Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.
Although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat.
On May 12, the Cuban government took advantage of an international meeting on oil drilling safety in Trinidad and Tobago to announce that drilling is about to begin for offshore wells in deep water off Cuba's northeastern coast.
Some 80,000 workers stopped work in mid March at hydroelectric plants, refineries, and electric generating facilities in "the biggest social protest by workers in many years," according to upsidedownworld.org.
International trade union leaders are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action centered on social protections, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future.
The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.
The legal battle brings to light the tug of war between the sovereignty of an independent nation and the infringement of that right under corporate globalization.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the world's economic model based on insatiable consumption of resources as "a global suicide pact."
Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.
Even on some of the decisions agreed to in Cancun, many crucial details were postponed at least until next year's round of negotiations, but Ban Ki-moon says it's better than nothing.