Tuesday 05 June 2012
China says only it has right to monitor air pollutionReuters | 05 Jun 2012
BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese official demanded on Tuesday that foreign embassies stop issuing air pollution readings, saying it was against the law and diplomatic conventions, in pointed criticism of a closely watched U.S. embassy index.
Price tag on climate change in Latin America: $100 billionReuters | 05 Jun 2012
SAO PAULO, June 5 - Damage from climate change could cost Latin American and Caribbean countries $100 billion per year by 2050 if average temperatures rise 2C (3.6F) from pre-industrial levels, as is seen likely, a new report said on Tuesday.
Libya: Planting Trees to Celebrate World Environment Day 2012AllAfrica.com | 05 Jun 2012
[Unicef] Tripoli, Libya - To mark World Environment Day, the Libyan Ministry of Education and UNICEF came together with children at a Tripoli elementary school to plant trees. The event raises awareness around sustainable development in a country facing deforestation, decreasing water reserves, extensive waste dumping, and the use of mainly non-renewable energy sources.
Central Africa: 22,000 Sign Petition to Save Congo ForestAllAfrica.com | 05 Jun 2012
[Greenpeace] The Congo basin is home to the world's second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it's also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for more than 40 million Congolese people.
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