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New GISWatch asks, How sustainable are ICTs really?
11/30/2010 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa A new report launched at the start of the UN Climate Change conference questions the assumption that information and communications technologies (ICTs) will automatically be a panacea for climate change.

The report spells out the impact the production and disposal of computers, mobile phones and other technology is having on the earth’s natural resources, and the massive global carbon footprint produced by their use.

The potential of ICTs to mitigate and adapt to climate change is also discussed, as are the roles of international institutions, the global research agenda on ICTs and climate change and “sustainability” as an evolving concept.

The report Global Information Society Watch 2010 covers 53 countries and six regions including Latin America and the Middle East, with the key issues of ICTs and environmental sustainability explored in ten expert thematic reports.

The report is produced by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the world's oldest online social justice network and the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos), the Dutch development agency.
Full text    [Posted by: Mihály Bakó; Source: APC / Hivos]
Kronospan Sebes case: Press Statement 10 May 2009
05/09/2009 - Sebes Press statement on Kronospan's recent attempts to mislead the public on it's environmental performance and relationship with the local community Full text    [Posted by: Ștefania Simion; Source: Independent Center for Environmental Protection at Sebes ]
Director of Alba EPA already replaced due to conflict of interest with Kronospan Sebes
03/19/2009 - Sebes Independent Center for the Development of Environmental Resources-Independent Center for Environmental Protection Sebes
Joint Press Release-20 March 2009
Full text    [Posted by: Ștefania Simion; Source: Independent Center for Environmental Protection at Sebes and ICDER]
Grounds for halting Rosia Montana EIA procedure acknowledged by final court decision
03/18/2009 - Rosia Montana Independent Centre for the Development of Environmental Resources (ICDER) - Alburnus Maior- Joint Press Release - For immediate distribution Full text    [Posted by: Ștefania Simion; Source: Alburnus Maior si CIDRM]
Alba EPA executive director's dismissal confirmed by court verdict
03/07/2009 - Sebes The Alba-Iulia Court of Appeal confirms the Alba EPA Director's conflict of interests due to its commercial relationship with Kronospan Full text    [Posted by: Ștefania Simion; Source: Independent Center for Environmental Protection at Sebes]
No ice at the North Pole
06/27/2008 Polar scientists reveal dramatic new evidence of climate change. It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.

The disappearance of the Arctic sea ice, making it possible to reach the Pole sailing in a boat through open water, would be one of the most dramatic - and worrying - examples of the impact of global warming on the planet. Scientists say the ice at 90 degrees north may well have melted away by the summer.

"From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water," said Mark Serreze of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado.
Full text    [Posted by: Mihály Bakó; Source: The Independent]
Following Anti Fraud investigation Gabriel Resources refuses to pay $4.8M in income tax charge
03/06/2008 - Rosia Montana As a result of two anti-fraud investigations from the part of Romanian tax authorities who for 2007 alone charged Gabriel with having $4.8M in income tax charges, penalties and interest, Gabriel Resources yesterday announced that it refuses to pay these charges.
Full text    [Posted by: Ștefania Simion; Source: Alburnus Maior]
Gabriel Resources downgraded to "underperform"
02/26/2008 - New York Gabriel Resources has been downgraded to "underperform" by RBC - the Royal Bank of Canada. RBC has been one of Gabriel's most significant financial backers and shareholder. We hope that the information below will be of interest. Full text    [Posted by: Ștefania Simion; Source: RBC Capital Markets]

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