(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 —
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
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
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 —
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.
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:
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?
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 —
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 —