The United States will have to obey restrictions and won’t be able to expand oil exploration in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, against President Trump’s will.
Keep giving the Earth a voice. Let’s shape 2016 together
2015 was a difficult and complicated year, but also an inspiring one. We have collected the social and environmental sustainability news stories that most impressed us and that were most shared by you.
Stories must be told, whether they’re negative or positive. Our effort has been to give voice to the Earth and its silent breath, like Rachel Carson would have said. Whether it is being safeguarded or exploited, we take care in relating its state of health because it is our only home, the place that has brought us together and kept us unified. Women and men in harmony with each other and nature. In this video we have collected the most important news stories of 2015, those that got our hearts racing, moved, excited and disturbed us.
Like all selections or rankings this video isn’t able to cover everything that is important. It doesn’t mention the refugee crisis, the November attacks in Paris, nor police brutality in the United States. However, these are all topics we have amply covered on the LifeGate website over the course of the year. There are multiple reasons for not including them in the video. Some topics didn’t arise and didn’t reach their conclusion in 2015. In any case, our selection isn’t meant to exclude or reshape other news stories in any way but rather give added visibility to those that are most consonant with our values.
Belize has passed legislation to put an end to all oil activity in its waters to protect the largest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere and boost sustainable tourism.
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The fourth edition of the Greening the Islands International Conference will be held on the Italian island of Favignana on 3 and 4 November. The protagonists are the world’s small islands and the green economy.
The mayors of 12 cities have signed the C40 fossil-fuel-free streets declaration, pledging to fight air pollution, improve the quality of life for all citizens, and help tackle climate change.
The Canadian oil and gas company Pacific E&P has decided to halt its extractive activities in the Peruvian Amazon. A victory for the native Matsés people.
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People living near major roads and busy traffic are more at risk of developing dementia, according to a report analysing more than 6 million people.
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