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Environmental Activism

Response: No, Greens must not cosy up to capitalism. They must resist it | Comment is free Response: No, Greens must not cosy up to capitalism. They must resist it | Comment is free In your interview with Mark Lynas he describes his conversion to "an environmental movement that is happy with capitalism", and urges greens to join him (Have the greens lost their way?, 2 July). "Is the green movement a leftwing, anti-capitalist movement?" your article asks.
Human Rights

humantrafficking

Human trafficking is a crime that often goes underreported due to its covert nature, various misconceptions about its definition, and a lack of awareness about its indicators on the local level. The materials below outline general information about human trafficking and include documents that discuss basic background information, past trafficking cases, potential red flags and other relevant resources to better comprehend the complexity of this crime. These materials aim to raise awareness about human trafficking and educate individuals and communities about and how to recognize this crime and play an active role in the anti-human trafficking movement... Materials Included Below: Human Trafficking | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery Human Trafficking | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery
“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. Slavery – Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Slavery Slavery – Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Slavery
Human trafficking online, human rights policies, Human Trafficking Search
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Email this page Recent Updates IOM reports child trafficking and labor trafficking cases are rising Child victims of human trafficking helped by IOM increased to 2,040 in 2011, up 27 per cent from 1,565 in 2008, according to new IOM data. HumanTrafficking.org: A Web Resource for Combating Human Trafficking in the East Asia Pacific Region HumanTrafficking.org: A Web Resource for Combating Human Trafficking in the East Asia Pacific Region
Japan crisis: 10 worst nuclear disasters in history
Top 5 Worst Nuclear Disasters
‪Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - Surviving Disaster (BBC Documentary series) - Part 1‬‏
Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Byelorussia Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents John P. Christodouleas, M.D., M.P.H., Robert D. Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents
Long Term Effects on Humans | Effects of Nuclear Weapons | atomicarchive.com Long Term Effects on Humans | Effects of Nuclear Weapons | atomicarchive.com Long after the acute effects of radiation have subsided, radiation damage continues to produce a wide range of physical problems. These effects- including leukemia, cancer, and many others- appear two, three, even ten years later. Blood Disorders According to Japanese data, there was an increase in anemia among persons exposed to the bomb.
Environmental Issues

Save the Planet

Green organisations

deforestation « deforestation « “Pakistan is located at the junction of the world’s three largest mountain ranges— Karakorum, Himalayas and Hindu Kush. The region has a total coverage area of 3500 sq.km and Pakistan hosts 8 out of 14 highest peaks of the world. A large part of the area remains covered by piles of snow round the year. Scientists and climate advocators call the region the Third Pole outside of the polar region.
Endangered Rainforest Animals
Open mouth. Scientists working with the conservation group WWF have discovered 30 species of orchid previously unknown to science in the forests of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a separate country from Indonesia, but part of the large island of New Guinea. Indonesian rainforest Sumatra forests destroyed    Extinctions  Tribal People   The WE News Archives Indonesian rainforest Sumatra forests destroyed    Extinctions  Tribal People   The WE News Archives
Forests in Indonesia's concession areas being rapidly destroyed (04/10/2014) Forest clearing within areas zoned for timber, logging, oil palm, and mining accounted for nearly 45 percent of deforestation in Indonesia between 2000 and 2010, finds a new study that examined forest loss within industrial concessions. Next big idea in forest conservation? Empowering everyone to watch over forests (04/10/2014) Nigel Sizer has worked on the forefront of global forest issues for decades. Currently, he is the Global Director of the World Resource Institute's (WRI) Forests Program, whose projects include the Global Forest Watch, the Forest Legality Alliance, and the Global Restoration Initiative. These programs work with governments, businesses, and civil society with the aim of sustaining forests for generations to come. Forces Behind the Loss of Tropical Rainforests Forces Behind the Loss of Tropical Rainforests
Bear Bile Farming Moon Bears Caged for 10 Years for their Bile Each day, hundreds of bears are surgically mutilated for their gall bile on bear farms in China. See: Cruelty In Chinese Bear Bile Farms - The Worst Outrage In the 21st Century? http://www.visitvancouver.bc.ca/article-bearfarms.asp Surgery Carried Out By Farm Owners. On most farms, surgery to enable bile extraction is carried out by farm owners with no veterinary training. Bear Bile Farming
‪The Bear Bile Business‬‏
‪Jackie Chan PSA on Bear Bile Farming‬‏
‪Dancing Bears‬‏
‪Chinas Cruel Act Called Bear Bile Farming‬‏
Tiger bones, bear bile, and pangolin scales – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Traditional Chinese medicine exploits animal ingredients from hundreds of species, ranging from ground-up rhino horns and tiger bones to whole dried carcasses of more obscure genera like geckos and sea horses. Here we take a closer look at three of the most notoriously overtaxed animal groups in traditional Chinese medicine, broken down from data on illegal confiscations in the U.S., China and Vietnam. In general, these data represent only a small subset of the total illegal trade in each country. Tigers Credit:RNuwer Killing or using the parts of critically endangered tigers is illegal in China and Vietnam, but tigers still find their way into the black market each year.
Amazon Rainforest "In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
‪The Amazon Rainforest - The Evils of Deforestation‬‏
Can carbon credits from REDD compete with palm oil? (03/30/2009) Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is increasingly seen as a compelling way to conserve tropical forests while simultaneously helping mitigate climate change, preserving biodiversity, and providing sustainable livelihoods for rural people. But to become a reality REDD still faces a number of challenges, not least of which is economic competition from other forms of land use. In Indonesia and Malaysia, the biggest competitor is likely oil palm, which is presently one of the most profitable forms of land use. Oil palm is also spreading to other tropical forest areas including the Brazilian Amazon. Palm Oil and Rainforest Deforestation
Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay (Watch 'Saving Sumatra') Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised.
Orangutan Crisis – Sumatran Orangutan Society
Indonesian Government Complicit in Rainforest Destruction: Report
Rainforest Advocates

