Ecology and Environment

03.05.2013

U.S. Links Pesticides to Honey Bee Deaths, but Resists Ban

U.S. Links Pesticides to Honey Bee Deaths, but Resists Ban

by Carey L. Biron, IPS WASHINGTON, May 3 2013 (IPS) – A major study by the U.S. government’s environment and agriculture agencies has suggested a strong link between the use of certain pesticides and the widespread deaths that have afflicted honey bee populations around the world in recent years. Still,… »

22.04.2013

Nuclear disaster in Chernobyl (1986)

Nuclear disaster in Chernobyl (1986)

A systems test in a Soviet graphite reactor goes out of control. The ensuing explosion releases enormous quantities of radioactive material, much of which spreads across huge swathes of Europe. Not only the surrounding region in Ukraine is contaminated, wind currents blow radioactive particles further west, across much of Europe… »

22.04.2013

IRENA welcomes the launch of Africa’s largest solar PV plant

IRENA welcomes the launch of Africa’s largest solar PV plant

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomes the news that the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Africa was inaugurated today by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Masdar, the renewable energy company of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The new facility, located in the capital… »

03.04.2013

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

For readers interested in the Fukushima disaster, Pressenza recommends you watch this 30-minute video Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident In this video filmed at the symposium, Arnie Gundersen presents his findings concerning the Fukushima Accident. The findings show that the population of Japan have… »

19.03.2013

Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar launch

Renewable agency applauds U.A.E. solar launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date, as the Middle East turns to clean energy to fuel future growth. The Shams 1 thermosolar plant – in the desert of Abu Dhabi, capital… »

17.03.2013

Environmental laureates demand urgent change in global environmental and climate protection

Environmental laureates demand urgent change in global environmental and climate protection

Laureates from 44 countries propose two-speed model instead of search for the lowest common denominator within the international community Freiburg, Germany, 16 March 2013 – Until this coming Sunday, the 2nd International Convention of Environmental Laureates is being staged by the European Environment Foundation EEF in Freiburg, Germany.  Today a… »

10.03.2013

Fukushima anniversary marked in Hungary

Fukushima anniversary marked in Hungary

Activists of the humanist organisation, World without Wars and Violence will be in the streets of Budapest, Hungary on Monday 11th of March to call on the government to take steps to phase out the use of nuclear energy claiming that it is not “clean, green or cheap energy”. In… »

09.03.2013

Do we know what we eat?

Do we know what we eat?

Knowing what we eat has become something which is every day more difficult. The recent food scandal where horse meat was detected in beef highlights this clearly. Cannelloni from La Cocinera, burgers from Eroski, ravioli and tortellini from Buitoni, and Ikea meatballs are some of the products that… »

28.02.2013

Active Non-Violence, Southern Ocean style…

Active Non-Violence, Southern Ocean style…

We live in an age of holistic knowledge. We live in an age where we increasingly see Planet Earth, or more specifically, all the biological organisms that live on it, and their respective environments, as interdependent. We have come to realize how fragile our Planet can be. With the current… »

26.02.2013

Climate Change is Real

Climate Change is Real

By Allison Lee Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change. Since the Industrial Age spurred the increasing usage of fossil fuels for energy production, the weather has been warming slowly. »

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