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Soil Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa Prompts Climate Adaptation Project

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An empirical assessment of Sub-Saharan Africa’s soil fertility confirms that the region faces a significant decline in soil fertility, which could worsen food security if no appropriate action is taken.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:40 Read more...
 

Power of People on Global March

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Last September, all major world cities hosted the same, massive, global event: the first Global People’s Climate March https://secure.avaaz.org/it/climate_march_reportback/?slideshow). Millions of people, from New York to Tokyo, from Togo to the Hawaii Islands, march edsimoultaneously in order to emphasize their greatest hopes: tackling the challenge of global warming and pushing for the adoption of fair, sustainable and long-term environmental policies  all over the world. The march was organized by Avaaz.org, perhaps the largest global web movement aged only 5 years, that has the specific mission of “organizing citizens of all nations in order to bring people-powered politics to decision-making every where, in order to fill the gap between the world we want and the world most people every where want”.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 23:20 Read more...
 

Power of People on Global March

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Last September, all major world cities hosted the same, massive, global event: the first Global People’s Climate March https://secure.avaaz.org/it/climate_march_reportback/?slideshow). Millions of people, from New York to Tokyo, from Togo to the Hawaii Islands, march edsimoultaneously in order to emphasize their greatest hopes: tackling the challenge of global warming and pushing for the adoption of fair, sustainable and long-term environmental policies  all over the world. The march was organized by Avaaz.org, perhaps the largest global web movement aged only 5 years, that has the specific mission of “organizing citizens of all nations in order to bring people-powered politics to decision-making every where, in order to fill the gap between the world we want and the world most people every where want”. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:25 Read more...
 

Brazil Announces Creation of over 58,000 hectares of New Marine Protected Areas

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Brazilian Federal Government has announced the creation of over 58,000 hectares of new marine Protected Areas in the northern state of Pará, in the Amazon region.  Decrees published on Monday 13 October by the Presidency of Brazil with the Ministry of Environment established three new marine extractive reserves and expanded an existing marine extractive reserve.  The measures will underpin biodiversity conservation in mangroves, coastal shrublands and forests, and other ecosystems.  Extractive reserves aim to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, and protect the livelihoods and way of life of traditional communities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:54 Read more...
 

The global march for elephants and rhinos celebrated in Nairobi

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On the 4th October 2014, thousands of people gathered across 136 cities around the globe for the largest march in raising their voices to call for an end to the killing and a ban on ivory and rhino horn. The march is held annually and this was its second anniversary that saw hundreds of thousands of people marching for elephants and rhinos. The march aimed at calling on world governments to make the illicit ivory trade and wildlife crime a priority issue, to make a financial commitment to security enforcement and to impose a complete ban on all ivory sales.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 17:19 Read more...
 
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