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January 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Millions of long lost logs and a single special tree

If the ground beneath my feet last week could talk, it could tell a long story of land and logging, crime and conservation — the kind of story that defines rainforest politics.

I had come to Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia to learn about its potential to protect the Bornean orang-utan, a species whose total population is so small it could not fill all the seats at a World Cup football stadium.

The park is immense. It covers…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on January 19, 2012 at 15:12 — No Comments

Global City Karachi having Threat of Contamination of Drinking Water by Climate Change

Keenjhar Lake, which is the only source of drinking water for Pakistan’s largest populated city Karachi, is missing its marvelous paste due to the environmental and climate changes in the region. Karachi city is located at the coast of Arabian Sea in the south-east end of country. It is the main sea port and financial hub of Pakistan also. Karachi is the most populous city in the country, one of the world's largest cities in terms of population and also the 10th largest urban agglomeration…

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Added by Aakash Santorai on January 19, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

NIGERIA'S POST-EVALUATION MEETING OF COP 17 DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

INTRO

The Just Concluded United Nation Summit on Climate Change which took place in Durban South Africa between the 28th of November and 9th of December 2011 resulted in an extension of the Kyoto Protocol that is meant to elapse at the end of 2012.

This resolution and other modalities reached such as the green climate fund and further negotiation on a legal binding agreement that would help reduce global emission, portend a lots for Africa and Nigeria in particular.

The…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 — No Comments

E-WASTE: AN EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE

E-waste, known as electrical and electronic equipment waste, has been identified as the fastest growing waste stream in the world, which is projected to soon reach fifty million tons a year. Though its generation is estimated at three times the rate of municipal solid waste, little attention has been paid to…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on January 14, 2012 at 17:57 — No Comments

Renewable Energy Law in the Offing

     Ghana's Energy Commission has drafted a renewable energy Bill awaiting the approval of Parliament to ensure the integration of renewable energy into the national energy mix.

     The Bill seeks to enhance energy security and provide a regulatory framework that will enable investors in the industry to ply their trade devoid of barriers.

     Dr Alfred Ofosu Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary of the Commission, who addressed a three-day press retreat at Aburi in the Eastern…

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Added by Morkporkpor Anku on January 11, 2012 at 16:12 — No Comments

26 public institutions to benefit from automatic capacitor banks

      

Ghana's Energy Commission (EC) is to install Automatic Capacitor Banks (ACB) in 26 selected public institutions across the country.

      The ACB is a device which ensures that only the required amount of electricity needed to run motors and other high energy consuming machines is loaded.

      Mr Kofi Agyarko, Head of Energy Efficiency and Climate Change at EC, said that in the absence of an ACB, an inefficiency motor and other machines would draw high…

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Added by Morkporkpor Anku on January 11, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Tweet-by-tweet: COP17 Climate Communications Day

What happens when 150 climate-change communicators get together to talk about their craft?

We found out when Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the International Institute for Environment and Development organised the first Climate Communications Day (…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on January 6, 2012 at 17:25 — No Comments

Time for faith in our environment

I’m not religious but I was moved by the force of what Bishop Geoff Davies said as his gentle voice of faith stormed into a thunder that rolled across the room and bounced off its walls.

“It’s extreme heresy,” he boomed. “And it must be proclaimed as such.”

Read the rest of this post at Under the Banyan

Added by Mike Shanahan on January 3, 2012 at 12:57 — No Comments

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