Reading the Coca Leaves: Climate Change, Cancun and Bolivia By Medea Benjamin On the way to participate in a rally organized by the international peasant group Via Campesina in Cancun, a Bolivian indigenous farmer took some coca leaves out of his hand-woven satchel and pressed them into my hand. “You will need these during the [...]
Nissan LEAF and AeroVironment Make Strange Bedfellows By Nancy Mancias The eco-friendly LEAF rolls into international auto shows next month in Los Angeles and San Francisco kicking off an electric revolution. Interest in hybrid and all electric vehicles are quenching a driver’s thirst to end oil dependency, giving an alternative to years of gas-guzzling SUVs [...]
Like the Nissan Leaf? Then Tell Nissan to Unplug Itself from AeroVironment by Nancy Mancias The marriage between a new and exciting green electric car and a military contractor seem like an odd match, but it’s true these two industries have tied the knot. Military contractor AeroVironment Inc. based in Monrovia, CA makes a number [...]
The Garden Walk in Venice meets the paradise of CODEPINK http://bit.ly/dreUwS Take a look–serene beauty and outrageous boldness can coexist!
by Alice Slater Since 1995, at the Conference to Extend the Non-Proliferation Treaty, civil society has been calling for the establishment of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Recognizing the “inextricable link” between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, and urging a phase out of nuclear power, the Abolition 2000 global network for the elimination of [...]
Given the immensity of pollution caused by war, peace may be the only solution to global warming. Few ecologists appear to acknowledge the impact of war on our ecological crisis, and few peace activists discuss the ecological consequences of war...