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31/03/2017 17:13:18

Victory for opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso could mean the end of WikiLeaks founder’s asylum in London embassy

For Ecuador’s 15 million inhabitants, Sunday’s presidential election runoff will pose a fundamental question: whether to continue with a leftwing government that has reduced poverty but also brought environmental destruction and authoritarian censorship, or to take a chance on a pro-business banker who promises economic growth but is accused of siphoning money to offshore accounts.

But they are not the only ones for whom the result will be critically important. Thousands of miles away, in the country’s tiny embassy in central London, Julian Assange will be watching closely to see if his four and a half years of cramped asylum could be coming to an abrupt, enforced end.

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24/03/2017 09:00:26

An ‘international tourism destination of peerless beauty’ say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but one of the scenic city’s rivers has recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities intervene?

When Jianjun Xu woke up one morning in May 2015, the ground floor of his house in Gongcheng, Guilin, was flooded. After heavy rainstorms, the nearby Cha River swelled, sweeping away hundreds of homes. “The water was up to my knees,” he says. “It smelled awful and there was garbage floating in my living room.”

Xu didn’t understand how the floodwater had reached his street. Anti-flood barriers had been under construction since December 2012. Given the speed of Chinese infrastructure work, he thought the project had been completed. But instead of a construction site, he found a green river, its banks decorated with garbage.

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17/03/2017 13:22:59

Sergei Kechimov, appointed guardian of a holy lake by his community, says the indigenous way of life is under threat

Sergei Kechimov, an indigenous Khanty reindeer herder, lives in a one-room cabin with no running water more than 20 miles from the nearest village in Western Siberia. But his home is not as silent as you might think.

Across the swampy woodlands the beeping and rumbling of excavators are audible as they search for oil to prop up Russia’s slumping economy. Environmental protection for indigenous lands has recently been abandoned.

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31/03/2017 23:51:22
The Paris Agreement on climate change remains a momentous diplomatic success, universally supported by all countries when it was adopted in 2015 at a United Nations conference, and as of today, it has been ratified by 141 nations, surpassing the threshold for its entry into force.

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24/11/2016 11:03:52
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 19 novembre 2016 La conférence sur le climat de Marrakech s'est conclue hier sur des résultats concrets permettant de mettre en œuvre l'accord de Paris sur le changement climatique.
04/11/2016 13:00:00
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 4 novembre 2016 L'accord de Paris entre juridiquement en vigueur aujourd'hui, soit trente jours après sa ratification par l'Union, laquelle a permis de franchir le seuil requis pour sa prise d'effet.
03/11/2016 13:01:00
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 3 novembre 2016 Aide du programme LIFE à 144 projets innovants en faveur de l'environnement et de l'action pour le climat La Commission européenne a approuvé des investissements d'un montant total de 222,7 millions d'euros provenant du budget de l'UE, en vue de soutenir...
27/10/2016 11:14:21
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse 6 milliards6 milliards Bruxelles, le 25 octobre 2016 La Commission se félicite de la volonté ferme marquée par l'Union européenne (UE) d'accroître le financement en faveur de l'action climatique dans les pays en développement, lequel a sensiblement augmenté en 2015.

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31/03/2017 20:05:37
Der Aus für deutschen Atomstrom ist beschlossen. Die Produktion von Brennelementen jedoch läuft hierzulande weiter. Umweltministerin Hendricks will nun einen Weg finden, die beiden deutschen Uranfabriken zu schließen. - RSS Channel - World

31/03/2017 16:08:38
Earth is warming. Pollution is causing it. - RSS Channel - Regions - Europe

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11/01/2017 18:02:55
Durham Sustain Ability (DSA) is pleased to announce that they received a three-year, $237,100 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in 2016 to help reduce the carbon emissions of local businesses.
02/04/2016 00:09:34
We are pleased to announce World Wide Carbon LLC's intent to work with WDH network of partners under the Senergy Holdings umbrella as well as official listing on the Conseil patronal de l'environnement du Québec (EMTP) The Environmental Markets Trading...
04/10/2014 02:28:05
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate seeks funding for November gathering at Tufts University focused on using nature's powers of regeneration to stabilize climate.
02/12/2013 21:20:46
The Global Energy Paradigm has shifted to energy conservation and efficiency to meet the Climate Change concerns and escalating energy costs.
17/06/2013 13:43:09
Woodland Carbon scheme reduces our company’s carbon footprint by creating new woodland
16/04/2013 12:21:48
An India based Leading Environment & Renewable Energy Consulting Organization, Envarrior Consulting Services is all set to Launch it's Solar Power Based Rural Electrification Project in India.
21/02/2013 05:51:31
Climate Connect Limited today announced the launch of its awaited 'Australia Energy & Carbon Newsletter,’ a comprehensive news product targeting various stakeholders of the Australian carbon market.
12/09/2012 17:07:14
HRCarbon is pleased to announce it has partnered with Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre to deliver the 2-day ‘Carbon Professional Path – Fast Track’ program in St.Catharines, Canada.
17/08/2012 22:38:25
Troublesome odors are all around us that can negatively impact the quality of air we breathe. That said, there are effective measures we can take to eradicate odors and take back control over our breathing experience in almost any environment.
20/03/2012 17:07:14
Software provides users with robust, customizable capabilities to monitor, forecast and manage their energy and environmental sustainability programs

