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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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Victoria Park C.I. student gets an environmental learning experience

By FANNIE SUNSHINE www.insidetoronto.com Sep 02, 2011 Lea Leung’s mother was on Cathay Pacific’s website to buy a ticket to Shanghai for one of her kids when she came across the airline’s Green Explorer 2011 new youth program. Launched in … Continue reading

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Marine scientists call for industrial deep-sea fishing ban

By Juliet Eilperin September 7, 2011 The Washington Post Industrial fishing in the deep sea should be banned because it has depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species, according to a paper by an international team … Continue reading

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Otters are back – in every county in England

By Patrick Barkham and Camila Ruz The Guardian (UK) 18 August 2011 Return of otter shows English rivers are healthiest for 20 years, says Environment Agency It has been a long and perilous journey, but otters have finally managed to … Continue reading

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Scientists call for protected areas to conserve deep sea environment

Waste dumping, fishing, mining and climate change are transforming the deep sea ecosystem faster than scientists can study it By Staff www.guardian.co.uk August 3, 2011 There’s trouble in the depths. The deep sea is the last true wilderness on Earth, … Continue reading

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White paper to redress biodiversity loss with wilderness areas

Charities, businesses, landowners and communities may be invited to propose ideas for ‘ecological restoration zones. The government should hold a competition to create 12 wilderness areas to enhance ecological protection in England, the first white paper on the natural environment … Continue reading

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Tree-planting celebrities help mark World Environment Day

Alison Brown www.edie.net 3 June 2011 People famous and not so famous across the world are getting reading to mark World Environment Day (WED) on Sunday (5 June). UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors, actor Don Cheadle and model Giselle Bündchen, are among … Continue reading

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“World Environment Day” includes release of a New Forest Report

By D.A. Barber June 2, 2011 www.suite101.com Worldwide events and the release of a new report supporting the Year of Forests 2011 takes place on World Environment Day. On Sunday, June 5, 2011, global events supporting the 39th World Environment … Continue reading

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TV, Internet harming protection of biodiversity: UN

AFP May 31, 6:41 am ET By Staff MANILA (AFP) – Young people’s fascination with television, the Internet, video games and other electronic entertainment is making it more difficult to protect the world’s biodiversity, a UN official warned Tuesday. Because … Continue reading

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UN aims for biodiversity treaty by July 2012

AFP Tue May 31, 10:42 am ET by Staff MANILA (AFP) – A global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources will probably be ratified by July 2012, the UN executive secretary on biological diversity said Tuesday. So far, 25 countries have signed the … Continue reading

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