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WATCH: Frogs: The Thin Green Line - A World Without Amphibians

WATCH: Frogs: The Thin Green Line - A World Without Amphibians | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                WATCH

                                           PBS Nature

                            FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

Amphibians are linchpins in their ecosystems and important in medical research. What would the world be like without them? .. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/frogs-the-thin-green-line/a-world-without-amphibians/4852/



BBC, October 16, 2014
- ▶ DEADLY VIRUS IS KILLING FROGS, AMPHABIANS THROUGHOUT SPAIN http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29649273


Science/AAAS, October 16, 2014
- ▶ DEADLY VIRUS STRIKING EUROPEAN AMPHIBIANS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/10/deadly-virus-striking-european-amphibians


Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
- ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS. The viral outbreak could have wider significance, as emerging diseases threaten all animal groups, including humans. Viruses sometimes cross species barriers , for instance Ebola, which jumped from bats and other wild animals to humans, according to the research paper published in Current Biology. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                 -- WATCH --

                                   August 23, 2013 Quest TV
- ▶ CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAM MAY ENSURE SURVIVAL FOR AFRICAN FROGS http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/08/23/captive-breeding-program-may-ensure-survival-for-african-frogs/


Center for Biological Diversity
- ▶ THE AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE EXTINCTION CRISIS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/amphibian_conservation/index.html


Highlight Press September 12, 2013
- ▶ FROGS TO BE WIPED OUT BY 2033? STUDY PREDICTS IMMINENT END OF AMPHIBIANS http://www.highlightpress.com/frog-extinction-by-2033-new-study-suggests-the-end-of-amphibians/1894/mhoster


Summit County Citizens Voice, September 2, 2014
EXTINCTION CRISIS: REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION. Among them, the mountain yellow-legged frog, with 90 percent of remaining populations supporting fewer than 10 frogs.
“Frogs have successfully thrived on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs, but now the mountain yellow legged frog and 30 percent of all amphibian species are facing extinction due to human actions,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological Diversity, .. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/report-highlights-species-on-brink-of-extinction/


Washington Post, December 30, 2012

- ▶ TIME RUNNING OUT FOR FROGS - SCIENTISTS http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/scientists-try-to-save-the-frogs-as-time-runs-out/2012/12/30/3ac5ffec-48c3-11e2-8af9-9b50cb4605a7_story.html?hpid=z4

 

March 2, 2012 US News & World Report
- ▶ FROGS ARE RAPIDLY FACING EXTINCTION http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/03/02/are-frogs-rapidly-facing-extinction

 

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


The Dodo, October 07, 2014
MAINE PROFESSOR FINDS OUT WHY 200,000 FROGS DIES IN HIS BACKYARD POND. Postmortem analysis revealed evidence of deadly ranavirus, a disease responsible for mass deaths of amphibians around the globe https://www.thedodo.com/frog-deaths-massive-200000-753710138.html


June 18, 2013 ABC Science
'SAFE LEVELS' OF PESTICIDES SLASH POND LIFE http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/06/18/3783633.htm#.UcFj0eswOic


Environmental Health News, May 13, 2014
- ▶ FROGS' IMMUNE SYSTEMS WEAKENED BY CHEMICALS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/may/frog-immunity


 Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2013

- ▶ EXPOSURE TO COMMONLY USED HERBICIDE MAKES FROG MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FUNGAL DISEASE, STUDY FINDS http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-frog-herbicide-20131025,0,3823014.story#axzz2iz9DWIsX


Frogs Are Green, September 02, 2014
HAWAII'S INHUMANE FROG POLICY. The Hawaiian government has passed laws to vilify coqui frogs as a noisy environmental menace. According to the law, coquis frogs are pests by definition, and anyone enjoying them does so at his own peril.
For many people in Hawaii, as in Puerto Rico, the coqui frog is considered an adorable creature, singing at night and improving the environment by eating insect pests. They can get loud in large numbers, but for those who enjoy the sounds of wildlife, the coqui chirp is soothing and creates a white noise that aids sleep. http://frogsaregreen.org/hawaiis-inhumane-frog-policy/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                             Frogs Are Green, August 02, 2014
- ▶ TADPOLES (200,000) DIE OFF IN MAINE POND:  PESTICIDES INDUCED OR OVERCROWDING? http://frogsaregreen.org/tadpoles-in-maine-pond-die-from-ranavirus/

 

 Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
- ▶ EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMPHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/

 

SummitVoice, July 21, 2013
- ▶ PESTICIDES  AT THE ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


 

                                                    -- WATCH --

                                                      Quest TV

 ON A SUICIDE TRAJECTORY: DISAPPEARING FROGS AND PESTICIDES http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/disappearing-frogs/


 

The Sunday Times, October 20, 2013
- ▶ PONDS FALL SILENT AS TOXIC COCKTAIL DESTROYS FROGS AND TOADS http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1329922.ece

 

 National Geographic, July 25, 2014
- ▶ THE FALL AND RISE OF THE AMPHIBIAN EMPIRE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/25/the-fall-and-rise-of-the-amphibian-empire/

 

 Summit Voice, July 10, 2013
- ▶ CAN AMPHIBIANS BOUNCE BACK FROM THE BRINK? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/can-amphibians-bounce-back-from-the-brink/



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT INSECTS BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

Anchorage Daily News, December 24, 2013

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ALASKA HOTSPOTS OF ABNORMAL FROGS. Scientists consider frogs to be barometers for the health of wetlands because they absorb liquid and gas through their skin, so they literally breath their environment. Deformities are related to a combination of now-banned pesticides still in the atmosphere seeping into the frogs, along with metals in the water where frogs live... http://www.adn.com/2013/12/24/3245721/scientists-find-that-alaska-has.html



                               SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES

          THE INCREDIBLE ROLE OF FROGS IN OUR BIOSYSTEMS  http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0904-frog_editorial.html?fbfnpg


 


 August 25, 2013 Care2

- ▶ PESTICIDES TRAVEL 100 MILES TO POISON MOUNTAIN FROGS http://www.care2.com/causes/pesticides-travel-100-miles-to-poison-mountain-frogs.html

 

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

 


 Mongabay, April 04, 2014
- ▶ THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SALAMANDER:  RESEARCHERS FIND ANOTHER CASUALTY OF CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, HABITAT LOSS. Many amphibian populations around the world are currently experiencing precipitous declines, estimated to be at least 211 times normal extinction rates. Scientists believe these declines are due to a multitude of factors such as habitat loss, agricultural contamination, and the accidental introduction of a killer fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisi), among others. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0404-morgan-shrinking-salamanders.html



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

 


 - ▶ FROGS SINGING IN MALAYSIAN SWAMP AT DUSK JUDGED TO BE 'MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUND IN THE WORLD' http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/frogs-singing-malaysian-swamp-dusk-judged-be-most-beautiful-sound-world.html

 

 Reuters, November 20, 2013

- ▶ FROG NAMES AFTER DARWIN CROAKS IT LAST - NOW EXTINCT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-science-darwin-frog-idUSBRE9AJ1B220131120?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

 Treehugger, September 19, 2013

NATURE BLOWS MY MIND!
- ▶ ARCTIC FROGS COME BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING FROZEN http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/nature-blows-mind-arctic-frogs-come-back-life-after-being-frozen-video.html

 

Mongabay, January 10, 2014
- ▶ NOT SEEN IN OVER 130 YEARS, 'EXTINCT' FROG REDISCOVERED IN SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0110-hance-hypomelas.html

 

 Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/african-frog-uses-chemicals-to-hide-from-killer-ants/article/364778

 

Summit County, November 5, 2013
- ▶ BIODIVERSITY:  FEDS TO STUDY PESTICIDE IMPACTS ON RARE FROGS IN CALIFORNIA http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/05/biodiversity-feds-agree-to-study-pesticide-impacts-to-rare-frogs-in-california/

 

Mongabay, October 4, 2013

- ▶ AMPHIBIANS EVOLVE RESISTANCE TO POPULAR PESTICIDE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1001-fessenden-amphibans-resistant-to-pesticide.html

July 23, 2013 RT News
- ▶ FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF PESTICIDE IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

July 26, 2013 Nature World News

- ▶ FARM CHEMICALS ACCUMULATING IN WILD FROGS IN CALIFORNIA http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/3173/20130726/farm-chemicals-accumulating-wild-frogs-california.htm

 

July 31, 2013 High Country News
- ▶ NEW PESTICIDES FROM CENTRAL VALLEY FOUND IN REMOTE SIERRA NEVADA FROGS https://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/new-pesticides-discovered-in-sierra-nevada-frogs?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

 

January 30, 2013 Frogs Are Green

- ▶ TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FROGS:

Nearly thirty percent of all the amphibians in the world are facing extinction. While it may sound surprising, the greatest threat to any animal on the planet is mankind. Humans are perched solidly at the top of the food chain, and our nation's youth must understand the incredible responsibility that comes with that power.... http://frogsaregreen.org/guest-post-teaching-kids-about-frogs/

 

August 14, 2012 Grist
- ▶ PESTICIDE-RESISTANT INSECTS ADD INSULT TO DROUGHT INJURY http://grist.org/food/gmo-resistant-insects-add-insult-to-drought-injury/

 

MAY 13, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

- ▶ WIDELY USED INSECTICIDE CONTAMINATING WATER SUPPLIES, TRIGGERING WILDLIFE DIE-OFF IN EUROPE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/widely-used-insecticide-contaminating-water-supplies-triggering-wildlife-die-off-in-europe/

 

 

 - ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt


 

- ▶ BATS: WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES WEAKEN IMMUNE SYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/7xPkeH



                                   BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

                          Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 - ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB



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

 

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/



- ▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

 

Animalearn, Animals, Ethics and Education
- ▶ THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF DISSECTION http://www.animalearn.org/green/#.Ui_9bLzc-RQ


- ▶ EBOLA: HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   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/

 

 

                @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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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

 WONDERING WHAT THIS BIODIVERSITY STUFF IS 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!



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


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


A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”... ALBERT EINSTEIN


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



EarthBlog, Glen Barry, August 04, 2014
-▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR. New science finds that two-thirds of Earth’s land-based ecosystems must be protected to sustain the biosphere long-term. Yet about one-half of Earth’s natural ecosystems have already been lost. The scientific review article by Dr. Glen Barry – entitled “Terrestrial ecosystem loss and biosphere collapse” – was published today in the international journal “Management of Environmental Quality”. http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/

 

                                                     VIDEOS

                                    WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY

                                        http://sco.lt/6rzPEX


The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


 

 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

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS"

                                              University of Arizona
                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

                                         http://vimeo.com/40615050

                               

The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics can be used to help save and restore natural ecosystems particularly in view of Climate Change evolutionary impacts. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050



 - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ



 ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D


 - ▶  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

 


Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

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



 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.htm

 

Mother Nature Network, May 23, 2014

11 ISLANDS WITH AMAZING BIODIVERSITYAround the flobe, islands preserve habitats for a wealth of unique plants and animals on land and in the water http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/11-islands-with-amazing-biodiversityl

 

                                                  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


  -▶ INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

 

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


 

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

 

 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

                    

                                                   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/


The Mind Unleashed, October 04, 2014
30 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRACTALS IN NATURE http://themindunleashed.org/2014/10/30-beautiful-photographs-fractals-nature.html



 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   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/



pdjmoo's insight:

                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


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


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


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


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


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

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Rajita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:27 AM

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

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 1, 2:48 AM

An excellent short documentary on what is biodiversity and what we are doing to it.

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BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So

BOLIVIA Gives Legal Rights To Nature - First Nation In The World To Do So | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: DEFORESTATION, OCEANS, AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.


                     BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH

                                          Earth, October 13, 2014

     Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. Developed by grassroots social groups and agreed by politicians, the Law of Mother Earth recognises the rights of all living things, giving the natural world equal status to human beings. Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination.

     Bolivia’s government will be legally bound to prioritise the wellbeing of its citizens and the natural world by developing policies that promote sustainability and control industry. The economy must operate within the limits of nature and the country is to work towards energy and food sovereignty while adopting renewable energy technologies and increasing energy efficiency.Preventing climate change is a key objective of the law, which includes protecting the lives of future generations. The government is requesting that rich countries help Bolivia adapt to the effects of climate change in recognition of the environmental debt they owe for their high carbon emissions.

   The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/



                                                    VIDEO

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6c30YD


MANIFESTO: http://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/ proclaimed in 2010 at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, Bolivia)

                  GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF NATURE

                                       http://therightsofnature.org/


The Independent, October 12, 2014
-▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html



Global Exchange, Rights of Nature
-▶  CAN WE PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AS LONG AS WE TREAT IT AS HUMAN PROPERTY? http://www.globalexchange.org/communityrights/campaigns/rightsofnature


                                                    BOLIVIA

                                Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia



                                        ELECTION VIDEO REPORT
                                                      France 24 TV

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-▶  BOLIVIA'S MORALES WINS THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT IN LANDSLIDE VICTORY. Bolivian President Evo Morales declared a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, hailing it as a triumph for socialist reforms that have cut poverty and vastly expanded the state’s role in the booming economy.  http://www.france24.com/en/20141013-bolivia-morales-wins-third-term-president-landslide-victory/


GreenLeft, October 20, 2014
-▶ BOLIVIA LEADS CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. On a global scale, Bolivia is punching way above its size in drawing attention to the climate crisis and formulating answers to it ― within the limits of its situation as a small landlocked country in South Americahttps://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57571


New York Times, February 16, 2014
-▶  TURNABOUT IN BOLIVIA AS ECONOMY RISES FROM INSTABILITY.  Morales’s enduring popularity is a result of his extraordinary socio-economic reforms, which have transformed Bolivia from an “economic basket case” into a country that receives praise from such unlikely contenders as the World Bank and the IMF – an irony considering the country’s success is the result of the socialist administration casting off the recommendations of the IMF in the first place. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/world/americas/turnabout-in-bolivia-as-economy-rises-from-instability.html?_r=0


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/


New Ag, January 06, 2012

PROTECTING BOLIVIA'S DELICATE ECOSYSTEMS. In Bolivia's remote Chaco region, poor natural resource management coupled with changes in the climate are making family farming a very risky business... http://www.new-ag.info/en/focus/focusItem.php?a=2362


Guardian Environment, October 14, 2014
-▶  BEYOND CAPITALISM: EVO MORALES HAS PROVED THAT "SOCIALISM" DOESN'T DAMAGE ECONOMIES. Bolivia’s re-elected president has dumbfounded critics in Washington, the World Bank and the IMF. There are lessons for the West and globalization left here http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/evo-morales-reelected-socialism-doesnt-damage-economies-bolivia


                                                    REPORT

Center For Economic and Policy Research, December 2009
BOLIVIA:  THE ECONOMY DURING THE MORALES ADMINISTRATION
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/bolivian-economy-during-morales-administration/


 Biodiversity International, May 29, 2014
BOLIVIA LEADS THE WAY IN RECOGNIZING FARMERS AS CUSTODIAN OF BIODIVERSITY http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/bolivia-leads-the-way-in-recognizing-farmers-as-custodians-of-biodiversity/


Natural Health Warriors, February 23, 2014
BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH http://naturalhealthwarriors.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

       2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE, CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION  sco.lt/6uJuz3


United Nations Development Programme
ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY. UNDP helps more than 140 countries to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity, and to secure ecosystem services that are vital to human welfare and their development efforts in line with their own priorities and needs.  http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/focus_areas/ecosystems_and_biodiversity/


                                                       WATCH
                                       GREEN GOLD (48 min)
                    The Simple Solutions Are Right In Front Of Us
                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/green-gold/


                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



ScienceDaily, January 29, 2012
NEW BIODIVERSITY MAP OF ANDES SHOWS SPECIES IN DIRE NEED OF PROTECTION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126223929.htm


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



                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH



Guardian, October 16, 2014
ANTHROPOCENE:  IS THIS THE NEW EPOCH OF HUMANS? Humanity’s terrifying impact on Earth justifies new Anthropocene epoch.  Geologists, climate scientists, ecologists – and a lawyer – gather in Berlin for talks on whether to rename age of human life  http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/16/-sp-scientists-gather-talks-rename-human-age-anthropocene-holocene


-▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE AGE OF MAN http://sco.lt/4hz61p




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


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



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



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



-▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN: IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



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


                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT



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               "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                               http://sco.lt/93dMUz




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


               Campaign to STOP Genetically Modified Trees/Forests

                                           Trees With No Soul

                                          http://stopgetrees.org/



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


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


▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTIONNO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: http://sco.lt/8pAoSn



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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                    THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h





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

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

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


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

 ▶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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The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.” At its heart is an understanding that the Earth is sacred, which arises from the indigenous Andean worldview of ‘Pachamama’ (meaning Mother Earth) as a living being. An initial act outlining the rights – which was passed by Bolivia’s national congress in December 2010 and paves the way for the full legislation – defines Mother Earth as a dynamic and “indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny.”...More

http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

 

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EBOLA: Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse

EBOLA: Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE

 Scientists have warned that current hunting trends in Central African forests could result in complete ecological collapse.

The authors maintain that the current rate of unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas and other seed-dispersing species threatens the ability of forest ecosystems to regenerate, and that landscape-wide hunting management plans are needed to avoid an environmental catastrophe..... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130723103451.htm



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                                                   EBOLA

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Guardian, October 28, 2014
-▶EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


SustainableBusiness.com, October 22, 2014
-▶ THE EBOLA-DEFORESTATION CONNECTION. "As the forests disappeared, so too did the buffer separating humans from animals - and from the pathogens that animals harbor," says Vanity Fair. http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25968


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA IS ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


                                                       PHOTO

EBOLA EXISTED AT LOW LEVELS IN INTACT RAINFORESTS ONLY EMERGING AS OVER-POPULATION WIDELY DESTROYED AND BEGAN EATING BUSHMEAT  https://twitter.com/EcoInternet/status/523296942961340417/photo/1


CIFOR Forests News Blog, September 02, 2014
-▶ EBOLA AND BUSHMEAT IN AFRICA:  Q&A WITH LEADING RESEARCHER  http://blog.cifor.org/23924/ebola-and-bushmeat-in-africa-qa-with-leading-researcher


                                                         VIDEO

                                     France 24, October 08, 2014
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS BREAKS OUT DEEP IN RAINFOREST  http://www.france24.com/en/20141008-video-msf-ebola-outbreak-drc-rainforest-lokolia-congo/


IUCN, October 08, 2014
▶  EBOLA OUTBREAK HIGHLIGHTS CRITICAL LINKS BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY LOSS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.iucn.org/?18439/Ebola-outbreak-highlights-critical-links-between-biodiversity-loss-and-human-health-says-IUCNs-Wildlife-Health-Specialist-Group


New Scientist, September 08, 2014
▶  EBOLA'S SILVER LINING:  WE CAN CLAMP DOWN ON BUSHMEAT. According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola virus enters human populations when people handle or eat infected wildlife, especially fruit bats, chimpanzees, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines. Eating bushmeat remains common throughout Africa, either for subsistence or as a luxury.

