In the United States, activists and independent farmers have joined together to attack large American industrial farms, reports an article by Vox. The American agricultural industry is very concentrated. Practically all fields of production (seeds and machines) are grouped around a few companies.
Studies have proven, for at least two decades, the connection between forest loss and the proliferation of diseases. Increasing devastation in the Amazon can generate new epidemics: for every 1% of forest felled per year, malaria increases 23%
As part of this country's commitment to eliminate deforestation worldwide, the Norwegian Parliament voted to ban the purchase of biofuels with palm products that do not demonstrate that they were produced sustainably.
Until now, we thought that the desert regions and more particularly the Sahara was destined, because of climate change, in particular, to spread even more.
"Their toxicity, both radioactive and chemical, is far greater than that of any industrial material that we have encountered so far." These words, scientist Abel Wolman made them before the American Congress during a hearing on nuclear waste in ... 1959! Sixty years later, the highly radioactive waste generated by the nuclear industry continues to pile up and no safe solution has yet been found for its long-term management.
Human beings have long believed that planting trees, any tree, anywhere, would be beneficial, something Mother Nature would cry out for, and that could even solve our climate crisis. Tree planting initiatives continue to multiply, to the point where it would be impossible to list them all.
The developing countries which previously imported them now refuse to be the trash of the West.
Throughout the past century our views regarding the environment have changed radically. Western mentalities tended to see the environment as a resource that is meant to be used and exploited for profit and gain. Those who cared for the environment were in the minority and no regulations or expectations truly stopped corporations or governments from destroying and polluting fragile environments. Nowadays though, especially in first world nations, you see a very strong focus on creating sustainable and eco-friendly products.
The environment is very important to us. It’s composes what we live in. The air, wind, mountains, hills, plants, animals, etc. – they are all a part of our environment. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I have a board on Pinterest that has pictures of some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. It’s my “Traveling Dreams” board. I have so many traveling goals. The different environments all over the world are precious and special and should be treated with care.
Famine, the third Horseman of the Apocalypse is galloping onward. Can we stop him in time? That remains to be seen. But, we do have a chance. But, only if we recognize how dire the world's food supply really is. This Pandemic has only intensified the shortages of food all over the world. And, yet we for the most part are only focus has been on stopping the spread of this very infectious virus. We can not wait until another catastrophic disaster hits before we do something about it right now. And that is immediately usher in protective measures to secure our food supply will be available when we actually need it. We are already seeing acute signs of shortages of food and rising prices. Now, is the time to act before it really is too late.