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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and many other herbicides, was discussed in the EU Parliament on December 1st 2015.

Draft Motion for a Resolution prepared for the EU Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, March 2016

A draft Motion prepared for the EU Parliamentary Committe for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in March 2016.

Vrijeme je, da se opametite! Pogledajte oko sebe, što se to događa?

The practice of spraying the roads with insecticides in the summertime is potentially harmful and needs urgent review.

The Green Group of the European Parliament organized urine tests for the herbicide glyphosate on 48 volunteer MEPs. 

Svjetska zdravstena organizacija je objavila stručan rad o mogućoj kancerogenosti glifoast herbicida već u ožuju 2015.

Postoje li alternative kemijskim pesticidima? Da, naravno.

The manufacturers have claimed that the herbicide Roundup, whose active ingredient is glyphosate, is "safe enough to drink", and many people are naive enough to believe this.

Pesticides safe? Pull the other one, it's got bells on!

U Europskoj Uniji je od 1. listopada 2016. godine zabranjeno korištenje Roundup-a (u Hrvatskoj Cidokor) i 11 drugih sličnih herbicida na bazi glifosata. Ova zabrana bi trebala probuditi sve korisnike, pristaše i promotore uporabe pesticida.

Izraz očajnog terora na majmunčevu licu nezaboravna je slika, noćna mora svakome tko je iole empatičan prema žrtvama mučenja, bio to čovjek ili životinja. Životinje su najveće žrtve opasnih kemikalija.

Baš kao što se problemi sa komarcima neće riješiti insekticidima, tako ni štetočine nikako nisu kontrolirane uporabom otrova.

Ubod pčele može u osjetljivih osoba uzrokovati ozbiljnu alergijsku reakciju. Prema sadašnjim hrvatskim zakonima su svi insekti, koji uzrokuju alergijske reakcije podložni godišnjem programu suzbijanja.

Zahvalni smo što je Načelnik Općine Jelse Nikša Peronja uputio pismo Nastavnom zavodu za javno zdravstvo Splitsko-dalmatinske županije, tražeći očitovanje na našu zabrinutost u vezi prakse dezinsekcije na Hvaru. Uz Načelnika, drugi službenici iz Općine su nam pomogli ukoliko su mogli sa našim istraživanjima kroz nekoliko godina, osobito g. Ivica Keršić, Pročelnik JUO, g. Ivan Grgičević, bivši Zamjenik Načelnika, sadašnji Predsjednik općinskog vijeća, i gđa. Vlatka Buj, sadašnja Zamjenica načelnika - puno Vam hvala na suradnju!

Eco Hvar se obratio pismom uz materijal u vezi dezinfekcije, dezinsekcije i deratizacije (DDD-a) Ministru zdravstva, te državnim i lokalnim institucijama koje su nadležne za ekološka i zdravstvena pitanja, jer smo mišljenja da se obvezna DDD ne provodi na odgovarajući način, niti se radi sredstvima koja su neškodljiva za ljude, životinje, i druge korisne insekte (npr. pčele).

Nakon više godina promatranja, Udruga Eco Hvar je zaključila da je program suzbijanja komaraca, kako se provodi na Hvaru i u drugim djelovima Hrvatske, nepotreban, uzaludan i rizičan.

Hoću li se zateći vozeći se kroz toksičnu maglu kemikalija ako uhvatim trajekt u 20:30 iz Splita? To je bilo moje pitanje u srijedu 27. rujna 2017. godine. Akcija 'zamagljivanja' za suzbijanje insekata se trebala provoditi na području Općine Jelsa s početkom u 22 sata i trajati do 4 sata ujutro.

Već nekoliko godina, lokalna vlast u Jelsi, Starom Gradu i Hvaru rutinski ulicama prska sredstva protiv komaraca, mušica i drugih „letećih štetočina“. Je li to dobra stvar?

Program uništavanja komaraca uzrokuje ekološku katastrofu!

