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  • Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts

    After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic. The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

    The River Ritec flows towards Tenby, where it discharges via a 780 metre culvert/outfall system that passes beneath a railway embankment and sand dunes to discharge into the sea below typical low tide level. There is a history of flooding upstream of the culvert which imposes a restriction on the discharge of flows from the river catchment area during high river flow events. This is particularly ...


    By Rotork

  • UN tree-planting campaign reaches 4bn mark

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced this week that its campaign to plant 7 billion trees worldwide – in a bid to pressure nations to “seal the deal” on an ambitious new climate change pact this December – has passed the halfway mark. More than 4 billion saplings have been planted as part of UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign, which has mobilized thousands of people in 166 ...


    By United Nations

  • ERS Delivers Restorative Planting for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

    Ecological Restoration Services, L.L.C., (ERS), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), has successfully completed restorative planting projects along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. ERS won competitive bids from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to grow, store, deliver and install native Louisiana vegetation species to enable and ensure coastal protection following ...

  • Alien invaders threaten world Heritage Site

    Alien wildlife species are multiplying around Europe's Wadden Sea, posing a serious threat to biodiversity. The warning came in a new report launched on Wadden Sea Day - a platform for recent research on the marine World Heritage Site that borders the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. As well as reducing biodiversity, the abundant alien species could also prove an economic burden to the Wadden ...

  • What can we do about global warming?

    Science suggests that to mitigate the human contribution to global warming, we should reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Because some additional warming is inevitable-even if we achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions quickly-we should make plans to adapt to coming climate change. If we are unable to control emissions and/or adapt to unavoidable changes quickly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California farmers offer to give up some water, avoid cuts

    A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century. A senior water official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he would decide whether to accept the offer by  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Green vs. Gray Infrastructure: when nature is better than concrete

    Infrastructure is essential for economic growth. But as governments debate the future of sustainable development at the Rio+20 conference, there is one infrastructure solution that can provide a good return on investment: nature. People often don’t think of forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other natural ecosystems as forms of ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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