|EPA Sets First National Standard to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Gold Production||
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cutting emissions from gold ore processing and production facilities with a new standard that will reduce annual mercury emissions by more than 75 percent from 2007 levels.
|UN-REDD Programme Applauds the COP16 Agreement on REDD+ Reached in Cancun||
New UNFCCC decision on REDD+, part of a comprehensive set of decisions to move forward on addressing climate change, represents a positive step forward in conserving and sustainably managing the world's forests to combat climate change.
|Managing Nutrients Presents Both Challenges and Solutions to Food Security||
As global populations increase, a growing demand for food can be achieved through sustainable production and use of fertilizers which if not managed correctly will impact food security as well as water quality and availability, fisheries and biodiversity, says a report.
|From Bamboo Bikes to Biomass Briquettes: UNEP Unveils SEED Award Winners||
The SEED Awards recognize inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges.
|Sea Turtles: "Turtle Positioning System" helps reptiles on fantastic voyage||
"Turtle Positioning System" helps reptiles on fantastic voyage
|IceCube and Its Frozen Secrets||
Searching below the surface of Antarctica for the mysterious neutrino
|TEEB Report Puts World’s Natural Assets on the Global Political Radar||
The economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss, was the conclusion of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report launched on October 20, 2010 by TEEB study leader, Pavan Sukhdev.
|Ground Rules for Sharing Benefits of World’s Wealth of Genetic Resources Laid Out in New Treaty||
After close to 20 years of discussion and debate, Governments from across the globe today agreed to a new treaty to manage the world’s economically-central genetic resources in a far fairer and more systematic way.
|Study Increases Awareness of How Nature and Humans are Leaving Marks on Rivers and Streams, Affecting Aquatic Food Webs||
The human effect on rivers and streams, and the food chain they support, is closely tied to land-use change, such as water diversion and regulation of flows due to dams.
|New Country Maps Pinpoint Places Where Investments in Carbon Can Contribute to Community Livelihoods and Wider Conservation Goals||
Mapping where a country’s carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples’ livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.