Monday, 11 November 2013

Sunday, 10 November 2013

CLIMATE ALERT! Given Typhoon Haiyan, UN Must Fully Assess Climate Change Risk and Feedbacks


By ClimateArk a project of Ecological Internet,
November 10, 2013

TAKE ACTION to have top scientists fully assess climate risk and feedbacks:

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Global Treaty on Mercury Pollution Gets Boost from United States

United Nations Environment Program

The United States has strengthened the international effort to bring down emissions and releases of a notorious heavy metal after simultaneously signing and ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Details here.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reached New Highs In 2012: WMO

Huffington Post

Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday. Details here.

Please also read: 
Greenhouse Gases in Atmosphere Reach Record High, Says UN Agency

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Moratorium on Fracking Announced by Newfoundland Government

St. John's Telegram
Reviews, public consultations needed before policy developed, minister says. Full story here.

A Global Ban on Left-Wing Politics?

That’s what the new rules being smuggled into trade agreements are delivering.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th November 2013
Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don’t either. Mind you, I spent ten minutes looking for my watch the other day, before I realised I was wearing it. Forgetting about the referendum is another sign of ageing. Because there must have been one, mustn’t there? After all that agonising over whether or not we should stay in the European Union(1), the government wouldn’t cede our sovereignty to some shadowy, undemocratic body without consulting us. 
Would it?

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...