THEME: WATER IS LIFE; The sacredness of water as I have been learning from the Bagungu indigenous communities of Bullisa, Uganda. A Weber presentation to the GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR RIGHTS OF NATURE (GARN) By Tabaro Dennis of African Institute for Culture and Ecology (AFRICE); Earth Jurisprudence Graduate from Gaia Foundation training for EJ Practitioners.
Babies born in high-intensity oil and gas areas are 70% more likely to develop congenital heart defects
This study provides further evidence of a positive association between maternal proximity to oil and gas well site activities and several types of CHDs. As if we needed more evidence that oil and gas drilling is bad news: mothers living near intense oil and gas development are 40-70% more likely to have babies with congenital heart defects (CHDs). Published in […]
“The deepest crises experienced by any society are those moments of change when the story becomes inadequate for meeting the survival demands of a present situation.” – Thomas Berry We live in a time of multiple, interconnected crises- from climate change and ecological breakdown to the rise of the far right and gross global inequality. Thomas Berry, ‘geologian’, cultural […]
Arctic ice and permafrost melt will add at least $24 trillion to the long-term costs of climate change, even if the Paris Agreement’s goals are met, according to a study published in Nature Communications on Tuesday. If we take no further action to curb greenhouse gases, that extra cost will climb to $67 trillion by 2300, the authors said. Led by climate […]