Ecology and Environment

02.11.2012

A Crisis Foretold: Studies Warned New York Infrastructure Critically Threatened by Climate Change

A Crisis Foretold: Studies Warned New York Infrastructure Critically Threatened by Climate Change

The massive damage Superstorm Sandy has caused to New York City and its infrastructure has not come as a surprise to everyone. We’re joined by Cynthia Rosenzweig, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, who says the city began looking at the impact of global warming more… »

01.11.2012

Aftermath Hurricane Sandy

Aftermath Hurricane Sandy

The deployment recovery efforts are in full operation after the passage of Hurricane Sandy with 12 States (CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VA, VT) in a federally-declared state of emergency. More than 8 million people are without electricity.  Atlantic City, NJ is devastated, with  70 percent of the… »

29.10.2012

Nuclear Plants from Virginia to Vermont Could Be Impacted from Massive Hurricane Sandy

Nuclear Plants from Virginia to Vermont Could Be Impacted from Massive Hurricane Sandy

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has acknowledged the massive Sandy storm could impact both coastal and inland nuclear power plants. At least 16 reactors are in the storm’s projected path, including North Anna and Surry in Virginia; Calvert Cliffs in Maryland; Oyster Creek, Hope Creek and Salem in New Jersey; Indian… »

27.10.2012

Wildy running through South America

Wildy running through South America

David and Katharine Lowrie have a mission: running 5,000 miles in one year, from the southern tip of Chile to northern Colombia, to benefit the continent’s wildlife and wild places. The intrepid Lawries will finish running the Carretera Austral, Aysén’s wild route through the wonderful wilderness of Chilean Patagonia, this… »

25.10.2012

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Want Nukes Abolished

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Want Nukes Abolished

By Ramesh Jaura* Much to the chagrin of several millions in Japan and beyond, who are relentlessly campaigning for a nuclear weapons-free world, the government in Tokyo has declined to join an initiative calling for efforts to outlaw nukes out of concern it would affect the country’s security arrangement under… »

16.10.2012

Most EU Nuclear Power Plants ‘Unsafe’

Most EU Nuclear Power Plants ‘Unsafe’

The so-called ‘stress tests’ on nuclear power plants in the European Union (EU) have confirmed environmental and energy activists’ worst fears: most European nuclear facilities do not meet minimum security standards. The tests on 134 nuclear reactors operating in 14 EU member states were carried out in response to widespread… »

16.10.2012

Karipbek Kuyukov: “My Dream is to Save Our Children from Radiation”

Karipbek Kuyukov: “My Dream is to Save Our Children from Radiation”

This is an English version of the special interview with Karipbek Kuyukov on August 30, 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan during the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament conference. The original Japanese version is on the interview section of… »

09.10.2012

Breaking the nuclear chain”, a new campaign

Breaking the nuclear chain”, a new campaign

The campaign “Breaking the Nuclear Chain” will be launched on 22 October 2012 by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat. We talk about this initiative and its objectives with Marte Hellema, Programme Manager Public Outreach at the GPPAC Global Secretariat. »

27.09.2012

2012 Right Livelihood Awards go to UK, US, Afghanistan and Turkey

2012 Right Livelihood Awards go to UK, US, Afghanistan and Turkey

The 2012 edition of the Right Livelihood Awards, the alternative Nobel Prizes, have been announced in Sweden today. According to the Jury, the “2012 Laureates define essential conditions for global peace and security.” The awards are made by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, based in Stockholm, and honours organisations and… »

14.09.2012

South Korea: World’s largest environmental organization in ethical quandary

South Korea: World’s largest environmental organization in ethical quandary

Should it answer to conference sponsors Samsung and the Korean government, or to its historical mission to protect the environment and social justice? The world’s largest and oldest conservation organization, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is holding its giant quadrennial convention on Jeju Island, South Korea. But what… »

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