Ecology and Environment

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. »

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… »

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