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The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste

The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – Over half of the food produced globally is lost, wasted or discarded as a result of inefficiency in the human-managed food chain, finds a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme released today. This staggering amount of waste plus environmental degradation is putting an end to a…

Obama Shifts U.S. Policy to Back Global Mercury Control Treaty

Obama Shifts U.S. Policy to Back Global Mercury Control Treaty

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 16, 2009 (ENS) – The Obama administration has reversed the former U.S. position on limiting mercury pollution worldwide. Before astonished environment ministers attending the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council opening session in Nairobi today, the U.S. delegation endorsed negotiations for a new global treaty to control mercury pollution, to begin this…

World's Environment Ministers Meet to Mobilize Global Green Economy

World's Environment Ministers Meet to Mobilize Global Green Economy

MONACO, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – A green economy is emerging worldwide as growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors pump hundreds of billions into clean technology and renewable energies, finds the 2008 United Nations Environment Programme Year Book. The Year Book was presented here today at the opening of the largest gathering…