Another highly subjective selection of important and/or interesting articles for ecosocialists and other left-greens.
China’s One Child Policy: Not yet in the dustbin of history
It is high time for reproductive rights advocates, environmentalists and all those who support basic human rights to speak out loudly and clearly against the policy. It was never needed and it ranks among the world’s most serious human rights violations
DifferenTakes (Hampshire College PopDev Program)
Black carbon pollution is two to three times worse in India and China than previously thought
Short-term and long-term exposure to black carbon can lead to a broad range of health impacts, including respiratory and cardiovascular effects as well as cancer and premature death
Behind West Virginia’s massive chemical spill, a history of poverty and pollution
In a state where 17.8 percent of the population lives in poverty and 47 percent of children live in low-income families, many West Virginians depend on jobs from the chemical or coal industries — the same industries responsible for polluting the state’s water.
Katie Valentine, Emily Atkin
Hundreds of millions of hectares face degradation threat
Up to 849 million hectares of natural land – nearly the size of Brazil – may be degraded by 2050 should current trends of unsustainable land use continue
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)