Category: News

Corendon overgenomen door de Zweedse investeerder Triton

Corendon wordt overgenomen door de Zweedse investeerder Triton. Die zal de reisorganisatie samenvoegen met Sunweb (sponsor wielrenner Tom Dumoulin), waar de Zweden eerder een meerderheidsbelang in verwierven. De verkoop betreft de activiteiten van de touroperator in Nederland en België. De hotels van Corendon en… Continue Reading “Corendon overgenomen door de Zweedse investeerder Triton”

Animals held in Captivity for Human Entertainment is Animal Abuse

It doesn’t take an animal activist to realize that animal theme parks are an unsophisticated display of mankind’s imposed dominance over caged animals. We have reached a juncture in anti-captivity efforts that will lead us toward the possibility of a post-captivity society and align us with other anti-captivity countries, like Costa Rica. Thanks to social media and a little documentary that you might have heard of called “Blackfish,” the American public (not just activists)… Continue Reading “Animals held in Captivity for Human Entertainment is Animal Abuse”

Climate Change is Turning Antarctica Green

Scientists say climate change is prompting “unprecedented” ecological change across the Antarctic Peninsula, which is home to the Gentoo and chinstrap penguins. Antarctica, the desolate southernmost continent boasting the coldest climate on Earth, usually brings to mind visions of ice, snow and penguins. But global warming is transforming Antarctica’s icy expanses, new research from the University of Exeter in the UK shows. Parts… Continue Reading “Climate Change is Turning Antarctica Green”

Costa Rica to Become First Country to Create Carbon Free Society

When Carlos Alvarado Quesada was elected as Costa Rica’s new president earlier this year, his first act in office was to take a giant step forward in reducing carbonization, a historic move that also nods to the country’s dedication to cleaning up the environment. During his first speech as a world leader, Alvarado announced an initiative to create the first carbon-free society. And while… Continue Reading “Costa Rica to Become First Country to Create Carbon Free Society”

Plastics to drive Global Oil demand towards 2050

In a recent report, the EIA predicts that plastics and other petrochemical products will drive global oil demand to 2050, and developing economies like India and China will be behind the growth. Petrochemicals are expected to account for more than 30% of global oil demand growth in the next decade and nearly half of demand growth by 2050. While plastics and other such products accounted for 12 million barrels per day (bpd),or about 12% of total oil demand last in 2017, this figure… Continue Reading “Plastics to drive Global Oil demand towards 2050”

Transporting Nuclear Waste Exposes Populations to Toxic Radiation

Nuclear waste transportations form a risky business for public health, given the number of shipments of nuclear waste traveling around the world. Especially Pregnant women could be exposed to ionizing radioactivity from nuclear waste shipped around the globe. “Pregnant women and the fetus and the womb should not be exposed to any ionizing radioactivity if it can be avoided. In the USA, nuclear waste is secretly shipped past Americans all the time without many of us knowing it. Even waste passing… Continue Reading “Transporting Nuclear Waste Exposes Populations to Toxic Radiation”

Cannabis Oil Industry Valued @ $20 Billion in 2020

For years, experts have predicted that if the cannabis industry expands at its current rate, the American marketwill reach $20 billion by 2020. But it turns out that one market is spinning off into a mega-industry of its own. According to a new estimate from cannabis industryanalysts the Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market alone could hit $22 billion by 2022. CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, has had a surge in popularity over… Continue Reading “Cannabis Oil Industry Valued @ $20 Billion in 2020”

Insect Armageddon has Significant Consequences for Human Environment

Our generation is presiding over an ecological apocalypse and we have somehow or other normalized it. Certainly, the statistics are grim. If insectswere to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” An Insect Armageddon is under way, say many entomologists, the result of a multiple whammy of environmental impacts: pollution, habitat changes,overuse of pesticides, and global warming. And it is a decline that could have crucial consequences. Our creepy crawlies may have unsettling looks but… Continue Reading “Insect Armageddon has Significant Consequences for Human Environment”

Norway first Nation to ban Deforestation

Norway has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged that the government’s public procurement policywill be deforestation-free. Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and Environment as part of the Action Plan on Nature Diversity. Rain Forest Foundation Norway was the main lobbying power behind this recommendation… Continue Reading “Norway first Nation to ban Deforestation”

Global Nations must Triple Action to Avoid Climate Change

The United Nations issued a wake-up call to world leaders for urgent climate action to be taken before its too late. If the emissions gap is not closed by 2030, it is extremely unlikely that the 2 C temperature goal can still be reached. Despite national pledges to curb planet-warming emissions, the current pace of government action is “insufficient” to limit global warming to well below 2 C… Continue Reading “Global Nations must Triple Action to Avoid Climate Change”

Humanity has Wiped out 60% of Global Wildlife since 1970

Modern day life, aviation and other forms of industrial pollution have resulted in the destruction of 60% of the global animal populations over the last 50 years, according to scientists. The huge loss of the planet’s wildlife is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists. “We are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff”  The emergency that now threatens our civilization has ran out of control, with corporate profit system… Continue Reading “Humanity has Wiped out 60% of Global Wildlife since 1970”

Recycling Plastic was Never really Possible

Head to the kitchen, open your fridge and cupboards, and take out everything that’s made of plastic. The list goes like this – and that’s just one room! Bags of pasta, rice, bottles of olive oil or soy sauce, blocks of cheese, cartons of milk and juice, packaging around meat and fish, bags of spinach is the new normal. Even two-packs of avocados, or cherry tomatoes, herb and spice jars, washing up liquid bottles, sponges, everything is part of the $100… Continue Reading “Recycling Plastic was Never really Possible”

Curacao als onderdeel van Caribisch Gok Netwerk

Vijf jaar na de dood van Helmin Wiels zijn de opdrachtgevers nog steeds niet opgepakt en/of veroordeeld, terwijl er tenminste 2 mensen van Curacao al meer dan 5 jaar ondergedoken zitten in het buitenland. Vandaag is het precies 25 jaar geleden dat de toenmalig premier Maria Liberia Peters en Justitieminister… Continue Reading “Curacao als onderdeel van Caribisch Gok Netwerk”