Posts Tagged ‘environmental’

Stopping the environmental Nakba

Editor’s Note: The following statement was issued by the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability on the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Statement from the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and […]

Mariner East 2 pipeline charged with 48 environmental crimes in Pennsylvania

On October 5, the Pennsylvania Attorney General unveiled criminal charges against the Mariner East 2 pipeline, a long-distance natural gas pipeline that traverses the state. Stemming from a grand jury investigation, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced 46 environmental crimes, plus an additional two charges that were referred to his office by the Pennsylvania Department of […]

Fish and Wildlife Is Taking Comments on Environmental Threats to the American Bumble Bee

Fish and Wildlife Is Taking Comments on Environmental Threats to the American Bumble Bee    Fish and Wildlife Service Taking Comments on Threats to Bees by Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task ForceOctober 2021 On September 29, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a notice in the Federal Register saying that it is proposing to list […]

Cutting Food Waste: A Lesson In Climate Awareness And Environmental Literacy

Above photo: Students planting seedlings during a field trip to Great Kids Farm in 2019. Anne Rosenthal. America wastes up to 40 percent of its food, and schools are no exception. Teaching students where food comes from is part of the solution. Baltimore, MD – As a “farm to school specialist” in the Baltimore City […]

Biden’s Pick for Bureau of Land Management Director Designed Ad Saying a Baby is an “Environmental Hazard”

Tracy Stone-Manning is an extremist who believes babies are ruining the environment (so it sure would be good to get rid of them), and she will likely be the new BLM director. link Share now! Source

Environmental Racism And Detroit

Environmental Racism And Detroit Above Photo: Emma Lockridge. “They Just Don’t Care.” The Boynton neighborhood, where activist Emma Lockridge resides, is located within Detroit 48217, known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. For the past eight years, Emma and her community have been fighting to force Marathon Petroleum to buy out their homes. Oftentimes, racism […]

How clean water is linked with environmental and human health

Recently, California experienced its most significant persistent drought period. The occurrence threatened the agricultural industry and human health. Unfortunately, water scarcity is a rising global issue. Water conservation is essential to humanity’s and the global ecosystem’s longevity. Environmental scientists and engineers developed methods of extraction and filtration, limiting the exploitation of natural resources. Before evaluating […]

An Emergency Appeal to the World’s Governments by Scientists, Doctors, Environmental Organizations and Others

CELL PHONE APOCALYPSE I recently received a letter in the mail from a woman in Florida describing the illnesses from which she has suffered for the past dozen years: Hashimoto’s disease, liver dysfunction, sinus infection, “exploding head,” complete loss of smell and partial loss of taste. “After all this time,” she wrote, “I now wonder […]

Sri Lanka facing environmental disaster after ship

The vessel, which burned for 13 days until Tuesday, has already caused the island’s worst maritime environmental disaster, littering beaches with tonnes of tiny plastic pellets. With the stern now on the sea bed and the bow slowly sinking, environmentalists fear an oil leak would cause even greater degradation to marine life. Sri Lanka’s private […]

Humanity’s #1 environmental problem is consumption—climate change is just one of the byproducts

Carbon bomb: More than four-fifths of the global economy is powered by fossil fuels. (Photo credit: Damian Bakarcic/Flickr) Link to “four-fifths” statistic: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2020/06/20/bp-review-new-highs-in-global-energy-consumption-and-carbon-emissions-in-2019/ Link to photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dbakr/9380065716/in/photolist-fhThJY-2iGM5z-2jABbFk-7z1vhs-cxVTZ3-XEbmA7-ZksxdR-PrmGsH-3BuYae-5TvXSU-4zsZ4V-7Qt9-4tCzx-zF1Km4-932NtL-4nNTe6-27G8CJ9-5yARo6-2ioJsYj-4xVqg1-97Kgdq-4nMkUt-9dLyko-912Ffy-4MP7py-7HDZex-4nRpo9-d4DXZN-fQGZd-5ZUDyw-4FVBdp-8aAYY5-5KNXxs-2hzrXo8-2cbAr8R-eaDCv-4vomNu-8MmKW9-21D1tLX-oM6sMt-HWofC-gemtB-H8TfV-UNgz4u-BYqJjN-iMiA9-92z9yd-7FzSV-mw8S3M-7FzSU Solving the global climate crisis is not going to be easy. So when the seemingly simple “net-zero” concept was proposed, it quickly became a popular rallying cry in […]

Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities

Above photo: Grist / Joe Sohm / Visions of America / Universal Images Group via Getty Images. The three biggest county jail systems in the U.S. demonstrate how incarcerated people are uniquely exposed to environmental hazards. For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles’ most stark social […]

For Social And Environmental Justice, Words Don’t Cut It

NOTE: It is interesting to see that business people are questioning capitalism and are feeling pressured to take action.  – MF Investors want companies to start putting money behind their resolutions on climate and social injustice.  Not so long ago, business was business. The vast majority of corporations happily functioned according to the doctrine of […]

Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection Urges Action on ‘National Security Threat of the Climate Crisis’ in Earth Day Report

The coast of Tel Aviv, Israel from the air. Photo: Ted Eytan. Climate change represents a looming strategic threat to Israel and the Middle East region, and action must be taken quickly in order to counteract its worst effects, Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a new report published Thursday in honor of Earth […]

