A Journal of People report
Italy fears for its gold reserves as UK seizes Venezuela’s gold. This – Italy’s fear with its gold – is an instance of reaction to the UK bank’s seizure of Venezuela’s gold. The bank’s step will erode trust of other countries also.
The Bank of England is withholding around US$1.56 billion in gold reserves from Venezuela.
As a reaction to this step by the Bank of England, the Italian Chamber of Deputies member Claudio Borghi suggested that the Italian state’s ownership of its own gold reserves be more clearly defined in a new law.Read More »
A Journal of People report
Real character of interventionists’ so-called aid to Venezuela is already exposed. The interventionist-“aid” is now facing criticism by the mainstream media.
Gladys McCormick, opinion contributor, The Hill, U.S., writes about the so-called aid to Venezuela, which was stored at Colombia-Venezuela and Brazil-Venezuela border.
The “aid”-provocation act has failed this time – February 23.Read More »
Prensa Latina | February 26, 2019
The statement issued Monday by the Lima Group, beyond its rejection of the use of force in Venezuela, evidences the difficulties faced by the strategy of the hardest sectors, commented Peruvian analyst Alberto Adrianzen Tuesday.
The former presidential advisor comments on the failure of these sectors, among which he mentions the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, the United States, Colombia and Argentina.Read More »
Insects are facing extinction all over the world, at a rate that bodes disastrous ecological collapse, reports the first global scientific review published in the journal Biological Conservation. (FranciscoSánchez-Bayo, Kris A.G.Wyckhuys, Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers, Biological Conservation, Vol. 232, Apr. 2019)
More than 40% insect species are threatened with extinction and a third are endangered, according to the analysis. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, reptiles and birds. The total mass of insects is falling by 2.5% per year, that suggests with the best data available they could face total extinction within a century.Read More »
by Evaggelos Vallianatos
Invisible denizens — everywhere
Insects are all over the world – in and over the waters at the edge of the seas, in and over the waters of lakes, rivers and creeks and swamps and irrigation ditches. They thrive in the forests, mountains, deserts, land, cities, villages, in the tropics and in the homes of the poor and the powerful. Their populations are the largest of all other species. They have been occupying the Earth for 400 million years.Read More »
by Binoy Kampmark
The world of conservation has thrown up various voices of tenacity. There was Aldo Leopold, a vital figure behind establishing the first wilderness area of the United States when he convinced the Forest Service to protect some five hundred thousand acres of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. There was Robert Marshall, the founder of The Wilderness Society. There was Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962), a solidly aimed blow at the use of DDT and its environmental effects.
Then there are the savvy showmen, the exploiters few short of a scruple, and manipulators keen on lining pockets. The animal kingdom, for such types, is entertainment, much in the way that the automobile world is there for a figure such as Jeremy Clarkson. Awareness of the existence of animals – their importance, their relevance – is drummed up by means of display and provocation. The more dangerous, in a sense, the better, for here, human kind can be shown to be jousting with crocodile, sting ray and lion. Humankind can return to savage roots, confronting other species in gladiatorial encounters with film crew and an extensive promotion strategy. This is bullfighting, with a conservationist twist.Read More »