Environmental Activists hold “Open Day” in Belarus for Ecological Education and Awareness


Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, isn’t what we typically think of when we think about the next eco and vegan friendly hotspot, but one young group of activists seeks to change that. The event was organized by Green Network, an organizing group in Belarus who are working to bring ecological issues to the forefront of national discussion and developing a larger green movement. Khristina says that it’s quite easy to be a vegan in Belarus.

Belarus Wants to Construct Nuclear


Belarus has announced that it is seeking foreign tenders to construct two nuclear power plants within the next decade in a contract worth $9 billion. Belarusian Ambassador Designate to South Korea Natallia I. Zhylevich told journalists, "These reactors will give us 25 percent of what we need by the time they are completed. Twenty-five percent is good but it's not enough, plus we are right in the center of Europe, all the countries around us need electricity.


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Chernobyl-blighted land to be used for biofuel crops

Green (Living) Review

The government of Belarus has teamed up with Irish specialists Greenfield to build one of Europe's biggest bioethanol plants. Belarus Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov said: "Belarus depends on imports of energy resources, which is why we invest considerable effort in building up technologies which can work on local and renewable energy sources. "Firstly, Belarus' agriculture can easily supply the necessary volume of biomass for ethanol production.

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7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous


Following the Chernobyl accident, scientists could monitor some of the radiation effects on the most exposed human populations from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. According to records, four years after the accident more than 50,000 children from the Gomel Region in Belarus fell sick with this type of cancer. A team of scientists from Belarus and Russia claims that between 1986 and 2004, approximately 985,000 people died due to their exposure to radiation [15].

Maria Sharapova and Tennis Stars Lend a Helping Hand to Japan


Sharapova’s family, who lived in the city of Gomel in Belarus, fled the country shortly before Sharapova was born in Nyagan, Siberia. Tennis star and 2011 Wimbledon finalist, Maria Sharapova , is heading to Japan with fellow tennis mates Caroline Wozniacki , No. 1 in the world, and Li Na , the 2011 French Open champion, to help out the victims of Japan.

Op Ed: Failed COP18 Climate Talks Boil Down to Money

Green Prophet

Everybody knows, but only a handful of countries, namely Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, Belarus and Ukraine are prepared to cut their own emissions. Although just about everybody at the COP18 climate talks in Doha understood the importance of arresting climate change following a slew of recent reports that show temperatures and sea levels rising faster than we imagined, the conference closes today without a commitment to cut a single pound of CO2 emissions.

Mosaic of Lost Socks at Festival Spotlighting Recyclables as Art

Green Prophet

One of the participating artists, Belarus born Ruslan Sergeyev , has been creating very interesting three dimensional art forms using discarded glass and ceramic pieces that depict animals, people, and unusual objects that only he can relate to. Mosaic artist Ruslan Sergeyev and the “My Wave” recycled ceramic art creation on Netanya promenade. Festival includes a mosaic of lost socks. Photo by Igor Sarni.

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The Nuclear Meltdown of George Monbiot

Green Blog

Here are a selection of estimates: World Health Organisation (WHO) / IAEA = 9000 “…there may be up to 9,000 excess cancer deaths due to Chernobyl among the people who worked on the clean-up operations, evacuees and residents of the highly and lower-contaminated regions in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.&# [link].

Significant results from the Baltic Ecovillage Project

The Green Changemakers

In addition, the project has involved associated partners from Belarus, Finland, Germany, Russia and Sweden. The project “Ecovillages for Sustainable Rural Development” financed by the EU’s Baltic Sea Region Programme, 2007–2013, which started in February 2010, is approaching its completion, delivering a number of significant results.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Orion for Educators - ssential Questions

The Green Changemakers

The reign of corporations and the fight for democracy Hope Burwell, " Jeremiad for Belarus ". Climate Activism | Connecting Children to Nature | Rethinking the American Economy | What Is Security? Orion delves into the connections among nature, science, people, livelihood, justice, politics, and values -- exactly the issues desperately in need of discussion today. Below are articles grouped into several topics for discussion. We'll be adding topics from time to time.

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Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

Green Blog

On the other hand, in 2009, three Russian scientists published ‘The Difficult Truth about Chernobyl’, in which they presented evidence for 985,000 excess deaths between 1986 and 2004 and a collapse in childhood health in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia (p.228). Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. But a new book by anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Mangano argues that the dangers far outweigh any benefits.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).