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NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction

NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: Conserving Our Natural World is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Redd-Monitor, November 22, 2013

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

Natural Capital can be defined as the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things.

“Offsetting treats nature such as forests or rivers as if it were an exchangeable item you buy in the supermarket. Destroying one forest or river with a promise of protecting another fails to recognise that they are part of a wider ecosystem and intrinsic to human and cultural landscapes. Destruction of complex and site specific biodiversity cannot be offset. It is time to be clear that offsetting will not tackle biodiversity loss but may impoverish communities.” http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/11/22/no-to-biodiversity-offsetting/


Biodiversity offsetting is a simple idea that makes no sense whatsoever (except for corporations that profit from destruction): Nature can be destroyed in one place as long as it is conserved somewhere else does not equal maintaining healthy, balanced ecosystems


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The Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


IUCN, January 15, 2015
- ▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING - A BALANCING ACT  http://www.iucn.org/?18817


Redd-Monitor, July 10, 2014
- ▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE --- FOR DEVELOPERS. THE SHEET LUNACY OF BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/10/biodiversity-offsetting-makes-dreams-come-true-for-developers/


Climate and Capitalism, March 16, 2014
-▶ KENYA EVICTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR FOREST OFFSET SCAM: The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped. http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/03/16/kenya-evicts-indigenous-people-for-forest-offset-scam/



-▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/8cgIYz


 Redd Monitor, May 02, 2014

-▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING IS A LICENSE TO TRASH. A proposal in the UK to destroy ancient woodland to make way for a £40 million motorway service station clearly reveals the flaws of biodiversity offsets. http://www.redd-monitor.org//?s=Biodiversity+offsetting+is+a+licence+to+trash


The Ecologist, February 06, 2015
'CONSERVATION' IS DESTROYING THOSE WHO'VE NURTURED THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR TIMELESS GENERATIONS

 http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741220/wildlife_conservation_must_support_not_destroy_indigenous_peoples.html


                                          PLANET PALM OIL:

                     The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants:

                     An Agreement To Cease Deforestation

                                      http://sco.lt/9MTsNF


Guardian Environment, March 11, 2014
-▶ UK MULLS BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING DESPITE PRACTICE DISAPPOINTING IN AUSTRALIA http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/11/owen-paterson-bidiversity-offsetting?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=

 

 Guardian Environment, April 01, 2014
-▶ AUSTRALIAN KOALAS MAY DISAPPEAR IN AREAS AFFECTED BY CARBON OFFSET SCHEME:  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/02/koalas-may-disappear-in-areas-affected-by-offset-scheme-says-foundation


Canberra Times, January 29, 2014

-▶ AUSTRALIA: IT'S BECOMING HARDER TO SEE THE TREES FOR THE REVENUE. Conserving our biodiversity is becoming dependent on its destruction http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/its-becoming-harder-to-see-the-trees-for-the-revenue-20140128-31l2b.html

 

Redd-Monitor.org

-▶ FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE REDUCTION OF FOREST CARBON EMISSIONS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/02/19/forest-stewardship-council-certification-does-not-guarantee-reduced-forest-carbon-emissions/#more-14870


  Guardian Environment, June 03, 2014
- ▶ CONSERVATIONISTS SPLIT OVER 'BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING' PLANS. First global conference on market system of conservation hears of conflicting experiences in Australia and the US http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/03/conservationists-split-over-biodiversity-offsetting-plans


 The Guardian, June 15, 2014

-▶ THE GUARDIAN VIEW ON BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/15/biodiversity-offsetting-habitat-lost-development


 ReddMonitor, July 25, 2014

-▶ GREENPEACE SLAMS CALIFORNIA'S REDD PLANS = THE FALLACY OF FOREST 'OFFSET'.  http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/25/greenpeace-slams-californias-redd-plans-the-fallacy-of-forest-offsets/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                          CAN UN-REDD EVERY BECOME GREEN

                                     Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/5HyMiX


Guardian Envronment, January 15, 2014

-▶ BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: HOUSING CRISIS DOESN'T HAVE TO INVOLVE BULLDOZING ANCIENT WOODS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jan/15/biodiversity-offsetting-housing-ancient-woods-environmentalism