The Ebola outbreak is an opportunity to clamp down on a practice which both causes disease outbreaks and empties forests of wildlife. At a minimum, governments should zealously enforce bans on the hunting and consumption of bats and apes, two groups most commonly associated with Ebola. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850.300-ebolas-silver-lining-we-can-clamp-down-on-bushmeat.html


Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
-▶ EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !! http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-


Guardian, October 10, 2014
▶  EBOLA:  EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS TO ASSESS RISK OF BUSHMEAT TO EU COUNTRIES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/ebola-bushmeat-risk-europe-food-safety-expert-assessment


Washington Post, October 12, 2014
▶  HOW DEFORESTATION SHARES THE BLAME FOR THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/08/how-deforestation-and-human-activity-could-be-to-blame-for-the-ebola-pandemic/


The Guardian - Vital Signs
-▶  HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia


Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
-▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/


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 ▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN


The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


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



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


- ▶ PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf


The Dodo, July 23, 2014
▶  THERE ARE ONLY 100 GORILLAS LEFT IN NIGERIA, CONSERVATIONISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/there-are-only-100-gorillas-le-639709280.html

 

 Mongabay, December 11, 2013
▶  BONOBOS: THE CONGO BASIN'S GREATEST GARDENERS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-pham-bonobos-in-congo-seed-dispursal.html


Mongabay, July 09, 2014
-▶ SOLD INTO EXTINCTION:  GREAT APES BETRAYED BY PROTECTORS. Corruption in high places, CITES, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0709-sri-stiles-cites-commentary.html


-▶ SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD  http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ


 Magazine Good Planet, July 02, 2014
-▶   'SLAVERY' DRIVING APES TO EXTINCTION http://www.goodplanet.info/en/news/2014/07/02/slavery-driving-apes-extinction/


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THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


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


 ▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION  http://sco.lt/5dc13Z




                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL & ANIMAL EXTINCTION --: DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/5moIAT



▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh




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


March 03, 2013 Global Issues
▶  LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions


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

 

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


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES  http://sco.lt/8G99Av



                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                ONE WORLD, ONE HUMANITY, ONE ENVIRONMENT http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

                  WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE

                                         http://sco.lt/7D9Av3


 

                                                   PHOTOS: 

▶  STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 


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


 

                                            --- WATCH --

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                       DON'T MISS THIS

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 



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



                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                      http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 April 5, 2013 - National Geographic
▶  ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CLOSER LOOK AT ENDANGERED SPECIES http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/05/on-the-brink-of-extinction-a-closer-look-at-endangered-species/


March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

▶  EXTINCTION, MASS EXTINCTIONS, EXTINCT SPECIES, AND THE ONGOING 6TH GREAT MASS EXTINCTION  http://scienceheathen.com/2013/03/07/extinction-mass-extinctions-extinct-species-and-the-ongoing-6th-great-mass-extinction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



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


 

                                            --- WATCH ---

                                                  PBS Nature

            "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY" - FULL EPISODE

                                        http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

 

▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

▶  RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/



 ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS - MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020  http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


                                                   WATCH
                              THE PRICE OF IVORY (9:01)
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpK3_vNLAA



 ▶  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 IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p


 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS ENTIRE FORESTS BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

▶  **** TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR


▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

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


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


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


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


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

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Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror

Inside the $19 BILLION Global Enterprise That's Slaughtering Wildlife - A Criminal Horror | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Wildlife Extra News

 ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html


Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
-▶ ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON AN 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade



   THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS

                                          JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

                                        COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ



June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

 ▶  INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS The scale of poaching is a criminal horror. Why Obama should make it a priority issue -- in his meeting with China's Xi Jinping this week and beyond...   http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/inside-the-global-industry-thats-slaughtering-africas-elephants/276582


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



▶  THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE: ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ



Focusing on Wildlife
▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0



▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/




Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK.
Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park



                                        RHINOS IN CRISIS

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl


                                                        VIDEO
                                BBC News, September 04, 2014
                                    THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment

  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED --  ANNUALLY -- ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


                                          VIDEO - (27:19) Link TV
                                      ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL
In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril


May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 


                                       AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

                                           ELEPHANT CULTURE
                      "ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)
                                PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode
Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/


 

▶  TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS ARE POACHED (SLAUGHTERED) EVERY YEAR IN AFRICA - JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

 

Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed


                                        PASSING OF A GIANT

                                   DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                        http://sco.lt/6gxrW5



Live Science, February 05, 2014
  -▶ DRONES ENTER THE BATTLE AGAINST ELEPHANT, RHINO POACHERS - THANKS TO GOOGLE http://news.yahoo.com/drones-enter-battle-against-elephant-rhino-poachers-162137029.html

 

 ▶  Bloomberg, October 10, 2013
GOOGLE EARTH SAVES KENYA'S MAASAI MARA ELEPHANT WITH DRONE (HOPEFULLY THEY'RE ARMED TOO FOR SHOOT ON SIGHT) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-09/google-earth-saves-kenyan-elephants-with-drones-in-maasai-mara.html

 

Standard Digital News, March 1, 2014
 ▶  KENYA'S ELEPHANT POPULATION APPEARS TO BE STABILIZING AS TANZANIA POACHERS BUTCHER 30 A DAY (WHAT?!?) http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000105769&story_title=Kenya-kenya-elephant-population-stabilises-as-tanzania-poachers-butcher-30-a-day

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                            "LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ

 

 

 Ring of Fire, March 05, 2014
  ▶  THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS A $19 BILLION A YEAR TRAGIC WILDLIFE TRAGEDY  http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/03/nra-elephant-preservation/


 

                                    ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                           http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 

Ring of Fire, September 3, 2013
  ▶  NRA LOBBYIST SHOOTS ELEPHANT IN THE FACE TWICE, FOLLOWS IT FOR FINAL KILL: LIKENS CRITICS TO HITLER http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2013/09/nra-lobbyist-shoots-elephant-face-likens-critics-hitler/

 

 Grist, March 06, 2014
 ▶  DEATH-DEFYING ELEPHANT RECOVERS FROM FOURTH POACHING ATTEMPT http://grist.org/list/death-defying-elephant-recovers-from-fourth-poaching-attempt/


▶  IN TANZANIAN VILLAGE, ELEPHANT POACHERS THRIVE http://sco.lt/6NuIlN


 

                                                   ELEPHANTS

THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING                                 http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


 

▶  EXTINCTION AHEAD: TWO-THIRDS OF FOREST ELEPHANT SLAUGHTERED BY IVORY POACHERS IN PAST DECADE  http://sco.lt/5cG05R


Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

  ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

 

 

                                                         SLIDESHOW

                                Huffington Post Green, October 8, 2013

ELEPHANT POACHERS SHOULD BE SHOT ON THE SPOT, TANZANIAN MINISTER SUGGESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/poachers-shot-on-the-spot-tanzanian-minister_n_4065740.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=100813&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

  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

 

▶  LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls



                          ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                     UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                        http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


 Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2013
  ▶  MORE THAN 80 ELEPHANTS DEAD FROM CYANIDE POISONING IN ZIMBABWE PARK, KILLING WEB OF LIFE http://e360.yale.edu/digest/more_than_80_elephants_dead_from_cyanide_poisoning_in_zimbabwe_park/3960/

 

Yahoo News,

  ▶  ZIMBABWE POACHERS JAILED 15 YEARS FOR POISONING 81 ELEPHANTS http://news.yahoo.com/zimbabwe-poachers-jailed-15-years-elephant-poisoning-172555271.html

 

September 6, 2013 Take Part
SCREWING WITH NATURE:

  ▶  ELEPHANT POACHERS IN AFRICA NOW POISONING VULTURES TO EVADE AUTHORITIES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/05/vultures-elephant-rhino-poaching-poison-africa

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                             ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                          National Geographic 

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic

  ▶  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph

  ▶  INDIAN VILLAGERS ABANDON HOME TO MAKE WAY FOR AN ELEPHANT HIGHWAY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10089246/Villagers-abandon-homes-for-Elephant-highway.html


                                            A LOVELY WATCH

                                              ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                   AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC VERSION)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh



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

                   THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


BBC News, February 13, 2014

 ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

Delegates from 46 different countries and 11 UN organisations have signed The London Declaration. With four African presidents - as well as delegates from China and Vietnam - among the signatories, the illegal animal trade has been pushed from the conservation agenda to the political one. But now the hard work begins.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172179


 Guardian Environment, February 12, 2014
 ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE:  50 NATIONS GATHER IN LONDON FOR HIGH-LEVEL SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/12/illegal-wildlife-trade-50-nations-london-summit


                                                       VIDEO

  ▶  OUTGUNNED: ILLICIT TRADE IN WILDLIFE HAS EXPLODED INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE http://sco.lt/7RuB9d


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com

                                                      VIDEO

                               TROPHY AND CANNED HUNTING

              Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                         http://sco.lt/6qdbW5


 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

Treehugger, June 24, 2014
ECOCIDE: IT'S TIME TO TREAT ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE LIKE A SERIOUS CRIME. A new U.N. report calls for international collaboration to fight the crime organizations behind illegal trading in wood and wildlife. It’s difficult to put an exact value on the clandestine trade in timber and animals, but estimates from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the UN Environmental Programme and INTERPOL range from $70 to $213 billion U.S. dollars per year. Steiner said these numbers are very likely an underestimate. http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/its-time-treat-illegal-wildlife-trade-serious-crime.html


Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html


▶  HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html


 -▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE 'CYPERPOACHING -- EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt


Scientific American, June 29, 2014
  -▶ ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME FUNDS TERRORISM Environmental destruction—-from smuggling elephant tusks to illegal dumping of toxic waste—-generates as much as $213 billion annually for criminals and terrorists. http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/environmental-crime-funds-terrorism/


United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

  -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163


  ▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


  ▶  INDONESIA; THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/8B8NWb


 SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://sco.lt/6Sdg13


ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7


Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014

  -▶ KENYA TO DEPLOY DRONES IN ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN BID TO TACKLE POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching




 ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?  http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

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


 

 

                           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 ELEPHANT POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/curate?q=ELEPHANTS

 

  ▶  **** MORE ON THE TRAGEDY OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&q=POACHING

 

 

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LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe

LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Mongabay,  April 18, 2013

HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTING LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

"Land grabbing" involves capital-rich countries investing in land and subsequent agricultural operations in poorer foreign countries. ..

...there are an estimated 62 'grabbed countries' and 41 'grabbers,' with the Middle East, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia acting as the biggest grabbers. Estimates of the total amount of grabbed land are variable, but it is clear that numbers are steadily on the rise...

Land deals are negotiated in the upper tiers of society and government with little or no input from the communities who are impacted by the sale and conversion of land....http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0418-santana-land-grabbing.html


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods

 

The Ecologist, October 03, 2014
UVINJE, TANZANIA: LAND GRABS: AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ERASED IN THE NAME OF "CONSERVATION" http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2579479/uvinje_tanzania_an_indigenous_community_erased_in_the_name_of_conservation.html

 

WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

 Mining.com, September26, 2014
MINING CORPORATIONS ORDERED TO HAND BACK LAND TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN COLUMBIA http://www.mining.com/miners-ordered-to-hand-back-land-to-natives-in-colombia-75530/

 

Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014

THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

 Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

 

  Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

June 2, 2013 The Guardian
HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

 Agrarian Justice
- ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - A PRIMER (Downloadable PDF) http://www.tni.org/primer/global-land-grab

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

 

 - ▶ FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? Food, fuel and the global land grab -  Lester Brown http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474 farmlandgrab.org

 

                                                    VIDEO: 

                             "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY?

                                           http://sco.lt/7WPptB

 

 Guardian Environment, June 27, 2014
  ▶ LAND TAKEN OVER BY FOREIGN INVESTORS COULD FEED 550 MILLION PEOPLE, STUDY FINDS. Land grabbing in Africa and Asia for export and biofuel crops is keeping populations malnourished and hungry http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/27/land-grabbing-food-biofuels-crops

 

LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI - VIDEO  http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

 

 VIDEO:

- ▶ LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

VIDEO:

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

 

VIDEO:

- ▶ *** EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

 

April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952

 

April 15, 2013 farmlandgrab.org - Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab
- ▶ "SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE EARTH": INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND LAND GRABS IN GUATEMALA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21932


 January 27, 2013 Economy Watch
- ▶ LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.html

 

 June 3, 2013 CGIAR WLE

- ▶ WHEN LAND GETS GRABBED, DO WOMEN GET SIDELINED? http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/03/when-land-gets-grabbed-do-women-get-sidelined/

 

                                                   WATCH:
                              "SEEDS OF DISCONTENT" 22:32
        Powerful New Documentary Shows Reality of Worldwide Land Grabs

                               http://www.seedsofdiscontent.net/

 

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News

- ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

 

                                                     WATCH:

                "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY? http://sco.lt/7WPptB

 

                                                       VIDEO

EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

 

 Environment News Service, January 22, 2014

- ▶ KENYA BURNS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUT OF ANCESTRAL LANDS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/01/22/kenya-burns-indigenous-people-out-of-ancestral-lands/

 

 Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
- ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/

 

 September 3, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS (LAND GRABS) AND SOCIAL CONFLICT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22519

 

- ▶ LAND GRABS AROUND THE WORLD http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

 

                                      - ▶ LAND MATRIX -

                         Online Public Database on Land Deals.

The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment http://landmatrix.org/

 

Environmental Health New, February 12, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing

 

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

 

September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor
- ▶ MIFEE'S MASSIVE SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/

 

Earth Policy Institute, September 17, 2013

- ▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY | Chapter 10. The Global Land Rush http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch10

 

VICE United Kingdom
- ▶ THE COL0MBIAN GOVERNMENT IS KILLING ITS PEASANT FARMERS FOR THEIR LAND http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-colombian-government-is-slaughtering-its-peasant-farmers-for-their-land

 

 Farm Land Grab, November 1, 2013
- ▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS AS USUAL: THE DEATH OF PEASANT FARMING IN ARGENTINA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22759-agribusiness-as-usual-the-death-of-peasant-farming

 

Intercontinental Cry,
- ▶ ARGENTINA: THE MAPUCHE'S STRUGGLE FOR LAND http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=522&wysijap=subscriptions

 

 News Junkie Post, March 01, 2014
- ▶ LAND GRAB AT ILE A VACHE: HAITI'S PEASANTS FIGHT BACK http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/03/01/land-grab-at-ile-a-vache-haitis-peasants-fight-back/

 

March 11, 2013 GRAIN —

- ▶ THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa

 

 February 20, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶ LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS - THE ROLE OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.iatp.org/documents/land-grabs-and-fragile-food-systems

 

June 3, 2013 Africa Review
- ▶ MULTINATIONALS REAPING BIG FROM ABUSIVE FORESTRY PRACTICES IN DRC (CONGO) http://www.africareview.com/Analysis/Multinational-companies-reaping-big-from-DRC-foreste/-/979190/1870906/-/hxc1jf/-/index.html?goback=.gde_125462_member_246771094

 

Cultural Survival:
- ▶ THE DENIAL OF TRADITIONAL LAND RIGHTS IN WEST PAPUA http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/the-denial-traditional-land-rights-west-papua

 

                                                 -- WATCH --
                                               VIDEO REPORT

                  "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"

September 15, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - 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://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410


Oxfam International, GROW
- ▶ THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL

  http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

                                                   -- WATCH --

                A FARMER IN AFRICA - PROPERTY RIGHTS (1:58)

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6nra7SYPNM

 

farmlandgrab.org, May 07, 2014
-▶ WHEN OUR LAND IS FREE, WE'RE ALL FREE. Communities are resisting this corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is one such community and here is their story. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23469

 

farmlandgrab.org, May 14, 2014
-▶ SMALL COMMUNITY IN LIBERIA STANDS STRONG AGAINST LAND GRABBING http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23503

 

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

 

 farmlandgrab.org, May 05, 2014
-▶ RESISTANCE TO LIBERIA LAND GRABS A WARNING TO AFRICA INVESTMENT Friends of the Earth International and the Sustainable Development Institute / Friends of the Earth Liberia are warning governments and investors that any investment must respect communities’ rights and ownership of land http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23462

 

                                                      VIDEOS

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

 

 

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               TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

                                                --- WATCH--

                                         A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                   July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

                                             VIDEO REPORT:
IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY OF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html

 

 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


June 26, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ GUATEMALA: CAMPESINOS FORCED OFF THE LAND TO MAKE WAY FOR SUGAR AND PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://bit.ly/16zteI5http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/26/guatemala-sugar-land-corn

 

                                            ****SLIDESHOW:

- THE COST OF BIOFUEL LANDGRABS IN GUATEMALA http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html

 

 

July 17, 2013 UnEarth News
- ▶ AFRICA: CLIMATE CHANGE, LAND GRABS AND RAPID URBAN EXPANSION IN AFRICA THREATEN CHILDREN'S LIVES http://unearthnews.org/climate-change-and-rapid-urban-expansion-in-africa-threaten-childrens-lives/

 

July 26, 2013 Quartz
- ▶ A TINY TRIBE IN INDIA STANDS IN THE WAY OF A $1.7 BILLION PROJECT AND A MOUNTAIN OF ALUMINIUM QUARTZ http://qz.com/108066/a-small-tribe-in-india-stands-between-1-7-billion-and-a-mountain-full-of-aluminum-ore/

 

June 22, 2013 Spring Returning

- ▶ PANAMA: "They lied to us" Pristine #indigenous coastal land in #Panama sold to foreign developers http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

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

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
- ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION

                "We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

May 3, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ VIOLENCE HITS NICARAGUAN RAINFOREST AS LAND INVASIONS MOUNT http://www.trust.org/item/20130503143717-fz36w/?source=tw

 

May 3, 2013 BBC Science and Environment
- ▶ NICARAGUA CLOUD FOREST 'UNDER SIEGE' BY COLONIALIST ILLEGAL LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22379788

 

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News
- ▶ FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

 

March 15, 2013 DW Asia
- ▶ LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

 

April 22, 2013 Survival International

- ▶ INDONESIAN MILITARY 'DEVELOPMENT' PROGRAM SPREADS FEAR IN WEST PAPUA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9173


 April 28, 2013 - The Guardian
- ▶ AUSTRALIA'S BOOM IS ANYTHING BUT FOR ITS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE - Their land yields the world's biggest resources boom http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/28/australia-boom-aboriginal-story-despair

 

EIA International

- ▶ VILLAGERS FACE OFF AGAINST PALM OIL FIRM'S BULLDOZERS —  http://ow.ly/kcP3y

 

