Ecology and Environment

10.09.2018

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in more than 90 countries joined a worldwide day of protest demanding urgent action to address climate change Saturday. In San Francisco, up to 30,000 people took part in the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march. It is believed to be the largest climate… »

06.09.2018

We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup

We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup

By George Monbiot for The Guardian We must challenge the corporations that urge us to live in a throwaway society rather than seeking ‘greener’ ways of maintaining the status quo. Do you believe in miracles? If so, please form an orderly queue. Plenty of people imagine we can carry… »

05.09.2018

The African Great Green Wall project: a breath of fresh air

The African Great Green Wall project: a breath of fresh air

From The Great Green Wall The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. A decade in and roughly 15% underway, the initiative is already bringing life back to Africa’s degraded… »

05.09.2018

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

By TOM KELSEY 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy Hinkley Point C is the latest in a long string of misguided nuclear policies. Hinkley Point C makes no sense, least of all for electricity consumers. The foreign companies building the nuclear power station, EFF and… »

03.09.2018

Amid extreme weather and record heat, global mobilization demands ‘fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all’

Amid extreme weather and record heat, global mobilization demands ‘fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all’

“We are at a crossroads. By acting together, we can end the era of fossil fuels and save the climate we all depend on.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer  for Common Dreams “Change only happens when people rise up to demand it.” That is one of the… »

27.08.2018

Time to end cheap flights

Time to end cheap flights

African cities generally use less electricity than their European equivalents, as people own fewer appliances and have greater need for thrift. Jet engines are essentially the same as turbines used for electricity generation, and the engines on a single jumbo would power a small African city had they generators attached. »

22.08.2018

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

ND Drops Serious Charges Against Chase Iron Eyes over DAPL Resistance

In North Dakota, prosecutors have dropped all serious charges against former North Dakota congressional candidate  who had been facing up to six years in prison for participating in the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. This is Chase Iron Eyes, speaking only days after his arrest on February 1, 2017. »

14.08.2018

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a dramatic increase in the amount of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

08.08.2018

Neoliberalism drives climate breakdown, not human nature

Neoliberalism drives climate breakdown, not human nature

By ALEX RANDALL 7 August 2018 for openDemocracy  Attempts by the New York Times to blame humanity as a whole for climate change let the real culprits off the hook. Many zoos have an exhibit like this: a wall with a hatch, and under… »

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