                                                      WATCH
             NOT FOR SALE: THE FANTASY OF CARBON OFFSETTING
http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/04/24/not-for-sale-the-fantasy-of-carbon-offsetting/#more-12198

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 09, 2015
- ▶ FORGET CARBON OFFSETTING, INSETTING IS THE FUTURE. Rather than planting trees at arm’s length, businesses from hotel groups to construction firms are embedding sustainable activities directly into their supply chains  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/09/carbon-offsetting-insetting-supply-chain


Redd Monitor, October 21, 2014
- ▶ STOP BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS:  THOUSANDS SIGN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. More than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed on to a letter urging the European Commission to drop its plans for biodiversity offsetting. Biodiversity offsets would “harm nature and people” and “give power to those who destroy nature for profit”, the letter states. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/10/21/stop-biodiversity-offsets-thousands-sign-letter-to-the-european-commission/


University of Oxford, June 23, 2014
- ▶ PRACTICAL ETHICS:  DESTROYING ONE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM AND CONSTRUCTING ANOTHER MADE BY MAN :  BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING AND PARTICULAR VALUE  http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2014/06/destroying-one-ecosystem-and-constructing-another-biodiversity-offsetting-and-particular-value/


                                               VIDEO (2:00)
                 World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                               THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


Mongabay, December 10, 2014
- ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html


                                THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN  

                           Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                 THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

           AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

             http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                         FULL REPORT PDF

     PLANTATION FORESTRY AND CARBON VIOLENCE IN UGANDA. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Report_DarkerSideofGreen_hirez.pdf


Redd-Monitor.Org
-▶ MORE ON CARBON OFFSETTING http://www.redd-monitor.org//?s=CARBON+OFFSETTING



▶  LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 -▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

                                                       VIDEO

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 


 Mongabay, July 31, 2014
 - SELECTIVE LOGGING:  ECOLOGIST UNDERESTIMATING IMPACTS OF BIODIVERSITY DECLINE WITH RAINFOREST LOGGING
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0731-impact-of-selective-logging-on-rainforests.html


Mongabay, September 26, 2013
 -▶ 'ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON' :  MAMMALS VANISH ENTIRELY FROM FOREST FRAGMENTS AFTER 25 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0926-hance-fragmentation-mammals.html


ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


New York Times, December 23, 2014
- ▶ RESTORING FORESTS : HUMANS HAVE CUT DOWN OR DAMAGED AT LEAST THREE-QUARTERS OF WORLD'S FORESTS: UNTOLD WILDLIFE LOST http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/science/earth/restored-forests-are-making-inroads-against-climate-change-.html?_r=0


CIFOR Forests, January 06, 2015
▶ A FOREST IS NOT JUST ABOUT TREES : CALCULATING ECONOMIC VALUE OF FORESTS OFTEN OVERLOOKS CRUCIAL BIODIVERSITY, STUDY FINDS http://blog.cifor.org/26179/calculating-economic-value-of-forests-often-overlooks-biodiversity-study-finds


October 13, 2012 Common Dreams
- ▶ 'RECIPE FOR DISASTER' : GROUP SAYS NO FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


Common Cause, January 08, 2015
 ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/


 Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


-▶ CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN  http://sco.lt/6F54E5


ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013

-▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests


EarthBlog, Augut 04, 2014
- ▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/



 ▶  WHAT IS NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING? THE NEW ERA OF RESPONSIBILITY - SUSTAINABILITY  http://sco.lt/7Ef8S1


ABC Science, July 25, 2014

- ▶ DESTROYING THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR OUR SURVIVAL:  HUNDREDS OF ANIMAL SPECIES DISAPPEAR AS HUMANS MULTIPLY http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/07/25/4053825.htm


eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change


-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


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Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 Book Review: Vaclav Smil
-▶ HARVESTING THE BIOSPHERE: WHAT WE HAVE TAKEN FROM NATURE http://www.vaclavsmil.com/harvesting-the-biosphere-what-we-have-taken-from-nature


Mongabay, May 25, 2014
-▶ INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html


 ▶ UN BIODIVERSITY REPORT CALLS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF NATURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


 - ▶ SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6831nN

 

                                                     VIDEO

                    AWESOME! BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                    Vancouver Film School

                                        http://sco.lt/8Vs6k5

 

Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS, WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALShttp://sco.lt/8fK5eT



The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014
-▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html


                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php

 

Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/

 

                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

Mongabay, May 09, 2014
-▶ OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html

 

Our Planet
▶  THE LIVING PLANET REPORT 2012 - United Nations Environment Programme : Nature is The Basis of Our Well-Being and Our Prosperity

"We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal. We are using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide, and unless we change course that number will grow very fast – by 2030, even two planets will not be enough. "But we do have a choice. We can create a prosperous future that provides food, water and energy for the 9 or perhaps 10 billion people who will be sharing the planet in 2050." Jim P. Leape Director General, WWF International

http://www.ourplanet.com/livingplanetreport/living_planet.html

 


 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


                                                 WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH



 ▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n


  ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR


- ▶ NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ


 

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL


-▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES UNITE TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES: ANOTHER FORM OF COLONIZATION  http://stopgetrees.org/ge-trees-news/


Ecology Research, December 1, 2012
-▶ IS PLANT DIVERSITY ON THE SKIDS?  THE SCALES OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://ianluntecology.com/2013/12/01/is-plant-diversity-on-the-skids-the-scales-of-biodiversity-loss/

 

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

 The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE:  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

▶   THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                                           Moyers & Company

                      "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                          http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

 

 ▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  RESTORING RIVERS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

 

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED

                             BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION 

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx


▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET: SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J



Thomson Reuters, February 04, 2015
 ▶ EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: HOW WETLANDS MANAGE RISK

 http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2015/01/30/executive-perspective-wetlands-manage-risk/


 ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/6Gprk1


▶   LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/



                                                  WATCH

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


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What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive'

What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive' | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 7, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

Drastic measures are required to save the beleaguered animal from extinction, say scientists... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/07/polar-bears-fed-by-humans-survive

 

Feb 15, 2013 Living on Earth: STARVING POLAR BEARS
Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet.http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2

 

 

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Why Biodiversity Loss Deserves as Much Attention as Climate Change

Why Biodiversity Loss Deserves as Much Attention as Climate Change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Biodiversity loss is probably a challenge that is often ignored as climate change looms. Currently the world is losing species at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, further, it is currently seeing the sixth mass extinction.

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Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss and climate change causing 6th mass extinction : scientists

Scientists meeting at the University of Copenhagen have warned that biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world, describing the loss of species as the 6th mass extinction event on the earth. The world is losing species at a rate that is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, with the challenges of conserving the world's species larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change.

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Human Impact on the Environment

Human Impact on the Environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
This page includes a brief, but thorough, overview of our human impact on the environment, the consequences of such an impact and one important question to consider.

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Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity

Without Nature We Do Not Exist - The Value of Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Biodiversity preservation can provide critical services to the poor.

The sixth great mass extinction is underway, and because of the threat it poses to global biodiversity, it is as great a threat to human well-being as climate change. The causes of this extinction event are quite clear: humans are out-competing all other species for scarce resources on a finite planet.

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FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER:  Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

  

                                                    FRACKING:

                          http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


 WHERE ARE THE REGULATIONS AND LIABILITY FOR POISONING OUR WATER, SOILS AND LAYING WASTE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT? WHY IS THE FRACKING INDUSTRY NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR LAND & IMMINENT DOMAIN GRABS, PAYING TAXES AND COLLATERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL  DAMAGE?  AND DON'T BUY THE "JOBS" CARD - IT'S A PLOY.


                        POLITICS TRUMPS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Fracking into underground drinking water sources is NOT prohibited by the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which exempted the practice from key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Oil companies get a free ride at expense of both environmental and human health with little or no oversight or regulation. Damage May Be Irreversible



The Mind Unleashed, March 11, 2015
-▶ FRACKING USED TO INJECT NUCLEAR WASTE UNDERGROUND FOR DECADES: POISONING GROUND WATER & ENVIRONMENT  http://themindunleashed.org/2015/03/fracking-used-to-inject-nuclear-waste-underground-for-decades.html


-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/09/20/oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-wastewater-into-the-earth/



National Geographic, March 25, 2015
  -▶ WATER USE FOR FRACKING HAS SKYROCKETED, USGS DATA SHOW http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/03/150325-water-use-for-fracking-over-time/


