rainSept 29, 2010 - The Guardian - First ever comprehensive study of plants, from giant rainforests to common snowdrops, finds 22% of all species at risk.  To read the full article please click here.

climate changeThe Guardian - Dec 12, 2009 - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Copenhagen today as part of a global protest to demand governments across the world agree a binding new global deal to tackle climate change.

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autumn forestReuters - October 29, 2009 - The United Nations needs to beef up and better coordinate efforts to help fight threats such as climate change, deforestation or over-fishing, two experts said on Thursday.

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climatechangeCBC - October 17, 2009 - Cabinet ministers in the Maldives held an underwater meeting Saturday to draw attention to the threat global warming poses to the lowest-lying nation on earth.

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deforestationReuters, Oct 3, 2009 - Madagascar's cash-strapped government has opened the door for criminal syndicates to plunder the Indian Ocean island's precious natural resources, conservation groups said on Saturday.

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deforestationPR Newswire, October 1, 2009 - It has been five months since the official beginning of the declaration requirement phase-in for plant and plant products under the amended US Lacey Act. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) now requires importers of certain wood products including logs and veneer to declare the value, volume, scientific name, and country of harvest origin of the wooden constituents.

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coral reefEnvironmental News Service, September 2009 - The two largest marine protected areas in the world are now linked in a partnership to enhance the management and conservation of almost 300,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean.

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plasticbagBoston Globe - September 25, 2009 - Ireland was the first nation to tax plastic bags as a way to stop people from littering the countryside with them. Now the Emerald Isle will double its levy to a punitive 59 cents per bag.

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deforestationThe National, September 12, 2009 - The use of endangered wood to make elegant furniture and hardwood floors for homes in the US, Europe and Middle East is encouraging illegal logging, which the World Bank estimates costs more than US$10 billion (Dh36.73bn) in lost sales and assets every year.

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coralreef

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2009) — A rare opportunity has allowed a team of biologists to evaluate corals and the essential, photosynthetic algae that live inside their cells before, during, and after a period in 2005 when global warming caused sea-surface temperatures in the Caribbean Ocean to rise.

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