Posts Tagged ‘environmental’

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 […]

Outreach to Environmental Organizations

EMF Madness Please forward this newsletter widely. To send via social media, use this link: https://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Outreach-to-Environmental-Organizations.pdf OUTREACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS Below is a template for a letter that I am sending to the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Greenpeace, and hundreds of other environmental organizations. Please write to organizations that you are connected with in your […]

Israel throws away a third of its food, and the environmental damage is enormous

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Wind turbine plan in northern Israel rejected over environmental impact

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EPA Postpones Environmental Justice Training

Above photo: Getty Images. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will postpone training on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities following a White House order calling for agencies to stop training involving what it described as “anti-American propaganda.” Charles Lee, the EPA’s senior policy adviser for environmental justice, told employees in an […]

Watch Now: The Environmental Film Focused Solely On Solutions

The Facts: A study published in 2017 94 measles sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences. Reflect On: Why is the information presented in this article practically unknown and never given any mainstream media attention? How dangerous is the measles compared to the MMR vaccine? What Happened: A study […]

International environmental groups unite to warn Israel against Chevron

The Chevron oil and gas company has left a trail of environmental and humanitarian disaster around the world, an environmental anthropologist told a Knesset committee on Tuesday after examining 31 countries where the US conglomerate has been active. Nan Marie Greer, a former adjunct professor for the University of Hawaii and University of Redlands, and […]

Residents and environmental workers in Mauritius race to contain oil spill and protect coastline

Environmental activists and residents of Mauritius worked to try to reduce the damage from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. The Indian Ocean island’s prime minister declared a state of emergency and appealed for international help. One ton of oil from the Japanese ship’s four tons has leaked into […]

‘Environmental emergency’ declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak

Mauritius announced that there was an environmental crisis after oil started leaking from a bulk carrier that had run aground in the southeast of the island. “We are in a situation of environmental crisis,” Kavy Ramano, the environment minister of the island nation located in the Indian Ocean said. The ministry requested that the public […]

‘Environmental emergency’ declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak

Mauritius announced that there was an environmental crisis after oil started leaking from a bulk carrier that had run aground in the southeast of the island. “We are in a situation of environmental crisis,” Kavy Ramano, the environment minister of the island nation located in the Indian Ocean said. The ministry requested that the public […]

‘Environmental emergency’ declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak

Mauritius announced that there was an environmental crisis after oil started leaking from a bulk carrier that had run aground in the southeast of the island. “We are in a situation of environmental crisis,” Kavy Ramano, the environment minister of the island nation located in the Indian Ocean said. The ministry requested that the public […]

‘Environmental emergency’ declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak

Mauritius announced that there was an environmental crisis after oil started leaking from a bulk carrier that had run aground in the southeast of the island. “We are in a situation of environmental crisis,” Kavy Ramano, the environment minister of the island nation located in the Indian Ocean said. The ministry requested that the public […]

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