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One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, closes this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service. Long a symbol of ill-conceived urban planning and environmental negligence, Rio...
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  An estimated 9 million species of living things inhabit the Earth — plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms such as algae and bacteria. But those species are disappearing at an alarming rate, and this loss of biodiversity appears to be a major driver of environmental changes that can af...
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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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