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