Ecology and Environment

Groups Denounce WTE incinerator Legacy of Cebu City Mayor Rama

Cebu City, Philippines— A protest action from civil society organizations representing the youth, workers, and urban poor communities welcomed the first 100 days of Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama, as they denounce the mayor’s recent decision to enter into a…

United Nations Assembly: Petro proposes a new economic, social and environmental model: Less cocaine and deforestation. More peace, biodiversity and prosperity

The Colombian president delivered his speech to the other UN representatives, to whom he asked to be part of the solution to the problems that affect most countries. Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, attended the General Assembly of the United…

UN Expert Committee Backed for Proposing Global Elimination of Two Highly Toxic Plastic Additives

1 October 2022, Quezon City. A UN expert scientific review committee has evaluated two toxic chemical additives found in many common plastics and has concluded that the evidence of the substances’ harm to health and the environment qualifies them for…

United Kingdom: Climate and cost-of-living protest action to converge in London this weekend

A coalition of activist groups will converge to engage in protests in London this weekend. Beginning on the 1st of October at 11 am, Just Stop Oil activists will begin a mass demonstration in Westminster to demand that the UK…

Connecting the Dots Between Climate Devastation and Fossil Fuel Profits

As Pakistan drowns, as Puerto Rico is cast into darkness, and as Jacksonians remain thirsty, it’s past time for a climate tax on fossil fuel companies. By Sonali Kolhatkar What do Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and Jackson, Mississippi, have in common?…

Looking Ahead to COP27: Keeping 1.5 Degrees Alive

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres seemingly heard the loud cries of climate activists and those from nations at immediate existential risk from the climate crisis when he said in closing remarks at COP26, “We must accelerate action to keep the 1.5…

Care for Our Common Home and Toxics-Free Schools Program Pushed

September 23 – BAN Toxics and La Consolacion University Philippines staged a webinar on environmental protection, best practices to promote toxics and wastes-free schools, and the protection of public health from the adverse effects of chemicals and wastes found in…

Heating Up: An Invisible Consequence of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion and ongoing war against Ukraine has led to a significant, and as yet unknown, number of deaths amidst a wider humanitarian catastrophe. With millions of people displaced from their homes, critical infrastructure destroyed, and a looming disaster at…

Rewilding Food, Rewilding Our Mind & Rewilding the Earth

Regenerating Biodiversity in our farms, forests, and our Gut Microbiome for Zero Hunger and Good – Health for All Mother Earth is self-organised. Mother Earth has created and sustained Diversity. Colonialism transformed Mother Earth, Vasundhara, Pachmama , Terra Madre, into…

Monumental Plans to Fix the Planet

When Congress directs the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) to coordinate with other relevant federal agencies to research a five-year scientific assessment of solar and other rapid climate interventions, it’s only too apparent that the highest levels…

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