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Somalia's illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods
Somalia's illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods
Stockpiles of charcoal cast long shadows that shield motorists from the scorching sun on the road that links the southern port of Buur Gaabo to the...
Illegal trade claims over 3 000 great apes a year
Illegal trade claims over 3 000 great apes a year
This is according to a new UN report released on Monday that voiced fears for their survival.
Glaciers melt 'at fastest rate in past 5 000 years'
Glaciers melt 'at fastest rate in past 5 000 years'
The world's glaciers are melting faster than at any time since records began, threatening catastrophe for hundreds of millions of people and their...
UN: Climate change can create jobs
UN: Climate change can create jobs
The cost of adopting responsible policies on climate change for global economies could be balanced by the creation of millions of "green jobs," the...
UN: More than a billion trees planted in 2007
UN: More than a billion trees planted in 2007
More than one billion trees have been planted around the world in 2007, with Ethiopia and Mexico leading in the drive to combat climate change, a...
Food crisis looms as climate change, fuel shortages bite
Food crisis looms as climate change, fuel shortages bite
Empty shelves in Caracas. Food riots in West Bengal and Mexico. Warnings of hunger in Jamaica, Nepal, the Philippines and sub-Saharan Africa....
UN: Climate will alter travel patterns
UN: Climate will alter travel patterns
Global warming will produce stay-at-home tourists over the next few decades, radically altering travel patterns and threatening jobs and businesses...

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