April 8, 2013 Rights and Resources - Mongabay:

- ▶ BRAZIL USING MILITARY TO FORCE AMAZON DAMS CONSTRUCTION ON INDIGENOUS LANDS http://www.rightsandresources.org/blog.php?id=1757

 

April 18, 2013 BBC New
- ▶ BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT FAILING TO PROTECT ONE OF WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED TRIBES AGAINST LAND GRABBING LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22203476

 

March 15, 2013 DW Asia

LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION  http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

 

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

 

 June 14, 2013 Humanosphere

- ▶ A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

 

April 25, 2013 - IPS News
- ▶ CAMEROON: COME GRAB OUR LAND http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/african-governments-recognise-land-rights-but-promote-landgrabbing/

 

June 7, 2013 Climate Justice
- ▶ INDIGENOUS PERUVIAN PROTEST STATE OIL COMPANY TAKING OVER THEIR LANDS  http://climate-connections.org/2013/06/07/indigenous-peruvians-protest-state-oil-company-taking-over-their-land/

 

June 10, 2013 IPS –
- ▶ KENYA'S FLOWER FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

 

June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org

- ▶ EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

 

April 18, 2013 Institute for Ag

- ▶ REPORTS OF THE GLOBAL LAND RUSH COME TO WASHINGTON http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/reports-of-the-global-land-rush-come-to-washington

 

                                                      WATCH

                               SHORT VIDEO: Resource Rights

                                       Grassroots International

- ▶ Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights.

http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights

 

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                          "PLANET FOR SALE"

                     BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

 

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

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

Mongabay, March 27, 2014

  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Food Crisis and the Global Landgrab, December 10, 2013
- ▶ AFRICAN LAND RUSH BY CORPORATIONS 'MAY PUT LIVES OF MILLIONS AT RISK' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22911-african-land-rush-by-firms-may-put-lives-of-millions-at-risk

 

Oakland Institute - Report

- ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

 25 March 25, 2013 - PolicyMic
- ▶ LAND GRABS IN AFRICA ARE ALSO FOREIGN WATER GRABS  http://www.policymic.com/articles/30774/land-grabs-in-africa-are-also-water-grabs/416504

 

 ▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/9KW9wn

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

          BIOFUEL, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS 

                                         http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

 

 June 18, 2013 CNN Marketplace Africa
- ▶ LAND RIGHTS, NOT LAND GRABS, CAN HELP AFRICA FEED ITSELF http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/opinion/land-grabs-africa-mark-bowman

 

 Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

- ▶ A SHOCKING SCANDAL: THE GREAT, SECRETIVE AFRICA LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303

 

  June 13, 2013 Inter Press Service

- ▶ U.S. AND MALAYSIA LEAD WORLDWIDE "LAND GRABS" IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING NATIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/u-s-malaysia-lead-worldwide-land-grabs/

 

                                                    WATCH
                       NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE - TRAILER

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THKV8hKjExA#t=28

 

 - ▶ INDONESIA RELOCATES DISPLACED FAMILIES TO BUILD RESORTS http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/indonesia-relocates-families-build-resorts-201412941833390.html

 

GRAIN, December 7, 2013

- ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4844-stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-their-land-back-from-wilmar

 

                                                       VIDEO

- ▶ UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

  

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LANDRUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

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/

 

 -▶  MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP , At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, a trade pact being organized by the US government. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

Mongabay, November 7, 2013

- ▶ PALM OIL COMPANIES IGNORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS, NEW STUDY SHOWS, Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of local communities in tropical forests and failing to live up to social and environmental commitments http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1107-dparker-palm-oil-rights.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

- ▶ WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶ CHINESE BUY UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

 

April 17, 2013 - The Guardian
- ▶ LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming

  

 

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                 THE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND "INVESTMENTS

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

 

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

 

  ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN AND FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6B5AvJ

 

BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/

 

 Oxfam Australia:
  ▶ BANKS AND LAND GRABS https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/

 

Mongabay, September 24, 2014

INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html

 

Guardian Global Development, Pascal Liu -  September 20, 2013

- ▶ INVESTORS SHOULD WORK WITH FARMERS, NOT GRAB THEIR LAND. Displacement of small farmers, loss of incomes and livelihoods for rural people and depletion of productive resources are all reported, with consequences including increased poverty and food insecurity, social fragmentation and conflicts.... http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/sep/20/investors-work-with-farmers

 

                                                        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


May 27, 2013 EurActiv
- ▶ EUROPEAN BANKS ACCUSED OF FUELING LAND GRABS IN UGANDA http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/european-banks-accused-fuelling-news-520022

 

May 12, 2013 The Guardian UK
- ▶ DEUTSCHE BANK AND IFC ACCUSED OF BANKROLLING VIETNAM FIRMS' LAND GRABS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/13/deutsche-bank-ifc-bankroll-vietnam-cambodia-laos

 

May 13, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
- ▶ POLICY BRIEF: THE ROLE OF EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN LAND GRABS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22067

 

June 6, 2013 Al Jazeera

- ▶ MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE GREED: WINNER TAKES ALL

LOCAL GOLD PROSPECTORS LEFT OUT BY MULTI-NATIONAL GOLD RUSH http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/2013515161130258616.html

 

August 8, 2013 The Independent

- ▶ GROWTH OF SPECULATIVE FARMING BUBBLE THREATENS £5 TRILLION CATASTROPHE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/growth-of-farming-bubble-threatens-5trn-catastrophe-8753153.html

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/


Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

 

Oakland Institute - Report

THE GREAT LAND GRAB: CORPORATE RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor


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

 


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 -▶  MAJOR PALM OIL CORPORATIONS ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

 

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/

 

                                        ERADICATING ECOCIDE

    WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                                                    WATCH

                                         April 24, 2013 Truthout
                                  VIDEO REPORT - The Real News

- ▶ INDIGENOUS TOWN IN MEXICO CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF AUTONOMY AND DEFENSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY FOREST http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15962-indigenous-town-in-mexico-celebrates-two-years-of-autonomy-and-defense-of-their-community-forest

 

National Geographic:
- ▶ AMAZON RAIN FOREST: LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION, FOREST CONSERVATION http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/


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

 

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                             AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                  "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                            http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 


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

 

 

                                                AFRICA - SOLD:

- OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


 

 ▶ THE FOREIGN CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

World Development Movement
  ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA - INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH


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

 

TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 

                           FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY 

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS?  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD



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

 

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This is what President Obama came to do in Africa,we are damned as a continent being auctioned right under our noses.
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The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020

The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks - May Be Extinct By 2020 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - 

A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain.  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.html


Phys.org October 19, 2014
-▶ HALF-TON OF SMUGGLED IVORY SEIZED IN SAUDI ARABIA http://phys.org/news/2014-10-half-tonne-smuggled-ivory-seized-saudi.html


Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
-▶ THE LINK BETWEEN THE SLAUGHTER OF AFRICA'S VULTURES AND ELEPHANTS  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/


16 March 2013 - New York Times

-▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREST ELEPHANTS HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE PAST DECADE

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/slaughter-of-the-african-elephants.html?_r=0


Focusing on Wildlife
▶  62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS KILLED IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT IN 10 YEARS (GRAPH) (warning: graphic images) http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/62-of-all-africas-forest-elephants-killed-in-10-years-warning-graphic-images/


IFAW, October 14, 2014
  ▶ WHY I LASHED OUT ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AGAINST ANOTHER CALL FOR MORE IVORY TRADE http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/why-i-lashed-out-nat-geo-against-another-call-more-ivory-trade


National Geographic, August 29, 2014
  ▶ CAN ELEPHANTS SURVIVE A LEGAL IVORY TRADE? It's one of the more incendiary questions discussed in wildlife conservation circles: Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory?  Elephant deaths from poachers skyrocketed after a one-off auction of stockpiled ivory was allowed in 2008. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140829-elephants-trophy-hunting-poaching-ivory-ban-cities/


Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

 ▶  DOES DESTROYING IVORY SAVE ELEPHANTS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/06/does-destroying-ivory-save-elephants


 ▶  WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD: POACHING AND THE END OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS http://sco.lt/7af5gv


- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant


IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

  ▶  LIFTING IVORY BAN WILL BE CRIMINAL: JANE GOODALL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/lifting-ivory-ban-will-be-criminal-goodall-1.1643093#.Ux1LZ15kJK5



  ▶ ELEPHANT SOCIETIES.  THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT FAMILIES OF ANY ANIMAL http://sco.lt/5uhjUn


 

                                     CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                     NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                         http://sco.lt/8OieKP


                                                         WATCH

                                   Feb 27, 2013 National Geographic

                          "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS" SERIES

The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant is far more complex than ever imagined. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/battle-elephants-preview OR http://video.pbs.org/video/2336802391/


                               Episode 4 - MASSIVE IVORY STOCKPILE http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/27/battle-for-the-elephants-episode-4-massive-ivory-stockpile/

                                                  

                                                    VIDEO

     KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT FOR IVORY

                                          http://sco.lt/6cBr1d


Wildlife Extra News
200 ELEPHANT CARCASSES FOUND IN THE MARA-SERENGETI ECOSYSTEM http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mara-elephant-survey.html


May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ MASSIVE ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER STRIKES SANCTUARY (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/central-african-republic-elephants-dzanga-ndoki_n_3255935.html?utm_hp_ref=green



▶  OVER 11,000 ELEPHANTS KILLED BY POACHERS IN A SINGLE PARK  [warning: graphic photo] » http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/over-11000-elephants-killed-by-poachers-in-a-single-park-warning-graphic-photo/


Huffington Post Green, July 30, 2014
  ▶ AFRICAN ELEPHANTS MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/ivory-trade-elephants-extinct_n_5631782.html


Guardian Environment, September 23, 2014
ELEPHANT KILLINGS IN MOZAMBIQUE HAPPENING ON 'INDUSTRIALISED' SCALE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/elephant-killings-industrialised-scale-illegal-ivory-trade



Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

▶  THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION IS GROWING FOR AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS - STUDY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

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                                              EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


     

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                                                     IVORY

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Jan 15, 2013 Cause2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html


▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming



                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                         July 19, 2013 BBC News -

- ▶ HUGE IVORY HAUL FROM BABY ELEPHANTS AT HONG KONG'S PORT OF KWAI CHUNG http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23379038


July 19, 2013 New York Times
  ▶  HONG KONG SEIZES LARGEST HAUL OF SMUGGLED ELEPHANT TUSKS -- FROM 574 SLAUGHTERED BABY ELEPHANTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/world/asia/hong-kong-seizes-smuggled-elephant-tusks.html?_r=0


 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/




The Dodo, August 27, 2014
- ▶ FROM TUSKS TO TRINKETS: TRACING THE ILLICIT IVORY TRADE BACK TO ITS SOURCE https://www.thedodo.com/from-tusks-to-trinkets-tracing-692808982.html


World Wildlife Fund, May 15, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG SET TO DESTROY RECORD IVORY STOCKPILE - 28 TONS (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) - The Hong Kong government has begun the destruction of a staggering 28 tons of illegal ivory, the world’s largest illegal ivory stockpile and more than every other country in history combined. Advocates believe this public stance against ivory trafficking is a hopeful sign that Hong Kong’s centuries-old ivory worship traditions are crumbling. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/hong-kong-set-to-destroy-record-ivory-stockpile


Tuổi Trẻ news, October 22, 2013
  -▶ 2.4 TONS OF ILLICIT ELEPHANT TUSK SEIZED IN HAI PHONG, AGAIN (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/14325/24-tons-of-illicit-elephant-tusks-seized-in-hai-phong-again


June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/


 The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

 TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013

  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

Mongabay, July 07, 2014
  -▶ PRICE OF IVORY TRIPLES IN CHINA.
In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0707-hance-ivory-price.html


TIME, July 03, 2014

  ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/2953056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/


Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html



                                                      VIDEO -

                                                 CNN REPORT

               WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                            http://sco.lt/7IdOYD



 New York Times

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW  http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;


 


- ▶ HORRIFIC SENSELESS SLAYING: AUTHORITIES CONFISCATE 600 DEAD ELEPHANTS' WORTH OF IVORY IN HONG KONG  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3099786901/authorities-confiscate-600-dead-elephants-worth-of-ivory-in-hong-kong-horrific-senseless-slaying


September 10, 2013 World Environment News
  ▶  U.S. WILL DESTROY SIX TONS OF IVORY STOCKPILE TO FIGHT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING  http://planetark.org/wen/69714


 The Independent, January 24, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG AGREES TO DESTROY 28 TONNES OF STOCKPILED IVORY ELEPHANT TUSKS BURNING ONE OF ASIA'S MAJOR STOCKPILES OF IVORY - HOW MANY UNNECESSARILY SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS IS THAT? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-agrees-to-destroy-28-tonnes-of-stockpiled-ivory-9080901.html


October 9, 2013

▶  KENYA SEIZES 4 TONNES OF IVORY AS ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER SURGES  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_seizes_4_tonnes_of_ivory_as_elephant_slaughter_surges_999.html


October 9, 2013
▶  VIETNAM SEIZES TWO TONNES OF ILLEGAL IVORY http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Vietnam_seizes_two_tonnes_of_illegal_ivory_999.html



                 A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                                    POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                    http://sco.lt/7F7mXR



March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade


NBC World News

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

The Independent, March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html


 New Scientist, May 14, 2014

 ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ


May 10, 2013 Mongabay
- ▶ DOZEN OF ELEPHANTS MASSACRED FOR IVORY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0510-elephant-massacre-car.html


                                                           VIDEO
                                  BBC News, September 04, 2014
                                       THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

                              POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                      TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                             http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


                                                     WATCH
                WHERE HAVE ALL THE ELEPHANTS GONE? (25:50)
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYhUjYWXZCA


                                 SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                 DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                 http://sco.lt/8W2q0H



 The Guardian Environment, March 05, 2013

  ▶  TWO THIRDS OF AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS -- GONE. The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed



   -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6q74M5



August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
  ▶  EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A MIND-BOGGLING 25,000 TO 40,000 ELEPHANTS ARE SLAUGHTERED ANNUALLY ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.  RHINO POACHING UP IN 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/13/war-african-poaching-militarisation-fail


Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
  ▶  POISONED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS: AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/


ChinaNews, July 10, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL EFFORT NEEDED TO STEM ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER - CITES http://www.ecns.cn/2014/07-10/123337.shtml


 Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014

-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK. Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park


 

  -▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) WITH CYANIDE AT WATER HOLE IN 'WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://sco.lt/7WbG9R



Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

Zambia’s 2013 ban on hunting has been lifted, its Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata, has announced. This means hunting wildlife, with the exception of big cats, is now legal across the 19 hunting blocks. Hunting elephants, though, will be allowed. This news comes at the same time as new research has revealed that an estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 and elephant population numbers are declining by two per cent to three per cent a year. This effectively means that more of the animals are being killed than are being born. http://www.wildlifeextra.com

 


                                               VIDEO REPORT

 ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLODES INTO A $19 BILLION CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY http://sco.lt/8SlsI5


 

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"ECHO" AN ELEPHANT TO REMEMBER" (53:10)

THE CULTURE OF ELEPHANTS
PBS Nature:  Intro & Full Episode

Echo, Africa’s most famous elephant, was the subject of many films and the matriarch of perhaps the most studied wild elephant herd in the world. In May of 2009, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied Echo and her family
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/introduction/5755/



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"ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL"

Link TV

In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril


                                


 -▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE:  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5576PJ


 ▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/6iIjtx

 

 

  -▶ HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT:  CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

▶   INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

  -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - DEFORESTATION DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT -- AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh

 

 

  -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


                             ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                   "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 

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


 

                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                    http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


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Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction

Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay, October 20, 2014
▶  WITH DEATH OF RHINO, ONLY SIX NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS LEFT ON THE PLANET. "Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race," wrote the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in a statement.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1020-hance-suni-rhino-death.html



Mongabay, October 22, 2014
▶  DEMAND FOR RHINO HORN DROPS 38 PERCENT IN VIETNAM AFTER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1022-hance-rhino-advertising.html


Express, April 13, 2014
▶  TRAGIC REALITY EXPOSED:  RHINOS WILL BE EXTINCT BY YEAR 2020 IF LEVELS OF POACHING CONTINUE http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/470119/Tragic-reality-exposed-Rhinos-will-be-extinct-by-year-2020


CBC News, October 06, 2014
▶  SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT PUTS 500 ENDANGERED WHITE RHINOS UP FOR SALE TO PRIVATE GAME FARMING INDUSTRY: TROPHY HUNTING http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/south-african-government-puts-rhinos-up-for-sale-1.2788888


 South Africa National Parks, June 20, 2014
▶   7000% INCREASE IN RHINO POACHING AND STILL SOUTH AFRICA WANT TO TABLE A PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RHINO HORN TRADE - http://mapungubwepark.com/about/news/default.php?id=56105

 

 March 23, 2013 - Digital Journal

▶   RHINO HORN NOW MORE VALUABLE ON THE MARKET THAN GOLD, PLATINUM OR COCAINE - THE SMUGGLING ROUTE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN RHINO HORN Read more:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346292#ixzz2Ot7pjBbp

 CNN, January 18, 2014 - PHOTOS

▶   SOUTH AFRICA MARKS WORST YEAR IN RHINO POACHING; DEMAND FOR HORN SOARS http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/18/world/africa/south-africa-record-rhinos-poached/index.html


Mongabay, September 29, 2013
▶   WORST RHINO POACHING YEAR ON RECORD FOR SOUTH AFRICA - 688 RHINOS At least 688 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, surpassing last year's record of 668 with more than three months remaining in 2013   http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0929-rhino-poaching-record.html


May 17, 2013 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

▶   SOUTH AFRICA: RHINO DEATHS - 14 IN 24 HOURS http://www.davidshepherd.org/news-events/news/rhino-deaths-14-in-24-hours/


International Conservation Forum
▶   SOUTH AFRICA RHINO CLINGING TO LIFE AFTER SAVAGE ATTACK http://www.icforum.info/category/rhinos/




Quartz, January 17, 2014

▶   IN 2013, POACHERS SLAUGHTERED MORE RHINOS THAN EVER IN RECORDED HISTORY http://qz.com/168186/in-2013-poachers-slaughtered-more-rhinos-than-ever-in-recorded-history/


April 24, 2013 WildLife News

▶   NO RHINOS LEFT IN LIMPOPO NATIONAL PARK http://wildlifenews.co.uk/2013/no-rhinos-left-in-limpopo-national-park/?buffer_share=382f8

 

May 1, 2013 Treehugger
▶   POACHERS HAVE NOW SLAUGHTERED ALL THE RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/poachers-have-now-killed-all-rhinos-mozambique.html

 

 April 30, 2013 Telegraph

▶   POACHERS COMPLETELY WIPE OUT RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/mozambique/10028738/Last-rhinos-in-Mozambique-killed-by-poachers.html


