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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

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:39:46 GMT by Michael Clark

Texas released for public comment the draft 2012 State Water Plan, which will be hotly debated given the water crisis gripping the state. It calls for $53.1b in infrastructure and water management projects that, all told, would result in 9m acre per year of additional water by 2060 This is not an insignificant amount of water. It is more water than the combined annual withdrawal from the Colorado River by California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Alabama: No ID, no water

Alabama: No ID, no water

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:37:58 GMT by Michael Clark

Some water utilities in Alabama have taken the extraordinary step of cutting off or denying water service to undocumented individuals in order to comply with HB 56, a state immigration law variously characterized as draconian, harsh, and unconstitutional. It sets the stage for a potential humanitarian crisis and highlights the broader debate over whether or not access to clean water is a human right.

Alabama: No ID, no water

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Fourth UK Carbon Budget is designed to help energy intensive industry and achieve targets for emissions in 2023. The Government has just added to this help by announcing a review in 2014. David Cameron has not faltered in maintaining the momentum required to reach UK carbon targets. But the suggestion is that industry needs help to maintain employment.

The Parliamentary green watchdog is on the carbon budgets prowl

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Alabama is taking its case to the Supreme Court, in the hopes that the highest court in the land will settle the ongoing dispute over Lake Lanier. Alabama and Florida, which depend on Lake Lanier water for water supply, claim that Georgia was never allowed to use the lake for water supply purposes.

Alabama wants the Supreme Court to settle water feud

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

Posted Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:32:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Celebrities and conservation organisations are working together to call for an end to the production of shark fin soup. A California Assembly Bill (AB 376) deals with this matter. It will ban all trade and import of shark fin in California. It is only lacking Governor Jerry Brown's signature before it can be made law.

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

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Lions cause tigers problems

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution or Conservation, Doñana’s Choice!

Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Elephants help National Park, rare tigers, rhinos and the rest!

Posted Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Posted Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Wildlife charity hits out a Conservative MEPs over CO2 target vote

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

40% of food produced worldwide is wasted

Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Polar bear politics

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

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Climate: what does the UN want?

Posted Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Australia puts on hold a revamp of environment laws

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:37:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Drought persists, as legislators differ on GM maize

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