Ecology and Environment

07.09.2016

Jeremy Corbyn launches Energy and Environment policy

Jeremy Corbyn launches Energy and Environment policy

Jeremy Corbyn has today announced the boldest environmental policy of any major party in British history: “We will act to protect the future of our planet, with social justice at the heart of our environment policies. We will create a low-carbon economy, using our National Investment Bank. And we will… »

06.09.2016

Black Lives Matter Activists Shut Down London City Airport

Black Lives Matter Activists Shut Down London City Airport

In Britain, the London City Airport shut down flights this morning after nine Black Lives Matter activists locked themselves together on the runway to protest the climate change impact of air travel on black people worldwide. In a series of tweets sent out by Black Lives Matter UK this morning,… »

05.09.2016

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

By Jaya Ramachandran NEW YORK | NEW DELHI (IDN) – The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will top the agenda of Peter Thomson of Fiji who assumes office as President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, when it begins on September 13. In an interview… »

05.09.2016

5 Alarming Facts about Amazon Forest Fires

5 Alarming Facts about Amazon Forest Fires

Human Wrongs Watch By Cristiane Mazzetti* 1 September, 2016 (Greenpeace) – The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of… »

02.09.2016

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

By Jose Rafael Quesada* SAN JOSE (IDN) – Costa Rica, a small Central American country with a population of barely 5 million inhabitants, has a high human development index (ranking 69th worldwide) and is considered a consolidated democracy in Latin America. High investments… »

29.08.2016

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Earthquake-prone Italy has a history of rebuilding without learning from the past. Geologists are not alone in hoping this time will be different. There are signs it may be, reports Megan Williams from Accumoli and Rome. In the tent camp below the destroyed town of Accumoli, parents chat listlessly in… »

28.08.2016

Zimbabweans Embracing Solar Energy in Remote Areas

Zimbabweans Embracing Solar Energy in Remote Areas

By Jeffrey Moyo MWENEZI, Zimbabwe (IDN) – Deep in Vesera village in Mwenezi district in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, 34-year-old Albert Chindiro emerges from his pole and dagga thatched hut holding a medium size solar panel which he positions on the roof to recharge solar batteries for lighting when night falls. »

27.08.2016

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?

The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined. According to Weather Underground meteorologists Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, August… »

25.08.2016

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 24 August 2016 (IPS) – “Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at… »

25.08.2016

Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany

Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany

Germany is home to 83 million people. But that isn’t the country’s total population: It’s also home to about 27 million pigs, 12.6 million cattle, and nearly 40 million egg-producing hens. Their lives are very hard. Many of these animals live their lives densely crammed together in industrial-scale… »

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