Ecology and Environment

02.07.2020

Tackling climate with gender equality

Tackling climate with gender equality

An  equitable future for women means a livable future for all of us. We’re in the midst of climate crisis – it’s not theoretical anymore. And though some of the world’s finest minds are working hard on strategies to stave off the worst effects of the looming disaster, they often overlook… »

01.07.2020

Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues

Arctic Heat Overwhelms Green Infighting Issues

Arctic temperatures are soaring to new records… and staying there, ever since May of this year. Truth be known, the Arctic’s been heating up for years. Siberia recently hit 105°F. That’s not normal. It’s 30°F hotter than normal. Farther south, the Amazon rainforest is hit with a drought every 5… »

28.06.2020

Bicolano Artists Unite Against Waste Incineration

Bicolano Artists Unite Against Waste Incineration

The Kurit-Lagting, a collective artistic collaboration of Bicolano artists from Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Masbate and Camarines provinces together with Sorsogon Arts Council and alternative media groups, Shoot-in-Action Multimedia and Quimlat Multimedia, expressed alarm and opposition on waste incineration projects around the globe through Twitter and Facebook last Friday, June 26,… »

28.06.2020

Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts

Amazon Rainforest Hit By Killer Droughts

Over the past 20 years, like clockwork, severe droughts have hit the Amazon every five years with regularity 2005, 2010, 2015. Of course, droughts have hit the Amazon rainforest throughout paleoclimate history, but this time it’s different. The frequency and severity are off the charts. Recent data is starting to… »

27.06.2020

Affluence is killing the planet

Affluence is killing the planet

How can we reduce consumption as much as necessary in a socially-sustainable way, while still safeguarding human needs and social security? Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: ‘Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?’ Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is… »

25.06.2020

Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle, says UN weather agency WMO

Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle, says UN weather agency WMO

Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pending final verification, it said on Tuesday. “The WMO is seeking to verify reports of a new temperature record north of the… »

23.06.2020

The Final 100 Seconds

The Final 100 Seconds

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK (Courtesy of The Globe and Mail) Never before this year 2020 has the world-famous Doomsday Clock registered only “100 seconds-to-midnight.” According to the Science & Security Board, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, since WWII, the world has never been so perilous. Alas, it’s been a… »

22.06.2020

Cáceres rejects lithium mine

Cáceres rejects lithium mine

Citizens of Cáceres, Spain, are opposing lithium mining project that jeopardises World Heritage and sustainable livelihoods at a new extractive frontier. 134 local and environmental organisations from Spain and around the world have expressed their support for the citizens of Cáceres, Spain, and their right to say no to Infinity Lithium’s San… »

16.06.2020

Bernie, Amendments, and Moving the Money

Bernie, Amendments, and Moving the Money

Senator Bernie Sanders has finally done something that some of us thought would give his presidential campaign a big boost four years ago, and again this past year. He’s proposed to introduce legislation to move a significant amount of money from militarism to human and environmental needs (or at least human… »

14.06.2020

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– Message for World Environment Day, 5th June 2020   On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the “lockdown”, while millions were marching in city after city in… »

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