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Airlines ban wildlife trophy cargoes after Cecil the lion’s death

Forty-two airlines have announced or reaffirmed bans on wildlife trophy shipments since the killing of Cecil the Lion by a US dentist in Zimbabwe last month.
from Environment News Service on Aug 31, 2015.
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Armed group in Central African Republic releases more children

Another 163 children – including 5 girls - have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic.
from UNICEF on Aug 31, 2015.

Ten working days left to shape climate change pact

As nations meet in Germany to develop a climate agreement, an NGO warns that there are only 10 negotiating days left before ministers meet in Paris.
by Daniel on Aug 31, 2015.

Report pinpoints mismanagement of European e-waste

Mismanagement of discarded electronics in Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, new inquiry finds.
from INTERPOL, United Nations University (UNU), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, the WEEE Forum, the Cross Border Research Association, Zanasi & Partners, Compliance and Risks on Aug 30, 2015.

UNHCR urges action to avert Bay of Bengal boat crisis

The UN refugee agency is calling for urgent action before the end of the monsoon season unleashes a new wave of people leaving on boats from the Bay of Bengal.
from unhcr on Aug 28, 2015.
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The nationals and the internationals

Nepal’s earthquake is testing the uncomfortable partnership between the government and international donor agencies.
from Himal on Aug 31, 2015.

Iranian hopes and fears

Iranians expect economic improvements after sanctions, and the regime must manage expectations or face disappointment. A political opening will depend on two elections next year.
from Le Monde on Aug 31, 2015.
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How cities can beat the heat

Rising temperatures are threatening urban areas, but efforts to cool them may not work as planned.
from Nature on Aug 31, 2015.
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