Ecology and Environment

22.11.2020

6.2 magnitude quake hits off Chile coast – USGS

6.2 magnitude quake hits off Chile coast – USGS

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the Chilean coast, the US Geological Survey has reported. It struck at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles). The jolt occurred late Saturday 157.4 km (97.8 miles) to the southeast of Talca, a city of around 200,000 people south of the capital, Santiago. »

20.11.2020

Polluting investments not in our name

Polluting investments not in our name

Daniel Willis Parliamentarians and NGOs across Europe have signed joint statements calling for public development banks to respect human rights and stop funding fossil fuels. Last week saw the first ever international meeting of public finance institutions, dubbed the Finance in Common Summit, as development banks from around the… »

19.11.2020

Kilimanjaro Threatened by Fires Which Shaped It

Kilimanjaro Threatened by Fires Which Shaped It

Viewpoint by Andreas Hemp In October 2020, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding forests fall into Kilimanjaro National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Andreas… »

17.11.2020

Genetic engineering research is a secret: How the federal government and the EU want to let us run blindly into a high-risk adventure

Genetic engineering research is a secret: How the federal government and the EU want to let us run blindly into a high-risk adventure

Classified information: Millions and millions are spent on genetic engineering projects, but research into the risks of genome changes and into detection methods that make it possible to detect genetically modified organisms, for example in food, is completely underfunded. Genetic engineering on the plate or in the field: Most people… »

16.11.2020

Science, or nuclear fiction?

Science, or nuclear fiction?

Biden-Harris must reject the nuclear path Although possibly a sad comment on his predecessors, incoming U.S. president, Joe Biden, is offering the most progressive climate policy so far of any who have previously held his position. As Paul Gipe points out in his recent… »

13.11.2020

The Gates Empire: how philanthro-capitalism is harming sustainable development

The Gates Empire: how philanthro-capitalism is harming sustainable development

The empire of Gates, how philanthro-capitalistism is endangering sustainable development / fotospublicas.com / Manuel Lopez Navdanya International The latest report by Navdanya International, “Gates to a global empire”, aims to investigate the role and action of one of the private foundations… »

13.11.2020

In Brumadinho, candidates need to overcome disbelief and tragedy

In Brumadinho, candidates need to overcome disbelief and tragedy

By Marcelo Z Carota* Right in the path of the biggest dam breach accident in Brazil, this little town was devastated by a tragedy that claimed many lives among the local population. According to a report by the UN Environment Agency, the figures are among the eight largest environmental disasters… »

10.11.2020

There is another way to be human

There is another way to be human

In the modern world, we no longer even notice that our entire life consists only of dependencies. It starts right after birth. The toddler should go to kindergarten as soon as possible. What should be learned there: to be assertive, to adapt to others, to make his or her own… »

02.11.2020

Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean… Seriously?

Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean… Seriously?

For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan’s government… »

01.11.2020

Super Typhoon Goni batters Philippines

Super Typhoon Goni batters Philippines

A super typhoon — the world’s strongest this year— has made landfall in the eastern Philippines. Over a million people in the typhoon’s path have been evacuated, with authorities describing “catastrophic” conditions. Super Typhoon Goni slammed into the eastern Philippines early Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall and “catastrophic violent winds,” the… »

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