Ecology and Environment

09.05.2020

Emerging Across the #Globe: Potentially Fatal Combinations of #Heat and #Humidity

Emerging Across the #Globe: Potentially Fatal Combinations of #Heat and #Humidity

US Gulf Coast among regions hit with conditions not expected for decades. Most everyone knows that humid heat is harder to handle than the “dry” kind. And recently, some scientists have projected that later in the century, in parts of the tropics and subtropics, warming climate could cause combined heat… »

08.05.2020

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

It’s unlikely they will murder you, but they pose a serious threat to honey bees In early May, the New York Times reported that the United States faced yet another new threat besides the COVID-19 pandemic: “murder hornets” from Asia. The story quickly… »

08.05.2020

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

May 7, 2020 —– Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program.  The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. »

05.05.2020

Sea levels rising as Antarctica melts

Sea levels rising as Antarctica melts

Emily Beament Earth-observing Nasa satellite bounces laser pulses off the ice surface to help measure changes in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Melting ice from Antarctica and Greenland’s shrinking ice sheet has been responsible for a 14mm (0.55in) rise in sea level since 2003, scientists said. The study… »

04.05.2020

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Viewpoint by Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth A new public declaration of policy and aims, Manifesto 2020, has issued a clarion call for declaring poverty Illegal. Poverty Is the product of labour regulation within the context of unequal economic growth. It is the result of global… »

30.04.2020

Greater New York Green Options: More Than Gardens

Greater New York Green Options:  More Than Gardens

Food quality, investigation into labeling, Non GMO, organic foods, plant-based diets, food insecurity, sustainability, the environment—in recent years, these issues have become ever-more important for the health and well-being of the public becoming ever-more aware of informed choices for their lives and the lives of their families. Personally, I have… »

30.04.2020

UN Chief and German Chancellor Call for Rebuilding ‘Our World for the Better’

UN Chief and German Chancellor Call for Rebuilding ‘Our World for the Better’

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – German chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General António Guterres have accentuated that any coronavirus recovery programme should have a clear focus on climate targets and rebuilding “our world for the better”. They were addressing a two-day video conference in Berlin co-organised by… »

30.04.2020

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

“In an age of sometimes false, and often too much information, it is difficult for human rights organizations to decide how much time to devote to which of our world’s manifold problems,” writes Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR’s general secretary, in our 2019 Annual Report. Climate change and related environmental destruction… »

29.04.2020

Forestry industry must improve safety record

Forestry industry must improve safety record

New FAO report points to steps to reduce forestry accidents, including safety inspections, and providing education and first-aid training. The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new FAO paper published today… »

28.04.2020

Global Pandemic And Global Warming

Global Pandemic And Global Warming

By Binu Mathew The COVID-19 has taught us that we are in an emergency. In 2019 a teenager named Greta Thumberg was crying hoarse that we are in an emergency and no one was listening. It’s time for us to take stock of the matter. Which is the greater emergency,… »

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