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UK gives £50m to Bangladesh climate change fund (08/09/2008)
Other European countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands, as well as the World Bank, are expected to contribute to the new Bangladesh fund, which will be launched this week in London at a conference of the Bangladesh government and donor countries. Low-lying Bangladesh suffers from many climate-related problems,

World Heritage Push for Garden of Eden (08/09/2008)
Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with funding from the Government of Italy, the proposed listing aims to further the conservation of a wetland of global, cultural, natural and environmental significance.  The Marshlands of the

Suecia presenta el modelo de ciudad sostenible ‘SymbioCity’ (08/09/2008)
Esta iniciativa aglutina a una red de más de 700 empresas que colaboran en la construcción de ciudades de futuro "más respetuosas y más sostenibles no sólo desde el punto de vista medioambiental, sino también social", como explicó Sanna Nilsson, coordinadora del seminario en el que participaron representantes de

UN says eat less meat to curb global warming (08/09/2008)
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the

Quick benefits can’t justify cutting down forests (08/09/2008)
Ten countries in the Central African region established the Congo Basin Forest Initiative to manage the forest more sustainably and conserve its rich biodiversity. The Congo Basin Forest is the world’s second largest forest ecosystem and is considered the planet’s second lung, after the Amazon. The forests of the Congo

UNEP uses Google Earth to Put You in the Cockpit of New Eco-Monitoring Service (05/09/2008)
People can ‘fly’ to some of the world’s most dramatic environmental hotspots courtesy of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s innovative use of the popular mapping tool Google Earth.The new computer service allows armchair environmentalists as well as politicians, researchers and business executives to zoom in, whizz past and monitor

Bats: Gone With the Wind (05/09/2008)
The energy-generating machines kill bats the world over, yet the exact cause has remained as mysterious as the plot of a movie thriller. Now, a new study appears to have solved the riddle.Wind turbines range in height from 20 to 80 meters and are typically located on hilly plains.

La web de subastas por internet eBay lanza un portal de comercio justo y ecológico. (05/09/2008)
El portal de subastas en Internet eBay ha desvelado este miércoles sus planes para ofrecer a los compradores una alternativa web más verde, y que intenta fomentar el comercio justo. La compañía pretende involucrarse con la sociedad y ofrecer una cara más ecológica con el lanzamiento de destinado

Calentamiento alimenta huracanes (05/09/2008)
Análisis de información satelital muestra que en los últimos 25 años, fuertes tormentas, huracanes y tifones se han vuelto más frecuentes en la mayoría de los trópicos, dijeron los expertos en la revista Nature. La idea de que el cambio climático podría estar ligado a las tormentas tropicales ha sido

Kenya sued over biofuel project (05/09/2008)
The $369m project aims to grow sugarcane to produce ethanol and generate power. The project was approved last month, despite concern of possible negative impact on the fragile coastal wetlands. But last week, a judge ordered work on the project to be halted while the case was being heard.


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