Environment Forum

Will Zoo crunch bite U.S. science education?

February 4, 2009

President Barack Obama has pledged to “restore science to its rightful place” and educate a new generation of scientists able to transform America into an environmentally sustainable “green economy.”

Will the world be a cleaner place by Monday?

September 19, 2008

A boy salvages plastic materials washed ashore by waves in Manila bay November 26, 2007. Typhoon Mitag swirled out to sea on Monday after killing 8 people, destroying homes and flooding rice paddies in the Philippines. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES)Will the world be a slightly less messy place by Monday?

Organisers of an annual “Clean up the World” campaign say that up to 35 million volunteers in more than¬†110 countries will be cleaning up trash, planting trees, working out better ways of recycling and taking part in other ways to stop pollution.