As reported in the scientific journal The Cryosphere, an international team of scientists found in September 2011 that melting of Greenland’s longest observed ice mass, the Mittivakkat Glacier, reached a record high this year.
As lack of rain persists in Karnataka, India, the state government on October 7, 2011 declared 14 additional administrative divisions to be drought-stricken, bringing the number to 84 total regions, or nearly half the state thus far. http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/enviornment/nearly-half-of-karnataka-drought-hit-says-gowda_100568887.html
With growing support and concern from the American public about the potential dangers of genetically engineered crops, the US-based Center for Food Safety on October 5, 2011 petitioned the US government to mandate the labeling of such foods, with interested parties also being encouraged to sign at JustLabelIt.org.http://www.france24.com/en/20111005-petition-demands-us-label-genetically-engineered-food http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/food_dining/food/view/20111005group_seeks_labels_for_genetically_modified_foods/srvc=home&position=recent http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2011/10/petition-circulating-to-label-all-genetically-modified-foods/
With two species of bumble bees in the UK that have gone extinct in the past 70 years and six types now endangered, the Heritage Lottery Fund awards £340,000 to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in support of its efforts to safeguard the vital bees. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-15174014 http://www.scotsman.com/news/To-bee-or-not-to.6847898.jp