Ecology and Environment

04.03.2021

Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Brendan Montague The Food Waste Index Report 2021 looks at food waste that occurs in retail outlets, restaurants and homes. A staggering 931 million tonnes of food – 17 percent of total food available to consumers in 2019 – went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food… »

01.03.2021

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

Interview by Kester Kenn Klomegah In this insightful and wide-ranging interview, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer of Global Center on Adaptation discusses the organization’s establishment, its main objectives, challenges and the plans for the future. The Global Center on Adaptation in Africa (GCA Africa), based at the African Development… »

26.02.2021

EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Senate to Keep Ban on Waste Incineration Intact

EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Senate to Keep Ban on Waste Incineration Intact

The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition calls on the country’s top legislators to safeguard public health and the environment by keeping intact the Clean Air and Solid Waste Management laws, particularly the ban on waste incineration, as the Philippines marks the 35th anniversary of the… »

23.02.2021

In Argentina’s Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of Electricity

In Argentina’s Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of Electricity

The forest is the main resource in the Chaco, a vast plain shared by Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. And how to use it sustainably is the most difficult question. Two recently inaugurated power plants fired by forest biomass provide a possible answer, although they are not free of controversy. »

22.02.2021

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

By Bruce Gagnon coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.  The US began launching space probes with nuclear power in the early 1960’s.  One of these military satellites powered with a nuclear reactor fell back to Earth in April of 1964. It was called… »

20.02.2021

Ecocide!

Ecocide!

Ecocide is the destruction of large areas of the natural environment as a consequence of human activity. That destruction of “large areas” has grown so conspicuously large, so threatening to all species, including human existence, that a group of international legal experts is working to submit a draft of a… »

19.02.2021

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

“Lives are already being lost because of Texas politicians’ refusal to acknowledge and prepare for the realities of the climate crisis.” By Jessica Corbett While Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is under fire for fleeing to Cancún for a vacation as his constituents endure devastating power outages as well as food… »

18.02.2021

The Texas Climate and Energy Phenomena

The Texas Climate and Energy Phenomena

As millions of people in the South find themselves without power for a third day due to record-breaking winter storms, some have wondered why Texas isn’t turning to other states for help. To answer this, there are two important points to take in consideration, one about the electrical grid and… »

18.02.2021

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World 

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World 

Zero Waste Found to Be a Key Strategy to Build Strong, Sustainable Economies 17 February 2021– A new study from GAIA finds that cities that invest in Zero Waste programs and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits of reducing pollution and improving community health. This report comes… »

18.02.2021

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

18 February 2021, Penang, Malaysia/ Quezon City, Philippines. Two civil society organizations from Malaysia and the Philippines urged the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to declare the entire region as “no dumping ground” for hazardous wastes and other wastes such as household and plastic… »

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