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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

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

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J’aime la belle Paris, mais sacre bleu!

Posted Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December.

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

South American problems/climate change in Lima today

Posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:15:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The World Science Day for Peace and Development 10th November

Posted Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

A future for the Aral Sea is hopefully assured.

Posted Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:20:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate: what does the UN want?

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

United Nations Day, October 24th 2014

Posted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

International World Food Day, 2014

Posted Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:52:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biodiversity Summit

Posted Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:54:03 GMT by JW Dowey

The Law of the Jungle (review)

Posted Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:34:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Winning Fish Fight

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 13:23:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

Posted Sat, 08 Jun 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

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

World Population Day 2012

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

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

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

Posted Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

International Day for Disaster Reduction

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

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans