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Cambodia approves plan to build profitable dam, displace 50,000+ peasants

Cambodia approves plan to build profitable dam, displace 50,000+ peasants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

November 3, 2012 By Agence France-Presse 
Energy-hungry Cambodia on Friday gave the green light to a multi-million dollar hydropower dam backed by companies from China and Vietnam that activists say will affect tens of thousands of indigneous peoples...http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/11/03/cambodia-approves-plan-to-build-profitable-dam-displace-50000-peasants/

 

Note from @pdjmoo WHY ARE THEY STILL BUILDING 19th and 20th CENTURY Hyroelectricity Dams instead of using 21st technology like Solar?  Dams crucify everything: rivers, ecosystems, displace villagers and with water the coming crisis for the 21st century, damming rivers up is the worst thing they could be doing.

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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

 

 \WONDERING WHAT THIS BIODIVERSITY STUFF I ALL ABOUT?

                          GREAT 3-MINUTE VIDEO ANIMATION

 

                      "AWESOME:  BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED"

   Vancouver Film School via The TEEB Study: UNEP @TEEB

Visit http://www.vfs.com/blog/2010/08/13/international-year-of-biodiversity/ to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity! .

                                                     VIDEOS

                                    WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                        http://sco.lt/6rzPEX

 

TerraDaily, March 18, 2014
UNDERSTANDING HOW MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS MAKE LIFE POSSIBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Understanding_how_mountains_and_rivers_make_life_possible_999.html

 

                                                  A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

Guardian Environment, February 14, 2015

-▶ UP TO HALF THE WORLD'S SPECIES WILL BE GONE BY 2050.  PREPARE TO BE APPALLED http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/14/sixth-extinction-unnatural-history-kolbert-review?CMP=twt_gu

 

                                   SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 - ▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx

 

                                                      VIDEO
        THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

 

- ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

- ▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH

 

 HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014
-▶ E.O.WILSON: @EOWilson

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

 

- ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 
                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

May 22, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶  UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: Water and biodiversity pictures http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0522-water-and-biod-un.html

                    

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   VIDEO

                        THE WISDOM OF GRANDMOTHERS

Vandana Shiva on Knowledge, Biodiversity & Sustainable Living — End Child Hunger - Gandhi For Children http://www.gandhiforchildren.org/vandana-shiva-knowledge-biodiversity-sustainable/

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Our survival depends upon biodiversity. Watch this wideo for an introductory explanation.

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Very enlightneing! A must watch film for environmentalists and skeptics alike ...

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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

April 29, 2013 Mongabay

▶  The environment is a public good. We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html

 

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

Washington Post, November 15, 2014
▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Companies Devastate Environment, Leaving a Mining, Chemical, Biological Wasteland http://sco.lt/7DVcrx

 

 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/

 

                                                      VIDEO

COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. - DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

                                                        VIDEO:
                      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, April 19, 2014
                             RESISTING 'THE FOREIGN TENTACLE'
The story of the last of the Kuna people, and their struggle to maintain its culture in a quickly developing country. http://intercontinentalcry.org/resisting-foreign-tentacle/

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder
 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

 ▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:  THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

 

▶  LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

                                                       REPORT

                                March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                   WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

▶  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-2012

 

                          ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5

 

 April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 

▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

 

▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of

 

▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

 ▶  CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY:  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG CHEMICAL CARTEL http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

 

▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKFRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

 

 

 

▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

 

▶  TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/8poZIf

 

 ▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ

 

▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

▶  DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

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

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

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

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

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VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Greg Asner: "To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways"

VIDEO "Ecology From The Air" - Greg Asner: "To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways" | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                            TED TALK VIDEO

                       Carnegie Institution for Science - Greg Asner

                                    ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail -- what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a clear message: To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways... http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_asner_ecology_from_the_air?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&awesm=on.ted.com_Asner&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co

 

Carnegie Institution For Science, December 17, 2013
▶ FOREST MONITORING:  BRINGING THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE http://carnegiescience.edu/news/forest_monitoring_bringing_power_people

 

Carnegie Institution for Science, March 03, 2014
▶ AMAZON'S CANOPY CHEMISTRY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/amazon%E2%80%99s_canopy_chemistry_patchwork_quilt

 

Independent, April 14, 2014
▶ "LUNGS OF THE WORLD" UNDER THREAT: Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fires-could-turn-amazon-rainforest-into-a-desert-as-human-activity-and-climate-change-threaten-lungs-of-the-world-says-study-9259741.html

 

Huffington Post Green, April 15, 2014
▶ CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER INDUSTRY/DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

 ▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF IT AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/5nMisj

 

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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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January 30, 2012 PhysOrg
 ▶ PLANT BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION IS CRUCIAL TO BUFFER NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DESERTIFICATION IN DRY LANDS http://phys.org/news/2012-01-biodiversity-ecosystems-global-drylands.html

 

 - ▶ WHAT CAME FIRST: THE PLANTS OR HUMAN SCIENCE?
Research suggests plants capable of employing quantum physics http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Research_suggests_plants_capable_of_employing_quantum_physics_999.html

 

29 April, 2013 Planet Ark
- ▶ PLANTS SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE BY FORMING CLOUD SUNSHADE: STUDY http://planetark.org/wen/68527

 

February 1, 2012 Scientific American
- ▶ THANKS TO PLANTS, WE WILL NEVER FIND A PLANET LIKE EARTH http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plants-created-earth-landscapel&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_EVO_20120206

 

Conservation Magazine
 ▶ THE MUSHROOM MESSIAH. The Agarikon is the Holy Grail in his crusade to prove that fungi can be used to treat health problems ranging from high blood pressure to cancer. And his vision doesn’t end there. Fungi can clean up fuel spills, provide a nontoxic (and more effective) alternative to insecticides, and be the source of a powerful new biofuel.  http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/01/the-mushroom-messiah/?utm_source=Conservation+Magazine&utm_campaign=92d0bbd6c6-This_Week_s_Good_Read_Nov+30_2013_10_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d0cc46f2ab-92d0bbd6c6-266527037

 

 

                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

 

 

- ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh

 

- ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

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

 

▶ FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet

 

- ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship

Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                       WATCH
                                      "ASHES AND SNOW" on Vimeo
A poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
http://vimeo.com/64458967

 

                                                 WATCH NOVA |
                                             INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS

                         UNRAVELLING DOLPHIN, ELEPHANT SOCIETIES
NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds, and dolphins
How animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities, and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In the three-hour special “Inside Animal Minds” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/inside-animal-minds.html

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

- ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

 

 

 LiveScience, September 06, 2013

▶ AFTER 2,500 STUDIES, TIME TO DECLARE ANIMAL SENTIENT BEINGS  http://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html

 

-▶  THE CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE DECLARATION ON CONSCIOUSNESS http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf

 

Mongabay, March 28, 2014

- ▶ THOSE EYES LOOK HUMAN: COULD ANTHROPOMORPHISM BE USED FOR CONSERVATION? According to the researchers, anthropomorphism is an important way in which people make sense of their interactions with the non-human world. When there is a sense of connection, there is often a stronger commitment to conservation. However, scientists have long been wary of anthropomorphism because it was seen as leading to unscientific hypotheses about animal behavior, according to co-author Meredith Root-Bernstein from the University of Oxford. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0328-devitt-anthropomorphism-rootbernstein.html

 

  Live Science, December 20, 2013

- ▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: THE STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

There are a number of questions that frequently arise in discussions of the cognitive, emotional and moral lives of animals. For example: Are "they" (other animals) like us? Do other animals have language? Are dogs smarter than cats or vice versa? Are we smarter than other animals? Are there "higher" and "lower" animals, and do "smart" animals suffer more than less-intelligent animals? How does relative brain size (brain size expressed as a function of body mass, called the encephalization quotient) figure into the discussions of the cognitive capacities of animals and their ability to suffer — do animals with relatively larger brains suffer more than animals with relatively smaller brains? Does it really matter if, for example, a dog or a chimpanzee behaves in the same way that young humans do? http://www.livescience.com/42157-state-of-animals-in-2013.html

 

HuffPost Blog, September 05, 2013

▶ SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION : ANIMALS HAVE "CONSCIOUS AWARENESS" JUST LIKE HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/animal-consciousness_b_1857667.html

 

                                                  TED VIDEO:
                             HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

                  WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-bekoff/humananimal-relationships_b_4439038.html

 

  August 26, 2013 Earth In Transition:
-▶  WHY 'EXPERTS' GET SO CONFUSED ABOUT LEGAL RIGHTS FOR NON-HUMANS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/08/why-experts-get-so-confused-about-legal-rights-for-nonhumans-2/

 

 Mother Nature Network, February 14, 2014
- ▶ 11 ANIMALS THAT MATE FOR LIFE:  OLD FAITHFUL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-animals-that-mate-for-life/old-faithful

 

 

Huffington Post, March 23, 2014
▶ GIRAFFE SHARES TOUCHING GOODBYE WITH DYING ZOO WORKER (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/giraffe-touching-goodbye-photo_n_5001631.html

 

 The Dodo, March 11, 2014
▶ CRUSTACEANS DO FEEL PAIN AFTER ALL, SCIENTISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/crustaceans-do-feel-pain-after-461059714.html

 

Collective-Evolution, September 17, 2013
▶  INDIA DECLARES DOLPHINS & WHALES AS 'NON-HUMAN PERSONS', DOLPHIN SHOWS BANNED http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                  TwisterSifter, March 11, 2014
AN INJURED DOLPHIN APPROACHED THIS DIVER FOR HELP: THEN THIS HAPPENED http://twistedsifter.com/videos/injured-dolphin-approaches-diver-for-help/

                                             A HEART WATCH
                                         BBC. Natural World.
                                    A WHALE CALLED "LUNA"

                         A Friendship Beyond Our Understanding
The emotional story of a young killer whale's quest for companionship after he was separated from his family and found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. The film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as various people tried to determine Luna's fate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFs9PPFiNM

 

▶  DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE? http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                  OutsideOnline, April 09, 2014
                                     THIS HORSE DOES YOGA
Equine yoga, in which humans and horses practice the ancient tradition simultaneouslyat the Doma India School, a 50-year-old school of horsemanship in Argentina, uses yoga to heal abused or otherwise nervous equines. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Yoga-Goes-to-the-Horses.html

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                     BBC Nature, April 15, 2014
                   MALE MONKEY CARES FOR DYING PARTNER

                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26924936

 

                                           "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                               Lovely Listen

                                       RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                       UNCAGING THE CAGED

                         http://www.radiolab.org/story/91552-zoos/

 

Modern Farmer, March 10, 2014

▶ HOW SMART ARE SWINE? - STUDY

Pigs can play video games, distinguish peppermint from spearmint, maybe even lie to each other and are fast learners http://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/pigheaded-smart-swine/

 

National Geographic, March 10, 2014
▶ ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

 

Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
▶ ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

 

                                     Environmental News Network
                                        EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                    http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                       EarthTouch News Network
                HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

 

                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                    VIDEO
                              Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                         ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                       AND

One Green Planet

▶ STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

  ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

                                              ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                  AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

CNN, March 21, 2014
 ▶  WANG, AFRICA'S LAST POLAR BEAR, MOURNS DEATH OF HIS LONGTIME COMPANION http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/21/world/africa/south-africa-last-polar-bear/index.html

 

                                                    WATCH
                                HOW SMART ARE ANIMALS (60:00)
                                          NOVAScienceNOW
Dogs, dolphins, parrots, and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/how-smart-are-animals.html

 

                                                     WATCH
                         WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING?(60:00)

                                            NOVAScienceNOW

Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more.
                                           Program Description
We humans have long wondered how animals see the world—and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" What is behind the "swarm intelligence" of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/what-animals-thinking.html

 

 

The Dodo, March 11, 2014

-▶  RETIRED MAN AND GOOSE SHARE LASTING FRIENDSHIP https://www.thedodo.com/retired-man-and-goose-share-la-461272833.html

 

                                 WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO

-▶  IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd

 

The Dodo
-▶  THE LAST PIG IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/community/BobComis/the-last-pig-459345722.html

 

One Green Planet

-▶  10 DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ANIMALS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-documentaries-that-will-make-you-rethink-everything-you-know-about-animals/

 

                                                     WATCH
             'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY"  ~ Full Episode
                                                  PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

 

                      WATCH - SHORT VIDEO - THE GOOD AMONG US
                                         Grist, February 14, 2014
            A GUY RESCUES A STRANDED DEER WITH A HOVERCRAFT http://grist.org/list/watch-a-guy-rescue-stranded-deer-with-a-hovercraft/

 

                                                  SHORT FILM

                               THEIR FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

                                           http://sco.lt/9212Zt

The film demonstrates that animals have rich emotional lives - in many ways similar to our own. It explores the various ways in which animals are used in society and encourages students to question our current relationship with the animal world.

Rather than simply describing the suffering of animals in laboratories and factory farms, this is a film of hope, which shows how we can all help to create a better world for humans, animals and the environment.

 

 Viralnova, January 30, 2014
- ▶ 20 CAMOUFLAGED ANIMALS WHO ARE MASTERS OF DISGUISE http://www.viralnova.com/camouflaged-animals/

 

▶ ANIMALS KNOW WHAT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL  http://sco.lt/6KNXMH

 

                                             WATCH - PBS NOVA
                               "PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS"

                                We're More Alike Than You Think
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AlinxwVAg

 

National Geographic, February 02, 2014
▶ REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

 

                                                  LOVELY VIDEO
                                    Care2, December 10, 2013
   DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html

 

Mail Online, December 06, 2013

▶ DOLPHIN CULTURE:  HOW THEY SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A BOUQUET OF SEAWEED: THEY'RE ALSO PUSHY PARENTS, MAKE BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE -- AND EXFOLIATE EVERY DAY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519711/How-dolphins-say-I-love-bouquet-seaweed-Theyre-pushy-parents-make-best-friends-life--exfoliate-day.html

 

 TerraDaily, December 17, 2013
-▶  CHIMPANZEES ARE RATIONAL, NOT CONFORMISTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chimpanzees_are_rational_not_conformists_999.html

-▶  PLUS ONE ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0080945

 

 

                                                  SLIDESHOW

                          ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3

 

                                                    WATCH:
                            WHY WE LOVE CATS AND DOGS
        What Makes These Creatures Such Key Members of Our Family?
                      PBS Nature - Introduction and Full Episode

Animals have rich and deep emotional lives: Some people are cat people, some are dog people.  But regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets.  The connections people form with their cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in their lives.  They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children.  What makes these creatures such key members of our families? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/why-we-love-cats-and-dogs/introduction/4538/

 

 -▶  MORE THAN HUMAN:  STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

 

Nature, August 07, 2013

-▶  EXPERIMENTS REVEAL THAT CRABS AND LOBSTERS FEEL PAIN http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/08/experiments-reveal-that-crabs-and-lobsters-feel-pain.html

 

Southern Fried Science:
-▶  13 AMAZING THINGS SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED ABOUT SHARKS IN 2013 http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=16267

 

                                                  WATCH:
                       THE ORANGUTAN AND THE HOUND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL65DC22CE03D61E41&v=osU5Lq6IZ_Y

 

Care 2, December 26, 2013

-▶  LOYAL DOG RISKS DROWNING TO PROTECT FAMILY HOME http://www.care2.com/causes/loyal-dog-risks-drowning-to-protect-family-home.html

 

HuffPost, Science February 22, 2014
▶ DOG BRAINS PROCESS VOICES AND EMOTIONS JUST LIKE HUMANS, STUDY FINDS Dog Brains Process Voices & Emotions Just Like Humans, Study Finds http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/dogs-brains-process-voices-emotions-like-humans_n_4830393.html

 

                                               AMAZING WATCH
                    MOMENT OF IMPACT : MOMENTS OF WONDER
                                       PBS Nature Full Episodes

                                      Episode 1: Hunters & Herds  
                                           Episode 2: Jungle
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

The natural world is filled with “moments of impact” – the split seconds when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them. Previously many of these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what’s behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the “inside story” of animal bioengineering that allows each moment of impact to take place.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

 

                                                         WATCH
                                             NOVA - Full Episode
                                            INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS

     http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/inside-animal-minds.html

 

                                             GREAT VIDEO (52:01)
                                  "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

 

 

A GREAT RESOURCE AND WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS, PICS, STORIES

                                       EarthTouch News Network

                                 http://www.earthtouchnews.com/

 

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

                                                            FILM

                                       REMEMBERING "GREEN"

An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
▶ ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

                                                    WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/91dA7F

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 ▶  ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF

 

 

  ▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

                                                   AND SO .....

