News from the Earth — climate change

Veneto Council Flooded Two Minutes After Rejecting Climate Action, Councilor Says

Veneto Council Flooded Two Minutes After Rejecting Climate Action, Councilor Says

The historic "acqua alta" that swamped Venice Tuesday night also flooded the Veneto regional council for the first time, just moments after it had apparently rejected measures to address the climate crisis.

The council chamber, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal in the Ferro Fini Palace, began to flood around 10 p.m. Tuesday. At the time, the councilors were discussing the 2020 budget for the northeastern Italian region of Veneto, of which Venice is the capital.

"Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy,...


The microplastics we eat and drink are hidden in all sorts of products

The microplastics we eat and drink are hidden in all sorts of products

Scientists have discovered that, on average, humans are ingesting a credit card's worth of microplastics per week.

The microplastics we eat and drink are hidden in all sorts of products. Researchers have found these contaminants in 25 to 33% of seafood, while 93-94% of tap water and bottled water also contain microplastics. But these microscopic particles don't just stop there. They've also been discovered in products as surprising as beer and table salt.

Now, we're learning that there's yet another type of insidious plastic making its way into our stomachs: car tires. A new study conducted by the San Francisco...


World Vegan Day: why are we all destined to no longer eat meat!

World Vegan Day: why are we all destined to no longer eat meat!

The main reason why people of all ages, including so many religious and Christian people, have decided to become vegetarian or vegan, has almost always been the respect for the existence of other living beings and the rejection of violence on defenceless beings such as animals. 

An ethical reason that continues to have its immense validity: 150 billion animals are being killed every year – of which 53 billion chickens and 1,3 of pigs – in the most brutal and hallucinating ways, in the silence of the media.

A more selfish reason, the desire to be healthy, is presently added,...


Disinformation about climate change

Disinformation about climate change

Disinformation about climate change has a straightforward purpose--to block action on climate change.

What to do then? Each one of us can do much more than one may think: every day, every moment, WE CAN CHOOSE.


Scotland bans the sale and manufacture of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs!

Scotland bans the sale and manufacture of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs!

"Cotton buds are some of the most pervasive forms of marine pollution, so a ban is very welcome step and one that we hope other countries will follow," said Lang Banks, director of World Wide Fund for Nature in Scotland, as the BBC reported. "We know plastic is suffocating our seas and devastating our wildlife with millions of birds, fish and mammals dying each year because of the plastic in our oceans. Plastics are also finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, so saving our oceans will require further ambitious action from governments, industry...