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Call for record participation on 2009 Clean Up the World Weekend Call for record participation on 2009 Clean Up the World Weekend
17/ 09/ 2009
On the countdown to the17th Clean Up the World Weekend, 18-20 September, communities across the globe are looking to break all records by mobilising tens of millions of volunteers in support of the environment.
Kenya Launches Multimillion Dollar Appeal to Restore Vital Mau Forest Kenya Launches Multimillion Dollar Appeal to Restore Vital Mau Forest
09/ 09/ 2009
The appeal aims to mobilize resources for the rehabilitation of the Mau, the largest closed-canopy forest ecosystem in Kenya covering over 400,000 hectares.
Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World's Ecosystems Time to Tap Climate Change-Combating Potential of the World's Ecosystems
02/ 09/ 2009
Investing in restoration and maintenance of the Earth's multi-trillion dollar ecosystems - from forests and mangroves to wetlands and river basins - can have a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing vulnerable economies.
Closing the Science Gaps on What is Happening to the World's Oceans and Seas Closing the Science Gaps on What is Happening to the World's Oceans and Seas
31/ 08/ 2009
The world's oceans and seas-covering 70 per cent of the planet - may soon be subject to the same kind of systematic scientific scrutiny as the globe's land surface.
Wonder tree could be one answer to food scarcity in Africa Wonder tree could be one answer to food scarcity in Africa
28/ 08/ 2009
The World Agroforestry Congress held at the UN's Africa headquarters in Nairobi (Kenya) has offered some tree-planting solutions which could help the African continent deal with climate change and also provide a long-term solution to the continent's food scarcity problems.
While Farmers Frequently Blamed for Forest Loss, New Study Shows about Half of Farmlands Worldwide Have Significant Tree Cover While Farmers Frequently Blamed for Forest Loss, New Study Shows about Half of Farmlands Worldwide Have Significant Tree Cover
24/ 08/ 2009
Although agriculture, particularly in the developing world, is often associated with massive deforestation, scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre demonstrated in a study using detailed satellite imagery, that almost half of all farmed landscapes worldwide include significant tree cover.
Young People Step Up Pressure on World Leaders to Clinch a Crucial Climate Deal in Copenhagen Young People Step Up Pressure on World Leaders to Clinch a Crucial Climate Deal in Copenhagen
23/ 08/ 2009
Rallies in 100 cities will be organized by young people across the world as part of a major push to persuade governments to Seal a meaningful Deal at the crucial UN climate convention meeting in Copenhagen in just under 110 days time.
Closer to Eden? Kenya Pledges to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees Closer to Eden? Kenya Pledges to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees
19/ 08/ 2009
Kenyan communities will undertake to plant 7.6 billion trees over the next 20 years to address massive losses in forest cover. Kenya's Minister for the Environment, John Michuki, has demanded bold steps amidst economic, social and political unrest caused by forest destruction.
UNEP Announces Winners of Global Children's Painting Competition UNEP Announces Winners of Global Children's Painting Competition
14/ 08/ 2009
A nine-year-old girl from Siberia, Russia, has won this year's Global Painting Competition on the Environment, beating more than two million entries from around the world with her striking depiction of two planets. Having grown up in Siberia, the most forested part of Russia, Ludmila Balovneva has always lived close to nature and she understands what its loss would represent.
Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter
08/ 06/ 2009
From discarded fishing gear to plastic bags to cigarette butts, a growing tide of marine litter is harming oceans and beaches worldwide, says a new report.

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