Environmental Activist Says Cheese is Racist, Dairy Shouldn’t Be Served in Schools

The Australian military has been reminded by MPs that its core mission is the “application of lethal violence” in response to concerns about it being too “woke” following a performance during which scantily clad dancers twerked on a Navy ship. The advisory came after awkward scenes where young women gyrated suggestively in front of military […]

‘Sacrifice zones’: How people of color are targets of environmental racism

Image Credit: formulanone/Flickr This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. The Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted how systemic racism disproportionately places danger and harm on low-income and minority populations. One harsh reality of this systemic racism is the existence of […]

An Old Green Colonial Trick: Israel Masking Land Grabs as Environmental Conservation

By Jessica Buxbaum Source “More and more open areas in East Jerusalem are being designated as preservation or national parks, and this is clearly in order to prevent Palestinian urban development.” — Sari Kronish, Israeli planning rights organization Bimkom OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — For decades, a Palestinian village on the southern tip of Jerusalem has lived […]

Environmental Ethics

A Kingly creature; now creatureless KingAn Empire out of breath while breathless doingAir, water, land all three commandedto remain in place and serveThey wilt under the lash of gentle commercewhilst jolly plenty stumbles along in filthy blindnessAll living things now cringe at the gross summons of ManYet meanwhile Gaia gathers up her furious arms in […]

PODCAST Daily Briefing Mar. 4 – Pirates deploy Iran’s ‘environmental terrorism’?

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing: Your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today’s panel comprises deputy editor Josh Davidovich and environmental reporter Sue Surkes, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan. Israeli Environmental Minister Gila Gamliel announced yesterday that the cause […]

Israel points to Iran for causing oil spill, calling it ‘environmental terrorism’

Browse > Home / News / Israel points to Iran for causing oil spill, calling it ‘environmental terrorism’ March 4, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind a major oil spill off Israel’s coast from Feb. 1-2. Israeli soldiers clean tar off […]

Israel accuses Iran of ‘environmental terrorism’ over oil spill off its coast, warns culprits ‘must pay price’

The Israeli government has said Iran is behind a recent oil spill off Israel’s coast which caused huge ecological damage and has been described as one of the worst such pollution incidents in Israel’s history. Israel’s Environment Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday that Israeli officials had identified a Libyan-owned oil tanker, called Emerald […]

Israel’s Environment Minister: Massive Oil Spill Was ‘Environmental Terrorism’ by Ship Sailing From Iran

A clump of tar is seen on the sand after an offshore oil spill drenched much of Israel’s Mediterranean shoreline with tar, at a beach in Ashdod, southern Israel, February 21, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen. A massive oil spill off Israel’s coast last month that severely polluted its beaches was “environmental terrorism” committed by a […]

Israel says Iran is behind major oil spill, accusing Tehran of ‘environmental terrorism’

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Why has deepening the Danube River become a political and environmental dispute?

More than €18 million euros are to be spent in Hungary to ensure the River Danube is navigable for at least 300 days a year for large transport vessels. And 80% of the cost is to be covered by the EU. However, the planned works will have an impact on natural habitats, contravening some EU […]

The Mental Weight of Environmental Calamities on Children

Unsurprisingly, the level of depression and anxiety in Israel rose following the difficult year that was 2020. According to recently published data, nearly 1 in 3 Israelis (29%) suffered from symptoms of high or very high anxiety during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, compared to about 1 in 10 in 2018 (12%). After […]

Trump’s failed environmental policies caused 22,000 deaths, new report finds

Image Credit: The Conversation A new report by a commission of health experts found 22,000 deaths in 2019 were caused by Trump‘s failed environmental policies alone. The report was published this week by The Lancet, an esteemed medical journal whose “wade into the politics behind health policy is highly unusual,” Bloomberg Green reported. But while […]

Nasty Nancy Vows to ‘Obsessively Focus’ Congress on Racial & Environmental Justice

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to obsessively advance ‘woke’ racial, economic, and environmental social justice policies during the new congressional term. Pelosi delivered her far-left policy agenda after the House of Representatives narrowly elected her to lead the House. Pelosi thanked Democrats for the “confidence” they placed in electing her again as their leader. […]

Nancy Pelosi Promises to Advance Racial Justice, Environmental Justice in New Congressional Term

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised Sunday to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice during the new congressional term. Pelosi delivered her speech after the House of Representatives elected her to lead the House; however, Pelosi enters the 117th with a slimmer majority, giving her less leverage against House Republicans. Further, Pelosi reportedly failed to secure […]

Mexican Fisherman Killed in Boat Crash with U.S. Environmental Activists

A Mexican fisherman died and another one was seriously injured after their boat crashed with a ship of environmental activists. The activists were trying to stop illegal fishing in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California. Mexico’s Navy rescued the fishermen and airlifted them to local hospitals. The boat crash took place […]

Environmental groups line up behind Levin for Labor

The slimming Democratic majority in the House could be working against Levin, as the tight margin played a central role over whether to nominate New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior secretary. Cabinet diversity is also a factor. That said, Biden crossed the threshold for nominating the most diverse Cabinet in history when he ultimately […]

Changes to National Environmental Policy Act increases logging in national forests

A new rule finalized on Wednesday will open up national forests to increased logging. The United States Forest Service made changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a conservation law, that will allow the Forest Service to allow logging and road-building on national forest land that is 2,800 acres of larger in the western […]

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