Ecology and Environment

16.09.2019

Lives in Ecology

Lives in Ecology

By John Scales Avery A new freely downloadable book I would like to announce the publication of a book, which reviews the lives and thoughts of some of the women and men who have addressed the crucial problems of ecology and sustainability that we are currently… »

16.09.2019

Five climate change science misconceptions – debunked

Five climate change science misconceptions – debunked

Mark Maslin, UCL for The Conversation The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the… »

14.09.2019

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

In 2022, according to forecasts, the Japanese company Tepco, owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, will no longer have a place to store contaminated [radioactive] water after the 2011 accident. Faced with this situation, Japan’s own Minister of the Environment has said that there will be no other option… »

14.09.2019

Climate emergency: why global mobilization is so important

Climate emergency: why global mobilization is so important

This climate crisis is almost irreversible, and it is global. And global and irreversible should be the answer OpenDemocracy DemocraciaAbierta 11 September 2019 Watch video https://youtu.be/iU7IhINREcI Our planet is currently facing an unprecedented climate crisis and we are now close to the point… »

10.09.2019

WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines ‘Right to a Future’ Event in NYC

WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines ‘Right to a Future’ Event in NYC

A livestreamed and in-depth conversation with youth and indigenous leaders to discuss “our best hope for a sustainable planet.” by Common Dreams staff People around the U.S. and across the globe are being invited to tune in Monday night as Canadian author and activist Naomi… »

09.09.2019

Inferno: From climate denial to planetary arson

Inferno: From climate denial to planetary arson

By Dr Andrew Glikson The planetary consequences of injecting >910 billion tons CO2 into the atmosphere are playing in real time. The Arctic Circle is suffering from an unprecedented number of wildfires in the latest sign of a climate crisis. With some blazes the size of 100,000 football pitches, vast… »

09.09.2019

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina and continues its path north, the death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 30 people. The actual number is expected to be far higher, with hundreds, if not thousands, still missing in the island nation. We speak to Susan Mangicaro, senior adviser for… »

08.09.2019

Extinction Rebellion: What is it?

Extinction Rebellion: What is it?

By Robert Hunziker The climate crisis is turning average law-abiding people into raging law-breaking eco rebels, by boatloads. Extinction Rebellion (ER) is at the forefront, demanding that governments declare climate emergencies and take urgent action. In that regard, ER, which started in the UK, says government must reduce carbon emissions… »

07.09.2019

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl

Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the death toll from Chernobyl remains unknown. Chernobyl is considered the… »

07.09.2019

The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

By Dr Binoy Kampmark There is something to be said of wariness when it comes to revolutionary voices.  As Albert Camus argued in that beautiful tract of illumination and contradiction, The Rebel, “All modern revolutions have ended in the reinforcement of the power of the state.” But he also argued that… »

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