An On-going Crisis: Rising Global Food Prices

GLOBE-Net, April 18, 2013 – Food prices are rising, and will rise even further. So says the Worldwatch’s latest Vital Signs Online Trend Report. Rising food prices are due to a complex set of factors: climate change resulting in poor harvests; increasing biofuel...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013

Asia-Pacific Nations Facing Critical Water Security Threats

  GLOBE-Net, April 10, 2013 – More than 75% of the countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many facing an imminent water crisis, says a new study prepared jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asia-Pacific...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013

Canada Announces New Investments in Clean Air Solutions

  GLOBE-Net, April 10, 2013 – Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced an additional $10 million contribution to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and a $2.5 million contribution to the Climate Technology...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013

Climate Change Means Bumpier Air Travel – New Challenge for Aviation

  GLOBE-Net, April 9, 2013 – Turbulence on transatlantic flights will become more frequent and severe by 2050 as carbon dioxide emissions rise, leading to longer journey times and increased fuel consumption, British scientists say in a new study. Turbulence can happen...
Posted On 09 Apr 2013

Global Sulphur-dioxide Emissions Are Falling – A Good News Climate Story

  GLOBE-Net, March 25, 2013 – A new study confirms that global emissions of sulphur dioxide are declining, which is promising from the point of view of pollution, but a fact that could have implications for global warming. Global sulphur-dioxide emissions have...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013
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Water and Food Security – Increasing Water-Use Efficiency in Agriculture

Water scarcity affects one in three people on Earth
Posted On 18 Mar 2013

Nestle sets social, environmental targets for 2020

  March 14, 2013 – Reuters – Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, has published a raft of social and environmental targets it aims to meet by 2020, including better labeling of its products, only using sustainable palm oil and cutting greenhouse gas...
Posted On 14 Mar 2013

Sustainability Practices in the Retail Sector Are Growing Fast – Report

  GLOBE-Net, March 7, 2013 – The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), has released its second Retail Sustainability Report today in sponsorship with Ernst & Young, an organization that is well recognized for its sustainability leadership. The 2013 report...
Posted On 07 Mar 2013