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2013-10-04 10:10:03

Dartmouth, other researchers explore global warming's ecological, cultural, health impacts on indigenous peoples New England's Native tribes, whose sustainable ways of farming, forestry, hunting and land and water management were devastated by European colonists four centuries ago, can help modern America adapt to climate change. That's the conclusion of more than 50 researchers at Dartmouth and elsewhere in a special issue of the journal Climatic Change. It is the first time a...

2013-08-30 12:47:54

Participants also call on host-country Indonesia to adopt a new law to safeguard 50 million indigenous peoples regularly robbed of valuable lands With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries. "It's...

2012-06-18 13:44:50

Broad consensus around human-induced global challenges means little unless science takes more active role in sustainability debates Ensuring a sustainable future in the face of inter-connected, human-induced challenges facing the Earth system urgently requires new knowledge and a new relationship between science and society, according to leading scientists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development. "Scientific evidence...

2012-05-30 11:01:50

Citing global land-grab, lack of action by authorities in vulnerable nations, authors warn of risk to positive 20-year global trend -- even in Latin America New research released today by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) shows that hundreds of millions of forest peoples in tropical nations have, in the last 20 years, quietly gained unprecedented legal rights to the land and resources owned under customary law. The research also finds, however, that more than one-third of the rules...

2011-07-04 06:04:00

GENEVA, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and United Business Media (UBM) have launched the second round of the Biodiversity in Food Awards. Launched last year, the annual awards recognise companies in the food sector that are pioneering efforts to promote conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity, through their supply chains. Applicants will be rewarded on how they contribute to the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),...

2011-06-20 16:35:00

New Exhibition Offers Indigenous Voices on Climate Change WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," a multimedia exhibition opening Friday, July 22, that explores the impact of global climate change from the perspective of 15 tribal communities in 13 countries. Using stunning photography and community-created video and audio recordings, this...

2010-10-01 11:54:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil's Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira called for greater commitment from developed countries in international negotiations on access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their use at the 10th Conference of Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10). Speaking on a teleconference today, the Minister expressed concern over the lack of progress in discussions on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), and...

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2009-12-03 14:29:05

A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen climate talks today offered the world self-created video evidence and testimonials of climate change problems in their far-flung home communities. The videos include scenes of cows and zebra dead or dying of drought in Kenya; parched landscapes and stunted crop growth in Cameroon; destructive, unseasonal summer downpours in Peru, and a dry, rerouted river in the Philippines among other...

2009-11-29 12:16:10

Carbon credits bring millions for new jobs in indigenous communities; Australian project a model of opportunity, especially for Africa A landmark Australian project that mitigates the extent and severity of natural savannah blazes by deploying traditional Indigenous fire management techniques is being hailed as a model with vast global potential in the fights against climate change and biodiversity loss, and for protecting Indigenous lands and culture. The enterprise is expected initially to...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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