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May 2011 Blog Posts (6)

ISRO: 75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating

A comprehensive study of Isro satellite images reveals 75% of Himalayan glaciers are on the retreat, with the average shrinkage being 3.75km during the 15 years under study. The grim findings come after raging controversy over claims in the 2007 IPCC report of Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035, which were later retracted. The project... Read Full Post>>

Added by Climate Himalaya on May 26, 2011 at 3:42 — No Comments

Himalayan Mountains are not only water towers but much more than that: Dr. Pachauri

In a summit Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC said that we should not only consider Himalayan Mountains as water towers but they are much more than that in terms of biodiversity, culture, beautiful places, among others. He stated that given the mistake IPCC’s had [...] Read Full Article>>

Added by Climate Himalaya on May 26, 2011 at 3:41 — No Comments

A national consensus is needed to achieve MDG Seven – UNDP

Albert Oppong-Ansah

Ghana’s quest to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and, specifically target Seven ‘A’, could only be achieved through a concerted effort between the government and key stakeholders.

The MDG seven focuses on ensuring environmental sustainability with a specific target of increasing the proportion of land covered by forest.

Mr K. Edem Senanu, National Project Coordinator of the UNDP and Africa 2000 Network – Sustainable Rural Livelihoods…

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Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on May 22, 2011 at 20:32 — No Comments

14,000 people in northern Ghana to benefit from climate change adaptation programme

Albert Oppong Ansah

About 14, 000 people from selected communities in the Northern and Upper East Regions are to benefit from a climate change programme called Adaptation Programme for Africa (ALP).

The communities are; Jawani, Saamni, Dimea, Zambulgu communities in the East Mamprusi of the Northern Region as well as Kugri, Farfar, Akara, Targanga in the Garu Tampane in the Upper East Region.

Mr Ramanus Gyang, Project Manager at Care International Ghana, who disclosed this in an… Continue

Added by Albert Oppong-Ansah on May 22, 2011 at 20:27 — No Comments

The dark history and uncertain future of edible pink gold

Will rising seas flood many shrimp farms out of business and drown what is left of the world’s mangroves, or can these forests play an important role in stabilising the temperature?

 

Read the rest of this post at Under The Banyan

Added by Mike Shanahan on May 10, 2011 at 16:04 — No Comments

UNFCCC COP17 in Durban: Anything to expect?

 

Dear all,

 

It is increasingly becoming clear that unless quick efforts are put in, Durban may be yet another Conference where the outcome will be a subject of discussion for its relevance

 

- The recent Bangkok meeting spent huge amount of time on what should be discussed

- The US and EU have high doubts about the any legally binding…

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Added by Kimbowa Richard on May 2, 2011 at 7:02 — No Comments

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