Category Archives: Climate Change

Global Biodiversity and Consequences

The report explains that how biodiversity is important to the world ecosystem and what consequences the world could face if we don’t give attention to such grave issue. Scientists stressed to make the smart decisions that are strategic, measurable, ambitious, … Continue reading

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World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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A Better Place | Playing For Change

Playing For Change and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund partnered to create this video performed by musicians from all around the world… and now we are delighted to share it with you. Thank you for being part … Continue reading

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Interactive map brings home warming trends

An interactive map published by New Scientist shows changes in temperature over the past 20 years for every spot in the world. Drop-down menus reveal temperature patterns dating back to 1893. INTERACTIVE MAP

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Antarctic melt among “strongest” warming signals

A study suggests that the ice sheet in Western Antarctica is melting at nearly double the previously suspected rate, constituting “one of the strongest warming signals on Earth,” according to co-author Andrew Monaghan. Swifter warming could mean an accelerated rise … Continue reading

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Why I love vultures?

As natural garbage collectors, vultures are vital to our ecosystem — so why all the bad press? Why are so many in danger of extinction? Raptor biologist Munir Virani says we need to pay more attention to these unique and … Continue reading

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Global “lighthouse” projects are spotlighted in Doha

Solar lamps backed by the United Nations Momentum for Change initiative are improving the lives of thousands of women in Uganda, and one of nine projects to be featured at the UN climate talks in Qatar. Among the other projects … Continue reading

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The other inconvenient truth

Dr. Jonathan Foley focusses on the complex relationship between global environmental systems and human civilization, using computer models to analyze changes in land use, ecosystems and resources around the world. After 15 years at the University of Wisconsin, Foley is … Continue reading

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Will new land-use rules threaten the Amazon?

The considerable gains made by Brazil in reducing deforestation in the Amazon are increasingly seen as at risk of reversal under President Dilma Rousseff, whose government has negotiated a bill seeking to overhaul the 47-year-old Forest Code, the latest in … Continue reading

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Farmland bill could speed Amazon deforestation

A controversial bill that reduces the amount of land Brazilian farmers must preserve as forest, a measure activists say will hasten Amazon deforestation, has been passed by the country’s Senate. Tree-clearance rates in the Amazon are at their lowest rates … Continue reading

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