Ecology and Environment

19.05.2020

Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

At 8am this morning more than 2000 pairs of children’s shoes were placed in London’s Trafalgar Square with people holding a banner saying ‘Covid today > Climate tomorrow > Act Now’ Extinction Rebellion are calling on the government to act on the climate crisis during the coronavirus recovery so children… »

16.05.2020

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

By Mauricio Alvarez Our planet is in a process of accelerated degradation which could lead to the collapse of our civilization, if we do not take collective action now. Despite the recent increase in publications on this subject, the origin of this change, which some call Anthropocene (1), dates back… »

12.05.2020

FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen but threat of a food security crisis remains

FAO makes gains in the fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen but threat of a food security crisis remains

Heavy rains favour reproduction, second wave of locusts expected during upcoming harvest The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, said today that significant gains had been made in the fight against the desert locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen. He stressed, however,… »

10.05.2020

Climate change has already made parts of the world too hot for humans

Climate change has already made parts of the world too hot for humans

By Adam Vaughan Global warming has already made parts of the world hotter than the human body can withstand, decades earlier than climate models expected this to happen. Jacobabad in Pakistan and Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates have both repeatedly crossed a… »

09.05.2020

Emerging Across the #Globe: Potentially Fatal Combinations of #Heat and #Humidity

Emerging Across the #Globe: Potentially Fatal Combinations of #Heat and #Humidity

US Gulf Coast among regions hit with conditions not expected for decades. Most everyone knows that humid heat is harder to handle than the “dry” kind. And recently, some scientists have projected that later in the century, in parts of the tropics and subtropics, warming climate could cause combined heat… »

08.05.2020

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

Are Japanese ‘murder hornets’ invading North America?

It’s unlikely they will murder you, but they pose a serious threat to honey bees In early May, the New York Times reported that the United States faced yet another new threat besides the COVID-19 pandemic: “murder hornets” from Asia. The story quickly… »

08.05.2020

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

May 7, 2020 —– Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program.  The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. »

05.05.2020

Sea levels rising as Antarctica melts

Sea levels rising as Antarctica melts

Emily Beament Earth-observing Nasa satellite bounces laser pulses off the ice surface to help measure changes in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Melting ice from Antarctica and Greenland’s shrinking ice sheet has been responsible for a 14mm (0.55in) rise in sea level since 2003, scientists said. The study… »

04.05.2020

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Viewpoint by Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth A new public declaration of policy and aims, Manifesto 2020, has issued a clarion call for declaring poverty Illegal. Poverty Is the product of labour regulation within the context of unequal economic growth. It is the result of global… »

30.04.2020

Greater New York Green Options: More Than Gardens

Greater New York Green Options:  More Than Gardens

Food quality, investigation into labeling, Non GMO, organic foods, plant-based diets, food insecurity, sustainability, the environment—in recent years, these issues have become ever-more important for the health and well-being of the public becoming ever-more aware of informed choices for their lives and the lives of their families. Personally, I have… »

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