Where Did the Phrase “Tree-Hugger” Come From? BY BRYAN FARRELL

Photo courtesy Waging NonviolenceThe Chipko movement (which means “to cling”) started in the 1970s when a group ofpeasant women in Northern India threw their arms around trees designated to be cut down. A version of this article appeared inWaging Nonviolence on 12.01.2012 Show the slightest bit of concern for the environment and you get labeled…

Forget ISIS: Humanity is at Stake by RAMZY BAROUD

I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as ‘Stormin’ Norman, said at a press conference sometime in 1991, as he showed a video…

THE SAN BUSHMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

The term, ‘bushman’, came from the Dutch term, ‘bossiesman’, which meant ‘bandit’ or ‘outlaw’. The ‘bushman’ term was first applied by white explorers & settlers over 200 years ago.Photo by Charles Fred The term San refers to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers living in Southern Africa who share historical and linguistic connections. The San were…

60,000 Antelope dead in 4 Days

  Steffen Zuther is a geologist and he along with and his colleagues went to central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, that is an endangered antelope and is found in the steppes. They were given the news by veterinarians in the area that there were dead antelopes on the ground….

Huge magma reservoir discovered under Yellowstone supervolcano

University of Utah seismologists have discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano that is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. Yellowstone is among the world’s largest supervolcanoes, with frequent earthquakes and Earth’s most vigorous continental geothermal system. What do you know about the…

The World is Overpopulated, The Fault to the Rich By Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN

Let’s me tell you what is on the world news agenda for the next months: world overpopulation! Some people think the world is becoming overpopulated. And, surprisingly Africa takes the center of attention because of the recent growth of its population. The people behind this war against Africa rebirth would produce shiny graphics and complex…