UN Reveals Billion Dollar Price Tag Associated with Environmental Crime

November 6, 2013 by  
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Photo of waste shipping container via Shutterstock Illegal deforestation , animal poaching and the shipping of toxic waste are all environmental crimes that cost the world billions of dollars each year, the UN recently reported. In order to promote greater cooperation between the police and environmental officials and stem such crimes, 500 law enforcement and environmental experts from around the world are meeting for the International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference in Nairobi this week.  Interpol and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) have also teamed up to find solutions that will arrest lucrative environmental crimes that are destroying our planet. Read the rest of UN Reveals Billion Dollar Price Tag Associated with Environmental Crime Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Achim Steiner , animal poaching , environmental crime , Illegal deforestation , International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference , international fund for animal welfare , law enforcement and environmental experts cooperate , Nairobi UNEP and Interpol Conference , shipment of toxic waste , syndicated crime networks , UN Environmental Program Executive Director , United Nations Environmental Program        

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PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

November 6, 2013 by  
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UN Warns of Harmful Resource Rush as Arctic Ice Melts at Record Rate

February 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock This week, the United Nations’ Environment Programme released a new report warning that a rush for Arctic resources would threaten an already fragile ecosystem . As Arctic ice melts at a rate never seen before , many are concerned by the unfolding ecological catastrophe—but others are seeing dollar signs. Melting ice is making it easier for humans to extract minerals and fossil fuels from the Arctic—which, ironically, is the very activity that is causing the ice to melt.  Read the rest of UN Warns of Harmful Resource Rush as Arctic Ice Melts at Record Rate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Achim Steiner , arctic ice , arctic sea ice , Climate Change , Denmark , fossil fuels , global warming , greenland , Iceland , melting ice , mining , north pole , russia , UN , United Nations , United Nations Environment Programme , united states

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Monitor Climate Pledges on New UNEP Site

December 14, 2009 by  
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The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) unveiled a new Web site that allows users to track the promises of countries to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases . The Web site is currently following the pledges made by 27 members of the European Union and more than 25 other nations–and is updated as more proposals are made at COP15 . The executive director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, said that from now on…

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Ask Pablo: Should We Go Back To Using Horses Instead Of Tractors?

December 14, 2009 by  
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Image Source: Anguskirk Dear Pablo: What is more sustainable, using a horse or a tractor?

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