Ecology and Environment

09.04.2014

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! As voting begins in India in the largest elections the world has ever seen, we spend the hour with Indian novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy. Nearly 815 million Indians are eligible to vote, and results will be issued in May. One of… »

08.04.2014

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

By Samuel Oakford for Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2014 (IPS) – Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released Monday. Investment fell across the globe, even… »

08.04.2014

Loved to Death

Loved to Death

By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th April 2014 How do you engineer a bland, depoliticised world, a consensus built around consumption and endless growth, a dreamworld of materialism and debt and… »

05.04.2014

Japan’s ‘Research Whaling’ Ruled Illegal by International Court of Justice

Japan’s ‘Research Whaling’ Ruled Illegal by International Court of Justice

By Tom Ganderton, Greenpeace The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan’s sham ‘scientific whaling’ program me has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court!… »

05.04.2014

Ominous Signs of Climate Change, Visible Everywhere… Act Now Before It Is Too Late!

Ominous Signs of Climate Change, Visible Everywhere… Act Now Before It Is Too Late!

From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for transformative collective action to tackle the phenomenon now – on all fronts– before… »

05.04.2014

Climate Science’s Dire Warning: Humans Are Baking the Planet

Climate Science’s Dire Warning: Humans Are Baking the Planet

The majority of the world is convinced that humans are changing the climate, for the worse. Now, evidence is mounting that paints just how grim a future we are making for ourselves and the planet. We will experience more extreme weather events, including hurricanes and droughts, mass extinctions… »

03.04.2014

In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence Susana Pacara, one of the founders of Radio Lachiwana in Cochabamba, Bolivia, believes that communication work is a key part of the defense of territory. She doesn’t mean this in an abstract way. Over the years, Pacara has… »

03.04.2014

The Neverending ‘Wakeup Call’

The Neverending ‘Wakeup Call’

By David Cromwell and David Edwards for Media Lens The new report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is clear that the impacts of climate change are likely to be ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible’. Impacts include droughts, floods, heat waves, endangered species, crop failure,… »

02.04.2014

Europe, Central Asia Face Nutritional Deficits

Europe, Central Asia Face Nutritional Deficits

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paints a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of the Europe and Central Asia.* On the eve of its biennial Regional Conference for Europe –… »

31.03.2014

U.N. Panel: Poorest Will Suffer Brunt of Global Warming’s Impact

U.N. Panel: Poorest Will Suffer Brunt of Global Warming’s Impact

Democracy Now! The U.N.’s top climate body is warning human-driven climate change has impacted every corner of the globe, with the poorest suffering the worst effects. In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says greenhouse gases have driven up global temperatures and extreme weather, while… »

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