‪Air Pollution‬‏
Recycling Facts - A Recycling Revolution
Recycling 101
Dirty Energy

Big Oil

Tar Sands: Counting the Cost | FairPensions
The Harm the Tar Sands Will Do
Realities of a Tar Sands Oil Spill, One Year Later
Sand Dollars: Will Tar-Sands Oil Undermine U.S. Alternative-Energy Development?
James Hansen: Obama's Canada trip defines our critical carbon moment | Comment is free
Oil sands polluting Canadian river system: study
Great Bear Rainforest
Alberta’s Tar Sands Nighmare: Environmental Catastrophe Looms | Environment-Science-Medicine
What the frack? US natural gas drilling method contaminates water | Environment
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ecology

Dolphin slaughter turns sea red as Japan hunting season returns | Environment
‪Dolphin Massacre‬‏
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Dolphin Slaughter in Japan - Advocacy For Animals
Dolphins and Whales

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Frack and ruin: the rise of hydraulic fracturing
Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking
Fracking Linked To Methane In Flammable Drinking Water For First Time In Scientific Study
Olivia Newton-John attacks gas industry
Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Pollutes Water Wells
Outgoing Woodside boss against 'coal seam fracking'
On Fracking and Human Folly - Environment
Alberta woman blames natural gas fracking for flaming well water
fracking and water | Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking | Rodale News
Fluids From Hydraulic Fracturing Killed Trees, Study Says
European Union report says ban fracking
All about Fracking in NZ
Activists sick of 'spin' over fracking
Gas 'fracking' alarm sounded
‘Fracking’ for oil possible on the Coast » The Gisborne Herald | Gisborne's latest News, Sport, Family Notices, Photos and Events
‘No’ to fracking on East Coast » The Gisborne Herald | Gisborne's latest News, Sport, Family Notices, Photos and Events
Fracking bad idea | Otago Daily Times Online News Keep Up to Date Local, National New Zealand & International News
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Pittsburgh’s drinking water is radioactive, thanks to fracking. Only question is, how much?
NY Times Report: Fracked Water Thousands of Times More Dangerous Than They're Telling Us
'Fracking' threatens WA water resources
Study links flammable tap water to fracking
Controversial ''fracking'' technique threatens Sydney's water
Methane on Tap: Study Links Pollution to Gas Drilling
Fracking Has Injected Millions of Gallons of Toxins into US Soil
Mass Bird & Fish Deaths Caused by Hydraulic Fracking & Earthquakes?
Werner's Cairns blog: Fracking – the ominous new word in the English language.
Flammable Methane in Drinking Water Near Fracking Wells, Study Finds
Editorial: The Facts About Fracking
Fracking can release cancer chemicals, experts warn
Fracked gas is only cheap because extractors do not clean up after themselves
China risks cost of fracking to exploit shale gas
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