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UN Climate Summit 2014 — Change Is In The Air!

New York, 27 August 2014 — Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies, the UN ...

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How a “Yes” vote for Scotland’s independence could chalenge the UK’s nuclear weapons program

By Steve Rushton Crossposted from Occupy.com (USA publication) “The entire Scottish independence movement is firmly against nuclear weapons,” Jimmy Watson, a resident at Faslane Peace Camp, tells me. At 32 years old, Faslane is one of the world’s longest-running peace camps and a symbol of the widespread opposition to nuclear weapons both across Scotland, and in the Yes campaign for Scottish independence. I ...

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Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners!

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners! Human Wrongs Watch BALI, 20 August 2014 (IRIN)* – Amid increasing documentation of attacks on people engaged in environmental activism, experts are calling for a global protection regime to defend and support campaigners subjected to harassment and abuse. “We need to come up with an umbrella organization that looks after environmental activists’ rights and is in a ...

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Overshoot day 2014: Interview with Mathis Wackernagel

Mathis Wackernagel is the founder and president of Global Footprint Network, which every year organizes the overshoot day which this year falls today, August 19th. Mathis, can you explain this idea and its origin? Earth Overshoot Daymarks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidati ...

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August 19th is Earth Overshoot Day

It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature’s entire budget for the year and go into ecological overshoot, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand on the planet (Ecological Footprint) against nature’s biocapacity, i.e., its ability to rep ...

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As fracking expands in the UK, so does resistance

Kate Aronoff, August 5, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence As of last week, energy companies will once again be invited to explore and bid on shale gas reserves in the United Kingdom. Under “exceptional circumstances,” they can even submit applications to drill in national parks and world heritage sites. The decision lifts a three-year, nationwide ban on new licenses, and has prompted a range of responses from Br ...

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The Day After the Revolution

In Nonviolent revolution, People's government, People's revolution Tags: abolish death penalty, bring down income inequality, down with the one percent, equality for all, free health care for all, government of the people by the people for the people, green economy, Green energy, healthy food and lifestyle curriculum, high taxes for the rich, nonviolent revolution, participatory budget, peace education, Sep ...

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Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it George Monbiot, The Guardian, Tuesday 15 July 2014 Here’s our choice. We wait and see if a class of powerful pesticides, made by Bayer and Syngenta, is indeed pushing entire ecosystems to oblivion, or suspend their use while proper trials are conducted. The natural world versus tw ...

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Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

By Milagros Salazar JEPELACIO, Peru, Jul 2 2014 (IPS) - He may look like a rapper, but 33-year-old José Antonio Bardález is the mayor of Jepelacio, in the Peruvian Amazon. His ingenious innovations in the municipality include transforming waste management into a source of income and making spring water a source of drinking water. “I’m a civil engineer, but people think I’m an environmental engineer,” the ma ...

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Forests Provide Jobs, Energy, Nutritious Foods and Ecosystem Services – Do Not Kill Them!

Across the world, forests provide employment, energy, nutritious foods and a wide range of other goods and ecosystem services with tremendous potential to contribute to sustainable development and a greener economy, according to the United Nations agency report The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO).* “This 2014 edition of SOFO focuses on the socioeconomic benefits derived from forests. It is impressive to ...

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