Ecology and Environment

22.02.2021

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

By Bruce Gagnon coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.  The US began launching space probes with nuclear power in the early 1960’s.  One of these military satellites powered with a nuclear reactor fell back to Earth in April of 1964. It was called… »

20.02.2021

Ecocide!

Ecocide!

Ecocide is the destruction of large areas of the natural environment as a consequence of human activity. That destruction of “large areas” has grown so conspicuously large, so threatening to all species, including human existence, that a group of international legal experts is working to submit a draft of a… »

19.02.2021

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

“Lives are already being lost because of Texas politicians’ refusal to acknowledge and prepare for the realities of the climate crisis.” By Jessica Corbett While Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is under fire for fleeing to Cancún for a vacation as his constituents endure devastating power outages as well as food… »

18.02.2021

The Texas Climate and Energy Phenomena

The Texas Climate and Energy Phenomena

As millions of people in the South find themselves without power for a third day due to record-breaking winter storms, some have wondered why Texas isn’t turning to other states for help. To answer this, there are two important points to take in consideration, one about the electrical grid and… »

18.02.2021

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World 

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World 

Zero Waste Found to Be a Key Strategy to Build Strong, Sustainable Economies 17 February 2021– A new study from GAIA finds that cities that invest in Zero Waste programs and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits of reducing pollution and improving community health. This report comes… »

18.02.2021

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

18 February 2021, Penang, Malaysia/ Quezon City, Philippines. Two civil society organizations from Malaysia and the Philippines urged the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to declare the entire region as “no dumping ground” for hazardous wastes and other wastes such as household and plastic… »

14.02.2021

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2021, Quezon City.  A waste and pollution watchdog group has offered timely advice on Valentine’s Day to lovers of single-use plastics (SUPs):  break up or perish. The EcoWaste Coalition called on Filipinos from all walks of life to break up with SUPs as this toxic relationship… »

09.02.2021

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots led to the break-up of a crucial political alliance of Jats and Muslims forged by Chaudhary Charan Singh; the current farmers protest is uniting them again. Tarique Anwar “Is aandolan men Hindustan hai; Hindustani bane raho; Hindu-Musalma mein mat batna (India is… »

06.02.2021

Toxics Watchdog Group Pushes for Action to Prevent Ammonia Gas Leak from Ice and Cold Storage Facilities

Toxics Watchdog Group Pushes for Action to Prevent Ammonia Gas Leak from Ice and Cold Storage Facilities

5 February 2021. The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for chemical safety and environmental health, pressed local government units (LGUs) to immediately conduct inspections of ice and cold storage plants following ammonia gas leak incidents in Metro Manila and Batangas province last Wednesday. On February 3, an ammonia gas leak from… »

02.02.2021

How Community Solar Power Projects Support Homeless Housing and Fight the Extractive Fuel Industry

How Community Solar Power Projects Support Homeless Housing and Fight the Extractive Fuel Industry

New Mexico’s efforts to solarize local venues paint a vision for a future of community energy self-sufficiency. By April M. Short Homelessness has been on the rise nationwide due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, and in New Mexico it was already climbing prior to the pandemic. New Mexico experienced… »

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