Ecology and Environment

22.12.2018

PMPI Statement on the Kaliwa Dam Project

PMPI Statement on the Kaliwa Dam Project

The proposed New Centennial Water Source – Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS – KDP) is a threat and perhaps a disaster waiting to happen to Quezon province and some parts of Rizal province that might even annihilate the Dumagats and Remontado tribal people living in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges. The project… »

18.12.2018

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

World Health Organisation Press Release, 5 December 2018 News Release Katowice, Poland Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains… »

17.12.2018

‘Morally Unacceptable’: Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

‘Morally Unacceptable’: Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

“The weak outcome of this COP runs contrary to stark warnings of the IPCC report and growing demand for action from citizens.” by Julia Conley, staff  for Common Dreams Climate action groups slammed the outcome of the 24th annual Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice,… »

16.12.2018

Of Cockroaches and Humans

Of Cockroaches and Humans

By Roberto Savio* Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Italian Nobel laureate honoured for her work in neurobiology, once gave a splendid conference with the title “The imperfect brain”. There she explained that man has a brain that is not used completely, while the reverse is true for the cockroach. In the… »

15.12.2018

At the U.N. Climate Summit, Youth Leads the Way

At the U.N. Climate Summit, Youth Leads the Way

Close to 15,000 people have descended on Katowice, in the heart of Poland’s coal country, for the annual U.N. climate change summit. This meeting is dubbed “COP24,” for the 24th “Conference of the Parties” to the climate negotiations. The efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming have… »

14.12.2018

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Anna Szolucha, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation After a month of tranquillity, fracking has resumed at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool triggering the biggest tremor to date. There have been 12 tremors over a four-day period, including the biggest so far – the 1.5 magnitude… »

13.12.2018

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? by Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater for Common Dreams. In the spirit of a new year… »

11.12.2018

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your car gas tank with US$20. Yet, despite the steady increases, gas prices are still artificially… »

10.12.2018

Democracy and living well: a Call to Conscience

Democracy and living well: a Call to Conscience

Let’s unite to defend life and resist global threats! The Call to Conscience is an initiative of the Dialogues in Humanity Network. It synthesizes the two major threats hanging over humanity today: market fundamentalism and identity fundamentalism. The first leads to the oppression and exploitation of human beings by the… »

09.12.2018

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

“We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules,” says Greta Thunberg, “because the rules have to be changed.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Striking her mark at the COP24 climate talks taking place this week and next in Poland, fifteen-year-old… »

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