Environment

Stop trashing resources. New campaign shows garbage isn’t garbage at all

A new effort to help people see garbage in a different way is rolling through San Francisco neighborhoods.

UN calls on Africa to enhance agriculture in face of climate change

UN CALLS ON AFRICA TO ENHANCE AGRICULTURE IN FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Warning of climate change’s potential to threaten food security in Africa, a new United Nations paper is urging the continent’s countries to take action to develop agriculture and manage natural resources in a sustainable manner.
Higher temperatures and more unpredictable weather could lower crop yields, up to nearly 7 per cent for maize, a staple crop, according to the publication, entitled “Climate Change Implications for Food Security and Natural Resources Management in Africa.”

Governments to Debate Planet "Bailout"

Biodiversity declines rapidly. Government needs 10-year strategy to halt the loss.

Never has the world faced a more pressing crisis than the current loss of biodiversity, which affects every man, woman and child. The gap between the pressure on our natural resources and governments’ response to the deterioration is widening. IUCN is calling for governments to come up with a “bailout plan,” a 10-year strategy that will help countries halt and reverse this loss.

Avera's Dirty Little Secret

Uranium mined in Niger builds an nuclear solution, which exposes Niger unsafe living condition

In one of the poorest nations in the world, French nuclear giant AREVA is extracting precious—and deadly—natural resources, earning billions for its Fortune 500 corporation while the people pay the price. Our latest report exposes the unsafe everyday living conditions of the people of Niger as AREVA mines precious uranium from their land to fuel their attempts at a new nuclear revolution.

Blessings from Rio+20 Peace Bells

Conscience Awakens to Sustainable Development

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Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze assisted the president in delivering a blessing to the globe, and Lola Chinchilla, the president of Costa Rica, rang the bell. The bell was rung by Chinchilla.

Introspecting and repenting to treat all living creatures with respect. Heart is the root of all energy.

Conscience Awakens to Sustainable Development

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Tai Ji Men's cultural performances inspired many people at the 2012 United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development

Sri Lanka, World Bank Sign Agreement to Strengthen Climate Resilience

The project will support weather forecasting, warning, and flood resilience in the Kelani river basin

The Government of Sri Lanka and the World Bank signed a $92 million financing agreement for the Climate Resilience Multi-Phased Program Phase I Project. This project is expected to benefit around 11.2 million people across the country by modernizing the weather, flood, and landslide forecasting and early warning systems.

Thousands Evacuated as Volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands Erupts

A volcanic eruption that started Sunday on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed at least 100 houses.

North Dakota Pipeline Company to Pay $35 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Largest-Ever Inland Spill of Produced Water from Oil Drilling

Pipeline Rupture Caused 29 Million Gallon Spill Over 143 Days Before Discovery

On Augest 5, the Department of Justice filed criminal charges under the Clean Water Act against Summit Midstream Partners LLC, a North Dakota pipeline company that discharged 29 million gallons of produced water from its pipeline near Williston, North Dakota, over the course of nearly five months in 2014-2015.

EPA settles with City of Wapato for wastewater treatment discharge violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the City of Wapato, Washington for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its city wastewater treatment facility. Wapato lies in central Washington’s Yakima County, within the external boundaries of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Reservation and discharges to tribal waters.