Tag Archives: Environmental Issues

23Oct/17

London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading

14Apr/16

Asia study warns of severe water shortages

A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Ben Gruber reports.
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11Feb/16

UNDP Announces the Climate Action Hackathon in Zambia

Up to 25 Full Travel Scholarships Will Provide Software and Application Developers with the Opportunity to Create Innovative Climate Information and Early Weather Alert Messaging Apps
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26Jan/16
Nicaragua's Las Canoa reservoir , which was left dry by the El Nino phenomenon

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization confirms that 2015 was hottest year on record, as part of a longer-term trend.

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30Nov/15

Leaders gathered for climate summit pose for family photo

World leaders gathered for the United Nations-sponsored climate summit pose for family photo as the 2-week meeting gets underway.

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29Nov/15

Biggest day ever of climate action, scuffles in Paris

Some 2,000 climate change events take place in cities across the globe on the eve of the Paris climate talks, making this the biggest ever day of climate action in history. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

04Oct/15

Dubai announces multi-million dollar fund to help world’s poor

The ruler of Dubai unveils a multi-million dollar initiative to help fund development and humanitarian projects around the world, with a particular focus on the Middle East.
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27Apr/15

Oxford-based start-up to use drones to plant one billion trees a year

UK (Next Media) – Oxford-based start-up Biocarbon Engineering is planning to fight industrial deforestation by planting 1 billion trees a year using drones.
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