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  • Hurricane barriers floated to keep sea out of NYC. Wed Jun 3 2009
    As a new hurricane season starts Monday, some scientists and engineers are floating an ambitious solution: Barriers to choke off the surging sea and protect flood-prone areas.
  • Sunday, May 31, 2009 4:22 AM Wed Jun 3 2009
    Yet, eight months after MOH staff were trained to assess the safety of hospitals using guidelines set out in the Pan-American Health Organisation's (PAHO's) Hospital Safety evaluation, Jamaica is yet to start the process. Dr Marion Bullock-Ducasse, senior medical officer in the ministry of health,....
  • ADB calls for low-carbon transport systems Wed Jun 3 2009
    MANILA (AFP) -– The Asian Development Bank Saturday called on its Asian government borrowers to design mass transport systems in a way that would slow the rapid growth of their greenhouse gas emissions. While developed countries still account for the largest share, transport sector emissions from....
  • African ministers take a stand on climate change Wed Jun 3 2009
    African environment ministers on Friday demanded clear commitment from industrialised countries to fund projects to counter the effects of global warming.
  • Taiwan ranks 3rd in Asia in climate change index Wed Jun 3 2009
    (ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan has been ranked third in Asia and 32nd in the world rankings of the 2009 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) for emissions in 2008, according to the latest report released by Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-Europe) and Germanwatch, two non governmental organizations.
  • Head of ODPEM Calls on Young People to Join PERC Wed Jun 3 2009
    OCHO RIOS (JIS) - Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ronald Jackson, is appealing to young people to join the Preparedness and Emergency Response Corps (PERC).
  • Make indigenous people stewards of the North Wed Jun 3 2009
    Climate change, pollution, sovereignty in the Northwest Passage in her 2009 LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture presented in Iqaluit, Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier says her region has many problems and only one solution. Let the people whose past is there decide the Arctic's future
  • Emissions fall for third year Wed Jun 3 2009
    European commissioner asserts that EU has “managed to de-couple economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions”. Thursday, 28 May 2009
  • Climate change: Commission welcomes fall in 2007 greenhouse gas emissions for third consecutive year Wed Jun 3 2009
    IP/09/851 Brussels, 29 May 2009 Climate change: Commission welcomes fall in 2007 greenhouse gas emissions for third consecutive year European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas today welcomed the news that EU greenhouse gas emissions have fallen for the third consecutive year.
  • Report: Climate change killing 300,000 a year Wed Jun 3 2009
    More than 300 million people are already seriously affected by the gradual warming of the earth and that number is set to double by 2030, the report from the Global Humanitarian Forum warns. "Climate change is the greatest emerging humanitarian challenge of our time, causing suffering to hundreds of....
  • China plans for the next big disaster Wed Jun 3 2009
    As China marked the first anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake that killed thousands and affected millions, Beijing released an optimistic white paper focusing on how it is going to make sure future disasters are handled more efficiently. The lofty goals, though, are going to take a lot of time and work, if they’re executed at all.
  • Pyongyang shakes up pacifist Japan Wed Jun 3 2009
    The Japanese government, prompted by this week's nuclear and missile tests by North Korea, is finalizing plans that would enable the military to carry out pre-emptive strikes as part of a new defense plan to be presented by the end of the year. The era of Japan's strong pacifism, as enshrined in the....
  • Youth to the rescue - 100 students trained in emergency response Wed Jun 3 2009
    Prime Minister Bruce Golding's vision of creating an islandwide network of young people to assist in emergencies began taking shape with the graduation of the first batch of cadets involved in the Preparedness and Emergency Respond Corps (PERC)...
  • How Nigeria, France co-operation can lift world peace, by envoy Wed Jun 3 2009
    By Uju Atueyi F RENCH Ambassador to Nigeria, Jean Michel Dumond, has canvassed deeper bilateral relations between his country and Nigeria with a view to ending the Niger Delta crisis.
  • WHO report highlights health sector's carbon footprint Wed Jun 3 2009
    Cutting carbon dioxide emissions in the health sector must form part of a comprehensive package of measures to mitigate the impact of climate change at the December climate conference in Copenhagen, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • River managers plan a bleak water future for Europe Wed Jun 3 2009
    Brussels, Belgium: An ambitious European scheme to fix and safeguard its rivers and secure its water future is at risk of being undermined by poor and inadequate plans for water management prepared by EU countries, a new study by WWF and European Environment Bureau (EEB) has found.
  • Mozambique: Climate Change Adaptation Can't Wait Wed Jun 3 2009
    A detailed study of the effects of climate change on Mozambique has confirmed what many experts feared: unless immediate action is taken, the country will be overwhelmed by the impacts of cyclones, floods, droughts and disease outbreaks.
  • Climate health costs: bug-borne ills, killer heat. Wed Jun 3 2009
    Tree-munching beetles, malaria-carrying mosquitoes and deer ticks that spread Lyme disease are three living signs that climate change is likely to exact a heavy toll on human health.
  • Shock jocks: Voice of unreason Wed Jun 3 2009
    Syndicated radio host Glenn Beck, whose Philadelphia-based show is heard in more than 100 marketsEverywhere, that is, except in the New York TV studios of Fox News. Here, a man called Glenn Beck is 10 seconds into his daily talkshow, and already he's reached a rolling boil.
  • 03:51 on 28 May, 2009 UTC Wed Jun 3 2009
    British woman to row from Hawaii to Tuvalu Posted at 03:51 on 28 May, 2009 UTC A British woman attempting to become the first female to row solo across the Pacific Ocean has left Honolulu for Tuvalu. Roz Savage, who is 41, hopes to reach Tuvalu in about 100 days.
  • Cooler Weather Heats Up Debate Wed Jun 3 2009
    Thursday, 28 May 2009, 12:55 pm Press Release: NZ Centre For Political Research Cooler Weather Heats Up DebateBy Dr Muriel Newman of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research Earlier this ...

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