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UN Fails to Finalise Rio+20 Plan

8. mayo 2012

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UN Fails to Finalise Rio+20 Plan

After two weeks of closed door negotiations, a U.N. preparatory committee has failed to reach consensus on a global plan of action, titled «The Future We Want,» to be adopted by a summit meeting of world leaders mid-June in Brazil. In an effort to break the deadlock, the PrepCom will give another shot at the zero draft when it holds an unscheduled five-day session beginning May 29. This will be a last ditch attempt to finalise the draft action plan. –Thalif Deen, IPS News, 7 May 2012 Representatives from governments negotiating the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development[...] 

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Ceniza del Popocatépetl cae en dos delegaciones de Ciudad de México

5. mayo 2012

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Ceniza del Popocatépetl cae en dos delegaciones de Ciudad de México

CNN.- El gobierno del Distrito Federal recomendó a la población de dos delegaciones utilizar cubrebocas y no realizar actividades físicas tras la caída de ceniza del volcán Popocatépetl en el sur de la ciudad. Según la Secretaría de Salud del Distrito Federal, la caída de ceniza se registra en las delegaciones de Milpa Alta y Tláhuac, cercanas al volcán, por lo que se recomienda revisar y limpiar coladeras,  juntar la ceniza en bolsas, y no depositarla en el drenaje, al cual puede provocarle serias afectaciones. El gobierno local recomendó también a la población mantener puertas,[...] 

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‘Skeptical environmentalist’ Lomborg adopts high-yield farming

3. mayo 2012

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‘Skeptical environmentalist’ Lomborg adopts high-yield farming

The Copenhagen Consensus has joined with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Warren Buffet to honor Norman Borlaug’s vision of high-yield farming over «sustainable agriculture» which threatens wildlife by Dennis Avery CHURCHVILLE, VA—Bjorn Lomborg and his Copenhagen Consensus have just joined one of the smallest clubs in today’s world: people who believe that high-yield farming is the path to a sustainable future for people and wildlife despite, and even because of, its pesticides, chemical fertilizers, irrigation dams, and blast-freezers.   Lomborg, famous for his book[...] 

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Podadoras rumiantes

18. abril 2012

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Podadoras rumiantes

Una cabra hambrienta ayuda a eliminar plantas indeseadas en el centro de Los Ángeles. A las cabras les gusta comer hiedra venenosa, artemisa, kudzu y lechetrezna frondosa. Por eso son las estrellas del paastoreo dirigido. El uso de rumiantes para acabar con las plantas indeseables, incluso las invasivas, y los pastos que alimentan incendios forestales, es una práctica popular en Estados Unidos, Canadá y Australia. National Geographic, Enero 2012.

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EPA human experiments debunk notion of ‘killer’ air pollution: Agency hides exculpatory results

18. abril 2012

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EPA human experiments debunk notion of ‘killer’ air pollution: Agency hides exculpatory results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has conducted air pollution experiments on live human subjects that discredit its claims that fine particulate matter kills people. JunkScience.com obtained the explosive and heretofore undisclosed results through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and reveal them here for the first time. Introduction. Last September, JunkScience.com broke the news that EPA researchers had reported in Environmental Health Perspectives the case study of a woman who allegedly suffered atrial fibrillation after being exposed to concentrated airborne fine particulate matter[...] 

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Twice as Many Emperor Penguins as Thought in Antarctica, First-Ever Penguin Count from Space Shows

15. abril 2012

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Twice as Many Emperor Penguins as Thought in Antarctica, First-Ever Penguin Count from Space Shows

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change on the population of this iconic bird, which breeds in remote areas that are very difficult to study because they often are inaccessible with temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Recently reporting in the journal PLoS ONE, an international team of scientists describe how they used Very High Resolution satellite images to estimate the number of penguins at each[...] 

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Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

11. abril 2012

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Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

Joint letter from 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts to the current NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence about global warming. Joint letter to NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence HOUSTON, TX – April 10, 2012. 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week admonishing the agency for it’s role in advocating a high degree of certainty that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change while neglecting empirical evidence that calls the theory into question. The[...] 

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Gobernación repoblará laguna con lagartos por ataque de pirañas a 49 personas

10. abril 2012

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Gobernación repoblará laguna con lagartos por ataque de pirañas a 49 personas

Roca atribuyó que esto se debe a la desaparición de lagartos, porque su existencia, era un factor importante para el equilibrio del ecosistema. Santa Cruz, (EL DIARIO).- El secretario de Medio Ambiente del Gobierno Autónomo Departamental Manlio Roca informó que 49 personas fueron mordidas por las pirañas en la represa Sapocó del municipio de Concepción (provincia Ñuflo de Chávez), durante Semana Santa, por lo que propuso repoblar la laguna con lagartos para controlar el incremento del número de estos peces. Roca atribuyó que esto se debe a la desaparición de lagartos, porque éstos[...] 

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Healthy polar bear count confounds doomsayers

9. abril 2012

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Healthy polar bear count confounds doomsayers

The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing. The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted the numbers would fall to as[...] 

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Are Germ-Killing Soaps Affecting Dolphin Development?

9. abril 2012

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Are Germ-Killing Soaps Affecting Dolphin Development?

Dolphins are swimming in waters tainted with triclosan, an ingredient in antibacterial soaps and other products, but they aren’t winding up squeaky clean By Brett Israel and Environmental Health News BATHING DOLPHINS: Dolphins are swimming in soapy seas, and it may be disrupting their development. Image: FLICKR/POCHACCO20 Dolphins are swimming in waters tainted with germ-killing soaps, but they aren’t winding up squeaky clean. Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in everyday bathroom and kitchen products, is accumulating in dolphins at concentrations known to disrupt the growth[...] 

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