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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

“In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven … Continue reading

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A World Without Fish, and What You (and Your Kids) Can Do to Change That

World Without Fish provides modern stories about the destruction of the ocean ecosystem (the book’s release coincides with one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill). He explains, in considerable historical detail, what we’ve done to imperil fish, what the decline of … Continue reading

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Sustainability Resources

An excellent blog from Teresa tung, one of my colleagues, that has lots of useful information and links regarding sustainability. http://teresattung.wordpress.com/sustainability-resources/

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InInsects £134bn, coral £109bn – UN puts a value on nature’s resources

Nature and the services it provides are worth trillions of dollars annually to human society, and governments and businesses must formally recognise this to halt the continuing degradation of the natural world, a groundbreaking UN report said yesterday. The enormous … Continue reading

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Chinese Civilian Boats Roil Disputed Waters

The diplomatic discord set off by Japan’s recent detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain points to what foreign military officials say is a growing source of friction along China’s borders: civilian vessels plying disputed waters — and sometimes acting as proxies for … Continue reading

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Gadgets to show Congo war links

Does that smart phone in your pocket contribute to rape and murder in the depths of Africa? Soon, you’ll know. A new US law requires companies to certify whether their products contain minerals from rebel-controlled mines in Congo and surrounding … Continue reading

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Carl Safina: The oil spill’s unseen culprits, victims

he Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf — and many so-called solutions are making … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of Zimbabwe’s ‘blood diamonds’

Counting the cost of Zimbabwe’s ‘blood diamonds’ Mutare, a nest of spies and paranoia in Zimbabwe’s wild east, is the latest corner of Africa to discover the corrupting power of diamonds. The nearby Marange fields contain deposits claimed to be … Continue reading

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Detroit gets growing

Detroit was once the engine of America’s automotive industry. Today it is a symbol of urban decay. But a daring bid to return the land to farming is sowing seeds of recovery – and could be a template for cities … Continue reading

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How to feed the world

A film directed by Denis van Waerebeke for the « Bon appétit » exhibition, aimed mainly at the kids aged 9 to 14.

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