OnEarth Magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert, March 10, 2014

▶  ONE OF WORLD'S LAST SUMATRAN RHINOS HAS DIED  http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/03/in-the-case-of-saving-the-sumatran-rhino-is-incest-best

 


                             World Wildlife Fund, June 24, 2014
             RHINO HORN'S REAL VALUE AND OTHER RHINO FACTS
https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/rhino-horn-s-real-value-and-other-rhino-facts



                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEAR, WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS : ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



VIDEO
Link TV (10:42)
NEW RHINO THREAT: COAL
(RHINO'S CAN'T GET A BREAK)
http://www.linktv.org/video/9673/new-rhino-threat-coal



VIDEO
National Geographic
FIGHTING RHINO POACHING WITH GUN, DRONE AND DOGS

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/fighting-rhino-poaching-with-guns-drones-and-dogs


                                                  VIDEO: (5:37)

                   A TRIBUTE TO VETERINARIAN DR FOWLDS AND 'THEMBA'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpaEWIQOURA


                                                  VIDEO (6:44)

                                 VETERINARIAN TREATING RHINOS

Wildlife vet William Fowlds who treats wounded rhinos in the field.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpaEWIQOURA

 

 October 1, 2013

▶   RHINO POACHING HAS GONE UP 5000% SINCE 2007 http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/rhino-poaching-south-africa-has-gone-5000-2007.html


                                            INFOGRAPHIC:

                           THE JOURNEY OF A RHINO HORN

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/wildlife-warzone/2013/10/infographic-journey-a-rhino-horn-2013107143045828890.html?wwftw2


  Smithsonian Magazine, February 27, 2014

▶  HERE'S WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS IF ALL THE RHINO DISAPPEAR http://www.smithsonianmag.com/articles/heres-what-might-happen-local-ecosystems-if-all-rhinos-disappear-180949896/?no-ist


 ▶   THE DIRTY WAR AGAINST AFRICAN'S RHINOS - EXTINCTION IS FOREVER http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3527088396/the-dirty-war-against-africa-s-rhinos-extinction-is-forever

 

                     WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO? 

          http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino


The Dodo, August 15, 2014
AN EPIC MOVE:  SOUTH AFRICA EVACUATES ITS RHINOS. An Epic Move: South Africa Evacuates Its Rhinos. After much speculation as to whether or not it would happen, the South African government has made it official. They have approved moving 500 rhinos out of Kruger National Park. Of the rhino to be moved, 260 will be sold to "private" buyers and another 250 taken to a safe location.. Who are the private buyers? Trophy hunters? https://www.thedodo.com/community/fightforrhinos/an-epic-move-for-rhinos-672657958.html



▶  SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE SIGN LANDMARK DEAL TO SAVE RHINOS https://www.thedodo.com/victory-south-africa-mozambiqu-515789126.html


April 5, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

▶   SOUTH AFRICA GAME RESERVE INJECTS POISON INTO LIVING RHINO HORNS IN EFFORTS TO HALT POACHERS (No Mention Of How This Would Affect the Rhinos Themselves)  http://e360.yale.edu/digest/south_africa_game_reserve_poisons_rhino_horns_to_halt_poachers/3810/


Treehugger, August 05, 2014
▶  ARE THE POACHERS WINNING?  SOUTH AFRICAN RHINOS KILLED  IN 2014 SURGE TO 618 http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/are-poachers-winning-south-african-rhinos-killed-2014-surge-618.html


April 3, 2013

▶   SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK RHINO POACHING ALREADY TOPS 200 THIS YEAR  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/South_Africa_rhino_poaching_toll_for_year_tops_200_999.html

 

Huffington Post Green, January 17, 2014
▶   RHINO POACHERS IN SOUTH AFRICA SET TERRIBLE NEW RECORD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/1000-rhino-poaching-south-


HuffingtonPost Green, July 23, 2014

▶   SOUTH AFRICA CRACKS DOWN ON POACHERS AS RHINOS CONTINUE TO BE SLAUGHTERED FOR PRIZED HORNS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/south-africa-rhino-poachers_n_5612381.html

 

Reuters, July 24, 2014
▶   SOUTH AFRICA COURT GIVES RHINO POACHER RECORD 77 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-safrica-poaching-idUSKBN0FT14E20140724


TROPHY HUNTING

IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP

 

Guardian Environment, March 15, 2014

▶  SON OF WARREN BUFFET PLEDGES $24M TO COMBAT OVER-WHELMING RHINO POACHING http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/15/rhino-poaching-son-warren-buffett-pledges-24m


 

TreeHugger, October 18, 2013
▶   KENYA MICRO-CHIPPING EVERY SINGLE RHINO IN AMBITIOUS ANTI-POACHING EFFORT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/kenya-microchipping-every-single-rhino-ambitious-anti-poaching-effort.html

 

 HuffPost Green, February 27, 2014

▶   KENYA SEES TERRIBLE RISE IN RHINO POACHING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/rhino-poaching-kenya-2013_n_4868665.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶   FOUR RHINOS KILLED IN KENYA'S WORST POACHING ATTACK IN YEARS. The killings take the number of rhinos poached in Kenya so far this year to 22, which leaves just 1,037 rhinos still roaming private wildlife conservancies and KWS national parks, Muya said. Last year, 59 rhinos were poached in Kenya, a country famous for its sprawling Maasai Mara game park and abundant wildlife. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/us-kenya-rhinos-idUSKBN0FG1K920140711

 

October 10, 2013, WWF

▶   UNDERSTANDING THE PLIGHT OF THE SUMATRAN RHINO http://worldwildlife.org/stories/understanding-the-plight-of-the-sumatran-rhino

 

April 8, 2013 Mongabay
▶   SUMATRAN RHINO POPULATION PLUNGES, DOWN TO 100 ANIMALS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0408-hance-sumatran-rhino-100.html


                                             PHOTOS
                                HuffPost Green, June 10, 2014
ORPHANED BABY RHINO SCARED TO SLEEP ALONE AT NIGHT AFTER MOTHER KILLED BY POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/orphaned-baby-rhino_n_5481379.html 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                        MY WILD AFFAIR (53.41)
                            "The Rhino Who Joined The Family"
Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart. http://www.pbs.org/program/my-wild-affair/


 

▶   POACHED RHINO: SHE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/8puVN3


                                                      WATCH:
IMPORTANCE OF RHINO MOTHER'S BOND IN PROTECTING HER BABY http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-importance-rhino-mother%E2%80%99s-bond-protecting-baby


▶   DYING RHINO LEADS CALF TO SAFETY IN FINAL ACT OF MOTHERLY LOVE AS GAME RESERVE POACHER GO ON FOUR-DAY KILLING SPREE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238694/Dying-rhino-leads-calf-safety-final-act-motherly-love-game-reserve-poachers-day-killing-spree-South-Africa.html

 

 April 5, 2013 World Wildlife Fund -

▶   TRAUMATIZED, DEHYDRATED ORPHANED INDIAN RHINO STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AFTER MOTHER SHOT DOWN FOR HER HORN  http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?208176/Orphaned-rhino-struggles-to-survive-after-mother-killed


May 2, 2013 Bloomberg
▶   RHINO'S DYING BREATH SIGNALS GENERAL'S RETURN TO WAR http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-01/rhino-s-dying-breath-signals-general-s-return-to-war.html



                                   LOVELY DOCUMENTARY

                       "THERE IS A RHINO IN MY HOUSE" 

            http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/rhino-my-house/



 Live Science, September 27, 2013

▶   HOW CHILDREN IN VIETNAM MAY PREVENT THE RHINO'S EXTINCTION http://www.livescience.com/39993-how-children-in-vietnam-may-prevent-the-rhinos-extinction.html


The International Rhino Foundation Blog

▶  DOGS WITH JOBS:  CANINE HEROES HELP WITH ANTI-RHINO POACHING http://intlrhinofoundation.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/dogs-with-jobs-canine-heroes-help-with-anti-rhino-poaching/

 

 March 1, 2013

▶   RHINO POACHING ELEVATED TO 'PRIORITY CRIME' via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/701x6P


 

                                       GOING...GOING...GONE

May 4, 2013 Care 2

▶   RANGERS HELP POACHERS MURDER THE LAST 15 RHINOS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://www.care2.com/causes/rangers-help-poachers-murder-the-last-15-rhinos-in-mozambique.html

 

 April 8, 2013 BBC News
▶   NEPAL'S RHINO HUNTERS BECOME THE HUNTED http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22030392

                                         Original Article

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/07/05/fighting_a_booming_trade_in_rhino_horns.html

 

February 18, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶   A WIN, A LOSE:

SHOOT-AT-SIGHT ORDER EFFECTIVELY KEEPING RHINO POACHERS AT BAY, NOW WEED THREATENS REFUGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/environment-weed-threatens-indian-rhinos-last-refuge/


 ▶   THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP - THE DISAPPEARING RHINO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3285098855/the-animal-nobody-wants-to-keep

 

  

                                               WATCH:

                      ▶   RHINO CRISIS - HELPING RHINOS

                                       http://sco.lt/9Kl0j3

                            Via: Rhino Poaching South Africa

                                       http://sco.lt/5gXXCj

 

 25 March, 2012 Focusing on Wildlife
▶   FACING EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONISTS CALL EMERGENCY SUMMIT TO SAVE SUMATRAN RHINOS - NOW UNDER 200 http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/facing-extinction-conservationists-call-emergency-summit-to-save-sumatran-rhinos/

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

▶   KENYA OVERHAULS WILDLIFE LAWS FOLLOWING RISE IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO DEATHS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/07/kenya-wildlife-laws-elephant-rhino-deaths

 

June 3, 2012 Guardian Environment
▶   SEVEN RHINOS KILLED BY POACHERS IN KENYA'S BLOODIEST WEEK http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jun/03/rhinos-killed-kenyas-bloodiest-week

 

 ▶   SALE OF RHINO HORN STOCKPILE WILL ONLY FEED THE CORRUPT  @scoopit via @Nikela_Wildlife http://sco.lt/91MFfN

Original Article: http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2013/07/08/sale-of-horn-stockpile-will-feed-the-corrupt-ilive

 

Jan 15, 2013 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE ▶   — Illegal trade in rhino horns involves highly organized, mobile and well-financed criminal groups, mainly composed of Asian nationals based in Africa. These networks have ... http://ecowatch.org/2013/rhinos-in-crisis/

 

 21 Jan 2013

▶   INDIA: PREMATURE DEATH OF 50+ ONE-HORNED INDIAN RHINO TRIGGERS CALL FOR IMPROVED CONSERVATION EFFORTS  http://www.dw.de/spike-in-indian-rhino-deaths-triggers-worry/a-16537077?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 May 15, 2013 Environmental News Service
▶   CALIFORNIA FATHER AND SON IMPRISONED FOR HEADING UP RHINO HORN SMUGGLING RING IN USA http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/15/california-father-and-son-rhino-horn-smugglers-imprisoned/

 

▶   27 March, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
BABY RHINOS SIGNAL SUCCESS OF ASSAM TRANS-LOCATION AFTER BEING POACHED OUT http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/index.cfm?uNewsID=208092&




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

AND DON'T FORGET THE ELEPHANTS 

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


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS KILLED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm


THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS... JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS...MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


  ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE

One Of The Most Lucrative, Destructive Black Markets In The World http://sco.lt/5576PJ


                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                            "LIQUID IVORY:

              HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIA'S ELEPHANTS"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vwI-N5KSUjQ


▶   CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

▶   A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/7F7mXR

 

                                                         VIDEO

- ▶ ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT - KENYA TRIALS TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS IN BID TO CURB POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994924661/kenya-trials-text-message-alerts-in-bid-to-curb-poaching-after-entire-family-of-11-elephants-wiped-out-video



Scientific American, July 09, 2014

 -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/





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

AND THE LIONS 

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

 

- ▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES.  POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN WE THOUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994950184/lions-extinct-in-25-african-countries-populations-in-more-trouble-than-previously-thought


SUPERB WATCH

THE SERENGETI LION

Life On the Plains With the Vumbi Pride

http://sco.lt/5aeJX7


 

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

AND THE TIGERS 

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


                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

The Hindu, A[ril 30, 2014
▶  THE FUTURE OF THE TIGER HINGES ON GENE FLOW. The future of tigers, with approximately 3,600 remaining in fragmented habitats worldwide, hinges not just on population expansion but also on “gene flow” or the ability of the species to migrate and breed outside their territorial gene pool, finds a new study. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-future-of-the-tiger-hinges-on-gene-flow/article5962766.ece


▶   LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  http://sco.lt/4o0U9x


▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h


 ▶  DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x



▶  RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

 July 29, 2013 EarthTouch
▶  INFOGRAPHIC: International Tiger Day | Earth Touch Web TV http://earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-international-tiger-day/?category=nature-news

 
                                        FEATURED VIDEO

                                August 29, 2013 Mongabay
              HOW TIGERS COULD SAVE HUMAN CIVILIZATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-hance-tigers-video.html?n3ws1ttr





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

TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


                                                         VIDEO

                                  July 12, 2013 Wildlife Extra News

                      CANNED TIGER HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA?

                                          HOW LOW CAN THEY GO?

               http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/tiger-hunt.html


                                                       VIDEO

                                     Link TV November 15, 2012

▶    I0 ADULT RHINOS AND A FOUR-MONTH OLD CALF KILLED ON SOUTH AFRICAN FARM. DEATHS BRING NUMBER OF RHINOS SLAUGHTERED THIS YEAR ALONE TO 558 http://news.linktv.org/videos/seven-rhinos-slaughtered-in-south-africa


 April 18, 2013 IPS
▶   BACKING A LEGAL RHINO HORN TRADE FOR PRIVATE RHINO FARMERS -- FOR PROFIT ??!!  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/backing-a-legal-rhino-horn-trade/




 ▶   MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995194186/mass-wolf-killings-are-based-on-the-most-cynical-of-premises




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

 

▶   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE  http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


 

▶   INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT'S SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1


 

 ▶  MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS LOST IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FIRES http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter 


 ▶   A GLOBAL URGENCY:  TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/5xc5Nh

 

 ▶  NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE:  "CYBERPOACHING" EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

 

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

http://sco.lt/95E5aL



                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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



                                                   WATCH

                                                 "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



 

 

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 ▶   FOLLOW: WILDLIFE MARGRIT @Nikela_Wildlife  - FOR ALL NEWS ON AFRICAN WILDLIFE AND POACHING

 

FOLLOW: RHINO POACHING @suemac74 on @scoopit http://www.scoop.it/t/rhino-poaching

 

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, March 30, 2013 3:41 AM

how poverty is exploited by greed.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment
Scoop.it!

ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Eco-cide derives from the Greek “oikos” meaning “house” or “home” and the Latin “caedere” meaning “strike down, demolish, kill”. It literally translates to killing our home. Ecocide is the destruction of our natural environment

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

"Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


The Independent, October 13, 2014
 ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html


EJOLT October 13, 2014
END ECOCIDE ON EARTH. Around 100 scientists, lawmakers, jurists and activists gathered in Brussels on 13 October 2014 for an End Ecocide on Earth conference. Here's a rundown http://www.ejolt.org/2014/10/end-ecocide-on-earth/



BOLIVIA: FIRST NATION TO GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO EARTH http://sco.lt/5KlhKb



THE GLOBAL ASSAULT

ON OUR ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND BIOSPHERE



                                                   VIDEO

                       Huffington Post Green, August 26, 2014
                              A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                  (Warning: Graphic Photos)

Each year, looting Earth's forests, its animals, waterways, wetlands, coral reefs and its oceans account for $400 billion in commerce. This ecocide rampage is run by organized crime and, in part, fueled by Big Oil subsidies in excess of $1.9 trillion annually. About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood. This also includes enslaving millions of children.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.htm

                               MORE FROM "EARTH CALLING SOS" 

                             http://www.earthcallingsos.com/



                                                     TED VIDEO

       MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Fl3wX


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


 ▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


Earthblog, August 04, 2014
NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



 ▶  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


United Nation International Crime and Justice Research Institute

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

 

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


UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:  LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/6uJuz3



                                               BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                 "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM

 


  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

 

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

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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/

 

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

 

Global CEO, May 28, 2014

 ▶ ECOCIDE: THE EARTH NEEDS A GOOD LAWYER. A principle of a fiduciary duty of care http://globalceo.com/the-earth-needed-a-good-lawyer/

 

                                                   WATCH   

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                       ENDING ECOCIDE IN EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL

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

 

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/

 

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

 

June 1, 2013 Common Dreams

 ▶  ECOCIDE AND THE SOUL OF THE NATION https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/01


LiveScience, June 17, 2014
 ▶  WHY HUMANITY MUST REWILD ITSELF http://news.yahoo.com/why-humanity-must-rewild-op-ed-191930071.html

 

  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/

 

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


Mongabay, July 23, 2014

 ▶  PERU SLASHES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS TO ATTRACT MORE MULTINATIONAL MINING AND FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0723-hance-peru-environment-law.html


Wired, September 22, 2014
MESMERIZING YET HORRIFYING:  AERIAL PHOTOS OF HUMANITY'S ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/troubling-aerial-photos-humanitys-environmental-destruction/

 


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


WATCH

Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

WE WELCOME THE UN HUMAN RIGHT COUNCIL MOVE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE IMPUNITY

Switzerland, Geneva, June 27, 2014

La Via Campesina welcomes the resolution approved at the UN Human Rights Council to draw up a binding treaty to punish the crimes of transnational companies (TNC's). “This is a victory for peasants, who in most cases are unable to access legal systems to take actions against the impunity of TNCs. Also, looking at the current agricultural activities that have been captured by multinational companies, the instrument will be a great tool for the victims to file cases against land-grabbing by TNCs. We thank the initiating countries and the countries that voted in favour.” said Themba Chauke from the South African Landless Peoples Movement, a member of La Via Campesina.

     Violence, evictions, intimidation, the criminalisation of struggles as well as assassinations of farmers who are defending their livelihood, their land and their communities have become common practice used by agribusiness, TNCs, local elites and governments. This violence is linked to the privatization of nature, the concentration of land and the increased corporate control of the food chain.

