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After Rio+20, developing countries must take the lead


Monday, 02 July 2012 13:13

Last week's summit has confirmed that sustainable development will only be achieved through the political leadership of developing countries.

Photo credit: Carlos Ortega. www.flickr.com

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts


Monday, 02 July 2012 09:33

A mixed picture has emerged from new environmental data issued by the UK government. The UK Environmental Accounts for 2012 shows greenhouse gases grew 3% in 2009/10, but were down 17.2% over the last 20 years.

Photo credit: Colin Brough. www.sxc.hu

Africa: Climate change drives people into harm’s way


Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:20

A new report based on scores of personal testimonies from refugees in Eastern Africa finds that climate change can make people more vulnerable and can also play a part in driving them into areas of conflict and ultimately across borders and into exile.

Photo credit: Kriss Szkurlatowski. www.sxc.hu

Making the chocolate last


Monday, 25 June 2012 15:09

Cocoa harvests are shrinking, but The Cocoa Parternship, launched by Cadbury, is bringing stakeholders together to restore them and ensure a healthy crop in years to come.

Photo credit: Darias Martin. www.sxc.hu

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty


Monday, 25 June 2012 13:57

When all the world's scientists tend to agree on something, it's worth taking note. What is certain here is that the oceans have died, are dying and will be dead without huge effort on the part of individuals, government, if capable and international organisations, if politics allows them to show their teeth.

Photo credit: Neil Gould. www.sxc.hu