Ecology and Environment

11.09.2020

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Say no to Rivenhall incinerator

Staff Reporter Campaigners launch legal challenge to Environment Agency’s decision to grant a permit for one of Europe’s biggest waste incinerators. A campaign group, representing seven villages in Essex, has issued a legal challenge against the Environment Agency over concerns that residents will be… »

09.09.2020

How President Trump Has Completely Handed Over The United States To The Extremely Wealthy

How President Trump Has Completely Handed Over The United States To The Extremely Wealthy

By Mark Lesseraux President Trump cut all of these people’s taxes by 15% recently. He also stripped away long fought for protections and regulations (which he’s very open about and proud of btw) so as to increase the number of loopholes that exempt many of these multi-billionaires from paying any… »

09.09.2020

Brazil’s 63,000 Fires

Brazil’s 63,000 Fires

Amazon Day, a day of celebration for over 100 years on September 5th has passed. Amazon Day commemorates the year 1850 creation of the Province of Amazonas, encompassing 60% of Brazil and extending into Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and French Guyana. Meanwhile, illegal fires in Brazil’s Amazon… »

07.09.2020

While Big Food Supply Chains Have Stalled Due to Lockdown, an Organic CSA Farm Has Risen to the Challenge

While Big Food Supply Chains Have Stalled Due to Lockdown, an Organic CSA Farm Has Risen to the Challenge

Organic CSA farms like Massaro in Connecticut have been able to nimbly reorient marketing and production to serve the urgent needs of their communities. By Elizabeth Henderson The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep craters in the U.S. food supply chain. Dairies that supply milk and food products to restaurants have… »

07.09.2020

The Amazon Rainforest Asks for Help!

The Amazon Rainforest Asks for Help!

By Daniel Bruno Vasconcelos and Jennifer Terriaga September 5th is the Amazon Rainforest Day, but we have nothing to celebrate on this very remarkable date. The current president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro is ruining with the greatest natural wealth of the planet, an entire ecosystem is being destroyed in favor… »

06.09.2020

What Happens to the Plastic the UK Recycles?

What Happens to the Plastic the UK Recycles?

The secretive way in which plastic recycling is handled in the UK carries the potential for the next big scandal. While the government’s statutory guidance is supposed to clarify who is responsible, our research suggests that what happens to plastics we believe to be recycled in the UK is in reality… »

04.09.2020

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment

COVID-19 lockdowns have yielded dramatic scenes of natural recovery: smog disappearing from the skies of India, waterways of Italy becoming clear for the first time in memory, wild mountain goats roaming the streets of Wales, sea turtles returning to the beaches of Brazil. Many people, while confined to their… »

31.08.2020

EU Subsidies Benefit Big Farms While Underfunding Greener and Poorer Plots

EU Subsidies Benefit Big Farms While Underfunding Greener and Poorer Plots

Viewpoint by Murray Scown, Kimberly Nicholas & Mark Brady* The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the European Union’s largest budget item. For the 60 billion euro a year it pays in subsidies, the CAP is expected to support farmer incomes, ensure a supply of quality food, protect biodiversity, tackle climate… »

30.08.2020

XR v Exxon

XR v Exxon

Eco-activists demonstrate outside ExxonMobil’s HQ to demand end to oil production and greenwashing. Extinction Rebellion is today protesting outside ExxonMobil’s UK Headquarters in Leatherhead  to demand the oil company halts a major $96bn plan to open new oil and gas fields. The protestors accuse the oil company of trying to cloak… »

30.08.2020

SOS Galápagos

SOS Galápagos

Yearly, local communities in Galápagos and other protected tropical areas earn millions of dollars of income through the thousands of scuba divers, who come to swim with whale sharks, stingrays and other marine megafauna. By Lucas Bustamante (text and pictures) Biologist, photojournalist and co-founder of Tropical Herping. Over… »

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