 

 WE NEED TO CEASE TREATING OUR ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR OUR ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD, AS INANIMATE OBJECTS ON A BALANCE SHEET

 

-▶  FARM-AGEDDON:  Billions and billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

-▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

I THINK THIS AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATION APTLY MEETS THE QUESTION HEAD OF ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND FEELINGS

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                          "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                Live Animal Exports

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

                                                       WATCH

                 "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                      Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

 

 

 

 

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"Wild Life - The Ocean's Border" Breathtaking VIDEO. How Nature Made & Designed Herself

                                                 WATCH

                     "WILD LIFE - THE OCEAN'S BORDER" (51:46)

This breathtaking series provides a magical tour of some of the world's most pristine beautiful places - full of biodiversity and lush with life! Natural bridges between continents create extraordinary richness, and unique flora and fauna seen nowhere else. Featuring groundbreaking and gorgeous nature cinematography, Wild Life lets you uncover seldom-seen secrets from the Earth's hidden regions... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOjq__EJMY

Also Linked at

Documentaries On Line http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/oceans-border/

 

The Ocean's Border:
With the geological closure of the Isthmus of Panama four million years ago, the world's largest oceans were separated and divided. Central America was slowly formed through intense volcanic activity, and began to spawn amazing plants, birds and bats capable of colonizing every new island being created around it. In this program you'll discover five incredibly diverse regions: the wetlands of the Caribbean, the Southern Caribbean, the North Pacific, the Corcovado Peninsula and the central mountain range.

 

                                                  A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

 

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Eradicating Ecocide: Why business leaders must step up to the challenge

Eradicating Ecocide: Why business leaders must step up to the challenge | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Truthout, April 1, 2014

 ▶  IS IT TIME TO CHARGE PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS WITH ECOCIDE?

Ecocide is the crime of mass destruction of the environment and everything that lives in it. Because it's considered on par with things like genocide and torture, there's been a push since the 1970s to put ecocide under the purview of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

And while the ICC has yet to classify ecocide as a crime, there's a growing body of evidence that suggests that it should do so, and do so soon.

That's because the world's leading climate change organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has concluded that our fossil-fuel addiction is leading to an environmental destruction that could very possibly mean the end of industrial civilization - and possibly even much of the human race...http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22804-is-it-time-to-charge-people-with-ecocide

 

Al Jazeera English, April 04, 2014
 ▶  PALM OIL FUELS INDONESIA DEFORESTATION: There is no way we can cultivate livelihoods in this environment. Oil palm plantations make everything dead, even there are no more birds. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/palm-oil-fuels-indonesia-deforestation-indigenous-displa-201443145636809366.html

 

▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO: DEFORESTATION & ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

▶  THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?   http://sco.lt/7KU641

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

July 28, 2012:

 ▶  CARGILL PALM OIL FROM ILLEGALLY CLEARED RAINFOREST, SLAUGHTERING ORANGUTAN AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2289970611/cargill-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-rainforest-slaughtering-orangutan

 

                                                     WATCH:

                                             FILM -   "GREEN" 47:46

            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY: DEATH OF THE FORESTS 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related     ; Featured on "Witness "- Al Jazeera English http://ow.ly/9Y6ae

 

 

▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

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

 

 Feb 21, 2013 - The Guardian Leadership Hub

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE could create conditions for business to flourish, but company leaders often offer knee-jerk response to environment campaigners... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/eradicating-ecocide-business-leaders-challenge

 

PARIS March 13, 2013

 ▶  GORBACHEV CALLS FOR GLOBAL COURT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1415601955/gorbachev-calls-for-global-court-for-environmental-crimes

 

                                                  TED VIDEO

       MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Fl3wX

 

United Nation International Crime and Justice Research Institute

▶  PAVING THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL RESPONSE AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES -  http://www.unicri.it/news/2012/121029-30_internation_conference/

 

▶  ECOCIDE CONVENTION TO ENTER THE UNITED NATIONS http://createsend.com/t/r-D01AA9C189F84E3F2540EF23F30FEDED

 

 ▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7N5KFt

 

IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
 ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

 

Summit Voice, March 31, 2013

 ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

 

  ▶  HOW ABOUT AN INTERNATIONAL COURT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? http://adamkoniuszewski.com/2014/02/10/how-about-an-international-court-for-the-environment/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 16, 2014

-▶ VIVIENNE WESTWOOD IS RIGHT:  WE NEED A LAW AGAINST ECOCIDE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/vivienne-westwood-law-ecocide-european

 

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

 

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

March 8, 2013 - Green Prophet

 ▶  ECOCIDE LAW: GIVE MOTHER NATURE A VOICE http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/ecocide-law-give-voice-to-mother-nature/

 

-▶ LAW AGAINST ECOCIDE KEY TO TRIGGERING GREEN ECONOMY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/law-against-ecocide-key-triggering-green-economy.html

 

 

July 2, 2013 Earth Island Journal
 ▶  WE HAVE A DUTY TO CARE ABOUT EARTH'S RIGHT TO LIFE http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/we_have_a_duty_to_care_about_earths_right_to_life/

 

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

 

April 18, 2013  The Center For Sustainable Practice in The Arts

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE TO MAKE SUSTAINABILITY LEGAL http://www.sustainablepractice.org/2013/04/eradicating-ecocide-to-make-sustainability-legal/

 

June 1, 2013 Common Dreams
 ▶  ECOCIDE AND THE SOUL OF THE NATION https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/01

 

  Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

                                           

                                                   WATCH   

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                       ENDING ECOCIDE IN EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1uTDE5tayQ#at=144

 

 

 ▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

                      PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

 

 August 26, 2013 DC Bureau
 ▶  DETROIT'S CORPORATE TOXIC LEGACY - BANKRUPT CITY FACES ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE http://www.dcbureau.org/201308268919/natural-resources-news-service/detroits-toxic-legacy-bankrupt-city-faces-environmental-challenges.html#more-8919

 

 

 ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE  http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
-▶BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

 

▶  IMAGINE IT'S 2020 AND ALL NATIONS HAVE AGREED TO PROHIBIT ECOCIDE http://ecocidealert.com/

 

Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
 ▶  CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

 

CSRWire, December 26, 2013
 ▶ ECUADOR:  A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE vs CHEVRON http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1159-ecuador-a-win-for-the-people-vs-chevron▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

 ▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS  http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 ▶  MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Could Begin in Eight Years - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University published in December 2012 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

 

 

 ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

 

           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                              VIDEO REPORT
                            September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶ PHILIPPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LANDS, LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia. http://sco.lt/7SYVXt

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

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

 

April 6, 2013

 ▶  ORANGUTANS CLING ON TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DESTROY THEIR FOREST http://sco.lt/790Wor

 

  ▶  PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/palm-oil-ecocide-the-deforestation-holocaust-fast-tracking-our-own-extinction

 

 ▶  FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                 TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH" -  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995221336/tar-sands-oil-extraction-the-dirty-truth-great-video

 

 ▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving a chemical wasteland. http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US: CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?  http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                   "POISONING PARADISE: ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND

Every year, New Zealand drops huge quantities of poison-laced food into its forest ecosystems; enough poison to kill its human population 4 times over, every year. No country has ever done anything remotely similar, on such a scale... The targets are possums and rats, but the poisonous bait kills everything that eats it - including native birds, deer, farm stock, pets, and even insects

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/

 

 ▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

 ▶  THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES? http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

 

 ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE  http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 ▶  US STARTS LANDMARK "AGENT ORANGE" CLEANUP IN VIETNAM ---- AND THEY USE THIS ON GMO FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food

 

 

 ▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

Environmental Graffiti
 ▶  THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAST STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2

 

 ▶  PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

 ▶  LOG TALE: NEW INVESTIGATION ACCUSES HSBC OF IGNORING ITS OWN SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21565622-new-investigation-accuses-hsbc-ignoring-its-own-sustainability-policies-log

 

  ▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 ▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 May 23, 2013 Common Dreams

 ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 


                  READ: AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                  The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 

 ▶  MORE ON ECOCIDE: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ECOCIDE

 

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                                                         SEE

              Ongoing News Aggregates of the State Of Our Planet

 

▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US -- GOING, GOING...http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL - OUR CHANGING PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH - The Health of Humans is reflected in the Health of Our Ecosystems And Our Food Production Sources http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY- Corporations Have a Responsibility to Be Mindful of their Impact on Both Environmental and Human Health http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:13 PM

In the final analysis we cannot drink oil or eat money.  It is folly to expect infinite growth and profits from a finite source. Without Nature we humans do not exist. To the degree Nature is sick and out of balance so are we for we depend upon the natural world every moment of every day for our survival. We source everything from Nature.  Everything we consume and create has it's origins in Nature, down to the ingredients (resources) for products, food, shelter, and all of our consumer items.   And then, in our crazy busy, treadmill lives, there is the ascetic beauty and wonder we have forgotten to appreciate of an miraculous biosphere NOT created by man.  Time to pause and reflect?

 

CineversityTV's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:25 AM

Monsanto helped by a corrupt US judicial suystem

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Food or Fuel? Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

Food or Fuel? Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Telegraph, March 23, 2014
-▶  BIOFUELS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD, UN WARNS. Growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, admits the United Nations  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10716756/Biofuels-do-more-harm-than-good-UN-warns.html

 

Scientific American, April 23, 2014
-▶  U.S. BIOFUELS MANDATE IS CUT DRASTICALLY. EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biofuels-mandate-is-cut-drastically/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+energy-and-sustainability+%28Topic%3A+Energy+%26+Sustainability%29

 

Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming

 

 May 08, 2013 EurActive

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES

*EXCLUSIVE* / Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583

 

Click Green Research, January 09, 2014
▶ EU BIOFUEL POLICY IS DRIVING UP DEMAND FASTER THAN NATURE CAN KEEP UP - RUNNING OUT POLLINATING BEES http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124095-eu-biofuel-policy-is-driving-up-demand-faster-than-nature-can-keep-up.html

 

 ▶ DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7j2i8n

 

July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

-▶  A POWERFUL LOBBY: ETHANOL INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH (GMO) AG GROUPS AND AUTO INDUSTRY TO ENSURE IT'S FUTURE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/07/24/ethanol-industry-partners-with-ag-groups-and-auto-industry/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact

 

 -▶  DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R

 

 

Scientific American - Archived Articles on BIOFUELS http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Biofuels+Mandate+is+Cut+Drastically+&x=9&y=7&display=search

 

May 13, 2013 Business Green
-▶  BIOMASS DEVELOPMENT CAP TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM SUMMER http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2267660/biomass-development-cap-to-come-into-effect-from-summer

 

Science Daily, September 24, 2013
-▶  TIME TO RETHINK MISGUIDED POLICIES THAT PROMOTE BIOFUELS TO PROTECT CLIMATE, EXPERTS SAY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924122455.htm

 

Oxfam - BIOFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
-▶  THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK 'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html

 

 

                                                   FEATURED VIDEO

                                        Mongabay, December 12, 2013
▶  U.S. FORESTS DECIMATED FOR 'GREEN' BIO-ENERGY IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1212-hance-bioenergy-video.html

 

 

AP Investigation

-▶  THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol

 

ABC News, November 12, 2013
-▶  LOBBYISTS AND INDUSTRY GO INTO HIGH PR GEAR - TAKES AIM AT AP INVESTIGATION REPORT http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/industry-takes-aim-ap-ethanol-investigation-20858940

 

The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol

 

The Hockey Schtick, May 2011
-▶  US TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZE ETHANOL EXPORTED TO BRAZIL - SIX BILLION IN ETHANOL SUBSIDIES PAID BY US TAXPAYERS TO ETHANOL PRODUCERS http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-taxpayers-subsidize-ethanol-shipped.html

 

Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/8bQgdN

 

 100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013
▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

-▶  CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH

 

June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
-▶  FOOD FOR FUELS? LAST CHANCE LOBBYING FOR THE AGROFUELS INDUSTRY - THEIR TACTICS AND FRONT GROUPS http://corporateeurope.org/news/food-fuels-last-chance-lobbying-

 

-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

 

July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

Science Direct

-▶  BIOFUELS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND HUMAN WELLBEING:  Putting biofuels in the ecosystem services narrative http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911001423

 

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ----

                                  July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/09/cambodian-sugarcane-video

 

 

-▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://sco.lt/7OmWav

 

January 5, 2013 New York Times
-▶  AS BIOFUEL DEMAND GROWS SO DO GUATEMALA'S HUNGER PANGS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feel-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?ref=biofuels

 

                                                    SLIDESHOW:

-▶  THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?ref=biofuels

 

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

 Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
-▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

 Treehugger, October 9, 2013

-▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

 -▶  USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT

 

 -▶  BIG MONEY AND INVESTED-INTEREST GMO BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL SAYS: "BIOFUELS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ENERGY SECURITY" (No Mention of environmental, biodiversity, biological deserts) http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/06/24/biofuels-are-essential-to-energy-security-bio-tells-house-energy-and-commerce-committee/

 

-▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013
-▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOFUELS?  DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/what-happened-biofuels-future.html

 

September 7, 2013 The Economist
-▶  BIOFUELS PROVING MORE COSTLY AND DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21584452-energy-technology-making-large-amounts-fuel-organic-matter-has-proved-be

 

-▶  AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO AWARDED FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS BY DOE  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT

 

February 2, 2012 EurActive
-▶  EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

July 29, 2013 EarthTechling
-▶  THOUGHTS ON CORN ETHANOL IN BIOFUELS DEVELOPMENT http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-corn-ethanol-in-biofuels-development/

 

 August 28, 2013 Take Part

-▶  KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA' WILDLIFE RESERVES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/28/keep-pesticides-and-gmo-crops-out-americas-wildlife-reserves

 

July 25, 2013 Climate Progress
-▶  UNTANGLING THE U.S. POLITICAL AND POLICY KNOT AROUND AMERICA'S BIOFUEL MANDATE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2357181/untangling-the-political-and-policy-knot-around-americas-biofuel-mandate/

 

July 24, 2013 MediaGlobal News
-▶  FOOD vs. FUEL DEBATE TO AGGRAVATE HUNGER FOR WORLD'S POOREST http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/07/24/food-vs-fuel-debate-to-aggravate-hunger-among-the-worlds-poorest/

 

July 19, 2013 New Scientist
-▶  THIRSTY CLEAN ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ

 

July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
-▶  WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

 

-▶  DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/8ZX41R

 

