Monday 14 May 2012
Anti-whale-hunt activist held by German courtReuters | 14 May 2012
(Reuters) - A marine conservationist renowned for disrupting whale hunts appeared in court in Germany on Monday facing extradition to Costa Rica over charges arising from a confrontation with a ship that was fishing for sharks.
Asia-Pacific Human Development Report Discusses Climate Impacts for SIDSInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 14 May 2012
UNDP has released its regional human development report for the Asia-Pacific region, with a special focus on LDCs, including several SIDS, and their climate change-related challenges. The environmental vulnerability index, developed by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners, describes Kiribati, Maldives and Tuvalu as among the most vulnerable countries to extreme environmental shocks.
Sea Shepherd founder 'arrested'BBC | 14 May 2012
The founder of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, is arrested in Germany and faces extradition to Costa Rica, the group says.
Migratory Bird Day Celebrates Birds' Cultural Rolesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 14 May 2012
World Migratory Bird Day 2012 was celebrated on 12-13 May, with the theme, "Migratory birds and people - together through time." It was organized by CMS and AEWA, with BirdLife International, Wetlands International and the Secretariat of the EAAFP as main partners. WMBD highlighted the economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species.
Hain turns to 'vital' barrage bidBBC | 14 May 2012
The MP who recently resigned from the shadow cabinet reveals he is to back a multi-billion-pound barrage across the Severn estuary that could generate 7% of UK electricity.
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