Category Archives: environment

No you can’t kill Europe’s bees!

…and other insects. The EU Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal from Bayer against a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. If you find legalese too difficult, here is a plain-language report from Greenpeace. This ban should be planetary. Who wants … Continue reading

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Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
I answer questions on Quora. For some reason, this one got me going, and my typing fingers took flight. Please read my answer, and if you approve of the message, share it around. With metta,…

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Poison Planet confirmed

I have written about Poison Planet before. The agrochemistry industry is killing all life on this planet, including the CEOs and shareholders of the relevant companies. This is the ultimate insanity. Why am I mentioning it again? A new study … Continue reading

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Guilty under the law, but acquitted anyway

Gandhi, Mandela, Martin Luther King — and Jesus — all said that when a law is immoral, it is our duty to break it. This is what Extinction Rebellion is about. In 2019, a bunch of people were arrested for … Continue reading

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No paper is better than recycled paper

With plastics flooding everything, paper and cardboard are the packaging materials of the future. So, paper use is projected to rise. No worries, we use recycled, right? This paper by Lloyd Alter in Treehugger (excuse the pun) shows the problem … Continue reading

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Michael Mann on floods and fires in my country

Michael Mann is one of my heroes. He was one of the first to present undeniably strong evidence for catastrophic climate change. For this service to humanity, he suffered threats to his life, was sued in court on charges the … Continue reading

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From trash to value: we can all learn from Nigeria

Put your waste in the recycle bin, and it’s out of sight, out of mind. It has not actually achieved anything, which is why so much is choking our world. The best thing is refusing to buy it in the … Continue reading

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Leo is an 11-year-old Lorax

I love this kid. At 8 years of age, he established a vibrant online community for kids, Helping Ninjas. This is now a large organisation with a wide range of environmental actions such as reducing plastic waste and protecting threatened … Continue reading

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Not nuclear

This interview with the editor of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, Mycle Schneider is well worth reading. He is dispassionate, relies of facts, and his material is absolutely devastating for anyone who looks to nuclear power to save us … Continue reading

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Plastic for dinner?

It so happens I can’t stomach the taste of seafood. This has been a problem since childhood, but perhaps now it is a blessing. You see, a new review study, published only a few days ago looked at the evidence … Continue reading

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