Ecology and Environment

23.08.2014

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners!

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners!

Stop Attacks on Environmental Campaigners! Human Wrongs Watch BALI, 20 August 2014 (IRIN)* – Amid increasing documentation of attacks on people engaged in environmental activism, experts are calling for a global protection regime to defend and support campaigners subjected to harassment and abuse. “We need to come… »

19.08.2014

Overshoot day 2014: Interview with Mathis Wackernagel

Overshoot day 2014: Interview with Mathis Wackernagel

Mathis Wackernagel is the founder and president of Global Footprint Network, which every year organizes the overshoot day which this year falls today, August 19th. Mathis, can you explain this idea and its origin? Earth Overshoot Daymarks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given… »

19.08.2014

August 19th is Earth Overshoot Day

It has taken less than eight months for humanity to use up nature’s entire budget for the year and go into ecological overshoot, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand… »

16.08.2014

As fracking expands in the UK, so does resistance

As fracking expands in the UK, so does resistance

Kate Aronoff, August 5, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence As of last week, energy companies will once again be invited to explore and bid on shale gas reserves in the United Kingdom. Under “exceptional circumstances,” they can even submit applications to drill in… »

09.08.2014

The Day After the Revolution

In Nonviolent revolution, People’s government, People’s revolution Tags: abolish death penalty, bring down income inequality, down with the one percent, equality for all, free health care for all, government of the people by the people for the people, green economy, Green energy, healthy food and lifestyle curriculum, high taxes for… »

16.07.2014

Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it George Monbiot, The Guardian, Tuesday 15 July 2014 Here’s our choice. We wait and see if a class of powerful pesticides, made by Bayer and… »

05.07.2014

Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

By Milagros Salazar JEPELACIO, Peru, Jul 2 2014 (IPS) – He may look like a rapper, but 33-year-old José Antonio Bardález is the mayor of Jepelacio, in the Peruvian Amazon. His ingenious innovations in the municipality include transforming waste management into a source of… »

27.06.2014

Forests Provide Jobs, Energy, Nutritious Foods and Ecosystem Services – Do Not Kill Them!

Forests Provide Jobs, Energy, Nutritious Foods and Ecosystem Services – Do Not Kill Them!

Across the world, forests provide employment, energy, nutritious foods and a wide range of other goods and ecosystem services with tremendous potential to contribute to sustainable development and a greener economy, according to the United Nations agency report The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO).* “This… »

27.06.2014

Plastic Waste Causes $13 Billion in Annual Damage to Marine Ecosystems — UN

Plastic Waste Causes $13 Billion in Annual Damage to Marine Ecosystems — UN

Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.* “Plastic contamination threatens marine life,… »

26.06.2014

Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber Worth Over $200 Billion a Year, and Helps Finance Organized Crime and Terrorist Groups

Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber Worth Over $200 Billion a Year, and Helps Finance Organized Crime and Terrorist Groups

Global environmental crime, possibly worth more than $200 billion annually, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new joint United Nations-INTERPOL report.* The report was compiled by the UN… »

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