November 28, 2022

Across Africa, water conflict threatens security, health, and the environment

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By Robin Scher Source: Independent Media Institute This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Water is a finite resource on our planet. We can only rely on what we have, which translates to about 2.5 percent of drinkable fresh water. Of that amount, only 0.4 […]

7 things you should know about water treatment practices

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Water is essential for life. It is necessary for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. That’s why it’s important to have a water treatment system in place that will clean and purify your water. There are many different types of water treatment systems available, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. […]

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

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The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros. By Ginger Fedak / Independent Media Institute Every year, thousands of wild horses and burros are chased by helicopters and ripped from their native land in terrifyingly brutal, and often deadly, roundups. After capture, they are corralled in […]

The wide role Brazil’s military has played in the destruction of the Amazon

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By Pedro Marin / Globetrotter In the Brazilian Amazon, as deforestation reaches record levels and rivers are increasingly polluted, the illegal gold mining contributing to these problems continues largely unabated. The response of the government has been to increase military action to curb environmental crimes in Brazil. Far from achieving this purpose, however, the military intervention has only led to […]

The Human Mania for Roadbuilding Is a Threat to the Great Apex Predator Species

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Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads. By Jeffrey Dunnink / Independent Media Institute Designed for speed and efficiency, roadways across the globe are effectively killing wildlife whose futures are intrinsically linked to the future of the planet: apex predators, those species including big cats like tigers […]

Cayman: DG’s Team Awards on Tuesday, 5 April 2022

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Event Overview The inaugural Deputy Governor’s Award Programme Team Awards event will reveal the winner of the CIG Team of the Year – 2020 and will recognise the remarkable efforts of Civil Service teams during that year, when COVID-19 compelled team-working and dramatically changed the approach and pace at which internal and national projects had […]

Cayman: Environment, accountability highlight discussions at CIIPA’s Momentum conference

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George Town, Cayman Islands, 13 December 2021 Combating climate change, the importance of public sector accountability and understanding evolving digital assets highlighted discussions Thursday, 9 Dec. at the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants’ annual summit held at the Kimpton Seafire Resort.  More than 100 people attended the conference, Momentum, either in person or online. […]

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

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Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution? By Reynard Loki / Independent Media Institute The impact of agriculture on climate change is significant. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agriculture sector is responsible for 10 percent of the […]