Environment

Campaign to save wetlands gains momentum

Recent initiatives in Argentina, China and the United Kingdom show that campaigns to preserve the world’s wetlands are gaining momentum, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on the occasion of World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2. In December 2022,…

Church and Environmental Groups Exhort Black Nazarene Devotees to Go Zero Waste

7 January 2023, Quezon City.  Coinciding with the observance of January as Zero Waste Month, church and environmental organizations exhorted the faithful devotees of the Black Nazarene to mark the upcoming feast without leaving a trail of garbage. In a…

EcoWaste Coalition Promotes Eco-Friendly Celebration of Christmas to Prevent and Reduce “Holitrash”

21 December 2022, Quezon City.  As Christmas draws closer, a waste and pollution watchdog group appealed for public cooperation to lessen the environmental impact of the much-anticipated festive celebration. At an event held yesterday at the San Pablo Apostol Parish…

The Meat Industry Has Created a False Dichotomy That Pits People Against Animals

Factory farms are harmful to animals, the environment, local communities, and public health. We need a more logical and just food system. By Vicky Bond It’s a common narrative that factory farming—despite animal cruelty, environmental destruction, and human health impacts—has net positives that…

EcoWaste Coalition: Stop Plastic Chemicals and Waste Pollution

30 November 2022, Quezon City. As the first meeting this week of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC1) to develop a global legally-binding instrument on plastics progresses, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition affirmed the urgency to protect humans and other…

What Was Humanity’s First Cultural Revolution?

We live in a fast-moving, technology-dominated era. Happiness is fleeting, and everything is replaceable or disposable. It is understandable that people are drawn to a utopian vision. Many find refuge in the concept of a “return” to an idealized past—one…

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last…

Japan’s Toxic Dumping Faces Growing Protests

The Japanese government’s decision one year ago to dump radioactive water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant storage tanks into the Pacific Ocean, starting in the spring of 2023, is facing increasing pressure to back off, especially in light of…

Gates: the Interests Behind the Fake Solutions to Climate Change

In Bill Gates’ vision, technology seems fated to fix every single damage that has been inflicted on our planet and climate change has recently been added to the list. But this is the same mentality that has taken us to…

Genetic engineering research is a secret: How the federal government and the EU want to let us run blindly into a high-risk adventure

Classified information: Millions and millions are spent on genetic engineering projects, but research into the risks of genome changes and into detection methods that make it possible to detect genetically modified organisms, for example in food, is completely underfunded. Genetic…

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