Don’t be Just a Tourist: Think!

From Living in Nepal, every day I see Western tourists enjoying the marvels this ancient city has to offer: the ornate temples, the colorful cultural traditions, the food-stealing monkeys and most of all, its rich biodiversity. In South Nepal, there are several opportunities to go on jungle safaris. The popular way to do this is […]

If Norway Can Do It!!?

From US Uncut: Norway produces the largest budget surpluses in the developed world and has no net national debt. Norway’s miracle was built upon the highest corporate tax in the world, a wealth tax, and a 78% tax on oil profits.

Black Death Rears its Putrid Head Again!

From Chinese Lock Down City Of 30,000 After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague As a precautionary measure after a man died of bubonic plague last week, a small city in China is in lockdown and 151 individuals have been placed in quarantine, the Guardian reports. According to China Central Television (CCTV), the 38-year-old man died […]

Native People’s Land Rights Placed Above Industrial Interests.

From The recent landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision granting land rights to the Tsilhqot’in First Nations for a long-contested 1,750-square-kilometer swath of British Columbia could be a conservation coup of historic proportions, with consequences for wilderness battles raging across the country. “Aboriginal title confers the right to use and control the land and to reap the benefits […]

Bad News For Vegans!

From Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten A small, flowering plant called Arabidopsis thaliana can hear the vibrations that caterpillars trigger when they chew on its leaves. According to a new study, the plants can hear danger loud and clear, and they respond by launching a chemical defense. From anecdotes and previous studies, we know that plants respond […]

See Who Bought Your Politicians!

From Anonymous: Teenager builds browser plug-in that allows you to see the politicians’ funders Website of plugin: Written by: Anonymous Singer Here we go again, with another new useful tool to keep tabs on politicians. It is a browser plug-in named “Greenhouse” and it lets users easily access information on where our public servants get their […]

Sign on as a Climate Voter!

From GREENPEACE: Today, in alliance with Oxfam New Zealand, Forest & Bird, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero and WWF, we are launching something really special. It’s called Climate Voter and I want you to be amongst the first to take part: Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. Future generations will judge us on our response to it, […]

Water is NOT a Natural Resource!

From As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene on behalf of the bankrupt city’s most vulnerable citizens. Their report, filed Wednesday with the UN’s Special Rapporteur […]

Whales Are Bouncing Back! – Yay!

From The Rarest Whale on Earth is Bouncing Back From the Brink Closure of shipping lanes has helped the North Atlantic right whale population hit a new high. id all the depressing news about the declining state of the world’s oceans, here’s a genuine feel-good story: The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population, once […]