Ecology and Environment

29.07.2016

Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty

Chronic Hunger Lingers in the Midst of Plenty

Human Wrongs Watch By Neeta Lal* NEW DELHI, 28 July 2016 (IPS) – In a fraught global economic environment, exacerbated by climate change and shrinking resources, ensuring food and nutrition security is a daunting challenge for many nations. India, Asia’s third largest… »

28.07.2016

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point C nuclear deal as French energy giant EDF are expected to say it will finance the deal later today. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “We call on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point… »

26.07.2016

What a waste!

What a waste!

Discarded, left to rot or never harvested because its the wrong shape of size, a total of 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted every year. Read on and share your thoughts on one of the biggest scandals of our time. A few facts on food waste. Throwing away, or… »

25.07.2016

Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 25 July 2016 (IPS) – No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now… »

23.07.2016

Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* COLOGNE, Germany, 19 July 2016 (IPS) – Immerath, 90 km away from the German city of Cologne, has become a ghost town. The local church bells no longer ring and no children are seen… »

22.07.2016

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

It was recently reported on Pressenza that, asked about the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh’s coastal regions, eminent environmentalist Professor Ainun Nishat disagreed with those other experts who claim that internal migration may have already started due to the effects of climate change. In the interview carried by… »

21.07.2016

‘Monster’ El Niño Subsides, ‘Monster’ La Niña Hitting Soon

‘Monster’ El Niño Subsides, ‘Monster’ La Niña Hitting Soon

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 18 July, 2016 (IPS) – As if human-made armed conflicts, wickedness, rights abuse, gender violence, cruel inequality and climate catastrophes were not enough, now the saying “God Always Forgives, Men Sometimes, Nature Never”… »

21.07.2016

Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

Analysis by Naimul Haq BHOLA (IDN) – Bangladesh is one of the world’s countries worst affected by the global warming impact of climate change caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – extreme weather events such tropical cyclones, severe floods, rainstorms and river erosion, extreme heat waves… »

21.07.2016

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected… »

17.07.2016

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Human Wrongs Watch By Dr Vandana Shiva* 11 July 2016 – TRANSCEND Media Service – A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns:  “One possible… »

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