Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE: Cancún Summit Gives Fossil Fuels a Free Pass - IPS ipsnews.net

CLIMATE CHANGE: Cancún Summit Gives Fossil Fuels a Free Pass - IPS ipsnews.net: "That is the question posed by Canadian indigenous representatives at the alternative civil society meet, Klimaforum, held parallel to the United Nations-sponsored climate summit under way in the Mexican resort city of Cancún.

'Canada's tar sands project emits 40 million tonnes of carbon every year, with ambitious growth plans pushing that to nearly 140 million tonnes by 2020. The entire country of Denmark emits just 52 million tonnes,' said Melina Laboucan- Massimo."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Abrebrecha.com - Zonas rurales de Urachiche, Yaracuy, Venezuela cuenta con transporte público gratuito (Con la intención de garantizar el transporte publico y gratuito a todos ciudadanos) / Estado Yaracuy

Abrebrecha.com - Zonas rurales de Urachiche cuenta con transporte público gratuito (Con la intención de garantizar el transporte publico y gratuito a todos ciudadanos) / Estado Yaracuy: "Con la intención de garantizar el transporte publico y gratuito a todos ciudadanos que habitan los diversos rincones de la geografía yaracuyana la Empresa Socialista de Transporte de la entidad, siguiendo los lineamientos del Gobernador Bolivariano se trasladó al sector Las Pavas del municipio Urachiche, para asignar a los residentes una ruta social que trasladará en el período escolar a los niñas y niñas que residen en esa zona rural."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Catastrophic drought looms for capital city of Bolivia

Catastrophic drought looms for capital city of Bolivia: "ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2010) — Catastrophic drought is on the near-term horizon for the capital city of Bolivia, according to new research into the historical ecology of the Andes. If temperatures rise more than 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius (3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit) above those of modern times, parts of Peru and Bolivia will become a desert-like setting."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

¿Por qué construir más carreteras no mejora el tráfico?

La verdad es que suena de todo punto contraintuitivo, sobre todo cuando llevamos encima un cabreo de no te menees porque estamos llegando tarde al trabajo: frente a semejantes tapones de tráfico, pensamos ¿por qué diablos no se construyen más carreteras?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How many disasters before we do something about carbon emissions?

17 buried alive; Costa Rica on storm 'red alert' - Weather - msnbc.com: "SAN ANTONIO DE ESCAZU, Costa Rica�— A rain-sodden hillside collapsed on homes in a suburb of Costa Rica's capital, killing at least 20 people and leaving several dozen missing, officials said Thursday as landslides and flooding across the nation led to a 'red alert' declaration."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Latin American Herald Tribune - Argentine Teachers, Students March in Public-Education Protest

Latin American Herald Tribune - Argentine Teachers, Students March in Public-Education Protest: "BUENOS AIRES – Thousands of Argentine teachers and students marched from Congress to the presidential palace to mark the anniversary of student deaths in the 1970s and press demands for improved conditions in public schools.

Thursday’s demonstration was held on the 34th anniversary of the “Night of the Pencils,” when students in Buenos Aires province who were demanding free public transportation and other benefits were kidnapped and killed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship."

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mexico - Cuernavaca - Social Democrats propose free public transport

...Ante la falta de buenas ideas para la mejora de Cuernavaca por parte de los candidatos de los tres partidos "mayoritarios", surgen las propuestas inteligentes de un candidato joven, con mucho entusiamo por generar un verdadero cambio tanto social como económico en nuestra ciudad. Su nombre: Julio César Yañez Moreno... Manifiesto de Luigi

Thursday, September 2, 2010

TarifaZero.org Lançamento do documentário Impasse

TarifaZero.org | Lan�amento do document�rio Impasse: "Lan�amento do document�rio Impasse
September 02, 2010 Por: khaled Categoria: geral

Você está convidado(a) para o lançamento do documentário Impasse, sobre as manifestações dos estudantes contra o aumento da tarifa do transporte coletivo em Florianópolis.

Será no dia 16 de setembro, às 19h30min, no auditório da Reitoria da UFSC.

Além de cenas que não foram exibidas em nenhuma tevê, incluindo flagrantes de violência durante os atos públicos ocorridos em maio e junho deste ano, o documentário revela o que pensam usuários, trabalhadores, especialistas e empresários do transporte. Expõe as contradições e as diferenças de posição dos estudantes e dos representantes dos governos municipal e estadual.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ocean acidification threatens food chain

New climate disinformer fad: Ocean acidification denial � Climate Progress: "Much of the carbon dioxide pollution put into the air is absorbed by the world’s oceans. Dissolved as carbonic acid, the pollution increases the acidity of the oceans, which is disrupting the marine food chain, especially by making it more difficult for plankton, corals, mollusks, and crustaceans to form their calciferous shells. In 2009, the Interacademy Science Panel, a network of 70 national science academies, warned that fossil fuel pollution must be rapidly reduced to “avoid substantial damage to ocean ecosystems”:"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

