Ecology and Environment

29.05.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

Seeds of Suicide

Seeds of Suicide

Human Wrongs Watch By Vandana Shiva* | Asian Age 19 May 2016 – May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It… »

25.05.2016 Pressenza London

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

How the oil giant made itself a victim—and launched a nearly unprecedented legal offensive—after poisoning a region and its people by Nick Meynen for Common Dreams With pockets deep enough, you can buy justice. That’s what Chevron assumes since they lost a $9.5 billion verdict at… »

16.05.2016 Tony Henderson

Plea for Zika mosquitoes and their kith and kin

Plea for Zika mosquitoes and their kith and kin

The Zika-disease spreading mosquito is everywhere and all the usual precautions need be taken to prevent bites, from generously supplied nets to more inclusive education. That’s because we are ever invading nature’s own spaces without regard for the creatures that live there. The Earth is not destined for humans alone, but in… »

13.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Lying, cheating, bribing: all in a day’s work

Lying, cheating, bribing: all in a day’s work

Dear Reader, It’s unbelievable. It’s like something out of a Marvel movie. Monsanto, Bayer and co have bribed, cheated and lied their way into putting poison into our food. Glyphosate is ‘probably carcinogenic’ according to independent researchers. But these companies fiddled the system in order to get it… »

09.05.2016 Gordon Edwards

Historic radioactive waste stored near Fort McMurray

Historic radioactive waste stored near Fort McMurray

With the massive fires raging in and near Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta, concern has been expressed about the integrity of the historic radioactive wastes stored nearby. The bulky radioactive wastes  (43,000 cubic metres = one-and-a-half million cubic feet) stored near Fort McMurray are radium-contaminated materials (contaminated soil and sediment along with contaminated… »

04.05.2016 Tony Henderson

Anonymous banners getting gov’t message out on Lantau development

Anonymous banners getting gov’t message out on Lantau development

An article appeared on the blog, Lantau Confidential – NOTES FROM THE BIG ISLAND.  It concerns a series of banners that promote the government’s ‘develop Lantau’ message. These have ‘popped up’ all over South Lantau.  “The unusual feature is that no one has put their name to them,” reports the blogger, local resident Robin… »

03.05.2016 Pressenza London

Leaked TTIP Documents: Threats to Regulatory Protections

Leaked TTIP Documents: Threats to Regulatory Protections

Vía Common Dreams WASHINGTON – Today, Greenpeace Netherlands leaked negotiating texts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, the proposed trade deal between the United States and Europe. The leaks include 13 of 17 consolidated texts, as well as a European Union memorandum on the negotiating state… »

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