Ecology and Environment

26.09.2016

Corporate Watchdog Raises Alarm About Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger, as Monsanto Accepts Controversial Bid

Corporate Watchdog Raises Alarm About Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger, as Monsanto Accepts Controversial Bid

Former Justice Department Officials Argue that Bayer-Monsanto Merger Would Violate Critical Anti-Trust Protections by Common Dreams 500,000 Worldwide Oppose Bayer-Monsanto Merger This morning, Bayer, German pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer announced that Monsanto accepted its bid to buy the U.S. seed supplier for $66 billion, in a merger that… »

21.09.2016

TTIP 2.0? New leak exposes threats of lesser-known TISA trade deal

TTIP 2.0? New leak exposes threats of lesser-known TISA trade deal

‘The deal, a spiritual and practical sibling of the much-maligned TTIP and TPP free trade agreements, is designed to drive deregulation across the vast global services sector’ by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Greenpeace Netherlands exposed the threats to democracy and climate action contained… »

20.09.2016

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

This is the title of a report on Science News that should make us think twice about the construction of Hinckley point C, apart from issues of cost and nuclear waste. “A team of risk experts who have carried out the biggest-ever analysis of nuclear accidents warn that… »

17.09.2016

Tens of thousands in seven german cities on the streets against TTIP and CETA

Tens of thousands in seven german cities on the streets against TTIP and CETA

Tens of thousands of demonstrators – the organisers speak of a total of 320,000 while the police talks about roughly half that number – today protested in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Stuttgart against the free trade agreements of the EU with USA and Canada, TTIP… »

15.09.2016

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

But, Alas! It has not. We reported in Pressenza “Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant” how this overpriced and, from just about every point of view, daft scheme should be scrapped altogether rather than just delayed for review, as the new Prime Minister Theresa May announced a… »

14.09.2016

Sanders Calls on Obama to Require Full Review of Dakota Access

Sanders Calls on Obama to Require Full Review of Dakota Access

In North Dakota, more than 20 people were arrested Tuesday blocking construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and members of hundreds of other tribes from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. The arrests came as… »

11.09.2016

International Union for the Conservation of Nature ignores impact of militarism

International Union for the Conservation of Nature ignores impact of militarism

U.S. Military Forgets to Mention Its Fuel Consumption, Carbon Footprint, Destruction of Nature During Presentations at World Conservation Congress. By Ann Wright http://warisacrime.org/content/international-union-conservation-nature-ignores-impact-militarism The worldwide, prestigious World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was held in Honolulu this week. »

10.09.2016

Linking Alzheimer’s to pollution, study finds ‘abundant’ toxic nanoparticles in human brains

Linking Alzheimer’s to pollution, study finds ‘abundant’ toxic nanoparticles in human brains

Toxic magnetic particles suspected of link to Alzheimer’s disease discovered in brains of people living in heavily polluted areas. by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Toxic magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in “abundant” quantities in human brains, according to a… »

09.09.2016

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Believe It or Not, Pulses Reduce Gas Emissions!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 7 September, 2016 (IPS) – Lentils, beans, chick peas, and other pulses often produce negative “collateral social effects” on people hanging around, just a couple of hours after eating them. But,… »

07.09.2016

Jeremy Corbyn pledges fracking ban, energy co-ops in green Labour agenda

Jeremy Corbyn pledges fracking ban, energy co-ops in green Labour agenda

‘We want Britain to be the world’s leading producer of renewables technology,’ he said in Nottingham, a proposed fracking site by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday introduced a green energy agenda “for the 60 million, not the big six,”… »

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