San Juan to Ban Cars, Make "Walkable City" | Planetizen

San Juan to Ban Cars, Make "Walkable City" | Planetizen: "The city of San Juan has unveiled a plan to make its oldest district, Isleta, livable and walkable. Isleta is a small island connected to mainland Puerto Rico by a series of bridges and a ferry. These are not enough to suit the needs of its citizens. Banning automobiles from Old San Juan and adding a light rail system are the first and most important steps, followed by the revitalization of old neighborhoods, an emphasis on public spaces and walkability and new mixed-use developments. The plan affects Isleta, which is composed of Puerta de Tierra and the more well-known and touristy Old San Juan, and the Convention Center District."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Mobilidade urbana em Florianópolis" - por Daniel de Araujo Costa: a paralisia afeta toda a cidade

Seja bem-vindo.Florianópolis está vivendo uma grave crise de mobilidade urbana, sendo inclusive considerada a pior cidade neste quesito em nosso País. A cidade e a população cresceram muito e, com a priorização do carro como transporte individual, os problemas se tornaram evidentes. E não adianta duplicar vias, pois só estaremos duplicando filas, temos que reduzir o número de veículos nas ruas.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

US autosprawl ruining the lives of the Bolivian people

...the Bolivian people, no matter how sustainably they choose to live, have no power to save their glaciers.

Bolivia’s climate summit has had moments of joy, levity and absurdity. Yet underneath it all, you can feel the emotion that provoked this gathering: rage against helplessness. . . .

That’s because the actions causing the melting are taking place not in Bolivia but on the highways and in the industrial zones of heavily industrialized countries. . . . TheCityProject

Monday, April 5, 2010

Will uncontacted tribes die so oil can be wasted in traffic jams?

Anglo-French oil company Perenco has revealed plans to build a pipeline deep into the heart of uncontacted tribes’ land in the Amazon rainforest.

The pipeline is being built to transport an estimated three hundred million barrels of oil from the depths of the northern Peruvian Amazon. The company makes no mention of the tribes in its report detailing the potential social and environmental impacts of the pipeline, despite the fact they could be decimated by contact with Perenco’s workers. SurvivalInternational

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chevron boss afraid to talk to Cofan leader

On Sunday, Emergildo Criollo, an Indigenous leader of the Cofan people in Ecuador, traveled from his home in the Amazon rainforest to personally deliver a message to the oil giant’s newCEO John Watson.

....He came bearing a powerful letter from other Indigenous and community leaders from the region in Ecuador that Chevron systematically poisoned with toxic oil and waste dumping. As well as the 325,000+ signatures of support from people all over the globe – probably many of you – who are also urging Chevron to do the right thing and clean up Ecuador.

Unfortunately, John Watson (who has never been to Ecuador to witness the devastation that 18 billion gallons of oil waste his company is responsible for has caused) refused to listen... itsgettinghotinhere

Thursday, January 28, 2010

São Paulo -- stop wasting time in traffic - make public transport free

"Costs should be re-assessed, and more should be given away free," he said. There would be advantages, for example, to free public transport in huge cities like São Paulo, where residents spend an average of two hours and 43 minutes a day in traffic, at a terrible cost to everyone in terms of quality of life and pollution."... economist Ladislau Dowbor, a professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bolivia - Morales calls for Climate Change Conference in April

LA PAZ, Bolivia (EFE) .- The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, confirmed yesterday that in April he will hold a global conference will discuss a "climate justice tribunal" and an international referendum on measures to protect the environment.

The president formally convened the First World Conference on Climate Change and Peoples Rights of the Mother Earth in a ceremony in which he stood by the foreign minister, David Choquehuanca and Environment minister, Rene Orellana.

Both ministers are in charge of organizing this summit between 20 and 22 April in the city of Cochabamba (center) with "the purpose of raising awareness" in the world for countries to change their policies, he said.

Morales invited "governments who want to work with their people" to preserve the environment, scientists, academics and social movements.

The meeting, he explained, define a plan to bring "the world's peoples referendum on climate change" and seeks "a plan of action to advance the establishment of a climate court". eluniversal via google translate

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Movimento Passe Livre - Curitiba Brazil

O Movimento Passe Livre é um coletivo de luta pelo transporte. Nos organizamos de maneira autônoma,independente e apartidária (mas não anti-partidária). Lutamos pelo Passe Livre Estudantil e, em uma perspectiva mais ampla, pela total desmercantilização do transporte. MPL Curitiba

The Movement Free Pass is a collective struggle for transport. We organize autonomously, independentand nonpartisan (but not anti-party).We fought for the Free Pass Campus, in a broader perspective, the total decommodisation transport.

El paso de la libre circulación es una lucha colectiva para el transporte.Nosotros organizamos de manera autónoma, independiente y nopartidista (pero no anti-partido).Hemos luchado por el Campus de paso libre, en una perspectiva más amplia, el transporte decommodisation total.