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Facebook gets the vote out

Facebook gets the vote out

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

The influence of Friends on social networking site Facebook and peer pressure can encourage millions more people to vote, says a new study.

Facebook gets the vote out

International Literacy Day - 8th September

International Literacy Day - 8th September

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:31:39 GMT by Michael Evans

Literacy and Peace is the theme of International Literacy Day 2012. Literacy is a means of personal liberation that provides individuals with a method of developing faculties to improve their economic status and general well-being. One is five of the world's adults is illiterate and two-thirds of these are women.

International Literacy Day - 8th September

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Posted Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:25:51 GMT by Michael Evans

A day to remember the 12 to 15 million Africans who were forcibly transported to the Americas to work as slaves between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, those who died without even reaching their destination and the growth of opposition that resulted in the slave trade's abolition.

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Youth Day 2012

International Youth Day 2012

Posted Sun, 12 Aug 2012 12:23:19 GMT by Michael Evans

Half the world's population is under 25 and in the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, ''Investments made in young people will pay better dividends for all.''

International Youth Day 2012

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Posted Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples on August 9th. The 2012 theme is to make use of the media to give a voice to the indigenous peoples of the world in order that their cultures and values might be celebrated.

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Nelson Mandela devoted 67 years of his lifeto the service of humanity. He was a human rights lawyer, an international peacemaker and a prisoner for 27 years. He went on to become the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa. Each year 18th July, his birthday, is celebrated as Nelson Mandela International Day.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

World Population Day 2012

World Population Day 2012

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The population of the world is rising and has now reached 7 billion. Within 34 years it is expected to reach 9 billion. There are fears that the world's resources will be insufficient to feed this number of people. There is a need for the major players in the world to agree on a united policy to deal with this growing problem, but agreement seems to be impossible to achieve.

World Population Day 2012

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

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

The ritual conflict between pro-whale and anti-whale factions at the International Whaling Commission came to Panama this week, with plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary dismissed by the minority whaling club. While South Korea threatens to join Japan in conducting 'scientific whaling', the efforts to save the whale now seem to be happening well away from the IWC spats.

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

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

The UK Environmental Accounts for 2012 have just been published. The latest UK environment data shows a mixed picture, with greenhouse gas and energy consumption rising and use of renewable energy and spending on environmental protection rising.

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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

64 Years after the UN Declaration that no one should be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Amnisty International reports that torture and severe beatings still take place in more than half of the world's states.

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

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

With a fog of despair descending for many after the lacklustre Rio+20 summit on sustainable development this week, is there silver lining to be found from a week of all talk and no action?

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:48:21 GMT by Linden Volsun

Environmental campaigner Bianca Jagger welcomed pledges to restore 18 million hectares (45 million acres) of deforested land, as part of the Bonn Challenge target. The USA forest service, Rwandan Government and a coalition of indigenous peoples in Brazil will all restore areas of forest.

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Every minute of every day, war, persecution, terror or famine causes eight people leave their homes and become refugees. It is estimated that there are now in excess of 43.7 million refugees in the world. Everyone in the world has a human right to a safe and sucure home, but all too often the only home of a refugee is a camp or a detention centre.

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Posted Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The fertile soils of the world feed 7 million people, but by 2050 this will be expected to provide food for 9 billion people. Currently an area about four times the size of Europe, is threatened by desertification - 2012's World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought has the theme: "Healthy soil sustains your life: Let's go land-degradation neutral.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

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

Australia announced new protected areas of ocean and huge marine reserve in the Coral Sea this week. Unfortunately the oceans are dying and we must start protecting them before it is too late.

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

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

A new UK energy bill has been published that aims to increase clean energy generation to combat climate change and minimise price rises.

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

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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

Dump fracking or integrate it?

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

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

US House pushes back with 'empty gesture' EPA attack

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:03:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:27:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

London to 'glue' pollution to the streets

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:11:01 GMT by Rachel England

Australia puts on hold a revamp of environment laws

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:37:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Give me a green lawn or give me death

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:23:01 GMT by Michael Clark

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

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

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

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

Major Majuro Declaration

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

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 22:23:00 GMT by Michael Clark