Pčele umiru zastrašujućom brzinom. Čovječanstvo okrutno uništava biološku raznolikost.

Korištenje kemijskih otrova izmaklo se kontroli u velikom dijelu modernog svijeta. Zaštitne mjere u teoriji postoje, u praksi su nedovoljne. Na svakoj je razini odgovornosti potrebno unaprijediti praksu. Ovo su naši prijedlozi kako postići nužna unapređenja.

Propisi, registri i zakoni vezani za pesticide: pružamo vodič kroz sustav u nadležnosti i pregled nekih od problema koji uporaba pesticida uzrokuje.

Ratovanje protiv prirode, uz pomoć pesticida? neprihvatljivo ponašanje, taj rat se vodi potpuno uzalud.

Rezultati testiranja uzorka prašine preuzetog 22.06.2021.

Rezultati testiranja ljudi na pesticide putem uzoraka kose. Testiranje ljudi na pesticide na Hvaru je projekt Udruge Eco Hvar koji je u tijeku. Laboratorij Kudzu u Francuskoj testirao je uzorke na 100 pesticida. Ovo su preliminarni rezultati.

Nakon nekoliko godina istraživanja, Eco-Hvar došao je do zaključka da ljudi koji kupuju, koriste i/ili preporučuju kemijske pesticide znaju vrlo malo ili ništa o opasnostima otrova s kojim imaju posla. Vlada zbunjenost. Eco-Hvar pruža činjenične informacije koja može pomoći bolje razumjeti probleme.

Dokazi iz stručne literature koliko su štetni herbicidi na bazi glifosata. 

Tu ćete naći detaljni popis mnogih kemijskih pesticida koje koriste privatnici i / ili lokalne vlasti na Hvaru i u drugim mjestima u Republici Hrvatskoj. Navedeni su i  mogući štetni učinci spomenutih otrova po stručnoj literaturi i prema informaciji u Fitosanitarnom informacijskom sustavu (FIS) (popis dozvoljenih kemijski pesticida za 'zaštitu bilja') i u Registru biocidnih preparata koji vodi Ministarstvo zdravstva (MIZ). 

UPOTREBA KEMIJSKIH PESTICIDA U SADAŠNJIM KOLIČINAMA NIJE NI SIGURNA NI ODRŽIVA!

Potkraj 2023. Europski parlament i Europska komisija pokazali su da nisu voljni ili sposobni zaštititi europske građane od štetnih učinaka kemijskih pesticida. Dakle, što treba učiniti?

Pismo poslano hrvatskom zavodu za javno zdravstvo 12. lipnja 2024., nakon još jednog skandaloznog primjera neodgovornog prskanja otrova protiv insekata.

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  • Farmed kelp could produce plastic substitutes, beauty products and food supplements. Just steer clear of seaweed chocolate

    Think sun, sea, Skye – and seaweed. It’s early summer off the west coast of Scotland, and Alex Glasgow is landing a long string of orangey-black seaweed on to the barge of his water farm. It emerges on what looks like a washing line heavy with dirty rags, hoicked up from the depths. And yet, this slippery, shiny, salty substance might, just might, be going to save the planet.

    When it comes to sustainability, seaweed is about as shipshape as it gets. Minimal damage to the environment, check. No use of pesticides, check. Diversifies ocean life, check. Uses no land, check. And, in the case of Skye’s seaweed farm, spoils no one’s view, check.

    Kyla Orr and Martin Welch of KelpCrofters check the crop from their boat

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  • Most comprehensive analysis ever of conflict-driven climate impacts shows emissions greater than those generated by 175 countries in a year

    The climate cost of the first two years of Russia’s war on Ukraine was greater than the annual greenhouse gas emissions generated individually by 175 countries, exacerbating the global climate emergency in addition to the mounting death toll and widespread destruction, research reveals.

