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

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

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

Forestry ministers from across Europe are gathered in Oslo, Norway, today, at the start of a 3-day event - Forest Europe 2011 - to hammer out new continent-wide policy on managing forests. That could include the kicking off of negotiations on new laws to protect Europe's forests, and so enshrine sustainability as the key foundation for looking after its growing forests.

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

Will China Divert Yarlung Tsangpo River?

Will China Divert Yarlung Tsangpo River?

Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:19:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

China could divert waters from international river flowing through Tibet to India. The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows across Tibet to India, where it merges with the Ganges. Due to severe drought in China, leaders of the 1.3-billion-person nation may be considering diverting the 1,800 mile river's waters northwest toward Xinjiang.

Will China Divert Yarlung Tsangpo River?

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:38:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A study released by the US Bureau of Reclamation finds that, over the next 50 years, flows in the Colorado River may decrease and the frequency and duration of droughts may increase, posing a threat to the water supply of millions.

Study paints grim picture of future of Colorado River

UK government sets out environmental vision

UK government sets out environmental vision

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:39:01 GMT by Laura Brown

White paper aims to hand responsibility back to the people. The 78 page report, the first White Paper on the natural environment for 20 years puts the value of nature at the heart of the choices to be made within the country in terms of enhancing the environment, economic growth and personal wellbeing.

UK government sets out environmental vision

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

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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

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

Australia puts on hold a revamp of environment laws

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

New fishing quotas may help lower discards

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:04:01 GMT by James Mathews

Plastics ban develops in India

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 04:42:00 GMT by Rachel England

US Navy prepares for opening of Arctic sea lanes and rising waters

Posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:37:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Familiar refrain of 'jobs threat' doesn't cut it in EPA attack

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:28:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Drought persists, as legislators differ on GM maize

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

Water-wise?

Posted Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:55:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

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

Major Majuro Declaration

Posted Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:00:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

Wi-fi technology faces disruption from climate change

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 15:50:01 GMT by Laura Brown