Environment & Natural Resources
We learn as children that there is no free lunch, that you don’t get something from nothing, that what goes up must come down, and so on. The scientific version of these verities is only slightly more complex. As James Prescott Joule discovered in the nineteenth century, there is only so much energy... [more]
"According to documents posted on its own web site, the CPA's little-known Program Review Board (PRB) has quietly committed billions of dollars in Iraq's oil revenues to new contracts that critics say will enrich US and British corporations while limiting the amount of revenue Iraq's new interim government will have at its disposal when it assumes authority from the CPA on June 30." [more]
"Unfortunately, many palms are unsustainably harvested. Peasant workers often harvest the entire plant, leading to the over-harvesting of the species, the potential destruction of rain forests, and the depletion of many bird species that migrate to these regions in the winter." [more]
"Shell was in a hurry to complete a favourable deal with Libya before the US government lifts its trade sanctions on Libya. US oil companies are believed to gain a major role in the Libyan oil and gas industry, in particular in the production of crude oil. While US sanctions are still in place, Washington has given US companies a green light to start negotiating future Libyan deals and the first US oil company, Occidental, is already present in Libya." [more]
"Abitz joined Wallace in questioning why the proposed uranium mining is still being considered. 'We are trying to figure out why it is done differently here than in the rest of the world.' / Norman Patrick Brown, Navajo and spokesperson for a coalition of grassroots groups Diné Bidziil, said it is obvious why HRI is being allowed to proceed with the plan. 'Navajos are considered expendable.'" [more]
"The planned abandonment of nuclear energy will worsen the problem, which is why people like Umbach believe it is time for Germany to link energy and security policy. The United States did this quite a while ago, diversifying imports so that the United States today is less dependent on individual supplier countries." [more]
"DiamondWorks and its subsidiary Gulfofguinea already concentrate their investments in Africa. The Canadian company is active in mining and mineral and oil exploration in Sierra Leone, Angola, Central African Republic, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Nigeria and São Tomé." [more]
"Angola's crude oil production has increased by nearly 600 percent since 1980 and the fastest growth has been registered the last two years. New investments in explorations offshore Angola will increase production to an expected 2 million barrels per day by 2008 - or about the current level of Nigeria, today's largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa." [more]
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(IHT, Apr 30)
"In just five years, Bush has challenged more than 750 new laws, by far a record for any president, while becoming the first president since Thomas Jefferson to stay so long in office without issuing a veto." [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.