March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

 

 

 -▶  GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/8MPR6v


-▶  TANZANIA FARMERS ACCUSE BIOFUEL INVESTORS OF LAND GRAB http://www.trust.org/item/20130718134927-q50zx/?source=tw

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶  LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶  AFRICA: LEAKED "ProSAVANA" MASTER PLAN CONFIRMS WORST FOREIGN LAND GRABBING FEARS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4703-leaked-prosavana-master-plan-confirms-worst-fears

 

 

                                             ++++WATCH++++

                      VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

-▶ BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y/7LE5cv

 

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶  AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER -

Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

 July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

-▶  A FORESEEABLE DISASTER - THE EUROPEAN UNION'S AGROENERGY POLICIES AND THE GLOBAL LAND AND WATER GRAB http://www.tni.org/briefing/foreseeable-disasteragrofuels-industry-0

 

 

-▶  -▶  -▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
-▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

 

 June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT IN KENYA IGNITES LAND, ENVIRONMENT DISPUTES http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-kenya-biofuel-20130622,0,7673575.stor

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

-▶  BRAZIL: EFFORTS TO REINVIGORATE GMO SUGAR ETHANOL FOR CARS IN BRAZIL: SUGAR GENERATES TWICES AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

 

 

July 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  BIOFUEL CROP MIX 'NOT FAVOURABLE FOR ENVIRONMENT' - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY FINDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/biofuel-crop-mix-environment

 

Earth Techling
-▶  WHEAT EATER: GIANT UK BIOFUEL PLANT OPENS http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wheat-eater-giant-uk-biofuel-plant-opens/

 

-▶  UK'S BIOFUEL DRIVE WILL COST MOTORISTS £13bn BY 2020, report claims http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/analysis/general-analysis/123863-uk%5Cs-biofuel-drive-will-cost-motorists-13bn-by-2020%2C-report-claims.html

 

 March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

-▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk.... http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

 May 2, 2013 RTCC Climate Change News -
-▶  WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT A SENSIBLE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/why-biofuels-are-not-a-sensible-solution-to-climate-change/

 

 

 July 5, 2013 Grist
-▶  BIOFUEL PROGRAM COULD INVITE GIANT GRASS INVASION http://grist.org/news/biofuel-program-could-invite-giant-grass-invasion/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

-▶  EU MINISTERS BLOCK EU ENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL TO LIMIT GMO BIOFUELS:  FOOD OR FUEL?  http://sco.lt/5Ol1o9

 

-▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/75KXLd

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy

-▶  AVOIDING NEGATIVE IMPACTS FROM A BIOMASS ENERGY STRATEGY http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/07/avoiding-negative-impacts-from-a-biomass-energy-strategy?cmpid=rss

 

 

-▶  October 21, 2012 About My Planet
EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

 

 April 17, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

-▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

-▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

-▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISK OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

-▶  FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

                                                      WATCH

                                         "A SILENT FOREST"

                               David Suzuki: Documentary

   THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

 

 SEE:

Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

-▶  THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

                                                WATCH

                                REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                            AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

      Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

 

-▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

-▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: BIOFUELS, GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://sco.lt/99bwx7

 

 

                                         BATTLE FOR THE BEES

             Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                   http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Common sense tells us that growing biofuels on arable land for fuel can, at the most, only provide us with a small percentage of so-called renewable fuel.   It takes up huge acreage of good land for food; often from deforestation; it is constantly being harvested, not allowing natural biodiversity to re-establish itself; it requires water; pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers; it is energy intensive to process and transport; and it carries nice, hefty subsidies (as does wind) for investment and bottom-line.   But it is not cost-effective when all is taken into account and t is dependent upon the weather and climate change is coming in fast. So let's stop with the public relations spin and tell it like it is.  It is a boondoggle that will fade as the subsidies are withdrawn.

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Shell Oil Wrecks Nigeria's Ogoniland with Oil Spills ... and Gets Away With it. Who Restores Environment?

Shell Oil Wrecks Nigeria's Ogoniland with Oil Spills ... and Gets Away With it.  Who Restores Environment? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Bloombeerg, March 13, 2014
▶  OIL-FOULED WATERS SPOIL NIGER DELTA AS HOMES ABANDONED 

Goi is gone, given over to nature.

Residents of the former fishing and farming community of 3,000 in the Ogoni region of southeast Nigeria, fed up with the third and largest oil spill in five years, packed up and left the village in 2009-2010..

“We had to move because if we caught fish and opened it up, we found oil; if we harvested cassava, we found it soaked with crude,” Eric Dooh said under the shade of wild date palms by his abandoned tin-roof home. “Our well where we got water became contaminated with crude and we decided to seal it up.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-12/oil-fouled-waters-spoil-niger-delta-as-homes-abandoned.html

 

                                                      VIDEO (17:49)
                   Guardian Global Development, October 7, 2013
               NIGER DELTA OIL SPILLS:  THE REAL COST OF CRUDE
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2013/oct/07/niger-delta-nigeria-oil-spill-cost-crude-video

 

Salon, March 13, 2014
▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

NPR, March 13, 2014
▶  "BIG MEN" Movie Review : Doing Big Business In Africa's Oil Fields
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/13/289018352/big-men-doing-big-business-in-africas-oil-fields

 

RTCC, March 13, 2014
▶ ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WARNS GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL WILL AFFECT PROFITS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/03/13/shell-warns-global-climate-deal-will-affect-profits/

 National Geographic:
▶  NIGERIAN OIL:  THE CURSE OF BLACK GOLD. Hope and betrayal on the Niger Delta http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/02/nigerian-oil/oneill-text

 

Guardian Environment, John Vidal, May 29, 2014
▶  NIGERIA'S AGONY DWARFS THE U.S. GULF OIL SPILL.  THE U.S. AND EUROPE IGNORE IT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell

 

The Herald, January 30, 2014
▶  BONGA OIL SPILL:  SHELL ORDERED TO PAY $11.5 BILLION FINE http://www.theheraldng.com/bonga-oil-spill-shell-ordered-pay-n1-8-trillion-fine/

 

Jan 30, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
▶  SHELL  ACQUITTED OF MASSIVE NIGERIA OIL SPILL POLLUTION CHARGES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/30/shell-acquitted-nigeria-pollution-charges

 

Equal Times, 29 Jan 2013

▶  WHY SHELL OIL MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT NIGER DELTA ECOCIDE http://www.equaltimes.org/opinion/why-shell-must-be-held-accountable-for-its-niger-delta-ecocide

 

Jan 30, 2013 The Guardian Environment - John Vidal SHELL OIL ▶VERDICT WILL DETERMINE WHETHER OTHER FIRMS COULD BE TRIED FOR OIL SPILLS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/jan/29/shell-oil-spills-niger-delta

 

Guardian Global Development, September 13, 2013
▶  NIGER DELTA OIL SPILL VICTIMS REJECT 'DERISORY' SHELL COMPENATON OFFER http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/13/niger-delta-oil-shell-compensation

 

IC Magazine, December 19, 2013
▶  NIGER DELTA: OGINI MOVE AHEAD WITH PLANNED NON-VIOLENT MASS ACTIONS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ogoni-move-ahead-with-planned-non-violent-mass-actions-21474/

 

                                                      VIDEO
Guardian Global Development, October 5, 2014
▶  £1bn A MONTH: THE SPIRALLING COST OF OIL THEFT IN NIGERIA: It's a crime with international repercussions, and second only to the drugs trade for the money it earns. And it threatens to destabilise Africa's second-largest economy http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/06/oil-theft-costs-nigeria

 

▶  UNEP OGONILAND OIL ASSESSMENT REVEALS EXTENT OF SHELL OIL'S CONTAMINATION. The environmental restoration of Ogoniland in Nigeria could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if contaminated drinking water, land, creeks and important ecosystems such as mangroves are to... ... http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2649&ArticleID=8827

 

Amnesty International, November 7, 2013
▶  THE LIES SHELL IS TELLING ABOUT OIL SPILLS IN THE NIGER DELTA http://blog.amnestyusa.org/africa/the-lies-shell-is-telling-about-oil-spills-in-the-niger-delta/

 

Think Africa Press, November 25, 2013
▶  'DOWNRIGHT FALSE' : SHELL ACCUSED OF MISREPORTING OIL SPILLS IN THE NIGER DELTA http://www.thinkafricapress.com/nigeria/downright-false-shell-accused-misreporting-oil-spills-niger-delta

 

The Independent, November 08, 2014
▶  HOW SHELL "FIXES" IT'S POLLUTION RECORD IN THE NIGER DELTA: IT AINT SABOTAGE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/how-shell-fixes-its-pollution-record-in-the-niger-delta-8928212.html

 

Al Jazeera America, December 3, 2013
▶  OIL SPILL COATS RIVER, SEA IN NIGERIA'S IMPOVERISHED NIGER DELTA http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/3/oil-spill-coats-seaneareninigerianfacility.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

Guardian Global Development, October 16, 2014

▶  NIGERIANS RISK DEATH WORKING AT ILLEGAL OIL REFINERIES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/16/poor-nigerians-risk-refining-stolen-oil

 

 Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
▶  OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigenous people in the Peruvian rainforesthttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

▶ ECUADOR TO SELL A THIRD OF ITS AMAZON RAINFOREST TO CHINESE OIL COMPANIES http://sco.lt/8Q38K1

 

Climate & Capitalism, October 29, 2013
▶  CHEVRON'S SCORCHED EARTH CAMPAIGN TO BLOCK JUSTICE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/10/29/chevrons-scorched-earth-campaign-block-justice/

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

 

The Atlantic Cities, April 18, 2014
▶ A GRIM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE BP OIL DISASTER http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/grim-photographic-tribute-bp-oil-disaster/8913/

 

 

Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014
▶ AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html

 

 

 

▶  GOLD/COAL MINING, DEFORESTATION, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6ZK1mj

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 

 

 


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Next Steps Recommendations

Through a combination of approaches, individual contaminated land areas in Ogoniland can be cleaned up within five years, while the restoration of heavily-impacted mangrove stands and swamplands will take up to 30 years.

However, according to the report, all sources of ongoing contamination must be brought to an end before the clean-up of the creeks, sediments and mangroves can begin.

The report recommends establishing three new institutions in Nigeria to support a comprehensive environmental restoration exercise.

A proposed Ogoniland Environmental Restoration Authority would oversee implementation of the study's recommendations and should be set up during a Transition Phase which UNEP suggests should begin as soon as possible.

The Authority's activities should be funded by an Environmental Restoration Fund for Ogoniland, to be set up with an initial capital injection of US$1 billion contributed by the oil industry and the government, to cover the first five years of the clean-up project.

A recommended Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre, to be built in Ogoniland and supported by potentially hundreds of mini treatment centres, would treat contaminated soil and provide hundreds of job opportunities.

The report also recommends creating a Centre of Excellence in Environmental Restoration in Ogoniland to promote learning and benefit other communities impacted by oil contamination in the Niger Delta and elsewhere in the world.

Reforms of environmental government regulation, monitoring and enforcement, and improved practices by the oil industry are also recommended in the report.

Notes to Editors

The Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland report is available online at: www.unep.org/nigeria

Site-specific fact sheets containing detailed information about 67 of the contaminated sites studied in detail are also available at this website.

This report details how the UNEP team carried out their work, where samples were taken and the findings that they have made.

The UNEP assessment, alongside options for remediation, was conducted at the request of the Government of Nigeria. If requested, UNEP is willing to remain a committed partner of the Nigerian authorities and of the Ogoni people as they address the environmental challenges ahead.

For More Information Please Contact:

Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson / Head of Media +254 733 632 755 or nick.nuttall@unep.org

Julie Marks UNEP Communications Advisor +41 794 419 937 or +234 816 0944 693 julie.marks@unep.org

- See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2649&ArticleID=8827#sthash.Fe1RiBJe.dpuf
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Unprecedented study: Threatening Our Own Extinction With Loss of Biological and Cultural Diversity

Unprecedented study: Threatening Our Own Extinction With Loss of Biological and Cultural Diversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 o-▶  BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE CLOSELY LINKED TO SURVIVAL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. An unprecedented study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Loss of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state and future of our species. The world’s animal and plant species are disappearing 1,000 times faster than ever in recorded history. Some areas of the world have lost 60 percent of their languages since the mid-1970’s, and 90 percent of the world’s languages are expected to vanish by the year 2099.

Life, in general, has suffered horribly from the runaway spread of European values and the notions of progress that began with the Industrial Revolution. A sharp bit of mathematics finally brings forth the maps that expose the poverty of the world’s major carbon emitters and the wealth that remains in those parts of the world where the indigenous are making their final stand....http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/

 

                                                        VIDEO:
                      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, April 19, 2014
                             RESISTING 'THE FOREIGN TENTACLE'
The story of the last of the Kuna people, and their struggle to maintain its culture in a quickly developing country. http://intercontinentalcry.org/resisting-foreign-tentacle/

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder
 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

           WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

                 http://intercontinentalcry.org/category/world-news/

 

 -▶  THE VANISHING CULTURES PROJECT : THE NOMADIC HERDERS OF MONGOLIA http://www.vcproject.org/projects/mongolia/

 

Vanity Fair, December 2013
 -▶  THE AWA INDIANS OF AMAZONIAN BRAZIL:  THE MOST ENDANGERED TRIBE ON EARTH - Photos by  Sebastião Salgado http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/12/awa-indians-endangered-amazon-tribe

 

National Post, March 21, 2014
 -▶  AS BURMA OPENS A PRISTINE 'LOST WORLD; OF 800 ISLANDS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS CULTURES UNDER THREAT http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/21/as-burma-opens-itself-to-the-world-the-pristine-lost-world-of-800-islands-in-the-mergui-archipelago-is-under-threat/

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

  -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

                                 A HAIR-RAISING VIDEO EXPOSE: 

            "Stealing Africa - Why Poverty?  How Much Profit Is Enough"

                                           http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

 

  -▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE: IN ONE SHORT VIDEO http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

  -▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS...AND GET'S AWAY WITH IT: http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN

 

Reuters: August 29, 2013
  -▶  COLUMBIA DISPLACEMENT: Thousands die and tens of thousands are displaced every year by a conflict that started in the mid-1960s as a Marxist-inspired uprising about inequality, land redistribution and poverty. It has gradually turned into a seemingly interminable war that has disrupted life in rural villages and remote indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, creating urban slums. http://www.trust.org/spotlight/Colombia-displacement/?tab=background

 

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

                                                         WATCH

                                         "REMEMBERING GREEN"

     Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                http://sco.lt/6VGYML

 

-▶ **** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty

 

 ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

 -▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

-▶  MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

 

             ------------------------------RESOURCES-------------------------------

 

▶FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 

▶INTER PRESS SERVICE - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS http://www.ipsnews.net/news/human-rights/indigenous-rights/

 

▶VIA SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/8626

 

▶LA VIA CAMPESINA - The International Peasants Voice http://viacampesina.org/en/

 

▶INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES AND RESOURCES  http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/

 

▶INTERNATIONAL CRY MAGAZINE - Essential News and Film On World's Indigenous People

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 

▶INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK  http://www.ienearth.org/

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

Indigenous for global development news & analysis http://www.scidev.net/global/governance/indigenous/

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 3:50 AM

"There is room for humans at Earth’s banquet, but only those who have lived in place long enough to have learned the contours of their terrain, the language of their plant and animal neighbors and, more than anything, the needs of non humans. - See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.TpDacQac.dpuf" There is no way that I could have explained the situation better.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 13, 7:19 AM

Take at least moment to start thinking about all this, if you haven't already. Here is a great starting point.


