Olivia Fermi Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/116 en Nuclear Energy still looking good for climate change reduction post–Fukushima http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/03/20/nuclear-energy-still-looking-good-climate-change-reduction-post Why did Japan abandon its climate change reduction plans? Have emotion and fear clouded vital facts about nuclear energy? And what do experts say about the relative risk of a Fukushima–type accident.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/03/20/nuclear-energy-still-looking-good-climate-change-reduction-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/03/20/nuclear-energy-still-looking-good-climate-change-reduction-post#comments Earth Matters Opinion Barry Saxifrage climate change and coal climate change and nuclear energy coal in Japan Fukushima Dai–ichi Hibakusha James Hansen nuclear energy and coal Professor John Moulder Wed, 21 Mar 2012 04:36:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 11154 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Join in a Human Rights Holiday Write–a–thon http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2011/12/19/join-human-rights-holiday-write%E2%80%93a%E2%80%93thon Amnesty International campaign encourages people to give the gift of freedom this Christmas.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2011/12/19/join-human-rights-holiday-write%E2%80%93a%E2%80%93thon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/world/2011/12/19/join-human-rights-holiday-write%E2%80%93a%E2%80%93thon#comments World World alternative gift giving Amnesty International Amy Kiara Ruth Aung San Suu Kyi human rights humanitarian causes James S. Woodsworth Jean-Claude Roger Mbede letter writing Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand Natalia Estemirova U2 Vancouver Write for Rights Yusak Pakage Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:45:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 10097 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Andrea Reimer on nimble government http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/05/20/andrea-reimer-nimble-government Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer, well-known for her Green Party roots, contacted me to respond to Village Vancouver’s Randy Chatterjee in my blog post&nbsp;Making Vancouver sustainable:...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/05/20/andrea-reimer-nimble-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/05/20/andrea-reimer-nimble-government#comments Earth Matters City Andrea Reimer compost Greenest City neighborhood compost Randy Chatterjee recycling Ross Moster Sustainability Vancouver Village Vancouver Sat, 21 May 2011 08:57:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 7308 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/03/14/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-looking-objectivity Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/03/14/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-looking-objectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/03/14/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-looking-objectivity#comments Earth Matters Environment arsenic Bangladesh Chernobyl coal Energy Enrico Fermi Harvard University Jerome Friedman Laura Fermi Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics nuclear legacy nuclear power Richard Wilson risk Robert Alvarez spent fuel rods Three Mile Island Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 6594 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Making Vancouver sustainable: Greenest City meets Village Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/03/07/making-vancouver-sustainable-greenest-city-meets-village-vancouver Who's contributing more to help Vancouver achieve its Greenest City 2020 goals? The City or the people? We bring you a second annual check-up on Greenest City through the eyes of Village Vancouver.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/03/07/making-vancouver-sustainable-greenest-city-meets-village-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/03/07/making-vancouver-sustainable-greenest-city-meets-village-vancouver#comments Earth Matters Environment beekeeping community gardening environmental sustainability food Greenest City Mayor Robertson Ross Moster Sustainability Transition Town Vancouver Village Vancouver Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:15:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 6495 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Discipline http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/10/05/stewart-brand-and-whole-earth-discipline “We are as gods and HAVE to get good at it.” Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, who, in the late 1960’s successfully provoked NASA to publish the first photo of Earth from space,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/10/05/stewart-brand-and-whole-earth-discipline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/10/05/stewart-brand-and-whole-earth-discipline#comments Earth Matters Celebrities City Environment People Climate Change Global warming nuclear power Stewart Brand survival whole earth catalog whole earth discipline Wed, 06 Oct 2010 04:42:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 4972 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Hiroshima Day: we're all connected http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/08/06/hiroshima-day-were-all-connected This year marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on August 6th and 9th, 1945. The Associated Press reports for the first time in these 65 years, the US sent...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/08/06/hiroshima-day-were-all-connected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/08/06/hiroshima-day-were-all-connected#comments Earth Matters World Environment atomic bomb Countdown to Zero environment Hiroshima Nagasaki nuclear Science Technology Trinity Sat, 07 Aug 2010 01:20:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 4593 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Think Outside the Bomb youth group proposes non-violent solutions http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/07/18/think-outside-bomb-youth-group-proposes-non-violent-solutions To commemorate the 65th&nbsp;anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb, I travelled to Tularosa, New Mexico, a small community directly affected by radioactive fallout from the Trinity...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/07/18/think-outside-bomb-youth-group-proposes-non-violent-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/07/18/think-outside-bomb-youth-group-proposes-non-violent-solutions#comments Earth Matters World United States Environment Activism disarmament Disarmament Encampment Espanola Valley Hiroshima LANL Los Alamos Los Alamos National Lab Marian Naranjo Nagasaki New Mexico nuclear permaculture Sustainability Think Outside the Bomb Transformation Tularosa Youth Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:09:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 4491 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Private citizen leads federal government to protect BC's wild salmon from multi-national Marine Harvest http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/04/21/private-citizen-leads-federal-government-protect-bcs-wild-salmon-multi On the eve of Earth Day, a private citizen has succeeded in her quest to enforce Canada’s laws in the case of illegal possession of wild salmon in British Columbia by Marine Harvest, one of the larges<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/04/21/private-citizen-leads-federal-government-protect-bcs-wild-salmon-multi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/04/21/private-citizen-leads-federal-government-protect-bcs-wild-salmon-multi#comments Earth Matters News Environment Alexandra Morton British Columbia citizen environment habitat legal battle Marine Harvest victory wild salmon Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:45:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 3731 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Bees in the City: Safe to Share Space http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/03/25/bees-city-safe-share-space Can Vancouverites help honeybees survive? .... Can urbanites coexist with bees? Vancouver Observer finds the answers in a visit to an urban beekeeper's East Side backyard.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/03/25/bees-city-safe-share-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/03/25/bees-city-safe-share-space#comments Earth Matters Environment Food beekeeping honeybees top bar hives Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:04:00 +0000 Olivia Fermi 3498 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com