Ecology and Environment

23.06.2017

The World Is Burning

The World Is Burning

Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements. In fact, extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa… »

22.06.2017

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Asia-Pacific: Farming Rice and Fish Together to Reduce Poverty

Rice is a major food commodity and staple food for many, and adding fish to flooded rice paddies has been a farming tradition practiced in a number of Asian countries for many centuries—even for more than 1000 years in some Chinese areas, the United Nations reports. With… »

20.06.2017

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

By David Korten Four days after President Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) reported that Earth Overshoot Day 2017 will fall on August 2. Most Americans likely have no idea what that means. The basic point is quite simple: From January… »

17.06.2017

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle for social change

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle  for social change

On the occasion of the European Tour of the Standing Rock Water Protectors we had the opportunity to meet the young rapper and activist Rafael Gonzalez alias Tufawon. In this intense and engaging interview, Rafael talks about his first-line experience in the camps around the Dakota Access pipeline and his… »

17.06.2017

The US and its Climate Change Problem.

The US and its Climate Change Problem.

By David Andersson A week ago, US President Donald Trump announced his unsurprising decision to remove the US  from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Most of the media ascribed the decision to Trump’s misunderstanding of the issue. Very few members of the press were ready to engage in a… »

17.06.2017

What On Earth Is A Human Being?

What On Earth Is A Human Being?

This article is based on a presentation made at a conference on 13 June, 2017 in Rosario, Argentina titled “Madre Tierra: Una Sola Salud” or  “Mother Earth: Only One Health” By Satya Sagar Many years ago when my daughter was just eight years old she sprung a surprise question on… »

16.06.2017

In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access pipeline violated the law

In victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, court finds that approval of Dakota Access pipeline violated the law

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which… »

15.06.2017

Standing Rock Sioux Wins Major Legal Victory Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Standing Rock Sioux Wins Major Legal Victory Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has won a major legal victory in federal court on Wednesday, which may have the power to force the shutdown of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. On Wednesday, District Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Trump administration failed to carry out an adequate environmental… »

13.06.2017

The Water Protectors in Barcelona

The Water Protectors in Barcelona

On June 11 Rachel Heaton gave a speech at the ending Panel of the Fearless Cities. Acte públic in Barcelona with Vandana Shiva and other speakers from the front-lines women-lead communities : “Don’t wait until you can’t drink water and breathe the air. We need to Stand up, Build and Resist now!”… »

12.06.2017

Humankind 2050 – Peace Development Environment

Humankind 2050 – Peace Development Environment

By Johan Galtung West of Jondal is Torsnes, named after the Nordic war god Thor with his Hammer, a center of the Viking era from 800 to 1050, only 250 years. Why so short? Successful with raids and colonization–Gardarike in Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Vineland in Canada. And then: fini. Why?… »

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