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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

Canada Bailing on Kyoto Protocol

Canada Bailing on Kyoto Protocol

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

Over the last three days rumours regarding Canada's intented bailing on the KP has not been confirmed but in all likelihood there is substance to this.

Canada Bailing on Kyoto Protocol

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Carbon emissions down, but carbon dioxide levels still rampant!

Posted Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Giant Antarctic marine reserve: international compromise or sham?

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Carnivores good for hunters or farmers or just plain dangerous?

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:56:23 GMT by JW Dowey

GODAN: Worldwide Hunger indicates Help Needed!

Posted Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Indonesia acts on palm plantations and pollution

Posted Mon, 02 May 2016 09:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Crops for Every Corn - or Sauerkraut!

Posted Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Great Green wall Grows and Grows (in Paris too)

Posted Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:44:32 GMT by JW.Dowey

The World Waits, Wonders and Warms.

Posted Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rainforest fragments and species that need them!

Posted Mon, 04 May 2015 11:09:54 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Water on Earth is becoming rare.

Posted Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:17:31 GMT by JW Dowey

International Day for Disaster Reduction

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

Scottish Government pledges to boost renewables in agriculture sector

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:35:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

Global Warming’s final warning.

Posted Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:59:00 GMT by JW Dowey

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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

'Radical' EU carbon tax is really taking baby-steps

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:42:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Naples waste dump crisis escalates

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

US Congress to take control of greenhouse gases

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

China and U.S. announce fisheries and climate change deals

Posted Thu, 12 May 2011 16:58:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

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

Did debt battle mask Republican assault on EPA?

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:59:13 GMT by Laura Brown