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January 2008 Blog Posts (11)

Bridging the Climate-Change Media Divide on the Road to Copenhagen

From Issue 40 of IISD's MEA Bulletin:



Bridging the Climate-Change Media Divide on the Road to Copenhagen

Hundreds of news-hungry journalists were among the ten thousand-plus people who gathered in Bali last December for the UN climate change conference.

But while the major international news agencies and Western media outlets were there in force, there…

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Added by MikeShanahan on January 31, 2008 at 10:35 — No Comments

The Wall Street Journal Launches New Environment/Climate Blog

wsjblog.jpg The sidebar announcement preempts the dropped jaws...



No, your computer isn't misfiring. Welcome to a new Wall Street Journal blog, Environmental Capital. It replaces the Journal's Energy Roundup blog. Environmental Capital will continue Energy Roundup's tradition of tracking daily energy news. And it will go further, analyzing how the energy world, and all of business, is adapting to mounting…
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Added by Francesco Fiondella on January 30, 2008 at 17:31 — No Comments

Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting invites entries for the third annual US$75,000 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment by media in the United States (US)

and Canada. The purpose of the prize is to encourage outstanding coverage of the

environment, to recognise reporting that has the potential to bring about

constructive change, and to broadly disseminate the prize-winning story to

increase public…
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Added by MikeShanahan on January 30, 2008 at 11:22 — No Comments

Will the Waters Still Flow?

haresh_andes_web.jpg Andean societies rely heavily on glacial runoff for their drinking water, agriculture and hydropower production. The possible disappearance or shrinking of glaciers in coming decades because of global warming would have grave consequences for the region. Recognizing this, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and its partners have just started on a two-year project to characterize how climate change will impact water resources and the people who rely on them…

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Added by Francesco Fiondella on January 25, 2008 at 17:55 — No Comments

YouTube video interviews with Southern journalists at Bali climate conference (includes Research and Media Network members)

YouTube has a collection of short video interviews with journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America who went to the UN climate change conference in Bali with the Climate Change Media Partnership last month.



The partnership is a collaboration between Internews, Panos and the International Institute for Environment and Development. It took 40 journalists (including some members of this network) to the conference to boost the coverage of climate change in their home countries. In many… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on January 24, 2008 at 12:36 — No Comments

Communities call for access to genetic diversity to combat poverty and climate change

Governments must agree international rules that would give indigenous communities access to genetic resources to help them fight poverty, preserve biodiversity and adapt to climate change, says a report released today by the International Institute for Environment and Development.



The call comes as governments gather to negotiate rules to implement the UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) in Geneva on 21-25 February.



Nearly 15 years after the convention came into force… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on January 23, 2008 at 16:00 — No Comments

IRI says La Niña conditions to persist

jan_netass.jpg The latest set of forecasts from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society indicate that we're going to see La Niña persist at least into late spring.



La Niña conditions…
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Added by Francesco Fiondella on January 18, 2008 at 18:07 — No Comments

keeping a watch on TB in Kenya

MDR-TB an emerging threat in Kenya

December 2007







The prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) is increasing in Kenya and the health officials are in the process of preparing a paper that will declare TB as…

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Added by Mary Itumbi Kiio on January 14, 2008 at 11:04 — No Comments

Kenyan slum dwellers vow to rebuild shattered communities and restore peace

Kenyan slum dwellers whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed in recent violence are calling for international help to support their local peace initiatives and plans to rebuild the devastated communities.



Hundreds of people were murdered following the recent election and thousands more have been forced to flee to camps. The recent violence was concentrated in Kenya’s urban slums, where many houses and shops were burnt to the ground.



Although widely reported as an… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on January 11, 2008 at 18:27 — No Comments

Climate-change media alliance tackles information vacuum in developing nations

A unique partnership of international organisations and journalists has given a major boost to media coverage of climate change in developing nations.



Internews, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Panos joined forces to create the Climate Change Media Partnership to strengthen the reporting of climate change before, during and after last month’s UN conference in Bali.



The Climate Change Media Partnership brought 40 journalists from 22… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on January 4, 2008 at 12:25 — 1 Comment

Hello network!

Well, having joined this network over eight months ago, I've finally gotten around to updating my profile properly. I hope to use this network to keep contact with the many people I meet through my day to day work.

At SciDev.Net we are always on the look out for interesting ideas for news and feature articles, so feel free to contact me anytime.

Finally, best wishes to all for 2008!

Added by Mun-Keat Looi on January 2, 2008 at 3:00 — No Comments

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