2o years on and from the initial conception of sustainable development Rio Plus 20 has failed to deliver. Is there a place for global environmental policies/meetings if they only raise awareness but achieve nothing practical or binding...?
The UN's Rio Plus 20 summit on sustainable development ended yesterday amid a torrent of criticism from environment and development campaigners, who said the colossal, three-day international meeting had achieved nothing.
Sustainable Cities “Can Improve Lives and Build a Healthier Planet”National GeographicIt may seem counterintuitive in a world where giant urban concentrations of billions of people are snagged in traffic congestion and endless sprawl, but cities ...
...The deformed fish included a northern pike that had lesions along its back and belly and a sucker that was missing many of its scales. Chief Adam says the strange fish are so worrisome because the majority of Ft. Chipewyan residents still rely on traditional foods, including fish from the lake, to eat.
Genes and the environment both shape health and development. But their effects are not always equal. Researchers in the U.K. say they've mapped hotspots where nature has a stronger influence, and others where nurture dominates.
All people are a combination of their genes as well as the environment (a mix of 'nature' and 'nurture'). A recent study of over 5,000 twins throughout the UK saw regional concentrations where it appears that environmental factors had a greater than normal influence (centered around London). I'm still scratching my head wondering what to make of this data, but this is a compelling project.
By importing goods from polluting factories in Asia, Americans and others in developed countries underwrite carbon emissions...
This is a compelling question: are reductions in greenhouse gases best measured by production or consumption? The question that this article is posing is essentially trying to find blame for greenhouse gas emmision, but thinking geographically, ponders where along the commodity chain should the bulk of the blame be placed. What do you think?
Along the highway linking the luxury hotels of Copacabana and the conference halls of the Rio+20 summit, the darkened windows of the VIP limousines will not have offered a clear view of the crowded hillside known as Rocinha.
Study: The U.S. could be powered by 80% green energy in 2050 According to a study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), up to 80% of the power needed by the whole country could...
Hint: India is last among the G20 and the United States didn't crack the top five in the latest survey to reflect poorly on the situation of American women.
A poll of 370 gender experts yielded some interesting results that reflect the local cultural, economic, political and developmental geographies. Beyond using the lists of best and worst countries (since the rankings are still based on rather subjective criteria), students can come up with their most important factors in evaluating gender equity and evaluate the countries based on their own evaluations.
Forbes recently released an updated list of the world’s billionaires. The listing contains the ranking for 1,226 individuals and families who’s net worth as of March of 2012 was 1 billion USD or more. Since the listings contained both a country...
Beijing (AFP) June 21, 2012 - Two young Tibetans in a remote area of northwest China set themselves alight, state media and a rights group said Thursday, in the latest such protest against Chinese rule.
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2012 - Scientists have described an advance toward a long-sought economical process that could turn algae, like the stuff of pond scum, into a revolutionary new and sustainable source of biodiesel and othe...
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