Tag: Environment

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Can the problem of plastic pollution ever be solved?

Can the problem of plastic pollution ever be solved?

There are more microplastic particles in the oceans than stars in the galaxy. That’s obviously a big threat to the environment and to human health. The problem is that nobody can agree exactly how to solve this problem.

Lula on international trip

Lula on international trip

Not Visiting Suriname eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 27 january 2024– Last year, the organization grouping 54 African nations, became a permanent member of the G20, a group that brings together the world’s 19 richest economies plus the European Union (EU). This year, Brazil chairs the G20 and will host the summit of the group’s heads of state…
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«I will not stop. I won’t stand by as they dismantle Suriname’s forest»

Suriname activist John Goedschalk is seeking 10.000 signatures to save 560,000 hectares of Suriname’s virgin rainforest. Surinamese activist, John Goedschalk, has become acutely aware of what is happening to the beloved forests of Suriname. This awareness has grown as an international campaign unfolds, urging Suriname’s president to halt plans for large-scale agriculture that would deforest…
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Green Digital Transformation

Green Digital Transformation

How to Sustainably Close the Digital Divide and Harness Digital Tools for Climate Action Abstract Climate change is unfolding amid the greatest information and communication revolution in human history. From e-commerce and social media to smart manufacturing and precision farming, digital technologies have become prevalent in all aspects of economic and social life. Digital technologies…
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Paramaribo Suriname

Reflections about our Common Future

An Anton Foek Special We listen to scientists, media- and theatre producers, authors, and philosophers about important contemporary personal and social questions. The Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato thinks and reflects over the question how to adjust our capitalist system.  Anton Foek Amsterdam, December 12, 2021–We ( sic ) have really big problems: lack of sense…
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Sebastião Salgado Reforestation

In Brazil, photographer Sebastião Salgado finds hope in reforestation

Photographer Sebastião Salgado has been honored for environmental work in Brazil, where he revived the lost forests of his childhood. The German Publishers and Booksellers Association said his work promotes biodiversity. Endless rows of saplings stretch peacefully up toward the blue sky over the village of Aimores, in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Here…
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Mud Flow Indonesia

15 years on, mud continues to gush in East Java villages as residents reel from odour and heat

SIDOARJO, East Java: Indonesian Muanisah, who goes by one name, recalled the day when she held her 40-day-old baby in despair as he had trouble breathing. She was just about to have her breakfast on May 29, 2006 when she smelled a pungent odour, which she believed caused her baby to cry while gasping for air.  He…
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Hot Mud Indonesia

The Story of Hot Mud and Human Suffering

In Photographs Amsterdam, March 12 2021– Lusi, or Lumpur Sidoarjo Indonesian word for hot mud. It now is a household word in Indonesia, the result of an erupting mud volcano in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia since May 2006.  We visited not long after, for the BBC’s Outlook. Some suggest it happened…
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