Natural England, the Government’s nature conservation
advisor, today announced that Dr Helen Phillips, the Chief Executive
of Natural England, is moving on to take up a new position as an
Executive Director of Yorkshire Water on 1 March 2012.
Nigeria, Indonesia and North Korea have the world's
highest rates of deforestation, while China and the United States,
the top two greenhouse gas polluters, have the lowest, risk analysis
and mapping company Maplecroft said in a report that ranked 180 countries.
Nourished by the most available nectars, bolstered
by the most favorable genetics, the first butterflies of the annual
monarch migration are filling the skies of their Mexican wintering
grounds with flutters of orange and black.
Oceana proposes protecting 30% of the Balearic Sea
Oceana proposes protecting 30% of the waters of the
Balearic Promontory with a network of marine protected areas (MPA)
which are representative of all of the most important and characteristic
habitats and species of the area.
The Planning Commission has finalised an environment
performance-linked mechanism for devolution of financial assistance
to States during the 12th Plan period, K. Kasturirangan, eminent scientist
and Planning Commission member, said here on Thursday.
EU energy ministers reiterated their opposition to
binding energy savings targets at a meeting yesterday (24 November),
leaving a political agreement for the incoming Danish presidency in
the first half of 2012, EurActiv has learned.
Time running out for deal on global warming at climate
Time is quickly running out to strike a deal at global
climate talks to save a Kyoto Protocol in its death throes and make
major cuts in the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists blame
for rising temperatures, wilder weather and crop failures.
BirdLife calls on governments to deliver in Durban
climate change talks
Urgent political action is needed at the United Nations
Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, to commit the
world’s governments to the deep and fair greenhouse gas emissions
reductions needed to limit dangerous climate change to a level that
gives people and ecosystems a fighting chance to adapt.
The loss of sea ice in the Arctic at the end of the
20th Century is “unprecedented” in the past 1,450 years
in its duration and magnitude, an indication of human-influenced
climate change, a study said.
Climate change: Global warming influences demographic
The conflict in Darfur has been described as the
world’s first climate change war. According to the United
Nations, one of the main causes of the region’s devastating
conflict was an ecological crisis caused, in part, by changes in
the local climate.