Category: ENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLES

This Precious Rescue of a Tiny Bee Proves Why Every Little Life Matters

KATE GOOD—In protecting this little bee, this person not only did something incredibly kind for another living creature but also did something great for the whole of humanity. Bees are vital pollinators who are responsible for making the majority of the food we eat every day possible. Sadly, the bee population is in rapid decline largely because of neonicotinoid pesticides. These pesticides are commonly used in the agriculture industry to ensure “high yields.”

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The four laws of ecology and the four anti-ecological laws of capitalism

JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER—In the first part of the chapter, Foster discusses the “qualitative transformation in the level of human destructiveness” that characterized capitalist production after World War II. This transformation included massive increases in the use of synthetics that could not be readily reabsorbed by nature, accompanied by a radical expansion in the use of all forms of energy, particularly fossil fuels.

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