    Russia’s invasion has generated at least 175m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e), amid a surge in emissions from direct warfare, landscape fires, rerouted flights, forced migration and leaks caused by military attacks on fossil fuel infrastructure – as well as the future carbon cost of reconstruction, according to the most comprehensive analysis ever of conflict-driven climate impacts.

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  • Diving with marine life such as blue sharks is growing in popularity in the UK, spurred by footage of encounters on social media

    We have only been waiting in the grey Atlantic swell a few moments when the first flash of metallic blue appears in the water. A blue shark, a few miles from the coast of Penzance in Cornwall, emerges from the depths. It is time to get in the water – but part of my brain rebels.

    “It’s not what you think it will be like … not that ingrained fear that everyone has about sharks. But until you get in the water with them, that fear will remain,” the guide says to the group.

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  • Bangalow Koalas and private landholders have planted more than 377,000 trees across the region

    In 2016 a friend phoned Linda Sparrow about a 400-metre stretch of koala trees on the western edge of Bangalow, a small regional town in northern New South Wales.

    The landscape in the region had long since been cut back by loggers and farmers, and there were precious few eucalyptus trees left to provide refuge for koalas looking for food or shelter.

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  • Hexton, Hertfordshire: On the chalk hills in early summer, green is dominant – but only until the yellows take over

    The rain-soaked chalk hills are a celebration of green: the green of crimped agrimony leaves and glaucous sedge blades; of horsetail, hogweed and unripe wayfaring berries. Greenery everywhere, energising everything. I hear it in the whitethroat’s scratchy bursts, see it in sunlight on spent cowslips and feel it in the pull of my breath as I climb the hill. I wonder if it’s the heightened sensitivity of the human eye to green light that has brought on this verdant synaesthesia. Whatever the reason, the intensity of colour fuses and confuses my senses, making it hard to spot the green orchids I’ve come here to see.

    But as the path narrows, the abundance of orchids – all of them common twayblades (Neottia ovata) – is such that I almost tread on one. Kneeling in the grass for a closer look, I can see inflorescences rising from pairs of egg-shaped leaves, each with a slender downy stem and green flowers held aloft on short stalks. Every year I’m astonished by the huge personalities of these miniature blooms. The labellum (the lower modified petal) is deeply forked like a pair of legs, and banded with two dark green stripes that mark a nectar-bearing groove.

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  • Captive breeding in Norway has built up numbers endangered by the climate crisis and golden eagles but only a more diverse population will survive in the long term

    Deep in the Norwegian mountains, amid a vast expanse of bright snow and howling winds, Toralf Mjøen throws a piece of meat into a fenced enclosure and waits for a pair of dark eyes to appear from the snowy den.

    These curious and playful arctic foxes know Mjøen well. He has been the caretaker at this breeding facility for 17 years, going up the mountain daily to feed them at their enclosures near the small village of Oppdal, about 250 miles north of Oslo.

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  • Many people fear the UK’s draughty old properties are too great a challenge for the technology

    Heat pumps could be the single largest step a household can take to reduce their carbon emissions while saving money on their bills. But many in Britain fear that, even though millions of homes across Europe have benefited from the shift away from gas or oil boilers, the UK’s draughty old homes could prove too great a challenge for the technology.

    The concern is unsurprising given that the UK has some of the least energy efficient homes in Europe. A study by the smart home company tado° monitored 80,000 users across Europe to find how quickly properties lose heat when outdoor temperatures fall to zero. It found that UK homes lost on average 3C after five hours without heating, compared with just 1C in Germany and 0.9C in Norway.

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  • Pennsylvania families worry about rising cases of rare cancer with well pads near homes and stalled House bills

    One evening in 2019, Janice Blanock was scrolling through Facebook when she heard a stranger mention her son in a video on her feed. Luke, an outgoing high school athlete, had died three years earlier at age 19 from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

    Blanock had come across a live stream of a community meeting to discuss rare cancers that were occurring with alarming frequency in south-western Pennsylvania, where she lives.

