|UNESCO Declares Everglades Endangered Site||
A U.N. panel has declared the Florida's Everglades to be an endangered World Heritage site due to the wetlands' continued degradation, officials said on Friday, 30 July 2010.
|The United Nations General Assembly Declares Access to Clean Water and Sanitation is a Human Right||
"Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights," the General Assembly declared on July 28 2010. The declaration expresses deep concern that almost 900 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water.
|TDR Study featured by WHO Shows Effectiveness Of Community-Directed Interventions in Delivering Health Care In Africa||
One of the greatest challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals to cut infant and maternal mortality and reduce the disease burden lies in ensuring that available health interventions reach the people who most need them.
|Access to New Interventions: Implementation Research Key To Access To Disease Interventions||
TDR in conjunction with the Ugandan Ministry of Health organized a meeting in Kampala 28-30 June on the use of implementation research (IR) to increase access to improved tools against infectious diseases and map existing and new strategies.
|Packing Foam Now Entering The Marketplace Is Engineered From Mushrooms And Agricultural Waste||
A new packing material that grows itself is now appearing in shipped products across the country. The composite of inedible agricultural waste and mushroom roots is called Mycobond™, and its manufacture requires just one eighth the energy and one tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material.
|Oceana discovers one of the most important and threatened deep-sea coral reefs of the Mediterranean in the Alboran Sea||
Oceana has discovered large colonies of white coral and a wealth of associated fauna in Spanish waters of the Alboran Sea (Western Mediterranean), with greater abundance at depths between 300 and 500 meters.
|New NOAA Website Highlights Economic and Ecological Value of America’s Coast||
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched State of the Coast, a new Web site that provides coastal managers, planners and officials at all levels of government a snapshot of statistics, facts and graphics about America’s 95,000-miles of coastline.
|Research To Create New Wave Of Clean Energy Technology Underway||
BAE Systems has joined forces with wave energy developer Aquamarine Power as part of a project worth almost £1 million to deliver cheaper, more reliable sources of clean energy for homes across the UK and beyond.
|New World Mangrove Atlas Highlights Importance of and Threats to Mangroves and Successful Restoration Efforts||
The first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade reveals that rare and critically important mangrove forests continue to be lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based global forests, despite positive restoration efforts by some countries.
|Study Reveals a Secret to the Success of Disease-Causing Microbes: discovery may generate new strategies to fight serious human diseases||
A study published in the July 23 issue of Cell identifies the mechanism used by several types of common, virulent microbes to infect plants and cause devastating blights.