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The Bee’s Vanishing Act

The Bee’s Vanishing Act

Honeybee populations have plummeted in recent years. Simultaneously, government and industry funds to study whether pesticides, mites, or viruses are the root cause of this problem have been granted to American and European researchers. These scientists call the disappearance of the bees “colony collapse disorder”, or CCD, though a more appropriate name would be CCC, […]

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Is Eco-Socialism a Viable Option to Global Disaster Capitalism?

Is Eco-Socialism a Viable Option to Global Disaster Capitalism?

By Sutapa Chattopadhyay Today, our democratically elected governments are grounded in the conviction that markets should be the sole organizing force of political, social, and economic decisions: an ideology that entirely dislodges welfarist, democratic and uncommodified values from the state. Over the last four to five years, for example, ordinary people throughout Europe have protested […]

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Frankenstorm: Wake up Call on Governments’ Criminal Inaction on Climate Change

Frankenstorm: Wake up Call on Governments’ Criminal Inaction on Climate Change

A giant storm is announced to make its landing on the East Coast of the United States on Sunday October 28. Two days ago, hurricane Sandy was hammering Cuba and Haiti in the Caribbean. On Friday, NASA called hurricane Sandy  “the bride of Frankenstorm”. The extreme weather system is coming as an uninvited guests and […]

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Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

An unprecedented study of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state of our species. Like the amphibians that climb to ever tinier areas at higher altitudes to avoid being extinguished by global warming, most of the world’s species currently huddle in a tiny fraction of the Earth’s surface, and most […]

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Isaac, Gener and Katrina: Climate Change in Action

Isaac, Gener and Katrina: Climate Change in Action

Like a hulking giant, Isaac has stomped across the Caribbean at practically human speed, for days. Ten miles per hour, 14 mph, and Isaac continues its march northwest and west-northwest, for nearly one week, as if for a rendez-vous.  With whom? Haiti could not have been tapped more gently, although at least 24 people have […]

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