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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

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Debate heads to Congress over the future of uranium mining at national beauty spot. Republicans and Democrats found themselves on partisan lines at a heated debate on the Hill this week as the industrialisation of the Grand Canyon was put on the table.

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:17:00 GMT by Laura Brown

UK Government looks to end the domination of the country's Big Six energy firms, but could there be implications for its green agenda? The 'Big Six' are British gas, npower, E.ON, EDF, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern. They generate 80% of the electricity used in the UK, with 99% of people receiving their electricity from them.

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

British Conservative MEPs were instrumental in throwing out an EU report that goes against the wishes of their party's national government says WWF-UK. The European Parliament voted not to follow the recommendations of an EU report that called for a 30% reduction from 1990 levels in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

Fracking again in New York

Fracking again in New York

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is set to release a report with recommendations for regulating hydrofracking. A public comment period will follow the release, and DEC will write regulations based on the final recommendations. The fight will be intense. Opponents would do well to focus on strict regulations rather than an outright ban, which is not likely feasible.

Fracking again in New York

Give me a green lawn or give me death

Give me a green lawn or give me death

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

West Palm Beach is facing a water shortage crisis due to drought. The city has implemented once per week outdoor watering restrictions but demand remains unchanged because residents are either willfully or unintentionally non-compliant. The willful violators elect to risk fines rather than a dead lawn. But if demand isn't reduced soon, the next phase of the drought plan may be implemented and it is much harsher.

Give me a green lawn or give me death

'Don't take ax to Amazon laws' say Brazilian public

'Don't take ax to Amazon laws' say Brazilian public

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:35:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A poll on Brazil's controversial proposed laws, to offer amnesty to those who have cleared protected forests, shows massive majorities in the country against the amendments. Only 1 in 20 Brazilians support landowners being able to avoid sanctions under the 1965 Forest Law act, a part of the proposed new law - and nearly 80% want the president to veto it, the act if passed by the Senate.

'Don't take ax to Amazon laws' say Brazilian public

Come on in, the water's lovely

Come on in, the water's lovely

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:46:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

European bathing waters remain largely clean and safe although there has been a recent decline in standards and inland waters are less likely to hit the EU's strictest guidelines than coastal waters. Cleanest of all is Cyprus, where every beach meets water standards.

Come on in, the water's lovely

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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 Women's Day 2014

Posted Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09:23:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

Posted Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Dump fracking or integrate it?

Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:06:20 GMT by Colin Ricketts

EU moves on renewable energy

Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

UK Government blames home users as greenhouse gases figures rise

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2011 15:04:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

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

Clear Air Act saved 160,000 in 2010

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:27:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

How prepared is the UK for flash floods?

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

Global Family Day - 1st January

Posted Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

EPA emissions powers avoid becoming US budget casualty

Posted Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:14:03 GMT by Martin Leggett

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought

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

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ~ 27th January

Posted Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:45:00 GMT by Michael Evans