Healthy oceans matter in climate

A new report published by many agencies of the United Nations – including the FAO, the UNEP and the UNESCO – shows that maintaining healthy oceans is a vital topic for climate change mitigation. Indeed, more than half of the carbon dioxide captured by Nature is captured by oceans and seas. Coastal ecosystems like mangroves… Continue reading Healthy oceans matter in climate

2009, the International Year of Astronomy

You may have missed it, but 2009 is for the UNESCO the International Year of Astronomy. Since it’s one my main areas of interest I thought it would be a good idea to share my favorite links dedicated to this event. The official site will give you all the details and events happening in your… Continue reading 2009, the International Year of Astronomy

UNESCO : 30 World Heritage sites endangered

I came across a worrying news while browsing the RSS feeds of the French daily le Figaro. 30 sites among the 851 that are part of the World Heritage are considered endangered by the UNESCO. Tourism, wars and natural phenomenons (climate change, earthquakes…) are among the causes. This news was brought up as the UNESCO… Continue reading UNESCO : 30 World Heritage sites endangered