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Five big outcomes from Climate Week and the General Assembly

Last week brought significant progress on the climate action and sustainable development agendas.
from World Resources Institute on Sep 29, 2016.
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Global warming flashpoint could be reached by 2050, warn scientists

The threshold for the world to avoid the worst effects of climate change could be reached as soon as 2050, say seven top climate scientists.
from FEU-US on Sep 29, 2016.

Chemical weapons used in Sudan, warns Amnesty

Amnesty International says it has gathered "horrific evidence" of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur.
from Amnesty International on Sep 29, 2016.

Under pressure, Amnesty cancels briefing on torture in Thailand

Officials in Thailand on Wednesday prevented Amnesty from publicly presenting a report that accuses the ruling military junta of torture and abuse, the group said.
from New York Times on Sep 29, 2016.

Botswana president dubbed 'Racist of the Year'

Survival International has given its “Racist of the Year” award - for "the greatest prejudice against tribal peoples" - to President Ian Khama of Botswana.
from Survival on Sep 29, 2016.
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Monkey species in the CITES spotlight

For the first time in 30 years the international organisation fighting illegal wildlife trade will discuss increasing the level of protection for a monkey species.
from Animal Defenders International on Sep 28, 2016.

At last - evidence on the controversy over Borneo's forest losses

Conservationists blame forest loss in Borneo on industrial plantations while plantation backers argue that planting is on deforested land. Both have lacked evidence. Until now.
from CIFOR on Sep 28, 2016.
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Zimbabwean scientists fight to preserve national academy

Following years of chronic funding shortages and political neglect, the Zimbabwe Academy of Science is on its knees and has pleaded for support from the large Zimbabwean diaspora.
from Nature on Sep 29, 2016.
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