Ecology and Environment

12.03.2011

Nuclear emergency in Japan after quake and tsunami

An explosion has occurred at a nuclear power plant in Japan in the wake of massive earthquake and tsunami. The blast left four workers injured and raised fears of a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, just 250 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. Reactor cooling systems failed at the plant, triggering the explosion which destroyed walls and roof of facility. »

12.03.2011

Beyond Nuclear monitoring struggle to prevent meltdown in Japan

Beyond Nuclear maintains a round-the-clock vigil, monitoring the situation at Japan’s nuclear reactors after the giant earthquake, and provides information about it. The past 24+ hours have witnessed the unfolding nightmare of a potential nuclear reactor meltdown after unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi was crippled due to loss of power after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake. »

14.12.2010

Seeds of Life

*This is a story of a small group of organic farmers and their supporters in Bugon, Sariaya, living at the foothills of Mount Banahaw in the province of Quezon, Philippines, which mediated and coordinated the Biggest Human Peace Sign of 12,000 people October 2009, during the World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the Philippines.* »

29.11.2010

A tree is Born, a tree Dies, the forest lives Forever

The renown and revered botanist Leonardo L. Co, 56, was killed by gunfire 15 November, 2010, in a geothermal reservation in Leyte in Upper Mahiao, Barangay. Lim-ao, Kananga town, Leyte. He was doing research work for the Energy Development Corporation and was with four other team members. Three of them were killed and two survived. »

29.11.2010

U.N. Cancun Climate Change Conference Opens

Thousands of delegates, scientists and activists are gathering today in Cancun, Mexico, for the start of a two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference. A new scientific report being issued on the occasion reveals that up to a billion people from different nations could lose their homes in the next 90 years due to climate change. »

26.10.2010

Over 100 killed; 500 missing in Indonesia Tsunami

A tsunami triggered by a 7.7 magnitude quake in Western Indonesia has killed 113 people while another 500 are missing, local authorities reports today. The powerful jolt that struck the island of Sumatra yesterday just 20 kilometers (13 miles) beneath the ocean floor was followed by at least 14 aftershocks, the largest measuring 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. »

14.10.2010

Scientists call for axe to fall on nuclear weapons research

In the UK, Scientists call on the Prime Minister to save funding for scientific research for the benefit of humanity and axe funding for nuclear destruction. Highlighting the lack of financial transparency in military research spending in moments of savage cuts to public services, SGR Executive Director points out, "The Cold War is over." »

07.10.2010

Climate Change – Nothing less than full international co-operation needed.

Competition is one of the foundation stones of Capitalism. Certainly competition has its place, but not where matters of universal importance are at stake; not when co-operation is required to ensure the future prosperity of humanity. Will the Mont Pelerin Society forum think outside the Capitalist box this time, or will it not? »

06.10.2010

Fire at a nuclear bomb making facility in the UK. Another near miss?

The culture of minimising and hiding the true extent of nuclear danger raises its ugly head again. A fire at Aldermaston nuclear bomb making establishment on August 3rd was reported in the newspapers as a minor incident which, although neighbours were evacuated for some hours, did not really represent a nuclear risk. Well, not exactly... »

27.09.2010

Back to the Future. Rubbish as a source of fuel becomes a reality

Almost 25 years after Spielberg's film *Back to the Future* predicted the use of rubbish as a fuel for cars several projects that transform household waste into fuel are on their way thanks to bacteria originally used for compost heaps, which have been now genetically engineered to produce Ethanol by braking down the cellulose in food and other organic substances. »

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