This Saturday thousands of people around the country are transferring their money from large corporate banks, into small financial institutions, community-oriented cooperatives and credit unions. We’ve been doing this for some time, check out our own Dragonfly’s amazing stealth video during our successful campaign against JP Morgan Chase and their financing of Mountaintop Removal.
Join critically acclaimed author, KtB editor, and OccupyWriters.com founder Jeff Sharlet, and the unstoppable evangelists of anti-consumerism Reverend Billy and Savitri D for a discussion about religion and politics in the Occupy movement and beyond. The conversation, held at the renowned Midtown performance space The Tank on November 15, will be hosted by Killing the Buddha.
Sometimes we have to start over or we can’t see the end…
In the middle of the world’s 6th great extinction, it is hard to find a lot of positive news on biodiversity and saving species — we currently have a rate of extinction the world has not seen since dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. However, at the end of the Convention of Biodiversity in Nagoya, […]
It is the Chinese Year of the Tiger and also the International Year of Biodiversity. So it seems more than fitting that this year will also see the first Tiger Summit, scheduled for this coming November, to be hosted by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, prime minister of the summit’s host nation. The summit marks the culmination […]
Our planet’s resources are finite; through overpopulation and exploitation, our species has done an excellent job of burning through them at a devastating rate. Clean water is increasingly scarce, our atmosphere is quickly degrading, and our oceans are turning into acid. Many scientists now believe that our species, as well as thousands of others, may be teetering on the precipice of another global mass extinction. Is the collapse of life as we know it now inevitable?
The Clodius Parnassian butterfly is more common at the top of its elevation range in the California mountains than in the past. Climate change is making things rough for many vertebrate and invertebrate species. But add to this a steady loss of habitat, and many species just can’t adapt successfully to the combined stresses. From […]
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently teamed up with good50x70 to create a great collection of graphics depicting the climate change situation we are in today. They are so great that I decided to share the news with you here.
Four of the world’s only known eight Northern white rhinos have arrived in Kenya to begin new lives at Ol Pejeta Conservancy – the last hope to save this critically endangered rhino subspecies. Good news – and a sigh of relief! Sudan, Suni, Najin and Fatu have landed safely in Kenya after being flown from […]
Four of the world’s eight surviving Northern white rhinos are about to be flown from ZOO Dvůr Králové in the Czech Republic to Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This weekend, Northern white rhinos Sudan, Suni, Najin, and Fatu will begin the journey of a lifetime: A new life in Kenya – and the last hope for […]
A new report published in the journal Global Change Biology shows that 45 species of the Galapagos Islands have become extinct or are facing extinction largely due to human activities. The main causes are the 1982 El Nino and overfishing. The results show the great vulnerability of this diverse area to significant climate change and […]
As scientists continue to show, the oceans absorb CO2 and keep it from going into the atmosphere. Thus, they help to protect against global climate change. However, this is looking to be perhaps an even bigger problem than climate change! When oceans absorb this CO2, it makes them more and more acidic. “Since the industrial […]
Only 80 wild elephants are left in Vietnam, according to Vietnam’s state-run newspaper, Lao Dong. Experts at the Vietnam Forest Management Agency workshop, held earlier this week, reported the elephant population in Vietnam is in rapid decline.
Time is running out for the world’s smallest rhino. According to a recent press release, scientists and experts from all over the world are rushing to save the Sabah rhino, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni, from extinction. Sadly, it is estimated less than 50 of the diminutive rhinos exist today.