Christian Allié's curator insight, March 13, 11:05 AM

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When a shaman leaves a lock of his hair where he has uprooted a medicinal cactus, it is not a bit of imbecility, but a humble acknowledgement that, for each living thing taken, one must give a bit of oneself, however small. For centuries humans have spilled their most beloved animals’ blood to the earth to acknowledge the cyclical aspects of life in preparation for battle and celebration of life’s milestones. These are not concepts that a pharmaceutical corporation could ever understand.

As for every other scientific report, this one concludes that yet more study will be needed, but what is needed, and urgently so, is more humility, because as the world’s indigenous cultures go, so does all humanity.

- See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2012/10/11/biodiversity-and-sustainability-are-closely-linked-to-language-and-culture/#sthash.wVC44NDN.dpuf
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What You Need to Know about Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

What You Need to Know about Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Greenpeace

▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO

Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html

 

Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
▶ STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html

 

IC Magazine, March 22, 2014
 ▶  ECOCIDE IN GUATEMALA:  CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: PALM OIL AND POISONED RIVERS http://intercontinentalcry.org/ecocide-in-guatemala-call-for-international-solidarity-22541/

 

 

▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1

 

NPR THE SALT, February 21, 2014
▶  HOW TRACING THE OIL IN YOUR POP-TARTS MAY HELP SAVE RAIN FORESTS AND THEIR ECOSYSTEMS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/280257631/how-tracing-the-oil-in-your-pop-tarts-may-help-save-rainforests

 

Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014
  -▶ WHO'S WHO IN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SOURCING? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/ucs-listing-sustainable-palm-oil/

 

 -▶ “SUSTAINABLE” PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

                                                      PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
          ▶ A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2014

▶ PALM OIL:  FROM PLANTATION TO PEANUT BUTTER - INFOGRAPH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/stakeholder_trends_insights/calen_may-tobin/palm_oil_plantation_peanut_butter

 

Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

▶ GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/

 

                                                    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

 

 

▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 

▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

                                         PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                               Greenpeac

    -▶ WHAT PROCTER & GAMBLE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE  -▶

                         IS THIS WHAT THEY CALL "SUSTAINABLE"

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/PG_video.html

While Procter & Gamble were advertising about motherhood, companies that produce palm oil for P&G have been making orphans out of orangutans. Everyone needs to know that deforestation to create palm oil plantations means orangutans are senselessly orphaned.

 

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014

▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

 ▶  PHILIPPINES: OIL PALM EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

 

June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

-▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
-▶ LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

 -▶ MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
-▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/

 

-▶ 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

 

 ▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

 

 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

-▶ BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

                                                     VIDEO:

         -▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

-▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

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

 

                                            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

 

Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

-▶ **** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                  -- WATCH--

                                                 Documentary
           -CALL OF LIFE:  FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it. 
Call of Life tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/call_of_life_facing_the_mass_extinction_2010/

 

 

 

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 3:57 PM

Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

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Why Choosing Nature Will Only Advance Human Societies

Why Choosing Nature Will Only Advance Human Societies | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

April 5, 2013 - LIFEWISE

We all have our opinions, principles and philosophies about life and we must be very careful about infringing on those of others. Every person should be able to follow that inner voice without external influences constantly telling them they’re wrong. However there is one choice we could all make right now that would transform our world to benefit all living things and the Earth itself.

That is, choosing nature and each other above all else. So many of us have been deschooled on this concept that it may take decades for the scales to tip so that we all start respecting our world again.

By embracing Mother Nature, we adopt the foundation of all she has to offer. We understand that she is never mistaken and will always do the right thing for Earth’s inhabitants....if we care for Her as we expect Her to care for us http://southweb.org/lifewise/why-choosing-nature-will-only-advance-human-societies/

 

                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

 

-▶  WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/8FQndh

 

 Conservation Maazine, November 7, 2013
-▶ RECONNECTING WITH NATURE HELPS PEOPLE CONSIDER THE FUTURE http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/11/nature-makes-people-care-future/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecosystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014

 

Global Exchange, February 20, 2014
-▶ A CALL TO ACTION FOR NATURE'S NEW ECONOMY: THE RIGHTS OF NATURE http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/peopletopeople/2014/02/20/new-release-a-call-to-action-for-natures-new-economy/

 

  -▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

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

 

 -▶  BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO OUR LIFE -- AND  THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/6g51Np

 

-▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

 -▶  RESPONDING TO ECONOMIC DYSFUNCTION BY PRACTICING SUSTAINABLE LIVING http://sco.lt/8NwoPh

 

 

 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

 

  -▶  ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7

 

Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
- ▶ THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

 

 

  -▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE, OR FEEDING THE BIG AG, BIOTECH, CHEMICAL CARTEL'S COFFERS http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

  -▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7QRj0L

 

                                            REWILD THE CHILD -

            If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                           http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

 Center for International Forestry Research, January 20, 2014
-▶ STUDY HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN TREE COVER AND NUTRITION IN CHILDREN http://blog.cifor.org/21069/study-highlights-link-between-tree-cover-and-nutrition-in-children#.UudecPbTlcy

 

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

-▶  WILL WOMEN LEAD THE GLOBAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REVOLUTION? http://sco.lt/80iNuL

 

 June 5, 2013 Bee Strawbridge:

-▶ HAVE WE BEEN AFFLICTED WITH SOME KIND OF MADNESS? SPEAKING UP FOR WILDLIFE http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/speaking-up-for-wildlife.html

 

                                                     VIDEOS

-▶  THE WONDER OF NATURE: 12 MOST AMAZING TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS OF STARS, LANDSCAPES AND URBAN SCENES http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/12-most-amazing-time-lapse-videos-stars-landscapes-and-urban-scenes/page/2/#slide-top

 

July 3, 2013 EcoWatch
 -▶  THE BEST TOOL TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS NATURE http://ecowatch.com/2013/the-best-tool-to-combat-climate-change-is-nature/

 

 -▶  ECOLOGY - A NEW OPIUM FOR THE MASSES

Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek discusses the ‘naturalization’ of capitalism and how ecology became a new field of capitalist investment. He also argues that the ultimate consequence of recent developments in biogenetics will be the ‘end of nature’ – anyone cares to introduce the good man into nextnature thinking? According to Žižek ecological apartheid will divide our urban society. Capitalism is not in control of nature and due to techno-scientific interventions the essence of the ecological order will be lost. http://www.nextnature.net/2009/02/ecology-a-new-opium-for-the-masses/

 

 -▶  STATE OF NATURE REPORT - PDF

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/summary_tcm9-345844.pdf

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News
 -▶  Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD'S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

June 3, 2013 Global Alliance for The Rights of Nature
-▶ SHORT CIRCUIT REPORT - THE TRUE COST OF OUR ELECTRONIC GADGETS http://therightsofnature.org/useful/short-circuit-report-the-true-cost-of-our-electronic-gadgets/

 

Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 24, 2013
▶ BOLIVIA'S INDIGENOUS FUTURE:  A BALANCE OF PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND CONNECTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/bolivias-indigenous-future-a-balance-of-preservation-protection-and-connection-21527/

 

-▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS:  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/67exkX

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

                                                     VIDEO

                               "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                          RESOLVING THE "GAME OF MORE"

                                     http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ

 

 ▶  PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION = WATER http://sco.lt/6WYGkT

 

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

 

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

 

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          HOW WE WRECKED THE PLANET - CALLING IN THE DEBT

 

▶ A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE A Disaster  http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

-▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT: UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE NOW  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

  -▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/8vbBSb

 

 -▶  **** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 -▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

  

 

 -▶  THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.ukhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

 -▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995311842/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-only-love-for-mother-earth-can-save-us-from-climate-change

 

                                                   WATCH

                         WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

                                                   ALSO SEE:

 

Biodiversity IS Life  – http://sco.lt/8D8Nu

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

It does not take a Ph.D for commonsense to tell us that without Nature We Do Not Exist.   If we were to foster, nurture and respect our natural world providing Her with Her needs, instead of focusing on ravishing Her for our wants, desires and profits - we would have a much more balanced world emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.   To the degree the natural world is out of balance and "sick" so are we.   To the degree we humans degrade and abuse Her, we degrade and abuse our own human race and all other species within the great web of life.

Let us return to simplicity of reconnecting to the source of our sustenance every moment of every day and let Nature teach us the path back to commonsense and sensibility

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Wetlands Vital in Supporting Human Life and Biodiversity

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 UN Report - 16 October 2012 –

-▶ Governments must recognize the vital economic and environmental role that wetlands play in supporting human life and biodiversity, according to a United Nations-backed report released today, which also stresses that their protection is essential for countries to transition into resource-efficient and sustainable economies.... http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43300&Cr=sustainable+development&Cr1=#.UJWR5IXZ03Y

 

Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014
-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

 

EcoMENA , February 06, 2014
 -▶ THE UNENDING BENEFITS OF WETLANDS: VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://www.ecomena.org/benefits-wetlands/

 

Truthout, Aprl 16, 2014
▶ FOUR YEARS AFTER BP: OIL SPILLS CONTINUE IN LOUISIANA RIVER AND WETLANDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23126-four-years-after-bp-hunting-for-oil-spills-in-louisiana

 

Summit Voice, April 15, 2014
-▶ COLORADO WETLANDS TO REGAIN FEDERAL PROTECTION  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/15/colorado-wetlands-to-regain-federal-protection/

 

 July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
-▶ REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF USA WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

Summit Voice, September 22, 2013
-▶ RATE OF COASTAL WETLANDS LOSSES SPEEDS: THREATENING MIGRATING BIRDS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/22/rate-of-coastal-wetlands-losses-speeds-up/

 

                                VIDEO - CRANE COURTSHIP
                               Wetlands For Life, April 17, 2014
HISTORIC EASTER EGG LAID AT WWT SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTER WWT. A pair of four-foot high Eurasian cranes has nested at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, raising hopes they could rear the first successful chick hatched in the wild in the west of Britain since the 1600s http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/news/2014/04/wwt-news/historic-easter-egg-laid-at-wwt-slimbridge-wetland-centre/

 

Treehugger, April 10, 2014

-▶ POP-UP WETLANDS HELP CALIFORNIA FARMERS AND SAVE MIGRATORY BIRDS.  Millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, traveling along an aerial highway that stretches from Mexico up to the Arctic. Although birds cover impressive distances along the way, they still need places to rest. California was once home to an estimated 4 million acres of wetlands in the pre-settlement 1800s. But today, 90 to 95 percent of that habitat has disappeared.

In seasons of drought, like the one we’ve experienced in the past year, the lack of wetlands can be devastating to bird populations. However a new program in California’s Central Valley is temporarily using farmland to create “pop-up” wetlands, which serve as rest stops for traveling birds.

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-species/pop-wetlands-help-california-farmers-and-migratory-birds/

 

                                                        WATCH
                                                    QuestScience
                                      WETLANDS TIME MACHINE
More than 100,000 acres of wetlands are being restored in the Bay Area, but how exactly do we know what to restore them to? QUEST discovers how historical ecologists are recreating San Francisco Bay wetlands that existed decades ago. http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/wetlands-time-machine/

 

 

October 16, 2012 UNEP News Center

  -▶ VITAL ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ROLE OF WETLANDS MUST BE RECOGNIZED TO AVOID FURTHER DEGRADATION AND LOSSES http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9305&l=en

 

  -▶ FAILURE TO PROTECT WETLANDS PUTS MIGRATORY WATERBIRDS AT RISK - UN http://sco.lt/9FQw3F

 

 HuffPost Green, April 04, 2014
 -▶ CLEAN WATER ACT EXPANSION DRAWS IRE FROM GOP AS WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO REGULATE WATERWAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/clean-water-act-expansion_n_5088723.html

 

 Nature Magazine, February 19, 2014
-▶ CHINESE CONTRACTED FOR NICARAGUA "PANAMA" SIZE CANAL WOULD WREAK ENVIRONMENTAL RUIN.

   The excavation of hundreds of kilometres from coast to coast, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the largest drinking-water reservoir in the region, will destroy around 400,000 hectares of rainforests and wetlands.

   The accompanying development could imperil surrounding ecosystems. Some 240 kilometres north of the most likely route of the canal lies the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve — 2 million hectares of tropical forest that is the last refuge of many disappearing species (see 'Nicaragua carve-up'). Less than 115 kilometres to the south is the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve, with more than 318,000 hectares of tropical dry forest. Worse still, the probable canal route cuts through the northern sector of the Cerro Silva Natural Reserve.... http://www.nature.com/news/conservation-nicaragua-canal-could-wreak-environmental-ruin-1.14721

 

Phys.Org, February 12, 2012

-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATEN BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html

 

Deep Green Resistance News Service

-▶ REPORT FINDS HALF OF EARTH'S WETLANDS DESTROYED SINCE 1900  http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/10/18/report-finds-half-of-earths-wetlands-destroyed-since-1900/

 

 The Washington Post, December 08, 2013

-▶ STUDY SAYS U.S. CAN'T KEEP UP WITH LOSS OF WETLANDS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-says-us-cant-keep-up-with-loss-of-wetlands/2013/12/08/c4801be8-5d2e-11e3-95c2-13623eb2b0e1_story.html

 

-▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT N 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                                     WATCH

                                   BBC Future, March 13, 2013
                  "PANTANAL:  LIQUID HEART OF SOUTH AMERICA"

In this film Rob Shore, head of WETLAND CONSERVATION at the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust, Michael Becker, conservation director at WWF-Brazil, environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, and lead scientist with The Nature Conservancy Dr M Sanjayan reveal the richness of life supported by the Pantanal but also the contribution this great wetland makes to the life of people living far beyond its limits... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130312-liquid-heart-of-south-america

 

 

Mongabay, January 17, 2014
-▶ COURT ORDERS LOGGING COMPANY TO CLEAN UP POLLUTION DISASTER IN CHILE WETLANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0117-green-chile-wetlands-pollution.html

 

NOAA Fisheries

-▶ WHY WETLANDS MATTER:

Status and Trends of Wetlands in Coastal Watersheds INFOGRAPHIC  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11

 

March 13, 2012 Terra Daily
-▶ 15-YEAR STUDY: WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING WETLANDS, MOTHER NATURE IS IN CHARGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/15_year_study_When_it_comes_to_creating_wetlands_Mother_Nature_is_in_charge_999.html

 

 Huffington Post Miami, January 10, 2014
-▶ FLORIDA EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECT PRODUCES QUICK SUCCESS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/c-111-canal_n_4578337.html

 

                                                LOVELY VIDEO

                                                     AWHAR:

              RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                  Full Episode

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

CBC New, January 6, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES 'CONTAMINATING SASKATCHEWAN PRAIRIE WETLANDS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/pesticide-contaminating-prairie-wetlands-scientist-1.2482082

 

Press of Atlantic City, December 23, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA THREATENS WETLANDS AND SEAFOOD SPECIES, STUDY SAYS http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/rising-sea-threatens-wetlands-and-seafood-species-study-says/article_f2107e94-6eaa-11e3-bfa3-0019bb2963f4.html

 

 

-▶ MORE ON WETLANDS FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/?q=Louisiana+Wetlands+Tattered+by+Industrial+Canals%2C+Not+Just+River+Levees+&x=12&y=6

 

Scientific American, December 14, 2013
-▶ LOUISIANA WETLANDS TATTERED BY INDUSTRIAL CANAL, NOT JUST RIVER LEVEES http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carey-louisiana-wetlands-tattered-by-industrial-canals

