Ecology and Environment

03.12.2018

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

A crucial United Nations (UN) climate conference has opened in Poland, with representatives from 200 countries in attendance. The 24th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP24, kicked off in the city of Katowice on Sunday. Representatives of countries most threatened by climate change — including by rising sea… »

30.11.2018

More evidence: Fossil fuels cause both climate change and serious health problems. The Lancet

More evidence: Fossil fuels cause both climate change and serious health problems. The Lancet

We have already pointed out that failure to connect the diverse consequences of fossil fuels use misses the opportunity to strengthen the case for an urgent switch to renewables: “Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health” New research published by The Lancet and reported by… »

28.11.2018

Capitalism must be turned inside out

Capitalism must be turned inside out

By Hadrien Coumans Capitalism hasn’t evolved since 1609 when the corporate and destructive Dutch West India Company arrived in Manhattan to colonize and then built the wall to keep the Lenape out, which Wall Street was named after. The only source of fresh drinking water, in Manhattan known as Collect… »

27.11.2018

Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?

Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?

By Anna Kucirkova Fresh water is the most important resource for human life on earth. People can survive far longer without food than without water, and virtually all of our food sources require fresh water to grow or create. Global climate change and the exponential increase in population has led… »

27.11.2018

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!

Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. Unfortunately, only the rarest individual has the capacity to see through the elite-promulgated delusion that generated this benign expression and its twin… »

23.11.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Honoured Today

The Laureates of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will receive their prizes at today’s Award presentation in Stockholm, Sweden. Regrettably, the three Saudi Laureates are prevented from attending due to lengthy prison sentences for their work promoting justice and equality. Ole von Uexkull,… »

17.11.2018

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Day of revolt leads to mass arrests in the UK as protest participants argue too many still don’t “recognize the seriousness of our existential crisis” and almost nobody is doing enough to end humanity’s wreckless assault on planet’s living systems by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams… »

16.11.2018

The Political Responsibility in the Collapse of Our Planet

The Political Responsibility in the Collapse of Our Planet

By Roberto Savio* It is now clear that we have lost the battle in keeping the planet as we have known it. Now, of course, this can be considered a personal opinion of mine, devoid of objectivity. Therefore, I will bring a lot of data, history and facts, to make… »

05.11.2018

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

Failing to connect the fossil fuel dots of climate change and health

The world is facing two serious emergencies that share the same roots and yet there seems to be a blind spot for those dealing with Climate Change and loss of biodiversity in relation to the millions of deaths caused by illnesses linked to water, air and food contamination created by… »

01.11.2018

When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need – new research

When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need – new research

Astrid Kause, University of Leeds for The Conversation Cape Town’s recent drought brought into sharp relief how people behave and the choices that they make when resources become scarce. The South African city was teetering on the brink: a sustained dry spell meant that residents were faced… »

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