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Mauritania, Kuwait, Jordan water said least secureReuters | 21 Mar 2011
Mauritania, Kuwait and Jordan have the least secure water supplies, according to a ranking on Tuesday that says shortages in the Middle East and North Africa might cause political tensions and even higher oil prices.
Is 'Climate Week' inspirational or hypocritical?Guardian Unlimited | 21 Mar 2011
A business-backed week of low-carbon events and awards will celebrate practical action on climate change. But does the sponsorship by RBS taint the event? What to make of Climate Week, which began today? On the positive side, there are thousands of activities taking place around the UK, from an...
Public sector to be told to cut carbon emissions by 25% by new campaignGuardian Unlimited | 08 Mar 2011
Ministers try to improve green credentials but 25:5 plans face Treasury resistance, say insiders. The government is planning to force every public sector body, including Whitehall departments, to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter over the course of the current parliament in an attempt to burnish the prime minister's environmental credentials, the Guardian has learned.
Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.Reuters | 08 Mar 2011
Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday.
The complexity of water governancefeedproxy.google.com | 03 Mar 2011
Water governance is a significant feature of international development policymaking. There is an increasing consensus on the need for improved water governance to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Satellite eye on EarthGuardian Unlimited | 02 Mar 2011
Pollution over Bangladesh, severe winter storms and a heart-shaped coral atoll were among the images captured by Nasa satellites last month.
Climate Camp disbandedGuardian Unlimited | 02 Mar 2011
Climate activists decide to end annual camp and focus on tackling broader ecological, social and economic issues. After five years of camps, composting toilets, vegan curry and run-ins with the police, Climate Camp is calling it a day. There will be no camp for the climate activists this year and...
Utah green activist goes on trial in oil lease fraudReuters | 28 Feb 2011
Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of an environmental activist charged with submitting fraudulent bids for oil and gas drilling rights on federal land near two national parks in Utah.
'Zero-carbon' homes can still emit CO2The Independent | 25 Feb 2011
Newly built houses will be allowed to emit tons of CO2 every year and still be called "zero carbon" under new rules being considered by ministers.
UN sets out blueprint for green growthGuardian Unlimited | 21 Feb 2011
A UN report outlines path to kickstart economic growth after the recession, without generating a rise in emissions. The United Nations has set out its blueprint of how to green the world's economy, in order to kickstart economic growth after the recession, without generating an accompanying rise in greenhouse gas emissions. As I reported last night, the UN estimates that about $1.3 trillion, equivalent to about 2% of global GDP, will need to be invested overall.
Weatherwatch: heat and mosquitoes in the AmazonGuardian Unlimited | 19 Feb 2011
Henry Walter Bates, collecting insects on the Cupari river in the upper Amazon, is not comfortable. "I suffered terribly from the heat and mosquitoes as the river sank with the increasing dryness of the season, although I made an awning of the sails to work under, and slept at night in the open air, with my hammock slung between the masts," he reports in The Naturalist on the Amazons (1864).
EU to ban toxic chemicals in household plasticsReuters | 17 Feb 2011
The European Union will ban six toxic chemicals within three to five years, three of which are commonly used in plastic household items, the EU Commission said on Thursday.
Business needs a clear message on renewablesGuardian Unlimited | 17 Feb 2011
Business is key to a low-carbon future, but the government must show more clarity and consistency. Earlier this week, I was invited along to the Business and a Sustainable Environment conference in London to give my views on the government's green business policy. The question was "how is government engaging with business to deliver the transition to a low-carbon economy?" My answer was: "not very well".
Chevron, locals prepare Ecuador pollution appealsReuters | 16 Feb 2011
Lawyers for Chevron Corp and plaintiffs who accuse the U.S. oil giant of pollution return to a provincial court in Ecuador's Amazon this week to appeal one of the world's largest ecological damage rulings.
China to shake up rare earth industryReuters | 16 Feb 2011
China announced a shake-up of its rare earths industry on Wednesday, vowing "reasonable" quotas on mining and exports to bring order to the small but strategic sector where its dominance has spooked foreign buyers.
Greenpeace protests Spain nuclear plant renewalReuters | 15 Feb 2011
Greenpeace said activists climbed a cooling tower at a Spanish nuclear power station on Tuesday, and the environmental group called on the regulator to reject the plant's bid to renew its operating permit next month.
Growing Valentine's Day roses harming Kenya's ecological siteGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
Supermarkets eager to meet demand for cheap flowers urged to show more concern for the environment. Consumer appetite for cut-price Kenyan roses for Valentine's Day is "bleeding the country dry" by threatening the region's precarious ecology. University of Leicester ecology and conservation...
Caution when 'calling out the climate cranks'Guardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
Environmental protesters in the US aim to challenge the 'climate cranks' - but they must be mindful of the rhetoric they use. Just what the climate debate doesn't need: a new moniker for those who do not accept the mainstream scientific view of anthropogenic climate change. According to...