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BBC Science and Environment

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (Ł6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

Embrace the arts, engineers told
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

Fish and chips 'harming' eider ducks
Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Geckos inspire 'Spider-Man' gloves
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.

The Ecologist

Nigeria: Shell's false oil spill claims exposed in court
A London court has forced Shell to disclose documents about its pipelines and oils spills in Nigeria, writes Sarah Shoraka - and they reveal that the company has lied about the scale of oil spills...

Marine Protected Areas in South Africa - ocean grabbing by another name
Today on World Fisheries Day, fisher peoples and their allies are taking to the streets and beaches to fight against ocean grabbing in all its forms - including Marine Protected Areas imposed...

Walmart, Asda owners using their billions to attack rooftop solar
The Walton family, owners of Walmart and Asda, project a 'public environmentalism', writes Mike Gaworecki. But their real agenda is to advance a monopolistic corporate economic model that is...

Fracking is safe. Radiation is harmless. And pigs have wings
Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos, Environment Secretary Liz Truss, the Environment Agency and its ex-boss Lord Smith all suffer from a blind spot, writes David Lowry - the dangers of fracking, its...

UKIP uncut - acoloytes of America's far-right corporate gunslingers
Would UKIP be riding so high if voters knew of the party's links with powerful right-wing US corporate interests promoting fossil fuels, denying climate change, opposing gun control, and...

World Resources Institute

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Sustainable Urban Mobility

This blog post is featured on TheCityFix and originally appeared on Cityminded.org.

According to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects, cities will add over 2.5 billion people in the...

RELEASE: New Website Highlights Proposed Development Projects in Jamaica to Give People Better Access to Information and Improve Public Participation

Jamaicans will have greater...

The China-U.S. Climate Agreement: By the Numbers

With the historic climate announcement by President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping, the United States and China joined the European Union in committing to new limits on greenhouse gas (GHG)...

New Tool Reveals How Jamaica's Development Projects Impact People and Planet

Portland Bight (PBPA) is Jamaica's largest protected area, extending more than 200 square miles of land and 524 miles of sea. The region is home to 30,000 acres of mangroves, four dry limestone...

STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to Green Climate Fund Pledges

WASHINGTON— On November 20, 2014, countries held a pledging conference of the Green Climate Fund in Berlin – where countries...

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