April 26, 2013 The Dickinson Press, North Dakota
-▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: REPORT WARNS OF DWINDLING SUPPLY DUE TO OIL INDUSTRY  http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/


                                             INFOGRAPHIC
                                           THIRSTY ENERGY
                           Energy and Water's Interdependence
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/16/infographic-thirsty-energy-energy-and-water-interdependence


       WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                            http://sco.lt/74mbHF


Ecowatch

IS THE IRREVERSIBLE COST TO OUR WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH WORTH THE 'FRENETIC DRIVE TO BE #1" - USA GAS ENERGY DRILLING RUSH http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html


Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2015
  -▶ HIGH LEVELS OF BENZENE FOUND IN FRACKING WASTE RE-INJECTED INTO GROUND WATER. Tests find significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called "flowback fluid." In some cases, the fracking waste liquid, which is frequently reinjected into groundwater, contained benzene levels thousands of times greater than state and federal agencies consider safe. The presence of benzene in fracking waste water is raising alarm over potential public health dangers amid admissions by state oil and gas regulators that California for years inadvertently allowed companies to inject fracking flowback water into protected aquifers containing drinking water.http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-fracking-20150211-story.html#page=1


One Green Planet, January 22, 2015
  -▶ JUST WHEN CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT PROBLEMS COULDN'T BE WORSE, FRACKING POLLUTES 9 AQUIFERS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/fracking-pollutes-california-aquifers/


The Good Human, January 09, 2015
  -▶ WHAT IS FRACKING DOING TO OUR WATER? This article aims to explain what the term means and considers what the potential impact could be to our drinking water. http://thegoodhuman.com/2015/01/09/what-is-fracking-doing-to-our-water/


Ecowatch, January 23, 2015
-▶  WORST FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILL IN NORTH DAKOTA LEAKS 3 MILLION GALLONS INTO RIVER. Three million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production—also known as fracking wastewaterspilled from a leaking pipe in western North Dakota. State officials say it’s the worst spill of its kind since the fracking boom began in the state. http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/23/fracking-wastewater-spill-north-dakota/


Ecowatch

- ▶  FRACKING WAR AGAINST CLEAN WATER AND ENVIRONMENT/HUMAN HEALTH  http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


International Business Times, November 18, 2014
-▶  'MONSTER' FRACKING WELLS GUZZLED 3.3 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN AREAS, ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FINDS  http://www.ibtimes.com/monster-fracking-wells-guzzled-33-billion-gallons-water-drought-stricken-areas-1725561


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                NBC News, September 14, 2014
FRACKING OR DRINKING WATER?  THAT MAY BECOME THE CHOICE
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-choice-n202231


                                        ProPublica, June 21, 2014
                    INJECTION WELLS:  THE POISON BENEATH US.

There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide..."In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted...A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die." ...Over the past several decades, The boom in oil and natural gas drilling has injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation's geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia. There are growing signs they were mistaken.

http://www.propublica.org/article/injection-wells-the-poison-beneath-us


RT News, October 09, 2014
-▶  CALIFORNIA AQUIFER CONTAMINATED WITH BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER http://rt.com/usa/194620-california-aquifers-fracking-contamination/


ClimateProgress, August 29, 2014
-▶  PENNSYLVANIA FINALLY REVEALS FRACKING HAS CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER HUNDREDS OF TIMES  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/29/3477184/pennsylvania-fracking-water-contamination/


June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4


Common Dreams, December 01, 2014
  -▶ 'THIRSTY' GLOBAL FRACKING INDUSTRY PUTS WATER, ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITIES AT RISK. 'The fracking industry needs to be urgently reined in before it's too late for our planet and people across the globe.' http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/01/thirsty-global-fracking-industry-puts-water-environment-communities-risk


DeSmogBlog, November 23, 2014
  -▶ MONSTER WELLS: HUNDREDS OF FRACKING WELLS USING 10-25 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER - EACH   http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/23/monster-wells-hundreds-fracking-wells-using-10-25-million-gallons-water-each


Reuters, November 18, 2014
-▶  WATER IS THE BIGGEST OUTPUT OF U.S. OIL AND GAS WELLS. The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water -- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-usa-shale-water-kemp-idUSKCN0J223P20141118



Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9


ClimateProgress, July 08, 2014
- ▶ CHEVRON ADMITS THE TRUTH:  OIL SHALE WILL USE HUGE AMOUNTS OF WESTERN WATER : WATER RIGHTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/08/3457738/chevron-oil-shale-water/


 DeSmogBlog, September 23, 2014
-▶ CALIFORNIA FARMERS FILE SUIT ALLEGING OIL FRACKING COMPANIES FAULTY WASTEWATER INJECTION CAUSED CROP FAILURES AND LOSSES http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/09/23/california-farmers-file-suit-alleging-oil-companies-faulty-wastewater-injection-caused-crop-loss


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                                            FRACKING AMERICA

                            THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT


                          FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY

                                               http://sco.lt/5rMIQT


                          FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS

KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE - FOR TAX PAYER CLEAN UP http://sco.lt/8JGKy9


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 August 11, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  FRACKING - A TEXAN TRAGEDY: AMPLE OIL, GAS, BUT NO WATER  
Fracking Boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/11/texas-tragedy-ample-oil-no-water


-▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS USED IN TEXAS KEPT SECRET 19,000 TIMES IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR  – EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-chemicals-kept-secret/



The CantonRep, September 21, 2014
-▶ THIRSTY WELLS:  FRACKING CONSUMES BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER. Drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water to frack horizontal shale wells since 2011.  http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929938


-▶  THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT  http://ecowatch.org/2012/the-water-footprint-of-shale-gas-development/


EcoWatch, February 18, 2014

-▶ TRADING WATER FOR FUEL IS FRACKING CRAZY, Dr. David Suzuki. It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re trading precious water for fossil fuels. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/18/trading-water-for-fuel-fracking-crazy/



-▶ WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS?  by David Suzuki http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/

 

                                                   ProPublica
             FRACKING - GAS DRILLING'S ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

                          http://www.propublica.org/series/fracking


Grist, October 31, 2013
-▶ MARCELLUS SHALE FRACKING WELLS USE 5 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER APIECE http://grist.org/news/marcellus-shale-fracking-wells-use-5-million-gallons-of-water-apiece/

aquifers


Al Jazeera America, September 10, 2014
- ▶ WHEN FRACKING AND FREE SPEECH COLLIDE. 

What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight.Steve Lipsky has complained for years that fracking company Range Resources polluted his drinking water and streams that run through his property. The company sued him in 2011 for defaming its reputation for "environmental stewardship".

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/9/fracking-free-speech.html


 Oil Price, February 06, 2014
-▶ AS DROUGHT HITS, FRACKING POSES THREAT TO WATER SUPPLY : WATER RIGHTS http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/As-Drought-Hits-Fracking-Poses-Threat-to-Water-Supply.html


The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa


East Bay Express, January 22, 2014
FRACKING DURING A DROUGHT IS CRAZY http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/fracking-during-a-drought-is-crazy/Content?oid=3816394


Truthout
FRACKERS OUTBID FARMERS FOR WATER IN COLORADO DROUGHT http://truth-out.org/news/item/8540


26, 2013 - The Dickinson Press

-▶ A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states.... http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/67864/group/Energy/


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                      THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION:

                            AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


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Midwest Energy News, July 09, 2014
 -▶ OHIO STUDY FINDS MORE COSTS THAN BENEFITS IN SHALE GAS DRILLING http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/07/09/ohio-study-finds-more-costs-than-benefits-in-shale-gas-drilling/


Common Dreams, Febraury 04, 2014
FRACKINGS TERRIFYING WATER USAGE TRENDS SPELLS DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-9

 

The Raw Story, February 05, 2014
REPORT:  FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS http://linkis.com/www.rawstory.com/rs/ajjFa


-▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


InsideClimate, July 16, 2014
- ▶ NORTH DAKOTA: A MILLION GALLONS OF 'SALTWATER' FRACKING WASTE SPILLS INTO TRIBUTARY OF LAKE SAKAKAWEA THAT PROVIDES DRINKING WATER TO THE RESERVATION.  In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline The salty drilling waste contains heavy metals in concentrations that might not meet drinking water standards, as well as radioactive material http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140716/saltwater-north-dakota-fracking-spill-not-whats-found-ocean


