The Maldives hope to attract more eco-friendly tourists by going carbon-neutral/ Photo credit: AP

19-03-2009 Maldivian President has announced his government's plan to make the country 'carbon-neutral' in next 10 years. The government is working with international climate energy experts to bring about a “radical shift” from fossil fuel to allow the island nation achieve its goal.  more...

 
 

Around 40% of the world's population is dependent on fish/ Photo credit: Google Images

25-02-2009 Fish which forms an important component of diet and income of millions across the world is under severe threat caused by climate change. A new study ranks Bangladesh and Pakistan among countries where warmer ocean temperatures and loss of habitat are depleting the stock of this protein-rich marine species.  more...

 
 

A solar panel in Arab Goth, Pakistan / Photo credit: Athar Hussain / Reuters

06-02-2009 Use of solar power has not only helped villagers of Arab Goth in Pakistan to shun fossil fuels but also generate income through more working hours. Started by a local NGO, the project plans to illuminate around 8,000 additional rural homes in the energy-deficient country.  more...

 
 

17-11-2008 Man-made atmospheric brown clouds fed by black carbon and soot are masking Asian cities and causing glacial melting and extreme weather events, says the latest UNEP report. These clouds containing toxic particles and carcinogens risk the health and livelihoods of three billion people, warn scientists.  more...

 
 

11-07-2008 A new global study says a third of the world's coral reefs are facing extinction due to climate change and ocean acidification. These endangered 'rainforests of the oceans' are home to one-third of the world's marine species.  more...

 
 

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