 

Bloomberg BNA, December 13, 2013
-▶ EPA, CORPS SAY BENEFITS OF PROTECTING WETLANDS, STREAMS FAR OUTWEIGH COSTS http://www.bna.com/epa-corps-say-n17179880702/

 

Huffington Post Green, January 5, 2014
-▶ GREAT LAKES ONLY REGION IN U.S. TO GAIN WETLANDS, REPORT FINDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/05/great-lakes-wetlands_n_4545059.html

 

                                         QUEST SCIENCE TV
                                           December 23, 2014
                     RECONSTRUCTING A RIVER FOR WILDLIFE

http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/reconstructing-a-river-for-wildlife/

 

 

 -▶ KILLING OFF BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE DOESN'T PAY:  DRAINED WETLANDS GIVE OFF SAME AMOUNT OF GREENHOUSE GASES AS INDUSTRY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Drained_wetlands_give_off_same_amount_of_greenhouse_gases_as_industry_999.html

 

Environmental Protection, February 03, 2014

 -▶ REPRIORITIZING WETLAND PROTECTION THROUGH SEQUENCING. Wetlands serve to protect, enhance, and maintain the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the aquatic ecosystem. They are crucial to the maintenance of safety and welfare for human health and all associated environmental components  http://eponline.com/articles/2014/02/03/reprioritizing-wetland-protection-through-sequencing.aspx

 

allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

-▶ MANGROVES, REEFS, FOREST AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6tnLLF

 

 January 26, 2012 Mongabay
-▶ PROTECTING ORIGINAL WETLANDS FAR PREFERABLE TO RESTORATION http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-hance_wetlands_restoration.html

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
 -▶RICE PADDIES PROVIDING RESPITE FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS IN DROUGHT-RAVAGED CALIFORNIA - WETLANDS ALMOST DISAPPEARED http://grist.org/news/rice-paddies-providing-respite-for-birds-in-drought-ravaged-california/

 

 The Sacramento Bee, February 01, 2014
 -▶ PROLONGED DROUGHT DRIES UP RICE FIELDS, FORCES BIRDS FROM CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY "SURROGATE WETLANDS" http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/31/6117139/prolonged-drought-forces-birds.html

 

September 5, 2013 Natural England
-▶ RECORD BREAKING SUMMER FOR SOMERSET'S WETLAND BIRDS http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/avalonmarshesegretsfeature.aspx

 

September 5, 2013 Red Orbit
-▶ WETLANDS SERVE AS NATURAL SOURCE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF STREAM POLLUTED BY ACID RAIN http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112940260/wetlands-key-in-revitalizing-acid-streams-090513/

  

                                                    --- WATCH --

               EDGE OF THE EVERGLADES - THE BIG CYPRUS SWAMP

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDHbzQPJcA

 

 

July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

-▶ WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS - RESTORING WETLANDS: The business case for maintaining and restoring nature's ecosystems is stronger than ever... http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

July 16, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ PROTECTING NATURE IS THE BEST WAY OF PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM RISING TIDES AND STORMS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/heres-an-easy-way-to-protect-coastal-communities-from-rising-seas-and-storms/

 

January 18, 2013 Guardian

-▶ RIVERS, LAKES AND WETLANDS; COULD WATER BECOME THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MARKET? http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jan/18/rivers-lakes-wetlands-water-market

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

 

November 9, 2012 Living on Earth

-▶ WETLAND DESTRUCTION THREATENING RUSSIA'S SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00045&segmentID=5

 

 March 11, 2012 The Globe and Mail
-▶ REBUILDING WETLANDS DESTROYED BY OIL SANDS MAY NOT RESTORE IT, RESEARCHERS SAY http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rebuilding-land-destroyed-by-oil-sands-may-not-restore-it-researchers-say/article2365858/

 

Great Lakes Echo, January 06, 2014
-▶ RESTORING LAKE ERIE'S LARGEST WETLAND http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/01/06/restoring-lake-eries-largest-wetland/

 

 

August 22, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶ NEW DELHI: ANGRY BIRDS SKIP POLLUTED DELHI - WETLANDS DISAPPEARING http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/angry-birds-skip-polluted-delhi/

 

February 3, 2012 Phys.Org
-▶ DEFORESTATION THREATENS BRAZIL'S WETLAND SANCTUARY http://phys.org/news/2012-02-deforestation-threatens-brazil-wetland-sanctuary.html

 

 

 -▶ WHY IS BIODIVERSITY IMPORTANT? http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/biodiversity/importance/default.aspx

 

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

 

Grist, December 20, 2013
-▶ WATER & OIL: ONE BATTLE TO SAVE THE SACRED HEADWATERS END, ANOTHER BEGINS http://grist.org/climate-energy/shell-game-one-battle-to-save-the-sacred-headwaters-ends-another-begins/

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
-▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

 

 

 -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

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

 

-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

-▶  PESTICIDES FOR BIG AG ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

 

 

▶  WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.wetlands.org/

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands

 

 

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014

▶  NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILISATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'? Nafeez Ahmed:

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system...A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/14/nasa-civilisation-irreversible-collapse-study-scientists

 

Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014
- ▶IPCC REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE FELT ON ALL CONTINENTS AND ACROSS THE OCEANS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/28/ipcc-report-climate-change-report-human-natural-systems

 

 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH. Even if current appetites for new things remained stable, the world is headed for more environmental destruction as resources become harder to reach. HAVING PICKED MOST of the 'low hanging fruit', humans are now putting more effort into extracting useful materials, and a new study says the associated environmental impacts are only going to grow. http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

The Independent, March 18, 2014
- ▶ LEAKED UN IPCC REPORT:  GLOBAL WARMING WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD CONFLICT, DISPLACE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND DEVASTATE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/official-prophecy-of-doom-global-warming-will-cause-widespread-conflict-displace-millions-of-people-and-devastate-the-global-economy-9198171.html

 

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶  THE GLOBAL TRANSITION TIPPING POINT HAS ARRIVED: VIVE LA REVOLUTION. What we are seeing, as I've argued in detail before, are escalating, interconnected symptoms of the unsustainability of the global system in its current form. While the available evidence suggests that business-as-usual is likely to guarantee worst-case scenarios, simultaneously humanity faces an unprecedented opportunity to create a civilisational form that is in harmony with our environment, and ourselves. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/mar/18/transition-tipping-point-revolution-doom

 

Guardian Environment, March 18, 2014
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IS PUTTING WORLD AT RISK OF IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES, SCIENTIST WARN. The world is at growing risk of “abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes” because of a warming climate, America’s premier scientific society warned on Tuesday.
    In a rare intervention into a policy debate, the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Americans to act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower the risks of leaving a climate catastrophe for future generations... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/18/climate-change-world-risk-irreversible-changes-scientists-aaas

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh:

▶  IN 100 YEARS HUMAN LIFE ON PLANET EARTH MAY HAVE ENDED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_in_100_years_there_may_be_no_more_humans_on_planet_earth.html

 

                           FULL VIDEO OF JOHN KERRY SPEECH

                      POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA

          "Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on climate change from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 16, 2014. A transcript can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-yDzHApXiw&feature=youtu.be

 

 FULL TRANSCIPT http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/221704.htm

 

 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

  -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/61gcWf

 

▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:  THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 -▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

                                   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               The Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

PICKING UP THE CORPORATE TAB

The Guardian, March 17, 2014
▶ TOXIC TRAIL:  HOW A LANDMARK SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM LEAVES ITS OWN TOXIC LEGACY.

Below some of the world’s most expensive real estate, in the heart of Silicon Valley, pipes and pumps suck thousands of gallons of contaminated water every hour from vast underground toxic pools.

Giant industrial filters trap droplets of dangerous chemicals at the surface, all in the hope of making the water drinkable again and protecting the workers of tech giants such as Google and Symantec from toxic vapors. Often the original mess is almost untreatable. In Silicon Valley’s case, it would take 700 years of continuous treatment to make the groundwater drinkable. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail

 

 BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL: http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

-▶BANKS PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

 It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.

43 financial institutions have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable.

The banks are also concerned that some companies are using up natural resources so fast, with no thought for their own future, let alone that of the planet, that they will collapse. They want a way of warning them and ultimately withdrawing their credit unless the companies mend their ways... http://www.eco-business.com/news/banks-put-price-earths-life-support/

 

Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

-▶ NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

 

 -▶ The Story of REDD: A real solution or accelerator for deforestation? ANIMATION | http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION: NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

 

 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/

 

Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

 

-▶  UN IPCC REPORT And NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERIBLE COLLAPSE?" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

 -▶  THE DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE http://sco.lt/7hix0r

 

 ▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoysystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014

 

 August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu

 

-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

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

 

- ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

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

 

▶ NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - IF WE CAN'T MAKE MONEY OFF IT, IT HAS NO VALUE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 13, 2014
-▶  SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL COMPANIES ADMIT ENVIRONMENTAL COST. While companies' impact on the environment remains ignored the question of how society deals with the consequence of this damage will remain unanswered  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-companies-environmental-cost

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb

 

-▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

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

 

 CSRwire Talkback -
-▶ OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons

 

▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

-▶ THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/8GZC9x

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute
-▶ NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

 -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP

 

-▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL

 

September 9, 2013 Washington Post
-▶ HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/

 

 -▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

-▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

 

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

 

                                                            WATCH
                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014
The Associated Press:

 -▶ THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
    6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement.

    Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

 

- ▶ UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF

 

 

 

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

-▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

 

 

-▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/5GzvTV

 

-▶ MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

 

-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                           "HOME" - An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

 

 

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THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy/Development In Revised Law

THE ONLY WAY OUT: China Expected To Prioritize Environment Over Economy/Development In Revised Law | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

               ----- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST ---

 

BEIJING, April 15, 2014 (Reuters) - Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development.

While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

 

Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014
▶  EU CLIMATE HEAD URGES CHINA TO TAKE LEAD ON INTERNATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST WARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/china-take-lead-on-climate-change_n_5196614.html

 

 

Guardian Environment, February 25, 2014
▶  CHINA'S TOXIC AIR POLLUTION RESEMBLES NUCLEAR WINTER, SAY SCIENTISTS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists

 

Common Dreams, Naomi Klein, April 22

▶  THE CHANGE WITHIN:  THE OBSTACLES WE FACE ARE NOT JUST EXTERNAL. The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/22-3

 

 YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Washington Post, November 15, 2014
▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

Grist, April 14, 2014
▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE PLANET The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/

 

 Rainforest Action Network
▶  EXTREME COAL -- NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL
http://understory.ran.org/2014/04/17/2014-coal-finance-report-card-extreme-investments-extreme-consequences/

 

 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

Guardian, November 9, 2013

▶  IPCC CHAIRMAN: ARE WE PREPARED TO "PASS ON A LOUSY, SPOILT AND DEFILED PLANET? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ippc-pachauri-climate-change-spoilt-defiled-planet

 

Albuquerque Journal,  April 05, 2014
▶  FOSSIL-FUEL MONEY MONEY DROWNING DEMOCRACY http://www.abqjournal.com/379429/opinion/fossilfuel-money-drowning-democracy.html

 

▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                 'YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

                         Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series

                                             http://sco.lt/7NBCPh

 

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth

 

28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

                                                 VIDEO

                               NHK NEWSLINE SPECIAL

                                Energy News, April 18, 2014

                NHK’s Newsline FOCUS: Inside Fukushima Daiichi
EXTREMELY TOXIC WATER 4,000,000 TIMES GOVERNMENT LIMIT IN TRENCHES BETWEEN FUKUSHIMA REACTORS AND OCEAN http://enenews.com/nhk-special-extremely-toxic-water-4000000-times-govt-limit-in-trenches-between-reactors-and-ocean-levels-too-high-for-them-to-get-precise-look-at-situation-reporter-plutonium-leaked-ou

 

 

▶  Associated Pess, April 14, 2014
MORE THAN 900 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES SLAIN IN A DECADE AS CONCERN FOR THE PLANET GROWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/environmental-advocates-killed_n_5148325.html

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

 ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

 CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

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

 

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, April 16, 6:13 AM

What a wonderful world! Dedicado a todos aquellos quien es creen que la RSC es una utopía o incluso como lo  han descrito en España "un fiasco global". 

Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 18, 1:33 PM

While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks.

"(Upholding) environmental protection as the fundamental principle is a huge change, and emphasises that the environment is a priority," said Cao Mingde, a law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, who was involved in the drafting process.

Céline's curator insight, April 20, 12:51 AM

Un changement de législation pour favoriser toutes les valeurs du développement durable en Chine : économique, environnemental, social ? Le chemin reste long vu l'ampleur de la tâche ... 

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This is Your Wilderness on Drugs: The Environmental Reality of Pot Farming

This is Your Wilderness on Drugs: The Environmental Reality of Pot Farming | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

HuffPost Green, March 19, 2014
▶THIS IS YOUR WILDERNESS ON DRUGS:  THE ENVIRONMENTAL REALITY OF POT FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/marijuana-environment_n_4995248.html

 

Inhabitat, April 18, 2014
▶ FORGET JUNK FOOD:  COLORADO'S FIRST POT VENDING MACHINE SERVES UP RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA http://inhabitat.com/marijuana-vending-machine-pops-up-in-colorado/

 

HuffPost, April 14, 2014
▶ MORE PETS ARE SHOWING UP HIGH ON MARIJUANA, VETS SAY:  BEWARE OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/pets-high-marijuana-arizona_n_5146574.html

 

▶ THE DANGERS OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA: WHAT IS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL MARIJUANA? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/synthetic-marijuana_n_3908171.html

 

 The Nation, October 31, 2013
▶  POT-GROWING PESTICIDES PLAYING HAVOC WITH ENVIRONMENT
Marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife http://www.thenation.com/article/176955/pot-growing-bad-environment#

 

NPR Radio, February 14, 2014
 ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                                      LinkTV World News
GOOGLE EARTH EXPOSES POT-GROWING'S ENVIRONMENTAL TOLL http://news.linktv.org/videos/google-earth-exposes-pot-growings-environmental-toll

 

Mother Nature Network, April 09, 2014
▶ THE FUTURE OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION BELONGS TO THE CAPITALIST http://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/blogs/the-future-of-marijuana-legalization-belongs-to-the

 

Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013
▶ PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. 

Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

Grist, March 18, 2014
▶ CAN THE POT INDUSTRY MAKE BUDS WITH SUSTAINABILITY? http://grist.org/article/looking-for-sustainable-marijuana-in-washington/

 

 Truthout, December 6, 2013

▶ THE CORPORATIZATION OF CANNABIS: THINKING BEYOND BIG MARIJUANA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20464-thinking-beyond-big-marijuana

 

AlterNet, March 16, 2014

▶ MICHELLE ALEXANDER:  WHITE MEN GET RICH FROM LEGAL POT, BLACK MEN STAY IN PRISON http://www.alternet.org/drugs/michelle-alexander-white-men-get-rich-legal-pot-black-men-stay-prison

 

                                ====================

 

MONSANTO, PHARMACEUTICALS AND PATENTED MARIJUANA SEEDS

 

                                 =====================

 

▶ THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA:  BIGPHARMA, MONSANTO GMO, LEGALIZATION http://sco.lt/5LKpFZ

 

August 14, 2013 Chicago Now
- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

Medical Daily, August 14, 2013

▶ COULD MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE MONSANTO'S NEXT TARGET?  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WEED ISN'T SO FAR FETCHED http://www.medicaldaily.com/could-medical-marijuana-be-monsantos-next-target-genetically-engineered-weed-isnt-so-far-fetched

 

 ▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

Reuters, February 05, 2014
CVS PHARMACIES BECOME FIRST BIG U.S. DRUGSTORE CHAIN TO DROP TOBACCO (COULD IT BE IN PREPARATION FOR DISPENSING LUCRATIVE LEGALIZED MARIJUNA?)  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/05/us-cvscaremark-cigarettes-idUSBREA140RP20140205

 

 Mint Press News, November 12, 2013
▶ BIG PHARMA EYES MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA MARKET http://www.mintpressnews.com/big-pharma-eyes-michigan-medical-marijuana-market/172459/=

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

                                                         WATCH
                                   PBS Newshour, March 19, 2014
        WHAT CAN THE DUTCH TEACH THE U.S. ABOUT SELLING POT?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-dutch-teach-u-s-selling-pot-2/

 

 

                                     =====================

 

                        DRUGGED UP, DUMBED DOWN NATION

 

Alternet, February 18, 2014
▶ WILL WE SEE THE STARBUCKS OF POT AS CORPORATIONS EYE THE LUCRATIVE LEGAL POT BUSINESS? http://www.alternet.org/drugs/will-we-see-starbucks-pot-corporations-eye-lucrative-legal-pot-business

 

 Alternet, February 20, 2014
▶ COLORADO'S LEGAL POT MARKET FAR EXCEEDS TAX REVENUE EXPECTATIONS: $185 MILLION  http://www.alternet.org/drugs/colorados-legal-pot-market-far-exceeds-tax-revenue-expectations

 

 Smart Planet, November 8, 2013

▶ IS MARIJUANA THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN AND GLOBAL INDUSTRY? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/is-marijuana-the-next-great-american-industry/33745?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

 

Bloomberg, February 14, 2014
▶ POT BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO OPEN ACCOUNTS WITH U.S. BANKS. The U.S. government took a step toward legitimizing the marijuana industry, allowing U.S. banks to offer accounts and other services to businesses in states where medical or recreational pot sales are legal.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/treasury-lets-banks-offer-accounts-to-pot-businesses.html?alcmpid=markets

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                            LinkTV World News, January 10, 2014
             COLORADO SELLERS HIGH ON MARIJUANA PROFITS http://news.linktv.org/videos/colorado-sellers-high-on-marijuana-profits

 

RT News, January 04, 2014

▶ STOCK IN MARIJUNA COMPANIES SKYROCKETS  http://rt.com/usa/marijuana-stock-soars-colorado-million-162/

 

 Reuters, January 20, 2014
▶ THE MARIJUANA GOLDMINE AND THE POLITICAL/CORPORATE REVOLVING DOOR: U.S. ex-DEA agent in unlikely new role with pot investment firm http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/20/us-usa-dea-marijuana-idUSBREA0J0PM20140120

 

Al Jazeera America, January 14, 2014

▶ EDIBLE MARIJUANA AND THE NEW LEGAL FRONTIER:  THESE AREN'T YOUR GRANDFATHER'S POT BROWNIES - A CORPORATE BIG FOOD BONANZA http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/edible-marijuanathesearentyourgrandfatherspotbrownies.html

 

Smell the Truth, December 31, 2013
▶ STONED PLANET: TEN STORIES THAT MADE 2013 THE YEAR OF LEGAL POT http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2013/12/31/ten-stories-that-made-2013-the-year-of-legal-pot/

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                     LinkTV World News, January 17, 2014
▶ SWAZILAND:  AFRICA'S GOLD MINE OF MARIJUANA - PART TWO http://news.linktv.org/videos/swaziland-africas-gold-mine-of-marijuana-part-two

 

RT News, January 15, 2014

▶ ITALIAN CITY OF TURIN VOTES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING CANNABIS http://rt.com/news/turin-cannabis-legalize-italy-613/

 

Albany Tribune, January 4, 2014
▶ PERU CALLS FOR DEBATE ON THE LEGALIZATON OF MARIJUANA http://www.albanytribune.com/04012014-peru-calls-debate-legalization-marijuana/

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT
                            LinkTV World News, MAY 2, 2013
                                INSIDE CANADA'S WAR ON WEED'

http://news.linktv.org/videos/inside-canadas-war-on-weedhttp://ow.ly/sMigd

 

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                    --- USA STATES & MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION--

 

RT News, December 10, 2013
▶ DENVER LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR USE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY http://rt.com/usa/denver-legalizes-marijuana-private-property-025/

 

RT News, November 22, 2013
▶ MAINE FAILS TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA http://rt.com/usa/maine-marijuana-legalize-fail-160/

 

RT News, October 18, 2013
▶ CALIFORNIA MOVES TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN 2016 http://rt.com/usa/california-legalize-marijuana-2016-386/

 

RT News, November 0, 2013
▶ WEEKS-OLD TRACES OF MARIJUANA CAN LAND YOU A DUI IN ARIZONA http://rt.com/usa/arizona-dui-marijuana-court-391/

 

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                          WATCH FOR THE CREEP TO BIOFUELS, BIOTECH

 

Wave3.com, January 15, 2014

▶ US REPUBLICAN SENATOR TELLS MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTS TO FOCUS ON CANNABIS OIL http://www.wave3.com/story/24463785/republican-senator-tells-medical-marijuana-supporters-to-focus-on-cannabis-oil

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

 ▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

 ▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

     ▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 

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Wonder Why Marijuana Laws Are Passing So Quickly Across the USA and the World. It's Not For Your Health.  And It's Not About the Drug Wars. It's about the repeat of ending "prohibition" and restructuring wealth. Big politics and "Legal" Money is involved here to capture, control and profit from this new market. The Cartels and Multi-National Corporations Have Control of a global agricultural Industry,  already in place: from owning the land, to growing the crops, patenting new genetically engineered seeds, owning the pesticides and marketing systems

 

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"Wonder Why Marijuana Laws Are Passing So Quickly Across the USA and the World. It's Not For Your Health. And It's Not About the Drug Wars. It's about the repeat of ending "prohibition" and restructuring wealth. Big politics and "Legal" Money is involved here to capture, control and profit from this new market. The Cartels and Multi-National Corporations Have Control of a global agricultural Industry, already in place: from owning the land, to growing the crops, patenting new genetically engineered seeds, owning the pesticides and marketing .. and we're right back to toxic smoking and ill-health. Nothing new here."

Christina Bryant's curator insight, April 7, 2:03 AM

This article speaks about how Colorado, particularly Denver, believes that there will be a marijuana shortage now that marijuana has been legalized. This article goes into depth about how there will be a shortage in the short run, but eventually the supply and demand should come to an equilibrium.

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Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife

Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

FRANCE 24, March 17, 2014

-▶ HUNTERS SWEAR OFF KILLING IN BID TO PRESERVE IRANIAN WILDLIFE Nineteen hunters in Iranian Kurdistan have sworn off killing animals by breaking their rifles and setting fire to their traps in public. They hope that many more will soon join them in in their effort to preserve Iran's fragile wildlife from the ravages of over-hunting ...http://observers.france24.com/content/20140317-iranian-hunters-rifles-protect-species

 

-▶ NO SAFE HAVEN:  MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb

 

-▶ SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE:  TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/7629bd

 

▶  A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr

 

-▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6Xwk1x

 

                                =======================

 

                                  ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                    AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                           http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

 

                                   =======================

 

 

                                                      VIDEO

-▶ HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE  http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

 

-▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

 

-▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                             TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                    Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                           http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

-▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ

 

-▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

 

 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

-▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF 'CLEAN ENERGY' http://sco.lt/89su3d

 

-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/5Vd02T

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

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Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival

Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

July 03, 2013 TerraDaily
MAPPING THE BENEFITS OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS

-▶ We rely on our physical environment for many things - clean water, land for crops or pastures, storm water absorption, and recreation, among others... http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Mapping_the_benefits_of_our_ecosystems_999.html

 

Huffington Post Green, April 15, 2014
▶ CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER INDUSTRY/DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

 

 

                                                  A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

August 16, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶ PROTECT NATURE FOR WORLD ECONOMIC SECURITY, WARNS UN BIODIVERSITY CHIEF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

 

Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
-▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/

 

 

Summit Voice, March 31, 2013
 ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014

 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty

 

 

-▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

 

 August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

 

Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
-▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

 

                                                      WATCH
        THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

 

                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

 

 

-▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS: HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

-▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

 

▶ 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

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

 -▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

 Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
-▶ THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

 

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

 

-▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATE A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/9McNs1

 

 Stockholm Resilience Center
-▶ REGIME SHIFTS IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is. Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is.
http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-news/8-23-2013-human-nature.html

 

August 15, 2013 Terra Daily
-▶ COMMUNITIES IN NATURE A LOT MORE SENSITIVE TO CHANGE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ecosystems_change_long_before_species_are_lost_999.html

 

July 3, 2013 IUCN International -

-▶ INTEGRATING BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES INTO MODELED SCENARIOS OF THE FUTURE  https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2013/07/04/integrating-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-into-modelled-scenarios-of-the-future/

 

 

                                               REWILD THE CHILD

              If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                               http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

 

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

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

-▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

-▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

August 31, 2013 John Innes Center
-▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

 

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

 

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

 

May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

-▶ EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd

 

-▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 -▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUEL AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8P74wD

 

                                              -- WATCH GR8 VIDEO -

                                                        "AWHAR"

                RESTORING THE MESPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

 

BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE AND SCHOOLS http://sco.lt/8JxfJB

 

                                                             VIDEO:

                                                ELWHA RIVER DAM

    FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY - A GRAND EXPERIMEN

                                                    http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                         27 March, 2013 - CNN VIDEO REPORT
   OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

 

                                                      WATCH

          SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

 -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

-▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

May 20, 2013 Science 2.0
-▶ ECOLOGICAL GARDENING: BEAUTIFUL AND GOOD FOR BIODIVERSITY -- AND YOU http://www.science20.com/anthrophysis/ecological_gardening_beautiful_and_good_biodiversity-112577

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

-▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

-▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/7a28sT

 

 -▶ BIG BUSINESS CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

 ▶  PALM OIL BONANZA AND DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

-▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl

 

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD 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/

 

 

 - ▶ TOMATOES WATERED BY THE SEA:  SPROUTING A NEW WAY OF FARMING? Isn’t it remarkable that we recognise the fact that the world faces huge problems in terms of water, energy and food security – and yet we tend to tackle these as separate problems, as if they have no interconnections. So here’s a radical idea. What if the world’s food, water and energy problems were tackled together, in a way that lowered costs and made the whole greater than the sum of the parts?
A project is taking shape in Australia that promises to take just such an approach. http://theconversation.com/tomatoes-watered-by-the-sea-sprouting-a-new-way-of-farming-23119

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                    Quest TV
                                                   "HOG WILD"
In 1924 a hunter purposely released a handful of wild boar in Monterey County. Now the pigs number in the hundreds of thousands and reside in all but two of California's 58 counties. Big, fast, smart and hungry, these animals often out-compete native species and damage fragile native ecosystems. Now hunters are stepping up to be part of the solution.
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/hog-wild/

 

                                             IMPORTANT  WATCH

               February 16, 2014 - Secretary of State, John Kerry in Indonesia

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

                          POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

                                               http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

 

 

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Conserving Our Biodiversity is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction. No to Biodiversity Carbon Offsetting

Conserving Our Biodiversity is Becoming Dependent On Its Destruction. No to Biodiversity Carbon Offsetting | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Redd-Monitor, November 22, 2013

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.”

The World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, Scotland. It's a large event, with 500 people from 35 countries taking part. .. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/11/22/no-to-biodiversity-offsetting/

 

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

 

 

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/

 

 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=

 

 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/

 

 

                                                      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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            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

 

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

  - ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

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

 

 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

 

- ▶  NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

                                                     VIDEO

                    AWESOME! BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                    Vancouver Film School

                                        http://sco.lt/8Vs6k5

 

 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

 

 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

 

 

                                                        VIDEO

                          CAN UN-REDD EVERY BECOME GREEN

                                     Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/5HyMiX

 

 

 ▶  PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 ▶  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

 

                                          VERY IMPORTANT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID?

Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

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/

 

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

 

 Verge Permaculture, November 20th 2013
▶  INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: HOW AND WHERE SHOULD I INVEST MY MONEY? http://vergepermaculture.ca/blog/2013/11/20/how-and-where-should-i-invest-my-money-or-invest-like-an-ecosystem/

 

- ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

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

 

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

 

Mongabay, December 3, 2013
-▶ ANIMAL EARTH: EXPLORING THE HIDDEN BIODIVERSITY OF OUR PLANET http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-reynolds-animal-earth.html

 

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

 

 Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
▶ ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

 -▶  THE DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE http://sco.lt/7hix0r

 

                                                    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

 

Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014
-▶  WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawks.  http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

 

 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

 

                                                    WATCH
                                QUEST TV, October 13, 2009
                                The Symbosis of Biodiversity
                     THE FARALLON ISLANDS: THE GALAPAGOS
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/the-farallon-islands-californias-galapagos/

 

 

 ▶ENOUGHNESS : WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

  -▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

 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

 

 ▶  SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

 Pavan Sukhdev

 ▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                                           Moyers & Company

                      "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                          http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

 

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

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
▶  THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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

 

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

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   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/

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Fracking waste threatens human health, the environment and wildlife

Fracking waste threatens human health, the environment and wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Examiner, March 18, 2014

FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE: The world’s quest for cheaper fuel in the form of natural gas is coming at a much higher price than fossil fuel industry officials want to acknowledge. It’s due to water depletion, polluting chemicals, complacency about contaminated waste and potential hazards that could adversely impact many living things within the scope of the fracking project. http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife

 

-▶  AN ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH NIGHTMARE: Marcellus Energy Fracking Development Could Pave Over An Area of 1.3 million acres of land, impacting 1.1 million acres of forests, ecosystems, biodiversity and drinking water for 22 million people http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/natural-gas-marcellus_n_4855927.html

 

-▶  CORPORATIONS EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM FEDERAL EPA, FDA REGULATIONS :  BLOCK INVESTIGATIONS WITH 'TRADE SECRET' AND 'PATENT' LAWS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2918961788/a-must-watch-video-corporations-exempt-themselves-from-federal-epa-fda-regulations-block-investigations-with-trade-secrets

 

-▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2759435291/usa-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-toxic-water-into-the-earth-legally

 

-▶  FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE http://sco.lt/8JGKy9

 

OnEarth Magazine, January 10, 2014
FRACKING THE AMISH:  LAND GRABS AND MINERAL RIGHTS http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/01/when-fracking-hits-amish-country

 

 

                                    FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER

▶ Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA Western States http://sco.lt/59iE3l

 

On-Earth Magazine, November 30, 2012

-▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY -http://www.onearth.org/blog/fracking-our-food-supply

 

-▶  EXPORTING NATURAL GAS WILL INCREASE FRACKING, RAISE U.S. PRICES AND POLLUTION FOR TAX PAYERS TO CLEAN UP http://newyork2.sierraclub.org/content/club-report-exporting-gas-will-increase-fracking-raise-us-prices

 

 -▶  USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP -  METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

 -▶  FRACKING THE KALAHARI http://sco.lt/8IKitV

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                              Alliance Earth
-▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

 

 

                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

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                                                   "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/

 

 

 

 

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Fracking is now being utilized in close to 3 million projects world wide. Fracking has contaminated the air and drinking water in Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Water quality and quantity have been tested and significantly changed following fracking operations around water sites. I chose this article because I toke ESRM last semester, so I know a lot about fracking and the cause and effects of it. However I havent heard of this on any news sites so it was interesting to me.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 1:24 PM

Now that we know the dangers of fracking, will we be in time to stop it or will we 'frack ourselves into oblivion'?

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Fracking the Kalahari

Fracking the Kalahari | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 5, 2014
▶ FRACKING THE KALAHARI

While a fierce debate rages about fracking in South Africa and elsewhere, the Botswana government has been silently pushing ahead with plans to produce natural gas, keeping the country in the dark as it grants concessions over vast tracts of land, including half of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – the ancestral home of the San.... http://intercontinentalcry.org/fracking-kalahari-21263/

 

Guardian Environment, November 17, 2013
▶ BOTSWANA FACES QUESTIONS OVER LICENSES FOR FRACKING COMPANIES IN CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/18/botswana-accusations-fracking-kalahari

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                              Alliance Earth
-▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

 

  OSISA, November 17, 2013
▶ EXPOSING BOTSWANA'S GAS PLANS - Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari, one of the world's most precious wildlife reserves, to commercial fracking while ignoring the environmental risks and local communities who could lose access to scarce water.

http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/botswana/exposing-botswanas-gas-plans

 

 

 ▶THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE: BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/6C6t05

 

                                                         VIDEO:

▶ ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" http://sco.lt/7anisL

 

                                                     WATCH:
                 Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)
                             THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP GAS
A new documentary film – the "High Cost of Cheap Gas" – has uncovered incontrovertible evidence that drilling and fracking are underway in Botswana and that international companies are planning massive gas operations in the future. But there has been little attempt to inform the public, despite growing international concerns about the harmful effects of natural gas production. http://www.osisa.org/economic-justice/south-africa/high-cost-cheap-gas-0

 

▶ THE BATTLE TO PREVENT FRACKING IN THE KAROO. The Karoo is the largest ecosystem in South Africa and is home to a fascinating diversity of life, all having adapted to survive an unforgiving landscape. Natural gas exploration has now come to invade this magnificent land in order to exploit its natural resources.  http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/the-battle-to-prevent-fracking-in-the-karoo/

 

Examiner, March 18, 2014

▶ FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife

 

 ▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Passing of a Giant: Death of an Elephant

Passing of a Giant: Death of an Elephant | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

Paula Kahumbu: The world should know the terrible suffering behind the statistics on elephant poaching.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/mar/08/elephant-poaching-passing-of-a-giant

 

Conservation Magazine
- ▶ A WITNESS TO VIOLENCE: Long before the Darfur crisis, Michael Fay foresaw that Sudanese horsemen would not stop at killing elephants http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/a-witness-to-violence/

 

 

- ▶ INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1

 

- ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE:  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

                                                WATCH

                "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

- ▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                          'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
 WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

 

Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013
- ▶ ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

 

                                               >>ELEPHANTS -

- ▶ THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html

 

 

                                                  Gr8 VIDEOS:

- ▶ ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

 

 

 

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Those who collaborate in this suffering by buying, wearing and displaying vanity products made from smuggled ivory should know their true cost and feel deeply ashamed.

The following article was written by Mark Deeble , a film maker living and working among elephant herds in the Tsavo National Park in northern Kenya with his partner Victoria Stone. It is an edited version of a longer article that originally appeared on Mark’s own blog. The content speaks for itself.

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Permaculture Is the Silver-Green Bullet for the Middle East

Permaculture Is the Silver-Green Bullet for the Middle East | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Green Prophet, January 16, 2012

▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST “Permaculture made total common sense to me,” insists Nadia Lawton, “it also fitted with my life ethics a a Muslim.” While the first part of Nadia’s statement may not be considered unique, her remark about Islam is. Permaculture is defined as the design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems that have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It basically looks at growing in a holistic framework which promotes sustainability, the conservation of resources and biodiversity.... http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/01/interview-nadia-lawton-talks-about-permaculture-in-the-middle-east/

 

 

Middle East Institute, March 06, 2014
▶ EGYPT'S QUIET REVOLUTION:  SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE http://www.mei.edu/content/egypts-quiet-revolution-sustainable-agriculture

 

 Green Prophet, December 12, 2013
▶  WADI RUM BEDOUINS DEFY NATURE BY GROWING ORGANIC VEGGIES IN THE DESERT http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/12/wadi-rum-bedouins-defy-nature-by-growing-organic-veggies/

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

                                                       WATCH
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       EDIBLE FOREST GARDENING - MANY RIVERS PERMACULTURE
http://permaculture.tv/edible-forest-gardening-many-rivers-permaculture/

 

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                     Food Forest Gardening Education, March 07, 2014
                             THE FOOD FOREST GARDEN SUBURB
http://www.forestgardening.net/forest-garden-suburb-geoff-lawton/ http://ow.ly/uprLD

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

 

Treehugger, March 11, 2014
▶  WHO KNEW VEGETABLE GARDENS COULD BE SO REVOLUTIONARY? http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/who-knew-vegetable-gardens-could-be-so-revolutionary.html

 

Eat Drink Better
▶  HOW FAMILY FARMS CAN FEED THE WORLD AND SAVE THE EARTH http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/03/10/family-farms-feed-the-world/

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

                                                    WATCH

                                "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE"

                                     Keeping Our Soils Healthy

                                           Documentary (1:28:04)

People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. All around the world, whether you're in South America, in North America, in Europe, in Asia, people are experiencing weather patterns that are out of the norm.  The planet needs permaculture. 

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

 

 United Nations Environmental Programme, March 05, 2014
-▶  UNEP AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) AGREE TO COOPERATE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. United Nations Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, signed a wide-ranging agreement to cooperate on urgent environmental issues. -

 http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2764&ArticleID=10734&l=en

 

 ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

▶  ORGANIC FOOD - WHAT IS AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/7HDYLR

 

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1

 

 

PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND IT'S LOSS MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC : REPORT http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032

 

Global Possibilities, February 24, 2014
▶  VERTICAL AEROPONIC (HYDROPONIC) FARMS: 90% LESS WATER, 90% LESS LAND: AMISH FARM LEADS THE WAY TO LOCAL FOOD SECURITY IN INDIANA http://www.globalpossibilities.org/amish-farm-leads-the-way-to-local-food-security-in-indiana/

 

Gizmag, February 18, 2014
-▶ SRI LANKAN APARTMENT BLOCK TO BE WORLD'S TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN http://www.gizmag.com/clearpoint-residencies-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden/30864/

 

The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

 

The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

▶  HOW SMART ARE PLANTS?  THE INCREDIBLE LANT "BRAIN COMMUNICATION" http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

Inhabitat, February 28, 2014
-▶  THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388

 

-▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 

▶  PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

 

 

▶ WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

 February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/87YwxV

 

                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

 

                           AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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Nadia Lawton is also the founder of the Jordan Valley Permaculture project in Jordan which was completed in 2011. Located in a harsh desert environment, it demonstrates how permaculture principles can work even in the harshest Middle Eastern climate. “We always wanted to have a demonstration site and education centre to help local people… It has become part of my life work to set this project up so people can live in peace with the environment and each other.”

Nadia is optimistic about the future. Over the years, she states she has seen big changes with more people – from locals to royal families- taking permaculture seriously. In fact, Nadia says she is certain that Permaculture “holds all the answers for food, water and sustainable development [problems in the Middle East] and it fits perfectly with the culture.” So when I ask her what is holding the development of permaculture in the region, she replies that it is limited funding. “This means we have to work with what we have and show people what they can do with minimum funding, which is good. But we always want to do more, so we can help more people.”

- See more at: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/01/interview-nadia-lawton-talks-about-permaculture-in-the-middle-east/#sthash.eIHPSGNv.dpuf
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REWILD THE CHILD - If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

REWILD THE CHILD - If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 November 19, 2012 The Guardian, George Monbiot

- ▶  IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT.  With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm...

... While the surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, I think, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/children-lose-contact-with-nature

 

 

Playworks, April 22, 2014
- ▶ PARENTS AGREE, "OUR KIDS NEED MORE NATURE" http://www.playworks.org/blog/parents-agree-our-kids-need-more-nature?

 

Mother Nature Network, April 09, 2014 - INFOGRAPH
- ▶  PARENTS WORLDWIDE AGREE:  KIDS NEED MORE TIME OUTSIDE http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/parents-worldwide-agree-kids-need-more-time-outside

 

 George Monbiot, October 7, 2013
- ▶  REWILD THE CHILD http://www.monbiot.com/2013/10/07/rewild-the-child/

 

- ▶  CHILDREN AND NATURE:  OUR FUTURE STEWARDS http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/future-stewards/

 

 

 

Children & Nature, November 05, 2013
- ▶  “WHY I PRESCRIBE NATURE” — In D.C., Pioneering Pediatricians Offer New Hope and Health Through Park Rx : The New Nature Movement http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/11/05/why-i-prescribe-nature-in-d-c-pioneering-pediatricians-and-park-rx-offer-new-hope-and-health/

 

 - ▶  THE iMATTERS MOVEMENT: The voice of the generation most impacted by the climate crisis must be heard...http://www.imatteryouth.org/

 

April 18, 2014, Penn State News
- ▶ KIDS CAN EXPLORE FASCINATING WORLD OF INSECTS AT BUG CAMP http://news.psu.edu/story/312580/2014/04/17/campus-life/kids-can-explore-fascinating-world-insects-bug-camp

 

                         BENEFITS OF SPENDING TIME IN NATURE
Showing children how everything is connected reminds us all that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves! http://www.naturerocks.org/benefits/index.htm

 

YES Magazine, March 29, 2014
- ▶  YOU CAN'T BOUNCE OFF THE WALL IF THERE ARE NO WALLS:  OUTDOOR SCHOOLS MAKE KIDS HAPPIER -- AND SMARTER http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/the-original-kindergarten

 

The Atlantic, April 22, 2014
- ▶  MY STUDENTS DON'T KNOW HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. "Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/my-students-dont-know-how-to-have-a-conversation/360993/

 

July 22, 2013 Yahoo Shine
- ▶ NATURE'S RITALIN: 7 STUDIES SHOW WHY TIME OUTDOORS MAKES FOR HIGHER-FUNCTIONING KIDS http://shine.yahoo.com/green/nature-8217-ritalin-7-studies-show-why-time-172900536.html

 

Natural England
- ▶  ENGAGING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: Teacher insight study and evidence review http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/11085017

 

 Children And Nature,
- ▶  NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/04/australias-young-natural-leaders-students-asked-the-questions-in-2012/

 

                                                    VIDEO

      Children and Nature Network - The New Nature Movement
                                   "THE CHILD IN NATURE"

                                NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER

                               A Film by Miranda Andersen, 13,

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/02/04/the-child-in-nature-a-new-film-by-miranda-andersen-13/

 

Salon, February 16, 2014
- ▶  OUTDOOR LEARNING:  EDUCATION'S NEXT REVOLUTION?

A Growing body of research suggests that exposing students to Nature could yield extraordinary results http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/outdoor_learning_educations_next_revolution/

 

Guardian, Green Schools Hub, March 12, 2014
- ▶  CROPS TO CLASSROOMS:  HOW SCHOOL FARMS ARE GROWING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. School farms boost learning and engagement across the curriculum, and provide innovative ways to teach students about wellbeing and green issues  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/12/school-farms-engaging-students-curriculum-sustainability

 

Guardian, Green Schools Hub, July 12, 2014
  -▶ ONE SCHOOL'S RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY APPROACH TO FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jul/12/school-food-plan-primary-project

 

                                                       WATCH

                               VIDEO REPORT, NHK World English

                     SMART PHONES, SMART KIDS, SMART APPS

                          STARTING AT ONE YEAR OLD IN JAPAN

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/movie/feature201211211022.html

 

WrenSong
- ▶  WILDLIFE GARDENS BETTER FOR CHILDREN THAN TV AND DISNEY GARDENS http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/wildlife-gardens-for-kids-not-disney-yards.html

 

- ▶  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

SlowMama, February 19, 2014

-▶INTO THE WILD:  LEARNING FROM FOREST KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLS IN DENMARK

http://slowmama.com/travel/into-the-wild-learning-about-forest-kindergarten/

 

 -▶ GO EXPLORE NATURE: WHERE CONNECTING KIDS WITH NATURE IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Beginners Guide http://www.goexplorenature.com/

 

                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

 

 

Gizmag, June 03, 2013
-▶ CLASSROOMS THAT GROW FOOD. The SEEDclassroom is a place for children to learn and think about sustainability (SEED itself standing for Sustainable Education Every Day). Each 900 sq ft (84 sq m) building catches rainwater to be used in the sinks and basins, from which water is intercepted once again, and filtered through a "living wall" of edible plants. The classroom's energy is provided by rooftop solar power http://www.gizmag.com/seed-classroom/27763/

 

 The New Nature Movement , February 07, 2014
- ▶TRENDS THAT GIVE US HOPE: THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF GREEN SCHOOL YARDS http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/07/trends-that-give-us-hope-the-power-and-potential-of-green-schoolyards/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                        PROJECT WILD THING

                           CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE

                          An interview with film producer David Bond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmMKmX6oI&feature=youtu.be&campid=twitter

 

 Spiegel Online International, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GOING BACK TO NATURE WITH FOREST KINDERGARTENS http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/forest-kindergartens-could-be-the-next-big-export-from-germany-a-935165.html

 

Ecosystem Gardening
- ▶ WILDLIFE GARDENING WITH CHILDREN CREATES AWE AND WONDER http://www.ecosystemgardening.com/awe-and-wonder-always-welcome-in-the-garden.html

 

 Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013

- ▶ FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

 

 August 29, 2013 Modern Farmer
- ▶ TURNING SCHOOL GARDENS INTO OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/using-school-gardens-classrooms/

 

August 6, 2013 Living Green Magazine
- ▶ GET YOUR KIDS HIKING ! START THEM YOUNG AND KEEP IT FUN http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/06/lifestyle-choices/get-your-kids-hiking-start-them-young-and-keep-it-fun/

 

Center for International Forestry Research, January 20, 2014
-▶ STUDY HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN TREE COVER AND NUTRITION IN CHILDREN http://blog.cifor.org/21069/study-highlights-link-between-tree-cover-and-nutrition-in-children#.UudecPbTlcy

 

 Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/

 

 GOOD, December 6, 2013
- ▶  EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A FARM TO FEED ITS STUDENTS http://www.good.is/posts/every-school-should-have-a-farm-to-feed-its-students?utm_source=email&utm_medium=digest&utm_campaign=title&utm_content=learn&utm_term=2

 

Center for International Forestry Research, January 20, 2014
-▶ STUDY HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN TREE COVER AND NUTRITION IN CHILDREN http://blog.cifor.org/21069/study-highlights-link-between-tree-cover-and-nutrition-in-children#.UudecPbTlcy

 

Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013
- ▶ FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

 

 

 

FastCo Exist
 - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification

 

   - ▶ URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES:  A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT?  http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

 

  - ▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/5ih73J

 

 - ▶ AGRITECTURE:  OFFICE BUILDINGS THAT GROW FOOD  http://sco.lt/8m8LZ3

 

 - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ

 

 


- ▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 - ▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/7sjVKr

 

 

 

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Una excelente lista de referencia para aquellos que quieran estudiar la importancia de reconectarnos con la naturaleza #ecosentido

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And here we meet the other great loss. Most of those I know who fight for nature are people who spent their childhoods immersed in it.

 

Without a feel for the texture and function of the natural world, without an intensity of engagement almost impossible in the absence of early experience, people will not devote their lives to its protection. The fact that at least half the published articles on ash dieback have been illustrated with photos of beeches, sycamores or oaks seems to me to be highly suggestive.

 

Forest Schools, Outward Bound, Woodcraft Folk, the John Muir Award, the Campaign for Adventure, Natural Connections, family nature clubs and many others are trying to bring children and the natural world back together. But all of them are fighting forces which, if they cannot be turned, will strip the living planet of the wonder and delight, of the ecstasy – in the true sense of that word – that for millennia have drawn children into the wilds.

• Read a fully referenced version of this article at www.monbiot.com

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Restoring Rivers: The Lifeblood of Both Human and Ecological Communities

Restoring Rivers: The Lifeblood of Both Human and Ecological Communities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

  FRESH WATER RIVERS

-▶  National Geographic is developing a strategic approach to freshwater issues with the goal of influencing the way we, as a global community, think about and use freshwater resources... http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/rivers/

 

EcoWatch, April 09, 2014
-▶ AMERICA'S MOST ENDANGERED RIVERS OF 2014 http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/09/america-endangered-rivers-2014/

 

On Earth Magazine, January 30, 2014
 -▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR WATER? Bottled water might not be any safer than West Virginia's polluted river http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/you-might-not-live-in-west-virginia-but-do-you-know-whats-in-your-water

 

 HuffPost Green, April 04, 2014
 -▶ CLEAN WATER ACT EXPANSION DRAWS IRE FROM GOP AS WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO REGULATE WATERWAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/clean-water-act-expansion_n_5088723.html

 

                                               VIDEO STORY

                             RESTORING AMERICA'S WATERS
                                                 QUEST TV:

http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/quest-television-restoring-americas-waters/

 

 -▶ *** 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-2012

 

 Environment America

-▶  WASTING OUR WATERWAYS - OUR RIVERS ARE NOT TOXIC WASTE DUMPS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

 -▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

 February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

Global Possibilities, November 13, 2013

-▶  COAST GUARD MOVES TO APPROVE BARGING OF HAZARDOUS FRACKING WASTE ON US MAJOR RIVERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coast-guard-moves-to-approve-barging-of-hazardous-fracking-waste-on-major-rivers/

 

                                       RIVERS CONNECT US

                                            American Rivers

                             http://www.americanrivers.org/

 

 American Rivers
▶  51 DAMS REMOVED TO RESTORE USA RIVERS IN 2013 (INTERACTIVE MAP) http://www.americanrivers.org/initiative/dams/projects/2013-dam-removals/

 

New York Times, April 4, 2014
-▶ CHINA'S POISONOUS WATERWAYS: More than 50 percent of China’s rivers have disappeared altogether, and few of the surviving waterways are not completely polluted. Some 280 million Chinese people drink unsafe water, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Nearly half of the country’s rivers and lakes carry water that is unfit even for human contact. And China’s cancer mortality rate has soared, climbing 80 percent in the last 30 years. About 3.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/opinion/chinas-poisonous-waterways.html?_r=0

 

 -▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP IN CHINA  http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
-▶  BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

                                  THE FRESHWATER PROJECT --

    IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

                                           http://sco.lt/78onVh

 

 ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

  -▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

National Geographic
-▶  8 MIGHTY RIVERS RUN DRY FROM OVERUSE http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/rivers-run-dry/

 

                                              NICE WATCH

                                        "ELWHA RIVER DAM"

     FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY - A GRAND EXPERIMENT

                                          http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

 

Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2014
-▶  WATER, WILDLIFE SURGE BACK INTO ONCE-PARCHED COLORADO RIVER DELTA. The water is running deeper, faster and wider than anticipated in a channel that was once bone-dry. Hinojosa has spotted hawks, egrets and ospreys flying above the newly flowing water. He's even seen beavers.

"It's just amazing to see that we can recover the river and see it alive again," said Hinojosa, water and wetlands program director at Pronatura Noroeste, a Mexican water conservation group. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ff-delta-pulse-20140328,0,2209717.story#axzz2xEKwpW00

 

New Scientist, March 12, 2014
 -▶  HUGE WATER PULSE TO BRING COLORADO RIVER BACK FROM DEAD http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129602.800#.UyQFTV5kJK4

 

                                  WHEN THE RIVERS RUN BLACK
                   Coal Ash:  America's Largest Industrial Accident
                       https://medium.com/matter/ff09374db13b

 

 Common Dream, February 06, 2014
▶ AS COAL ASH SPEWS INTO NORTH CAROLINA RIVER, MORE TICKING TIME BOMBS THREATEN  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/06-3

 

Grist, February 13, 2014
▶ ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER RIVER RUINED BY A BIG COAL-INDUSTRY SPILL. (not to be confused with the spill of toxic coal-cleaning chemicals that poisoned a West Virginia river last month and left 300,000 people without drinking water.)  http://grist.org/news/another-day-another-big-coal-industry-spill-ruins-a-river/

 

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UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA MASSIVE COAL CHEMICAL DISASTER  http://sco.lt/4saARl

 

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Environmental Protection
-▶  NATURAL RIVER NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BIODIVERSITY http://eponline.com/articles/2012/04/03/natural-river-networks-are-essential-for-biodiversity.aspx

 

 

Yale Environment 360, December 10, 2013
-▶  A SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO RESTORE EUROPE'S LONG-ABUSED RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_successful_push_to_restore_europes_long-abused_rivers/2718/

  

                                             VIDEO Documentary
                                                  "DAMOCRACY"

                 Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html

 

  World Wildlife Fund, March 13, 2014
 -▶  DEPENDING ON CLEAN WATER:  FIVE FRESHWATER ANIMALS. While about 70% of the Earth is covered in water, only 3% of that is freshwater. Found in glaciers, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, ponds streams, wetlands and in the ground, fresh water is essential to life. More than 100,000 species rely on freshwater ecosystems, which make up less than 0.01% of the planet’s total surface area. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/depending-on-clean-water-five-freshwater-animals

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014
COAL PRODUCER TO PAY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS FOR MASSIVE WATER POLLUTION ACROSS APPALACHIA. ..
The Associated Press: The biggest ever fines for a company that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement. Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

 

Grist, February 27, 2014
▶  SALINE SOLUTION:  WHEN DE-ICING ROADS, WE MAY WANT TO PASS ON THE SALT:  IT ENDS UP IN OUR RIVERS - Just a teaspoon of salt for five gallons of water — for four days can be deadly to aquatic life. The excess salt messes with certain sensitive fishes and amphibians’ osmotic balance. http://grist.org/article/need-to-de-ice-a-road-might-want-to-pass-on-the-salt/

 

Nature Conservancy, November 4, 2013
-▶  LOSE THE MEMORY, LOSE THE FISH http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/11/04/lose-the-memory-lose-the-fish/

 

Guardian Environment, February 14, 2013

-▶  ANXIETY DRUG FOUND IN RIVERS CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOUR -- WHAT'S IT DOING TO YOU? http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour

 

-▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/6c3dcf

 

 American Rivers, February 12, 2014

▶  RIVERS WORK BEST WHEN THEY'RE WET. The water supply system in the Colorado River Basin is near its breaking point. Despite an above normal snowpack in the Rockies, climate change and prolonged drought have sapped the once-vigorous Colorado River, threatening the water supply for 36 million people, 15% of the nation’s agriculture, and a $26 billion recreation economy. - See more at: http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/#sthash.jLQdgH3h.dpuf ; http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/

 

▶  CRYPTIC RIVER:  THE TORRENTS THAT FLOW ON THE SEABED Cryptic river: The torrents that flow on the seabed. Myriad underwater rivers criss-cross the ocean floor, some many thousands of kilometres long, tens of kilometres wide and hundreds of metres deep. They are the arteries of our planet. They shunt sediments into the deep, carrying with them the oxygen and nutrients that allow life to thrive at great depths. They also seem to be a vital part of the world's carbon cycle, burying organic matter carried from the shore. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129570.700-cryptic-river-the-torrents-that-flow-on-the-seabed.html#.Uw1F4V5kJK4

 

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

Alternet, January 20, 2014
-▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14

 

                                                      WATCH

                                     PBS Nature - Full Episode

                          SALMON : RUNNING THE GAUNTLET -

Restoring Ecosystems and Salmon Runs by Returning Nature to Nature: Creating Dams, Blocking Natural River Flows, Destroys Ecosystems, human populations and brings more devastation while only producing hydroelectricity.  Electricity power can be produced in more environmental friendly ways in this 21st Century.  Dams belong in centuries past. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

 

 Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6

 

- ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

- ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

 

 Summit County, November 13, 2013
-▶  U.S. HOUSE GOP TRIES TO HEIST FEDERAL WATER RIGHTS - PRIVATIZING WATER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/13/house-gop-tries-to-heist-federal-water-rights/

 

January 18, 2013 Guardian

-▶ RIVERS, LAKES AND WETLANDS; COULD WATER BECOME THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MARKET? http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jan/18/rivers-lakes-wetlands-water-

 

TerraDaily, November 30, 2012

- ▶ STREAMS SHOW SIGNS OF DEGRADATION AT EARLIEST STAGE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Streams_Show_Signs_of_Degradation_at_Earliest_Stages_of_Urban_Development_999.html

 

July 5, 2013 Daily Express
▶  UK TROUT UNDER THREAT AS DEADLY PESTICIDE DEVASTATES TOP FISHING RIVER http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/412730/Trouts-under-threat-as-deadly-pesticide-devastates-top-fishing-river

 

 Think Progress, December 4, 2013
-▶ COAL ASH IS KILLING 900,000 FISH EACH YEAR IN A NORTH CAROLINA LAKE, STUDY FINDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/04/3017841/coal-ash-killing-fish/

 

 

International Rivers, January 15, 2014
-▶  U.S. CONGRESS TAKES LANDMARK DECISION FOR RIVERS, DAMS AND RIGHTS http://www.internationalrivers.org/blogs/227/us-congress-takes-landmark-decision-for-rivers-and-rights

 

Huffington Post Canada, December 15, 2013
-▶  LIKE DIET COKE, ONTARIO'S GRAND RIVER IS ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED - 'HIGHEST' LEVELS IN THE WORLD, STUDY SAYS.
Researchers with Environment Canada and the University of Waterloo found record levels of acesulfame, sucralose, saccharin, and cyclamate – artificial sweeteners commonly found in diet pop and toothpaste – in the Grand River to be “the highest reported concentrations of these compounds in surface waters to date anywhere in the world” http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/15/sweetener-river_n_4448501.html?ir=Canada

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

Guardian Global Development, March 14, 2012

-▶  CONTROVERSIAL DAM PROJECTS - IN PICTURES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2012/mar/14/controversial-dam-projects-in-pictures

 

Yale Environment 360,
-▶  CHINA'S GREAT DAM BOOM:  A MAJOR ASSAULT ON ITS RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_great_dam_boom_an_assault_on_its_river_systems/2706/

 

-▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

 

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

 

Yale Environment 360

-▶  A GLOBAL TREATY ON RIVERS: KEY TO TRUE WATER SECURITY http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_global_treaty_on_rivers_key_to_true_water_security/2594/

 

                                                   -- WATCH --

                                                 LOVELY VIDEO -

                                             "AWHAR" Full Episode

                   RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

 Scientific American, February 1, 2012
-▶  THANKS TO PLANTS, WE WILL NEVER FIND A PLANET LIKE EARTH http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plants-created-earth-landscapel&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_EVO_20120206

 

-▶  ENOUGHNESS:  Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy | @scoopit http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 -▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

                                FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

 Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

▶  ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/

 

The Economist, October 12, 2013
-▶ CHINA IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER: DESPERATE MEASURES COULD CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAN THEY SOLVE http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21587789-desperate-measures

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 

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                                         RIVER POLLUTION

 

                                            PHOTO ESSAY

                          Time Pictures, January 20, 2014

                                 "LIFE ON A DEATH RIVER"

      BANGLADESH'S TERRIBLY TOXIC BURINGANGA RIVER, DHAKA http://lightbox.time.com/2014/01/20/life-on-a-death-river-in-bangladesh/#4

 

Environmental Health News

-▶  HEALTH, ECOSYSTEM EFFECTS OF POISONING RIVERS WITH ROTENONE http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/blog/health-ecosystem-effects-of-rotenone-ignored

 

                       ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 -▶  PESTICIDES FOR BIG AG ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

-▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

EcoGreen, December 27, 2011
-▶  CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT WATER AND FOREST? http://www.ecogreen4us.com/stories/environment-stories/live-without-water-forest/

 

▶  ARE WE RUNNING OUT OF WATER - WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT 'ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL' http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/14/are-we-running-out-of-water/

 

 Experience EcoBlue, August 18, 2010

-▶  UNACCEPTABLE 'SCIENCE' - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND POISON http://troutheadwaters.com/clubecoblu/?p=1275

 

 

                                                  WATCH

                        October 26, 2010 Yale Environment 360

           WHEN THE WATER ENDS - AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

 

 

 

 

more...
Marian Locksley's curator insight, October 14, 2013 12:37 AM

 Rivers are also often the endpoint for much of our industrial and urban pollution and runoff. When it rains, chemical fertilizer and animal waste peppering residential areas and agricultural lands is swept into local streams, rivers, and other bodies of water. The result: polluted drinking water sources and the decline of aquatic species, in addition to coastal dead zones caused by fertilizer and sewage overload.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:40 AM

ACCESS TO WATER IS NOT A HUMAN RIGHT

If you think water is essential to life, think again. European and American multinational corporations have said that "ACCESS TO WATER IS NOT A HUMAN RIGHT."

Think about it and do some serious reading on this issue. Bottled water has proven to be nothing more than bottled tap water.

An excellent collection of research work here.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 19, 2013 5:12 PM

An essential issue, fresh water and how we treat it.

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health

Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

 

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014
  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

                                                        WATCH:
                                                   Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574

 

The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: GOLDMINE PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

 

▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5

 

 - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

 ▶ WALL STREET BANKS, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN/FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

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

 

 

 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

 

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

 

 

- ▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

 

QuestScience, February 14, 2014
-▶ LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL GARDEN:  GROWING MORE FOOD WITH LESS - BIOINTENSIVE FARMING. Teaching people around the globe how to grow food in a sustainable way. http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/18/lessons-from-a-global-garden-growing-more-food-with-less/

 

Independent, February 27, 2014
-▶ THIRD OF THE WORLD'S FOOD IS NEVER EATEN - AND IT'S INCREASING THE COST OF YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/damning-world-bank-report-record-wheat-and-maize-harvests-bring-food-prices-down--but-a-third-of-all-produce-is-binned-9158044.html

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014
  - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

 

  -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RIKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 Geneva Patch, February 17, 2014
 - ▶ EATING FROM THE GROUND UP:  GMO's MAY CAUSE THYROID ISSUES http://geneva.patch.com/groups/momentum-/p/gmos-may-cause-thyroid-issues

 

 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

  ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

 THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

▶  INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

 -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

 ▶  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

 

 -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE:  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION http://sco.lt/6JSMuf

 

 -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 

 -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT: - JUNK FOOD - PROCESSED GMO FOOD CONSUMPTION RAMPANT http://sco.lt/6sIjzN

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

 

▶ THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

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

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 ▶  MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

 

  -▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATE A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                           SEE

 

-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

-▶  INDUSTRIAL FISHING AND AQUACULTURE:  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 5:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 12:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 7:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.