Ecology and Environment

02.07.2016

The Great Seed Piracy

The Great Seed Piracy

Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. Vandana Shiva – Asian Age Besides taking control of the seeds of farmers in CGIAR seed banks, Bill Gates (along with the Rockefeller Foundation) is investing heavily in collecting seeds from across the world and storing them… »

30.06.2016

So How Did They Get That Grand Piano to the Arctic?

So How Did They Get That Grand Piano to the Arctic?

Human Wrongs Watch By Mike Fincken* 29 June, 2016 (Greenpeace) – The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a… »

29.06.2016

As Britain exits, the need for a strong climate movement remains

As Britain exits, the need for a strong climate movement remains

By Kate Aronoff Britain’s vote last night to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic. Most obvious are all of the direct impacts Britain’s departure from the European… »

29.06.2016

‘El Niño Puts 26.5 Million Children at Risk in Eastern and Southern Africa’

‘El Niño Puts 26.5 Million Children at Risk in Eastern and Southern Africa’

Human Wrongs Watch 27 June 2016 – One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (… »

22.06.2016

Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy

Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy

In a major victory for environmentalists, California is going nuclear-free, ending atomic energy’s more than half-century history in the state. On Tuesday, one of the state’s largest utilities agreed to a proposal endorsed by environmental groups and labor unions to shutter California’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, by… »

22.06.2016

Greenland: medical concerns of uranium mining

Greenland: medical concerns of uranium mining

I have recently returned from a trip to Greenland where I participated in a one-day forum on Uranium Mining in Narsaq, South Greenland, on June 11, 2016.  There were many members of parliament and elected members of town councils in attendance.  There was also a good turnout from the local… »

22.06.2016

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

The president of Japanese energy company TEPCO has confirmed the company covered up the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The announcement came a week after a scandalous report claimed that Japanese government and TEPCO hushed up the tragedy. The information was revealed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi… »

11.06.2016

Westinghouse go-ahead opposed by Indian villagers to be displaced by reactors

Westinghouse go-ahead opposed by Indian villagers to be displaced by reactors

Residents of Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district, in Andhra Pradesh, where nuclear six reactors with a total capacity of 6,000 MW are to be built, are up in arms over the government’s land acquisition for the project – Speed News Desk published 10 June 2016. Announced on Tuesday while Prime Minister… »

08.06.2016

‘Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration;

‘Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration;

Human Wrongs Watch By Manipadma Jena* NAIROBI, Kenya, 6 Jun 2016 (IPS) – Climate change is now adding new layers of complexity to the nexus between migration and the environment. Coastal populations are at particular risk as a global rise in… »

07.06.2016

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

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