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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'

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 02:59:12 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Obama rejected the proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline after months of pressure from citizens concerned about environmental and social justice.

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Climate change and the USA

Climate change and the USA

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An overview of climate change and the USA in 2011. The EPA and Congress fought bitterly in 2011 to ensure the government did/did not pass carbon permitting policy.

Climate change and the USA

COP17: Saving Tomorrow, Tomorrow

COP17: Saving Tomorrow, Tomorrow

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

COP17 has been all talk, little action. Governments are listening to big polluters, not the people, leading to weak, tentative agreements, activists assert.

COP17: Saving Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Positive of COP 17: Increase in Women Leadership

Positive of COP 17: Increase in Women Leadership

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2011 09:31:01 GMT by Michelle Simon

In the midst of dreary news regarding Canada's bail-out, EU's turn-around and well same old same old US irresponsibility, a light shines through all the negativity, women are increasingly occupying high profile leadership positions and COP pronounces this. Namely, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Patricia Espinosa and Christiana Figueres.

Positive of COP 17: Increase in Women Leadership

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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

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

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

Global effort needed to stop deep sea 'pirate' fishing

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

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

International Day Against Nuclear Testing

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

World Radio Day - 13th February 2013

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:17:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Elephant wars for Kruger

Posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:20:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

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

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

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