ClimateProgress, September 25, 2015
-▶ SCIENTISTS:  FRACKING WASTEWATER POSES THREAT TO DRINKING WATER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/25/3572143/fracking-wastewater-health-study/


Los Angeles Time, August 12, 2013
▶  OIL COMPANIES FRACKING INTO DRINKING WATER SOURCES, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-fracking-groundwater-pavillion-20140811-story.html#page=1


-▶ FRACKING COMPANIES USE "TRADE SECRET" LOOPHOLE TO AVOID CHEMICAL DISCLOSURES  http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/fracking-companies-use-trade-secret-loophole-to-avoid-chemical-disclosures-121001?news=845823

 

PLAYING THE PATENT GAME TO PROTECT CORPORATE INTERESTS

HuffPost Green, March 12, 2014

▶  WYOMING HIGH COURT QUESTIONS RULING AGAINST FRACKING CHEMICAL DISCLOSURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/wyoming-fracking_n_4951248.html


August 26, 2013 Mint Press News
-▶ TOXINS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER ACROSS THE U.S.: HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM http://www.mintpressnews.com/toxins-found-in-drinking-water-across-the-u-s-how-bad-is-the-problem/167798/


 Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks


ClimateProgress, July 25, 2014
-▶ JUDGE SIDES WITH OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS TO OVERTURN COLORADO TOWN'S BANK ON FRACKING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/25/3464121/judge-overturns-colorado-fracking-ban/



Forbes, July 22, 2014
- ▶ OH THE SPIN:  STERILIZING OUR WATER AND LAND
TOXIC HOSPITAL DISINFECTANT THAT'S MAKING FRACKING "GREENER" ??!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/rosatrieu/2014/07/22/the-hospital-disinfectant-thats-being-used-in-fracking/

 

 

-▶  WHAT 20 MONTHS OF WATER CONSUMPTION FOR FRACKING IN THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE  http://ecowatch.org/2012/water-for-fracking/

 

 July 10, 2012 Strange Sounds

-▶  FRACKING AND DRINKING WATER MAP:  SHOWS YOU WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK TAP WATER IN THE USA http://strangesounds.org/2013/07/fracking-and-drinking-water-map-this-map-shows-you-where-you-shouldnt-drink-tap-water-in-the-usa.html


Alternet, September 02, 2014
▶ GROUNDBREAKING STUDY SHOWS HOW DEMAND FOR WATER COULD IMPACT FRACKING WORLDWIDE As water demands increase, farms and homes face higher competition from drilling operations.  http://www.alternet.org/environment/groundbreaking-study-shows-how-demand-water-could-impact-fracking-worldwide

 

                                  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                 http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

August 15, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  FRACKING SUCKS UP ALL THE WATER FROM TEXAS TOWN http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0815-gen-fracking-texas-water.html


Science Daily, October 2, 2013

▶  STREAMS BELOW FRACKING WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT SHOW ELEVATED SALTS, METALS -- AND RADIOACTIVITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002092621.htm


 Yale Environmental 360, Februry 26, 2014
 -▶ AS FRACKING BOOMS, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT WASTEWATER http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_fracking_booms_growing_concerns_about_wastewater/2740/


North Carolina Health News, May 12, 2014
FRACKING WASTE COULD INCREASE CARCINOGENS IN NORTH CAROLINA DRINKING WATER http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/05/12/fracking-waste-could-increase-carcinogens-in-nc-drinking-water/


Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 


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                                         USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

           LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP

                                            http://sco.lt/6f9msr


 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/6HpjbV


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Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/

 

 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/

 

Guardian Environment, February 05, 2014

FRACKING IS DEPLETING WATER SUPPLIES IN AMERICA'S DRIEST AREAS, REPORT SHOWS. From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water in the country's most drought-prone areas  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas

 

Ohio.com, February 12, 2012
-▶  FRACTURING NATURAL GAS WELLS REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF TONS OF CHEMICAL LIQUIDS http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/fracturing-natural-gas-wells-requires-hundreds-of-tons-of-chemical-liquids-1.264478


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


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                   NO RULES, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT

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                                         DOCUMENTARY 53:00
                                   "FRACK THEM ALL !! (2014)

