little monkey

elstel.org

by Elmar Stellnberger

Costa Rica

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Costa Rica has decided to become the world's first country to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021. Besides this Costa Rica does already cover most of its electricity needs by renewables. It has powered its electricity grid 150 days without fossile fuels and wants to become carbon neutral also in traffic by 2021.



Stop the Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The US department of justice has not yet approved the merger between Bayer and Monsanto. This is the last chance to stop it. The resulting company would obtain a near monopoly on the broccoli, carrot and onion seed markets and would be the largest cotton seed producer. - and it would cement in place a chemical-intensive agricultural that that threatens the existence of bees and pollinators and thus imperils the global food supply.



Starbucks, Apple and Amazon

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The European Parliament wants to oblige big corporations by a new law to publish all profits and all paid taxes. That way big corporations can be held accountible of paying their fair share of taxes! Now it is up to Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz who is currently President of the Council of the European Union to put the law into practice. There are only a few month left to do so. It is for chancellor Kurz about to live up to his promises made before the elections.



Poison in Fish from Aquacultures

Category: general,
Source: article,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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There is no legal exposure limit for the toxic flame resistant Ethoxyquin added to the fish food in aquacultures while for meat there is.



Measles Epidemic at the Yanomami

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The folk of the Yanomami deep in the rainsforest between Brazil and Venezuela is threatened by a measles epidemic against which the Yanomami people do not have immune defense. They have likely been infected by illegal gold miners. Ask the Brazilian government for help so that no more Yanomami will have to die.