Monthly Archives: February 2012

DFID awaits audit report on WWF Tanzania

Daily News: Britain ’s Department for International Development (DFID) is eagerly awaiting an audit report on allegations of financial irregularities in the World Wildlife Fund for Nature Tanzania office before deciding the future relation with the local office. DFID Media and Communications Advisor Eunice Urio said in a statement in Dar […] Read the original […]

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Soak the English: Welsh want paying for any water piped across the border

Guardian: Wales should make sure it receives proper payment for any water exported to ease drought-hit areas of England, Welsh politicians and economists have said. Elfyn Llwyd, the leader of Plaid Cymru at Westminster, led calls for a “mature debate” on ensuring Wales is properly paid for one of its richest […] Read the original […]

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Geoengineering: You Want Crazy, We’ve Got Crazy!

Climate Central: For people who drool over technology, geoengineering is like a juicy steak (or, for vegetarians, a juicy carrot). Since nobody’s taking serious steps to prevent global warming in the first place — let’s just face it — techno-geeks are giddy with the thought that they’ll be the ones […] Read the original post […]

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Time to Tackle ‘Last Taboo’ of Contraception and Climate – Experts

AlertNet: Finding a way to put the environmental impact of population and women’s reproductive health more prominently on the climate change agenda is increasingly urgent, experts said in Washington this week. Suggesting a strong connection between family planning and the environment often risks an explosion in the highly charged […] Read the original post by […]

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New York and Wind Power: Can It Take Off?

New York Times: As we report in Wednesday`s Times, New York is finally pursuing wind power by planning a few projects that take advantage of the city’s coastal features. In the meantime, many city residents can buy wind power through their utility companies. Paul Thomas, chief executive officer of Green Mountain […] Read the original […]

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US Congress urged not to cut global health funding

SciDev.Net: Proposed US cuts to funding for global health research and development could scupper gains made in tackling diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, warns a report released yesterday (28 February). The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) — a grouping of non-profit health research organisations — presented its report at […] Read the original […]

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United States: Projects to add wind power for city gain momentum

New York Times: Despite Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s long-expressed dream of putting wind turbines on skyscrapers and bridges, the constraints of an urban landscape have so far proved too challenging for reliable wind power in the city, energy experts said. As a result, New York City has been largely inactive […] Read the original post […]

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Virgin Australia hikes fare due to carbon tax

International Business Times: Although Australia’s carbon tax takes effect July 2012, Virgin and other air carriers that enter European air space are also required by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to pay a carbon price through the purchase of carbon credits. The requirement began in January 2012. The $3 per passengers […] Read the original […]

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Syria crops sheltered in Arctic doomsday vault

Associated Press: Chick peas, fava beans and other seeds from a facility in Syria are among the 25,000 new samples being deposited this week in an Arctic seed vault built to protect food crops from wars and natural disasters, officials said Tuesday. The latest additions mean that the Svalbard Global Seed […] Read the original […]

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Malawi in international climate-smart farming project

Daily Times: Malawi is among three countries in the world that will take part in a project aimed at helping farmers adapt to climate change while helping to control farming’s carbon emissions. The other two countries are Zambia and Vietnam and the project is called Climate-Smart Agriculture-Capturing the Synergies between Mitigation, […] Read the original […]

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