Archive | March, 2013

Canadian Government, an Official Climate Denier

Canada abruptly pulled out of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) last week, making it the only country in the world not party to the agreement. Reasons for this decision lie in sluggish progress and bureaucracy, the government announced. Canada’s Stephen Harper government made the decision behind closed doors without consultation. This follows another […]

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Fracking Comes to Europe

by Elena Rastei for Resource // One of the men holding a huge banner in front of the mayor’s office with the message ‘Chevron is the worst American dream. Wake up people!’ suddenly shouts from the bottom of his lungs: “Next time, we won’t come here with flags, but with guns!” Around him, people smile […]

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Neonicotinoids. Slow Food Demands Ban on Bee Killers

The Member States of the EU did not achieve on the 15th of March a decision for the ban of three widely used insecticides directly linked to bee losses. 13 Member States voted in favour of the Commission’s proposal, i.e. for the ban of the three neonicotinoids: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. Unfortunately, 5 Member States […]

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A recent history of biomass. Poland and Romania

In the name of EU climate policies, deforestation is sold as a green solution. This is not happening in far […]

A Recent History of Biomass in Poland and Romania (multimedia and glossary)

In the name of EU climate policies, deforestation is sold as a green solution. This is not happening in far […]

Over 200 Indonesian community leaders speak out against palm oil for biofuels

Hundreds of Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations, human rights groups and environmental NGOs have signed an […]

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE CASE: EU taken to Court for failing to impose a robust emission reduction plan

A Carpathian shepherd together with other families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of […]

A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]