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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

Irene causes water woes

Irene causes water woes

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 18:29:01 GMT by Michael Clark

Irene swept up the east coast last weekend and caused widespread water supply impacts. It could serve as a wake up call that more planning is necessary to prevent similar impacts in the future. Rural areas have been particularly hard hit. People who depend on private wells for water simply don't have the power to run the pump.

Irene causes water woes

US Climate Wars stoked up as presidential race kicks off

US Climate Wars stoked up as presidential race kicks off

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:26:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Recent comments by US presidential hopefuls have thrown the climate change debate back into center stage. With some Republican candidates withering in their denial of a man-made origin for changes to the climate, will this become a turning point for the debate in the US?

US Climate Wars stoked up as presidential race kicks off

Financial profit or forest protection in Brazil?

Financial profit or forest protection in Brazil?

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:53:21 GMT by Jessica Allan

The forest protection laws in Brazil are being questioned and a bill is pending in the Senate which experts fear could result in a rise in deforestation. But will public and political support for forest protection override the temptation to cash in on forest clearance?

Financial profit or forest protection in Brazil?

Toilet to tap is gaining popularity

Toilet to tap is gaining popularity

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Water reuse, sometimes referred to as 'toilet to tap', is gaining ground in thirsty states. There are two methods by which this is done: the first, called direct potable reuse, entails treating wastewater to drinking water quality and redistributing it directly into the drinking water distribution system; the second, called indirect potable reuse, is when wastewater is treated to drinking water standards but returned to some water source, such as groundwater, for eventual reuse.

Toilet to tap is gaining popularity

Canada slashes green jobs

Canada slashes green jobs

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:29:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Environment Canada becomes a victim of country's budget cuts. The Canadian government is being accused of turning its back on climate change as it is confirmed 776 jobs are to go at Environment Canada. Of the 300 positions within the department to be eliminated they include chemists, biologists and meteorologists, many of which are involved in the research and development of the country's environmental agenda.

Canada slashes green jobs

Scottish Government pledges to boost renewables in agriculture sector

Scottish Government pledges to boost renewables in agriculture sector

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

Farmers expected to benefit from Green Energy revolution in Scotland. Wind Turbines can, for example be installed on agricultural or grazing land and provide an extra income-stream, yet only marginally reduce the area used for food growing. Similarly production of biofuels from agricultural waste maximises the return farmers can make on their investments.

Scottish Government pledges to boost renewables in agriculture sector

Did debt battle mask Republican assault on EPA?

Did debt battle mask Republican assault on EPA?

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

38 riders hobbling EPA are attached to bill in House of Representatives to protect US debt-ceiling. Republicans in the House of Representatives are being accused of using the frantic negotiations to secure the debt-ceiling bill to mask an assault on the Environment Protection Agency and bind its power and influence.

Did debt battle mask Republican assault on EPA?

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:23:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

The Kenyan Government has set aside Kshs. 9 billion towards emergency relief programmes for those affected by the current drought situation in the country, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka Said Sunday the 24 July. The government's announcement comes when the government's strategic food reserves continue to dwindle currently holding less than three million bags of food as opposed to the required eight million bags.

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought

Forest squatters oppose resettlement committee

Forest squatters oppose resettlement committee

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:37:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

People who were evicted from Kenya's largest water catchment, the Mau forest have rejected a Committee formed by Prime Minister Raila Odinga to arrange and lead in resettlement exercise. The displaced families said Monday that they did not have confidence in the committee since their representatives were not included.

Forest squatters oppose resettlement committee

Drought persists, as legislators differ on GM maize

Drought persists, as legislators differ on GM maize

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:23:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

Drought continues ravaging different parts of Kenya with the number of people receiving relief food in East Pokot district tripling over the last three months as cabinet and parliament stand divided on whether to allow importation of genetically modified maize.

Drought persists, as legislators differ on GM maize

Controversial badger cull one step closer

Controversial badger cull one step closer

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:37:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Scientists and the public against the government's plans. UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today that the government is ''strongly minded to back'' a cull of badgers in an attempt to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB).

Controversial badger cull one step closer

Water infrastructure spending takes big hit

Water infrastructure spending takes big hit

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:53:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The House Interior and Environment Appropriation Committee passed an EPA budget cut of 18%, including a 33% cut to a critical water and wastewater infrastructure funding program. This will only exacerbate the massive water infrastructure spending gap identified by EPA.

Water infrastructure spending takes big hit

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:41:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Propoals to reform the EU Common Fisheries Policy hope to reduce over fishing, ban the process of discarding unwanted fish and conserving existing stocks. After some years of operation it became clear that the policy was not achieving its key objectives, with overfishing continuing and fish numbers declining, some almost to the point of extinction.

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy

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Global Warming’s final warning.

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

WMO report on more pollution

Posted Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:42:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Vaccines for badgers (against bTB)

Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:39:42 GMT by JW Dowey

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

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

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

Environmental Concerns in the Developed World

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:30:00 GMT by Titus Manickam

Give me a green lawn or give me death

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:23:01 GMT by Michael Clark

Forest squatters oppose resettlement committee

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:37:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

Australia begins review into sustainable forestry

Posted Sat, 08 Jan 2011 00:01:16 GMT by John Dean

World Teachers' Day

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

Cool the planet, or suffer!

Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

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

New York commits to waste plan

Posted Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:38:00 GMT by Rachel England