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Marine pollution chart

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Marine pollution chart

 

Sea transport is one of the least environmentally damaging modes of transport and, when compared with land based industry, is a comparatively minor contributor to marine pollution from human activities.

It is estimated that land based discharge (sewage, industrial effluent and urban/river run off etc.) and atmospheric inputs from land industry sources account for some 77% of marine pollution generated from human activities. In contrast, maritime transport is only responsible for some 12% of the total (see graphic) ... Read more about Marine pollution chart

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Rivers will generate a quarter of GDP by 2050, study shows

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Damian Carrington
Rivers will generate a quarter of GDP by 2050, study shows
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The world's 10 most populous river basins will be vital for economic growth – but only if water shortage threat is tackled

Water is the very stuff of life, yet billions of people do not have access to a clean, reliable source. Changing that takes investment - public and private - so winning the economic argument about the value of such investment is very valuable. And a new report commissioned by HSBC makes the argument in a striking way. ... Read more about Rivers will generate a quarter of GDP by 2050, study shows

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Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Jonathan Watts
Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20
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Money will be invested in building transport systems that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The world's biggest development banks have made a fundamental investment shift from roads to public transport, under a $175bn (£111bn) initiative to promote buses, trains and cycle lanes that was unveiled on Wednesday at the Rio+20 Earth summit. ... Read more about Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem

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Ashwin Parulkar
Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem
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These days, Indian policymakers are debating how to create a vast new food entitlement program. There is talk of poor households struggling to cope with high food prices and malnourishment among their children.

What you don’t hear much about, however, is the most tragic and outrageous consequence of India’s failure to feed its people adequately: starvation deaths. ... Read more about Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem

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Health and Science - UNDP, Global Fund gain ground on malaria in Liberia and Tajikistan

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Jeffrey O'Malley
Health and Science - UNDP, Global Fund gain ground on malaria in Liberia and Taj
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New York— The theme of this year’s World Malaria Day is “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria,” and the organizers carefully selected this theme to remind us that we must sustain progress against malaria to save lives.

In recent years, we have seen success in many regions: In Africa, malaria deaths have been reduced by nearly a third, and on other continents cases have been reduced by half. ... Read more about Health and Science - UNDP, Global Fund gain ground on malaria in Liberia and Tajikistan

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The future of food

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