Ecology and Environment

13.10.2018

Delegates from 23 indigenous peoples and countries develop strategies to halt climate change

Delegates from 23 indigenous peoples and countries develop strategies to halt climate change

Cochabamba, [Bolivia] Oct 12 (ABI) – The Minister of Environment and Water, René Ortuño, inaugurated on Friday, in the city of Cochabamba, an international meeting of delegates from 23 indigenous peoples and friendly States that has the objective of elaborating strategies to stop climate change. “This meeting acquires relevance due… »

11.10.2018

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5℃ warming – social change is needed, as history shows

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5℃ warming – social change is needed, as history shows

Matthew Adams, University of Brighton for the Conversation Following the 2015 Paris Agreement to hold the global increase in climate to below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to produce a report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5℃. »

29.09.2018

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

Rights of Nature Campaign Launch to be held at the Threatened Arroceros Forest Park

The launching of the ‘Rights of Nature (RoN) Campaign’ at Arroceros Forest Park in Manila is made more significant with the plan of the Manila City government to destroy the park and turn it to a commercial space and school gymnasium. “We wanted Arroceros Park as the venue of the… »

28.09.2018

Millions Face The Life-Threatening Dangers Of Poor Sanitation

Millions Face The Life-Threatening Dangers Of Poor Sanitation

By Anna Kučírková – Connect For Water In our ever changing and evolving world, improvements in living conditions are essential. Sanitation is our first line of defense against communicable diseases and epidemics of infectious diseases such as influenza, typhoid, cholera, and more. And while developed nations tend to have… »

27.09.2018

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

By Riccardo Petrella* The first vast work of “worldwide” occupation and predation of the Earth and its inhabitants was that begun in the sixteenth century by a number of European states (Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, England and France). After the First World War, new actors – no less conquerors and… »

24.09.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public… »

22.09.2018

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Hurricane Florence Blows Open Harsh Realities of American Inequality

Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green didn’t have to die. Trapped in the back of a sheriff’s van in rural South Carolina, the two mental health patients in their mid-40s were being transported when their van was flooded following Hurricane Florence. The deputies driving the women managed to escape, but the… »

20.09.2018

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

A new piece of research published by Science Daily demonstrates the way “slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste: Research papers explain the transfer of radium during hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas”. “Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between… »

20.09.2018

Tropical Storm Florence inundates toxic manure ponds, coal ash dumps in the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence inundates toxic manure ponds, coal ash dumps in the Carolinas

By Ed Hightower In the several days since hurricane Florence made landfall near the border between North and South Carolina, the storm’s floodwaters have set one record after another. The storm’s official death toll now stands at 32 and is expected to rise with entire cities inundated by flood waters. »

11.09.2018

Former UN Chief and Bill Gates on Board as the Netherlands Accelerates Climate Adaptation

Former UN Chief and Bill Gates on Board as the Netherlands Accelerates Climate Adaptation

By Reinhard Jacobsen AMSTERDAM (IDN) – Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will oversee the Global Commission on Adaptation to climate change, which the Government of the Netherlands and the Global Center on Adaptation have decided to set up. It will be formally launched on October 16 in The Hague. Bill Gate, Co-chair… »

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