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

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

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

We so rarely consider the earth in all its guises. The environment is our atmosphere, our soil and our water, and all the other bits that make us the fabulous blue planet from the outside. Today is the day to consider just one or many things to do - for the whole environment.

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

Poachers steal one elephant too many!

Poachers steal one elephant too many!

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

The rhinos and elephants of Kruger are among the best-protected in Africa. Still, the greed of ivory poachers and pseudo-medicinal horn suppliers shows its ugly face, much more prominently in other, less militarised zones of conservationist Africa.

Poachers steal one elephant too many!

Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

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

The Sumatran problem where people and industry are always given priority over natural ecosystems is reaching a climax, as the last vestiges of tropical forest go under thee axe. apart from the smoke pollution hanging over the burning, the animal species involved are among the rarest large animals anywhere. It's incredible that local interests can still prevent national government and international organisations from trying to conserve these precious areas still left.

Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

International Day of Forests and the Tree

International Day of Forests and the Tree

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

Ban Ki Moon’s message today is, 'As we deliberate on the post-2015 development agenda, let us acknowledge the vital role of forests and pledge to work together to protect and sustainably manage these vital ecosystems.'

International Day of Forests and the Tree

International Women's Day 2014

International Women's Day 2014

Posted Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09:23:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

It's hard to compare the lives of those people we call women in different parts of the world. Liberation has been achieved and yet, in some nations, it certainly hasn't. What to do? Well, let's make our opinions felt and heard and let’s do it today!

International Women's Day 2014

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

Posted Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How can we protect our coastal, oceanic and even little seas. As we don't often travel on water nowadays, we need to figure just how 'successful' our various pollutions, fish consumptions and farming and of course the limited conservation efforts have been.

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

Dump fracking or integrate it?

Dump fracking or integrate it?

Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:06:20 GMT by Colin Ricketts

One of the few frackers in Western Europe, will the UK, go ahead with its risky programme of hydraulic fracturing? Many other nations have banned it completely because of its geological and high-carbon reputation.

Dump fracking or integrate it?

EU moves on renewable energy

EU moves on renewable energy

Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Wind and solar energy are beginning to take over in parts of Europe that are not importing low-cost fossil fuels. The green light is especially bright after a vote yesterday in the EU. This could light the way for vast technological improvement, and a healthy future.

EU moves on renewable energy

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:49:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Were the ancient Taiwanese or the forest tribes of Borneo responsible for early agricultural practice. Now we can see a clearer picture, it seems likely that both introduced many technologies that improved the lives of Asians, and many other unknown peoples also produced just as many ideas and improvements on the Early Holocene life-style.

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

Cool the planet, or suffer!

Cool the planet, or suffer!

Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Who can stop the terrible accumulation of greenhouse gases? Well it seems some politicians are still intent on increasing them! And the reason? Simply making lots of profit.

Cool the planet, or suffer!

International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The supply of days may soon run out when we can have simply one day for each cause. Disaster mitigation however is a real problem. If we are to combat the results of earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts and floods, we must prepare to help every member of any community, and not just the ones who can help themselves. There exist many emergency teams who are trained to help with anyone disabled, but it is the community who must also have this training, as it could be anyone who ends up disabled in the disaster!

International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day of the Girl (Child)

International Day of the Girl (Child)

Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:38:51 GMT by Paul Robinson

The agenda is children, the outcome should be equality. How do we even up the playing board so that all can contribute to a better world?

International Day of the Girl (Child)

World Teachers' Day 2013

World Teachers' Day 2013

Posted Sat, 05 Oct 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Today is World Teachers' Day 2013. While many gain notoriety or fame by making profits, the average teacher manages much more by simply developing expertise. She or he simply encourages achievement in others.

World Teachers' Day 2013

World Animal Day 2013

World Animal Day 2013

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

Why not rediscover your enthusiasm for every animal on earth? While we concentrate on wildlife, the love of life easily stretches to farm animals, our pets and, of course, the mistreatment that some creatures, both domestic and wild and free, suffer from human interference.

World Animal Day 2013

Arctic Exploitation - Murmansk Pirates

Arctic Exploitation - Murmansk Pirates

Posted Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:52:24 GMT by JW Dowey

Unresolved, but still liable to blow up into another international row, the Arctic's exploitation is being shown up by the Greenpeace action. Military involvement seems to be part of the Russian reaction to any denial of their supposed rights to territory that belongs to no one.

Arctic Exploitation - Murmansk Pirates

Major Majuro Declaration

Major Majuro Declaration

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

This momentous Majuro Declaration should spur us all into action, fortified by the strong actions of smaller nations that must bring all large nations into line.

Major Majuro Declaration

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Wind reps. are full of hot air! (fossilised)

Posted Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:47:07 GMT by Paul Robinson

J’aime la belle Paris, mais sacre bleu!

Posted Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December.

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

South American problems/climate change in Lima today

Posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:15:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The World Science Day for Peace and Development 10th November

Posted Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

A future for the Aral Sea is hopefully assured.

Posted Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:20:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate: what does the UN want?

Posted Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

United Nations Day, October 24th 2014

Posted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

International World Food Day, 2014

Posted Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:52:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biodiversity Summit

Posted Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:54:03 GMT by JW Dowey

'Radical' EU carbon tax is really taking baby-steps

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:42:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Protect penguins from habitat loss

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

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

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

Food for thought: World demand for food will increase

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:56:57 GMT by Dave Collier

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Water-wise?

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

World Teachers' Day 2013

Posted Sat, 05 Oct 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Irene causes water woes

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 18:29:01 GMT by Michael Clark