Since Jannuary 2016 a disastrous oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon has cost the health and livelihood of more than 8,000 habitants while the locals including even children have tried to clean the oil spill without protective clothing by bare hands. Please have a look at the petition and at the donation campaign of amazonwatch.org.
Recent improvements of the Linux kernel make it possible: Enjoying a full 4K/UHD/2160p resolution of 3840x2160 pixels or more even with elder hardware. You might also be astonished about 2560x1440 over your VGA connector as achievable also with elder kernels. Read here on how it is done. We will promise you: Once you have disfruited one of the higher graphics modes you will never wish the old 1920x1080 called 'Full HD' back!
This spring the nuclear disaster of Fukushima will be five years ago while the disaster of Tschernobyl will date back to 30 years in the past. In the face of these severe tragedies and the ongoing, ill-omened deployment of nuclear energy read this message online, visit links and petitions we have collocated …
Read about Berta Cáceres and how she has organized resistence against transnational combines and the World Bank in order to successfully prevent a barrage project which would have destroyed her folk´s base of life. However her engagement which she was awarded the Goldman price for (one of the highest prices for environmentalists) did certainly go beyond the barrage project at the river Gualcarque: Greenpeace, international translation.
Sign the adherent petition in order to save Gustavo Castro who was badly injured during this assault: movimientom4.org.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a member organization of the UNO comparable to the IPCC, warns that a growing number of pollinators including bees and butterflies are driven towards extinction. This is a horrifying scenario as 90% of wild flowering plants and 75% of our world food crops depend at least in part on pollination, millions of livelihoods directly depending on them.
Intense agriculture, pesticides including neonicotinoid insecticides would put our bees and other pollinators at threat. Genetically modified crops are either more pesticide tolerant and/or they have sub-lethal, indirect effects on pollinators that are yet poorly understood; besides a reduction of weed.
There are many things which could be done: making use of sustainable agriculture like based on indigenous and local knowledge; giving habitates to pollinators; things like crop rotation and crop coproduction.