Ecology and Environment

21.11.2016

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

By Fabíola Ortiz, for InDepthNews Establishing a clear path forward and including women and girls in global efforts on climate change were some of the biggest challenges the delegations and non-state actors faced at the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Formally known as the Twenty-Second… »

21.11.2016

Standing Rock: 100+ Injured After Police Attack with Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets & Mace

Standing Rock: 100+ Injured After Police Attack with Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets & Mace

In North Dakota, more than 100 Native Americans and allies fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have been injured by police, who attacked them with rubber bullets, tear gas, mace canisters and water cannons in freezing temperatures Sunday night. The attack was on a bridge near the main Oceti… »

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… »

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

16.11.2016

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have spread across the US to demand the American government stop or reroute the pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it. Thousands of people rallied on Tuesday in New York City, Philadelphia, Houston and… »

16.11.2016

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

Subjective responsibilities within the Mega Projects System. On October 26th, a powerful act, political and symbolic, took place in the European Parliament promoted by European citizens struggling against Unnecessary and Imposed Mega Projects (UIMPs) and supported by many members of the Parliament. The Decision of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

03.11.2016

North Dakota: Police Attack Protectors with Tear Gas

North Dakota: Police Attack Protectors with Tear Gas

On Wednesday, police deployed pepper spray and tear gas against dozens of Native American water protectors during a standoff at Cantapeta Creek, north of the main resistance camp. At least two people were shot with nonlethal projectiles. Video and photos show police firing the pepper spray and tear gas at… »

01.11.2016

US uranium weapons have been used in Syria

US uranium weapons have been used in Syria

By John LaForge | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service 28 Oct 2016 – This month, the Pentagon admitted it has used uranium weapons in attacks inside Syria — violating its public promise last year that it would not use DU there, and contradicting the claim that US bombing… »

31.10.2016

UK Government says taxpayers will foot excess bill for waste storage…

UK Government says taxpayers will foot excess bill for waste storage…

…at new nuclear plant, documents reveal. Even ahead of new reporting by Observer critics had warned Hinkley C ‘would saddle Britons with eye-watering costs for decades’. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.K. government agreed to limit what the operator and investors of… »

31.10.2016

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

John Scales Avery, Pugwash Nobel Peace Laureate President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to world leaders to reduce the dangerous the tensions which today threaten to plunge human civilization and the biosphere into… »

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