     Transnational companies such as Nestlé, Syngenta, Bayer... have been responsible for numerous crimes such as violent land evictions, abuse and contamination of the commons (seeds, water, soil...), the promotion of unhealthy junk food and the increased use of agrotoxins in food production. The industrial food system exploits agricultural and food workers, especially the undocumented workers.

http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1629-la-via-campesina-welcomes-the-un-human-rights-council-move-to-challenge-corporate-impunity




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THE BIOSPHERE DESTRUCTION

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SHARK FINNING

SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS

http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


                                      THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


                                 NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


  -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6q74M5


THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS - MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020 http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


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


-▶ TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl


                                 -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION

http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                                 DEEP END

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEAN MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


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



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



 -▶ 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


VIDEO (10:00)
OUR FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT?
Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzix8TiHR8

 

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


 

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


 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC=SAND: LEAVING A CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 


 

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

 

July 28, 2012:

 ▶  CARGILL PALM OIL 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

 

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

 

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


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

 

                                                   

                                                    WATCH

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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


 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

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

 

 

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/


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

 

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

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

 

 

                                                       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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 -▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H


 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

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

 

 ▶  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

 

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/

 

           --  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

 

 

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


                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

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

 

                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

 

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

 

▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, CREATING A BIOLOGICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

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

 

 

                                               -- 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


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

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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 ▶  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

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 


 ▶ 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

 

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


 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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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


 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US:

                                      CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                           http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

 

 

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

 

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pdjmoo's insight:

                                            SEE MY SCOOPITS

              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 11:13 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 4:25 AM

Monsanto helped by a corrupt US judicial suystem

Rescooped by pdjmoo from CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL
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Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out

Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

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                                                Pope Francis:

         We should be stewards of creation—not its masters or owners

 

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth. "By recognising the inter-connectedness of all life, we can move beyond the idea that we are separate selves and expand our compassion and love in such a way that we take action to protect the Earth."

    Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

-▶ BUDDHIST ECONOMICS: HOW TO STOP PRIORITIZING GOODS OVER PEOPLE AND CONSUMPTION OVER CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" — a magnificent collection of essays at the intersection of economics, ethics, and environmental awareness http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/07/buddhist-economics-schumacher/

 

 The Ecologist, March 23, 2012 - 

THICH NHAT HANH

 ▶ MAYBE IN 100 YEAR 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

 

Guardian - Living Our Values, 26 August 2010

THICH NHAT HAHN: 

▶  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

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

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

▶ OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2014
 THICH NHAT HANH: 

 -▶ WHY YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A BUDDHIST MONK TO GIVE UP AN ADDICTION TO A HIGH CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291785

 

 

                               Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
     *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/


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 ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN


 

 ▶  JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES:  MAY 02-06, 2014

 Are Humanity's dealings with Nature sustainable? What is the status of the Human Person in a world where science predominates? How should we perceive Nature and what is a good relationship between Humanity and Nature? Should one expect the global economic growth that has been experienced over the past six decades to continue for the foreseeable future? Should we be confident that knowledge and skills will increase in such ways as to lessen Humanity's reliance on Nature despite our increasing economic activity and growing numbers? Is the growing gap between the world's rich and world's poor in their reliance on natural resources a consequence of those growths?
Contemporary discussions on the questions are now several decades old. If they have remained alive and are frequently shrill, it is because two opposing empirical perspectives shape them. http://www.casinapioiv.va/content/accademia/en/events/2014/sustainable.html



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▶  WHY GOOGLE IS TURNING TO ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND MINDFULNESS TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. http://sco.lt/8Q2xQ9

 

 

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                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva

An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life


National Geographic, August 20, 2014
-▶  HOW THE CURRENT MASS EXTINCTION OF ANIMALS THREATENS HUMANS. We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140820-extinction-crows-penguins-dinosaurs-asteroid-sydney-booktalk/



 

                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

 

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


                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

 

 

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

 

 September 5, 2013 Treehugger
▶  UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

 

 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

 

 Tricycle, October 10, 2013

 ▶ PRESERVING THE FECUNDITY OF THE EARTH
Climate change poses the single greatest threat to the world’s food supply. But we can stop it http://www.tricycle.com/blog/preserving-fecundity-earth


    ▶ 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

 

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


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

 

 

                         THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                   ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY

                                                   "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/


-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT http://sco.lt/76RegD

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

 

                             ALSO SEE MY CURATED SCOOPIT'S

 

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

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

 -▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

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

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

 

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 


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"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein

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Monarch Butterfly Migration Plunges. Now at lowest level ever - Industrial Ag and Pesticides

Monarch Butterfly Migration Plunges. Now at lowest level ever - Industrial Ag and Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 March 15, 2013 New York Times

  ▶  THE DYING OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/opinion/the-dying-of-the-monarch-butterflies.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y



TakePart, October 16, 2014
THE U.S. APPROVES A POWERFUL NEW PESTICIDE DEADLY TO MONARCH BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/15/us-government-approves-powerful-new-pesticide-deadly-monarch-butterflies


March 13, 2013 - New York Times

MONARCH MIGRATION PLUNGES TO LOWEST LEVEL - THREATENING EXTINCTION The monarch migration population to their winter home in a Mexican forest sank this year to a 59 percent declines since December 2011 due to extreme weather and a lack of the milkweed that the butterflies feed on, experts say.

     But an equally alarming source of the decline  is the explosive increase in American farmland planted in soybean and corn genetically modified to tolerate herbicides.

    The American Midwest’s corn belt is a critical feeding ground for monarchs, which once found a ready source of milkweed growing between the rows of millions of acres of soybean and corn. But the ubiquitous use of herbicide-tolerant crops has enabled farmers to wipe out the milkweed, and with it much of the butterflies’ food supply.

    “That habitat is virtually gone. We’ve lost well over 120 million acres, and probably closer to 150 million acres,” Mr. Taylor said.

    A rapid expansion of farmland — more than 25 million new acres in the United States since 2007 — has eaten away grasslands and conservation reserves that supplied the monarchs with milkweed" ...  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/science/earth/monarch-migration-plunges-to-lowest-level-in-decades.html?smid=tw-nytnational&seid=auto


Ottawa Citizen, March 27, 2014
  ▶  BUTTERFLY COUNT IN MEXICO WORST ON RECORD: HABITAT LOSS AND PESTICIDES DECIMATE SPECIES.This is the worst year on record for the monarch butterfly, with North America’s entire population of the orange insects now squeezed into less than one hectare in Mexico. Farm pesticides in their main flyway through the United States and into Canada are one hazard, he said. The conservation group Monarch Watch also blames herbicide-resistant crops, which allow farmers to do a better job of killing weeds, including milkweed, the monarchs food source. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Butterfly+count+Mexico+reveals+bleak+winter+monarchs/9669976/story.html


Yale Environment 360

  ▶  TRACKING THE CAUSES OF SHARP DECLINE OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY http://e360.yale.edu/feature/tracking_the_causes_of_sharp__decline_of_the_monarch_butterfly/2634/


National Geographic, October 10, 2014
AS DWINDLING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES MAKE THEIR MIGRATION, FEDS TRY TO SAVE THEM http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141010-monarch-butterfly-migration-threatened-plan/


NJ.com, September 12, 2014
  ▶  DECLINING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES BEGIN 3,000-MILE TREK TO MEXICO. FEWER THAN EVER BEFORE.  N.J. LEGISLATES MORE WILDLIFE HABITAT TO WELCOME THEM http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2014/09/declining_monarch_butterflies_beginning_3000-mile_trek_to_mexico_nj_legislator_plans_bills_to_welcom.html


Washington Post, October 07, 2011

  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES FACE TOUGH TRIP THROUGH TEXAS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/can-monarch-butterflies-make-it-through-texas/2011/10/07/gIQAEt8ySL_story.html


 April 30, 2013 World Environment News

  ▶  NO TRACE LEFT OF THREE TYPES OF BUTTERFLIES NATIVE TO SOUTH FLORIDA http://planetark.org/wen/68533


July 28, 2013 The Washington Post
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES DISAPPEARING: THE INSECT FOOD WEB IS UNRAVELING http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/monarch-butterfly-campaign-takes-wing/2013/07/26/fa6e8ad8-f56d-11e2-aa2e-4088616498b4_story.html


Live Science, February 25, 2014
  ▶  AS MILKWEED DISAPPEARS, MONARCHS ARE FADING AWAY - MIGRATING BUTTERFLIES SUFFER AS HERBICIDE USE GROWS http://www.livescience.com/43678-milkweed-and-monarchs-disappearing.html


VIDEO REPORT
  PBS Newshour, December 24, 2013
WHY FEWER MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE SURVIVING

THEIR WINTER MIGRATION TO MEXICO

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/monarch_12-24.html

 

New York Times, November 22, 2013

▶  THE YEAR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DIDN'T APPEAR http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year-the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?_r=0


March 14, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
  ▶  MEXICAN MONARCH BUTTERFLY NUMBERS DROP 59% TO RECORD LOWS - SIXTH DECLINE IN SEVEN YEARS Mexican monarch butterfly numbers at record low, scientists say http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/14/mexican-monarch-butterfly-numbers


 April 26, 2013 Miami Herald

  ▶  BUTTERFLIES ARE PART OF A COMPLEX FOOD WEBS, RANK NEXT TO BEE AS KEY POLLINATORS, IN MAJOR DECLINE http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/26/v-fullstory/3366251/butterflies-in-decline-in-south.html


 ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV


 July 28, 2013 The Washington Post
  ▶  THE INSECT FOOD WEB IS UNRAVELING: MONARCH BUTTERFLIES DISAPPEARING http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/monarch-butterfly-campaign-takes-wing/2013/07/26/fa6e8ad8-f56d-11e2-aa2e-4088616498b4_story.html



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

 

 Mongabay, April  03, 2014
  ▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS:  U.S. CITIZENS WILLING TO SPEND BILLIONS TO PROTECT DEMISE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0403-sutherland-monarchs.html


New York Times, December 20, 2013

  ▶  SETTING THE TABLE FOR A REGAL BUTTERFLY COMEBACK, WITH MILKWEED http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/21/us/setting-the-table-for-a-fluttering-comeback-with-milkweed.html?ref=science&_r=1&;


New York Times, October 12, 2013
  ▶  MONARCHS FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES: WHAT FARMERS CALL A "WEED" MONARCHS DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10


                               WATCH - FULL EPISODE - NOVA
     "THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY"
Follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

The Story Behind The Filming: Tracking the Monarch Migration http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/monarch-migration.html




▶  TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE - GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS - THE PERFECT STORM  http://sco.lt/8iXChl


 ▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN



                                                 SLIDESHOW

                  THE PLIGHT OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
                                     Environmental Defense Fund
http://support.edf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=monarch_butterflies


Salon, June 1, 2014

  ▶  MONSANTO vs THE MONARCHS:  THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD'S MOST STUNNING BUTTERFLY MIGRATION. North America is on the verge of losing one of its most spectacular phenomena http://www.salon.com/2014/06/01/monsanto_vs_the_monarchs_the_fight_to_save_the_worlds_most_stunning_butterfly_migration/


                                                  IN PHOTOS:
▶  FEWER MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE BECOMING 'SNOWBIRDS' - http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/monarch-butterflies.html

 

 

Watchdog Earth, November 23, 2013

  ▶  THE CONTINUING COLLAPSE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLY POPULATIONS http://blogs.courier-journal.com/watchdogearth/2013/11/23/the-continuing-collapse-of-monarch-butterfly-populations/

 

October 3, 2013
  ▶  WHY THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY POPULATION IS SHRINKING http://www.momscleanairforce.org/2013/10/03/monarch-butterflies-climate-change/

 

June 2, 2013 TruthOut

  ▶  MONARCHS OF OUR LIFE http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/16683-monarchs-of-life

 

  ▶   20 INCREDIBLE MIGRATING MONARCH BUTTERFLY PICTURES - Environmental Graffiti - http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/incredible-images-monarch-butterflies-swarming?image=0

 

July 15, 2013 Mongabay

  ▶  LOSING OUR MONARCHS: ICONIC MONARCH BUTTERFLY DOWN TO LOWERS NUMBERS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0715-avery-losing-monarchs.html



July 23, 2013 EurActiv

European Union Report:

  ▶  DRAMATIC EUROPEAN 50% BUTTERFLY DECLINE IMPACTING HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND OTHER SPECIES

Hans Bruyninckx, the EEA’s executive director, said: “This dramatic decline in grassland butterflies should ring alarm bells – in general Europe’s grassland habitats are shrinking. If we fail to maintain these habitats we could lose many of these species forever. We must recognise the importance of butterflies and other insects – the pollination they carry out is essential for both natural ecosystems and agriculture.”
The report flags the over-intensification of agriculture in Western Europe as major cause of the decline.
A statement accompanying the report blames agricultural intensification for creating vast sterile, uniform grasslands which do not provide the habitat needed for many indigenous species to survive. Butterflies, and other species, are also vulnerable to the over-use of chemical pesticides, a major component of intensive farming....

Separately, the EU has stepped up efforts to restrict insecticides in a bid to stave off the decline in bee populations.... http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/dramatic-eu-butterfly-decline-wa-news-529524

 

April 29, 2013 LifeWise News

EUROPE WILL ENFORCE WORLD'S FIRST CONTINENT-WIDE BAN ON INSECTICIDES HARMING BEES, POLLINATORS (AND YOU) http://southweb.org/lifewise/europe-will-enforces-worlds-first-continent-wide-ban-on-insecticides-harming-bees/


 July 17, 2013 Grist
EU BANS YET ANOTHER BEE-KILLING INSECTICIDE - USA REMAINS IN DEFIANCE http://grist.org/news/e-u-bans-another-bee-killing-insecticide/


                                                  SLIDESHOW

THE AMAZING MULTI-GENERATION, 2,500 MILE MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION

Monarch butterflies are the only insect to travel thousands of miles from the cooler north to the warmth of southern regions to spend the winter. What may be most amazing about this migration is not just the distance, but the fact that it takes four generations of monarch butterflies to make the trip and that the butterflies -- four generations apart -- use the exact same trees to winter each year. ... http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-multi-generation-tk-mile-monarch-butterfly-migration/#slide-top


Washington Post, January 20, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES KEEP DISAPPEARING.  HERE'S WHY - CHARTS, GRAPHS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/29/the-monarch-butterfly-population-just-hit-a-record-low-heres-why/

 

ClimateProgress, June 25, 2014
  ▶  DON'T FORGET BUTTERFLIES! OUR POLLINATiON CRISIS IS MORE THAN HONEYBEES. “Our natural ecosystems depend upon pollination from many species, including birds, bats, native bees, and butterflies — not just honeybees http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3447062/pollination-crisis-honeybees/

 

  ▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 

July 23, 2013 Scientific American
  ▶  LOSS OF JUST ONE POLLINATOR SPECIES HARMS PLANTS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=loss-of-a-just-one-pollinator-species-harms-plants


 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

 
                                               PHOTO ESSAY

                                 PBS Newshour, December 31, 2013

              MONARCH BUTTERFLIES FLUTTER AROUND THE GLOBE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/monarch1213/index.html



                          AWESOME! BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED

                                     Vancouver Film School

                                        http://sco.lt/5dcRur



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                          PESTICIDES AND MODERN AGRICULTURE


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 Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LEADS TO WARNING OVER FAMED MIGRATION. INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE FAULTED - Low levels in central Mexico blamed on Big Agriculture disappearance of the Monarchs's milkweed breeding grounds in US and Canada http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-mexico

 

Nation of Change, January 31, 2014
  ▶  MONSANTO OR MONARCHS? New Report Shows Monsanto, Pesticides, Industrial Agriculture Major Culprit in Record Decline of Monarch Butterflies http://www.nationofchange.org/new-report-shows-monsanto-major-culprit-record-decline-monarch-butterflies-1391179118

 

▶ Center for Food Safety, November 27, 2013
MONSANTO OR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES -- THE CHOICE IS OURS http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/2741/monsanto-or-monarchs-the-choice-is-ours

 

  CBC News, June 04, 2014
-▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LINKED TO SPREAD OF GMO CROPS AND THEIR PESTICIDES http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/monarch-butterfly-decline-linked-to-spread-of-gm-crops-1.2665131


-▶  Scientific America, June 06 2014
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES UNDER THREAT FROM RISING HERBICIDE USE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/monarch-butterflies-under-threat-from-rising-herbicide-use/


Vox, June 12, 2014
-▶  IS MODERN FARMING KILLING OFF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES? ARE GMO CROPS AND HERBICIDES TO BLAME?  PHOTOS, MIGRATION GRAPHS http://www.vox.com/2014/6/10/5786252/why-are-monarch-butterflies-vanishing-blame-modern-farming-for-one


Mother Jones, January 30, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLIES CAN SURVIVE THE WORLD'S MOST AMAZING MIGRATION -- BUT GMOs ARE WIPING THEM OUT http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/01/how-gmo-crops-dethrone-monarch-butterfly


Organic Connections
  ▶  IS THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY A GMO CASUALITY? http://organicconnectmag.com/monarch-butterfly-gmo-casualty/#.Urjat_ZQ1K4



 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



WATCH:

EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO

THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES & POLLINATORS AND YOU?

