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Young Farmers Turn To Social Media To Adapt To Climate Change

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By Caleb Kemboi | 16 July 2013

ELDORET, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Julius Cheruiyot has been a farmer since he was 16 years old. Forced to drop out of school because his family was unable to pay the fees, he went to work on his father’s farm in Uasin Gishu county, in Kenya’s Rift Valley region.

Canadian Oil Train Explosion Should Give Coal Train Developers Pause

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By Carol Pierson Holding

It took just three days after the Canadian oil train explosion for Keystone XL pipeline supporters to shift the news from rail safety to use this tragedy to further their goal. Apparently, the practice of using disasters as promotion is still strong. PR writes itself: “Save lives, build the pipeline!”

Hershey Learn to Grow Program Will Train 20,000 Nigerian Farmers to Produce Certified Cocoa

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  • Partnership with IDH and Source Trust
  • Community and technology focus to accelerate farmer development
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  • Partnership with IDH and Source Trust
  • Community and technology focus to accelerate farmer development

Global Sustainable Tourism Council Signs Landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Netherlands Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce a partner association with The Netherlands Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR).
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce a partner association with The Netherlands Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR). ANVR Director Frank Oostdam and GSTC CEO Mauro Marrocu recently formalized the alliance through a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

NGO Coalition Pushes for Strong EU Conflict Minerals Legislation

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SOMO, CCFD-Terre Solidare, Christian Aid, EURAC, Global Witness, IKV Pax Christi, JESC and Justice et Paix have come together to create a 'core-group' of NGO's pushing the European Union to develop strong conflict minerals legislation measures.  This legislation would have a broad geographical scope and be in line with internationals due diligence standards.  Thought leaders like these are gathering for the first ever Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, CA on August 21 and 22 of this year. 

Shipping Industry Needs To Be Greener To Address Financial "Gaping Hole”

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Green transport news - by Saran Mishra
 
The financial crisis and the retreat of the banks means the shipping industry must look to a new set of investors that are demanding greater transparency and environmental performance before they will invest, according to the global head of transport at Dutch bank ABN-Amro.

Maersk gets Retrofit

Maersk Line is paying from its own pocket to retrofit 52 chartered containerships in an effort to improve their performance.
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by Andy Pierce

Rhett Butler on the Palm Oil Industry

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The global expansion of the palm oil industry is one of the largest upheavals in modern agricultural history – and one that many Americans know nothing about. And yet palm oil is now everywhere in this country – in our food, our cosmetics and someday soon maybe even in our gas tanks.

Youth Perspective: No Bailout For the Climate

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With cataclysmic changes in the financial sector in recent years and a vast swing in government policy to readdress economic wellbeing, climate policies have taken a back seat. In hushed and reverent tones in corridors of academia the question of whether we can keep anthropogenic climate warming in check given these present-day economic imperatives have been circulated in light of the public and policy shift in priorities.

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