Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform, educate, and advocate for real, environmentally sound changes in design, policy, industrial, and consumer practices. Aligned with an emerging area of scholarship devoted to identifying and… Continue
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Two weeks of negotiations are about to end, and today we will see if they will deliver a result. Someone said that COP19 already is an historic COP. It is the first COP ever where the ambitions are lower when the meeting ends, than when the meeting began. The statement refered to the fact that Japan and Australia announced dereased ambitions. However, if miracles aren't happening today, we may end up with reduced emissions also in other areas.
There are three themes which need to be… Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on November 22, 2013 at 7:11 —
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We're an international group of environmental journalists who will be covering the UN Climate Change Conference next month. In fact, our project, the Climate News Mosaic, is intended to experiment with a new, collaborative approach to reporting climate change.
In short, our live blog during the climate summit, where team members will share snippets from reporting on the conference from their home…
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...Unfortunately, Republic of Moldova has the lowest percentage of forest area in Europe- 14 % ...
Goal - The forestation of the 2.65 ha area is to begin in 2013-2014. Continue
Objectives: 1. Preparation of the Vorniceni village citizenry, over 5,000 people, to make decisions related to environmental problems by involving them in volunteer activities such as the installation of a metallic fence surrounding the square as well…
Added by Botnaru on August 23, 2013 at 8:11 —
By Hamza Kyeyune
Religious leaders from twelve districts from across Uganda have joined the “Greening Friday” campaign to fight climate change in the country. Greening Friday is a concept developed by hajjat Aphwa Ssebyala in 2010 aimed at re-greening the environment through religion. It is held every year on the second Friday of the holy month of… Continue
Added by Hamza Kyeyune on July 23, 2013 at 22:30 —
On the 15th and 16th of October 2013, Viridis Africa hosts their third Clean Technology conference at Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event is dedicated to the introduction of clean technologies as well as associated business/investment opportunities.
The intention of Viridis Africa is to bring together investors such as Inspired Evolution, Sterling Waterford Securities, Lerako Metier, the IDC, Curatio Capital, Vantage Capital and the… Continue
Added by Suza Adam on July 17, 2013 at 14:00 —
On a warm summer’s day twenty-four centuries ago, a noblewoman of the nomadic Pazyryk tribe was buried in a large ancient burial tomb, or…
Added by Gleb Raygorodetsky on June 21, 2013 at 15:32 —
Golden Mountains of Altai, Russia–For countless generations, Altai people herded their livestock across what is now known as the Golden Mountains of Altai UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, in Russia’s southern Siberia. They endured many obstacles–from Mongol hordes to Soviet oppression. Today, they face the new challenge–climate change. Torrential downpours, freezing and thawing splinter the rock and destroy… Continue
Added by Gleb Raygorodetsky on June 21, 2013 at 13:14 —
This photo essay offers a glimpse of the challenges that climate change presents for indigenous and local communities in northern Europe. An Arctic people of northern Finland whose livelihoods depend largely on their environment, the Skolt Sámi are searching for ways to remain resilient in the face of climate change.
Added by Gleb Raygorodetsky on June 21, 2013 at 13:11 —
Think. Eat. Save. Reduce your foodprint is the theme of World Environment Day 2013, to be celebrated on the 5th of June, 2013. The food-inspired global campaign focuses on the fact that over one billion tons of food are…
Added by Kimbowa Richard on June 21, 2013 at 5:49 —
Tomorrow a new round of climate negotiations begins. The meeting, which takes place in Bonn, Germany, is the first meeting since the climate summit last year, COP18. Every time parties meet, they have a chance to move the talks forward, to increase ambition and to show the world that climate change is taken serious. What can we expect from the coming week in Bonn?
Not much, I am afraid…
Even if there is an agreement from COP18, many parties are disappointed. Ambition was… Continue
Added by Mattias Söderberg on April 28, 2013 at 22:16 —
The Somali media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) overjoyed the successful opening of the first national Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change at Somalia South-Central None State Actors (SOSCENSA) conference hall on Saturday march 23, 2013 and previously scheduled to be from… Continue
Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 23, 2013 at 21:41 —
Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg
This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to… Continue
Added by Suza Adam on March 23, 2013 at 9:30 —
The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) concerns the current Food security crisis exist across Somalia though the humanitarian situation remains fragile and gains could reverse without continued humanitarian assistance. The production and export of charcoal represent a colossal loss of the country’s forests.
The environment in Somalia has already been severely degraded due to conflict and unsustainable use of natural resources. The ecosystems and… Continue
Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 5, 2013 at 16:06 —
Screams from a large crowd, made up of hundreds of kids, ushered the IRP India group through Bhiwandi, a very poor settlement in Mumbai, India. The neighborhood, we learned, is home to thousands of migrants who are mostly workers in cloth-weaving factories that are located in the area.
A common health challenge in the settlement is tuberculosis. The project we visited, called Operation Asha, is saving lives in the area through a biometric (fingerprint) system used to track patients… Continue
Added by Jennifer Uloma Igwe on February 20, 2013 at 21:00 —
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The Global Media Journal, African Edition invites submissions for its next issue with a theme of media and governance in Africa. This issue is primarily focused on ways and means of addressing the issues of governance in Africa and how its application can be subject to wars as well as socio-political or economic crises.
Within this theme "media and governance in Africa," the GMJ, African Edition encourages research papers addressing the challenges facing > the Africa media… Continue
Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on January 23, 2013 at 4:35 —
- Saleh, I. (2012). "Ups and Downs from Cape to Cairo: Journalisms Practice of Climate Change in Africa," In Eide, E & Kunelius, R. (eds) Media Meets Climate. Gothenburg: Nordicom, Sweden, pp.47- 63.
Today, information about global warming and climate change is readily available to average global citizens who watch TV news, and are able to see satellite pictures of changes in ocean temperatures, or of glaciers melting. However, the public risk perception affects… Continue
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