Foresters, university officials, landowners and recreationists who spoke Friday at the first in a series of stakeholder meetings about the proposed merger of two state departments said, for the most part, they were willing to accept a new government structure but were worried some groups might be overlooked in the shuffle. Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Commissioner Walt Whitcomb and Department of Conservation Commissioner Bill Beardsley presented fluid plans for the union, which would create a Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Read More
Today UN officials and country negotiators agreed on the final text of the Rio+20 declaration, entitled The Future We Want, which includes a call for the global phase-down of the factory-made super-greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Rising temperatures, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, widespread respiratory ailments and urban heat islands are some of the climate impacts faced by the Mexican capital, one of the world’s biggest cities.