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Global Impact of Transportation

We all take transportation for granted whether it’s driving our car to work; flying to a favourite holiday destination; or waiting for that new television to be delivered from the other side of the world by cargo ship. While transportation offers us many benefits, these come at a price. Truck Locator has compiled just a few of the statistics which show the substantial impact transportation has on a global scale. Global...

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

IN recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility. “Widespread exposure to toxic environmental chemicals threatens healthy human reproduction,” the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics...

Germany Could Be a Model for How We’ll Get Power i...

The European nation’s energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing nukes and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology. Hamburg knew the bombs were coming, and so the prisoners of war and forced laborers had just half a year to build the giant flak bunker. By July 1943 it was finished. A windowless cube of reinforced concrete, with seven-foot-thick walls and an even thicker roof, it towered like a medieval castle...

How Toxins Are Changing Childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this “silent pandemic”—and reveals how parents can fight back. When Josephine Wilson, 37, of Princeton, New Jersey, took her 1-year-old daughter to the pediatrician for a routine visit in July 2013, a flyer for a study on flame retardants in...

Granville CoHousing: An opportunity for more susta...

Granville CoHousing? Come to a meeting to learn more about it! A group interested in building a Granville cohousing community is now forming. It will be a 30-to-40 unit residential community characterized by sustainability and affordability. It will be multi-generational, embracing kids and grandparents and everyone in between. Granville Cohousing is based on values of neighborliness, diversity, and respect for the lives and...

World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Div...

Geneva, Switzerland — The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a fellowship of over 300 churches which represent some 590 million people in 150 countries, endorsed fossil fuel divestment this week, agreeing to phase out its own holdings and encourage its members to do the same. The WCC Central Committee is made up of dozens of influential religious leaders from around the world, meaning the decision...

Sowing the Seeds of Its Own Demise: The Fossil Fue...

A new study released this month, coinciding with two landmark victories by communities over fossil fuel companies has shown that the social license for companies to dig or drill at will is rapidly eroding, sending warning signals to investors worldwide. Earlier this month, the University of Queensland’s, Harvard Kennedy School CSR initiative released a study suggesting that conflict with local communities is costing...