Ecology and Environment

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 … »

21.04.2016 Pressenza London

We must remain in the EU to protect our environment

We must remain in the EU to protect our environment

Environmental problems don’t queue politely waiting for their passports to be checked. By Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion for OpenDemocracy There are many good reasons for Britain to remain a member of the European Union. In a fast-changing world we need international rules to control big business … »

06.04.2016 Tony Henderson

“Rogue Six” facing investigation by Chinese authorities

“Rogue Six” facing investigation by Chinese authorities

The MV Steve Irwin is anchored in the fog outside Hong Kong as the sea-based component of Operation Driftnet comes to a close. Operation Driftnet was launched to shut down the “Rogue Six”, a fleet of illegal driftnet vessels operating in the Indian Ocean. Today all six vessels have been … »

04.04.2016 Pressenza Budapest

Reflections from Fukushima

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian.  He has recently “returned to Australia after spending two weeks in the … »

30.03.2016 Silvia Swinden

Deregulation: recipies for disaster. Getting ready for TTIP

Deregulation: recipies for disaster. Getting ready for TTIP

The TTIP, now being negotiated, is allowed to drive more deregulation and further water down food and farming standards. The Poultry industry in the UK is not a healthy business. In fact: “Infected chickens cause ‘growing concern’ By Helen Briggs for the BBC: “Campylobacter, which is present in many … »

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