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May 2011 Blog Posts (5)

A dying planet and confused journalists

Yes it’s true. Journalists can also get confused. It is particularly true for journalists covering climate change. Environmental journalists worldwide are grappling to convince their editors to run climate change stories.

The issue was also raised last week in Nepal when climate journalists from seven SAARC member countries met for a climate change workshop.

The indifference of the editors cannot be seen in isolation because it also reflects the general perception of readers’…

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Added by Tashi Dorji on May 28, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Beautiful film about forests

This is short film made for today's International Biodiversity Day which is devoted to message of saving oru forests from logging, agriculture, burning, mining,construction, clearcutting, industry,flooding, hydropower......

 

 

Added by Kruno Kartus on May 22, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

The dark history and uncertain future of edible pink gold

Will rising seas flood many shrimp farms out of business and drown what is left of the world’s mangroves, or can these forests play an important role in stabilising the temperature?

 

Read the rest of this post at Under The Banyan

Added by Mike Shanahan on May 10, 2011 at 16:04 — No Comments

CROATIA: CHAOS WITH PESTICIDES

 by Kruno Kartus



For the buying of pesticides, at the beginning of this year, the only thing needed was 55 kuna (7,5 EUR). A “certificate of competence” for handling the pesticides, a document of registered family agricultural farm or business, identity card – none of the above mentioned are necessary when buying highly toxic products which can cause harm to people, insects, bees and domestic animals.

 

This story…

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Added by Kruno Kartus on May 3, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

Fishing for Sustainable Practices to Conserve Fisheries

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet.



Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to Nourishing the Planet’s latest research for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total…

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Added by Danielle Nierenberg on May 3, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

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