Ecology and Environment

23.03.2017

Read the Clouds!

Read the Clouds!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Mar 22 2017 (IPS) Obviously, there are so many issues and phenomena that have been brought up by growing impact of climate change that one would likely not… »

20.03.2017

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

Oil could start flowing through the highly contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline as early as today. On Saturday, an appeals court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Nations’ request for an emergency injunction to stop the pipeline from becoming operational. Meanwhile, the University of California’s chief investment… »

14.03.2017

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

By Baher Kamal New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years. »

12.03.2017

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

Activists and Native Americans march on Washington amid rain, sleet and snow

On Friday March 10th 5,000 members of Native Americans tribes and their supporters – celebrities, environmental and peace activists, veterans, college students – marched on Washington, D.C.  amid bitter cold, rain, sleet, and snow, calling for Trump and the U.S. Congress to recognize Indigenous Rights to water, land, sovereignty and culture. »

10.03.2017

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

By Baher Kamal In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate… »

05.03.2017

March in New York for Standing Rock

March in New York for Standing Rock

Six days before the Native March on Washington, DC, on Saturday March 4th, activists met in front of the New York Public Library and went to Trump Tower to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and its threat to the Standing Rock Sioux, their sacred lands and clean water. »

05.03.2017

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

By Michael Meurer, Truthout There was much bluster about US job losses under NAFTA in the 2016 election, but walking along the banks of the Río Santiago in the pueblo of Juanacatlán, Mexico, the larger impact of the agreement immediately becomes a searing reality. »

04.03.2017

Lucky timing stopped Fukushima being much, much worse

Lucky timing stopped Fukushima being much, much worse

Here we reproduce the lastest information video from Fairewinds Energy Education in which Arnie Gundersen explains that but for lucky timing with the tsunami hitting while all the stations on the Japanese coast were fully staffed with people able to prevent meltdowns at other nuclear plants (Fukushima Diana, Tokai and… »

02.03.2017

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

The White House is seeking to dramatically reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, slashing dozens of programs and laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staff. The plan calls for the complete elimination of EPA programs on climate change, toxic waste cleanup, environmental justice and funding for Native Alaskan villages. »

02.03.2017

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

Success as German bank divests from Dakota Access Pipeline

The Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) was one of 17 banks to have invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The highly controversial pipeline, which is destined to transport oil obtained by fracking across the North American continent is a threat to the environment and drinking water supplies and would also desecrate ancestral… »

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