Ellen Brown writes that public banking is the only way to finance the transition to a green economy. EcoJustice Radio’s Mark Morris speaks with Madeline Merritt, Core Organizer for Public Bank LA and Member of California Public Banking Alliance.
Ecuadorian Amazon Under Oil Assault to Service Chinese Debt
Ecuadorian state capitalism has sacrificed significant tracts of one of the planet’s most important biosphere reserves, Yasuni National Park in the Amazonian region, to a massive new oil drilling project. It threatens multiple indigenous territories and the area’s biodiversity and ecosystem integrity.
Rama People Fear End of Culture from Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal
The indigenous Rama people of Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast speak out in a new documentary against an inter-oceanic canal which threatens their ancestral land, language, and traditional culture.
China’s Latest Earth Assault: Trans-Amazonian Railway
Environmentalists push back against more Chinese-financed plans to construct 5,300km (3,300-mile) route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to cut transport costs
Starchitects and Spectacle: Sustainability Solutions Needed
Architecture must move on from an addiction to spectacle and fad, adrift in a sea of meaningless forms, leaving serious design and sustainability problems unresolved, says Peter Buchanan. But to do this will require a more critical perspective from architectural academe and the media.
Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: The Future of Cities?
“Vertical City,” a complete ecosystem in the sky that you never have to leave, accommodates population growth and protects the planet, but may have significant drawbacks for the people who call it home and their connection to the earth. Projects in China and Dubai illustrate the concept and its limitations.
Nicaragua: Scientists Advise Scrapping Destructive Gran Canal
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) — the world’s largest association of tropical biologists and conservationists — warns about the impact on water security and indigenous people from Nicaragua’s Gran Canal.