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM


 

March 14, 2012 - Triple Pundit
  ▶  MONSANTO'S "ROUND-UP" READY CROPS TIED TO BUTTERFLY DECLINE  http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/monsantos-roundup-ready-crops-tied-butterfly-decline/

 

  ▶  COMMONLY USED HERBICIDES SEEN AS THREAT TO ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER POLLINATORS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Commonly_used_herbicides_seen_as_threat_to_endangered_butterflies_999.html


The Des Moines Register, August 29, 2014
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES DYING ... AND MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE IS A SUSPECT  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2014/08/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-roundup-herbicide/14832497/


                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

            NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "ROUND-UP"

                                      http://sco.lt/8iHda5


 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT INSECTS BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotinoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


High Country News, February 12, 2014

▶  HOW THE U.S. FARM BILL DEEPENS THE PRECIPITOUS DECLINE OF MONARCHS :  Scientists fear that one of North America’s greatest migrations is in its death throes http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/policies-and-pollinators-the-feds-the-farm-bill-and-the-precipitous-decline-of-monarchs

 

▶  MONSANTO RIDER" IN FARM BILL EXEMPTS AGRIBUSINESS FROM LIABILITY FOR BIOCROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND ELIMINATES GOVERNMENT POWER TO REGULATE THEM ... http://grist.org/article/frankenfoods-hitch-a-ride-through-congress-but-you-can-help-stop-them/

 

  March 16, 2013 Star Tribune

  ▶  STUDY TIES GMO CORN, SOYBEANS TO BUTTERFLY LOSS http://www.startribune.com/local/143017765.html?refer=y


Common Dreams, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY IN GRAVE DANGER. Herbicides, deforestation and climate conditions putting the monarch in free fall  https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/29-10

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex, UK 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

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/6B7NZ3

 

March 18, 2013 - USA Today

  ▶  CALLS FOR HALT TO WIDELY APPLIED INSECTICIDE TO REDUCE IMPACT ON BIRDS AND WILDLIFE   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/18/birdsinsecticides/1996271/

 

 

                                         SLOW-MOTION VIDEO
                    Mother Nature Network, February 14, 2014
                       THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF POLLINATION
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/slow-motion-video-reveals-the-hidden-beauty-of

 


 October 29, 2012 - Planet Earth OnLine
  ▶  BEETLE DECLINES INCREASE CONCERNS ABOUT WIDER INSECT TROUBLE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1310&cookieConsent=A

 


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

 

  Mother Jones, March 21, 2012
  ▶  RESEARCHERS:  GM CROPS ARE KILLING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, AFTER ALL http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/03/researchers-gm-crops-are-killing-monarch-butterflies-after-all

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
  ▶  A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC'S HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health



▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health


 ▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/6A1VMf




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THE MASS BEE DIE-OFF

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                                          BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                            http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh


March 15, 2013 - Guardian Environment

  ▶  AS FOR BEES, SO FOR BUTTERFLIES; PESTICIDES THAT KILL:
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF BEES? Insecticides are harming bees, argue environmentalists, who believe pollinators are greatly undervalued. Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/15/bees-value-pollination-farming-neonicotinoids

 

Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
▶  HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES, MILLIONS DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoid pesticides are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

  ▶  PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators


                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

             TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                           http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

April 8, 2013 Earth First
  ▶  PESTICIDES HAVE KILLED OFF SO MANY BEES, NOW ROBOTIC BEES TO POLLINATE MONSANTO CROPS http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/robotic-bees-to-pollinate-monsanto-crops/

 

 

  ▶  BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES AND INSECTS, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/651bMX

 


 

                                                    -- WATCH --

              POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

   ▶  "PROMISCUOUS" BEES AND VANISHING INSECTS MEAN LESS FOR FOR US  http://sco.lt/73OL2n

 

 

   ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT SYNGENTA FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES NEONICOTINOIDS http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

 

  ▶  BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2012 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/990749270/bayer-raked-in-1-billion-in-2010-with-bee-killing-pesticides

 

  ▶  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

  ▶  WE NEED OUR BEES & POLLINATORS HEALTHY - Study: Bees could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission http://sco.lt/5wdlfV

 

 ▶  THE POWER OF THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY: BRITAIN HELPS PREVENT BAN ON PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE DECLINE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/britain-helps-prevent-ban-on-pesticides-linked-to-bee-decline-8536994.html

 


 ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 



 

   ▶  MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES

 

 

MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

                                                   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/

 

 

                @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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ENOUGHNESS: Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                                       VIDEO

       ENOUGHNESS: WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

How we see the world determines how we act. Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources. Indigenous philosophy, we are all related as individuals in balance wih nature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPVrr44KHI&feature=youtu.be&a


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


Earth, October 10, 2014
BOLIVIA FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


 ▶ HEALING THE EARTH: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6RD9aT

 

Intercontinental Magazine, December 23, 2013

-▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR EARTH IS WANING . INDIGENOUS PEOPLES VIEW THE EARTH AS A LIVING ENTITY, Indigenous people know the Earth is a living entity, our civilisation has lost it's "spiritual" connection to Earth http://intercontinentalcry.org/health-earth-waning/

 

 August 9, 2013 Alertnet

CAN AN INDIGENOUS WORLD VIEW OF RESPECT, LOVE AND KINDNESS CREATE A REVOLUTION?  http://www.alternet.org/environment/can-indigenous-worldview-respect-love-and-kindness-create-revolution


 The Ecologist, September 16, 2014
- WORLD BANK TO ROLL BACK SAFEGUARDS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2556646/world_bank_to_roll_back_safeguards_for_indigenous_people.html


  HuffPost Impact, July 16, 2014

-▶ WORLD BANK POISED TO DENY AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THEIR RIGHTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nezir-sinani/world-bank-poised-to-deny_b_5592475.html

 

 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
▶  DEVELOPMENT FOR WHOM? With the Asia region becoming the new investment and economic development hub, indigenous peoples face increasing marginalization and violations to their individual and collective rights. http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/publication-sp-2697/human-rights/1418-briefing-paper-development-for-whom

 

 RTCC ClimateNews, August 01, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS PEOPLE:  'CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING OUR MOTHER EARTH' http://www.rtcc.org/2014/08/01/indigenous-people-climate-change-is-killing-our-mother-earth/

 

Indian Country, May 07, 2014
 -▶ CLIMATE DISRUPTIONS HITTING MORE AND MORE TRIBAL NATIONS http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/05/07/climate-disruptions-hitting-more-and-more-tribal-nations-154747

 

 March 2, 2012 All Africa

AFRICA: RURAL WOMEN LEAD THE WAY ON CLIMATE http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00015839.html

 

The Ecologist, September 24, 2014
INDIGENOUS WOMEN VERSUS MEN OF POWER:  THE REAL DISPUTE AT THE U.N. - Far from the podiums, in small villages in mountains, lowlands and plains, indigenous women are innovators in developing new solutions to the most pressing needs of today's world. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2566984/indigenous_women_versus_men_of_power_the_real_dispute_at_the_un.html

 

SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html

 

 La Via Campesina, August 16, 2014

BUILDING UNITY AND SOLIDARITY TO EFFECT A SYSTEM CHANGE. Women from all the corners of the Southern African region descended on Bulawayo to participate in a parallel of the SADC Heads of State Summit, the People Summit. They have converged to share their experiences on how they have been affected either by decisions made by governments with little consultations with the people or the inherited colonial agro-mining complex, which continues to grab land for extractive purposes.  http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/news-from-the-regions-mainmenu-29/1649-sadc-building-unity-and-solidarity-to-effect-a-system-change

         

                                       WISDOM OF THE AGES
      International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) May 26, 2014
              RESPECTING INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE.

We may think that our high-tech era will deliver all the solutions to global problems including environmental degradation. But have we lost sight of age-old solutions that have been staring us in the face? For thousands of years indigenous peoples and local communities have been custodians of nature, living in harmony with the land and the oceans that sustain them, based on a deep knowledge of the natural world.
    But in our drive for development this knowledge is being lost. Policies relating to land and resources have largely ignored the role of indigenous peoples in conservation and they have little say in how these resources are used.http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/focus/copy_of_improvinghealthandwellbeing_28042014_1118/

 

 

                                              GREAT PSA VIDEO  
                                            Survival International
NO DEBT - NO BOMBS - NO PRISONS - NO POVERTY .... AND PEOPLE CALL THEM "PRIMITIVE"!! http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/primitive


Mongabay, October 04, 2014
 ▶ REDD+ VERSUS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE?  WHY A TRIBE IN PANAMA REJECTED PAY FOR THEIR CARBON-RICH FORESTS

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0904-sri-guidi-redd-vs-indigenous-people.html



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


 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, August 05, 2014
WOMEN ACTIVISTS DEFY DANGER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.trust.org/item/20140805084308-4q693/

 

 CleanTechnica
FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY HIT HARD BY FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY: ASKS IT FOR SOLAR PANELS http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/30/first-nations-community-hit-hard-fossil-fuel-industry-asks-solar-panels/

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
CHEVRON SUES RAINFOREST COMMUNITIES IT CONTAMINATED IN ECUADOR http://www.nationofchange.org/chevron-sues-rainforest-communities-it-contaminated-1382276125

 

                                                            VIDEO

                                                THE TRUE STORY

              CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

A terrifying but terrific short documentary explaining Chevron's #ecocide and #genocide in Ecuador http://sco.lt/63ewyH


▶  AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ROCK ART AT RISK BY MINING EXPLORATION. Across Australia there are more than 100,000 rock-art sites, with millions of unique indigenous works, created over tens of thousands of years. Now mining exploration is threatening significant sites.  http://rockart.theglobalmail.org/

 

                                                          VIDEO

- AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL SMALL CONTROLLED FIRES HELP KANGAROO POPULATION http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/aboriginal-hunting-practice-helps-kangaroos.html

                                            http://sco.lt/7e8Zur

 

Mongabay, May 14, 2014

▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good. The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html

 

 

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            THE DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

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

 

                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                       Yale Environment 360

                           " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                           http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

 

THE THIRST FOR PROFIT: ISOLATED YANOMAMI INDIANS "MASSACRED" BY GOLDMINERS IN VENEZUELA http://sco.lt/8eseCv

 

 ▶ DESTROYING YET ANOTHER INDIGENOUS TRIBE - THE NUKAK MAKU - COLUMBIA http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2012/aug/28/nukak-maku-struggling-between-past-and-present/#.UD_Qz_wcGNU.twitter

 

                                          RAINFOREST PEOPLE
                http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.html

 

June 2, 2013 The Guardian

HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTWANA'S GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

 ▶FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY http://sco.lt/9KW9w

 

                                                      VIDEO

         SCHOOLING THE WORLD: THE WHITE MAN'S LAST BURDEN

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/schooling-the-world-the-white-mans-last-burden-video/

 

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

 

Mongabay, January 28, 2014
-▶ THROUGH CAREFUL MANAGEMENT, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE SHAPED ASIAN RAINFORESTS FOR 11,000 YEARS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0128-lbell-indigenous-forestry-management.html

 

Living on Earth, January 24, 2014

-▶ MOTHER OF MEDICINE TREE. A story of a dangerous collision between two worlds. On the Pacific island of Palau, the modern world rubs shoulders with the traditional, and as the inhabitants eat a more Western diet, they often develop diabetes. But a traditional tree that grows there, known as the mother of medicine tree, promises a treatment http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00004&segmentID=7

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 23, 2013 Human Rights Watch

MOZAMBIQUE'S COAL MINING BOOM AND FORCED RESETTLEMENTS http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

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-▶ THE 2013 FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME - ANNUAL REPORT (DOWNLOAD)http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2014/07/fppannualreport2013-2.pdf

 

                                                      WATCH

                                         "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                                            Dr Vandana Shiva

                           2014 Tribunal President Statement

                                          http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

                                                     G8 VIDEOS

                      LATEST FROM SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

                               The movement for tribal peoples

                           http://www.survivalinternational.org/

 

- ▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

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

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

 

Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014
 -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/

 

February 2, 2013 World Wire
EXCLUSIVE: FIRST PICTURES FROM SEALED-OFF BAKUN DAM ZONE REVEAL ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS SOCIAL DISASTER  

http://world-wire.com/2012/02/22/exclusive-first-pictures-from-sealed-off-bakun-dam-zone-reveal-social-andenvironmental-disaster/http://world-wire.com/2012/02/22/exclusive-first-pictures-from-sealed-off-bakun-dam-zone-reveal-social-andenvironmental-disaster/


May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green

AS BRAZILIAN AMAZON BELO MONTE DAM PROJECT SPEEDS UP, INDIGENOUS TRIBE FEELS PAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nina-wegner/belo-monte-brazil_b_3340006.html?ir=Green

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                                    Columbia

     WAYUU GOLD, FIGHTING FOR ACCESS TO THEIR OWN FRESH WATER http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JcF_puGBdmM#

 

September 3, 2013 International Cry Magazine
PROTECTING INDIGENOUS WATER, LAND AND CULTURE IN MEXICO FROM WESTERN ENCROACHMENT http://intercontinentalcry.org/ancestral-values-inherited-protecting-indigenous-water-land-culture-mexico/http://intercontinentalcry.org/ancestral-values-inherited-protecting-indigenous-water-land-culture-

 

September 2, 2013 DW Environment

WHO OWNS THE WATER? ABORIGINES OMITTED FROM AUSTRALIAN RIVER PLAN http://www.dw.de/aborigines-omitted-from-australian-river-plan/a-17051452?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

 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


                                                        VIDEO:
                 THE LAND OWNS US: THE MYTH OF OWNERSHIP http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/the-land-owns-us/

 

 January 28, 2013 Mongabay
HELPING BORNEO'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FIGHT FOR THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0128-wcff-hanes-lamb-borneo.html

 

The Nature Conservancy, October 7, 2013
-▶  SAVING A 40,000-YEAR-OLD CULTURE: THE "HADZA" OF TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/10/07/hadza-forest-carbon-africa-nature-conservancy-science/

 

 Ensia Magazine

 -▶ THE GIFT OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE:  : International conservation strategies increasingly look to indigenous knowledge http://ensia.com/notables/#notable7617

 

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/

 

Wake Up World, February 21, 2014

OLD WAYS FOR NEW DAYS:  ANCIENT ABORIGINAL WISDOM SHOWS THE WAY FORWARD http://wakeup-world.com/2014/02/21/ancient-aboriginal-wisdom-shows-way-forward/

 

 ▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN: THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/7BBtHV

 

 Biodiversity International, May 29, 2014
BOLIVIA LEADS THE WAY IN RECOGNIZING FARMERS AS CUSTODIAN OF BIODIVERSITY http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/bolivia-leads-the-way-in-recognizing-farmers-as-custodians-of-biodiversity/

 

Natural Health Warriors, February 23, 2014
BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH http://naturalhealthwarriors.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

 

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/


August 9, 2013 United Nations Development Programme

UNEP HIGHLIGHTS KEY ROLE OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN TRANSITION TO A 'GREEN' ECONOMY. "UNEP is seeking to further amplify the voice of indigenous communities in environmental governance and to bring forward to world attention the centuries-old knowledge, cost-effective technologies and experience of working with rather than against nature that offers a treasure trove of inspiring principles and practical actions for the rest of humanity," - See more at: http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2725&ArticleID=9589&l=en

 

August 21, 2012 YES Magazine
WHOSE ECONOMY" WHOSE "GREEN" - THE DARK SIDE OF THE "GREEN ECONOMY" Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.” http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/its-your-body/going-against-the-green?icl=email_august12&ica=tnDarkSideGreenEconomy

 

 Guardian Global Development, February 03, 2014

INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN HELP FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS. Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high- and middle-income countries

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE":  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

▶  THE MODERN VOICE OF ANCIENT WISDOM - PLACE AND CULTURE http://sco.lt/8kBmkL

 

June 12, 2013 Forest News
‘TRADITIONAL FOREST KNOWLEDGE IS NOT FOLKLORE, BUT A RESOURCE FOR CHANGE' http://blog.cifor.org/17174/qa-traditional-forest-knowledge-is-not-folklore-but-a-resource-for-change/#.UbmW6-swOic

                                                          WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LANDRUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                                        Ethopia

ETHOPIA LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

 LAND GRAB COULD SPELL END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI  http://sco.lt/7fjscz

 

 July 26, 2013 Intercontinental Cry Magazine
FORCEFUL EVICTIONS OF MAASAI LEAVE HOMES BURNED AND THOUSANDS HOMELESS IN KENYA http://intercontinentalcry.org/forceful-evictions-of-maasai-leave-homes-burned-and-thousands-homeless-in-naivasha-kenya/

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                              Sarawak, Malaysia

UNCOVERING TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

 ▶ IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH

 

                                                     -- WATCH --

                                     The Weaver vs The Machine

                    "THE IOU PROJECT" - Introduction - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yybe3hB3Ix4&feature=youtu.be

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                                LinkTV World News

                                    HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

              "RESTORING THE EARTH  - RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA"

                                              http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

                                              DOCUMENTARY

                                 THE MEN OF THE FIFTH WORLD
They are the original inhabitants of the land called Australia by the white man. They have been there since the beginning of time, since the dream time, when everything they know was created... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/men-fifth-world/

 

                                                   WATCH

               THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF INDIGENOUS SEED

                       "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY" Vandana Shiva

                                       http://ow.ly/ahQ5p


SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/9H42i1

 

 

April, 15, 2013 UNDP
WESTERN EYES EVALUATE "ECONOMICS" OF INDIGENOUS FORESTS: (MONGOLIA'S FOREST SECTOR IS "GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY" http://www.mn.undp.org/content/mongolia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/15/mongolia-s-forest-sector-is-good-value-for-money-/

 

8 March 2013 - Our World 2.0

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - A PATH TO TRUE PROSPERITY http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/enough-is-enough/

 

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

 

PARTNERS FOR THE LAND & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS OF TRADITION PEOPLES - AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

                                      FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

 MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                             http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 August 11, 2013 Forest People's Programme

AGRIBUSINESS LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - DOWNLOAD PDF - Updates from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Burma http://www.forestpeoples.org/region/burma/publication/2013/agribusiness-large-scale-land-acquisitions-and-human-rights-southeast

 

Indian Country, December 31, 2013

 -▶ 10 INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL VICTORIES AND TRIUMPHS OF 2013 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/31/10-environmental-victories-and-triumphs-2013-152924

 

 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL FARMING
AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 February 17, 2012 Tribal Cultural Heritage In India
INDIGENOUS OR TRIBAL GROUPS RELY ON BIODIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINING THEIR LIVELIHOODS http://www.indiantribalheritage.org/?p=5026

 

LESSONS FROM THE INDIGENOUS ON PROMOTING PLANT DIVERSITY http://www.dadychery.org/2012/03/10/lessons-from-the-indigenous-on-promoting-plant-biodiversity/

 

 August 8, 2013 Conservation International
10 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' VICTORIES TO CELEBRATE http://blog.conservation.org/2013/08/10-indigenous-peoples-victories-to-celebrate/

 

Wild 10 - Make the World a Wilder Place
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY LANDS AND SEAS FORUM http://wild10.org/en/program/indigenouscommunity

 

June 20, 2013 TruthOut

HOW WOULD AMERICAN INDIANS TEACH U.S. HISTORY? http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/16987-how-would-american-indians-teach-us-history

 

New York Times, February 01, 2014

-▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS: Communities coming together in the cold, rugged mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

 

Global Oneness Project
 -▶ BEST OF 2013 - A YEAR IN REVIEW http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e25de1e168553e96580c1f364&id=ecaaa0a7a7&e=c69f37438e

 

                                                       WATCH
                    The Globalization Program | Global 3000 | DW.DE
In this edition of Global 3000, we visit the people of Inle Lake in Myanmar, one of the few cultures in the world living entirely on the water. But their traditional way of life is under threat. We also go to Rio de Janeiro, where residents of a favela have to make way for a redevelopment project... http://www.dw.de/global-3000-the-globalization-program-2013-12-30/e-17291121-9798

 

Mongabay, February 11, 2014
HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html

 

                                     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/

 

                                                             VIDEO:

              Narrated by Robert Redford, Winner of the Goldman Prize
THE INDIGENOUS MOLLO PEOPLE IN TIMOR STRUGGLE TO PROTECT THEIR SACRED NATURAL WORLD FROM FOREIGN MINING CORPORATIONS http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/aleta-baun

 

                          GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IcanKHMuKo&list=PLhggrmZd7c4bvwwl3viRJbbUeQy9q3iyw&index=4

 

 

 Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013
WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                Documentary
                           "AMBASSADORS OF THE JUNGLE"

These mysterious lands would seem to rise out of the clouds of the highlands, situated in the east of the island of New Guinea, to the North of Australia... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ambassadors-jungle/

 

 

 The Daily Climate, October 23, 2013
ESSAY: THE WAY WE ARE IN THE WORLD, CHANGES THE WORLD
Here's something Native elders understand: Without respect for natural laws, no amount of technology will get us out of this mess. Why can't we hear that message? http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/10/native-american-climate-approach

 

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


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

 

                                   ▶ AN ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH

                                     September 15, 2013 The Real News
PHILIPPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS

                    "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"
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://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

  

                                                    VIDEO

                                     SARAWAK, MALAYSIA -

MASSIVE CORRUPTION UNCOVERED OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS, DAMS, LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/7baDWz

 

 September 3, 2013 Redd-Monitor
MASSIVE LAND SEIZURE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS IS CAUSING STARVATION AND POVERTY IN PAPUA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/03/mifees-massive-seizure-of-indigenous-lands-is-causing-starvation-and-poverty-in-papua/

 

August 12, 2013 International Cry Magazine

WEST PAPUA: INDIGENOUS LEADERS FORCED TO SIGN AWAY LAND TO MAJOR FOOD COMPANY http://intercontinentalcry.org/west-papua-elders-forced-to-sign-away-land-to-pt-mayora-one-of-indonesias-leading-food-brands/

 

 ▶ PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD

 

August 17, 2013 International Cry Magazine

INDONESIA AND THE DENIAL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' EXISTENCE http://intercontinentalcry.org/indonesia-and-the-denial-of-indigenous-peoples-existence/

 


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

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh

 

Mongabay, February 21, 2014
TRADITIONAL PALM KNOWLEDGE AT RISK OF BECOMING LOST FOREVER http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0221-mark-traditional-palm-knowledge-at-risk.html

 

 ▶ IS UN REDD A FAILURE? INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN PANAMA WAIT FOR UN REDD TO MEET PROMISES http://sco.lt/8x2yX3

 

 ▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction  http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

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

 

                                                   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/

 

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                     CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

pdjmoo's insight:

             ------------------------------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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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 30, 8:07 AM

What's it going to be rich people?

