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Planning a trip to the garden centre soon? Buy a tree from a Blue Diamond garden centre and you’ll be helping to plant another one in Africa. Blue Diamond is one of the UK’s leading garden and living centre groups and has just committed to supporting TREE AID. For every tree sold by one of […]
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Indigenous rights experts have written to the World Bank President and Executive Board to underscore the importance of the World Bank adopting a standard of free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples potentially affected by development initiatives funded by the Bank. In the letter, the experts point out that the existing standard of Broad Community Support used by the Bank has failed to improve outcomes for development initiatives, and is a standard that is implemented ineffectively and inconsistently across the Bank’s portfolio.
The letter also points out considerable inaccuracies in the Bank’s reporting of a dialogue held on the topic of indigenous peoples’ rights in Addis Ababa in late 2015, and sets the record straight regarding the outcomes of that dialogue.
Euan Ritchie, Deakin University and Adam Munn, UNSW Australia We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment, and farmers’ back pockets. Energy and water use, native habitat cut down for crops and grazing, and emissions that exacerbate climate change, are just some of the profound effects […]
May 19, 2016 — WIMBERLEY, Texas — The John Knox Presbyterian Camp will soon be a safer, more ecologically sound property thanks to the help of Texas A&M Forest Service. The agency will complete a habitat improvement and wildland fire fuels reduction project at the end of May. The non-profit camp, like man
May 13, 2016 — CHILDRESS, Texas — A task force with Texas A&M Forest Service began a hazardous fuels reduction training project which should prove to benefit the citizens of Childress. On May 3, the crew began cleaning up the area surrounding an overgrown section of Fair Park. Work includes thinning smal
Why the trade of Prunus africana is unsustainable, and how to change it.
Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 27 May 1916
In one of our valleys, where a narrow river eats its way through rich, deep soil and yet runs over a gravel bed, the heavy rain this morning sent down small cascades from the extended boughs of trees that are all in full leaf: elms, chestnuts, lime, sycamore, and, in the middle of the meadows, beeches and oaks. The big tassels of the sycamores, green and gold, held the water almost like a sponge. Along the banks the nettles, thickly together in a bush, fell over as wheat does in a thunderstorm, carrying with them thistles and tall docks. The lane was littered with bloom of all kinds that a few days ago was beautiful.
Then came a break in the clouds, the sun with it, and as if by some marvellous inner process a new life was to be seen in everything. The nettles stood breast-high; the tall grasses, nearly ripe and very sweet in scent, waved lightly in the west wind; lady’s-smock, orchid, snake’s-head, foxgloves about the hedgerows seemed to open or grow before your eyes.Continue reading...