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03/05/2016 12:17:46
While granting indigenous peoples land tenure rights may incur positive effects on the survival of tropical forests, the governance structures underlying the different configurations of such rights are not yet fully understood.
01/10/2014 10:36:47
Irish eco-business Celestial Green Ventures has released their most recent study entitled “Study on the Impacts of Deforestation on Malaria Transmission.” According to the research, malaria is the most prevalent vector-borne disease (caused by...
24/01/2014 00:14:03
Indonesia’s Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve has successfully completed its test pilot project to provide access to clean water to the surrounding communities.
16/06/2012 08:28:47
Amazon rainforest deforestation rates have fallen to their lowest levels ever recorded and FRA is attributing this partly to the creation of sustainable forestry plantations in Brazil.
13/01/2012 06:34:54
FRA has welcomed news that anti-deforestation policies in Brazil seem to be working, according to new figures.
13/12/2011 07:24:49
Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed the news that the previous estimate for the amount of forest lost between 1990 and 2005 has been revised downwards.
23/09/2011 17:54:20
Environmentalists are calling for the creation of more forestry bonds in order to help raise the cash needed to reduce deforestation by half by 2020, according to reports from Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).
17/05/2011 08:50:09
Ethical investment analysis firm, AAA (Alternative Asset Analysis), has welcomed news that the rate of deforestation in Brazil between August 2010 and February 2011 has declined.
12/04/2011 07:01:49
Despite major progress to tackle deforestation last year during the Cancun Climate Conference, so far little has been established by way of progress or expansion during the current UN Framework Convention
19/08/2010 18:16:00
Purchasing a bottle of Z’Tejas’ Trinity Oaks wine plants a tree Environmental sustainability supported by Z’Tejas served spirits as well
24/06/2010 10:23:04
For years the returns from investments in forestry have been out stripping stocks and bonds but now with governments beginning to combat climate change those investments have become even more attractive.
06/12/2009 05:06:40
How ready are the rainforest nations to deliver formal REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) carbon projects? The Carbon Planet REDDiness index ranks the top 30 countries in terms of their capability to deliver REDD projects.
03/11/2009 15:06:58
Island nation says it needs assistance to change from the 3rd largest carbon emitter.
24/09/2009 04:10:17
An Austin, Texas team it about to launch on a three-month canoe expedition down the Amazon and is collaborating with Rainforest Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing deforestation of tropical rainforests.
20/05/2009 05:02:57
An innovative concept that tackles deforestation in the tropics, climate change, energy poverty and food insecurity is awarded 300000 euros by the Congo Basin Forest Fund.
23/07/2008 10:32:22
Women worldwide are playing a critical role in addressing climate change, deforestation, and global warming through women’s empowerment movements focused on planting millions of trees.

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17/03/2017 01:50:10
Biosceptre's proposed Phase I clinical trial for BIL03s (anti-cancer monoclonal antibody therapy) was granted conditional approval by the Bellberry Ethics committee.
22/02/2017 13:18:51
Investigating the nutritional, medical and environmental benefits of hemp, as well as how to gain financially from this booming industry.

