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Historic New Treaty Lays Out Ground Rules for Sharing Benefits of World’s Wealth of Genetic Resources

Governments Also Agree Strategic 10 Year-Plan with Targets and Timetables to Combat Loss of Planet’s Nature-Based Resources

October 29, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nagoya - After close to 20 years of discussion and debate, governments...

October 29, 2010
By Annant Zanane

Karnavas, UP:  In Karnavas in UP, street plays make frequent and reverent references to the dolphins in the Ganga.

“What’s known as the dolphin in English is important to our ecosystem, our culture, but we are harming it,” says one of the performers.

Religion and mythology are playing a huge role in helping to save the...

October 28, 2010
By Henry Foy

NARORA, India, Oct 28 (Reuters Life!) - As the sun sets over a serene stretch of the mighty Ganges, a pair of smooth, grey dolphins arch gracefully out of the water, bringing hope that wildlife can again call India’s great river home.

Millions of Indians along the banks of the 2,500 km (1,550 mile)-long Ganges depend on the river,...

October 27, 2010

MIDDLETOWN – Connecticut Interfaith Power and Light announces the first annual Ripple Awards at First Church of Christ, 190 Court St. in Middletown Nov. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.

October 22, 2010
By Tom Heneghan

October 20, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Nagoya, Japan - The economic importance of the world’s natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss, was the conclusion of The Economics of...

Accounts of the nation’s ‘natural capital’ meets key demand of the UN study of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

By Juliette Jowit
The Guardian
October 20, 2010

More than two dozen sites sacred to Native Americans are at risk of being destroyed by ‘development at any cost’

By John Schertow
The Guardian
October 18, 2010

Whether it’s an ancient burial ground, a simple cave that witnessed the birth of a language not heard in centuries or the mountain home of a spirit that brings abundance to an entire ecosystem, every culture has...

A stirring call to unite the environmental and global justice movement from Maude Barlow

By Maude Barlow
October 13, 2010

Maude Barlow gave this stirring plenary speech, full of hope even in the face of ecological disasters, to the Environmental Grantmakers Association annual retreat in Pacific Grove, California. Barlow, a former...