Category Archives: People

Peru’s govt clamps down on Indian land rights

Article Peru’s government declared a state of emergency Monday in remote jungle regions where Indian groups are blocking highways and oil and gas installations to protest a law that makes it easier to sell their lands. The 30-day decree published … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy: the power of the human body

The End of Cheap Oil and the Rise of the Scythe Originally posted on You Tube by Kaivido Quaintly out-dated?  A bit antiquated?  Well, we might think we can look back fondly on those days of heavy labour and hard graft from the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Education, Energy, Food & Agriculture, General, Nature & Conservation, Oil, People, Permaculture, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box | 28 Comments

The Dam Builders versus the Warriors

Picture: AP Amazon Indians have been squaring up to the mighty corporations and the state in a bid to prevent the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams that are planned for the Xingu River.  The officials are claiming that the construction … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Campaigns, Climate change, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Media, Nature & Conservation, People, Planning, Politics & Policy initiatives, Protest, Sustainablity, Uncategorized, Water, Wildlife | 1 Comment

The Theft of Biodiversity

Picture: Independent Graphics Species are dying out at a rate not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs, according to a report published today – and human behaviour is to blame. The Independent Yes, the human footprint is to blame according … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Carbon footprint, Climate change, General, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, People, Pollution, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Water, Wildlife | 19 Comments

Climate Change and Health

I remember few years ago, the only problem in developing countries was the scarcity of safe drinking water . There was abundance of water, but the question is its safety and potability for people. Just like the rural villages I … Continue reading

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Earth Hour: 8pm tonight

  Last year, Sydney, Australia held its first Earth Hour in a stand against climate change.  Everybody who signed up agreed to switch off all their lights for one hour on a set date and time.  Even Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House … Continue reading

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Gold Medal for Most Greenwashed Games?

Picture: smartplanet.com I almost missed this little report.  As most people know, when the 2012 London Olympic bid was won, it was declared that the games will be the greenest ever.  The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) said at the time that the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, General, People, Planning, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sport, Sustainablity, Tourism, Transport, UK | 7 Comments