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Sunset over Lake Nicaragua as seen from Merida, across from the Hotel Omaja. Photo: eric molina via Flickr.com.

Nicaragua Canal will destroy rainforests, communities and wildlife

Jorge Huete-Perez

21st February 2014

A mysterious Hong Kong company has won the concession to build a $40 billion canal through Nicaragua, duplicating the Panama Canal. Jorge Huete-Perez warns that it threatens human and ecological devastation, all for scant benefit to the country. more...
An encampment in of rural people evicted by soy barons is bunt out, Paraguay.

GM crops are driving genocide and ecocide - keep them out of the EU!

Helena Paul

5th February 2014

The unfolding human and ecological disaster of GM agriculture in the Americas must send the EU a powerful message, writes Helena Paul. We don't want it here, and we should stop buying the products of GM-driven genocide and ecocide abroad. more...
Magellanic penguins, Rio Negro, Argentina. Photo: S-t-v via Flickr.com.

Argentina: unseasonal storms imperil Magellanic penguins

Tim Radford

4th February 2014

Scientists have identified climate change as the direct cause of rising mortality among penguin chicks hatched in Argentina, as unseasonal storms hit a once arid coastal region. more...
Arizona

Conserving the Wild West: Arizona’s green dream

Ruth Styles

29th May, 2012

The cowboys and Indians are still there but there’s more to America’s 48th state than reliving the glory days of the Wild West. Home to seven different ecosystems, it is leading the way in conservation and green tourism. Ruth Styles went to find out more more...
Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Daniel Copley

5th January, 2012

What could have been a rip-roaring yarn with an important message is spoiled by unlikely dialogue and overly simple characters, says Daniel Copley more...
Annie and Jade

Introducing Annie Le: America's hottest new eco-designer

Ally Boyd

25th October, 2011

America might be better known for Calvin Klein and co but as Ally Boyd discovered, eco-designer Annie Le is giving them a run for their dollars more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...

Pick Up America: a cross-country road trip to wipe out waste

Carrie Madren

21st December, 2010

Five committed twentysomethings are making a 2,000-mile trek across the US, picking up litter and educating young people and communities about zero waste more...
Sockeye salmon

UK and USA retailers join boycott against Alaska's 'dirty gold'

Tom Levitt

3rd November, 2010

Leading jewellery outlets including Fraser Hart, Tiffany & Co and Beaverbrooks say they won't use gold from London-based Anglo America's proposed mine in the Alaskan wilderness more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence more...
In the News

Land in Latin America exploited by West's demand for meat

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Agricultural expansion on a massive scale in Latin America has directly paralelled the West’s greed for meat. A new report follows the food chain and assesses the damage.



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America: 1/24 of 24

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US Chief Scientist says world could become 'unliveable' under global warming

News

14th September, 2007

The US Government's chief scientist Professor John Marburger has admitted that the world could become 'unliveable' if CO2 emissions are not checked. more...
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US accused of suppressing climate change reports

News

23rd August, 2007

A federal judge has reprimanded the US Government for failing to release two overdue reports laying out plans for climate change research and mitigation. more...

Football’s cold war

Jon Hughes

1st August, 2007

Football used to be a sport. A great one. Exciting, all-consuming – heck, we played, talked, lived and breathed it. Now it’s another commodity, traded among the super-rich. And, laments Jon Hughes, the Yanks have bought ‘my’ club more...
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Museum exhibition toned down to avoid government censure

News

22nd May, 2007

The Smithsonian Institute's Museum of National History in Washington DC 'toned down' an exhibition on climate change to avoid offending senior politicians, Time magazine has reported. more...
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Climate change: a matter of world security

News

17th April, 2007

Climate change has officially become a security issue today, as a debate on its implication for global conflict gets underway at the UN Security Council. more...
Investigations

River of grass

James Frankham

1st March, 2006

A tale of Indians and airboats, giant alligators and one of the world’s greatest ecosystems hanging in the balance. more...
Bolgs and Comments

I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st October, 2004

'I can no longer sit back and allow terrorist infiltration, terrorist indoctrination, terrorist subversion, and the international terrorist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.' Commander George the Ripper Bush at Madison Square Garden more...
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High Seas Drifters

Ben Belton

8th July, 2004

The reckless deep-sea gold rush that could turn the North American continental shelf into one giant factory-style fish farm more...
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Bursting at the seams

Derrick Jensen

1st March, 2004

Most discussion of population misses the point. The earth simply cannot support our lifestyle. more...
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Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment

Tom Stafford

1st June, 2003

In the 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram tested a cross section of ordinary Americans to see if they’d administer potentially lethal electric shocks to a mild-mannered little man, sitting in an electric chair. The findings stunned the world. more...
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Be Afraid...

William Rivers Pitt

1st April, 2003

Concerned for the future of the planet? Wait till you hear about the Project for the New American Century. By William Rivers Pitt. more...
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Again, the savage Indian

Kirkpatrick Sale

14th June, 2000

Kirkpatrick Sale is shocked by a new and disturbing view of the ecological role of the American Indian. more...

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