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Environment
African nations agreed on Tuesday to resume work on a new U.N. climate pact after a day-long boycott of the 175-nation negotiations, the chair of the talks said. (Full Story)
Experts say the multiyear ice covering the Arctic Ocean is melting at an extraordinarily fast rate, opening polar shipping routes. (Full Story)
A ‘Blue Carbon’ fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments keen to combat climate change. (Full Story)
Small island states warn ecosystems already threatened by climate change effects, urge drastic reduction in greenhouse gases, as Assembly continues debate. (Full Story)
The International Conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change: A Public Service Remit will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, 4 - 5 September 2009. (Full Story)
Greenpeace is calling on the United Nations to put an immediate end to destructive high seas bottom fishing at this year’s general assembly meeting, following today’s release of the UN Secretary General’s own review (1) of the implementation of a resolution designed to protect deep sea life. (Full Story)
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) or "pirate" fishing is considered as one of the most serious threats to the achievement of sustainable fish stocks, with recent studies putting the worldwide value of illicit catches as high as US$23.5b a year. (Full Story)
Spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages in 2003 resulted in almost 46,000 kilotonnes of greenhouse gases, according to the first comprehensive national estimate of food-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada. This was equivalent to 6.4% of total national GHG emissions that year. (Full Story)
"Our world is in the grip of a dangerous carbon habit," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message introducing the theme, "Kick the carbon habit: toward a low carbon economy." (Full Story)
Countries have been talking for nearly a year in an attempt to hammer out an accord by this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. But a draft report seen by BBC News admits the process has "fallen short". (Full Story)
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