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Nation 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Conservation funds lacking

Developed and developing countries are spending less than half the required amount on conservation, said Greenpeace political adviser Martin Kaiser.

Lifestyle 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Banning bottom trawling

OVER 1,300 of the world's leading marine scientists signed a petition to call on governments and the United Nations (UN) to act swiftly to protect the diversity of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rich nations must reduce subsidies

A GLOBAL network of protected areas could be funded if developed nations reduced public subsidies to environmentally destructive industries.

Letters 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thorny issues emerge over five days of COP7 discussions

The over-2,000 delegates at the ongoing United Nations meeting on biodiversity in Kuala Lumpur took a much needed rest this weekend after a hectic five days of talks, with most joining excursions to see the country's many natural sights.

Lifestyle 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

More work on protected areas

A CONSORTIUM of environmental NGOs is calling for the adoption of a concrete programme of work on protected areas (PAs) to achieve the 2010 goal of significantly reducing the rate of biodiversity loss as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set by the 2nd World Summit of Sustainable Development in 2002.

Nation 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Talks to draw more reps

The upcoming Seventh Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP7) meet is expected to draw a larger crowd compared to previous meetings due to a strong interest in biodiversity issues, the convention secretariat#8217;s executive secretary Dr Hamdallah Zedan said.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Frankenfish gets them glowing

A fish which glows, created to fight environmental pollution, has instead become a household pet in America, writes DON THOMPSON.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Storage for nuclear waste

While nuclear waste continues to pile, countries remain undecided on how to store the lethal stuff, write ANNA PELTOLA and MARK JOHN.

Letters 24 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making sense of the turmoil

With more bombings in Turkey and Iraq, last week was another tumultuous time for a world that has lost its compass. The multilateral system, whether in peace and security or in economic co-operation, is in tatters. Can the United States rethink its hegemonic role, or can the rest of the world sail ahead even if the captain won't join the ship of multilateral co-operation?

Lifestyle 07 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Murky waters of the Baltic

Expanding blooms of algae threaten to smother the Baltic and choke marine life, reports NINA GARLO.