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25 Oct 2012

IKEA to move to clean energy by 2020, protect forests

IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, will shift to renewable energy by 2020 and grow more trees than it uses under a plan to safeguard nature that has won support from environmentalists.

25 Oct 2012

Making a sustained impact – How Harvard has responded to global challenges

Climate change and environmental sustainability are widely recognized as two of the most pressing problems facing the world. How has Harvard responded to these global challenges?

23 Oct 2012

Kenyans hop to rabbit farming

For generations, the mainstay of Kenya’s smallholder agricultural economy has been pastoralism and mixed farming. Farmers have kept cattle and grown crops, hedging against unpredictable shocks such as the failure of rains, which could affect crops, or diseases that might wreak havoc on their livestock.

23 Oct 2012

Extreme weather creating urgent need for better forecasts

By Amantha Perera | 22 October 2012 VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka (AlertNet) – Since returning to farming after decades of displacement during Sri Lanka’s long civil war, Kusmalatha Tammitta has faced […]

18 Oct 2012

Afghanistan, UNEP to assist at the village level to create more sustainable agriculture

The Government of Afghanistan, through its National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), has launched a USD $6 million climate change initiative, the first of its kind in the country’s history.

16 Oct 2012

Cities can get greener by 2030 as new urban areas built

The world’s urban areas will more than double in size by 2030, presenting an opportunity to build greener and healthier cities, a U.N. study showed on Monday.

16 Oct 2012

Burundi, Eritrea, Haiti top 2012 global hunger index

Twenty countries have “alarming” or “extremely alarming” levels of hunger with Burundi the worst affected, followed by Eritrea and Haiti, according to this year’s Global Hunger Index which examines the problem of producing more food with fewer resources.

16 Oct 2012

Seabird atlas shows 3,000 key ocean conservation hotspots

BirdLife International hopes the map will encourage governments to identify where to site marine protected areas.

10 Oct 2012

Treasury watchdog probes solar tax grant program

The Treasury Department’s inspector general is investigating a popular stimulus program that allowed rooftop solar panel projects to turn tax credits into cash grants, according to a regulatory filing.

10 Oct 2012

Most Americans link weather to global warming

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say global warming influences U.S. weather and made this year’s record-hot summer worse, according to a new survey.

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