Sri Lanka: a leap into the ancient history

The intense desire to travel and do some good deed, does not leave me... and from this Sinhalese's adventure we learned something new. L'intenso desiderio di viaggiare e di fare una buona azione, non mi abbandona...  e dall'avventura cingalese abbiamo imparato qualcosa di nuovo. more pictures and the whole reportage  *  leggete la storia e guardate le …

Il tunnel fa acqua

As “environmentalist” and “ecologist” I object vehemently to the doubling of the Gotthard tunnel under the Swiss Alps!
The media are boycotting the information, supporting the voices that tell only the goodness of this wrong choice from every point of view: environmental projects, ecological, financial and (also) political.

Here is a detailed and accurate report of the President of WWF Ticino section (in Italian).

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Quale “ambientalista” ed “ecologista” mi oppongo con veemenza al raddoppio del tunnel del Gottardo!
I media stanno boicottando le informazioni, sostenendo le voci che raccontano solo le bontà di questa scelta sbagliata sotto ogni punto di vista: ambientalistico, ecologico, finanziario e (pure) politico.

Qui di seguito un rapporto preciso e dettagliato del presidente del WWF sezione Ticino.

massimo mobiglia

Ammettiamo di essere una grossa impresa di trasporto pubblico e di dover risanare una stazione ferroviaria, ad esempio di Lugano. Spinti da un estremo zelo pianificatorio decidiamo di costruire una seconda stazione ferroviaria poco prima verso Massagno. Una volta costruito il nuovo stabile procediamo al risanamento dello stabile principale, per infine tenere in vita entrambi ma utilizzandoli solo per metà.

Per poter procedere a questi lavori cerchiamo di convincere il Consiglio d’Amministrazione sulla bontà di questa idea, ma veniamo istantaneamente stroncati.

Invece la soluzione scelta permette di procedere con i lavori necessari, di contemporaneamente utilizzare la struttura esistente e di contenere i costi ed il carico ambientale.

Questa similitudine introduce quanto sta capitando col raddoppio del tunnel autostradale del S. Gottardo!

Per farci un’opinione, con dati reali alla mano, passiamo in rassegna 20 punti di discussione:

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I’m not kidding… there isn’t much time left

Climate change is impacting every part of our world — our health, the economy, biodiversity, forests, agriculture, communities and more. We are running out of time, but not solutions. We ask the World Leaders, when they meet at the Paris climate conference this December, to urge to work for climate action, including a new universal …

Paris November 29th, 2015 ¦¦ SAVE THE DATE * RISERVATE LA DATA

Dear friends, Sunday, November 29, 2015, will be the largest mobilization for the climate of all time. If you want you can join it! On the eve of the World Summit in Paris (30 November to 11 December 2015, http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en) hundreds of millions of people take to the streets around the world to ask for …

Let’s do something good and amazing for our planet Earth! * Facciamo qualcosa di meraviglioso per il nostro pianeta

ripuliamo l'oceano The Ocean Cleanup has developed the world’s first feasible method to clean up half of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 years’ time. But how many tons of garbage will be cleaned up? In order to determine the amount of plastic in the patch, we are organizing the largest ocean plastic …

AVAAZ International & KAM for Sud Ticino need your help in Nepal!

Whole villages have disappeared swallowed by landslides caused by the quake. Thousands of Nepalese have died, maybe 10 thousand, and no one knows how many are missing. There are hundreds of small isolated communities with no water, food and shelter. In the midst of this devastation, an amazing local organization is doing the impossible to …

We all have a choice… but still is only yours! * Possiamo scegliere…

When I speak of vegetarianism and veganism, my interlocutor wrinkles his/her nose (most of the time)... I realize that unfortunately are still few to embrace this choice that not only shows respect and compassion for other living creatures, but it is also the only solution to safeguard the planet Earth. The issue I resume it …

The snow came back last night * ieri notte è tornata la neve

The snow came back and the thermometer's mercury reads O° celsius (32° Fahrenheit). I look around... women in fur coats, young people wearing jackets with  hoods decorated with fur, men with thick padded goose down jackets ... Everyone should know the truth behind these items of clothing! . The farmer in this video casually describes ripping the bloody …

Ebola against all odds * Il virus mortale ebola contro ogni pronostico

I’m very concerned about World War III This isn’t a challenge between greedy nations willing to overcome each other, or factions keeping at the side of the one or the other. I’m talking about a battle against something bigger than bombs or weapons. Something you can’t surreptitiously control from distance, planning the whole on a …

AVAAZ Marcia Globale per il Clima – Lugano Svizzera

21.9.2014 18:00 Viale Carlo Cattaneo 6  -  6900 Lugano  -  Svizzera Agire per il clima, ora! Domenica 21 settembre 2014, pochi giorni prima di un summit importantissimo, migliaia di persone in tutto il mondo scenderanno per strada e cammineranno insieme per mostrare ai leader mondiali che c'importa del nostro clima. Anche a Lugano, alle 18:00, …

Do you know the crucial truth? * Conosci la cruciale verità?

World Overshoot Day   On August 19 was the World Overshoot Day: in less than eight months we have exhausted our ecological credit. Until the end of the year we will experience using the reserves for future generations. The economy and the world's population grows, the consumption of resources increases, but the size of our …

Nationwide Outrage Grows Over Gruesome Abuse of “Puppy Doe”

Without words… senza parole…

Our Compass




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By Susan Bird

If you hate stories about cruelty to animals, give this one a pass. It’s one of the most savagely horrific animal crimes in recent memory and it will break your heart. What’s worse is that the sick, twisted perpetrator is unknown and remains at large. Still reading? You’ve been warned.

This sweet little brindle and white pit bull puppy once had a name. She’s known to the world now as “Puppy Doe,” but once upon a time she was Kiya, and she was loved. When her owner’s landlord decided she couldn’t keep a pit bull puppy, however, a Craigslist ad found Kiya a new home. That’s when the real tragedy began to unfold.

Kiya’s new owner got rid of her a few months later, apparently because she didn’t want her anymore or couldn’t care for her. Somehow, Kiya ended up in the hands of monsters.

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