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World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2017: celebrate and be grateful for the oceans

The oceans are where life begins. They cover two-thirds of the globe and give it its nickname, the blue planet. The oceans are full of glorious life, from coral reefs and colourful fish, to plants and crustaceans, from microorganisms to large ocean-crossing sea mammals. The sea water, because of its salt, acts as a purifier for the water that ends up back in the ocean. We are just like the oceans: our bodies are two-thirds water, and we need a little salt in our drinking water to help us stay healthy. Read on...

Philippines ban smoking

President Duterte has signed an Executive Order implementing a nationwide ban on smoking in all public places. Read on...

Pesticides are unnecessary and violate human rights

„Excessive use of pesticides is very dangerous for the human health and the environment and it is misleading to claim that pesticides are necessary for ensuring food production.” In their report to the General Assembly of the United Nations and The Human Rights Council of the United Nations the special rapporteurs Dr. Hilal Elver und Baskut Tuncak contradict the paradigms of the agricultural chemistry industry giants. Read on...

Arbour Day 2017 – Pictures of worldwide Activities

Around the globe very many people have committed themselves to the trees, have participated in events, have planted trees or have “only” strolled through the forest to wonder at this true miracle of nature and to honour to it. With numerous information booths the attention has also been drawn to the importance and existential significance […] Read on...

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