The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."- Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind.Piecemeal ecology does not work.Forty years have passed since the founding of Greenpeace and the first UN environment meeting in Stockholm, fifty years since the groundb
The splendour of nature diminishes day by day despite the strenuous efforts of ecologists and all manner of scientific understandings and interventions. Biodiversity is in decline, and crucial resources
The issue of human overpopulation has fallen out of favour among most contemporary demographers, economists, and epidemiologists. Discussing population control has become a taboo topic. The silence around
The fourth international conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSSK4) which concluded here on Thursday has proposed the application of free software in the development of monitoring, mitigatio
Populations of swordfish, marlin, bluefin tuna, sailfish and sharks are being driven toward extinction by commercial fisheries operating throughout the Atlantic (including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas). Longlines, gillnets and purse seines are primarily responsible. White marlin, bluefin tuna and blue marlin are nearing extinction.