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by Elmar Stellnberger

Court Decision stops Keystone XL

Categoria: general,
Origem: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
update
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A federal judge just rejected the Trump administration’s attempts to fast-track the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would transport tar sands oil from Canada to the USA. Keystone XL threatens land, climate, and drinking water supplies for farmers, ranchers, indigenous people, and other communities.

You may also protest against the Eastern Shore Pipeline in Maryland which would transport fracked gas.




The Intel ME: a huge backdoor in your computer

Categoria: techdoc,
Origem: info,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
new
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All computers since 2008 have a component called Intel ME which was designed for remote maintenance. However it has severe security vulnerabilities and allows intelligence services to log into your computer. Read on how you can protect yourself by disabling your Intel ME or on how to buy a computer with disabled Intel ME.



After 12 years at the head of PepsiCo

Categoria: general,
Origem: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
new
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After 12 years leading one of the world’s largest corporations, Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, has announced her resignation. That means there are just two months for her to leave a legacy that truly matters — for Indonesia’s forests, for palm oil workers, for the orangutans, for the tigers, for you and for me.



Glyphosate

Categoria: general,
Origem: info,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
update
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A judge in Brazil has suspended the use of the agrochemical glyphosate for 30 days until the government would reevaluate its toxicology. Glyphosate is in use for genetically-modified soybean that is planted on a large scale in Brazil. That way the country is not only dependent on glyphosate but also many people suffer from the consequences of its massive use. In the USA a lawsuit against glyphosate by cancer survivors has been admitted while in the EU a lawsuit against the Commission to violate the precautionary principle when re-admitting glyphosate is in preparation.



Costa Rica

Categoria: general,
Origem: info,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
update
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Costa Rica has decided to become the world's first country to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021. Besides this Costa Rica does already cover most of its electricity needs by renewables. It has powered its electricity grid 150 days without fossile fuels and wants to become carbon neutral also in traffic by 2021.