Tag Archives: Environment

A healthy and sustainable environment needed to protect human rights

“It is now beyond argument that human rights law includes obligations relating to the environment,” said the UN Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, to the UN Human Rights Council. From the pollution of air and water to the unsustainable use of natural resources, environmental degradation adversely affects the enjoyment of a broad range of …

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News in Photos: Whooping Crane guided by an Operation Migration ultralight

This young whooping crane is on its first fall migration, guided by an Operation Migration ultralight. Brown bars on its wings will fade by the time this bird migrates north in spring. Whoopers in the Eastern population have identifying bands, and many carry tracking devices that record their movements in detail. Whooping cranes learn how to migrate by following elders …

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Traditional Cultures Can Show Wasteful World How to Preserve Food

Ahead of World Environment Day, UNEP Showcases Methods such as Condensing Cows, Storing Seabirds in Sealskins and Freeze-Drying Potatoes in the Open Air   From condensing the meat of whole cow to the size of a human fist, to preserving seabirds in sealskins, there are hundreds of ways in which traditional cultures can teach the wasteful developed world how to …

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Book review: Children, Citizenship and Environment

by Jeff  Thurston Children and young adults today are faced with a multitude of voices, news and challenges that confront them daily. They must be equipped to understand, act upon and to develop alternate possibilities and pathways that allow them to move through and act effectively during these times. To achieve that, adults, educators, technology professionals, politicians and others have responsibilities, …

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