Tag: environment

The Death of African Rivers

As appeared in the BBC news Magazine – Sep 2017   You cannot have concrete without sand. River beds are being dug up across Africa to fuel a…

860,000 acres of Amazon rainforest opened up for logging

The Brazilian environment ministry is proposing the release of 860,000 acres in the National Forest of Jamanxim for agricultural use, mining and logging. The government’s order was a…

Death of a Giant: Pioneer Cabin Sequoia

The Pioneer Cabin Sequoia was not killed by recent storms. This magnificent  tree that had been growing for more than 1,000 years was put to a slow, drawn…

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Worse that we thought?

Submitted by Whitney Webb via TrueActivist.com What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d…

France says goodbye to non-biodegradable plasticware

[sgmb id=”1″] –By Robin Shreeves– –As seen on MNN– By 2020, all disposable dishware, utensils and cups sold in France must be made of “biologically sourced materials” that…

Cambodian Journalists dying trying to save country’s forests

[sgmb id=”1″]-Article by Saul Elbein- –Published in the  pulitzercener.org website–   By the time his wife worked up the courage to ask him to stay, Taing Try was…

Big Oil back to its cunning ways

[sgmb id=”1″]n the two months leading up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue to the Dakota Access pipeline project an allotment of Nationwide 12 permits (NWP)…

Nuclear explosions visualized – a sad state of affairs for the planet

[sgmb id=”1″]An interesting read on the wolfram alpha site