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Some Thoughts on Climate Change Conferences

By hipydeus & Mariana Barrosa The 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference ended on the 9th of December. 25 000 delegates from 200 nations came together in Durban to discuss climate change and try to get some papers signed and to save the world, or so they said. They even had a cool slogan: “Working […]

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Bitter-Sweet Success! No Whale killed on the Faeroe Islands in 2011 until…

“Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Operation Ferocious Isles pilot whale defense campaign is almost over and it looks like our objective has been achieved. Not a single whale or dolphin has been killed on the beaches or in the waters of the Faeroe Islands under our watch this July and August.”   This is what i […]

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Shit Sells – While children die

Famine was declared in two regions of Somalia yesterday – the first time  since 1992 – with 3.7 million people needing urgent humanitarian assistance. A further 8 million people require food in neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia. The pictures are staggering. Over 11 million people are at risk of starvation in East Africa. […]

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I’m a Whale Warrior

I am writing today asking you to support my journey by making a gift towards to my fundraising goal Hi there, I support Sea Shepherd, and i hope you want to help me to achive my goal of raising 1000$ for their incredibly successful and dangerous missions. I am most impressed by their dedication, passion, […]

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The poor cousins of the Easter Bunny

Guest contribution from my good friend Mariana Barrosa Rabbits are fluffy and furry. They’re almost unbearably cute with their big ears and wrinkled little noses. They inhabit our childhood stories (they are always the good, friendly characters in these stories, aren’t they?), we give them to our kids as pets and we always go for […]

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Green or…Grey?

As i wrote in a previous article “Where do we want to grow?” the land consumption in Germany is reaching an almost rediculous level. Every little village seems to need their own business park. And if they have one, they think about what else they can concrete over to maximise profit, and to open our […]

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Our e-waste poisons children in Africa

The truth about the afterlife of our old gadgets. Have you ever wondered what becomes of the old computers we throw away and forget all about the minute we turn on the new one? Or that mobile phone you had last year but replaced with a new shiny iPhone? In his book “Permanent Error” the […]

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The International Year of Forests, 2011

I stumbled upon this Campaign “OF FOREST AND MEN” today, and i’m overwhelmed by these fantastic pictures and the 7-minute short film on forests. You can see and download more incredible posters in high resolution on GoodPlanet Enjoy!  The Film

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Recovery in Garbage

A small tranquil square in the south of Munich is supposed to give the harried citizens some recreation. It’s really nice, a stream flows here entwined by trees and flowers. Everything is perfect to spend a relaxing weekend day, and to let thoughts fly. Almost everything! Apparently it takes the stressed Earthling lots of alcohol, […]

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