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War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation

War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation

Biodiversity hotspots cover just 1.4 percent of the planet's surface, yet 80% of major armed conflicts between 1950 and 2000 occurred in these areas. This figure should be striking, but the connections between the environment and conflict continue to be

today, 11:55 in Environment
 
World Bank claims 'sovereign immunity' to escape liability for its crimes against humanity

World Bank claims 'sovereign immunity' to escape liability for its crimes against humanity

The World Bank has for decades left a trail of human misery. Destruction of the environment, massive human rights abuses and mass displacement have been ignored in the name of 'development' that works to intensify neoliberal inequality. In response to le

yesterday, 12:43 in Environment
 
How to fix the East Africa Crisis

How to fix the East Africa Crisis

The droughts which have engulfed East Africa have left millions of people on the brink of starvation in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. The effects of dry El Niño years, amplified by climate change-induced high temperatures and erratic rains, have led to fo

Wednesday, 14:43 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: Colombian Coffee Growers Adapt to a Changing Climate

Ecologist Special Report: Colombian Coffee Growers Adapt to a Changing Climate

Although petroleum is easily Colombia's biggest export, the one more associated with Colombia is coffee. Coffee is both a point of pride and a significant economic driver for Colombia. Coffee cultivation employs approximately 570,000 families, providing

Tuesday, 16:00 in Environment
 
Killer 'hot particle': Sellafield coast 'like Chernobyl and Fukushima exclusion zones'

Killer 'hot particle': Sellafield coast 'like Chernobyl and Fukushima exclusion zones'

I am angry to the depths of my soul that the earth has been so injured while we were all bemused by supposed monuments of value and intellect, vaults of bogus cultural riches... Sellafield, which pours waste plutonium into the world's natural environment

Monday, 14:20 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: The world's leading Coral Reef scientist says only a global effort will save the Great Barrier Reef

Ecologist Special Report: The world's leading Coral Reef scientist says only a global effort will save the...

"There's no disputing climate change is the number one threat to the Great Barrier Reef. Without a worldwide effort the planet will lose its coral reefs" says Prof Hughes. Hughes is convinced that reoccurring bleaching episodes are the...

17 March 2017 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: World' rarest dolphin heading towards extinction

Ecologist Special Report: World' rarest dolphin heading towards extinction

When Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson graduated from university in New Zealand in 1982, they became interested in the country's diminutive endemic dolphins, about which only six scientific papers had been written. A summation of all that was known about them

16 March 2017 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: New Zealand's Fisheries' Fraud

Ecologist Special Report: New Zealand's Fisheries' Fraud

Until recently, New Zealand enjoyed a sterling reputation as a country so deeply respectful of its marine environment that in 2009 it earned first place in a study comparing the sustainability of the fisheries of 53 countries. But a later investigation t

15 March 2017 in Environment
 
Fracking, Brexit and austerity: the coming fight for British freedom

Fracking, Brexit and austerity: the coming fight for British freedom

Of late I've been trying not to sound like one of the old men in Monty Python's 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch. I'm trying to communicate the idea that while some things have not changed in the world of activism, some things - particularly our protections un

14 March 2017 in Environment
 
Fukushima catastrophe unfolds ... key facts and figures for an unhappy sixth anniversary

Fukushima catastrophe unfolds ... key facts and figures for an unhappy sixth anniversary

Six years after the catastrophe at Fukushima, the situation is still far from being resolved, still ongoing. Three reactor core meltdowns still releasing radioactive nanoparticles into the open skies, contaminated water is still leaking continuously into

10 March 2017 in Environment
 
Terminal decline? Fukushima anniversary marks nuclear industry's deepening crisis

Terminal decline? Fukushima anniversary marks nuclear industry's deepening crisis

Saturday March 11 marks the sixth anniversary of the triple-disaster in north-east Japan - the earthquake, tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. And the news is not good. Scientists are wondering how on earth to stabilise and decontaminate the fail

10 March 2017 in Environment
 


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