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30/03/2017 20:38:15
Green Collar Foods (GCF), a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) business, was awarded the 2016 Hazen Pingree Award for Food System Innovation by Detroit Michigan's Eastern Market Corp.
30/03/2017 15:50:45
Envirosite Among the Top Seventeen Smart Innovators in the Verdantix Report Focusing on the Environmental Data Management Software Market
27/03/2017 18:10:42
SWAT Environmental takes pride in announcing they are celebrating Doctor's Day on March 30 in recognition of more doctors encouraging patients to get radon testing for their homes to reduce their risks of certain health conditions.
27/03/2017 14:57:09
With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, an international group of researchers is investigating to what extent the forest floor serves as a carbon sink and how bacteria and fungi interact in this context.
23/03/2017 11:40:58
Tersus with a non-exclusive sublicense to the Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET) United States Patent Nos. 7,531,709 and 7,129,388 (the '709 and '388 patents).
17/03/2017 19:35:23
Local Eco-focused Nonprofit Receives President's Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful and Governor's Circle Award from Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation
16/03/2017 14:45:00
Environmentally Friendly Permeable Paving from Porous Pave, Inc. Selected for Stormwater Management and ADA Accessibility
15/03/2017 16:47:40
Zack Academy, a national provider of certification and training courses, announced today that it has partnered with Environmental Management Solutions of NY, Inc. to expand its environmental health and safety training schedule.
08/03/2017 02:12:26
Agile piloting accelerates development of resource-efficient urban lifestyles in Kalasatama smart district
08/03/2017 01:23:05
It's a unique time in environmental regulatory history. Perhaps not in 40 years has there been a time when new ideas could take root.
07/03/2017 21:11:19
The Florida Green Building Coalition was founded in 2000. Its mission is "to lead and promote sustainability with environmental, economic, and social benefits through regional education and certification programs."
03/03/2017 18:37:41
In December 2016, Republican President-elect Donald Trump nominated Edward Scott Pruitt, an American lawyer and Republican politician from the state of Oklahoma, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S.
02/03/2017 19:10:23
Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), one of the nation's leading engineering/architecture consulting firms, is proud to announce that Keith Dewey has joined Halff as environmental manager.
01/03/2017 15:49:04
New England Clean Energy Installing its Fifth System at the Environmental Education Non-Profit
23/02/2017 22:47:00
GZA a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, announces that Lindsey White, a Scientist II in the Bedford office has received Soil Science and Wetland Apprenticeships following application review by the New Hampshire Board of...

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31/03/2017 09:28:49
Les aléas climatiques et les maladies ont affecté une partie du vignoble en Languedoc, Bourgogne, Loire ou Champagne. Mais la qualité du vin est au rendez-vous.
31/03/2017 09:27:33
Le changement climatique et les greffes affaiblissent les ceps, selon le biologiste Marc-André Selosse.

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31/03/2017 19:07:04
Airparif a publié, vendredi 31 mars, ses premières mesures depuis la décision controversée de la mairie de fermer la voie Georges-Pompidou.
30/03/2017 06:39:02
L’initiative, révélée à Paris mercredi, est lancée sous la houlette du C40, un regroupement de 90 mégalopoles qui veulent agir pour le climat.

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31/03/2017 19:07:04
Airparif a publié, vendredi 31 mars, ses premières mesures depuis la décision controversée de la mairie de fermer la voie Georges-Pompidou.
31/03/2017 18:54:17
Vêtements connectés, peintures dépolluantes, capteurs personnels, masques anti-pollution... les marques rivalisent d’inventivité pour rendre notre air plus respirable
31/03/2017 18:43:43
Donald Trump a promis le renouveau du charbon et commencé à revenir sur les initiatives de Barack Obama sur le changement climatique.
31/03/2017 17:21:17
Le collectif pour l’énergie citoyenne, qui compte Pascal Canfin (WWF France) et Hugues Sibille (Labo de l’ESS), exhorte les candidats à la présidentielle, dans une tribune au « Monde », à soutenir les initiatives locales et coopératives de transition vers les énergies renouvelables.
31/03/2017 11:40:05
Editorial. Le président américain est à la manœuvre pour remettre en cause certains des éléments clés de l’action environnementale de son prédécesseur, Barack Obama. Mais le marché et la société civile résistent.
31/03/2017 10:59:09
Dans un Livre blanc, l’organisation patronale réclame une pause réglementaire et législative.
31/03/2017 09:27:33
Le changement climatique et les greffes affaiblissent les ceps, selon le biologiste Marc-André Selosse.
31/03/2017 06:39:40
L’interdiction du chlorpyriphos était prévue par l’administration Obama. Le nouvel administrateur de l’Agence de protection de l’environnement américaine fait machine arrière.
31/03/2017 06:37:43
Le chef de l’Etat russe minimise le réchauffement climatique et prône une exploitation accrue des territoires du Nord
30/03/2017 15:28:59
Rien n’empêche les Etats-Unis de rester signataires de cet accord tout en essayant de développer à nouveau leur filière charbon…
30/03/2017 13:10:40
Le Club de l’économie du « Monde ». Patrick Pouyané relativise le virage américain sur l’énergie, analyse les affrontements politiques au Moyen-Orient et s’inquiète des volontés hégémoniques de la Turquie.
30/03/2017 11:42:21
Au Nigeria, au Soudan du Sud, en Somalie et au Yémen, la crise humanitaire est davantage due aux guerres qui ravagent les territoires et les populations qu’au climat.
30/03/2017 10:38:49
Dans une tribune au « Monde », le spécialiste de droit de l’environnement, Laurent Neyret, estime que si la personnalisation de l’environnement vise à renforcer sa protection, imputer des devoirs et des responsabilités aux éléments de la nature est un abus de langage.

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