Ecology and Environment

The Climate and Ecological Crisis and Human Health

In the framework of the Open Encounter of New Humanism, called “The human being as a central value”, we reflect on the global environmental situation and its effects on health. By Doris Balvín What is the state of the global…

Protection of native seeds – Interview with Melissa Gómez Gil

After graduating from high school, Melissa started an undergraduate programme in Biology at the University of Antioquia, but after five semesters she decided to take a break in order to commit herself to community work in rural areas. This decision…

Climate Change COP 26 – “Planet SOS” and Leaders Who Betrayed People’s Hopes for Sustainable Future

by Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.   “Climate change” describes a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. Earth’s climate is always changing over long periods of time and has been hotter and…

The Woody Biomass Blunder

One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve “carbon neutral” status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming. The term carbon neutral (which is not…

The human right to a healthy, unpolluted environment

In a context of climate crisis, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. Socio-environmental assemblies and indigenous peoples in Argentina denounce extractivism as the epicentre of rights violations. The…

Approved in Brazil, Argentinean GM wheat advances: warnings and rejections of an unprecedented experiment in the world

The Brazilian biosafety agency has approved the purchase of GM wheat produced in Argentina by the company Bioceres, the last step needed to authorise its commercialisation. The company had already reported that it had planted 55,000 hectares of this variety…

The People’s COP26 Decision for Climate Justice

As the COP26 meeting comes to a close in Glasgow with a final agreement that has been widely denounced as insufficient to prevent the planet exceeding the 1.5C change which scientists have recommended as a target to avoid utter devastation…

COP26 Coalition responds to COP26 agreement

Pressenza republishes below the text of the statement prepared after publication of the draft agreement by the COP26 Coalition, a UK-based civil society coalition of groups and individuals mobilising around climate justice during COP26. Coalition members include environment and development…

Love for Living Animals: White-rumped Vultures are Angels who Lift Humans to a “Sky Burial” in Heaven

ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice, fleas, roundworms,…

COP 26: “There is a generation that is going to turn the tables on climate change”.

From Glasgow-Scotland, where COP 26 is taking place, Pressenza’s programme Cuatro Elementos interviewed Melissa Moreano, professor and researcher at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar-Ecuador, member of the collective Geografía Crítica-Ecuador and the Latin American and Caribbean Platform for Climate Justice.…

1 2 3 4 5 155