Ecology and Environment

01.07.2015 Inter Press Service

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

By Kitty Stapp for IPS Environmental groups are praising China following the formal submission of Beijing’s highly-anticipated climate change strategy to the United Nations Tuesday. The plan includes a commitment to peak emissions around the year 2030, reduce carbon intensity 60 to … »

30.06.2015 Russia Today

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone

A wall of smoke was seen rising over the exclusion zone around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Tuesday as Ukrainian emergency services scrambled helicopters to extinguish a wildfire. Some 130 hectares of grassland is ablaze, emergency service officials say. “In the zone of exclusion and mandatory relocation near … »

30.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

UK: people power stopped fracking in Lancashire

UK: people power stopped fracking in Lancashire

MASSIVE news just in – people power has stopped fracking in Lancashire. [1] Local residents, supported by thousands of us from across the UK, persuaded the council to vote down the frackers’ plans. Lancashire Council voted to reject the planning application by 9 votes to 3. And without planning permission, … »

28.06.2015 Silvia Swinden

Can a Pope start a positive domino? The Eco-Eco initiative

Can a Pope start a positive domino? The Eco-Eco initiative

What are the biggest worries of the present times? For many it is Climate Change, for many others it is inequality and economic violence. For everybody it is physical violence. The unspeakable violence unleashed in the Middle East boomeranging back to its cradle in the West, the horrifying violence of … »

24.06.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

New Hope for Avoiding Catastrophic Clime Change

New Hope for Avoiding Catastrophic Clime Change

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* The threat of catastrophic climate change requires prompt and dedicated action by the global community. Unless we very quickly make the transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy, we will reach a tipping point after which … »

16.06.2015 Scott Wilkie

Monsanto – the science and the un-science

Monsanto – the science and the un-science

The recent adoption of the Internet-fuelled social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc, by large swathes of humanity has been an interesting phenomena. It has exposed many a person to an ease of ‘information spread’ unknown before in society, and in a sense it is democratising information flow, definitely a good thing. »

14.06.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Exponential Growth

Exponential Growth

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* 15 June 2015 – Exponential growth of any quantity with time has some remarkable characteristics, which we ought to try to understand better, since this understanding will help us to predict the future. The knowledge will also … »

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