Read about Berta Cáceres and how she has organized resistence against transnational combines and the World Bank in order to successfully prevent a barrage project which would have destroyed her folk´s base of life. However her engagement which she was awarded the Goldman price for (one of the highest prices for environmentalists) did certainly go beyond the barrage project at the river Gualcarque: Greenpeace, international translation.
Sign the adherent petition in order to save Gustavo Castro who was badly injured during this assault: movimientom4.org.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a member organization of the UNO comparable to the IPCC, warns that a growing number of pollinators including bees and butterflies are driven towards extinction. This is a horrifying scenario as 90% of wild flowering plants and 75% of our world food crops depend at least in part on pollination, millions of livelihoods directly depending on them.
Intense agriculture, pesticides including neonicotinoid insecticides would put our bees and other pollinators at threat. Genetically modified crops are either more pesticide tolerant and/or they have sub-lethal, indirect effects on pollinators that are yet poorly understood; besides a reduction of weed.
There are many things which could be done: making use of sustainable agriculture like based on indigenous and local knowledge; giving habitates to pollinators; things like crop rotation and crop coproduction.
Global2000, the Austrian partner organization of Friends of Earth, has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, BfR and the EFSA because of consequent and illegal manipulation of scientific studies: global2000, in German .
de: Global2000 hat eine Klage gegen Monsanto, BfR und die EFSA, wegen Manipulation wissenschaftlicher Studien eingebracht: hier weiterlesen.
Certain evidence is given that the herbicide Glyphosphate is carcinogenic and can cause harm to unborn children. In March 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Glyphosphate as likely carcinogenic for humans. These findings are supported by independent studies not funded by the industry.
Glyphosphate, better known as RoundUp, is produced by Monsanto a combine which does also sell GMO (genetically manipulated organisms) made resitant against this herbicide, like f.i. genetically engineered soya or maize. While still the same teratogenic herbicide is used with plants certain kinds of 'superweed' have emerged which are resistant against Glyphosphate so that more and more Glyphosphate needs to be used. After the Vietnam War when conducting studies about whether Agent Orange was harmful or not Monsanto has simply exchanged some people from the samples of diseased veterans and the healthy in order to impede compensation for the veterans (Agent Orange was mainly made of Dioxin).
Ask the Federal Government of Germany to veto against Glyphosphate! While the EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, is warning the draft as laid out by the European Commission simply ignores the fatal consequences of Glyphosphate for humans and the environment. The BUND, a German ecology group, asks you to take action and sign this petition.
The construction of two new Russian nuclear prototype reactors in Hungary can not be financed without massive state interventions. This even though costs about necessary means for security facilities and an intermediate store for radioactive waste are not included in the calculation. We can not guarantee that the 'budget variant' if in deed realized like this would deliver sufficient security.