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UN climate conferences agrees on draft deal
14th Dec 2014

UN climate conferences agrees on draft deal

Negotiators at UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, have approved a draft laying out the key points for a global climate pact set to be agreed in Paris next year. The agreement came in a marathon overtime session. Peru’s President … Continued

EU member states to make own decisions on GM foods
13th Jun 2014

EU member states to make own decisions on GM foods

      EU member states have agreed that they should make their own national decisions about whether to approve genetically modified foods. Previously, states were required in most cases to implement decisions made by Brussels.   According to Thursday’s … Continued

1st Sep 2013

Japan: High radiation readings found at Fukushima water tank

  The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says radiation readings near one of the site’s water tanks have increased 18-fold. The find follows the discovery of a large and serious leak last week. The operator of the plant, … Continued

19th Jul 2013

Monsanto to drop all requests for new GM crops in EU

US seed producer Monsanto has said it would withdraw all new requests to grow genetically modified crops in the EU. The move reflects its frustration over ongoing resistance to GM crops among populations in Europe. All approval requests for new … Continued

4th Jul 2013

France: European Parliament votes to revamp emissions trading

European lawmakers in Strasbourg have backed a plan intended to rescue the EU’s faltering carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme. A delay in the auction of allowances is intended to drive up the price of pollution. The European Parliament on Wednesday … Continued

11th May 2013

Carbon dioxide hits highest level in human history

Global levels of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas affecting warming, have hit their highest level in human history. Scientists are concerned by the speed of change. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have been recorded at their highest level yet. … Continued

19th Apr 2013

US: Texas explosions: When will we inquire about alternatives to ammonia?

By Sarah Marshall (The Muslim News): Wednesday evening’s fertilizer plant explosion near Waco, Texas, has people asking the wrong questions. Of course, there should be answers regarding what caused the blast, but why, when it is capable of causing a … Continued

13th Apr 2013

Egypt: Israel accused of polluting Egyptian coast

By Rana Khaled Rafah and other cities on Sinai’s north coast have been suffering from pollution of the Mediterranean Sea and its underground water reservoir, which has caused serious environmental and health issues for the local population, experts argue. Some … Continued

4th Apr 2013

Letting the Oil Gush

By Sarah Marshall: The approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta Canada down to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas has been a controversial topic in the United States. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest form and therefore has … Continued

29th Mar 2013

Brazil: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon up 26 pct

Brazil: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon up 26 pct   RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): The area of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest from August 2012 to February 2013 increased by 26.6 percent year-on-year, an official institute said Thursday.   According … Continued

29th Mar 2013

Canada becomes first to quit UN desert convention on bureaucratic accusation

OTTAWA,  (Xinhua):  Canada has decided to quit the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) after accusing its bureaucracy, becoming the first and only country outside the UN agreement.   The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) told local media on … Continued

24th Mar 2013

Lights out as World Wildlife Fund celebrates Earth Hour to combat climate change

Landmarks worldwide have darkened to observe climate change. More than 150 countries joined in last year’s Earth Hour, and the movement has spread even further for 2013. The organizers of Earth Hour expected hundreds of millions of people worldwide to … Continued

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