Environment

30.01.2014

Bangladesh: adolescent girls living in urban slums

Bangladesh: adolescent girls living in urban slums

The concentration of public health issues and adverse environmental circumstances in slums are increasingly important concerns for developing countries like Bangladesh. This country has experienced a steady growth in its urban population, most particularly in the capital city, Dhaka, ever since independence in 1971.This city-effect has triggered a rapid urbanization… »

24.01.2014

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

One thing environmentalists or historians rarely talk about is that mankind’s road to the destruction of cultures and the world began several thousand years ago and not in the Twentieth Century – with the introduction of agriculture. By Lionel Mok* Urban folks look down on people from the country, calling… »

31.12.2013

Chomsky warns about growing threat of nuclear war in 2014

Chomsky warns about growing threat of nuclear war in 2014

Renowned American linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky warns that the world is racing towards “environmental catastrophe” and “nuclear war” in 2014. Answering a question in an interview with Salon.com about the contemporary issues which particularly concerns him, the scholar answered that there are two major problems from among… »

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… »

26.10.2012

“The only certain thing, death and taxes” (unless you are a big corporation in the UK). The Putney Debates strike back

“The only certain thing, death and taxes” (unless you are a big corporation in the UK). The Putney Debates strike back

First stated by Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil, 1726: “Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.” Benjamin Franklin in 1789, gave it its current form: “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Is death… »

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