Russia Today investigates the fracking epidemic in rural areas all over the United States http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/frack-them-all/



 Dec 31, 2012 The Guardian UK

-▶ NO RULES, FEW REGULATIONS - THE FRACKING LANDGRAB - WHEN FRACKING CAME TO SUBURBAN TEXAS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/31/fracking-in-towns-texas-oil

 

  -▶  THE TRILLION-GALLON LOOPHOLE: LAX RULES FOR DRILLERS THAT INJECT POLLUTANTS INTO THE EARTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2757461215/the-trillion-gallon-loophole-lax-rules-for-drillers-that-inject-pollutants-into-the-earth


May 20, 2013 Desmogblog
-▶  OBAMA ADMIN APPROVES ALEC MODEL BILL FOR FRACKING CHEMICAL FLUID DISCLOSURE ON PUBLIC LANDS http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/20/obama-admin-approves-alec-model-bill-fracking-chemical-fluid-disclosure-public-lands
SEE: @ALEC @ALECexposed

 

Feb 22, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶   "FRACKADEMIA" - OBAMA'S TOP CANDIDATE FOR ENERGY SECRETARY, OVERSEES PRO-INDUSTRY-FUNDED RESEARCH http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6200a1195c3e730065fb8c3c7&id=5e8c9cae94&e=548a460b7e


Salon, April 04, 2014
PENNYSYLVANIA FAILS TO REPORT WATER CONTAMINATION FROM FRACKING: NOT THE POLICY OF DEP http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/pennsylvania_fails_to_report_water_contamination_from_fracking/


 -▶ TruthOut, March 14, 2014

CONTAMINATED WATER SUPPLIES, HEALTH CONCERNS ACCUMULATE WITH FRACKING BOOM IN PENNSYLVANIA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22407-contaminated-water-supplies-health-concerns-accumulate-with-fracking-boom-in-pennsylvania


July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  HOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS MAKING FRACKING ON PUBLIC LANDS EASIER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-the-obama-administration-is-making-fracking-on-public-lands-easier/


July 5, 2013 Akron Beacon Journal Online

-▶  1.1-MILLION-ACRE GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST IN VIRGINIA TO BE OPENED FOR NATURAL GAS DRILLING - FRACKING http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/could-new-national-forest-management-plan-boost-drilling-1.410891

 

 March 22, 2013 - CNN

-▶ Are LANDGRABS really WATERGRABS?: http://www.edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/opinion/water-grabs-africa/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

 

                                                5 VIDEOS

                              Waking Times, April 08, 2013
                HOW FRACKING CAN MAKE WATER FLAMMABLE
One of the most outrageous and unbelievable effects of fracking in some areas is the phenomenon of tap water becoming flammable, straight from the tap, due to methane and other gasses leaching into ground wells and water supplies. Watching a faucet set on fire and hearing the stories of the people involved is not something that can be too readily dismissed, and here are a 5 examples of this:
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/04/08/5-videos-showing-fracking-make-water-flammable/

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
BUSTED: US OIL LOBBY HYPE: WRITE-DOWN OF TWO-THIRDS OF US SHALE OIL AVAILABILITY EXPLODES FRACKING MYTH http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/22/two-thirds-write-down-us-shale-oil-gas-explodes-fracking-myth

 

ScienceDaily, December 16, 2014
▶  FRACKING CHEMICALS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTION. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects. “More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216140428.htm

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 20, 2013
-▶  HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS FOUND AT FRACKING SITES LINKED TO CANCER, INFERTILITY, STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/fracking-chemicals-cancer-study_n_4468243.html

 

 Global Possibilities, January 24, 2014
FRACKING POSES 'TOO MUCH DANGER TO WATER SUPPLY' IN NEW YORK: MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO http://www.globalpossibilities.org/de-blasio-fracking-poses-too-much-danger-to-water-supply-in-new-york/


 

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                                   FRACKING WATER POLLUTION

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Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

Nation of Change, November 16, 2013
-▶  ANALYSIS FINDS OFFSHORE FRACKING INDUSTRY PUMPING TOXIC WASTE WATER INTO COASTAL WATERS http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-finds-offshore-fracking-industry-pumping-toxic-wastewater-coastal-waters-1384613582