Your health?

Or your financial wealth?

 

Think carefully, because I honestly think that you all don't.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 15, 3:42 AM

 

                                                 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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Climate Change Could Endanger More Animals Than We Thought

Climate Change Could Endanger More Animals Than We Thought | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAT WE THOUGHT. A new study presents startling findings that rapid climate change may threaten many more species of plants and animals than previous measures have led us to believe.
The study, one of the biggest of...

http://ablorg.tumblr.com/post/53262449138/climate-change-could-endanger-more-animals-than-we


Sydney Morning Herald, October 02, 2014
-▶ MONKEY POPULATIONS WILL SUFFER AS CLIMATE CHANGE ALTERS THEIR FOOD  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/monkey-populations-will-suffer-as-climate-change-alters-their-food-20141002-10mfas.html


 International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013

-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed



                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

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



The New York Times, September 27, 2014
WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


                                                          VIDEO
                                 The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH DUE TO MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES  http://sco.lt/8IiixN


                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

The Earth Times, July 18, 2014
-▶ DIVERSE WORLDS OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS DISAPPEARING http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/diverse-worlds-disappearing/2644/

 

▶   POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington, October 2, 2013
▶  AS SEA ICE MELTS, CARIBOU CALVES GO HUNGRY http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/10/sea-ice-loss-hurts-caribou-calves/

 

▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

 

June 3, 2013 Science Daily
▶  SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm


Summit Voice, March 08, 2014
-▶ STUDY:  EASTERN CHICKADEE POPULATIONS MOVING FAST IN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL WARMING. The rapidity with which these changes are happening is a big deal’  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/08/study-eastern-chickadee-populations-moving-fast-in-response-to-global-warming/



-▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO AN UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


 National Geographic, October 2, 2013
-▶  TEN THOUSAND WALRUSES GATHER ON ISLAND AS SEA ICE SHRINKS - The marine mammals, which usually spend their time resting on sea ice, are increasingly forced to haul out on land.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131002-walruses-arctic-haulout-science-animals-alaska-global-warming/


Summit County Citizens Voice, September 13, 2014
-▶ STUDY TRACKS BIG DROP IN PACIFIC WALRUS NUMBERS. Population dropped by about half between 1981 and 1999, but scientists aren’t sure if the numbers have stabilized since then. In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged that the species was under pressure from sea ice loss and over-harvesting http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/13/study-tracks-big-drop-in-pacific-walrus-numbers/

 

January , 2012 National Geographic
-▶  BABY HARP SEALS BEING DROWNED, CRUSHED AMID MELTING ICE http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120106-harp-seals-global-warming-sea-ice-science-environment/

 

August 2, 2013 Reuters
-▶  FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802


New Scientists, December 11, 2013
▶  BATS MAY STRUGGLE TO HUNT IN WARMER WORLD: Some bats will find it harder to hunt in a warmer world, says the first study of how echolocation will be affected by climate change... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24737-bats-may-struggle-to-hunt-in-warmer-world.html#.Uqk3D_ZQ1K4

 

June 21, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶  BLIND, STARVING CHEETAHS: THE NEW SYMBOL OF CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/nature-up/2013/jun/21/blind-starving-cheetahs-climate-change

 

▶  REPORT: CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE  http://sco.lt/6IJ5Zx

 

June 04, 2013 Terra Daily
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS EXTINCTION FOR 82 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA NATIVE FISH http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_threatens_extinction_for_82_percent_of_California_native_fish_999.html

 

July 12, 2013 Las Vegas Review-Journal
▶  NEVADA WILDFIRE A 'BIOLOGICAL DISASTER' THAT COULD WIPE OUT SEVERAL ANIMAL SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/wildfire-could-harm-species-found-only-mount-charleston

 

▶  STUDY FINDS PLANTS FLOWERING AND LEAFING MUCH EARLIER COMPARED TO CLIMATE MODELS  http://sco.lt/4iskkL


▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME 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




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

 

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

 

▶  PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt



AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEE HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://sco.lt/87lMsz



▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

-▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73



June 21, 2013 UN Report - UNEP
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGES, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2718&ArticleID=9552&l=en


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


LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/6Dfmkb


                               AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                              http://ow.ly/mo4Zm


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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/


pdjmoo's insight:

                          FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs and @pdjmoo

 

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

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

▶ 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

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


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                                    FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs @pdjmoo

 

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

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

▶ 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

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

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PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

PLANET PALM OIL: The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT


Mongabay, October 04, 2014
INDONESIA: CORPORATIONS HIRE LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK, TAKE THE FALL, FOR PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-lbell-small-palm-oil.html




                                 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING


                                    Mongabay, October 21, 2014
INDONESIAN LAW NOW BARS PALM OIL COMPANIES FROM PROTECTING FORESTS. A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report. This new law requires them to clear all their concession within 6 years.   http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1020-palm-oil-conservation.html


                                        THE BAIT AND SWITCH

Palm Corporations Knew This Law Was Coming Up, Making It Easy to say "No" To Deforestation.  They Can Blame Deforestation on  the Law Now. They Are Not Going To Give Up This Billion Dollar Ecocide Business Easily.  They will do everything they can to find a way around any moratorium.



Inter Press Service, October 03, 2014
NEW GLOBAL DECLARATION "INSUFFICIENT" TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION. “The 2030 timeline would allow deforestation to continue for a decade and a half. By then the declaration could be self-fulfilling, as there might not be much forest left to save.” -- Susanne Breitkopf of Greenpeace  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/new-global-declaration-insufficient-to-tackle-deforestation/


Redd Monitor, September 26, 2014
DON'T BE FOOLED: THE UN NEW YORK DECLARATION ON FORESTS:  AN AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE DEFORESTATION UNTIL 2030 http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/26/the-new-york-declaration-on-forests-an-agreement-to-continue-deforestation-until-2030/


Discovery News, September 26, 2014
 -▶ BRAZIL REFUSES TO JOIN UN PACT TO END DEFORESTATION http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/brazil-refuses-to-join-un-pact-to-end-deforestation-140926.htm


Mongabay, September 15, 2013

PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - - Five of the world's largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of potential high carbon stock forests. On Friday, Asian Agri, IOI Corporation Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) Berhad, Musim Mas Group and Sime Darby Plantation said they will suspend forest clearing until they have completed a year-along study that aims to establish a threshold for defining what constitutes high carbon stock (HCS) forest. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0920-palm-oil-deforestation-moratorium.html


GreenBiz, September 26, 2014
TO THE LAST TREE

APP, CARGILL PLANT U.N. DEFORESTATION NON-BINDING PLEDGE FOR 2030 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/26/app-cargill-un-deforestation-pledge


Mongabay, September 24, 2014

FOR THE RECORD....

CARGILL 'COMMITS' TO ZERO DEFORESTATION ACROSS ENTIRE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN:  ALL COMMODITIES

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-cargill-zero-deforestation.html


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



▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3



▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr



▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISE IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh



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


 New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
- ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/


 ▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx

 

                                             AUDIO SLIDESHOW
                            Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
     INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow



Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html



                                              IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

                               Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/



One Green Planet, September 24, 2014
ARE YOU EATING THE ORANGUTAN INTO EXTINCTION? The orangutan has lost 90 percent of their habitat in the past 20 years.
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-the-orangutan-into-extinction/


                                                   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


                                            PLANET PALM OIL
http://www.grain.org/article/categories/519-planet-palm-oil



WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



                                          PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                           THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:

                       FAST-TRACKING OUR OWN EXTINCTION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-



▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8fNIET




▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/9EcFvt




▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh



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


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/5l38Dp




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




PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


Mongabay, September 22, 2014
EXTINCTION ISLAND?  PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html


▶  DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION - A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE  - GLOBAL ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z



                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8PcKsD



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



                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

        WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                       http://sco.lt/56vkOH




▶  DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE  http://sco.lt/4ha4y9



                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



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

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

LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN



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



▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX



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


 

 

                   THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                   CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                           http://sco.lt/630INt



                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

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








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6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression

6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Summit Citizen, January 18, 2013

▶  WHITE-NOSE-SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6-7 MILLION BATS

Outbreak may be the worst wildlife epidemic in North America's recorded history. Federal biologists this week upped their estimates of bat deaths from white-nose syndrome... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/18/white-nose-syndrome-has-killed-up-to-6-7-million-bats/


                  #SaveTheBats  National Bat Week (Oct. 26-Nov.1)


Huffington Post Green, October 31, 2014
WHY SCAPEGOATING BATS IS A BIG MISTAKE FOR HUMAN HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/bats-ebola-virus_n_6082180.html


                                                   PHOTOS
                                        National Geographic
                              NATIONAL BAT WEEK PICTURES
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/pictures/141030-bats-halloween-vampires-blood/


Environmental News Network, October 29, 2014
▶ INSTEAD OF FEARING BATS THIS HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY, WE SHOULD BE SCARED OF A WORLD WITHOUT THEM:  CANADIAN BATS FACING BLEAK FUTURE http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47969



                                                      VIDEO (8:41)
              THE BATTLE FOR THE BATS:  WHITE- NOSE SYNDROME
https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/resource/battle-bats-white-nose-syndrome



SummitVoice, October 26, 2014
COLORADO BIOLOGISTS STILL ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BAT=KILLING WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME Reports from the public can help inform monitoring, response. “Bats are an important yet under-appreciated part of our world. This threat is something we all should be worried about” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/26/environment-colorado-biologists-still-on-the-lookout-for-bat-killing-white-nose-sydrome/



The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !!  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


EBOLA: HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/8AcxIP



Summit Voice, September 28, 2014
GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK CLOSES BAT CAVES DURING WINTER HIBERNATION TO PROTECT 80% BAT DECLINES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-seeks-to-protect-bat-populations-by-limiting-seasonal-access-to-hibernation-area/


 Science News, June 10, 2014
▶  DEADLY BAT DISEASE GETS EASIER TO DIAGNOSE. In less than a decade, the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome has taken hold across the eastern half of the United States and up into Canada. With the disease confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin in April, WNS has now been documented in 25 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Millions of hibernating bats from six species have been infected with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/deadly-bat-disease-gets-easier-diagnose

 

                                                            VIDEO
                                             Smithsonian Channel
                                            KILLER IN THE CAVES

There's a killer stalking the caves of North America, from New York, to Vermont and into Canada. Seemingly overnight, a disease known as white-nose syndrome is wiping out bats by the millions.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3374278/killer-in-the-caves

 

 The Seattle Times, April 10, 2014
▶  WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, FATAL TO BATS, HAS SPREAD TO HALF OF U.S. : NO KNOWN CURE http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023349902_sickbatsxml.html

 

Wisconsin State Journal, April 11, 2014
▶  DISEASE THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF INSECT-EATING BATS HAS NOW HIT WISCONSIN http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/disease-that-killed-millions-of-insect-eating-bats-has-now/article_a85f506b-2b90-565e-a56a-899413bb0699.html

 

EcoNews, October 31, 2013
▶  BATS DYING IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS: RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDES TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/bats-dying-in-unprecedented-numbers/


'Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2013

▶  BATS AND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=9651

 

Summit Voice, July 21, 2013

▶  PESTICIDES MAY BE AT THE ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/


Summit County Citizens Voice, October 25, 2013
▶  EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES MAKES AMPHIBIANS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHYTRID FUNGUS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/61207/

 

 Digital Journal, February 03, 2014
DEADLY BAT DISEASE SET TO SPREAD. North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million due to a fungus called white nose syndrome. As part of the campaign to help eliminate the killer disease, scientists have obtained a new insight into how the fungus spreads. The news is not good. http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/deadly-bat-disease-set-to-spread/article/368746

 

The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
▶  WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/


Summit County, November 16, 2013
▶  NEW  ESTIMATES 600,00 BATS KILLED BY WIND TURBINES  By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

 

 Treehugger, January 18, 2012
▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS: SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS DEAD FROM DISEASE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-estimate-67-million-bats-dead-fast-spreading-disease.html


 ▶  Guardian Environment, January 19, 2014
AMAZING, TINY, THUMB-SIZED BAT CROSSES ENGLISH CHANNEL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/20/thumb-sized-bat-crosses-english-channel


 ▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

 

Summit Voice, January 30, 2014
▶  MORE BAD NEWS FOR BATS. A new study by University of Akron scientists forecasts a gloomy future for North American bats, showing that the fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome can likely survive in caves with or without the presence of bats.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/30/biodiversity-more-bad-news-for-bats/

 

BATS AS EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL

Huffington Post Green, April 13, 2011
▶  BAT DISEASE, WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, MAY INCREASE, NOT DECREASE,  U.S. FARM PESTICIDE USE: STUDY -

A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.

Bats save American farmers at least $3.7 billion a year in pest-control costs by eating insects that feed on crops, a benefit that could be in jeopardy as a disease that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast spreads to the Midwest, the researchers said in a paper published in the April 1 edition of the journal Science. They and others fear the disease could eventually affect fruit- and vegetable-growing areas in the West as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bat-disease-pesticides_n_848556.html



 

▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BATS AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM HEALTH  http://sco.lt/666xPN




 Mother Nature Network, March 11, 2014
▶  25 OF THE CUTEST BAT SPECIES. Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/25-of-the-cutest-bat-species

 

Popular Science, April 03, 2014
▶  HOW ONE LITTLE YELLOW-SHOULDERED BAT BECAME SEVEN DIFFERENT SPECIES http://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-one-little-yellow-shouldered-bat-became-seven-different-species

 

New Scientists, December 11, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BATS MAY STRUGGLE TO HUNT IN WARMER WORLD: Some bats will find it harder to hunt in a warmer world, says the first study of how echolocation will be affected by climate change... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24737-bats-may-struggle-to-hunt-in-warmer-world.html#.Uqk3D_ZQ1K4

 

The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf
                           ▶  SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT ▶ 

           BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                          http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

 

 Science Daily, October 25, 2013
▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

 

▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

 


 ▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

 


 ▶  IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://ow.ly/e5RYJ

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

New York Times, January 23, 2012
▶  STUDY FINDS MERCURY MOVES UP FOOD CHAIN TO BIRDS AND BATS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/study-finds-mercury-in-more-northeastern-bird-species.html?_r=3&

 

                                                        WATCH

         ▶    "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH" ▶ 

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD


 

 June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
▶  NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS PESTICIDE THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

                                                      WATCH

                                FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 


 

 

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EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out: Ecological Armageddon

EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out:  Ecological Armageddon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Summit Voice, October 05, 2014
REPORT:  GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS DROP 50 PERCENT. ‘We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life’. —Neocolonialism under multinational corporations is devastating biodiversity in developing low-income countries, as the wealthy part of the world continues to increase consumption of resources at an unsustainable rate.
As a result, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, according to the annual 2014 Living Planet report released last week by the World Wildlife Fund.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/05/report-global-wildlife-populations-drop-50-percent/



                                        Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                       "RACING EXTINCTION"
For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/



Guardian Environment, George Monbiot October 01, 2014
 ▶IT'S TIME TO SHOUT "STOP" ON THIS WAR ON THE LIVING WORLD.

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing. If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife



    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE HAS GONE EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS. Human activity has been blamed for the drop, as the US reports dwindling populations of bumblebees and polar bears, and one of the world's biggest decreases in sealife.

  • Mankind's need for land and resources, combined with hunting and poaching, are causing our wild animals to die out 
  • Wildlife populations around the globe have declined by 52 per cent on average since 1970, a new report has found
  • The likes of forest elephants, African lions and tigers are under threat, as well as American sharks
  • Lion numbers dropped 90% in 40 years, tigers by 97% in 100 years and elephants 60% since 2002, WWF reported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ 


"Over the past 40 years, human activity has exacted a devastating toll on the planet’s wildlife population. According to a shocking new report from the World Wildlife Fund , 52 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have vanished between 1970 and 2010.

Exploitation and habitat degradation/loss are the primary culprits, accounting for 82 percent of the primary threats to wildlife populations across the globe. Human activity including damming, shipping and pollution has proven particularly disastrous for the planet’s waterways with freshwater species plunging 76 percent.

