7.5 Billion & Counting: How Many Humans Can The Earth Support?

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Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of geological history. To date, humans number in the vicinity of 7.5 to 7.6 billion individuals. Slums in Caracas, Venezuela. Wikimedia Can the Earth support this many people indefinitely? What will happen if we do nothing to manage future population growth and total resource use?...

Oil boom in southern New Mexico ignites groundwater feud with Texas

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In the vast, high desert of southeastern New Mexico, underground aquifers are a vital source of water for drinking and agriculture. Groundwater has also become essential to a booming oil business, which is sprawling across the border from Texas and needs the water for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations. Oil well fracking requires large amounts of...

«Ας μην απελπιζόμαστε – μπορούμε ακόμη να αποτρέψουμε την καταστροφή από την κλιματική αλλαγή»

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Του Simon Lewis/ Τhe Guardian* Αυτό το καλοκαίρι η κλιματική αλλαγή έγινε για πολλούς κάτι πραγματικό. Το μέλλον μοιάζει βίαιο και επικίνδυνο. Και τώρα, μια νέα επιστημονική έκθεση υποστηρίζει ότι ακόμη και περιορισμένες εκπομπές διοξείδιου του άνθρακα μπορεί στο μέλλον να προκαλούν σειρά καταστροφικών γεγονότων. Ο πολιτισμός όπως τον ξέρουμε δεν πρόκειται να επιβιώσει. Πώς...

11 Million Reasons for Wall Street & London to Hate Russia

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Why does the US media have an anti-Russian fixation? It’s not what the American people want to hear. 71% of the Ronald Reagan-loving, military-obsessed Republican Party approve of Trump meeting with Putin. On the other side, top liberal CNN commentator and former President Obama’s adviser, Van Jones has admitted in a video recording that the...

A Major Setback Looms For Colorado Shale

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An initiative to expand the setback distance required for oil and gas drilling in Colorado just received a boost, potentially making the November ballot. The stricter drilling requirements could have significant implications for Colorado shale drilling, and the industry is decrying the measure as a “ban” on new drilling. Initiative 97 would require oil and...

Naomi Klein on Divestment, Trump and Saving the Paris Agreement

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[Editor’s note: In this series longtime Tyee contributing editor Christopher Pollon has explored whether it’s possible for him — a “small fry retail investor with a moderate appetite for risk” — to invest a small amount of money without ending up owning stocks in fossil fuel companies or socially harmful industries like tobacco and weapons manufacturing. In...

Argentina. Convocatoria en Buenos Aires en repudio al FMI y el G20

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CONVOCATORIA EN BUENOS AIRES NUNCA MÁS FMI Ante la presencia en nuestro país del Fondo Monetario Internacional, nos movilizamos por la anulación del Acuerdo Macri – FMI, el no pago de la Deuda fraudulenta y el fin de las políticas del FMI y el G20 en Argentina y nuestra América. El sábado 21 de julio marchamos. Concentramos a...

Side By Side Comparison: The Twin Tiers Are Drastically DifferentNatural Gas Now

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Stephen Heins shows how the twin tiers can be so different. PA’s natural gas development has spurred the economy, while NY is stagnant do to a fracking ban. Read More

Learn suffragette lessons, say sisters found guilty of obstruction at shale gas site – DRILL OR DROP?

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Val Mager (front second left), Patsie Harper (centre) and lawyer Helen White (front second right). Photo: Ian Crane Two sisters given absolute discharges after guilty verdicts for obstruction at a shale gas in Nottinghamshire have likened their anti-fracking actions to the votes for women movement. Val Mager (69) and Patsie Harper (62), long-standing opponents of...

A Plea to Progressives: Reject Russia Hysteria and Prioritize Social Justice

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For well over a year-and-a-half now, prominent Democratic politicians and media figures have alleged that, in an unprecedented attack on democracy, “Russia hacked the election” in 2016 to installVladimirPutin’s “puppet,” Donald Trump, into office. Those pushing this narrative call Trump a “traitor” and accusehim of committing “treason” against the American people. I have raised objections...

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