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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
- 561 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
- 798 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
- 1152 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
- 1277 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
- 1300 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
- 1532 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
- 1571 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
- 1621 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
- 1661 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
- 1666 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
- 1670 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
- 1724 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
- 1797 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?
Biodiversity Loss Is 'Wake-Up Call', Warns UN
Environment  (tags: UN, Biodiversity, Human )

Nancy
- 1996 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The UN launches the International Year of Biodiversity on Monday, warning that the on-going loss of species affects human well-being around the world.
Ban Ki-Moon Reasserts Leadership in Copenhagen Climate Talks
Environment  (tags: environment, UN, climatechange, copenhagen summit, CO2emissions, climate, humans, world )

Cal
- 2027 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Danish text raised 'trust issues' between rich and poor countries but won't derail deal, says UN secretary-general
 

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