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Ecuador dumps the Amazon's most biodiverse reserve

Ecuador dumps the Amazon's most biodiverse reserve

Posted Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:22:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The life of the Yasuni Reserve in the Amazon is not as we know it. With 44 times the biodiversity of the whole of one country in one hectare, it exhibits a show of insect, amphibian, bird and even mammalian species that we can’t imagine. Now replace them all with oil rigs.

Ecuador dumps the Amazon's most biodiverse reserve

Water-wise?

Water-wise?

Posted Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:55:01 GMT by JW Dowey

A summary of the water problems and some suggested solutions over parts of the earth that have begun to illustrate how our water future may be played out. From The Rockies to the Tien Shan, the water sources are already being plumbed in!

Water-wise?

Inject and Quake!

Inject and Quake!

Posted Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:23:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Columbia University has created a maelstrom with publication of probable links between waste water injection and quakes. Long suspected, this evidence is pretty damning, and useful ammunition for the anti-fracking lobby.

Inject and Quake!

Conservation protocols between China and the US

Conservation protocols between China and the US

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

The US and China cooperate in many areas but the surprising thing about this "protocol" is the way in which it quietly continues, without, hopefully, too much argument.

Conservation protocols between China and the US

World Refugee Day, 20th June 2013

World Refugee Day, 20th June 2013

Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

World Refugee Day 2013 is hardly a celebration. Affluent nations are struggling now, but without the labour and resources of weak nations, the affluence will disappear altogether. Help is most definitely needed for those who suffer so much more than we do, wherever they are.

World Refugee Day, 20th June 2013

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2013

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2013

Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:46:17 GMT by Paul Robinson

While we sit in comfort, many are suffering from an old but rapidly-growing problem. The loss of water from our environment is promoting desert and land degradation worldwide.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2013

World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

Posted Sat, 08 Jun 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

All the fish in the sea couldn't tell you the enormous significance of marine ecosystems and the effects we are just discovering that they have on the atmosphere, climate and of course, global warming. Celebrate the magnificent ocean today!

World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The International Day of United Nations Peace Keepers was first celebrated on 29th May 2003. Its dual purpose is to honour the memories of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace and to pay tribute to the men and women who continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations around the world.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

Water ,water, every - where are you?

Water ,water, every - where are you?

Posted Sun, 26 May 2013 19:07:25 GMT by Colin Ricketts

While millions bathe at their leisure in spas and enjoy healthy water and diet, billions already savour the future of a dry world with little to drink!

Water ,water, every - where are you?

International Day of Families - 15th May

International Day of Families - 15th May

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 10:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Family-related provisions are usually important components of UN policy decisions since they form part of an integrated comprehensive approach to development. UN International Day of Families has been celebrated on 15th May every year since 1995. It can be celebrated in many ways, but whatever the emphasis might be, it is important to remember that the family unit has great value and is something that should be cherished.

International Day of Families - 15th May

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

Posted Fri, 03 May 2013 07:22:23 GMT by Michael Evans

Press freeom is vital to democracy. A free, independent and pluralistic media environment, online and offline, must be one in which journalists, media workers, and social media producers can work safely and independently without the fear of being threatened or even killed. It needs to be an environment where attacks, intimidations, harassments, abductions, arbitrary imprisonments, and threats are the exceptions and not the norm.

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

The UN International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The UN International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Posted Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:24:00 GMT by Michael Evans

On 25th March each year the United Nations International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade honours the lives of those who died as a result of slavery, or who experienced the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. The day also presents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of racism and prejudice. The theme for 2013 is Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipation when tribute will be paid to all those who worked tirelessly to overturn the acceptance of the slave trade as an institution that was legitimate and moral.

The UN International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:22:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21st March. It marks the anniversary of what has become known as the Sharpeville Massacre, when on 21st March 1960 South African police opened fire on demonstrators who were a peacefully protesting about the country's apartheid 'pass laws'. In a statement to observe the Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay said, "We mark the anniversary to remember also the millions of people around the world who today are still victims of racism and racial discrimination".

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

Posted Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:39:00 GMT by Michael Evans

It is a hundred years since the first truly International Women’s Day and during that time great progress has been made with respect to the rights of women. Although women now hold high government office, have been into space, piloted aircraft, captained passenger liners, fought alongside men in the military forces, areas of discrimination still remain.International Women’s Day gives us the chance to highlight those areas that still need to be addressed.

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

Posted Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:02:49 GMT by Michael Evans

Sexual exploitation is capable of destroying the lives of countless people every year, but it is a trade that can only function as a result of the perverse demands of others. The answer is to eliminate these demands and there will no longer be any need for supply, but that is a very uphill task. Having a special day presents the opportunity of raising the international profile of the problem.

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

Posted Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:24:11 GMT by Michael Evans

On 21st February each year the world's linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism is celebrated by International Mother Language Day. Mother tongues are representative of the linguistic and cultural traditions of peoples throughout the world. They are capable of inspiring solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue and should be celebrated, cherished and safeguarded.

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

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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

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

How prepared is the UK for flash floods?

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

Facebook gets the vote out

Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Landmark UN Study Voices Belief in Renewable Future

Posted Mon, 09 May 2011 19:33:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

House bill would ensure consistent water supply to Central Valley farmers

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:49:01 GMT by Michael Clark

Environmentally Sound in Salford

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

International Day Against Nuclear Testing

Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Major Majuro Declaration

Posted Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:00:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:41:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Posted Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

COP17: Saving Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:22:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin