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Madagascar palms 'are dying out'

Madagascar palms 'are dying out' | Environment News | Scoop.it

"The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said 83% of the 192 tree varieties had been added to its threatened species list. [...] The findings bring the global number of species at risk of dying out to 20,219."

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Madagascar palms 'are dying out'

Madagascar palms 'are dying out' | Environment News | Scoop.it

"The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said 83% of the 192 tree varieties had been added to its threatened species list. [...] The findings bring the global number of species at risk of dying out to 20,219."

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Les "racleurs d'océans": une menace légale pour la faune et la flore marine

Les "racleurs d'océans": une menace légale pour la faune et la flore marine | Environment News | Scoop.it

Alors que l’Australie vient d’interdire les supers chalutiers dans ses eaux territoriales, la France, quant à elle, s’oppose à leur interdiction.
Les menaces sont pourtant multiples: épuisement des ressources, destruction d'un écosystème marin déjà très fragilisé mais aussi menace économique pour la filière elle-même.

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How will climate change affect food production?

How will climate change affect food production? | Environment News | Scoop.it

"As people become wealthier, they also demand more food and disproportionally more meat, which requires far more land and water resources per calorie consumed. When these factors are combined, it points toward a future of increasing and more volatile food prices."

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100 Million to Die by 2030 If World Fails to Act on Climate: Scientific American

More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.

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Le Brésil replante 34 millions d’arbres

Le Brésil replante 34 millions d’arbres | Environment News | Scoop.it

Le Brésil se lance dans une vaste campagne de reboisement de la forêt atlantique.


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Has the term "sustainability" been coopted to mean: "sustaining industrial civilisation" business-as-usual?

Has the term "sustainability" been coopted to mean: "sustaining industrial civilisation" business-as-usual? | Environment News | Scoop.it

What have "environmentalism" and "sustainability" come to mean ?
For Paul Kingsnorth, "Sustainability does not mean defending the non-human world from human expansion. Instead, it has come to mean sustaining human civilisation at the comfort level which the world's rich people feel is their right..."
Would you agree ?


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Les emplois au pifomètre du gaz de schiste

Les emplois au pifomètre du gaz de schiste | Environment News | Scoop.it
Au cœur de l'offensive pro-gaz de schiste à l'œuvre dans les médias, les créations d'emploi sont l'objet de nombreuses estimations. Toutefois, les calculs promettant 40 000 à 100 000 emplois dans la filière sont pour le moins fumeux.
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What future for the Green Investment Bank in the UK economy ?

What future for the Green Investment Bank in the UK economy ? | Environment News | Scoop.it
Limiting borrowing puts in peril UK's first green bank's ability to lend and invest in green projects, says Caroline Lucas...
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Solving the Earth's Climate Problems - An Interview with Bill Mckibben

Solving the Earth's Climate Problems - An Interview with Bill Mckibben | Environment News | Scoop.it

An interview with the environmentalist Bill McKibben for oilprice.com

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