Ecology and Environment

04.11.2019

Our Vanishing World: Insects

Our Vanishing World: Insects

About 12,000 years ago, late stone age humans precipitated the neolithic (agricultural) revolution that marked the start of the steady rise to civilization. Coincidentally, this occurred at the same time as the beginning of what is now known as the Holocene Epoch, the geological epoch in which humans still live. »

02.11.2019

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them. Many of these mass movements share a fierce critique of capitalism. In Santiago, Chile, more than 1 million people flooded the… »

02.11.2019

Rebels Beyond Borders at COP25 in Madrid

Rebels Beyond Borders at COP25 in Madrid

The COP25 Climate Conference will now take place in Madrid from December 2nd – 13th. It’s where the largest countries and contributors to greenhouse emissions will come together from December to flesh out details of the implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement Climate Pact. With the background of the cancellation… »

01.11.2019

The new Right Livelihood Award Sculpture is made from recycled illegal guns

The new Right Livelihood Award Sculpture is made from recycled illegal guns

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Tony Cragg, one of the world’s foremost sculptors, has custom-designed the new Award. The sculpture is made from Humanium Metal by IM, a unique material made of recycled metal from gun destruction programs… »

31.10.2019

Greta and the young people who jumped the turnstiles

Greta and the young people who jumped the turnstiles

“How dare you?,” Greta Thurnberg said at the UN to those responsible for the planet’s environmental situation, angry, impotent, belonging to the generation that will inherit a world collapsed in its sustainability. She was coming to Chile to participate in COP25. Her clamour also resonated in the young Chileans who… »

31.10.2019

How many Green New Deals are there

How many Green New Deals are there

Faced with the evidence of the climate crisis, deniers no longer deny the rise of global temperatures, but rather contest its anthropogenic origin, in order to continue with business as usual. As Naomi Klein explained, the “Lords of oil” know very well that the rise in CO2 is leading us… »

29.10.2019

Why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation

Why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation

The environmental interest in nitrogen (N2), an essential component of the air we breathe, focuses on the conversion of N2 into other chemically reactive forms. Some are vital for life itself and some cause costly and dangerous nitrogen pollution. “Altogether, humans are producing a cocktail of reactive nitrogen that threatens health,… »

29.10.2019

High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience

High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience

World’s Highest Peaks, Hit hard by Climate Change; the Impacts Are Cascading Down to Some of Earth’s Most Densely Populated Areas 28 October 2019 (World Meteorological Organization) The world’s highest peaks, ranging from the Andes to the Alps and the Third Pole to the tropics, are being hit hard by… »

24.10.2019

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Wars are waged to get hold of oil reserves and then that oil is used to carry out other wars (world emissions from military equipment amount to 15% of total emissions, but are not accounted for in the Paris Agreement). Wars produce refugees and in order to push back the… »

23.10.2019

XR Co-Founder Discusses Climate Emergency

XR Co-Founder Discusses Climate Emergency

Extinction Rebellion (“XR”) has hit the world stage like a flash of light with participants in more than 70 countries all within one year’s time. Its allure is simply “telling the truth” about the climate crisis… for a change. A breath of fresh air in a world filled with deceit… »

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