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What Happens When Wildfires And COVID-19 Collide?

July 3, 2020

COVID-19 may make the impacts of the west’s wildfire season more deadly, hitting aging and vulnerable communities the hardest.

10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal

10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal

September 18, 2019

A diverse coalition of trees and ranchers, organized by the Sunrise Movement and Regeneration International, presented a letter to Congress, urging passage of a Green New Deal

New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change

New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change

August 8, 2019

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz discusses the new IPCC Climate report, “Climate Change and Land,” which issues a dire warning about how climate change and destructive land use reinforce each other, leading to serious threats for human survival

We Must Change Land Use to Save Humanity

We Must Change Land Use to Save Humanity

August 8, 2019

What you need to know about the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new Special Report

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries' Agricultural Policies

Contrary to Popular Belief, IMF Continues to Push Neoliberalism on Countries’ Agricultural Policies

October 7, 2018

Economics Prof. Lawrence King discusses the new PERI report on loan conditionalities that the IMF imposes when it provides loans and that interfere with food production and encroach on the sovereignty of states battling poverty

The global heat wave that’s been killing us

July 23, 2018

DW. A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have. Most of us enjoy sunny days and complain on rainy ones — yet behind the clear skies lies a less pleasant reality. Since June…

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Our World Is Not For Sale session at the 2017 World Trade Organization Public Forum exposes dangers ahead as giant superpowers in new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence seek further power under the guise of new E-Commerce rules at the WTO

‘Appetite for Destruction’: How Feeding Livestock Strains the Planet

October 22, 2017

We are eating more meat than at any other time in history, and the largest environmental impact actually comes from what the animals are being fed, says Duncan Williamson, food policy manager for the World Wildlife Fund UK

"The World According to Monsanto"

September 1, 2017
Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute explains how a new seed policy in the southern African country of Malawi threatens farmers’ rights to save, exchange, and sell their seeds, and how a former Monsanto official turned out to be one of the policy’s co-authors

Economy

August 29, 2017
Food and Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall says that the incredible wave of mega-mergers in recent years shows that “regulators have been asleep at the switch”