Ecology and Environment

18.02.2021

The Texas Climate and Energy Phenomena

The Texas Climate and Energy Phenomena

As millions of people in the South find themselves without power for a third day due to record-breaking winter storms, some have wondered why Texas isn’t turning to other states for help. To answer this, there are two important points to take in consideration, one about the electrical grid and… »

18.02.2021

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World 

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World 

Zero Waste Found to Be a Key Strategy to Build Strong, Sustainable Economies 17 February 2021– A new study from GAIA finds that cities that invest in Zero Waste programs and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits of reducing pollution and improving community health. This report comes… »

18.02.2021

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

18 February 2021, Penang, Malaysia/ Quezon City, Philippines. Two civil society organizations from Malaysia and the Philippines urged the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to declare the entire region as “no dumping ground” for hazardous wastes and other wastes such as household and plastic… »

14.02.2021

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2021, Quezon City.  A waste and pollution watchdog group has offered timely advice on Valentine’s Day to lovers of single-use plastics (SUPs):  break up or perish. The EcoWaste Coalition called on Filipinos from all walks of life to break up with SUPs as this toxic relationship… »

09.02.2021

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots led to the break-up of a crucial political alliance of Jats and Muslims forged by Chaudhary Charan Singh; the current farmers protest is uniting them again. Tarique Anwar “Is aandolan men Hindustan hai; Hindustani bane raho; Hindu-Musalma mein mat batna (India is… »

06.02.2021

Toxics Watchdog Group Pushes for Action to Prevent Ammonia Gas Leak from Ice and Cold Storage Facilities

Toxics Watchdog Group Pushes for Action to Prevent Ammonia Gas Leak from Ice and Cold Storage Facilities

5 February 2021. The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for chemical safety and environmental health, pressed local government units (LGUs) to immediately conduct inspections of ice and cold storage plants following ammonia gas leak incidents in Metro Manila and Batangas province last Wednesday. On February 3, an ammonia gas leak from… »

02.02.2021

How Community Solar Power Projects Support Homeless Housing and Fight the Extractive Fuel Industry

How Community Solar Power Projects Support Homeless Housing and Fight the Extractive Fuel Industry

New Mexico’s efforts to solarize local venues paint a vision for a future of community energy self-sufficiency. By April M. Short Homelessness has been on the rise nationwide due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, and in New Mexico it was already climbing prior to the pandemic. New Mexico experienced… »

02.02.2021

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

An interview with a marine biologist from Ecuador Women’s contribution to science has historically not received due recognition. On this occasion we interviewed Ecuadorian marine biologist Patricia Castillo Briceño, who is also co-director of the EBIOAC Equatorial and Ocean Acidification (BIOMA, in Spanish) project and co-founder of the Ecuadorian Network… »

02.02.2021

Doughnut Economics Boots Capitalism Out!

Doughnut Economics Boots Capitalism Out!

The rapid rise of Covid-19 has spawned a renaissance in socio-economic thinking about the best way to face the future, as mayors of cities throughout the world search for answers in the face of declining revenues while society demands more urgent help. Eureka! Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, discovers… »

02.02.2021

Pollution Prevention Groups Press Government to Ban Non-Environmentally Acceptable Products and Packaging

Pollution Prevention Groups Press Government to Ban Non-Environmentally Acceptable Products and Packaging

1 February 2021, Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition and Oceana Philippines urged the national government to roll out a long-overdue policy that could help the country leapfrog to a zero waste and toxic-free circular economy. The groups specifically asked the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), an inter-agency body under… »

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