Ecology and Environment

16.01.2019

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

BP Die In to bring attention to the white phosphorus used in West Papua

Climate activists gathered in New York’s Union Square in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of West Papua, to demand that petroleum multinational BP: End support of the Indonesian military genocide in West Papua Capture the carbon… »

13.01.2019

Environmental Optimism over Despair: Cities Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

Environmental Optimism over Despair: Cities Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

“Whoever you are, wherever you are, we need you now to stand outside your parliament or local government office to let them know that we demand climate action.” These words, pronounced by Greta Thunberg on December 12, 2018, changed my life.  Greta is the sixteen-year-old Swedish activist who has made headlines… »

10.01.2019

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

The new congress needs to create a green planet at peace

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater. A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our… »

09.01.2019

Toxic fumes threaten our children. We have to take on the pollution lobby

Toxic fumes threaten our children. We have to take on the pollution lobby

By George Monbiot for The Guardian The growth in emissions is creating a ‘diesel generation’ of unhealthy youngsters. And some of the world’s most powerful industries are behind it. Imagine that you could buy, in thousands of shops across the country, canisters containing toxic gas. Imagine that some people… »

04.01.2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant strides backwards while passing up endless… »

30.12.2018

Worse than the “worst” oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico: 14 years and counting

Worse than the “worst” oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico: 14 years and counting

When talking about fossil fuels disasters we are running out of superlatives. The Deepwater Horizon operated by BP discharged an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. After several failed efforts to contain the flow, the well was declared sealed on 19 September 2010. Reports in early 2012 indicated… »

28.12.2018

Climate change: six positive news stories you probably missed this year

Climate change: six positive news stories you probably missed this year

Rick Greenough, De Montfort University; Anna Pigott, Swansea University; Daniele Malerba, University of Manchester; Mike Wood, University of Salford… »

22.12.2018

PMPI Statement on the Kaliwa Dam Project

PMPI Statement on the Kaliwa Dam Project

The proposed New Centennial Water Source – Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS – KDP) is a threat and perhaps a disaster waiting to happen to Quezon province and some parts of Rizal province that might even annihilate the Dumagats and Remontado tribal people living in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges. The project… »

18.12.2018

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

World Health Organisation Press Release, 5 December 2018 News Release Katowice, Poland Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains… »

17.12.2018

‘Morally Unacceptable’: Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

‘Morally Unacceptable’: Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

“The weak outcome of this COP runs contrary to stark warnings of the IPCC report and growing demand for action from citizens.” by Julia Conley, staff  for Common Dreams Climate action groups slammed the outcome of the 24th annual Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice,… »

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