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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

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

Posted Tue, 08 May 2012 15:11:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

An overburdened sewage system may collapse under the strain. This can lead to health and ecological contamination, affecting surface and groundwater resources, essentially our drinking water supplies.

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

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

Most Los Angeles voters want more renewable energy to be generated in the city, especially rooftop solar power, according to a new survey.

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

People and the Planet: Crowded planet must change its ways

People and the Planet: Crowded planet must change its ways

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:21:46 GMT by Martin Leggett

People and the Planet, a study by the UK's most prestigious scientific group, The Royal Society, was presented today. This latest report to look at the problem of global population comes to an increasingly familiar conclusion - to avoid a future marked by a host of environmental, social and economic woes, we must not only rein in population growth. We must also change the way global society works, making it much fairer and less dependent on relentless resource consumption.

People and the Planet: Crowded planet must change its ways

House bill would ensure consistent water supply to Central Valley farmers

House bill would ensure consistent water supply to Central Valley farmers

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

House bill 1837 passed the House recently. Proponents, mainly farmers, say it will ensure consistent water deliveries to farmers. Opponents say it will undo decades of effort to restore the San Joaquin Delta and undermine state law, and it appears to be a water grab.

House bill would ensure consistent water supply to Central Valley farmers

Majority of English countryside 'at risk from planning reforms'

Majority of English countryside 'at risk from planning reforms'

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Proposed planning reforms could put 55% of the English countryside at risk from development, warns the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Majority of English countryside 'at risk from planning reforms'

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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

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

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

Cool the planet, or suffer!

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

International Day for Disaster Reduction

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

International Day of the Girl (Child)

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

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:38:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

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

Global effort needed to stop deep sea 'pirate' fishing

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

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:26:00 GMT by Laura Brown

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

Democratic / Republican voter schism over global warming deepens

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Irene causes water woes

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

Calls for 2011 to be watershed year for Europe's fishing industry

Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:45:09 GMT by David Hewitt

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

Package to help elderly and vulnerable stay warm and well in winter

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop