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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

Durban climate talks must succeed to help the poor

Durban climate talks must succeed to help the poor

Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Climate change creates more extreme weather, which hits crop yields, drives up prices and pushes millions into poverty - which is why the UN Durban climate change talks must success, says the Oxfam charity.

Durban climate talks must succeed to help the poor

Food for thought: World demand for food will increase

Food for thought: World demand for food will increase

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:56:57 GMT by Dave Collier

Population projections for 2050 are up to 10.5 billion people. Global food demand could increase another 100% by 2050, according to a study from the University of Minnesota.

Food for thought: World demand for food will increase

Polar bear politics

Polar bear politics

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:57:00 GMT by Nick St Clair

More disturbing news for environmentalists, with the announcement that starting next year, the US Department of the Interior has granted Shell tentative approval to begin drilling exploratory wells to begin exploiting the vast oil and gas resources in the Arctic Ocean.

Polar bear politics

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

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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

Public participation and environmental monitoring compared

Posted Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:31:02 GMT by Paul Robinson

Scenes of Reason:climate change and video information

Posted Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:55:48 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Gorillas or oil: the Virunga question

Posted Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:20:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human epoch or just invasive hominid species?

Posted Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Report on a better Aral Sea

Posted Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:17:01 GMT by Paul Robinson

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