Ecology and Environment

07.01.2013

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

In our continued publishing of material from Fairewinds Energy Education we send the link to their latest podcast.  In this report Japanese contractors responsible for collecting and disposing radioactive waste have been found to dump it in rivers and in the middle of forests.  It sounds like something out of The Simpsons!… »

31.12.2012

2012 In Review: A Year of Extreme Weather, Mass Shootings, Drone Wars and Dark Money in Politics

2012 In Review: A Year of Extreme Weather, Mass Shootings, Drone Wars and Dark Money in Politics

Today we look back at 2012. In the most expensive election in U.S. history, President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, forcing the Republicans to reconsider their policies, among others, around women and immigrants. While the major party presidential candidates did not take on climate change in any of their debates,… »

25.12.2012

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

From Rio to Delhi – Art and Nuclear Awareness – Uranium Film Festival is travelling to India

After taking place twice in Brazil and once in Portugal and in Germany, the International Uranium Film Festival is now travelling to India. Documentary film maker from India, Shri Prakash is organizing the festival in New Delhi, Shillong, Ranchi, Pune, Mumbai, Hydarabad and Chennai. The Uranium Film Festival of India… »

24.12.2012

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident

Pressenza is delighted to start reproducing material with permission from Fairewinds Energy Education. The nuclear energy industry, its relationship to the nuclear weapons industry, the lack of transparency from the nuclear industry in general, the danger of cover-ups of mistakes to avoid affecting share-prices and the risks to nuclear proliferation… »

19.12.2012

Food & Trees for Africa’s Green grant

Food & Trees for Africa’s Green grant

 A report is just out from Food and Trees For Africa (FTFA) regarding the Permaculture Food Garden that was started by a community in the township of Soweto. The project is benefitting from a US$1000 prize won by Earthwalker Paul Coleman from the Wiser Earth’s Earth Day Living Contest and… »

10.12.2012

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015. “This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing the Climate Action Network, a coalition of more than 700 civil… »

04.12.2012

Civil Society, Youth Pushed to the Margins at Doha

Civil Society, Youth Pushed to the Margins at Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Dec 3 2012 (IPS) – Beatrice Yeung, a youth delegate at the United Nations climate talks, travelled all the way from Hong Kong to Doha, Qatar to bring her generation’s message that “we will live in the world you are creating for us.” But Yeung is not allowed… »

27.11.2012

Suffocating The World

Suffocating The World

You’re standing in line at the grocery store when you realize that you don’t have your reusable bag. You’ll have to get a plastic bag. Again. You feel bad for a moment and then think that it’s just one bag. But it isn’t … In the U.S. alone, 280 billion… »

08.11.2012

Kenya – No Trees in The Forest

Kenya – No Trees in The Forest

A landmark study of Kenya’s high-elevation forests shows that the economic cost of deforestation in the East African country exceeds national gains from forestry and logging by more than four-to-one, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported. “Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($68 million) in 2010… »

04.11.2012

Who Cares About 1.8 Million Haitians Hit by Sandy – They Do Not Vote in US Elections!

Who Cares About 1.8 Million Haitians Hit by Sandy – They Do Not Vote in US Elections!

Mainstream media have focussed for many days on Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the U.S.–predictions, images, surveys on who will win the presidential election on 6 November, etc. Meanwhile, very little attention has been paid to the fact that some 1.8 million Haitians have also been affected according to the… »

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