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Friday, 31 August 2012

World Water Week - Water and Food Security

Source: earthshare.org

Since 1991, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has organised an annual World Water Week to put the spotlight on water topics.  This year’s World Water Week is being held this week under the theme ‘Water and Food Security’.

Wildfires and Drought: The Climate is Changing

Bédar, Spain on Sunday 26 August 2012

Bédar, Spain on Sunday 26 August 2012
This summer’s news coverage was again full of hundreds of wildfires around the world.  Spain, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Italy, Greece and many other countries faced again the catastrophe of wildfires.

Every year we face the same problem - summer and then wildfires.  Accidental wildfires, wildfires set by arsonists.  And the consequences are severe - forests are lost, flora and fauna become extinct, people lose their homes, their lives…

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Is Brussels More Sustainable for an Athenian? A Personal View

After more than eight months here in Brussels, I have found out every day that it is a more sustainable city than Athens.  There was a hope that things would improve in Athens but unfortunately everything seems to be going backwards now...

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Ocean Acidification, the Other CO2 Problem

Source: NRDC
The debate around global warming was revived this week when formerly sceptical climate scientist, Richard Muller, confirmed in his recent study from the Berkeley Earth Project that global warming is caused by human activity.  But increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from our use of fossil fuels have another serious consequence.  Meet ocean acidification, the other CO2 problem.