 February 11, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  FRACKING TOXIC WASTEWATER, 20,000 GALLONS, DUMPED IN SEWER http://ecowatch.org/2013/fracking-wastewater-dumped-sewer/


 Ecowatch, November 4, 2013
-▶ COAST GUARD PROPOSES POLICY TO TRANSPORT RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTEWATER BY BARGE http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/04/policy-to-transport-radioactive-fracking-wastewater-by-barge/

 

Global Possibilities, March 12, 2014

-▶   27 TONS OF DIRTY RADIOACTIVE 'OIL SOCKS' FOUND ILLEGALLY STOCKPILED IN ABANDONED NORTH DAKOTA GAS STATION http://www.globalpossibilities.org/radioactive-oil-socks-found-illegally-stockpiled-in-abandoned-north-dakota-gas-station/


Live Science, October 2, 2013

-▶ FRACKING WASTEWATER RADIOACTIVE AND CONTAMINATED, STUDY FINDS http://www.livescience.com/40122-fracking-wastewaster-radioactive-contaminated.html

 

Businessweek

-▶ FRACKING SECRETS BY THOUSANDS KEEP U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS  http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-30/frack-secrets-by-thousands-keep-u-dot-s-dot-clueless-on-wells


 

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                              FRACKING'S WATER FOOTPRINT

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  Inside Climate News, February 05, 2014

▶  FRACKING'S THIRST FOR WATER: INVESTORS WARNED OF THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL RISKS In dozens of water-scarce counties where fracking is booming, water use is at or approaching more than a billion gallons a year. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140205/frackings-thirst-water-investors-warned-hidden-financial-risks


May 19, 2013 NBC News

-▶  FRACKING BOOM TRIGGERS WATER BATTLE IN NORTH DAKOTA http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/20/.UZy_mJHeukU.twitter


 Jan 24, 2013

-▶  DO WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO FRACK OUR WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-rubin/fracking-shale-water_b_2522940.html

 

The Globe and Mail, December 29, 2013

IS LNG FRACKING WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN WATER? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/is-lng-fracking-worth-its-weight-in-water/article16121900/


 -▶  THE TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN HYDRAULIC FRACKING Learn about toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing - TOXMAP National Library of Medicine http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/news/2011/11/learn-about-toxic-chemicals-used-in-hydraulic-fracturing.html

 

 June 25, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  STUDY:  DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4

 

                        REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

                                 March 22, 2013 Environment America

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS

http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012April


 

  -▶ WATER PRIVATIZATION LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION http://sco.lt/8OxuCn

 


  -▶ THOUSANDS PROTEST AROUND THE WORLD TO BAN FRACKING http://ecowatch.org/2012/thousands-rally-around-the-world-to-ban-fracking/


Asian Correspondent, September 03, 2014
▶ WATER SHORTAGES THREATEN CHINA'S FRACKING PLANS: REPORT http://asiancorrespondent.com/126380/report-water-shortages-threaten-chinas-fracking-plans/

 

Frack Off, July 11, 2013
-▶ 20 IMPACTS OF UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION http://frack-off.org.uk/resource/20-impacts-of-underground-coal-gasification-ucg/


                                                         WATCH

 -▶  "GASLAND" - PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCibwj396I

-▶  "GASLAND" - PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uNx2fXlfE

-▶  60 MINUTE AUSTRALIA - FRACKING - THE COAL SEAM GAS LAND GRAB YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PELxZ3K2o0c

-▶  VIDEO NEWS INTERVIEW: FRACKING "FLOWING BACK" CHEMICALS! - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQMtxcKfQc

-▶  WATER - IS THERE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND?

"BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS (1:29:42) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcf-RBHirw



                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/8mKlIP



                                                         WATCH

                                     TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION

                                             "THE DIRTY TRUTH" 

                                                  http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

July 27, 2013 DW World
-▶ CANADA'S TAR SANDS OIL LEAVING MASSIVE POLLUTION ON ENVIRONMENT AND WATER http://www.dw.de/canadas-tar-sands-oil-a-blight-on-keystone/a-16971880


▶  TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES AND PROFITS FROM THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF UNREGULATED TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f


▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov



                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                          http://sco.lt/724dSD


 -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 

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