Ecology and Environment

07.09.2019

The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

By Dr Binoy Kampmark There is something to be said of wariness when it comes to revolutionary voices.  As Albert Camus argued in that beautiful tract of illumination and contradiction, The Rebel, “All modern revolutions have ended in the reinforcement of the power of the state.” But he also argued that… »

05.09.2019

Ahead of Climate Forum, Green Groups Demand CNN Ask Joe Biden Why He Hasn’t Signed ‘No Keystone XL Pipeline’ Pledge

Ahead of Climate Forum, Green Groups Demand CNN Ask Joe Biden Why He Hasn’t Signed ‘No Keystone XL Pipeline’ Pledge

Other top-tier candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders signed the pledge shortly after it was released two weeks ago. By Julia Conley, staff writer with Common Dreams Hours before CNN‘s Democratic climate forum Wednesday evening, several green groups shared that just nine of the current… »

05.09.2019

Hurricane Wars

Hurricane Wars

As we in Florida await in our ( hopefully) boarded up and sandbagged homes the arrival of but another deadly storm , one has time to sit and ponder things. This writer lived through a major hurricane assault, when Mathew trampled through Port Orange, Florida in October of 2016. We… »

04.09.2019

This September is critical for our climate. Here’s what you can do.

This September is critical for our climate. Here’s what you can do.

By Aaron Gray-Block We have no time to waste. The Amazon is burning, the ice caps and glaciers are melting, and our access to food and water is under threat. September will be a month of action, packed with moments that will be pivotal in our efforts to take on the… »

03.09.2019

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

Darren Reid, Coventry University for The Conversation São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due to smoke from the Amazon rainforest burning more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away. These fires have brought… »

31.08.2019

Bananas Could Purify Water in the Amazon

Bananas Could Purify Water in the Amazon

During World Water Week, we spoke with changemaker Maricela Granda, a 25-year-old environmental biotechnology engineer from Ecuador who is developing a way to purify water using banana waste. Granda comes from the Sucumbios province in the northern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, known for its oil production. Her community is… »

28.08.2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe

In the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed a sweeping 10-year, $16 trillion plan that would rapidly transition the U.S. energy sector to renewables in order to mitigate the climate crisis. It’s the most ambitious climate plan laid out by any presidential candidate to date. Sanders announced his… »

28.08.2019

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

By Dr Andrew Glikson As fires rage across tens of thousands square km the Amazon forest, dubbed the Planet’s lungs, producing some 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, with some 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, where fires on such a scale are uncommon, as well as through Siberia, Alaska,… »

26.08.2019

The new political story that could change everything

The new political story that could change everything

George Monbiot Do you feel trapped in a broken economic model? A model that’s trashing the living world and threatens the lives of our descendants? A model that excludes billions of… »

26.08.2019

Earth 4C Hotter

Earth 4C Hotter

A decade ago several prominent climate scientists discussed the prospects of a 4C Earth. Their concern was qualified “… if greenhouse gases do not slow down, then expect a 4C Earth by 2055.” Of course, that would be catastrophic, and one can only assume those scientists must have recognized real… »

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