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World failing to meet goals for protection of biodiversity UN report

Oct 06, 2014

World failing to meet goals for protection of biodiversity UN report

Urging governments to redouble efforts, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that success in preserving life on the planet would help goals of "eliminating poverty, improving human health and providing energy, food and clean water for all". #United Nations #Environment #climate change #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Global warming #Coral reefs #biodiversity #Global Biodiversity Outlook #UN Climate Change goals #Rainforests
Cap on liability for climate damage worth a look - expert

Oct 03, 2014

Cap on liability for climate damage worth a look - expert

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries in Asia are embarking on projects to assess and address future loss and damage from climate change, with the aim of convincing rich nations to compensate them and to reduce emissions, speakers at a regional climate forum said Wednesday. #Business #facebook #India #China #climate change #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom
Ebola arrival shakes cultural crossroads community in Dallas

Oct 03, 2014

Ebola arrival shakes cultural crossroads community in Dallas

DALLAS (Reuters) - In the Dallas community of Vickery Meadow, a cultural polyglot where about three dozen languages are spoken, the one word on everyone's lips is "Ebola." On Sunday, a group of blighted apartments in a section of the neighborhood favored by West African immigrants was shaken by screams as one family saw a recently arrived relative being carted away in an ambulance. The man, identified by Liberian authorities as Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States #Politics #Brazil #France #climate change #Arabic #markets #Africa #Mexico
Putin says "foolish" sanctions will not hold back Russia

Oct 03, 2014

Putin says "foolish" sanctions will not hold back Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin dismissed Western sanctions as "utter foolishness" on Thursday and said they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power. Attempting to take the higher ground in a speech to foreign and Russian investors, Putin said he was relaxed about the measures imposed on his country over Ukraine even though they had broken the fundamental principles of the global economy #Politics #Economy #facebook #China #Brazil #France #climate change #Italy #Mexico #opinion
Swiss Red Cross worker killed by shell in Ukraine's Donetsk

Oct 03, 2014

Swiss Red Cross worker killed by shell in Ukraine's Donetsk

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A Swiss Red Cross worker was killed by a shell that landed near the international organisation's office in Ukraine's separatist-held city of Donetsk on Thursday, a Red Cross spokeswoman said. A Reuters witness saw the body of a middle-aged man lying at the entrance to the building. #Politics #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #climate change #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion

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India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Jun 05, 2013

India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Biodiversity conservationists say that solar, wind and hydel power projects sound the death knell for many animal species. #World #India #climate change #Solar energy #National Solar Mission #MoEF #World Environment Day #Bio diversity #UNFCC #ATREE #National Environmental Sciences Program