26 Feb '12, 2am

Green Investments in the Marine Sector Can Bring a Tide of Economic and Social Benefits | UNEP

Aquaculture, the fastest growing food production sector, is creating new jobs and trade opportunities. But when poorly planned, it can increase pressure on the already suffering marine and coastal ecosystems. Adoption of green technologies and investments to lower fossil fuel use could dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of the sector while enhancing its contribution to economic growth, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction. Green technologies include low-impact fuel-efficient fishing methods and innovative aquaculture production systems using environmentally friendly feeds. Small-scale producers and traders in developing countries make up the majority of the 530 million fishery-dependent people in the world. Strengthening regional and national fisheries agencies, as well as community and trade fishing associations and cooperatives, will be critical to the...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=26...

Tweets

Rising tide: how can simulation software help t...

renewableenergyfocus.com 27 Feb '12, 4pm

Many commentators point out that the wave and tidal industry is where the wind power was at least 15 years ago – at the bo...

Test of economic fairness

tankinlian.blogspot.com 06 Mar '12, 3pm

Quote: Obama's test of economic fairness is whether a person working hard at a full time job is able to set up a family, s...

Where can I find 'green' kitchen cabinetry for ...

greenhomeguide.com 28 Feb '12, 1am

As you are probably aware, most cabinetry is made with chipboard or plywood which contains urea formaldehyde in its adhesi...

The health benefits of cocoa An excuse to eat chocolate. Yes please.

The health benefits of cocoa An excuse to eat c...

mnn.com 29 Feb '12, 6pm

Ding and his fellow researchers performed a meta-analysis of dozens of studies involving cocoa. The analysis involved 2,57...

Article on "Constructing Change: Energy Efficie...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Feb '12, 10pm

In 2008, for the first time ever, the urban population of the world outnumbered that of the rural. This visible trend has ...

Economic slowdown means UK can phase out more f...

renewableenergyfocus.com 02 Mar '12, 5pm

A combination of increased renewable energy capacity, along with already-planned, additional gas-fired capacity, could pro...

Luxury Social Networking sites Qube and Elysiants Join Hands to Provide more Benefits for Members

Luxury Social Networking sites Qube and Elysian...

elitechoice.org 24 Feb '12, 1pm

Social Networking sites have acquired an exaggerated status since facebook and other players have been trying to replicate...