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New fishing quotas may help lower discards

New fishing quotas may help lower discards

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:04:01 GMT by James Mathews

New UK trials have made the first attempt in leading the way on putting a stop to the thousands of tonnes of discarded bycatch, dead fish, that are completely wasted and thrown back into the sea every single day across the EU.

New fishing quotas may help lower discards

CCC says International Shipping Emissions should potentially be included in 2050 targets

CCC says International Shipping Emissions should potentially be included in 2050 targets

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:39:00 GMT by James Mathews

The UK's share of international shipping would be potentially responsible for up to 11.25% of all emissions that are allowed by 2050 as set by the Climate Change Act according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). This equates to 18 Mt CO2 out of a total of 160 Mt CO2.

CCC says International Shipping Emissions should potentially be included in 2050 targets

The rise of prescription drug abuse

The rise of prescription drug abuse

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:16:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Recent U.S. federal strategies to fight prescription drug abuse. A recent national survey found that medical pills rank second in young people's list of preferred drugs, after marijuana, and that this sort of abuse can lead to addiction to other drugs.

The rise of prescription drug abuse

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

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

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

A £30 million package has been launched to provide health and heating benefits to UK residents this winter. UK health chief Andrew Lansley has unveiled a £30 million package to ensure people stay warm and well this winter. The proposals, from the Government, the Met Office and charity Age UK, show how the elderly and vulnerable can be well looked after when cold weather hits.

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

Desert Degradation

Desert Degradation

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:48:13 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We have all heard of Saharan and Arabian desertification. Now, after the Rio Earth Summit initiative in 1992, we have the Changwon Initiative from CST10 in South Korea. When UNCCD was established in 1994, 194 signatories verified it as the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment, development and the promotion of healthy soils.

Desert Degradation

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:39:46 GMT by Michael Clark

Texas released for public comment the draft 2012 State Water Plan, which will be hotly debated given the water crisis gripping the state. It calls for $53.1b in infrastructure and water management projects that, all told, would result in 9m acre per year of additional water by 2060 This is not an insignificant amount of water. It is more water than the combined annual withdrawal from the Colorado River by California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Alabama: No ID, no water

Alabama: No ID, no water

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:37:58 GMT by Michael Clark

Some water utilities in Alabama have taken the extraordinary step of cutting off or denying water service to undocumented individuals in order to comply with HB 56, a state immigration law variously characterized as draconian, harsh, and unconstitutional. It sets the stage for a potential humanitarian crisis and highlights the broader debate over whether or not access to clean water is a human right.

Alabama: No ID, no water

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Fourth UK Carbon Budget is designed to help energy intensive industry and achieve targets for emissions in 2023. The Government has just added to this help by announcing a review in 2014. David Cameron has not faltered in maintaining the momentum required to reach UK carbon targets. But the suggestion is that industry needs help to maintain employment.

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Alabama is taking its case to the Supreme Court, in the hopes that the highest court in the land will settle the ongoing dispute over Lake Lanier. Alabama and Florida, which depend on Lake Lanier water for water supply, claim that Georgia was never allowed to use the lake for water supply purposes.

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

Posted Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:32:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Celebrities and conservation organisations are working together to call for an end to the production of shark fin soup. A California Assembly Bill (AB 376) deals with this matter. It will ban all trade and import of shark fin in California. It is only lacking Governor Jerry Brown's signature before it can be made law.

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

First 'green Nobel' winner, Wangari Maathai dies

First 'green Nobel' winner, Wangari Maathai dies

Posted Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:04:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Environmental campaigner dies after battle with cancer. The environmental campaigner, political conscience and winner of the first 'green Nobel', Wangari Maathai, has died. She was 71 and was suffering from cancer.

First 'green Nobel' winner, Wangari Maathai dies

TRAIN Wreck Bill Passes in the House

TRAIN Wreck Bill Passes in the House

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 06:45:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Though unlikely to pass in the Senate, the TRAIN Act serves as a wake-up call to the American public that representatives would sacrifice lives for industry dollars. Proponents of the bill claim it will help to create much needed jobs. However, environmental advocates believe clean energy represents a more promising and sustainable source of jobs.

TRAIN Wreck Bill Passes in the House

Bill McKibben the environmental campaigner

Bill McKibben the environmental campaigner

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:33:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Author and campaigner Bill McKibben talks to The Earth Times about his hopes for Obama and why even Rick Perry might start changing his position on climate change. We need, he believes, to take stock. Our world is running out of time and he urges us to think about what we are doing. The time for action is approaching and, like an evangelist, he wants to take his message to as many people as possible.

Bill McKibben the environmental campaigner

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears

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

The world's dry lands are vanishing from agricultural production at an ever increasing rate just as the burgeoning population means massive increases in the food supply will be needed. The UN is meeting to try and find new, scientific approaches to land management and climate change.

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears

Talking water at the United Nations

Talking water at the United Nations

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The International Water Forum will be held at the United Nations, in New York, this Friday, September 16th, the opening day of the 66th UN General Assembly. The agenda for the one day event is ambitious. It starts at 9am and ends at 5:30pm, with a short break for lunch. Patricia Mulroy, who seems to be ubiquitous of late, is delivering the opening keynote.

Talking water at the United Nations

Global effort needed to stop deep sea 'pirate' fishing

Global effort needed to stop deep sea 'pirate' fishing

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

Experts agree that a global partnership is needed to combat 'pirate' deep sea fishing. Although only 1% of the world's seafood may come from deep sea fishing, the damage done to the sea floor by trawling has a far larger impact on deep sea ecosystems.

Global effort needed to stop deep sea 'pirate' fishing

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Primary forests-the action and the policy

Posted Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:55:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Protect penguins from habitat loss

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

Elephant wars for Kruger

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

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 Human Solidarity Day - 20th December

Posted Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:10:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Michael Clark

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 18:28:01 GMT by Laura Brown

How prepared is the UK for flash floods?

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Canada Bailing on Kyoto Protocol

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:20:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

International Day of the Girl (Child)

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

Environmentally Sound in Salford

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:43:25 GMT by Simon Kent

Climate turns nasty on the hill as Republicans prepare to block green agenda

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:03:00 GMT by Laura Brown

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