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At UN climate talks, growing frustration at snail's pace| Reuters

Sep 05, 2015

At UN climate talks, growing frustration at snail's pace| Reuters

BONN, Germany The "snail's pace" of progress on an agreement to combat climate change caused widening unease at U.N. negotiations on Friday, with time fast running out before a Paris summit at which a global accord is due to be reached. The United Nations said the talks were on track for the Nov. #Environment #science #markets #Argentina #Business
Earth has 422 trees per person but that's still 46% less, reveals study

Sep 03, 2015

Earth has 422 trees per person but that's still 46% less, reveals study

There are more than three trillion trees on Earth - roughly 422 trees per person - but the total number of trees has plummeted by 46 percent since the start of human civilisation, reveals a study. #Environment #didyouknow #Yale University #Earth #Study #Shareworthy #422 trees #Plant for the Planet #Thomas Crowther
Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate| Reuters

Sep 02, 2015

Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate| Reuters

WASHINGTON Earth is home to just over 3 trillion trees - the redwoods of California, the olive trees of Tunisia, the cherry trees of Japan, the eucalyptus of Australia and so many more - but they are being lost at an alarming rate because of human activities. Those are the findings of researchers who on Wednesday unveiled the most comprehensive assessment of global tree populations ever conducted, using data including satellite imagery and ground-based tree density estimates from more than 400,000 locations worldwide. The estimate of 3.04 trillion trees - an estimated 422 for every person - is about eight times higher than a previous estimate of 400 billion trees that was based on satellite imagery but less data from the ground. #United States #Environment #markets #Argentina #Business
90 percent of seabirds have consumed plastic: New study reveals shocking fact

Sep 01, 2015

90 percent of seabirds have consumed plastic: New study reveals shocking fact

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 percent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050, according to a new study. #Life #ThatsJustWrong #Environment #science #Animals #Pollution #Wildlife #Birds #Seabirds #plastic #Shareworthy
Need to strike balance between environment conservation, development, says Javadekar

Aug 31, 2015

Need to strike balance between environment conservation, development, says Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday underlined the need to strike a balance between environment conservation and development, saying both are equally important for the survival of humanity. #Development #TheySaidIt #Prakash Javadekar #environment conservation
Nitish Kumars novel way to promote environmental awareness: Ties rakhi to a tree

Aug 29, 2015

Nitish Kumars novel way to promote environmental awareness: Ties rakhi to a tree

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday employed a novel method to create public awareness on environmental protection by tying a rakhi on a tree on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and urged the people to protect Bihar's green cover. #Environment #didyouknow #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #forest #Raksha Bandhan #Rakhi #Shareworthy
U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks  | Reuters

Aug 26, 2015

U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks | Reuters

PARIS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. #Environment #Bangladesh #Technology #science #Europe
World to lose India-sized tropical forest cover if no steps taken, says new report

Aug 25, 2015

World to lose India-sized tropical forest cover if no steps taken, says new report

Areport, released by the Centre for Global Development, says that if steps are not taken to curb deforestation, an area of tropical forest similar to the size of India will be lost by 2050. #CAG #climate change #NewsTracker #Environment Ministry #Prakash Javadekar #deforestation #tropical forests #Centre for Global Development
Lebanon PM threatens to resign as protesters rally in Beirut| Reuters

Aug 23, 2015

Lebanon PM threatens to resign as protesters rally in Beirut| Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister threatened to resign on Sunday, warning rival parties in his unity cabinet that the state faced collapse because of paralysis that has come to a head with its failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal. Protesters called for a second day of demonstrations against Prime Minister Tammam Salam's cabinet on Sunday after at least 35 people were injured on Saturday night when security forces used water cannons and tear gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators in central Beirut. Salam's government has suffered almost complete paralysis since it took office last year as wider crises in the Middle East, including the war in neighbouring Syria, have exacerbated Lebanon's own political and sectarian divisions #Environment #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis
Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in Beirut| Reuters

Aug 23, 2015

Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in Beirut| Reuters

BEIRUT Lebanese police fired tear gas and water cannon and shot in the air to try to disperse thousands of protesters in Beirut calling on the government to step down for mishandling a dispute which left rubbish uncollected in the streets for weeks. #Business #Environment #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion