Ecology and Environment

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. »

21.02.2013

Solar lighting can deliver major development and climate benefits – UN agency

Solar lighting can deliver major development and climate benefits – UN agency

Countries that switch from lamps, candles, flashlights and other traditional lighting systems to solar power can recover the costs in less than one year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today, highlighting new studies that show the development and climate benefits of ‘off-grid’ lighting. “Replacing the world’s 670 million… »

17.02.2013

Russian meteorite: another nuclear near-miss

Russian meteorite: another nuclear near-miss

We have seen nuclear accidents that kill and contaminate enough times to be sure that there is no such a thing as “safe” nuclear energy. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima… The theoretical risk of a meteorite hitting a nuclear facility came a little too close for comfort on Jan 15th… »

15.02.2013

UN kicks off year promoting international cooperation on water management

UN kicks off year promoting international cooperation on water management

11 February 2013 – The United Nations today launched the International Year of Water Cooperation, which seeks to provide a platform for countries to collaborate in the management of this precious resource in the interest of peace and development. “Water is central to the well-being of people and the… »

10.02.2013

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

A study shows that a possible nuclear accident in France would cost the country about 430 billion euros, which is equivalent to 20 percent of its economic output. The study, conducted by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), showed that a possible disaster in one of… »

08.02.2013

Nuclear knock-backs on UK’s new reactors and old waste

Nuclear knock-backs on UK’s new reactors and old waste

It never rains but it pours in the UK’s nuclear industry. Plans to build new reactors are stalling as yet another company pulls out, and there is still nowhere to store nuclear waste permanently. The UK has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by… »

05.02.2013

Protests Continue Against GE-Hitachi

Protests Continue Against GE-Hitachi

Protests Continue Against GE-Hitachi – Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Plant close to downtown Toronto. (photo shows of Robert Del Tredici (left) and Zach Ruiter (right) in front of train that was stopped by protesters in Toronto on Sunday February 3, 2013. The protesters are calling for the permanent shutdown of a GE-Hitachi Nuclear… »

03.02.2013

Condemning the murder of Cícero Guedes, leader of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST

Condemning the murder of Cícero Guedes, leader of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation strongly condemns the murder of Cícero Guedes, a leader of the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement MST. The MST received the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) in 1991. Cícero Guedes dos Santos, coordinator… »

25.01.2013

Fukushima two years later: Global symposium March 11-12

Fukushima two years later: Global symposium March 11-12

Global symposium to address mounting medical & ecological consequences March 11-12 – New York Academy of Medicine Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, new research and new information continues to come to light about its continuing bio-medical and ecological consequences, how… »

24.01.2013

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

Chromo-therapy is proving effective in dealing with Criminal Behaviour

Yesterday while waiting for the bus with my youngest daughter we were hit by a Polar Front affecting these northern lands. In spite of being -20C (with a wind chill factor of -29C) a gorgeous sunrise was beginning to open up full of multiple hues ranging from pink, light blue,… »

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