Ecology and Environment

13.07.2013

Fukushima hero dies of cancer as radioactivity problems far from over

Fukushima hero dies of cancer as radioactivity problems far from over

Masao Yoshida has died of cancer of the oesophagus. He was 58. He had led the efforts to stop the radioactive leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami induced a triple meltdown. He famously disobeyed orders from his Tepco (Fukuyima’s plant’s owners)… »

28.06.2013

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Kyodo News reported June 25, 2013 that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has measured a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In a sample collected June 21, around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per litre was found, the… »

27.06.2013

Global shock and outrage at World Food Prize for GMO executives

Global shock and outrage at World Food Prize for GMO executives

81 recipients of the Right Livelihood Award and Members of the World Future Council condemn the selection of GMO scientists and company executives as winners of the World Food Prize. On June 19th, the winners of the 2013 World Food Prize were announced. The prize goes to… »

25.06.2013

Plans in motion for Africa clean energy corridor

Plans in motion for Africa clean energy corridor

Renewable energy could meet a rising share of the continent’s fast-growing power needs and support economic development in a sustainable manner. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened a major international strategy session on 22 and 23 June to discuss the prospects for a Clean Energy Corridor (CEC) to serve… »

21.06.2013

Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

Dr. Vandana Shiva: a 1% rule has never lasted it must be 100% participation

As the keynote speaker on the final day of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Dr. Vandana Shiva[1], an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalisation campaigner spoke about the values required for a new economic model that respects the planet and all species of life.  Pressenza has transcribed the… »

22.05.2013

Rampal Electricity Project: An Invitation to a Development Disaster

Rampal Electricity Project: An Invitation to a Development Disaster

Recently, Bangladesh Power Development Board and the National Thermal Power Corporation of India signed a contract to build, under joint venture, the 1320MW Rampal Coal Fired Power Plant near the Sundabans. This is an invitation to a developmental disaster, one which can help destroy one of the world’s natural wildlife… »

21.05.2013

Dimapur declaration on water and indigenous communities rights

Dimapur declaration on water and indigenous communities rights

India-China-Bangladesh Dimapur declaration on water and indigenous communities rights May 20, 2013 A Statement from the Northeast Dialogue Forum We, the representatives of the indigenous people’s organizations of India’s North East concerned over the issue of water and adverse impacts of mega development processes, such as… »

09.05.2013

‘Greening’ global trade vital for sustainable development – UN report

‘Greening’ global trade vital for sustainable development – UN report

In an increasingly interconnected world where trillions of dollars worth of goods and services are traded annually, the rapidly expanding market for low-carbon and environmentally friendly products will create new opportunities, the United Nations environmental agency today reported. The report, Green Economy and Trade – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, finds that… »

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… »

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