Restoring the natural foundation to sustain a Green Economy

Read more: Restoring the natural foundation to sustain a Green EconomyThe United Nations Environment Programme Policy Series paper on Green Economy (Restoring the natural foundation to sustain a Green Economy - A century-long journey for Ecosystem Management) focuses on what to do in the transition period of the next 20 years after Rio+20.

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Competing demands on Europe’s environment undermining human well-being

Read more: Competing demands on Europe’s environment undermining human well-beingMeeting European demands for food, water, energy and housing exerts major pressures on the environment, indirectly affecting human health and well-being. To reduce the impact of Europe’s resource use, a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reflects on integrating different policy areas and improved spatial planning.

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Ancient wine cellar spills secrets

Read more: Ancient wine cellar spills secretsWould you drink wine flavored with mint, honey and a dash of psychotropic resins? Ancient Canaanites did more than 3,000 years ago, experts say. Archaeologists have unearthed what they say may be the oldest-and largest-wine cellar in the Near East, containing 40 jars. Each would have held 50 liters (13 gallons) of strong, sweet wine. Although broken and empty, they contain recognizable wine residue, they say.

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