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Small State islands get prepared for Rio+20

Meeting took place to address Small Island Developing States position for the UN Conference on Sustainable development in Rio+20, goal to Achieving Sustainable Energy for All.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 24, 2012 at 13:54 — No Comments

New platform to promote water supply

A new platform aims to promote water solutions. Watershed Connect supports projects that recognize the linked economic and ecological benefits of healthy natural water resources.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 24, 2012 at 9:29 — No Comments

More global protection for biodiversity

New recommendations by the 16th session of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice address marine and coastal biodiversity, and biodiversity and climate change.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 15, 2012 at 11:46 — No Comments

Unclear outcome for Earth Summit talks

Some of the main proposals in a draft text for negotiation at a UN sustainable development conference next month are being watered down at informal talks in New York, observers say, heightening fears the summit will fail to deliver.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 15, 2012 at 11:39 — No Comments

How biodiversity can help improve nutrition

 A new project has been launched to address the narrowing variety of foods in diets, titled the “Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project” focus on sustainable use of components of biodiversity.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 15, 2012 at 11:34 — No Comments

Launch of the global biodiversity committee

Governments from more than 90 countries have agreed to establish an independent panel of scientists to assess the very latest research on the state of the planet’s fragile ecosystems.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 14, 2012 at 11:20 — No Comments

EU guidelines against soil degradation

Soil sealing – the covering of the ground by an impermeable material – is one of the main causes of soil degradation in the EU putting biodiversity at risk, increasing the risk of flooding.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 14, 2012 at 11:15 — No Comments

EU MEPs against non ecological agro-subsidies

As the EU failed to meet its biodiversity target for 2010, biodiversity conservation should now be built into key EU policies and environmentally harmful subsidies should be phased out by 2020.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 14, 2012 at 11:11 — No Comments

Saving forests, saving indigenous people

A document has been published by Asia Indigenous people pact (AIPP) a document which focuses on several aspects of forest conservation, biodiversity and livelihood.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 14, 2012 at 11:06 — No Comments

Conservation: source of income for the poor

According to a new study, some of the world’s poorest people would gain $500bn per year if the service they provide through conserving natural habitats was given an economic value.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 14, 2012 at 11:03 — No Comments

New land grabs found in Uganda

A new report by Friends of the Earth reveals widespread violations of people’s rights and environmental destruction from a land grab project initially funded by the World Bank in Uganda.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 11, 2012 at 11:32 — No Comments

Feeding the world is not that simple

With upwards of two billion extra mouths to feed in the coming decades, food security has become a mantra in debates about Europe’s farm-support programme.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 10, 2012 at 15:21 — No Comments

Sea pollution needs better monitoring

A recent paper points out how regulatory frameworks and monitoring programmes still fail to address the full range of pollutants potentially damaging for Europe’s seas.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 10, 2012 at 15:17 — No Comments

Non-native species threat EU biodiversity

There are now 11 thousands species, plants and animals introduced into a different than their own environment, between 10% and 15% of these are a danger for the environment.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 10, 2012 at 15:11 — No Comments

Five remedies for biodiversity

According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a quarter of the world’s known plant species are threatened with extinction and even though plants may not receive enough attentions.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 9, 2012 at 11:24 — No Comments

Italy and Argentina, united for environment

Eurispes and the Italian Federation of Organic and Biodynamic (FederBio) signed an agreement to promote a collaboration with the University of Buenos Aires in the field of environment.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 9, 2012 at 11:15 — No Comments

The miracle of King Penguins

Biology Letters published a study where is analyzed the status of the population of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus), who have suffered much because of indiscriminate hunting.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 9, 2012 at 11:11 — No Comments

FAO asks for better forests management

The need to reform forestry institutions and increase investments in science and technology are key to the better management of forests, notes the State of the World’s Forests 2009, by FAO.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 9, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

How generate affordable wave power

Wave power is an intriguing but difficult proposition. It offers a fairly steady source of power that is more regular than many other renewable power systems, but the marine environment is particularly harsh.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 8, 2012 at 14:28 — No Comments

Biofuels will drive biodiversity loss

A new UNEP’s report confirms that an investment of two percent of global GDP across 10 key sectors is what is required to kick-start a shift from the current economy to a green one.

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Added by stefano valentino on May 8, 2012 at 14:09 — No Comments

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