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by Elmar Stellnberger

Against Patents for Live

Categoria: general,
Fonte: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
new
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A big Dutch company has patented melons, tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes. This has been possible because of a flaw in European patent law. Raise your voice against patents on conventional breedings! We need to fight any attempt of big companies trying to iniquitously appropriate common goods as nature. Tell the social democratic federal attorney general in Germany to close the loophole.



Expensive Tortuous Paths in Climate Protection: Agrofuel and Counterproductive Water Power Projects

Categoria: general,
Fonte: article,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
update
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Updated and revised article: The climate balance of agrofuels is negative; and even the climate balance of certain waterpower projects; however the loss in biodiversity caused by these projects is at least as bad as the climate balance; apart from the negative influence on food production.



Handing the Arctic over to oil giants

Categoria: general,
Fonte: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
new
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The Trump administration is rushing forward with a reckless plan to throw open America’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling — a move that would cause immediate, devastating, and irreversible damage to one of the last completely unspoiled wild places on earth which is home to the Gwich´in people. When an oil spill happened the oil could not be degraded due to the low temperatures. Please sign in addition: this petition from NRDC.



Act Now to Protect the Leuser Ecosystem

Categoria: general,
Fonte: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
new
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The Indonesian government is being pressured to release a permit for building a 175 meter high hydrodam flooding an area of more than 4,000 hectars in the mids of the Leuser Ecosystem one of the worldwide biodiversity hotspots which is currently under environmental protection. Besides fresh drinking water, these rivers provide the irrigation essential for subsistence rice farming and fisheries, a critical source of livelihood. Even worse the hydrodam is in a location known for earthquakes and tsunamis, placing 250,000 citizens at risk of a man-made disaster. Read 'Confessions of an Economic Hit Men' from John Perkins to see how evil policy makers in developing countries are pressurized to incur debts on large infrastructure projects. In South America heads of the state have been assassinated.



dbschemacmd v1.1

Categoria: programs,
Fonte: dbschemacmd,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
update
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A tool to normalize database schemata. bugfix: a forgotten reverse in the code of v1.0.5 made the results of BCNF-splitting anti-optimal; update to keysTreeAlgo avoids generating duplicate nodes which need to be sorted out later; better documentation of keysTreeAlg and mincoverage; C-FSL v1.1 (+corrected spelling error).