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Poaching crisis as rhino horn demand booms in Asia

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Rhino poaching worldwide is poised to hit a 15-year-high driven by Asian demand for horns, according to new research.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2009 09:02 Read more...
 

G8 fails on climate goals. Again

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G8 countries have so far failed to take sufficient action to protect the world against climate change. The latest G8 Climate Scorecards report shows that Germany, followed by the UK and France, is performing better than the rest of the rich nations’ group. Italy and Japan are in a lower medium ranked group. Canada, the USA and Russia are lagging behind, despite the USA moving up one rank.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 July 2009 14:01 Read more...
 

Amazon squatter law fuels deforestation worries

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Conservationists worry that further deforestation will follow from Brazil now allowing squatting on Amazon land – regulations that encompass parcels equal to the combined size of Germany and Italy.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 July 2009 13:54 Read more...
 

Norway helps endangered eel wriggle from fish nets

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Norwegian fisheries regulators in a landmark decision have banned all fishing of the critically endangered European eel starting in 2010 and cut 2009 catch quotas by 80 percent. 
Last Updated on Sunday, 05 July 2009 14:01 Read more...
 

How media is creating a climate for a change

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As reporters from across the world gather in London for the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ), R. K. Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), reflects on how the media has helped raise awareness on climate change over the past two years.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2009 09:04 Read more...
 
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