Ecology and Environment

05.09.2018

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

By TOM KELSEY 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy Hinkley Point C is the latest in a long string of misguided nuclear policies. Hinkley Point C makes no sense, least of all for electricity consumers. The foreign companies building the nuclear power station, EFF and… »

03.09.2018

Amid extreme weather and record heat, global mobilization demands ‘fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all’

Amid extreme weather and record heat, global mobilization demands ‘fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all’

“We are at a crossroads. By acting together, we can end the era of fossil fuels and save the climate we all depend on.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer  for Common Dreams “Change only happens when people rise up to demand it.” That is one of the… »

27.08.2018

Time to end cheap flights

Time to end cheap flights

African cities generally use less electricity than their European equivalents, as people own fewer appliances and have greater need for thrift. Jet engines are essentially the same as turbines used for electricity generation, and the engines on a single jumbo would power a small African city had they generators attached. »

22.08.2018

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

In North Dakota, prosecutors have dropped all serious charges against former North Dakota congressional candidate  who had been facing up to six years in prison for participating in the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. This is Chase Iron Eyes, speaking only days after his arrest on February 1, 2017. »

14.08.2018

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a dramatic increase in the amount of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

08.08.2018

Neoliberalism drives climate breakdown, not human nature

Neoliberalism drives climate breakdown, not human nature

By ALEX RANDALL 7 August 2018 for openDemocracy  Attempts by the New York Times to blame humanity as a whole for climate change let the real culprits off the hook. Many zoos have an exhibit like this: a wall with a hatch, and under… »

06.08.2018

Science Crucial to Global Environment Facility (GEF) Action

Science Crucial to Global Environment Facility (GEF) Action

The Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), establishing a sense of urgency, deployed scientific analysis to set priorities to guide the investment of newly replenished funds allocated to solve our persistent and worsening global environment woes. At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) General Assembly (June 23-29) in Da Nang, Vietnam,… »

06.08.2018

Population and the Environment

Population and the Environment

By John Scales Avery One hopes that human wisdom and ethics will continue to grow, but unlimited growth of population and industry on a finite earth is a logical impossibility. Today we are pressing against the… »

05.08.2018

Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secrets

Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secrets

David Flynn, Heriot-Watt University; Merlinda Andoni, Heriot-Watt University, and Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University for The Conversation The world is coming together on renewable energy. Trust in technology such as solar and wind power generation is increasingly reflected in the investment it receives from… »

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