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International efforts to save dugongs, the world's last remaining 'mermaids' International efforts to save dugongs, the world's last remaining 'mermaids'
07/ 10/ 2010
Dugongs are believed to have been at the origin of mermaid legends when spotted swimming in the water from a distance. Now the remaining populations of this seemingly clumsy sea mammal, commonly known as a sea cow, are at serious risk of becoming extinct within the next 40 years.
UN sustainability campaign wins best website award UN sustainability campaign wins best website award
28/ 09/ 2010
Greening the Blue , the website covering all issues relating to the United Nations's sustainability performance has won an international award for 'Best Website'
A 'whale's eye view' of the changing Arctic A 'whale's eye view' of the changing Arctic
21/ 09/ 2010
Trips to the pristine habitats of Antarctica and the Arctic show both the beauty and vulnerability of nature. In Svalbard, we saw at first hand the effects of climate change.
UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals
20/ 09/ 2010
Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.
Millions unite for 'Clean up the World' campaign Millions unite for 'Clean up the World' campaign
15/ 09/ 2010
Volunteers across the globe will be cleaning up their local parks, waterways and forests in a bid to restore and protect nature this Clean Up the World Weekend, in support of the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.
Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science
14/ 09/ 2010
Biodiversity is essential for the functioning of ecosystems that sustain all life on Earth. The ongoing and escalating disappearance of that diversity will harm society in myriad ways. One way that is often overlooked is the damaging impact on medical science.
Planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services key to future of cities Planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services key to future of cities
09/ 09/ 2010
Incorporating ecosystem services in local and regional policies can help save cities and regional authorities money while boosting the local economy, enhancing quality of life and securing livelihoods.
UNEP calls for 'greener' laws to avert world water crisis UNEP calls for 'greener' laws to avert world water crisis
07/ 09/ 2010
Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis
Alien invaders threaten World Heritage Site Alien invaders threaten World Heritage Site
27/ 08/ 2010
Invasive alien species are a major cause of biodiversity loss. In Europe's Wadden Sea, alien species of grass, mussels and jellyfish are damaging habitats, ecosystems and the regional economy.
Shedding Light on the Cinderellas of the Deep Sea Shedding Light on the Cinderellas of the Deep Sea
23/ 08/ 2010
Ocean sponges from shallower waters have already been shown to be valuable sources for new medicinal drugs to treat cancers and for antibiotics, and it is expected that deepwater sponges will be equally valuable, if not more so.

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