Friday, 22 November 2019
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
New report exposes horror of working conditions for millions of sanitation workers in the developing world
World Health Organization
Millions of sanitation workers in
the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their
health and lives, and violate their dignity and human rights, according to a
report released today.
|A community sanitation worker adds water purifying tablets to the|
jerry cans of water just filled by the children at the Pagak Reception Centre.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
In Glade, BC, where clear-cutting could begin any day, determined residents are pulling out all the stops in an effort to protect their local creek — even though a judge ruled they have no right to clean water. Story here.
|The south end of Kootenay Lk.|
Photo by Shawn from Airdrie, Canada.
Saturday, 2 December 2017
UNITED NATIONS LEADERS CALL ON THE SAUDI-LED COALITION TO FULLY LIFT BLOCKADE OF YEMENI RED SEA PORTS
UN warns of a "massive humanitarian tragedy."
Friday, 1 December 2017
Unanimous decision returns planning process to earlier stage, requires additional consultation. Story here.
Boreal forest in the broad valley of the Hart River, (Peel Watershed). Photo: Juri Peepre
Saturday, 3 June 2017
The results of the BC election are finally in, and the message is clear: Almost sixty per cent of voters called for a review or cancellation of the Site C dam. Their concerns must be honoured by the incumbent government. Details here.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands in Honduras — and paid for it with her life. She is one of hundreds of victims of a disturbing global trend — the killings of environmental activists who try to block development projects. First in a series.
Monday, 16 January 2017
David Thomson (l.) and Galen Weston Sr. (r.) are as wealthy as the poorest 30 per cent of Canadians, combined, Oxfam calculates. Story here.
Monday, 9 January 2017
- UN News Centre
- Refugee children in Afghanistan. UN photo.
- Despite significant progress, too many children are still being left behind, with nearly 535 million of them living in harsh conditions, lacking access to decent health, education and protection services. Story here.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Brushing aside a fresh court ruling, three federal agencies said they are withholding a permit on a portion of the project near Sioux Land. Story here.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
As corporate head promises to go ahead with controversial pipeline project, nonviolent water protectors halt construction at one North Dakota site. Story here.
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Why? Because she protested with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Story here.
This Momentous Event - a Huge Indigenous Protest Over an OIl Pipeline, Predictably Got Precious Little Coverage in Major US Media. (Video)
(And what coverage there was, was distorted. - Video by Democracy Now.)
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The Royal Society of Canada
An engineer's "wet dream" of another, useless mega-project. BC HydroA group of leading Canadian scholars has raised serious concerns regarding the process used to approve the mega dam called Site C. The Royal Society of Canada has taken the unusual step of issuing a separate supporting letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. To read the letter, please click here.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
PR NewswireRepresentatives of Canadian and Quebec's civil society organizations are in Colombia this week as part of a delegation to support and observe a popular hearing on the actions of Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales Energy in Colombia. Story here.
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Amazon regions of Peru have suffered several catastrophic oil spills since January this year. And due to Petroperu's failure to contain the spills, at least 3,000 barrels of oil have polluted two important rivers. According to Oil Change International, the Chiriaco and Morona rivers have been plagued by at least 11 oil spills since 2010. Please sign here.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
World Resources Institute
Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous and environmental leader and Goldman Environmental Prize Winner has been assassinated. Story here.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
U.S. communities are shifting toward keeping their water infrastructure public, and that’s a good thing. But stopping water privatization is only the first step. Details here.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
A Vancouver-based mining company that struck gold in the small East African country of Eritrea is being accused in a B.C. lawsuit of permitting forced labour to be used in the construction of its mine. Story here.
Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?
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The dollar cost to Manitobans of a deadly hog disease is being revealed. Yet key details regarding its magnitude remain secret. A Planet in Peril (PinP) exclusive.by Larry Powell Manitoba taxpayers have paid out well over 800 thousand dollars to help hog producers battle “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
Some Canadian hog producers are euthanizing their own pigs because Covid-19 has rendered them almost worthless. Is it happening in Manitoba, too?by Larry Powell According to the farm newspaper, the Western Producer, some Canadian producers are killing their own hog stocks an...