Proponent, funder of Kaliwa Dam told: Think about future of IP communities, environment
Proponent, funder of Kaliwa Dam told: Think about future of IP communities, environmentGaea Katreena Cabico(Philstar.com) – October 28, 2020 – 6:14pmMANILA, Philippines — A non-government organization asked Wednesday the proponents of the planned Kaliwa Dam to listen to the voices of communities who will be most affected by the China-funded projectThe dam project will displace the indigenous communities in the provinces of Quezon and Rizal and will inundate their ancestral lands once it is completed, Fr. Pete Montallana, head of the Save Sierra Madre Network, said during the launch of a book c...
In Pennsylvania, fracking debate triggers political tremors
Deemston (United States) (AFP) - Bryan Latkanich says he was once "the biggest cheerleader there was" for the fracking industry -- but now blames gas wells for destroying his southwestern Pennsylvania farmhouse and his family's health.Retired teacher Rose Friend, whose family has owned a home in the area for generations, says gas producers cut down her century-old trees and made her life miserable with dust and noise pollution from never-ending lines of trucks trundling through her property.Despite their personal nightmares, both say they'll vote November 3 for Donald Trump, who has positioned...
Use biogas to save the environment
Increasing energy demands in urban and rural households in Uganda have escalated challenges related to land degradation, indoor air quality, and rural economic development. When thinking about renewable energy it is common to think of wind power and solar. However, there is massive potential in our country for the utilisation of renewable gas for power generation.Some naturally occurring microbes are able to break down organic material in the absence of oxygen to produce different types of biologically-created gas – ‘biogas’ that consists primarily of methane and carbondioxide.Renewable energy...
The shopping malls are now back to their pre-pandemic cool environment, with free WiFi.Now the challenge is restoring consumer confidence. The pandemic has rendered millions of Filipinos unemployed or underemployed, and there’s no certainty on when their finances might recover. Perhaps with the approach of Christmas, we will see a revival of consumption.Filipinos typically don’t need a lot of impetus to shop. Many of us spend money as soon as it is in our hands. Remittances from overseas Filipinos workers powered our consumption-driven economic growth.These days, however, reduced purchasing po...
Workers eradicate first nest of 'murder hornets' found in US
Los Angeles (AFP) - Agricultural department workers wearing protective suits have eradicated the first nest of giant "murder hornets" discovered in the United States, vacuuming them out of a tree in Washington state.The nest of Asian giant hornets was found on Thursday by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists on a property in Blaine, near the border with Canada, the agency said.They spent weeks searching for the nest, trapping hornets and tracking them, using dental floss to tie tiny radio trackers on the insects, which are nearly two inches (five centimeters) in leng...
First ever nest of Asian giant hornets found in US
Los Angeles (AFP) - After months of meticulous tracking, authorities in the western US state of Washington on Friday said they had uncovered the first ever nest of the deadly Asian giant hornet in the country.The nest was found on Thursday by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists on a property in Blaine, near the border with Canada, the agency said in a statement.It added that an attempt to eradicate the nest of wasps -- the world's largest hornet species also known as the "murder hornet" -- would take place on Saturday."The successful detection of a nest comes after ...
Complaint filed with Dept. of Education over antisemitism at US college
Students at the University of Illinois filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in which they claim the school has fostered an environment which has allowed antisemitism to spread rapidly across campus over the past five years.The document cites Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in its argument, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin within educational institutions that receive federal funding.The complaint, filed by Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), states that campu...
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How to groom frontline leaders at the workplace
The complexity of today’s economic environment requires leaders to develop a coordinated strategy to promote organisational sustainability and maintain a competitive advantage in the global economy. A leadership preparedness strategy focused on the development of future leaders facilitates a seamless leadership transition when planned. A leaders’ challenge is managing talent effectively and meeting the organisation’s strategic business objectives by building a talent pool of future leaders.Leadership can be learned, and there is no better entry point for development than those in frontline lea...
Greta Thunberg accepts invitation to guest edit Swedish daily
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has accepted an offer to be editor-in-chief of Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter for a day, the newspaper said on Thursday."I hope that this can push Dagens Nyheter and other media outlets to treat climate change like the emergency it is," Thunberg said."I do not plan on loads of opinion pieces or disaster stories," she added. "I would rather see studies of our reality right now, and deeper explorations of the climate crisis. And interviews with people with real knowledge, like scientists."The 17-year-old has inspired a global movement calling ...
China’s development projects export environmental devastation
The People’s Republic of China’s state-owned companies are destroying the environment in countries around the world, one corrupt infrastructure project at a time.The PRC is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and mercury pollution and the leading consumer of illegal wildlife and timber products. And the PRC’s state-owned companies are exporting the Chinese Communist Party’s disregard for the environment through the often corrupt infrastructure projects of the regime’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.“In recent years, Chinese-backed projects on several continents have displac...