Environment

Chile bans whaling

June 25, 2008

The Guardian: Michelle Bachelet declares ban on whaling in Chilean waters

Climate Change

June 24, 2008
Dr. Hansen stated that we have already exceeded a safe amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, which he places at 350 parts per million (ppm). He testified that the US must begin using a carbon tax to lower the nation’s emissions and that the US must stop producing energy from coal by 2020.

"The World According to Monsanto"

June 22, 2008
Monsanto is a world leader in industrial agriculture, providing the seeds for 90 percent of the world’s genetically modified crops. Once a chemical company based in the US, Monsanto has transformed into an international life sciences company, aiming to solve world hunger and protect the environment. Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, however, exposes the company’s troubling past,…

Divisions in the whaling world

June 21, 2008

The Guardian reports on divisions in the whaling world. Chile vows to protect the sea mammals while Japan remains committed to whaling, ahead of next week’s International Whaling Commission meeting.

Missouri levees fall victim to Mississippi River

June 20, 2008

AP: Officials in Missouri say levee breaks easing pressure on levees downstream.

EPA’s Troubled Waters

June 15, 2008

   

Summit on food – big on talk, short on answers

June 8, 2008

The global food crisis was the subject of a heated 3-day meeting of world leaders in Rome this week. To mark the end of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s summit, representatives from 183 countries signed a declaration on June 5 to increase investment in agriculture, strengthen global relief and hold further trade talks. The hardest…

China: Changing horizons, changing diet

May 31, 2008

Guardian: Food crisis, part 4, reports on the impact of urbanization and consumerism in China