Ecology and Environment

01.06.2014

Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger

Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 29 2014 (IPS) – The world is increasingly hungry because small farmers are losing access to farmland. Small farmers produce most of the world’s food but are now squeezed onto less than 25 percent of the world’s farmland,… »

28.05.2014

Highland Spring?

Will Scotland please get off its knees and challenge the people who claim to own it. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th May 2014 “I’d vote yes to rid Scotland of its feudal landowners” Power’s ability to resist change: this is the story of our… »

24.05.2014

Laos “Land Grabs” Drive Subsistence Farmers into Deeper Poverty

Laos “Land Grabs” Drive Subsistence Farmers into Deeper Poverty

BAN HOUYTHAO (IRIN*) – “Land grabs” in Laos are driving poor farmers, including ethnic minorities, off their land, away from livelihoods they know and into further poverty, activists and experts say. “When these lands [are given] to companies and converted to industrial agriculture or… »

23.05.2014

How Much Water Do We Use For … ?

How Much Water Do We Use For … ?

The world contains an estimated 1 400 million cubic km of water, but only 0.003% of this vast amount -about 45 000 cubic km- are what is called “fresh water resources” – water that theoretically can be used for drinking, hygiene, agriculture and industry. But not all of… »

23.05.2014

A Third of Our Food Depend on Bees and Other Insects — Don’t Kill Them!

A Third of Our Food Depend on Bees and Other Insects — Don’t Kill Them!

By Matthias Wüthrich, Greenpeace* A third of our food, including some of our most delicious produce such as apples, tomatoes and coffee, along with most of the flowering plants on earth, depend on honeybees, wild bees and other insects for pollination. The situation, however, doesn’t look… »

23.05.2014

Tiny Though Some May Be, Islands Play a “Huge Role” in Sustaining Life on the Planet

Tiny Though Some May Be, Islands Play a “Huge Role” in Sustaining Life on the Planet

Tiny though some may be, islands play a huge role in sustaining life on the planet – making up less than 5 per cent of Earth’s landmass, they are home to 20 per cent of all bird, reptile and plant species – and protecting their fragile ecosystems from… »

20.05.2014

WHO Discuss on Climate Change”s Impact on Health

WHO Discuss on Climate Change”s Impact on Health

Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and its consequences were at the center of the plenary of the World Health Organization Assembly, which continues today its meetings in the Palais des Nations, chaired by Cuba. Several ministers and other representatives noted the need to include the item on… »

15.05.2014

Protecting water and land from grabbers. For a new water ethic

Protecting water and land from grabbers. For a new water ethic

We gladly publish the speech of Maude Barlow, president of the Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch in the session “Discovering resources. The effects of grabbing and Europe’s role” in the International Conference” A fair future or just a future? Environment, consumption and development: instructions for use.” The… »

13.05.2014

Eyewitness to Nuke Explosion Challenges World Powers

Eyewitness to Nuke Explosion Challenges World Powers

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 2014 (IPS) – When the Foreign Minister of Marshall Islands Tony de Brum addressed a nuclear review Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting at the United Nations last month, he asked whether anyone in the room had witnessed a nuclear explosion. The question was met, not surprisingly,… »

08.05.2014

White House Report Says Climate Change Having Immediate U.S. Impact, with Worse to Come

White House Report Says Climate Change Having Immediate U.S. Impact, with Worse to Come

A new report warns human-driven climate change is having dramatic health, ecological and financial impacts across the United States. The White House’s “National Climate Assessment” is reportedly the largest, most comprehensive U.S.-focused climate change study ever produced. It details how the consequences of climate change are hitting on several… »

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