Asia-Pacific

26 Jan 2009

A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says.

The new book, ‘Sustaining Life,’ is the most comprehensive treatment of this subject to date and fills a major gap in the arguments made to conserve nature.

26 Jan 2009

A successful condominial sewerage program successfully implemented by WSP in Bolivia is now being promoted in Dakar by the local WSP office there. Community-led Total Sanitation approach (CLTS), initiated and scaled up in Bangladesh, was shared with India and has now been adopted by the government in over 426 districts.

26 Jan 2009

The World Bank - ARPA aims at expanding and consolidating the Protected Areas system in the Amazon region of Brazil.

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22 Jan 2009

Land degradation is becoming worse in severity and extent across many regions of the world, with croplands, in particular, declining in function and productivity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a new report.

22 Jan 2009

Senate President Manuel Villar urged other local government units across the country to adopt Albay's strategic action on climate change to cushion the impact of this disastrous global warming phenomenon.

Villar said "the senate is all out in supporting programs that address 'global warming and climate change' similar to the programs that Albay province had initiated and is right now being adopted in other places."