Contaminated water in Flint, Michigan violates human rights


The situation of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, is fundamentally about human rights, a group of United Nations experts today said, urging the United States to protect the rights of children and others who are most at risk from pollution and toxic chemicals. “No parent should have to endure the mental torment that will haunt... Continue Reading →

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Tribes and Researchers Study Climate Using Science and Traditional Knowledge


The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was at its lowest in 500 years during 2015, and that is bad news for tribes farther south of the mountain range that straddles California and Nevada. Southwestern tribes were the focus of a recent symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science... Continue Reading →

Can the solutions for climate change help us fix poverty too?


With more than 800 million people living in extreme poverty and many more struggling to make an honest living, it is clear that the current global economic model isn't working for everyone. Economic growth often comes at the expense of the majority, with short-term financial gains trumping long-term sustainability. The current global obsession with economic growth, alongside... Continue Reading →

“Save an animal, exploit a human”: The problem with one-track-minded, holier-than-thou Global North vegans


Eating animals is wrong, vegans say. But so is eating slave-made chocolate, or wearing sweatshop clothing. Guess which one vegans of the Global North care about? Not that one issue is more important than another, but it is more than frustrating when I see vegans (mostly vegans of the global north) say "this is cruelty-free"... Continue Reading →

United Nations News Centre – Biodegradable plastics are not the answer to reducing marine litter, says UN


Widespread adoption of products labelled “biodegradable” will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, accord to a United Nations report released today. Read the full article at: United Nations News Centre - Biodegradable plastics are not the answer to reducing... Continue Reading →

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