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Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

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

We rely heavily on the ''environmental services'' provided by arid zone forests and yet we're endangering their future says the UN on World Environment Day. Arid zone forests need projection said Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification who gave the UN's message for World Environment Day.

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Bring back glory of the oceans - Ocean2012's European Fish Week

Bring back glory of the oceans - Ocean2012's European Fish Week

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Ocean2012, the marine conservation group, launches its 2nd annual European Fish Week, hoping to influence decision-makers looking to the future of EU fishing policy. Ocean2012 is asking us to go back to the future, to find inspiration in the past in order to revitalize our oceans in the future - and bring them back to their former flourishing state.

Bring back glory of the oceans - Ocean2012's European Fish Week

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:21:00 GMT by Michael Clark

After nearly 2 years of review by regulators, the City of Philadelphia's landmark stormwater management plan, Clean Waters, Green City, was approved. The $2 billion plan, which proposes to meet water quality requirements through the implementation of green infrastructure solutions, may fundamentally change the future of urban stormwater management.

Philadelphia's landmark Clean Waters, Green City plan finally approved

New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:05:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A bill, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, has been introduced to Congress that would limit EPA's ability to enforce permit requirements or violations under the Clean Water Act. Industry, such as coal, support it.

New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 13:49:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Italy goes to polls on June 12-13 in a nationwide referendum on the privatisation of water distribution and the return to nuclear power. The referendum to introduce nuclear power in Italy comes at a time when the world is still facing a nuclear crisis in Japan. Just recently, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that all 17 nuclear power plants in Germany will be shut down by 2022.

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 12:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Around half of all the fish caught in the North Sea are thrown back to die. TV chef and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is campaigning to reform the EU's fishery discards policy to end this terrible waste.

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 22:23:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The State of Missouri filed an injunction to stop the destruction of the Bird's Point levee on the basis that it violates the state's clean water act regulations. The court denied it, finding that the federal Clean Water Act exempts the US Corp of Engineers from regulation under state clean water acts, raising several questions.

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The prospects of a 30% greenhouse gas reduction, by 2020, looks higher after the EU's Environment Committee voted strongly in favor of lifting the target, from its current 20% level. The measure will now go onto the EU's Parliament, where it will be voted on in June. The vote also makes the UK more likely to stick by its own 50% cut by 2027, agreed 10 days ago.

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:26:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Flagship project of UK energy strategy might fall at the first hurdle. Energy secretary Chris Huhne stood in the Commons this month to explain how loans of £10,000 would help plug the gap of up to three billion pounds worth of wasted energy each year by installing new insulation, boilers and double glazing in houses across the country.

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Pakistan's government promises financial support for environmental protection, but campaigners argue development is destroying their culture. At a seminar in Peshawar, the government outlined their commitment to protecting threatened species.

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

Bill would help stimulate water and wastewater infrastructure investment

Bill would help stimulate water and wastewater infrastructure investment

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 09:09:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A bill, The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act, has been introduced in Congress that would remove bond caps from water and wastewater infrastructure projects, stimulating much needed investment. Given current spending levels, the EPA and ASCE estimate annual spending shortfalls in the billions.

Bill would help stimulate water and wastewater infrastructure investment

The battle at the pumps - How Republicans and Democrats are waging war on high oil prices

The battle at the pumps - How Republicans and Democrats are waging war on high oil prices

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 18:09:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Stalled Bills, bipartisan wars and suggestions Obama isn't doing enough to tackle high oil prices. Americans are increasingly unhappy at the pumps. Gasoline prices might have fallen for the first time in two months this week but with prices surging over $100 a barrel, it's hitting voters' pockets hard.

The battle at the pumps - How Republicans and Democrats are waging war on high oil prices

UK commits to halving emissions in fourth 'carbon budget'

UK commits to halving emissions in fourth 'carbon budget'

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The UK committed itself to a legally-binding target on greenhouse gas emissions - promising to slash them by 50% by 2027. But the argument within the coalition government over the plan has watered down on some important points - leaving some green groups worried about the UK's fourth 'carbon budget'.

UK commits to halving emissions in fourth 'carbon budget'

Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule, say top scientists

Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule, say top scientists

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 22:19:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

A bold vision for U.S. forests, but scientists are worried. After a 90 day public review period, more than 300,000 comments from people across the U.S. have urged the administration to develop a more direct policy on how to manage national forests.

Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule, say top scientists

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

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

MPs accuse the government of using reforms to hide subsidy for nuclear industry. The Coalition pledged to allow new nuclear power stations to be built, but assured they would not receive public subsidy.

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

Protests in Chile against dam project

Protests in Chile against dam project

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 13:25:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Protests erupt as controversial scheme is approved. It involves the construction of five hydroelectric power stations and the damming of two rivers, the River Pascua (Pasqua) and Rio Baker. The scheme, it is argued, is vital for the economic development of Chile and helping to lift the 2.5million poor out of poverty.

Protests in Chile against dam project

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Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

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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

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

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

Cool the planet, or suffer!

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

International Day for Disaster Reduction

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

International Day of the Girl (Child)

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

Bhopal 26 years on, India not to pursue compensation in US courts

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 07:15:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Showcasing continent's growing forests - Forest Europe 2011, Oslo

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:34:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown

UN Climate talks begin in Bangkok

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 06:04:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

Posted Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:24:11 GMT by Michael Evans

Toilet to tap is gaining popularity

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

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

Posted Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:30:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Does Ireland's Green Party's defeat signal a turning tide?

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:08:03 GMT by Martin Leggett

Majority of English countryside 'at risk from planning reforms'

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Fracking again in New York

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