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Discussions Discussion Clean development
Jonathan C-USA, May 20, 2013

There is no way to completely eradicate poverty. We can try as best we can though. I think 2015 is unreasonable at this point however we can always try for 2030!

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Discussions Discussion Water - State of the Planet
Nina Dumas, April 3, 2012

World Water Day Wrap-Up Video

Every year on March 22nd, the UN-Water partnership of 28 different UN organizations celebrates World Water Day as a way to focus public attention on key water-related issues and the need to sustainably manage freshwater resources. It was held in Rome.

One day per year is simply not enough of a spotlight for this cause.

http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eubQkn3-0YY&list=PL45B67CFB87A0FD01&feature=plcp
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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Rafi Chandio, Nov. 28, 2011

HOPE! Deforestation could be stopped by 2020: but delaying action to save forests by even a decade means double the area of forests lost by 2030, says WWF.

According to WWF, United Nations climate talks, set to get underway this week in South Africa, provide a key opportunity for the world’s governments to unite on efforts to halt global forest loss. At these talks, details on a scheme in which developed countries pay developing countries not to cut down their forests will be agreed. This effort is called REDD+

http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?202538/Action-now-could-double-forests-saved

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ZlvTsA-UY&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL2622DBD43BD59A78
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Discussions Discussion Health & Environment
Nina Dumas, Nov. 13, 2011

Regions must brace for weather extremes - UN climate panel: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a study that says in essence that global warming will create weather on steroids.

In the worst scenario, human settlement in some areas could be wiped out, the report warns. “If disasters occur more frequently and/or with greater magnitude, some local areas will become increasingly marginal as places to live or in which to maintain livelihoods,” it says. “In such cases migration becomes permanent and could introduce new pressures in areas of relocation.”

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/brace-for-weather-extremes-un-panel/story-e6frfkui-1226193832537

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseoduke/6311446422/
Nina Dumas
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  • eva de la iglesia eva de la iglesia Oct. 25, 2012
    You have a very beautiful person in your heart, congratulations <3

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Discussions Discussion Nukes post-Fukushima
Henry Hamilton, Nov. 12, 2011

Mysterious radiation levels detected across Europe, says UN nuclear agency. IAEA say Fukushima blast not to blame and downplay seriousness of new levels.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060469/Mysterious-radiation-le

Unusual levels of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected throughout Europe - primarily in Czech Republic and Germany - but the particles are not believed to pose a public health risk, the U.N.nuclear agency said on Friday. NASA have released images of 2,400 stars, known as the Tarantula Nebula, that are producing intense radiation and powerful winds, believed to be the cause for the detection in the atmosphere. Here’s a related video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPJLDMIp2JE&feature=related
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Discussions Discussion Internet’s Role in Popular Uprising
Megan McCausland, June 8, 2011

The UN declares internet access a human right.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/un-declares-internet-access-a-human-right/
Megan McCausland
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  • Bert Breton Bert Breton Sept. 1, 2011
    This is an incredibly important step in the challenge to ensure that people throughout the world are not denied freedom of expression. Unfortunately, it will take more than a UN declaration to prompt oppressive regimes to grant full internet access to its citizens

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