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European Union and USA are negotiating secrectly about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty, shortly TTIP. It is a sugar coated cake filled with unpleasant surprises.
George Monbiot wrote 5th November 2014 in Guardian:
“On this day a year ago, I was in despair. A dark cloud was rising over the Atlantic, threatening to blot out […]
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The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits â€“ “One of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.”
Alberta Tar Sands â€“ A destructive fossil fuel exploration project, that will produce dirty oil, toxic waste and huge CO2 […]
Poor environmental legislation and spineless politicians have made Finland a paradise for mining companies.
The nickel and zinc producer, Talvivaara Mining Company has so far gained reputation by ignoring environmental regulations. Huge emissions of sulphate, sodium and manganese have turned nearby freshwater lakes salty. The company has also been plannig something bigger. Behind closed doors it […]
Genetically modified canola has escaped into the wild. Actually, two varieties of it have â€“ one modified to be resistant to Monsantoâ€™s Roundup herbicide, and the other to Bayer Crop Scienceâ€™s Liberty herbicide. Scientists have also found out that these two transgenic verieties have interbred, so a brand new brand of canola has been born […]