Ecology and Environment

10.02.2013

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

A study shows that a possible nuclear accident in France would cost the country about 430 billion euros, which is equivalent to 20 percent of its economic output. The study, conducted by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), showed that a possible disaster in one of… »

08.02.2013

Nuclear knock-backs on UK’s new reactors and old waste

Nuclear knock-backs on UK’s new reactors and old waste

It never rains but it pours in the UK’s nuclear industry. Plans to build new reactors are stalling as yet another company pulls out, and there is still nowhere to store nuclear waste permanently. The UK has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by… »

05.02.2013

Protests Continue Against GE-Hitachi

Protests Continue Against GE-Hitachi

Protests Continue Against GE-Hitachi – Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Plant close to downtown Toronto. (photo shows of Robert Del Tredici (left) and Zach Ruiter (right) in front of train that was stopped by protesters in Toronto on Sunday February 3, 2013. The protesters are calling for the permanent shutdown of a GE-Hitachi Nuclear… »

03.02.2013

Condemning the murder of Cícero Guedes, leader of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST

Condemning the murder of Cícero Guedes, leader of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation strongly condemns the murder of Cícero Guedes, a leader of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST. The MST received the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) in 1991. Cícero Guedes dos Santos, coordinator… »

25.01.2013

Fukushima two years later: Global symposium March 11-12

Fukushima two years later: Global symposium March 11-12

Global symposium to address mounting medical & ecological consequences March 11-12 – New York Academy of Medicine Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, new research and new information continues to come to light about its continuing bio-medical and ecological consequences, how… »

24.01.2013

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

Yesterday while waiting for the bus with my youngest daughter we were hit by a Polar Front affecting these northern lands. In spite of being -20C (with a wind chill factor of -29C) a gorgeous sunrise was beginning to open up full of multiple hues ranging from pink, light blue,… »

24.01.2013

Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste

Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste

Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year Geneva, 22 January 2013 – Simple actions by consumers and food retailers can dramatically cut the 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted each year and help… »

20.01.2013

Governments at UN forum agree on legally-binding treaty to curb mercury pollution

Governments at UN forum agree on legally-binding treaty to curb mercury pollution

Over 140 governments meeting at a United Nations forum in Geneva have agreed to a global, legally-binding treaty to address mercury, a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects. The Minamata Convention on Mercury – named after a city in Japan where serious health damage occurred as a… »

20.01.2013

Japan to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

Japan to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

This article can be found its entirety on the New Scientist website. It’s goodbye nuclear, hello renewables as Japan prepares to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm this July. By 2020, the plan is to build a total of 143 wind turbines on platforms 16 kilometres off… »

20.01.2013

Dark edge to going bright Green

Dark edge to going bright Green

The traditional incandescent light bulb is in the news again in Hong Kong where an outright ban was proposed by government but vetoed by a lack of interest in that extreme measure by the general population. Robert Hanson, who has studied the issue – and holds a PhD in the… »

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