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‘It Should be Named Planet Ocean, Not Planet Earth’

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews WENDY-WATSON WRIGHT, executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

YEOSU, South Korea, Jun. 21 (TerraViva) Oceans, seas and coasts provide over 200 million jobs globally, while 4.3 billion people get 15 percent of their intake of animal protein from the seas. Travel and tourism, ports and energy production use oceans and seas to create jobs and economic and social benefits for millions of people.

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Megacities Face Life or Death Choices

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Analysis by Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The clichĂ© that mammoth summits like Rio+20 are “too big to succeed” can also be applied to the megacities of our day such as Rio de Janeiro: they are simply too big to become green and sustainable. Continue Reading

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Four Countries Blocked Protection of the Oceans

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) – Three industrialised countries – the U.S., Canada and Japan – and Russia blocked a substantial advancement in the protection of the oceans at the U.N. conference on sustainable development here, according to environmental activists. Continue Reading

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Brazil Closes Symbol of Environmental Degradation, Ahead of Rio+20

Posted on 04 June 2012 by admin

By FabĂ­ola Ortiz

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 4, 2012 (IPS) – As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will discuss the green economy, the Brazilian city has put an end to one of its worst environmental sins: the enormous Jardim Gramacho garbage dump on Guanabara Bay.

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24 Policies to End the Earth Emergency

Posted on 04 June 2012 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jun 4, 2012 (IPS) – Ecologically ignorant policies are largely responsible for the interlinked crises that are unraveling the planet’s life support system.

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