Researchers from the University of Leicester together with
colleagues from other institutions from the UK and from the State
of São Paulo, Brazil, are setting up a new international network to
study the carbon cycle over the Amazonian rainforest.
Simon Ross, Population Matters' chief executive, said: 'A root
cause of Yemen's problems is too many people for the available
water resources. Yemen's people will only have a secure future when
population and resources are brought into balance. It is clear that
Yemeni women would like to have fewer children and it is the
responsibility of the international community to provide the
education and family planning services to enable them to do
A massive cyclone which hit Bangladesh in May 2009 is still
having a devastating effect on the lives of many people in the
country three years after the event, says international
humanitarian agency Oxfam.
In a boost to Africa's carbon market, the African Carbon Asset
Development (ACAD) Facility, an incubator for developing carbon
projects steered by the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP), has announced expansion plans.
The government of Botswana, in partnership with Conservation
International (CI), has announced the endorsement of the Gaborone
Declaration by ten African countries and numerous public and
private sector partners from within and outside Africa.
Homes, roads and parks could all be better protected from the
effects of climate change after an agreement was struck between
ministers and local government.
Sainsbury's has won both the Energy and Carbon categories in the
Guardian's Sustainable Business Awards, with judges
recognising the retailer's innovative work.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, is
increasing its exposure to the growing waste sector. The Group is
announcing the award of a £34million contract to construct
buildings and infrastructure as part of a new UK Mechanical
Biological Treatment (MBT) facility in Yorkshire and alongside its
joint venture partner, Urbaser, has reached financial close for the
£800million Essex Waste Partnership's Residual Waste Treatment
Many British businesses could reduce energy costs by up to 35
per cent by building wind turbines alongside industrial sites say
Friends of the Earth and green energy company Ecotricity.
Traditionally, the water industry uses turbine type
meters for large commercial revenue and district metering. This
technology has remained largely unchanged for many years and whilst
these meters have provided an invaluable service to the industry,
they are not without problems, such as wear, leading to
under-registration of flow, impacting on revenue and leakage
estimates, particularly at low flows.
A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says more
must be done to ensure communities affected by large wind farm
developments can reap long-term benefits from such