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  • Porto Alegre’s poorest neighborhoods, often closest to rivers and with the worst infrastructure, bore brunt of crisis

    It had been raining for nearly a week when the floodwaters first reached Marcelo Moreira Ferreira’s home in Porto Alegre, the capital of Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul.

    His wife and their four children left to seek shelter with relatives, but Ferreira, 51, wanted to stay: his father had built the modest one-storey structure and he had lived there his entire life.

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  • Having created a watchdog for the environment, the government took its teeth out and muzzled it. Can public outrage rouse the Environment Agency to action?

    When Helen Nightingale joined the National Rivers Authority, the predecessor to the Environment Agency, in 1991, she thought of her work as a calling. She had been fascinated by nature since she was a child, when she used to poke around in the earth on her father’s allotment, looking for worms and beetles. In her job, Nightingale spent most of her time walking along the rivers in Lancashire and Merseyside, taking water samples and testing oxygen levels. She was responsible for protecting rivers, and she often learned about sewage and pesticide pollution from members of the public who called a dedicated hotline. “They’d phone you up and say, ‘There’s something wrong.’ And you would go out straight away,” she recalled. “You stood a much better chance of figuring out what was wrong if you could get there quickly.”

    Nightingale, who has a Lancastrian accent and curly blond hair, investigated pollution like a hard-nosed police detective inspecting a crime scene. She would visit dairy farms, industrial estates and sewage treatment plants, dressed in a raincoat and boots with steel toe caps, and usually started with the same question: “Can I look at your drains?” The work was demanding, and the pay, when Nightingale started, was just £9,500 a year (the UK average at the time was around £12,000), but she was proud to be protecting the environment. “It was a dream job,” she told me. “If we sat in the office, our boss would say, ‘Why are you here? Go out and look at something.’”

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  • Doba u kojem živimo obilježeno je sve bržim promjenama koje se name?‡u morskom okolišu, a gotovo za sve odgovorni su ljudi. Obalna zona Sredozemlja, pa tako i našeg Jadranskoga mora,  mjesto je na kojemu obitava više od polovice ukupnog stanovništva Mediterana te zbog toga ovo usko područje predstavlja i jedan od najugroženijih morskih okoliša.

  • U našem dijelu svijeta, koji zovemo zapadnim i smatramo razvijenim, prije samo 50 godina nisu sve žene imale pravo glasa na izborima, nisu imale jednak pristup obrazovanju, nisu mogle voditi države i nisu imale pristup visokim pozicijama u poslovnom svijetu.

  • Gotovo svi su upoznati s činjenicom kako oceani i mora prekrivaju više od 70 % površine Zemlje. Me?‘utim, nedovoljno je prepoznato kako su oceani, mora i obalna područja esencijalni dio Zemljinih ekosustava te kako o njima ovisi cijelo čovječanstvo, bilo na obali ili u dubokoj unutrašnjosti kontinenata! Zašto?

  • Ovaj cilj održivog razvoja odnosi se na ostvarivanje održive proizvodnje i potrošnje u čemu trenutačno ne uspijevamo jer je ekološki otisak koji ostavljamo i dalje ve?‡i od resursa koje imamo na raspolaganju. Dakle, potrebno je promijeniti načine na koji proizvodimo hranu, smanjiti bacanje hrane, pove?‡ati udjele obnovljive izvore energije u ukupnoj proizvodnji energije, pravilno gospodariti otpadom tijekom čitavog njegovog životnog ciklusa kako bi, me?‘u ostalim što manje utjecali na zaga?‘enje zraka, vode i tla.

  • Razvoj industrije i infrastrukture kao temelja za pove?‡anje životnog standarda za sve ljude, uz okolišno prihvatljiva rješenja te uključivanje novih tehnologija tema je cilja održivog razvoja koji se odnosi na okolišno prihvatljivu industrijalizaciju, kvalitetnu, pouzdanu, održivu i prilagodljivu infrastrukturu, a sve uz primjenu novih tehnologija, istraživanja i inovacija.