Ecology and Environment

20.11.2013

“Civil Society Isn’t Welcome & Corporations Are”: Youth Activist on Being Banned from Climate Talks

“Civil Society Isn’t Welcome & Corporations Are”: Youth Activist on Being Banned from Climate Talks

By Democracy Now! After the Philippines lead climate negotiator, Naderev “Yeb” Saño, delivered an emotional speech to delegates at the U.N. climate summit, he was greeted by youth activists who held up a banner that read, “2012 Bopha 1,067; 2013 Haiyan 10,000+?” As a result, they were banned from the… »

18.11.2013

Climate change driving weather off the charts

Climate change driving weather off the charts

Meteorologists are calling the typhoon that slammed into the Philippines with 195-mile-an-hour winds on November 8, 2013, the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record. Super Typhoon Haiyan had gusts reaching 235 miles per hour and a storm surge swelling as high as 20 feet, so the destruction… »

16.11.2013

Iran. Lavrov Reveals Amended Draft Circulated at “Last Moment”

Iran. Lavrov Reveals Amended Draft Circulated at “Last Moment”

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 2013 (IPS) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed a crucial detail Thursday about last week’s nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva that explains much more clearly than previous reports why the meeting broke up without agreement. Lavrov said the United States circulated a draft that had been… »

14.11.2013

Yellow Oscar award winning Documentary ‘Nuclear Savage” travels with Uranium Film Festival through USA

Yellow Oscar award winning Documentary ‘Nuclear Savage” travels with Uranium Film Festival through USA

On November 27th & 28th, 2013, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) will make its premiere screening in the United States, starting in the Southwest with Albuquerque, New Mexico (Guild Cinema) highlighting over 40 films from 15 countries which explore not only this radioactive element called… »

10.11.2013

“Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists

“Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists

Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council from more than 30 countries hail Greenpeace protests against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling as a “service to humanity” Hamburg/Stockholm – 10 November 2013: Today more than 75 laureates of the Right Livelihood Award – often called the… »

03.11.2013

A ‘Green Intifadah’ Takes Root

A ‘Green Intifadah’ Takes Root

By Pierre Klochendler for IPS News – BATTIR, Occupied West Bank, Nov 3 2013 (IPS) – “O green Battir, mother of the air,” Mariam Ma’mmar sings in praise of her village. As the hot season draws to a close, the land – her people’s strength… »

01.11.2013

Australia: head first into oblivion – one Man takes a stand

Australia: head first into oblivion – one Man takes a stand

While Australian politics continues its descent into absurdity, a young Newcastle Activist is being drawn over hot coals in the Supreme Court for having the affront to interfere with the finances of the Coal Mining industry in Australia. Earlier this year, Johnathon Moylan, 25, allegedly sent a press… »

24.10.2013

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

[divide][clear] ‘The British energy secretary, Ed Davey, has signed the first new nuclear contract with French state-backed utility firm EDF, admitting only a clairvoyant could know the true cost to the taxpayer of the 35-year contract because of the uncertainty of future energy prices. Energy academics said on Monday that… »

19.10.2013

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

PRESS RELEASE N° 221 Lyon/Geneva, 17 October 2013 – The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). 1 After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature,… »

17.10.2013

GMO Emperor Has No Clothes

GMO Emperor Has No Clothes

World Food Day Message from Vandana Shiva Today, 16th October is World Food Day, a day when people all over the world are reminded of the shameful fact that more than one billion people go hungry and another billion are malnourished – this despite the fact that throughout the last… »

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