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At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the fut...
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by Hannah Griffiths Official support for marketising nature to stop its destruction means the practical action at Rio+20 will be at People's summit The 1992 Rio Earth summit established "sustainable development" firmly in the global political lexicon – even though the term meant, and continues to ...
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by Elischia Fludd In the big lead up to Rio+20, the community concerned about sustainable development is all a-buzz. There is talk of PrepCom, side-events and dialogues at the Rio+20 conference. Despite all the momentum, critics note that the level of civil society input lacks luster. There must be...
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  The largest-ever United Nations conference, a summit billed as a historic opportunity to build a greener future, appears to be going up in smoke. U.S. President Barack Obama likely won't be there, and the leaders of Britain and Germany have bowed out. The entire European Parliament delega...
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  More than one billion people will call for the protection of our planet today as they gather around the world to celebrate Earth Day. Their mission: to raise support for a more sustainable future as climate change continues to wreak havoc across the globe. Frustrated by the lack of "green" ...
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Green Ambassadors event hosted by Environmental Charter High School Students (Lawndale) 28, April, 2012- Environmental Charter High School Green Ambassadors students are hosting a water event at Alondra Park from 1:00pm -3:00pm on April 28, 2012 to raise awareness of the water crisis happening arou...
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    People in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge failed to turn their lights out Saturday during the annual Earth Hour challenge to reduce electricity consumption.     Although both municipalities scored above the provincial average of 1.67 per cent drop, neither matched last year...
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One of the more bizarre aspects of the Obama Administration’s reactions to developments in the Middle East is its refusal to talk about human rights. For reasons that are obscure, it has developed the neologism “universal rights.” The term “human rights” has a long and distinguished history and is ...
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As a global movement we all agree Fair Trade aims to Empower disadvantaged producers and their communities. Our shared principles reflect business practices which are free from exploitation and based on respect for universal human rights, women's rights, child rights, minority and migrant rights, ri...
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Recycle Hawai'i has donated 25 "Earth Patriot" CD's to Earth Protect new members. The reward givaway begins December 1, 2011. Earth Patriot is performed by Kumanu and addresses global environmental and social issues. Kumanu is a 13 piece vibrant global fusion group that consists of musicians, voca...
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A Canadian senator has launched a campaign to replace the industrious beaver with the indomitable polar bear as Canada's national emblem, saying the incumbent is "a dentally defective rat."   Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton delivered her damning criticism in the Senate on Thursday, noting t...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced scrutiny on Capitol Hill again this week over the high costs of its record number of environmental regulations.  During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee, the agency’s air chief denied consequences of the Clean Ai...
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The per capita consumption of paper and boards in India is also the lowest among the major developing countries. With these factors, we feel that, the paper market development in India will remain strong.   The paper industry is facing one of the most challenging times with sharp increase i...
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Congress, particularly the House of Representatives, cast many major environmental votes during July. Most significantly, spending bills have become vehicles for an unprecedented number of anti-environment policy riders -- provisions that block environmental protections without reducing federal spe...
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Well-known authors and artists publish an open letter demanding the council rethink its 'extraordinary' move A group of some of Britain's best-known authors and artists has condemned the British Council's "extraordinary" decision to all but end its groundbreaking international work on climate chang...
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Change can be tough, and sometimes it takes a kick-start to make it happen. Take the EcoChallenge this October 1-15 and change your life for good. How does it work? This October, we challenge you to choose one action to reduce your environmental impact and stick with it for two weeks. As an indivi...
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A decade and a half before it blew apart in a hydrogen blast that punctuated the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the scene of an earlier safety crisis. Then, as now, a small army of transient workers was put to work to try to stem t...
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  In 25 countries on five continents, the next generation of youth climate activists are participating in the iMatter march by taking to the streets and to the courts to demand action. Here at It’s Getting Hot in Here, we have seen a youth climate movement explode in Montreal, g...
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The 2011 budget cuts and the environment. The good, the bad, and the ugly. News is coming out all over the place about what the 2011 budget deal means for different topics. Even within the environmental realm, different organizations, journalists, and bloggers with different agendas are focusing on...
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Earth Day isn't good for my health. I've got to stop observing it. Actually, I don't. Normally. Observe it. Or rather I prefer to think of every day as Earth Day. It probably has something to do with when I came of age—the late '60s, early '70s. It hit me over the head (my recollection is that the m...
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