It is simply unwise to let greed get in the way of human rights, when South Africa’s economy, if more fairly distributed and if its politicians were not saddled with the debt of their predecessors, could easily provide for all of its citizens.
Water has become a commodity that is currently privatized in several areas and of course there are streams and limited fresh water sources that are bought by large companies to package the water so that it is more convenient for us and profitable for them.
The city of New Delhi, which has nearly 17 million residents, produces an average of 10,000 tons of trash a day – the equivalent of about 5,000 cars.
It is a list of goals that leaders agreed to work toward and achieve by 2015. The goals were high, ending poverty, achieving universal primary education and ensuring environmental stability to name a few.
Of course, we need to address global warming too.
In Oklahoma, houses aren’t required to have basements or have specific building practices that would make them safer against a tornado.
Trade winds push polluted air from China to Japan and South Korea and other Asian nations.
Human rights certainly do not always need to be at odds with animal rights – and definitely not in this case.
Certain crops and pesticides might not be needed anymore, providing an environmentally friendly way to eat. But those impacted would be the people who could afford to buy a food printer and cartridges in the first place.
When I think of urban farms, I typically think of gentrifying neighborhoods in places like Austin and Brooklyn…not Gaza.
The UN encourages us to embrace the insect-eating ways of our less squeamish friends in different nations for the sake of food security. Insects are actually of great nutritional value because they are high in protein and fats.
Here are some of the best articles that we found this week.
Bee populations have been in decline for the past decade. It was a mystery at first and no one could figure out why it was happening. Even today there is heavy debate between researchers, farmers and agriculturists as to what is causing this decline. The European Commission in response to recent research linking bee deaths …
We need to burn this trash in a responsible way but then refocus on how to produce less.
And it definitely didn’t need to get as bad as it did for us to pay attention.
Deforestation has been an issue for decades now, with agriculture the biggest driver.
An estimated 30 to 40 million trees are chopped down each year for firewood and, at this point, somewhere between 90 to 98 percent of the country’s trees are gone.
By planting these hardier trees, it ensures that the future varieties can be counted upon to survive severe climatic changes.
Is it better or worse than you thought?
Without an explanation for poverty’s creation, there’s no clear identifiable way to fix it – or maybe even a will to fix it.
If you live in California, that is.
By viewing the distortion in sizes, there can be made a claim at racism, western preference and a whole host of other accusations.
People at Pismo Dunes Senior Park come from a variety of backgrounds with varying bank accounts. The choice to live there has more to do with lifestyle and community.
Recently, in the wake of the shooting of 30 migrant workers complaining about unpaid wages, activists have coined the term “blood strawberries”.
Most people wouldn’t typically use the word “Delight” to describe a public toilet, but that’s not stopping this Gates Foundation-approved company