Environment

One in five plant species face extinction

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.

Copenhagen climate protesters rally

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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U.N. needs more muscle in environment fight: study

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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Maldives cabinet holds underwater meeting

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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Madagascar accused of profiting from illegal timber

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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