News for Greens

The Right to Water

Posted by in Commentary, Environment, News, Rights

Safe and clean water is a human right. Yet every year, 3.5 million women, men and children die from disease because they don’t have the access they need to water, sanitation and hygiene. That is nearly 10,000 people every day. Read more about how the IRC is providing access to clean water and other critical aid in crisis zones. People living in crisis zones are particularly vulnerable: Wars and natural disasters can cut off water supplies in an instant. Those who lose their homes may be forced to live in overcrowded spaces without adequate…read more

Losing paradise: the people displaced by atomic bombs, and now climate change

Posted by in Environment, News

People in the Pacific Marshall Islands and Kiribati are facing oblivion as the sea around them rises, and they are already suffering from food shortages, droughts and floods. Karl Mathiesen reports from the frontline of climate crisis. Karl Mathiesen in the Marshall Islands and Kiribati. From The Guardian. In 1946 an American commodore gathered Lirok Joash and her people together and asked them to temporarily leave their homes on Bikini Atoll. The US needed somewhere to test its atomic bombs. It would be, said the navy man, “for the good of…read more

10 Animals That Might Go Bye-Bye In 2015

Posted by in Environment

In the world of nearly extinct animals, there are a lot of unknowns — animals that live in the ocean are hard to count; birds and insects too. But it’s certain humanity is the root cause of extinction and the number of them is accelerating. When you want to identify the species next on the chopping block, you have to look back a few steps. Before a species is “extinct,” it is “extinct in the wild,” only existing in captivity. Before that, the species is “critically endangered” — a technical distinction bestowed by the…read more