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The Hidden Costs Of Environmentally-Damaging Businesses

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

OSLO, April 15 (Reuters) - Coal-fired power generation in Asia and cattle ranching in South America are the most damaging businesses for nature with...

Is Rising Wealth In Asia Driving Overexploitation Of World's Fish Stocks?

AP | Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

MANILA, Philippines -- Rising wealth in Asia and fishing subsidies are among factors driving overexploitation of the world's fish resources, while fis...

Larger Predator Fish Rapidly Vanishing

Washington Post | Marc Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Over the past 100 years, some two-thirds of the large predator fish in the ocean have been caught and consumed by humans, and in the decades ahead the...

Natural Value at Bargain Prices

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

2010 was supposed to be the year that the world reversed the loss of biodiversity. Countries have failed to reach this target, however, and species a...

Scientist: Mass Extinction Happening Unlike Anything The World Has Seen Since Dinosaurs Disappeared

guardian.co.uk | John Vidal, Environment Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, ...

Greening the Blue

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

This year, the UN is launching a new public web site that records the carbon footprint of just about every UN agency. The first step in solving a problem is figuring out its true scope and being transparent about it.