News from The Ecologist

Trump's multi-trillion dollar fraud on America: 'public-private' infrastructure partnerships

Trump's multi-trillion dollar fraud on America: 'public-private' infrastructure partnerships

This being the age of public relations, the genteel term 'public-private partnership' is used instead of corporate plunder. A 'partnership' such deals may be, but it isn't the public who gets the benefits. We'll be hearing more about so-called 'public-pr

yesterday, 11:27 in Environment
 
Appropriate civilization versus 'new despotism': one month into the Trump Presidency

Appropriate civilization versus 'new despotism': one month into the Trump Presidency

The more we dig into how the rising tide of demagogues and their spin doctors have organised their recent successes - in particular in using technology to manipulate voter beliefs on an industrial scale - the more terrified many of us find ourselves. Yet

Wednesday, 15:51 in Environment
 
Why did the US need toxic uranium munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

Why did the US need toxic uranium munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again? Secondly, and no less important, what will

Monday, 16:21 in Environment
 
Why did the US need toxic DU munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

Why did the US need toxic DU munitions to destroy fuel tankers in Syria?

The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again? Secondly, and no less important, what will

Monday, 15:46 in Environment
 
Copeland by-election: opposing nuclear power, and voting Green, is the only rational choice

Copeland by-election: opposing nuclear power, and voting Green, is the only rational choice

The media, and every other candidate in next week's Copeland by-election, have fallen prey to the nuclear industry's mighty PR machine by backing the planned Moorside nuclear mega-project just next to the Sellafield site. Trying to set the story straight

Friday, 11:11 in Environment
 
Indigenous land rights could halt Australia's largest coal mining project

Indigenous land rights could halt Australia's largest coal mining project

Wangan and Jangalingou Traditional Owners this week took a step closer to filing federal court papers challenging a document Adani "is trying to pass off as an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with our people" but which is...

16 February 2017 in Environment
 
And then he came for the animals - is Donald Trump trying to make puppy mills great again?

And then he came for the animals - is Donald Trump trying to make puppy mills great again?

Is Donald Trump trying to make puppy mills great again? Actually, that's a trick question because puppy mills were never great. In fact, puppy mills are one of the uglier bits of scumbaggery to emerge from a burgeoning pet industry that has, according to

15 February 2017 in Environment
 
Suppressed EPA toxicologist: 'it is essentially certain that glyphosate causes cancer'

Suppressed EPA toxicologist: 'it is essentially certain that glyphosate causes cancer'

Now it's getting interesting. A new court filing made on behalf of dozens of people claiming Monsanto Co.'s Roundup herbicide gave them cancer includes information about alleged efforts within the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Monsanto's int

14 February 2017 in Environment
 
New report shows just how climate change is striking at the heart of the places we hold most dear

New report shows just how climate change is striking at the heart of the places we hold most dear

When most people think of climate change I suspect two of the images that readily spring to mind are drought-stricken parts of Africa and polar bears. This is partly because sub Saharan Africa and the Arctic are two of the most severely affected parts of

14 February 2017 in Environment
 
Gene drives: the scientific case for a complete and perpetual ban

Gene drives: the scientific case for a complete and perpetual ban

One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter the market on a daily basis. Yet none

13 February 2017 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: Ecological Conservation in Post-Conflict Colombia

Ecologist Special Report: Ecological Conservation in Post-Conflict Colombia

Colombia stands at a crossroads. The Colombian government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) recently signed a peace accord, signaling an end to the Western Hemisphere's longest running war. The deal was signed with extensive internati

10 February 2017 in Environment
 
TPP and TTIP are not dead: now they're called the Trade In Services Agreement

TPP and TTIP are not dead: now they're called the Trade In Services Agreement

One can hear the cry ringing through the boardrooms of capital: "Free trade is dead! Long live free trade!" Think the ideas behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) or the...

9 February 2017 in Environment
 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28