It’s a sad reflection of reality that my first reaction to the news of Hang Serei Oudom’s murder was not one of shock or surprise.
The Cambodian journalist’s body was found last week in the boot of his own car. He had apparently been axed to death just days after reporting on links between the military and illegal logging there.
Oudom’s story… Continue
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An agricultural scientist Professor Wayne Powell has hinted that, the use of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) is more dangerous to humans health than the consumption of genetically modified foods (GMOs).… Continue
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I have created a new group on this site for anyone who will be at (or is especially interested in) the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity -- or COP11 -- which takes place in Hyderabad, India.
You can view or join the group here. The official COP11 page is here:… Continue
Added by Mike Shanahan on October 1, 2012 at 16:53 —
CHAOS WITH PESTICIDES
By Kruno Kartus
This article has been published with a support of the Danish network for investigative journalism Scoop www.i-scoop.org. The investigation received "Velebitska degenija", an annual award of Croatian Journalist's Association for the best environmental story in 2011.
LEAD – For the buying of pesticides, at the…
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First Results of World Wide Views on Biodiversity: Three quarters of citizens were very concerned about biodiversity loss, people in developing countries feel more affected. Citizens agree that all countries should pay for protection, but the main part should come from developed countries.
The 3,000 participants of World Wide Views on Biodiversity (WWViews) – the first-ever global citizen consultation on biodiversity - were selected to reflect the demographic… Continue
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Contact: Koohan Paik FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD’S LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN
Should it answer to conference sponsors… Continue
Added by Sukhyun Park on September 14, 2012 at 2:34 —
RE: IMPROPER CONDUCT AT SEPT. 12 CONTACT GROUP FOR MOTION 181: PROTECTION OF THE PEOPLE, NATURE, CULTURE AND HERITAGE OF GANGJEONG VILLAGE
Dear Mr. Khosla,
My name is Sukhyun Park. I am a Research Fellow with the Korean IUCN member organization, Citizens Institute for Environmental Studies.
This evening, September 12, a Contact Group was held for the deeply controversial issue… Continue
Added by Sukhyun Park on September 13, 2012 at 14:19 —
Floods leave 15 deads
More than 20 000 persons forced to abandon homes following heavy rains in the region.
Added by Irene GAOUDA on September 4, 2012 at 18:00 —
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the commitments to sustainable transportation were some of the greatest achievements of June’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Very little could exemplify the world’s need for sustainable transport to the delegates better than the average of 6 cumulative hours per day they spent on buses in a traffic-choked commute to the exurban conference site. It was a clear sign that despite having adopted strong language for… Continue
Added by sustainableprosperity on September 4, 2012 at 15:00 —
„World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ organizes local consultations of laypeople worldwide. Citizens views on a global challenge - the rapid loss of biodiversity - will be collected on September 15 and might enhance negotiations at the matching UN-Conference in October.
The citizen participation project „World Wide Views on Biodiversity“ (WWViews) will take place 15th of September 2012 in… Continue
Added by Markus Schmidt on September 3, 2012 at 22:16 —
Virunga National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has evacuated staff from three of five patrol posts around Mikeno Sector, the mountain gorilla sector of the park, due to heavy fighting between rebels and the Congolese army over the weekend.
The Chief Warden for Virunga National Park, Dr. Emmanuel de Merode, said in a statement released by the park “We are deeply concerned with the safety of the mountain gorillas who… Continue
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SciStarter.com is a website devoted to tracking citizen science projects involving everything from bees to sharks to the Mars landing, or as their website says:
SciStarter will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the… Continue
Added by Michael Bear on August 17, 2012 at 1:09 —
Ten years after the adoption of the Geneva Plan of Action and on the path towards the targets set for 2015, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is undertaking a systematic review of the implementation of its objectives. Within this framework, UNESCO is…
Added by Jen Rubis on July 30, 2012 at 21:35 —
This should really NOT be happening..........
PADI DIVE CENTER in Larnaca, Cyprus, killing Sharks by offering Shark-Fishing Tour....
No question to boycott such facility, but even more – share this wherever you can and make it public
Added by Michael Bear on July 28, 2012 at 17:00 —
Genetically engineered (GE) foods have been heralded as the solution to food shortages in the future, as biotech companies modify the DNA of crops in an effort to make them more robust. Certain GE crops can now withstand freezing temperatures or are resilient to heavy applications of pesticides and herbicides.
GE crops are widespread in the United States. Nationwide, 93 percent of the soybean crop is genetically modified to resist the large volumes of herbicides used to combat… Continue
Added by sustainableprosperity on July 26, 2012 at 14:17 —
Although most analysts assume that the world’s population will rise from today’s 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, it is quite possible that humanity will never reach this population size.
My chapter in this year’s State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity, “Nine Population Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion,” outlines a series of strategies that would prompt significant declines in birth rates. Based purely on the intention of women around the world to… Continue
Added by sustainableprosperity on July 16, 2012 at 2:00 —