Western countries should try to come to terms with edible insects, which can help feed a growing world population and ease the burden on overstretched resources, a United Nations report published on Monday said.
Call it the price of cheap clothes. The Bangladesh factory fire highlights consumers’ insatiable demand for cheaper and cheaper garments. Is it up to regulators to demand higher standards or consumers to boycott unscrupulous retailers? Also, how the rest of Europe should handle Germany, why France said "non" to Yahoo!’s buyout of Dailymotion and Europe’s bid to save its bees.
Israel’s High Court ordered the Defense Ministry to cease construction of a concrete barrier near the West Bank village of Batir, after villagers and environmentalists successfully argued it would damage ancient agricultural terraces.
As US President Barack Obama heads to Mexico to talk trade and immigration, we speak to former Mexican migrants who have left the United States to seek the "Mexican dream" back home. Next, our correspondents find out how Obama's green credentials are being tested over the Keystone Pipeline project. Finally, tensions are so running high after the disputed presidential election in Venezuela that a fistfight broke out between politicians in parliament.
Environmentalists hailed a "victory for bees" on Monday after the European Union voted for a ban on several nerve-agent pesticides blamed for the dramatic decline in global bee populations. Fifteen of the 27 member states, including France, voted for a two-year restriction on the neonicotinoids, despite strong opposition from chemical companies.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tues. 30/04/13: US papers react to Jason Collins’ coming out on the front page of Sports Illustrated. He’s the first openly gay male athlete who is still active in a major American sports team. Also, Dutch papers react to Queen Beatrix’s abdication and it's a victorious day for bee activists in the European Union.
The European Commission on Monday said it would impose a two-year ban on three pesticides believed to harm honeybees and to have caused their sharp decline in recent years. The ban will come into effect on December 1.
US President Barack Obama currently faces the biggest test of his green credentials. The administration is hesitating over whether to give the green light to the construction of the huge Keystone XL pipeline. If built, the pipeline would transfer 800,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Canada to Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Will Obama side with the green lobby or with those demanding jobs and increased energy independence?
Just like elsewhere in Africa, power cuts are part of daily life in Nigeria. While big electrification projects are on the cards, a group of Nigerian school girls have come up with a bright ecological idea: using urine to generate electricity.
Connie Hedegaard, who serves as European Commissioner for Climate Action, discusses the impact of the ongoing economic crisis on Europe's climate change policies and unveils the EU's green strategy for 2030.