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United Nations Day 2012

United Nations Day 2012

Posted Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

United Nations Day gives the world the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the UN, together with the fact in the 67 years since the signing of its Charter there has been no major conflict in the world.

United Nations Day 2012

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

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

As the population of the world slowly becomes more prosperous, earlier forecasts of enormous rises in population are being revised. The risk of a breakdown of society due to overcrowding is no longer seen to be so significant, but the problem still remains that by 2050, according to best estimates, there will be an additional 2 billion mouths to feed.

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Women are the backbone of rural society and the International Day of Rural Women recognises the contribution they make to the enhancement of agricultural and rural development, the improvement of of food security and the eradication of rural poverty.

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

Posted Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:34:10 GMT by Michael Evans

The theme for 2012 World Teachers' Day was 'Take a Stand for Teachers'. If the UN Millennium Goal to achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015 is to be achieved, an additional 1.7 million additional teaching posts will be required worldwide. Taking account of the 5.1 million teachers who are expected to leave the profession by then, this means around 6.8 million additional teachers will be required to meet the UN target. Teachers are currently under-valued, but their contribution to society is vital.

World Teachers' Day

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

Posted Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The clock towards a sea-ice free Arctic is ticking ever more rapidly. And just as quickly, oil and gas companies are rushing to the region to grab newly-exposed resources. That has many environmentalists worried about the threat of spills in this pristine wilderness - and the reckless gamble with a climate change shock.

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

United Nations International Day of Peace

United Nations International Day of Peace

Posted Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The message for world Peace Day 2012 is 'Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable World'. A sustainable future for the world is dependent on sustainable peace and sustainable peace must be built on sustainable development.

United Nations International Day of Peace

EU judges wrong-footed as GM worries grow

EU judges wrong-footed as GM worries grow

Posted Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:58:54 GMT by Martin Leggett

The EU's Court of Justice dealt a blow against Europe's continued resistance to GM foods last week, saying that member nations could no longer ban approved crops. But while that is opening the continent up the the controversial crop technology, evidence is mounting the GM crops are both dangerous – and increasingly ineffective.

EU judges wrong-footed as GM worries grow

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

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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

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

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

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

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

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

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

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

US Congress to take control of greenhouse gases

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Landmark UN Study Voices Belief in Renewable Future

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

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

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

Naples waste dump crisis escalates

Posted Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:51:32 GMT by Rachel England

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

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

International Day of Forests and the Tree

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

Water ,water, every - where are you?

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