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a8thumb The city of Beijing will ban the construction of new oil refining, steel, cement and thermal power plants as well as the expansion of existing projects, the local government said in its latest policy document aimed at tackling air pollution. The document, published on the Beijing government’s official website on Wednesday, said the ban would take effect from March. The policy document, approved by the local legislature last week, also... »
a25thumb Gland, Switzerland, 3 February 2014 – Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit. IUCN, which is the official advisory body to UNESCO on natural World Heritage, has made repeated calls in the past on extractive industries and governments... »
a26thumb Gland, Switzerland, 14 January 2014 – A tiger conservation programme managed by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, has received EUR 20 million from the German government through the KfW Development Bank. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of tigers in the wild and improve the livelihoods of communities living in and close to their habitat. The agreement was signed today at IUCN Headquarters in... »
a27thumb Nairobi, 6 January 2014 – Six tonnes of confiscated ivory were destroyed by the authorities in China, Monday, in an effort to combat the illegal trade in elephant tusks. The seized ivory was fed into crushing machines in the southern city of Dongguan, in what was described as the first public destruction of ivory in China. According to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and... »
a28thumb Bangladesh’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has been selected for the Global Green Award-2014. Minister Hasan Mahmud at a press briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday said the award would be handed over on March 31 in Berlin. The Paris-based “Otherways Management Association” has nominated the ministry for the award. The minister said it was recognition of “our outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of environment”. He said in the... »
a29thumb By Thomas Hubert: Meet Billy the wild African elephant. At 2.4m in height, he is a little smaller than your average African elephant, but he’s become somewhat of a local celebrity to scientists working in Gabon’s Lope National Park. “He often visits the Park’s research station to gorge on the fruits of surrounding trees,” says Kim Calders of the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University who... »
a30thumb A new rice variety namely “Green Super Rice” (GSR) will be in the field soon, offering farmers respite from worrying much about the impact of climate change like prolong drought, flooding and salinity. This new rice variety will save production cost as it will require fewer fertilizers, water and pest-control inputs, but will offer more yield, according to an article published in the IRRI’s (International Rice Research Institute) regular bulletin... »
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 24 December 2013 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sharply increased support for projects promoting sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally sound growth in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report. “Strategy 2020, our long-term strategic framework, recognizes the essential role that environmental sustainability plays in poverty reduction and inclusive growth, and the ADB sustainability report for 2011 and 2012 shows we are making headway on many fronts,”... »
Antalya, Turkey, December 14, 2013 – The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. Around 400 delegates from over 100 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector, attended the second meeting of the Platform in Antalya,... »
a40thumb The severe cyclonic storm ‘Madi’ over Bay of Bengal has weakened into a cyclonic storm and is likely to weaken further, an official said here on Wednesday. The cyclonic storm “MADI” over Westcentral Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay moved southwestwards, weakened into a deep depression over the same area and was centred at 11,0600 UTC within half a degree lat 14.0°North and long 84.0 East. It is likely to weaken... »