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GA and WCMC reindeer article achieves international attention
Threatened by the building of dams, mountain cabins and hydroelectric schemes Europe's last remaining reindeer population is in peril. So writes the New Scientist after a scientific article written by GRID-Arendal and the World Conservation Monit ...
Thursday 18 Dec 2003
UNEP Backs Emissions Trading as a Key Weapon Against Climate Change
Natural disasters, the lion’s share of which were weather-related catastrophes, cost the world over $60 billion in 2003 up from around $55 billion the year before.
Wednesday 10 Dec 2003
Many Ski Resorts Heading Downhill as a Result of Global Warming
Many low altitude ski resorts face economic hardship and even ruin as a result of global warming, a new study launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) concludes.
Tuesday 02 Dec 2003
New emission graphics launched at the climate conference in Milan
Thirtytwo of the annex one countries to the Kyoto Protocol had their updated emissions graphics launched at the opening day of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) in Milan, Italy. Countries like the Netherlands and Norway are still far from rea ...
Monday 01 Dec 2003
Humankind's closest living relative on the brink of extinction
Twenty five million dollars is urgently needed to lift the threat of imminent extinction from humankind’s closest living relatives, delegates to an international crisis meeting on the great apes were told today at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. UN ...
Wednesday 26 Nov 2003
Today is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day 2003
GIS Day 2003 - The annual day to spread awareness on maps and geography. GRID-Arendal has participated together with the UN-Association of Norway to produce challenges for school pupils in using the Globalis interactive map.
Wednesday 19 Nov 2003
New book on water management with GRID-Arendal contributions
The new book Environmental Information in European Transboundary Water Management was co-written by several of GRID-Arendal staff. The book aims to examine the role of information in transboundary river basin and water management, and the way it ...
Monday 17 Nov 2003
New efforts to fight environmental threats to security
The OSCE and two UN agencies today agreed on new efforts to fight environmental threats to security. Under an agreement signed in Vienna Friday 14th, the three international organizations will jointly adress problems such as water scarcity, hazar ...
Monday 17 Nov 2003
Sports Men and Women Call for Action on Air Pollution and Urge More Eco-Friendly Sports Equipment
Smogs, more intense sunlight and declining ski conditions are among the growing environmental changes worrying sport men and women, according to an international survey.
Thursday 13 Nov 2003
The fourth E-learner out (PDF file)
As the students at the GVU pilot course have begun their online discussions, the GVU team has received comments on what is good and what needs to improve. Exactly as expected this process is vital for the next student beginning the GVU. You can r ...
Wednesday 12 Nov 2003
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