Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Pets Share Human Diseases

Dogs and cats suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and asthma, just like their humans companions. Read more..

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/pets-share-our-environment-and-our-diseases


Air Pollutants in Europe

Almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM). Particulate matter is one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system.Read more...
http://www.investineu.com/content/environment-many-europeans-still-exposed-harmful-air-pollutants-12c3

Ash Trees Disease

The UK could be facing a repeat of the impact of Dutch elm disease among its native ash trees without immediate action to stop a destructive fungus spreading from Europe, conservationists have warned.Read more...
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/disease-threatens-uks-ash-trees-8175715.html

Environment Agency Send Out Flood Warnings in the UK

More than 300 homes have been flooded and train services disrupted as heavy rain continues across parts of the UK. Read more...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19710183

Monday, 4 June 2012

Jane Goodall Eco-Warrior


Jane Goodall is the living embodiment of that sentiment who, without advanced formal education, ended up doing more for animals and arguably humans than anyone prior in history and clearly more than anyone thought was possible from a mere woman. Read more...
http://www.squidoo.com/jane-goodall-biography






Largest Wildfire in New Mexico

A wildfire burning in the Gila National Forest consumed nearly 20,000 more acres in a day and is now, by far, the largest blaze on record in New Mexico. Read more...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47614455/ns/weather/

Rat free Island Hawadax


The remote Aleutian site known for two centuries as Rat Island, notorious as the first spot in Alaska despoiled by rats, has a new, more dignified name to celebrate its hard-won rodent-free status - but it may be harder for some to pronounce.   Read more...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47626471/ns/us_news-environment/

Eco-Cars Are Not Economical


Hoping to squeeze every last mile out of a gallon of gas? Automakers have been launching a flood of new “eco” models designed to do just that. Read more...
http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/31/11990196-eco-models-arent-worth-the-money-study-shows?lite

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

Flooding Hits Nesting Birds

The recent flooding has hit hundreds of nesting wading birds at nature reserves, the RSPB has said.
The wildlife charity said several of its 206 nature reserves had been flooded, including the Ouse Washes in East Anglia, which is under 6ft of water after the wettest April on record. Read more...

Engineering Sustainability

Engineering firms in Sarawak must keep abreast of the world trend which is to develop with sustainability in mind. Read more...
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/20/sarawak/11325322&sec=sarawak

Birth of Rare Javan Langur Monkey


A vulnerable species of monkey has added a new member to its brood at a zoo. Read more...
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/rare-javan-langur-monkey-born-at-howletts-wild-animal-park-7763695.html

Saving Orphaned Bears of India


The International Fund for Animal Welfare and our local partner Wildlife Trust of India team set out on our mission to collar two orphaned Asiatic black bear cubs that were undergoing what we call in-situ acclimatization in the forest of Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Read more...
http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/battling-elements-collar-orphaned-bears-india

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Visit the World Environment Day Website Today

World Environment Day- June 5

Celebrate World Environment Day 5 June

http://www.unep.org/wed/about/

For the last forty years, local communities have been celebrating World Environment Day with arts competitions and exhibitions for film, visual art, poetry and drama, athletic competitions, ceremonies, concerts, flash mobs, street rallies, bicycle parades, tree planting, clean-up campaigns, and environmental education and awareness presentations. Neighborhood businesses and organizations can associate themselves with the celebrations by including promotional products in educational information kits that are provided as part of the events. Read more...
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9500828.htm

Young Reporters for the Environment

Young Reporters for the Environment is an international programme aimed at encouraging secondary and post-secondary students to analyse local environmental issues and propose solutions through investigative reporting and photo/video journalism. Read more...
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120513/education/Students-views-on-the-environment.419616

Planet Sky

More than a hundred participants joined the first Planet Sky activity on Saturday at the Eden Nature Park that was aimed to raise awareness on environmental protection. Read more...
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2012/05/13/planet-sky-raises-concern-environment-protection-221278

Scotland's Fishing Communities and Funding

The UK Government must fight to secure funding for Scotland's fishing communities during talks this week, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has insisted.Read more...
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gabMFj1V8_Xsuv2z2Ut6YQfZMekg?docId=N0071081336857350683A

Polluters and Spot- Fines in Scotland


SCOTLAND’S environmental watchdog could gain the power to hand out spot fines of up to £40,000 for green crimes under a planned clampdown on polluters. Read more...
http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/polluters-face-on-the-spot-fines-1-2291431

Cameron the Eco-Warrior

After spending five years in opposition trying to detoxify the Tories' image, David Cameron promised to lead 'the greenest government ever' when he entered No 10, exactly two years ago. Read more..http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/whatever-happened-to-cameron-the-idealistic-young-ecowarrior-7742344.html

Linguistics and Cultural Diversity


The decline of linguistic and cultural diversity is linked to the loss of biodiversity, a study has suggested. Read more....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18020636

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Water Crisis in Peru

Peru Environment Ministry Confronts Water Crisis with Focus on Investment in Nature
A new government office will value ecosystem services as the foundation for watershed management, supporting policies and programs to ensure the sustainable provisioning of clean water. Read more..
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/peru-environment-ministry-confronts-water-crisis-with-focus-on-investment-in-nature-2012-05-08

Marine Species Feel the Warmth


Warm water marine species spreading northwards into British waters. Read more...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/08/warm-water-species-speading-northwards

Fracking Nuclear Power


The chairman of the environment agency for England and Wales voiced support for shale gas extraction - which critics say can pollute ground water and cause earth tremors - and he backed government plans to expand nuclear power generation. Read more abnout fracking...
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/08/uk-energy-britain-shale-nuclear-idUKBRE8470FE20120508

What Climate Change?


The scientific maverick James Lovelock says climate catastrophe is not so certain as he previously suggested. Read more..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17988492

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Facebook turns to Renewable Energy


After nearly two years of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy.
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/victory-facebook-becomes-friends-renewable-energy-20111215

Save Indonesia's Rain Forests and Sumatran Tigers

Asia Pulp and Paper, which is pulping Indonesia's rainforests and threatening Sumatran tigers with extinction, has been caught using timber from an protected rainforest tree species in its pulp mills.
http://act.greenpeace.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=18&ea.campaign.id=13909&utm_source=update20120313&utm_medium=email&utm_term=ramin&utm_campaign=indonesia

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Products from a Cow

If you think you are a Vegan think again.

Into Eternity-Saving Our Planet


INTO ETERNITY is a multi award-winning documentary film about long-term safety issues in nuclear energy production by Michael Madsen, Director of Into Eternity. The film is set at ’Onkalo’ the world’s first permanent storage site for nuclear waste, which is under construction in Finland. However, all countries with nuclear energy facilities have to deal with nuclear waste for at least 100 000 years.
With the Fukushima disaster, Japan now has additional nuclear waste. Onkalo is an underground facility, but Fukushima is above ground, vulnerable to natural disasters, war, and economic crisis. The reactors, that suffered full or partial meltdown, will have to be permanently controlled and maintained for millenia on end.
http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/

Buy the Film and inform the world about this great documentary about the long-term safety issues in nuclear energy production.
http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/buy-the-film/