Ecology and Environment

29.05.2015 EcoWatch

Did we almost lose New York?

Did we almost lose New York?

For the third time in a decade, a major fire/explosion has ripped apart a transformer at the Indian Point reactor complex. by Harvey Wasserman* reposted with permission from EcoWatch News reports have taken great care to emphasize that the … »

29.05.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

By Prof. Vandana Shiva* 28 May 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service — Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women’s hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected, … »

27.05.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Food Worries Widen in Mauritania

Food Worries Widen in Mauritania

Human Wrongs Watch By Mamoudou Lamine Kane and Jennifer Lazuta* NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of Mauritanians are struggling to feed themselves as they fall victim to the effects of climate change. A chronically hungry country, Mauritania could see the availability of food … »

11.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Congo: tackling the trade in conflict minerals

Congo: tackling the trade in conflict minerals

My name is Bandi Mbubi. When I first came to the UK from the Democratic Republic of the Congo over 20 years ago, I was homesick. I missed my family and the friends I left behind; communication was extremely difficult. Today it’s so much easier. My two sons can … »

07.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Fertile but fragile Bangladesh at climate risk

Fertile but fragile Bangladesh at climate risk

The Sendai Framework is a UN recognized and accepted Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with worldwide coverage. It signals the start of a post development agenda after the end of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for this year. Bangladesh representative Sariful Islam – Research Associate at RHSTEP* Bangladesh – took … »

05.05.2015 Dr. Gordon Edwards

Canada: report on nuclear power situation

Canada: report on nuclear power situation

Background:    May 4, 2015   Ontario Power Generation owns 20 nuclear power reactors. Two of them permanently shut down. Six more scheduled to be retired by 2020.     The largest nuclear power station in North America is the Bruce NPP, located close to the shore of Lake Huron. »

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