environmental activists Articles

  • Study of environmental perceptions of Europeans

    The nature of environmental challenges has changed considerably in recent decades. Nonetheless, the global nature of environmental problems has long been known, as issues such as pollution, loss of biodiversity, global warming, ozone depletion and tropical deforestation do not respect international borders. One can argue, however, that it is only in recent years that these problems have become ...

  • Shining light on environmental injustice

    In some places “fighting for the environment” means writing letters to elected officials or marching in protest against a polluter. In others, it means quite literally risking life and limb. Now media, governments, justice organizations and others have better access than ever to the stories of ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental movements and social networking sites in Bangladesh

    This paper aims to explore the current trend of environmental movements and its relationship with social networking sites (SNS) in Bangladesh, the most vulnerable country to climate change impacts in the world. SNS is increasingly being used in environmental movements in the disaster–prone country and it has a significant impact on activism. This study was undertaken on a recent protest against ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway?

    Green groups face a growing call to measure and report how well they do their jobs Greenpeace rates tech companies on their data centers. Oxfam America ranks food brands on the sustainability of their supply chains. The ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental activism needs “good cops” and “bad cops”

    We see this technique play out all the time in the environmental movement — and both roles are essential. The ol’ good cop/bad cop shtick: One of the oldest techniques in the book and a cinematic trope that’s been used for decades. It has stuck around because it’s melodramatic and it kind of works. While this routine may be playing out right now in some sparsely ...


    By Ensia

  • For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table

    Thanksgiving is the one national holiday that has avoided being despoiled by excessive commercialization. It is a time when families and friends gather to appreciate one another and be thankful. But on the environmental front, we are constantly bombarded with stories of impending crises, environmental disasters, ecosystem collapse and species loss. Not only does this ...


    By Ensia

  • `This Changes Everything` tackles global warming

    "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi Klein Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein argues that those fuels aren't the root problem - capitalism is. That message is likely to motivate fans of Klein's ...


    By Associated Press

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