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by Elmar Stellnberger

Sign against Illegal Logging in the Amazon

Categoria: general,
Origem: action,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
new
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About 2/3 of the wood harvest of ipê trees in the Amazon is illegal. The criminals invent non-existant tree populations in order to obtain legal papers for their wood harvest. Sign against the illegal felling of trees which brings violence and killings into remote areas. There is also a game on how to identify illegal logging. Read more here and here.



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.



Glyphosphate

Categoria: general,
Origem: info,
Língua: en,
Tipo:
update
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A judge in Brazil has suspended the use of the agrochemical glyphosphate for 30 days until the government would reevaluate its toxicology. Glyphosphate 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 glyphosphate but also many people suffer from the consequences of its massive use. In the USA a lawsuit against glyphosphate by cancer survivors has been admitted while in the EU a lawsuit against the Commission to violate the precautionary principle when re-admitting glyphosphate is in preparation.