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Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off with call to action

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off with call to action | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
More than 100 Heads of State and government today gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the start of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty...
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Rio+20 was held in Rio in 2013, since then this is all what the World today is concerned about: quality of life
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Industrial air pollution has high economic cost

Industrial air pollution has high economic cost | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion, and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Carbon dioxide accumulates as seas and forests struggle to absorb

Carbon dioxide accumulates as seas and forests struggle to absorb | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide is being accumulated in the atmosphere at the fastest rate since records began, as scientists warn that the oceans and forests may have absorbed so much CO2 that their crucial function as “carbon sinks” is now severely threatened.
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Large changes in carbon storage under different land-use regimes in subtropical seasonally dry forests of southern South America

Large changes in carbon storage under different land-use regimes in subtropical seasonally dry forests of southern South America | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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Another example of deforestation reducing the carbon assimilation.

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Biota - Biodiversidade e Ciclagem de Nutrientes (Parte 1)

Biota: Ciclo de Conferências - 2014 Biodiversidade e Ciclagem de Nutrientes (http://www.fapesp.br/eventos/biota_nutrientes) No campo das relações entre biodi...
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Finding plants that eat metals: The story behind this important new discovery

Finding plants that eat metals: The story behind this important new discovery | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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My question is: What do you do with plant that ate all this metal?

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To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers

To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
In order to improve the accuracy and fairness of the network's news coverage, reporters for BBC News are being directed to limit the amount of air time they give to people with anti-science viewpoints.
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Shootings, vendettas and corrupt police: The dark side of the Brazil World Cup

Shootings, vendettas and corrupt police: The dark side of the Brazil World Cup | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW.
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Nigerians reject Shell compensation offer

Nigerians reject Shell compensation offer | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Members of Bodo community in Niger Delta reject offer for $51m as compensation for two oil spills in 2008.
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Forest degradation in Brazil worries experts

Forest degradation in Brazil worries experts | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Brazil needs to monitor the problem and identify the causes of reduced vegetation cover in biomes in addition to Amazônia, say researchers at an international workshop in Brasília.
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DO you know a major factor of jellyfish bloom? confere this study!

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Conclusion says that for this study, the marine nutrient concentration (Human-driven) provokes increase in jelly fish population.

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How spiders fix their webs?

How spiders fix their webs? | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Understanding the structure and way of construction in spider silk is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University. The scientists examined five different spider species regarding the adhesion and tensile strength of a particular silk they use to fix the main thread to a surface as shown in their new study published in J. R. Society Interface.
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A San Francisco, économiser l’eau n’a jamais été aussi excitant

A San Francisco, économiser l’eau n’a jamais été aussi excitant | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

La Californie est une région qui fait face à des périodes de sécheresses de plus en plus intenses et fréquentes. Ces sécheresses ont des conséquences extrêmement négatives dont notamment la diminution des stocks d’eau potable, vitaux à l’agriculture et au train de vie des habitants du Golden State. Pour arriver à économiser l’eau, la ville de San Francisco a lancé une campagne de sensibilisation audacieuse jouant sur des allusions, dirons-nous, assez « olé-olé ».

 


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Disasters Poised to Sweep Away Development Gains — Global Issues

Disasters Poised to Sweep Away Development Gains — Global Issues | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 22 (IPS) - Ending extreme poverty and hunger will be impossible on a rapidly overheating planet plagued by punishing droughts, catastrophic floods and ever wilder weather, said climate activists involved in talks to set the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The nine planetary boundaries

The nine planetary boundaries | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Advances the understanding of complex social-ecological systems with new insights into ecosystem management practices and long-term sustainability
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Une plante anti-pollution pour décontaminer les sols intoxiqués par les métaux lourds aux Philippines

Une plante anti-pollution pour décontaminer les sols intoxiqués par les métaux lourds aux Philippines | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Les scientifiques de l’université de Los Banos dans la province de Laguna ont peut-être découvert la solution pour décontaminer les sols intoxiqués par les métaux lourds.
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Ma question du coup: vous en faites quoi de la plante avec tous les métaux lourds qu'elle contient?

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BBC rejects claim that climate sceptic Lord Lawson is being silenced

BBC rejects claim that climate sceptic Lord Lawson is being silenced | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Former chancellor accuses broadcaster of 'outrageous behaviour' and trying to stifle debate on global warming
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Payback time for soil carbon emitted from pasture conversion to sugarcane production is within three years

Payback time for soil carbon emitted from pasture conversion to sugarcane production is within three years | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
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U.S. Fishermen Throw Away $1 Billion Annually in Catch

U.S. Fishermen Throw Away $1 Billion Annually in Catch | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it

 U.S. commercial fishermen are throwing away about $1 billion worth of edible fish each year, according to a conservation group which is advocating for incentives to stop the waste.

 

The quantity of so-called bycatch – that is, fish that wasn't targeted but caught inadvertently – is estimated by the U.S. government at two billion pounds (907,185 tonnes) a year.

 

The surprise was the quality of the bycatch that often is tossed back into the ocean dead or dying, said marine scientist Amanda Keledjian, author of the report from Oceana, a nonprofit international conservation group.


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Latinoamérica impulsará en primera asamblea de la UNEA un acuerdo ambiental de contaminación urbana | NTN24

Latinoamérica impulsará en primera asamblea de la UNEA un acuerdo ambiental de contaminación urbana | NTN24 | Climate - Water - Ecology - People and Sustainability post Rio+20 | Scoop.it
Los ministros de Medioambiente de América Latina y el Caribe buscarán que en la Primera Asamblea de la ONU para el Medio Ambiente (UNEA), que comienza el lunes en Kenia, un acuerdo para prestar una mayor atención a la creciente contaminación atmosférica y la generación de residuos de las ciudades.
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