Archive for January 7th, 2018

07/01/2018

Bitcoin Crashing and Housing Bubbles Popping – Deutsche Bank’s Biggest Risks in 2018

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**Photo: Largest flawless quartz sphere. Displayed at National Museum of Natural History, DC, USA.  | Author: Sanjay Acharya | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

07/01/2018

Faces of Change: Fighting for a Mercury-Free Future

Charito Elcano turned 60 this year, a milestone in a life fraught with ups and downs, challenges and opportunities and – in her case – tragedy. A tragedy that took the life of her brother and son and made her a fierce advocate for non-mercury small-scale gold mining.

Charito yearns for the old days when they used a traditional method using local grass to extract gold and is keen to have a mercury-free gold processing facility in or near her community of Luklukan Sur, in the lush seaside province of Camarines Norte in the Philippines. While some miners remain sceptical of the dangers of mercury use, Charito says awareness is building.

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07/01/2018

Western Complicity Is Fuelling Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

Human Wrongs Watch

BStephen McCloskey*

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The city of Sa’ada in Yemen has been heavily hit by airstrikes. Photo: OCHA/Philippe Kropf

On 26 December, a crowded market in the Al Hayma district in Yemen was hit by airstrikes from a Saudi-led coalition that left 54 civilians dead, including eight children with 32 others injured.

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07/01/2018

A Brief History of Environmentalism

Human Wrongs Watch

  • By Rex Weyler*

    5 January, 2018 (Greenpeace)* — “The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”  – Zeno ~ 450 BC (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers).
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    Awareness of our delicate relationship with our habitat likely arose among early hunter-gatherers when they saw how fire and hunting tools impacted their environment.

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