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An earthquake has struck Mexico on Friday morning. The quake has an initial estimated magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter magnitude scale. There are no immediate words of damages or casualities.

An avalanche on Mount Everest has left at least 12 Sherpa guides dead in what is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.

Police arrested hundreds of young people protesting the Keystone XL project on Sunday, as demonstrators fastened themselves with plastic ties to the White House fences and called for U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the controversial oil pipeline - Reuters

Heavy Storm has been reported in several parts of the United States with snow falls of up to 40 cm. 

Reports say Mount Kelud volcano on the Island of Java, Indonesia, erupted on Thursday (February 13, 2014) sending tons of ash into the atmosphere. About 200,000 people have been advised to relocate. Detaile to follow.

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is inviting nominations for 2014 Champions of the Earth Award, which honours visionaries whose actions and leadership have had a positive impact on the environment.

UNEP's Champions of the Earth-lauded each year in the fields of Policy and Leadership, Science and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Vision, and Inspiration and Action-serve as an inspiration for transformative action as the world transitions to an inclusive Green Economy.

State Department report released today (January 31, 2014) played down the impact the Keystone Pipeline project would have on climate change. This will irk the environmental activists but delight the project proponents.

It will take five years and the drilling of 20 to 40 fracking wells to judge whether the UK has a viable shale gas industry. Lord Browne, the chairman of the only company yet to have used modern hydraulic fracturing techniques here has told the Guardian, UK.

UNEP has announced that Mr. Jan Dusik, original native of 
Czech Republic, has been a staunch advocate of UNEP's work supporting the global transition to an inclusive green economy, representing the organization at a number of major international venues 
(UNEP   NEWS   CENTRE)

Two industrial chemicals, Polychlorinated Napththalenes (PCN) and Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) have been recommended for inclusion in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organics Pollutants (POPs). 

 


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President Obama announces the United States of America's National Action Plan on Climate Change
Keystone Pipeline Project may be approved if it will not significantly carbon emission
Zayed Future Energy Prize hopes to enable the world to address our collective future energy challenges
Green Design Strategies for Building Envelopes and Lighting Systems
Draft Rule Requiring Public Disclosure of Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing on Public and Indian Lands
UN to Support China to Phase out Ozone-Depleting Substances, with Major Climate Benefits
 Nigerian Doctor and Writer Wins World Environment Day Blogging Contest




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