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February 2009 Blog Posts (16)

IPCC Scientists reveal omitted information in 2007 report due to influence of China, U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia

Have a look:

The Dot Earth blog seems to be a good source of information in general. Worth keeping an eye on it.

Added by Farzana Nawaz on February 27, 2009 at 13:39 — 1 Comment

United Nations journalism fellowships

The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its Fellowship Program.

For more information, visit:

The deadline is 20 March.

Best wishes

Added by MikeShanahan on February 26, 2009 at 11:25 — 2 Comments

Read for REDD?

Article just published at PANOS-UK website about the problems that indigenous communities are facing while debating the mechanism for Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)


Added by Gustavo Faleiros on February 25, 2009 at 20:58 — No Comments

UNEP and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Help Address Environmental Issues by Leveraging Technology

(UNEP) and Microsoft Corp signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on leveraging information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to help address today’s complex environmental challenges. The signing took place during UNEP’s 25th session of the Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum on the theme “Globalization and the Environment”, held at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and attended by more than 100 environment ministers.

The partnership… Continue

Added by mohamed Atani on February 19, 2009 at 12:14 — No Comments

Media Fellowships

The following scheme may be of interest.

Suggestions of other places to post this information much appreciated. If you could distribute some hard copy flyers in a university department or company, please let me know.


Can you write about science accurately, clearly and engagingly?

Communicating the latest research developments to a broad audience is a special skill. Journalists sift through an avalanche of… Continue

Added by Nigel Eady on February 18, 2009 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

TERRORISM - The Global Meance.

I F K- The Catalyst

TERRORISM- The Global Menace

We have been living with terrorism for a very long time, although it has assumed epidemic and global phenomenon only in recent years. The west had recently recognized, tasted the Frankenstein monster and wake up after 9/11 attack. The threat of terrorism cut across all the borders and the enemy is faceless. It is a menace to the mankind endangering and destroying the life of innocent people and posing a threat to internal… Continue

Added by MD. IFTAKHAR ALI (IFK) on February 18, 2009 at 13:09 — No Comments

In-Depths on climate change and the food crisis


Check out the in-depths on our website:

Would love feedback.


Jaspreet Kindra

Added by Jaspreet Kindra on February 18, 2009 at 12:14 — No Comments

BIO FUELS: Think Outside The Barrel

Rising oil prices have led to an increased interest in biofuels as an alternative energy source.

Read more

Added by Roopa Mukherjee on February 11, 2009 at 11:59 — No Comments

INSIGHT: Flu Clues

The avian influenza vaccine has been quite helpful in preventing the disease in poultry flocks. But while vaccination is one of the key tools employed to control an AI outbreak, it is not the sole approach towards its control, write Dr Shahan Azeem and Dr Muhammad Akram Muneer


Added by Roopa Mukherjee on February 11, 2009 at 11:56 — No Comments

FOCUS: Embarking On An Energy Age

Pakistan’s large coal reserves can play a pivotal role in overcoming our energy shortage, write M. Afzal Ghauri and Rizwan Haider

Read more....

Added by Roopa Mukherjee on February 11, 2009 at 11:30 — No Comments

Support IRC and Africa Interactive proposal "Reporting 2.0" online

A joint proposal by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and Africa Interactive has been selected as one of the 16 finalists, out of 354 entries received from 48 countries, in “The Power of Us: Re-Imagine Media” competition organized by Ashoka Changemakers and We Media.

The proposal “Reporting 2.0: New technologies and local media talent change how we monitor water and sanitation” seeks an answer to the question: “Can local journalists equipped with smart phones help… Continue

Added by Cor Dietvorst on February 11, 2009 at 11:02 — No Comments

Reducing Indonesia's Peatland Fires

Uncontrolled fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, have destroyed vast peatland forest areas, ruined livelihoods, and led to massive releases of smog and greenhouse gases. Our latest audio slideshow tells the story of how IRI and its partners are using science to develop an early-warning system to reduce the risk of these fires occurring.

Reducing Indonesia's Peatland Fires from IRI… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on February 9, 2009 at 19:53 — 1 Comment

Audio slideshow: Managing Ethiopia's Water Resources

IRI's Paul Block describes his recent trip to Koraro, Ethiopia, where there is a cluster of 11 Millennium Villages. Block is working to improve agricultural water management in the area, which is one of the most impoverished in the country and suffers from very poor infrastructure and severe drought.

We've made a quick audio slideshow describing the work, available here:

Enjoy, and… Continue

Added by Francesco Fiondella on February 6, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

New BBC World News series on sustainable development in Asia

How will Asian nations such as China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam balance their rapid economic development with environmental sustainability? And does the West have any moral authority when it calls upon the East to protect the environment?

These questions and more are among those posed by a new BBC television series that features interviews with Camilla Toulmin, the director of the International Institute for Environment and… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on February 6, 2009 at 17:42 — No Comments

Travel scholarships for 6th World Conference of Science Journalists - now open!

The WCSJ2009 committee invites applications from working journalists (staff or freelance from print, broadcast, online) for a limited number of Travel Scholarships.

These will cover travel, 6 nights accommodation (for scholars who live outside London) from Sunday 28th June to Saturday 4th July 2009 and full registration for the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists (30th June - 2nd July 2009), with workshops on 29th June, and post-conference trips to sites of scientific… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on February 5, 2009 at 15:39 — No Comments

Job opportunity for a Regional Research Manager Africa/Asia

Regional Research Manager Africa/Asia

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business working in 43 countries worldwide, providing sustainable reproductive health/family planning services to 5 million clients each year.

The Regional Research Manager is responsible for leading research efforts across the MSI partnership throughout Southern Africa or Southern Asia (preferably New Delhi but negotiable) on the reproductive and… Continue

Added by NADINE ANATOL on February 3, 2009 at 15:53 — No Comments

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