Archive for March 18th, 2018

18/03/2018

How Greenpeace Changed an Industry: 25 Years of GreenFreeze to Cool the Planet

15 March 2018 (Greenpeace)* – This is the story of how Greenpeace revolutionised your fridge.

GreenFreeze fridge © Greenpeace / Robert Visser

GreenFreeze – ozone friendly refrigerator © Greenpeace / Robert Visser

In 1992, multinational chemical corporations were selling us stuff that depleted the ozone layer.

Stuff that was used to cool your refrigerator. Stuff that was also a powerful greenhouse gas. Protecting the ozone layer was one of our biggest missions at the time, so we decided to take them on.

read more »

18/03/2018

Does Human Scale Matter?

Paul Ralph Ehrlich / Wikimedia

Paul Ehrlich, American biologist, educator and the president of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology. © Paul Ehrlich / Wikimedia CC 2.5 | Source: Greenpeace.

read more »

18/03/2018

Seven Big Facts about School Meals – The Beginning of the End of Malnutrition

Human Wrongs Watch

12 March 2018 (FAO)*Schools are an ideal setting for teaching basic skills in food, nutrition and health. In many communities, they may be the only place where children acquire these important life skills

 

Photo: FAO
.
Primary schools, in particular, are suitable vehicles for nutrition education. They not only influence children but also target girls, who tend to leave schools earlier.
.
Nutrition lessons can be simple, interesting, colourful and easily learned by demonstration, illustration, example and practical action – approaches which are natural to primary education.

read more »

18/03/2018

Seven Years of Syria’s Health Tragedy

Human Wrongs Watch

14 March 2018 | Geneva (WHO)* – After seven years of conflict in Syria, WHO has renewed its call for the protection of health workers and for immediate access to besieged populations.

syria-attack310

Photo: WHO

Attacks on the health sector have continued at an alarming level in the past year. The 67 verified attacks on health facilities, workers, and infrastructure recorded during the first two months of 2018 amount to more than 50% of verified attacks in all of 2017.

“This health tragedy must come to an end,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

read more »

18/03/2018

Syria: It Would All Be Over by Now without the ‘Regime-Changers’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Neil Clark*

.
Azaz,_Syria

**Two destroyed Syrian Army tanks in Azaz, August 2012 | Author: Christiaan Triebert | Source: Flickr: Azaz, Syria | Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Beware the Ides of March, the old saying goes. The 15th of March down the ages has seen not only the assassination of Julius Caesar and the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia; it was also the day, in 2011, that the conflict in Syria began.

read more »

18/03/2018

Syria: Children, Families Killed by Airstrikes, Shelling in Afrin – UN

Human Wrongs Watch

Dozens of children have been killed since fighting began in the north-western Syrian town of Afrin, where people are under bombardment, hospitals have been shut down and water supplies cut off, the United Nations has reported.

UN Multimedia | Ravina Shamsadani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Along with Eastern Ghouta, the Kurdish-held town is now among the worsening flashpoints, as the conflict in Syria enters its eighth year.

“We have been receiving deeply alarming reports from Afrin in Syria about civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and ground-based strikes,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva on Friday 16 March 2018.

%d bloggers like this: