Metsä Fibre Oy, part of Metsä Group, and the Port of Helsinki have signed a letter of intent to develop Vuosaari as the export harbour of pulp produced at the planned new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, October 2014
—On the occasion of the 4th Anniversary of Viet Nam Women’s Day on 20th October and the 84th Anniversary of Viet Nam’s Women’s Union, the Viet Nam Association for Women Entrepreneurs held its inaugural Congress at the Center for Women and Development (CWD) in Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi last week.
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Climate-smart agriculture practices may now be in use by many farmers to improve food production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate change, but transferring this knowl
Highlights for Monday, 20 October 2014, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), is covering the Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2014, from 20 to 25 October 2014, from Bonn, Germany
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Time: Nigeria and the World Health Organization were poised to declare the country free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries` response efforts.
The milestone was set for 9 a.m. local time or 4 a.m., E.T., 42 days since the last new case. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa is remains unchecked in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, so Nigeria is by no means immune to another outbreak.
"It`s possible to control Ebola. It`s possible...
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB), covered the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), from 6-17 and 13-17 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/cbd-cop12/
Associated Press: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the team drawn from across the military services will include 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious diseases and five trainers in infectious disease protocols.
The team will go to Fort Sam Houston in Texas...
The latest issue of the FAO’s Nature & Faune Journal analyzes how trees contribute to urban food supplies, drawing on the recent
ThinkProgress: It has been nearly a year since Vivek Murthy was nominated by President Obama to serve as the next Surgeon General, but thanks in large part to the gun lobby and their Republican allies in the Senate, there has yet to be any movement on his confirmation.
That vacancy has become a central focus in the last week as government officials and medical professionals try to calm the public about the spread of Ebola.
On Sunday, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) about the...
NAIROBI, Kenya—Policymakers working on forests and climate change in Central Africa often lack knowledge of fundamental concepts of those issues, according to a sobering new study. The research points to a greater need for capacity-building in the countries that are home to the world’s second-largest area of tropical forest. It is all but undisputed fact—few... Read more
With World Food Day in 2014 focusing on ‘Family Farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth’, an article in the Jakarta Post looks at how we can achieve food security through sustaina
Independent: The Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, warned on Sunday that the economic impact of Ebola in her country and its neighbours threatened to leave a “lost generation” of young Africans, as she urged the international community to do more to arrest it.
“We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola,” Ms Sirleaf said in a letter read on the BBC World Service. “It is the duty of all of us, as global citizens, to send a message that we will not leave millions of West Africans to fend for themselves...
Associated Press: The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it wouldn't explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the UN health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the draft document, which wasn't released publicly, WHO blamed numerous factors for the now explosive Ebola epidemic, including incompetent staff, bureaucracy and a lack of reliable information. "WHO will not do interviews or explain details...
Agence France-Presse: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made an impassioned appeal to the world's nations to pitch in to the fight against Ebola, saying the "time for talking or theorizing is over." Sirleaf said the three worst-hit west Africa nations -- her own and neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone -- were being devastated because what infrastructure they had was destroyed in a series of interconnected wars. Now, the world had realised it could no longer hope to "pull up the drawbridge and wish the situation...
ThinkProgress: It`s election season, the time when over-the-top statements about a wide variety of issues occur on a daily basis. Combine that with nationwide panic about a disease the public is largely misinformed about, and you get our current predicament - politicians making irresponsible statements that have the potential to inspire even more hysteria about the outbreak.
Some political analysts have even called the Ebola outbreak the midterm election`s "October surprise" as candidates use the current fear...
The Nation: Thousands of people in West of Africa have died of Ebola, a mysterious disease escalated swiftly and still there is no remedy available for it. An old Chinese citation says, "If you know your foes and know yourself, you can win every combat without fear of the upshot.' But here, we have a converse situation in which we don't know our enemy and as a consequence of this, we even don't have warhead to cope with it efficiently. That's why its aftermath is more horrible as the death toll is touching more...