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All Posts Tagged With: "Environment"

Obstacles to a climate change agreement in Copenhagen

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Obstacles to a climate change agreement in Copenhagen

As world leaders gather at the United Nations to discuss the global environment, Kumi Naidoo of Tck Tck Tck discusses the major obstacles to getting an agreement during upcoming talks in Copenhagen.

Posted: September 22, 2009 13:56   Comments: 7
As world leaders talk, climate change ravages Tasmania

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As world leaders talk, climate change ravages Tasmania

World leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday to discuss the global environment. To hear them talk about climate change behind the walls of the United Nations is one thing. To actually see how it is affecting the environment, as is happening in Tasmania, is quite another.

Posted: September 22, 2009 08:41   Comments: 0
Scientists discover new species in Mozambique rain forest

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Scientists discover new species in Mozambique rain forest

Jeffrey Barbee of Global Post traveled to Mozambique to explore a pristine rain forest discovered only four years ago. Scientists are now scouting the forests to discover species of plants and animals unknown to science until now.

Posted: September 3, 2009 16:46   Comments: 6
Greener governments, businesses address climate change

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Greener governments, businesses address climate change

Michael Allegretti of The Climate Group addresses how business and governments can address the challenges and economic opportunities of climate change in anticipation of the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen later this year.

Posted: September 3, 2009 16:01   Comments: 4
Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo

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Deforestation threatens the environment in Borneo

Environmental concerns are in conflict with the Malaysian government's economic interests on the island of Borneo. Large swaths of tropical forest are being cleared for the timber and palm oil industries.

Posted: September 3, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Cheap fuel takes disastrous toll on Mozambique’s forests

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Cheap fuel takes disastrous toll on Mozambique’s forests

Charcoal is a thriving industry in Mozambique, because it is cheap, easily accessible, easy to transport and burns longer than wood. But the growing demand for charcoal is placing increasing pressure on Mozambique's forests.

Posted: August 25, 2009 13:29   Comments: 2
Mysterious decline in bee population creates worry

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Mysterious decline in bee population creates worry

The mysterious disappearance of bees around the world is raising concerns because the bees pollinate an estimated 90 percent of the crops that are our source of food. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses consequences of the decline in the bee population.

Posted: August 20, 2009 14:48   Comments: 6
Cambodian monks save remote forests, tree by tree

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Cambodian monks save remote forests, tree by tree

In Cambodia, there is an unusual effort underway by Buddhist monks to replant forests devastated by war and clearing by loggers. This is important to them for both religious and environmental reasons. The monks, like others, believe that trees may help counter the effects of climate change.

Posted: August 13, 2009 12:12   Comments: 2
Climate forces Nepal’s farmers to abandon rice for bananas

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Climate forces Nepal’s farmers to abandon rice for bananas

Climate change is forcing farmers in Nepal and the world over to consider growing crops they've never grown before. Bo Lim of the United Nations Development Program discusses problems resulting from climate change.

Posted: August 11, 2009 15:31   Comments: 0
Side-stepping catastrophe with China over climate, currency

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Side-stepping catastrophe with China over climate, currency

China and the United States have thus far been able to avoid a train wreck over climate and energy conservation issues, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the real test is still to come.

Posted: June 30, 2009 10:58   Comments: 3

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