Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products —Rain Forest Rescue org

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. It’s a source of huge profits for multinational corporations, while at the same time destroying the livelihoods of smallholders. Displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are all consequences of our palm oil consumption. How could it come to…

Nearly 700 institutions and nearly 60,000 individuals from across 76 nations have committed to divest their assets from the fossil fuel industry.”–Watch Video

“More than $5 trillion worth of investments are now pledged to be divested from fossil fuels. The analysis, issued Monday, details how nearly 700 institutions and nearly 60,000 individuals from across 76 nations have committed to divest their assets from the fossil fuel industry.” ~ Amy Goodman, Democracy Now Reporting from a press conference in…

‘Won’t Accept Destruction’: Global Communities Line Up to Ban Fracking — by Nadia Prupis, on Common Dreams org

Protesters march against fracking. (Photo: Garry Knight/flickr/cc) Around the world, resistance is growing to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as more and more communities line up to ban the controversial fossil fuel extraction method from their lands. On Tuesday, Victoria, Australia’s Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the state is set to introduce a permanent ban on…

Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009 — Common Dreams org

Associated Press investigation finds more than 180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and sparking the mass die-off of plant and animal life. A pipe pours fracking waste into an unlined holding pond in Kern County, California. (Photo: Faces of Fracking/cc/flickr) (…) “In 2009, there…

Picturing the End of Fossil Fuels — By Bill McKibben on Common Dreams org|"It’s all of us, the little guys, against the immense, concentrated wealth and power of the biggest companies on earth."

Early in the morning of 15 August, approximately 1,500 people set off from the climate camp in Germany’s Rhineland to try and enter one of the vast open-cast lignite mines in the area and block the massive excavators. The Rhineland coalfields are the biggest source of CO2 emissions in Europe. (Photographer: Ruben Neugebauer) When they…

Video: Overfishing and more: SEA THE TRUTH — In 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty! (16:9, full-length, HiQ)

http://www.SeaTheTruth.nl/en/ or http://www.GlobeTransformer.org (NOTE for the YouTube-Team: we have uploaded this movie with the permission of the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation) BACKGROUND Sea the Truth is based on numerous scientific publications that examine the problems of seas and oceans. Below follows an overview of the themes addressed in the film and a brief explanation. DEEP…

Germany: Towards the 2015 climate agreement — Federal Foreign Office

More than 250 representatives from the academic, political, diplomatic and civil society spheres came together at an international conference on climate protection at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 24 October. The event, which was jointly organised by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Environment Ministry and the German Climate Consortium (DKK), focused on…

Video: What is the German Energiewende? — Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Germany has drawn a lot of international attention for its aim to switch to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind. A lot of the international reporting about the German Energy Transition, or Energiewende, has, however, been misleading — for instance, when it comes to the role of coal power, energy…

German bid to host the Green Climate Fund – Federal Foreign Office News story

Germany is offering to host the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund in the city of Bonn. This Fund’s objective is to help developing countries and emerging economies reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. “Climate action is an increasingly important part of our preventive foreign policy,” stressed Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at an event…

David Suzuki on Rio+20, "Green Economy" & Why Planet’s Survival Requires Undoing Its Economic Model – Democracy Now Org News and Video

As the Rio+20 Earth Summit — the largest U.N. conference ever — ends in disappointment, we’re joined by the leading Canadian scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki. As host of the long-running CBC program, “The Nature of Things,” seen in more than 40 countries, Suzuki has helped educate millions about the rich biodiversity of the…