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    New maps shows forests carbon geography

    New maps shows forests carbon geography

    Researchers gathered two years of laser satellite data to develop a map of carbon storage in tropical forests that could play an important role in effective forest management.

    World Bank: global food prices rise again

    World Bank: global food prices rise again

    Costlier oil, strong demand from Asia and bad weather in parts of Europe, South America and the United States, are causing food prices to be higher and higher, the World Bank (WB) reported.

    World Bank takes action to protect Oceans

    World Bank takes action to protect Oceans

    A Global Partnership for Oceans was launched by the World Bank to raise $1.5bn for the world’s oceans, double marine protected areas and rebuild fish stocks.

    Climate change endangers fur seal pups

    Climate change endangers fur seal pups

    A recent study about the energy requirements of Antarctic fur seals pointed out that the windier and wetter conditions predicted for Antarctica may lead to lower survival rates for the seal pups.

    World bank urges illegal logging crackdown

    World bank urges illegal logging crackdown

    A new report by the World Bank shows how countries can effectively fight illegal logging through the criminal justice system, punish organized crime, and trace and confiscate illegal logging profits.

    Oxford warns: scarse water triggers conflicts

    Oxford warns: scarse water triggers conflicts

    Experts warned that water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource and shortages could drive conflict, hit food and energy production and threaten growth in renewable energy technology.

    EU MEPs against non ecological agro-subsidies

    EU MEPs against non ecological agro-subsidies

    As the EU failed to meet its biodiversity target for 2010, biodiversity conservation should now be built into key EU policies and environmentally harmful subsidies should be phased out by 2020.

    Word Bank: no crisis for the African economy

    Word Bank: no crisis for the African economy

    According to a new World Bank report on Africa’s economy, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains strong, making it one of the fastest growing developing regions.

    Solar energy will cost less in poor countries

    Solar energy will cost less in poor countries

    A new report from consultancy company McKinsey predicts that in hot countries solar power will be cost competitive with fossil fuels within two to three years.

    Conservation: source of income for the poor

    Conservation: source of income for the poor

    According to a new study, some of the world’s poorest people would gain $500bn per year if the service they provide through conserving natural habitats was given an economic value.

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