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Think the New Climate Report Is Scary? The Food-Pocalypse Is Already Upon Us
Environment  (tags: Climate-change, food crisis, food supply, climate report, farmers, IPCC, UN, Asia, Afrika, droughts, floods )

Angelika
- 257 days ago - theguardian.com
'We know all the ingredients are there for a new food crisis,' the World Meteorological Organization's surgeon-general said Monday. 'You just need a few extreme climates affecting a few big producers on the planet and the crisis is there.'
U.N.: We Can Save World's Forests at a Fraction of Cost of Fossil Fuels Subsidies
Environment  (tags: politics, green, government, environment, study, UN, deforestation, destruction, ecosystems, trees, habitatdestruction, habitat, world )

Cal
- 268 days ago - news.mongabay.com
nvesting $30 billion a year in forest conservation -- less than seven percent of the $480 billion spent annually on fossil fuels subsidies -- could help stop deforestation while accelerating a transition toward a greener global economy
Why Is the US Getting in the Way of International Efforts to Make Clean Water a Basic Human Right?
Environment  (tags: water, UN, human rights, world, protection, environment, ecosystems, politics )

Cal
- 366 days ago - alternet.org
The United States is the only country marring the good works of a UN resolution on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation.
People's Movements Give "Earth Day" a New Name and Transformative Potential
Environment  (tags: International Mother Earth Day, Bolivian initiative, UN, climate-change, conservation, environment, ecosystems, destruction, forests, habitat, humans, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, wildlife )

Lynn
- 603 days ago - commondreams.org
Few Americans are aware that in 2009, the United Nations declared April 22nd "International Mother Earth Day." ... drawing attention to the need for people to unite across national borders to confront global environmental challenges.
TAKE ACTION NOW! 48 Hours to Save Our Oceans
Environment  (tags: pollution, oceans, politics, humans, UN, conservation, environment, ecosystems, water, protection, wildlife, animals )

Cal
- 957 days ago - avaaz.org
Beset by pollution and demolition industrial fishing, the magical and bountiful deep blue is turning into a barren desert. But in the next 48 hours, governments are considering a new rescue plan -- and we can help push it through.
UN Urges Global Move to Meat and Dairy-Free Diet
Environment  (tags: food, overpopulation, contraception, un, Sustainabililty, humans, climate-change, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, healthconditions, nature, government, world, habitatdestruction )

Xil
- 1082 days ago - guardian.co.uk
A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for die
White House Blockades Durban Climate Progress
Environment  (tags: u.s., UN, america, climate-change, global-warming, environment, politics, government, congress, pollution, CO2-emissions, COP-17, durban, green-party, green-lifestyles, society, 2012, obama, republicans, democrats, world, news )

PinkMindy
- 1105 days ago - jillstein.org
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein condemns the White House for effectively killing a legally binding global Climate Change agreement through U.N. meetings connected to the Durban COP 17 talks ... Thousands rally for 'Climate Justice Now!'.
Lowman: For All Ages, Forests R Us
Environment  (tags: Meg Lowman, UN, 2011 International Year of Forests, TREE Foundation, Bette Midler, green urban spaces, legacy, sustainability, madagascar rainforest endangered, conservation protection )

Rosemary
- 1338 days ago - heraldtribune.com
The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests, to celebrate trees. Even the Queen of England got her hands in the dirt, launching a project in honor of her 2012 diamond jubilee to plant 6 million trees throughout the United K..
UN Alarmed at Huge Decline in Bee Numbers
Environment  (tags: UN, bee, insects, decline, pollution, environment, pollinators )

Anna
- 1377 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops.
UN: 2010 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
Environment  (tags: warmest year, UN, tempreture rise, climate, environment )

Anna
- 1426 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998.So says the U.N. weather agency, providing further evidence Thursday that the planet is slowly but surely heating up.Average temperatures globally last year were 0.95 degrees Fahrenheit
UN Meeting OKs Climate Deal Over Bolivia Protest
Environment  (tags: UN, meeting, Bolivia protest, climate deal )

Anna
- 1467 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A U.N. conference has approved a two-part climate deal that creates a Green Climate Fund and takes other small steps to deal with global warming.
Tough UN Climate Talks Move Into Decisive Week
Environment  (tags: UN, climate talks, carbon emissions )

Anna
- 1471 days ago - news.yahoo.com
U.N. climate talks moved into their decisive week Monday with the agenda dominated by future cuts in carbon emissions and keeping countries honest about their actions to control global warming.
Oceans Failing the Acid Test, U.N. Says
Environment  (tags: Oceans, acid test, UN, environment )

Anna
- 1475 days ago - edition.cnn.com
The chemistry of the world's oceans is changing at a rate not seen for 65 million years, with far-reaching implications for marine biodiversity and food security, according to a new United Nations study released Thursday.
Deforestation Deal Provides Rare Hope in Climate Change Fight
Environment  (tags: forests, ecosystems, UN, climate change talks, environment, humans, protection )

Cal
- 1529 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
REDD--Possible deal to pay countries to preserve their forests at upcoming UN talks.i
Ecocide: Making Environmental Destruction a Criminal Offence
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, ecocide, environment, law, environmental law, UN, destruction, ecosystems, humans, protection, politics, world, conservation, habitat, pollution )

Cal
- 1602 days ago - theecologist.org
Lawyer Polly Higgins is spearheading a campaign to have 'ecocide' recognised by the UN as an international crime against peace. But how will this work in practice?
 

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