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2009-10-16 14:33:47

Governments should adopt a more sophisticated approach to developing biofuels, and should incorporate them into wider strategies for energy, climate, land-use, water and agricultural if their deployment is to be of maximum benefit to society.

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2009-03-19 14:04:18

The head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) said Thursday that $750 billion in investments and a possible oil tax could be used as a “Green New Deal” to rescue the global economy and protect the environment.

2008-12-05 16:49:48

An atlas issued at the December 1-12 U.N. climate talks in Poznan, Poland, on Friday identified parts of forests from the Amazon to Madagascar where improved protection could both slow global warming and preserve rare wildlife.

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2008-10-08 07:10:00

One hundred new “biomimic” ideas were unveiled on Tuesday by the UN Environment Program.

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2008-09-05 13:45:00

The United Nations initiated a plan on Friday to have an ancient wetland located in southeast Iraq listed as a World Heritage Site.

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2008-05-28 14:05:00

Some companies are starting to mimic nature to develop high-tech goods. A U.N.-backed report shows that whale hearts hold clues to making pacemakers, and lizard skins are showing how to cut friction in electrical appliances.

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2008-03-17 00:40:00

The U.N. Environment Program announced on Sunday that the world’s glaciers are experiencing record losses.

2006-03-15 21:24:00

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan chose a German conservationist to head the U.N. Environment Program for a four-year term, a U.N. spokesman announced on Wednesday.

2006-03-01 09:50:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Future Winter Olympic organizers should follow Turin's example and stage as many events as possible in cities to help protect the environment in mountain areas, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday. The U.N.

2006-03-01 09:51:47

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Future Winter Olympic organizers should follow Turin's example and stage as many events as possible in cities to help protect the environment in mountain areas, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday. The U.N.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.