Ban Ki-Moon on World Water Day

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments by

March 22nd, 2014 was World Water Day, and to mark the occasion, the United Nations focused on how water and energy, specifically their distributions and uses, impact economic development. In his address to mark the occasion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon reminded us that, “Climate change, driven in great part by the unsustainable use of energy, will [...]

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Science Magazine Special Issue: Climate Change, Natural Systems, and Past Environmental Conditions

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments by

On August 2, 2013, the journal Science published a special issue on the effects of climate change on natural systems, with an emphasis on how paleorecords–data relating to past environmental conditions–inform current knowledge on the biological and physical impacts of climate change. The issue contains four News stories that detail ongoing studies of past and future climate [...]

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Study: Montreal Protocol has Prevented Acute Changes in Earth’s Hydroclimate

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments by

A study published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Climate, conducted by Yutian Wu of New York University and Lorenzo M. Polvani of Columbia University, finds that the 1987 Montreal Protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer has been critical in preventing major changes in Earth’s hydroclimate. It [...]

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UNEP Finance Initiative Investor Briefing: Carbon in Investment Portfolios

Jul 29, 2013 No Comments by

On July 19, 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) released a new Investor Briefing [PDF]  that explains why and how investment institutions should begin to track, disclose, and decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their investment portfolios. The Investor Briefing–produced by UNEP FI in cooperation with Allianz, Aviva, Hermes, HSBC, Eurizon [...]

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UNEP Global Environmental Alert: Satellite Imagery to Identify Environmental Hotspots and “Hopespots”

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments by

The United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has published a bulletin for July 2013 titled “From Hotspots to Hopespots: Connecting local changes to global audiences.” The bulletin details the use of satellite imagery to measure and communicate environmental changes. The bulletin describes the importance of environmental “hotspots”–areas that are susceptible to environmental [...]

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tvebiomovies Open for Video Submissions on the Environment

Jul 16, 2013 No Comments by

Television Trust for the Environment has opened their tvebiosmovies competition for the year 2013. This film competition, now in its fourth year, is open to entries from around the world. Submissions consist of one-minute films about the environment, and may receive a prize of USD$300. Categories for submission include Climate Change, Seas and Oceans, Agriculture [...]

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