Environment

06.08.2018

Population and the Environment

Population and the Environment

By John Scales Avery One hopes that human wisdom and ethics will continue to grow, but unlimited growth of population and industry on a finite earth is a logical impossibility. Today we are pressing against the… »

20.06.2018

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

By David Swanson We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more… »

15.02.2018

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

PMPI Press Statement on Mining Cancellations and Suspensions in the Philippines

When President Duterte assumed office, he promised that his administration would look into the state of minng in the country, especially with regards to its impact on the environment and on the surrounding communities. He nominated a staunch environmental advocate as Secretary of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)… »

15.11.2017

Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ To Humanity. Can We Listen Now?

Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ To Humanity. Can We Listen Now?

By Andrea Germanos Yikes. Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire warning to humanity: “Time is running out” to stop business as usual, as threats from rising greenhouse gases to biodiversity loss are pushing the biosphere to the brink. The new warning was published Monday… »

09.11.2017

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Last Saturday around 25,000 people marched peacefully in the streets of Bonn in a colourful demonstration in order to demand the German government to stick to the Paris agreement and to phase out coal. It was the biggest anti-coal-demonstration in Germany so far and was supported by a broad coalition… »

02.11.2017

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Two vital pillars of the DiEM25 European New Deal are poverty alleviation and heavy investment in green technologies. Though these two fields may seem unconnected, new scientific studies suggest there are solid links between them. Scientists argue that… »

12.06.2017

Humankind 2050 – Peace Development Environment

Humankind 2050 – Peace Development Environment

By Johan Galtung West of Jondal is Torsnes, named after the Nordic war god Thor with his Hammer, a center of the Viking era from 800 to 1050, only 250 years. Why so short? Successful with raids and colonization–Gardarike in Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Vineland in Canada. And then: fini. Why?… »

24.11.2016

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city. The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its… »

21.11.2016

Degrowth – is it time for a new kind of economics?

Degrowth – is it time for a new kind of economics?

With the planet reaching its biophysical limits on what it can provide us, a growing number of economists and environmentalists say we need to switch focus from economic growth to human and ecological wellbeing. At the Cyclonomia bike kitchen in Budapest, all tools and equipment are communally owned. The around… »

17.10.2016

Banning the ‘super’ greenhouse gas

Banning the ‘super’ greenhouse gas

Hydrofluorocarbons, which replaced ozone-depleting CFCs, proved disastrous for climate change. Countries have now agreed to ban HFCs – but that may not bring as big a climate benefit as was hoped. It’s a historic achievement in the fight against global warming: Envoys from the nearly 200 nations signed up to… »

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