Ecology and Environment

30.09.2013

Dhaka’s Buriganga River is a dumping ground

Dhaka’s Buriganga River is a dumping ground

The Buriganga River is now the synonym of a dumping ground. Severe pollution has turned this once vibrant river into the biggest drain of Bangladesh. The present condition of the river is not a silent suicidal process rather it is a clear-cut murder. Because of rapid population, industrial, urban and… »

28.09.2013

What about the global ‘red line’ for nukes

What about the global ‘red line’ for nukes

By Ramesh Jaura* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – Reputed to be an ardent campaigner for a nuclear weapons free world, ICAN has yet again called upon the powers-that-be to ban all nukes threatening the very survival of planet Earth and entire humankind. The fervent appeal by the International Campaign to… »

27.09.2013

CO2 Reshaping the Planet, Meta-Analysis Confirms

CO2 Reshaping the Planet, Meta-Analysis Confirms

By Stephen Leahy for IPS News. NANTES, France, Sep 27 2013 (IPS) – Greenland will eventually truly become green as most of its massive ice sheet is destined to melt, the authoritative U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported Friday. The IPCC’s new… »

25.09.2013

Corroding Our Democracy: Canada Silences Scientists, Targets Environmentalists in Tar Sands Push

Corroding Our Democracy: Canada Silences Scientists, Targets Environmentalists in Tar Sands Push

Five years ago this month, the firm TransCanada submitted a permit request to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The project has sparked one of the nation’s most contentious environmental battles in decades. The Obama administration… »

25.09.2013

Chevron in Ecuador: environmental and human impact in Ecuadorian Amazon

Chevron in Ecuador: environmental and human impact in Ecuadorian Amazon

Yesterday, Tuesday September 17, in well #4 located in the community of La Primavera (Spring), just minutes from Shushufindi (Sucumbios province), President Correa launched the “CHEVRON’s dirty hand” campaign in order to report to the international community the human and environmental impact of the oil industry in Ecuadorian Amazon. »

24.09.2013

Fossil fuels, not only a matter of climate change but also health and premature deaths

Fossil fuels, not only a matter of climate change but also health and premature deaths

The Great Smog [smoke + fog] of ’52 or Big Smoke, was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 1952 … although it was not thought to be a significant event at the time, with London having experienced many smog events in the past, so called “… »

12.09.2013

Petition for action on Fukushima

Petition for action on Fukushima

To: Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) Urgent international petition calling for immediate action on the uncontrolled radioactive discharges at Tepco’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant This is clearly not an appropriate… »

31.08.2013

Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont

Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont

Welcome to the nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of the largest nuclear-power producers in the United States, issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans “to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current… »

26.08.2013

Maldives yellowfin tuna get’s the OK

Maldives yellowfin tuna get’s the OK

Handline caught yellowfin tuna from Ocean Fresh Pvt Ltd is now certified Friend of the Sea sustainable. This was announced by Friend of the Sea while telling the media about the certification of yellowfin tuna caught by handline method in the Maldives and processed in ‘loins’ by Ocean… »

26.08.2013

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

QUITO, Aug 24 2013 (IPS) – The Ecuadorean government’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet, has caused alarm among environmentalists and indigenous people, who are calling for a referendum on the issue. President Rafael Correa ordered the… »

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