces panel to decide the fate of UK forests

Obama weighs in to allay US radiation fears

Obama weighs in to allay US radiation fears

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

Fears in the US over a potential increase in radiation levels after Japan nuclear crisis. Sales of Geiger counters and potassium iodide have increased in the West Coast after reports low level radiation could drift across the Pacific. Officials estimate it would take five or six days for the particles to cross from Japan.

Obama weighs in to allay US radiation fears

Extension Issued by EPA for Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline

Extension Issued by EPA for Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:44:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

In order to more effectively utilize reporting tools and maximize understanding, the EPA has announced it will extend the Greenhouse Gas Reporting deadline until September 30, 2011. The current deadline extension follows a number of in depth conversations with industry leaders and experts, and will allow the EPA to conduct additional testing on the system that facilities will be required to use for reporting the data.

Extension Issued by EPA for Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline

Familiar refrain of 'jobs threat' doesn't cut it in EPA attack

Familiar refrain of 'jobs threat' doesn't cut it in EPA attack

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:28:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Congress passed, Tuesday, a measure to stop the EPA from acting on climate-change causing greenhouse gases. As the McConnell Amendment moves to the Senate, sections of industry have added their support to it, worrying over the effect on jobs of the EPA powers. But with the world moving to a low-carbon economy, real jobs will come from speeding up the transition in the US - not slowing it down.

Familiar refrain of 'jobs threat' doesn't cut it in EPA attack

Congo Moves to Protect Rights of Indigenous Communities.

Congo Moves to Protect Rights of Indigenous Communities.

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:04:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

New indigenous rights legislation becomes law. New legislation is set to come into force in the Republic of Congo regarding the rights of the indigenous forest people in the country. Along with the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) is one of the first countries on the continent to specify legal protection for indigenous communities.

Congo Moves to Protect Rights of Indigenous Communities.

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

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

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

Climate change will have its most dramatic effects on the oceans so it's no surprise that the US Navy are looking at how they will operate in the future. A new report from the National Research Council says that America's navy will have to prepare to operate in the Arctic; expect more humanitarian missions and check whether its coastal facilities are prepared for changing sea-levels.

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

A new commission is created to improve food production and stability as harsh conditions increase

A new commission is created to improve food production and stability as harsh conditions increase

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:10:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A constant feature in news headlines is the 'rising cost of living' which encompasses anything from the cost of running a car to the cost of housing and also importantly, the cost of vital essentials such as food. In particular, recent natural occurrences such as draughts and floods have further heightened the price of food. Filed in environmental issues: agriculture/climate change/politics.

A new commission is created to improve food production and stability as harsh conditions increase

Climate turns nasty on the hill as Republicans prepare to block green agenda

Climate turns nasty on the hill as Republicans prepare to block green agenda

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:03:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Republicans and Democrats battle over the science of climate change. Obama's green agenda could receive a fatal blow today (Thursday) with Republicans wielding the axe on the hill. Republicans look set to remain true to their word when they head to Congress vote on a bill designed to curb the Environment Protection Agency's power to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Filed under environmental issues: Climate Change/Politics.

Climate turns nasty on the hill as Republicans prepare to block green agenda

How prepared is the UK for flash floods?

How prepared is the UK for flash floods?

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown

A week long series of exercises launch designed to test the UK's readiness to flooding. From flash flooding in London and West Yorkshire, overflowing rivers, reservoir emergency and North Sea Tidal Surge a series of exercise across the UK this week will examine the countries readiness in the face of an increased risk of floods.

How prepared is the UK for flash floods?

Make Your Own Energy Pathways to 2050

Make Your Own Energy Pathways to 2050

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:50:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

UK Climate Change Department releases software tool Pathways 2050 to open debate on carbon emissions and energy policy. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released Pathways to 2050 on their website. It is a piece of software that allows you to reduce British climate emissions by, for example, electrifying the railways or building more wind turbines.

Make Your Own Energy Pathways to 2050

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Water on Earth is becoming rare.

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:17:31 GMT by JW Dowey

Public participation and environmental monitoring compared

Posted Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:31:02 GMT by Paul Robinson

Scenes of Reason:climate change and video information

Posted Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:55:48 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gorillas or oil: the Virunga question

Posted Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:20:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human epoch or just invasive hominid species?

Posted Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Report on a better Aral Sea

Posted Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:17:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Mekong is almost a stagnant pond!

Posted Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:21:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Environment: Another Casualty of the International Drug Trade

Posted Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:47:00 GMT by Daniel Faris

Fossil divestments trend is killing coal.

Posted Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Is it penguin or human? Important MPA Antarctic swim-bid.

Posted Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:20:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

New York commits to waste plan

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

Conservation protocols between China and the US

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

Martin Luther King Day

Posted Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:07:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Vaccines for badgers (against bTB)

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

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Posted Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

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

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

International Day of Forests and the Tree

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

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

Posted Fri, 04 May 2012 16:52:47 GMT by Paul Robinson

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

Posted Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:22:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Australia begins review into sustainable forestry

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