The biggest wildlife declines have been recorded in low-income and developing nations with various conservation efforts making small gains here and there. Still, the sheer scale of this report makes for very grim reading indeed – humans are cutting down trees faster than they can regrow while fish are being caught before the ocean can restock. It’s time for a wake up call." Forbes, September 30, 2014



     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

                                      


                                 A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                       (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                     HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html


    Yale Environment 360, October 09, 2014
    - ▶  TRUE ALTRUISM:  WILL HUMANS CHANGE TO SAVE OTHER SPECIES? http://e360.yale.edu/feature/true_altruism_can_humans_change_to_save_other_species/2813/



    Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
    - ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


    The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
    - ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


                                                    PHOTO ARK
                          by Award-Winning Photographer Joel Sartore
    For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time.  More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.
    http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/the-photo-ark/1/


    BOLIVIA: FIRST COUNTRY TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                          PBS Newshour, October 02, 2014
    35,000 WALRUSES COME ASHORE IN ALASKA. A SIGN OF 'TREMENDOUS CHANGE'  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/largest-number-walruses-seen-ashore-alaska-sign-tremendous-change/



    Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
    WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


                                                              VIDEO
                                     The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
    RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                              PHOTOS
                                  ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
                http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out



                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

    POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv



    ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS  http://sco.lt/8GNLvN



    - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F



    HuffPost Green, October 03, 2014
    -▶ 10 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS REMIND US WHY WE NEED NATURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/nat-geo-photo-contest-nature_n_5906804.html



    ▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


    -▶ NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS- OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY GILLNETS, LONGLINE SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/7qT6kT


    -▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


    HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


    ▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz



    ▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/8B8NWb


                           

                                                WE WERE WARNED

                                        UN Environment Programme

                                                 August 15, 2010 

    -▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

    According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security



    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


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



      - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt


      ▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

     

                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET



    ▶  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTIONNO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: http://sco.lt/8pAoSn


                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                    KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/


    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




    ▶  LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/6qoofB



    -▶  KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse


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



    ▶  INSIDE THE $19 BILLION GLOBAL ENTERPRISE THAT SLAUGHTERING WILDLIFE - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6iXuS1



    ▶  NO SAFE HAVEN:  MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

      -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html

     

    -▶ A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F


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



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



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


    ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8aPgp7


    ▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8TkGjh



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


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



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


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

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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



                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH



    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


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



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



     -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

     

    -▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER  http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

    -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



    -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl


                                                        VIDEO:

    ▶  EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5UOyLh

     

                                                              WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     


      -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp



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


    The Ecologist, October 1, 2014
     ▶ TO SAVE THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE, FIRST WE MUST LOVE IT

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2576309/to_save_the_worlds_wildlife_first_we_must_love_it.html


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

     ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/8054ev


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


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


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET



    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



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



           "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                           Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                    Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

         http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/



    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html


    ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB


    -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl




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


    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


    All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
     -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466




    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



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

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



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


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


        

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



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx



                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt



                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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



                                                       WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                                           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                 Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


                                             -- WATCH --

                                THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                             GLYPHOSATES

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx


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


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


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


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


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

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      THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOFUELS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

      THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOFUELS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      1. GENERAL
      2. CORN ETHANOL
      3. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
      4. GMO BIOFUELS & BIOLOGICAL DESERTS
      5. BIOFUEL LANDGRABBING
      6. GLOBAL
      7. DEFORESTATION



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

                                                       GENERAL

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


                                        THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS

                         Guardian Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014

      http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/campaign-drax-biofuels-effects-replacing-fossil-fuels?CMP=new_1194


      The Columbus Dispatch, October 21, 2014
      -▶ IS BIOFUEL INDUSTRY TOO SUCCESSFUL? FOOD OR FUEL? http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/10/20/biofuel-industrytoo-successful.html


      Alternet, October 21, 2014
      -▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry



      Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
      -▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/



      New York Times, September 19, 2014
      -▶ BIG FACTORIES GO TO WORK ON BIOFUEL - ETHANOL AND THE COST TO THE ENVIRONMENT Ethanol producers have also had to persuade farmers to accommodate the collecting and bundling of the agricultural waste they were generally accustomed to tilling under the field or leaving on top to help enrich the soil or control its erosion.

      Ethanol producers have had to persuade farmers to accommodate the collecting and bundling of the agricultural waste they were generally accustomed to tilling under the field or leaving on top to help enrich the soil or control its erosion. (means more petroleum-based fertilizer)

      Feeding a new generation of factories that can consume hundreds of thousands of tons of biomass to produce 20 million to 30 million gallons of ethanol a year has meant new costs in labor and equipment.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/business/energy-environment/big-factories-go-to-work-on-biofuel.html?ref=business&_r=0


       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


       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-


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

       

      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

       

      May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

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

       

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


      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/




      ClickGreen, July 24, 2014
      -▶  BIOENERGY CAN BE WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN FOSSIL FUELS, GOVERNMENT STUDY SHOWS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124978-bioenergy-can-be-worse-for-the-climate-than-fossil-fuels%2C-government-study-shows.html


       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


       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/

       

      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


      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/


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

                                                  http://sco.lt/74mbHF

       

       

      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 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


      -▶  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


      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

       

      Wired, August 07, 2014
      -▶  BOEING'S FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE JET BIOFUEL FROM TOBACCO http://www.wired.com/2014/08/boeing-tobacco-jet-biofuel/?mbid=social_twitter


      Wired, August 07, 2014
      -▶  BOEING'S FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE JET BIOFUEL FROM TOBACCO http://www.wired.com/2014/08/boeing-tobacco-jet-biofuel/?mbid=social_twitter

       

       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

       

       

                     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

       

       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


      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/


       

      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

       

       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/

       

      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

       

       May 08, 2013 EurActive *EXCLUSIVE* /

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


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

                                                     CORN ETHANOL

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

       

                                                           AP Investigation

                                         THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL

                                        http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol


      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


      Delawareonline, August 03, 2014
      -▶  THE REAL COST OF ETHANOL. There's now corn planted on 1.3 million acres that until recently was reserved for conservation – an area larger than all of Delaware. Last year, American farmers planted 95 million acres of corn, 10 million acres more than in 2008. This phenomenon is being driven by increased demand for corn-based ethanol, which now consumes more than 40-percent of corn grown nationwide. But the growth of ethanol, an alcohol-based additive that makes up 10-percent of each gallon of gas, has had unintended consequences... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/08/02/real-cost-ethanol/13534077/


      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

       

       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

       

       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

       


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


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

       

       

                                                       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/

       

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

       

      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

       

      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

       

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

       

      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 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

       

      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


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

       

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

       

      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

       

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


       

       

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

                                               ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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

       

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

       

                                                         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

       

       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 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

       

       Treehugger, October 9, 2013

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

       

                                                           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

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

      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


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

       

                    GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) BIOFUELS

                                AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

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

       

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


        -▶  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/

       

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

       

      -▶  DOE - USDA FUND PLANT GMO FEEDSTOCKS GENOMICS FOR BIOENERGY AWARDS http://genomicscience.energy.gov/research/DOEUSDA/index.shtml

       

      July 17, 2014 Depts of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects
      -▶  RESEARCH PROJECTS IN 10 STATES FUNDED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BIOENGINEER (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED) FEEDSTOCKS  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/c4c617


       

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

                                              BIOFUEL LAND GRABS

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


                         LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

                                                http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

       

        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/

       

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

       

      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

       

      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

       

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

       

       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/

       

       

       

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

                                                           GLOBAL

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

       

      Science Direct

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


       

       -▶  October 21, 2012 About My Planet
      EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environmen

       

                                                       ---- WATCH ----

                                        July 9, 2013 The Guardian UK
      THE CAMBODIAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATE BIOFUEL 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

       

       

                                                   ++++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

       


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

       

      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

       

       

       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 TWICE AS MUCH ETHANOL THAN CORN http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/efforts-to-reinvigorate-sugar-ethanol-for-cars-in-brazil/

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

      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



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

                                                    DEFORESTATION

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

       

      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


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

      t/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/


                                                            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


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


       -▶  “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

       

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

       :

      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

       

         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


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

       

       

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

       

       

                                               BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                   Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                         http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

       

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

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

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

       

                                                         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/

       

       

       

       

       

       

      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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                           ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

      "Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


      Common Dreams, October 14, 2012
      ▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


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


      ScienceDaily October 27, 2014
      ▶  REDUCING POPULATION IS NO ENVIRONMENT 'QUICK FIX'

        http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141027181959.htm


      THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP


      The Conversation, August 12, 2014
      -▶ AN OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL NOT MAKE THE BEST USE OF NATURAL ASSETS http://theconversation.com/an-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-not-make-the-best-use-of-natural-assets-30283


      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


      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/


      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


       September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

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

       

       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


      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/


       ▶  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


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


      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


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


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



      -▶ BOLIVIA:  FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/83jybZ



      ScienceDaily, August 18, 2014
      -▶ WORLD'S PRIMARY FORESTS ON THE BRINK, STUDY CONCLUDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818112937.htm


      Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
      ▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822


      Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
      ▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation


      Mongabay, September 24, 2014
      ▶  INVESTORS RISK BILLIONS BY TRAMPLING ON INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0923-dparker-land-conflict-risk.html


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



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


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


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


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


      WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
      Global Forest Watch

      http://www.globalforestwatch.org/




       ▶ A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


      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

       

       Reuters, May 27, 2014
      -▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1


      Mongabay, June 06, 2014
      -▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html




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


      -▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/5IxW2j



      ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX



      -▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY, OUR PUBLIC LANDS:  : COAL, OIL, FRACKING DESTROYING FOREST, WATER, ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/9JCs8f


      HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING CHEMICAL CESSPOOL  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov


      Global Possibilities, August 14, 2014
      ARE WOMEN OUR BEST HOPE FOR FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE? 

      The need for women’s voices to be heard becomes most vividly apparent when considering the fact that indigenous women are struggling to protect and retain control of the very natural resources that they depend on — which are directly threatened by climate change.... “We have to change the system, not the climate.. http://www.globalpossibilities.org/are-women-our-best-hope-for-fighting-climate-change/


      -▶ 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


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


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


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

       

                                                       VIDEO (3.30)
                                              Grassroots International
      PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS
      Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


      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/


      -▶ WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


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

       

                                                           VIDEO
                                                    Global Alliance
                  RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc


                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


      -▶  THE CRISIS OF CIVILIZATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY.  BUSINESS-AS-USUAL IS NOT SUSTAINABLE  http://sco.lt/8wpytt


      Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
      -▶ SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/

       

      Mongabay, December 10, 2013
      -▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html


                                                AUDIO SLIDESHOW

                                     Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
               INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER ON THE PLANET  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow


       

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

      ▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/5moIAT


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


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



                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                                            WATCH

                                "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                           Full Episode - PBS Nature

      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

       



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



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

       

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


      CBC News
      ▶  PRISTINE LAKES ACROSS CANADA QUIETLY BEING "RECLASSIFIED" AS TOXIC DUMP SITES FOR MINES Environmentalists say the process amounts to a "hidden subsidy" to mining companies, allowing them to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/lakes-across-canada-face-being-turned-into-mine-dump-sites-1.733972

       


        Mongabay, May 14, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

      The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
      The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


                                                     ENOUGHNESS 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                                 http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

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

       


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

       

       Alternet, May 23, 2014
      - ▶ NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE TAKING BOLD ACTIONS -- AND IT'S WORKING http://www.alternet.org/activism/new-environmentalists-are-taking-bold-actions-and-its-working

       


      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

       

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

       


                                                 ANIMATED VIDEO

             THE STORY OF ILLEGAL LOGGING & HOW TO STOP IT
                                     http://www.fern.org/storyofFLEGT


      Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014
      ▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

       

                                       FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

       

                                                WATCH ANIMATION

                                            THE STORY OF 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

       

       

                                                            WATCH
                        "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
                      http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

       

                       IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
      http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

       

       

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

       

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

       



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



       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

       

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

       

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

       


       


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


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

       

       -▶ 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 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/

       


        Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

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

       

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

       


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



      MORE ON DEFORESTATION AND DESTRUCTION OF NATURE

      http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=DEFORESTATION


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

       

                                          HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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


                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

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

       

                                                         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/


       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:


                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

       

       

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


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


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


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


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

      more...
      pdjmoo's curator insight, October 23, 9:10 PM

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


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


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


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


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


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

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization

      Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Western Development and Globalization | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


         -▶  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/


      Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. , October 14, 2014 VENEZUELA TO CREATE INSTITUTE FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Monday the creation of the Institute for Indigenous Languages in order to rescue the culture of native peoples.  http://venezuela-us.org/2014/10/14/venezuela-to-create-institute-for-indigenous-languages/



      Science AAAS, September 02, 2014
      -▶ LANGUAGES ARE BEING WIPED OUT BY ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBALIZATION http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2014/09/languages-are-being-wiped-out-economic-growth



      Peak Prosperity, October 12, 2014
      RICHARD GOULD: LEARNING FROM ANCIENT HUMAN CULTURES: Were they happier than we are? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures



      BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



      Mongabay, February 11, 2014
      HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
      Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html




      Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014
       ▶  AS FORESTS FALL AND SPECIES VANISH, THERE'S ONE OTHER LOSS:  A WORLD OF LANGUAGE: A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/why-we-are-losing-a-world-of-languages

      VIA... Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience, University of Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/centres/cechr/

        @CECHR_UoD


      Guardian, May 02, 2014
       -▶ NEANDERTHALS AREN'T THE GRUNTING, CLUB-WIELDING IDIOTS - WE ARE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/neanderthals-arent-grunting-club-wielding-idiots-stereotype


      OpEd News, August 16, 2014
      -▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


                                                               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/

       

      -▶ THE VANISHING CULTURES PROJECT: The Vanishing Cultures Project is devoted to assisting indigenous, traditional groups preserve their culture by documenting their lifestyle through photography and research, assisting local preservation initiatives, and educating the public

      In this era of rapid change, indigenous communities with rich cultural heritages urgently need the world’s attention. Anthropologists estimate that every two weeks a tribal elder dies with the last remaining knowledge of his or her people’s language, and along with them dies many other living expressions—the crafts, skills, beliefs, lore—of a unique heritage... http://www.vcproject.org


      National Geographic - Special Report:
      BIODIVERSITY AND CULTURAL TRADITION http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110223-biodiversity-moorea-biocode/


       Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
      ▶  NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISHMore than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/


      InterPress Service, September 08, 2014

       -▶ MEXICO'S COCOPAH PEOPLE REFUSE TO DISAPPEAR http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/mexicos-cocopah-people-refuse-to-disappear/


      The Independent, July 2, 2014
       -▶ "LOST" TRIBE RETURNS TO THE RAINFOREST DESPITE THREAT OF VIOLENCE AND INTRODUCED DISEASES. First-world illness and drug traffickers infiltrate an isolated people  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/lost-tribe-returns-to-the-rainforest-despite-the-threat-of-violence-and-disease-9616935.html


      The Independent, October 13, 2014
       ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

       http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html

       

                                                           VIDEO
                                                    Global Alliance
                  RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

       


                                                          VIDEO

        THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                                  http://sco.lt/7e8Zur



      Earthblog, August 04, 2014
       -▶  NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


       

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



                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



      Mongabay, August 11, 2014
       ▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html

       

      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014

      ▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

       

      Care2 Causes, July 18, 2014
      -▶ 5 REMOTE CULTURES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE http://www.care2.com/causes/5-remote-cultures-from-around-the-globe.html


                                                       PHOTOS

      Mother Nature Network, January 28, 2014
      -▶ MEET THE WOMAN WHO ELEVATED CONSERVATION/INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL  http://www.mnn.com/leaderboard/stories/meet-the-woman-who-elevated-conservation-photography-to-a-whole-new-level


       

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

       

      -▶ THE 2013 FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME - ANNUAL REPORT http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2014/07/fppannualreport2013-2.pdf

       

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


                                     ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

                      Why Business Leaders Must Step Up To The Challenge

                                                     http://sco.lt/7Z03Un

       

      BBC News, June 05, 2014
      -▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552

       

      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:

                                                Yale Environment 360

                               INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                 A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                 http://sco.lt/6LRpjN


      Mongabay, February 11, 2014
      HELPING THE AMAZON'S JAGUAR PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL WISDOM. The process of acculturation transformed once proud cultures into fragmented remnants, their self-sufficiency and social cohesion stripped away, left to struggle in a new world marked by poverty and external dependence. ...
      Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-matses-fleck-interview.html


                                                    VIDEO EXPOSE: 

                                                   "STEALING AFRICA" 

                        WHY POVERTY? HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                                 http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

       

      Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
      ▶  PERU NOW HAS A 'LICENSE TO KILL' ENVIRONMENTAL PROTESTERS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/jun/29/peru-licence-to-kill-environmental-protestors

       

       Mongabay, May 14, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
      The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html

       

       The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014

      -▶ HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA:  ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/

       

      PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD

       

      Intercontinental Cry Magazine, May 12, 2014

       ▶  MASS TRIAL OF INDIGENOUS LEADERS SET TO BEGIN THIS WEEK IN PERU http://intercontinentalcry.org/mass-trial-indigenous-leaders-set-begin-week-23042/

       

                                                             VIDEO:

                                                           ETHOPIA

      LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS"  http://sco.lt/7anisL

       


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

         -▶  WORLD NEWS FROM INTERCONTINENTAL CRY MAGAZINE

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

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



       ▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt

       

        farmlandgrab.org, May 07, 2014
      -▶ WHEN OUR LAND IS FREE, WE'RE ALL FREE. Communities are resisting this corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations. The Jogbahn Clan in Liberia is one such community and here is their story. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23469


      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


       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


      The Atlantic, April 30, 2014
       ▶ THE PERUVIAN WOMAN WHO BREAKS MEGA-DAMS http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/the-woman-who-fights-dams/361352/


       

                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT


       

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

       

      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


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

       

       

        -▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FORESTS TO BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/67I9ZJ

       

       

                                                               WATCH

                                               "REMEMBERING GREEN"

           Award Winning Documentary on Indonesian Deforestation Ecocide

                                                      http://sco.lt/6VGYML


      -▶ 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

       


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

       

                                                             VIDEO

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

       

                                           IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

                  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                             http://sco.lt/5moIAT

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

      ▶ 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

       

                                                            WATCH
                        "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
      We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

       

                                                      -- WATCH --

                                                           "HOME" -

                                        An Exquisite Story of Our World

      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

       

       

                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

       

                                         ----------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/

       

      more...
      Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 6:50 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, 10:19 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, 2:05 PM

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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
      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      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

                                                     BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                       "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


      The Mind Unleashed, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ THE EARTH IS A SENTIENT LIVING ORGANISM. Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/earth-sentient-living-organism.html


                                              NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                                 NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                              Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
                         HOLLYWOOD'S  A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE:

      On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself.

      Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides. Great Watch http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature

      ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

      http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



      -▶ BOLIVIA:  FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/83jybZ


      RSPB UK, October 16, 2014
      -▶ MIGRATING BIRDS IN DRAMATIC DECLINE http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=384019&


      Mongabay,
       -▶ IT'S NOT JUST EXTINCTION:  MEET DEFAUNATION Experts say defaunation is already having large-scale impacts across ecosystems, undercutting everything from pollination to pest control to water and soil quality. For example, a flood of recent research has found that the world's pollinators may be in crisis—including bees and butterflies—threatening global agriculture and potentially costing billions. But the impacts of defaunation could even lead to worsening outbreaks of disease in humans.
      Defaunation can also result in co-extinctions. For example, many animals are ecologically connected to plant species, who may depend on them for pollination or seed dispersal. But if you lose the animal species—or if its population drops below a certain threshold—plants are likely to vanish as well. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0724-hance-defaunation.html


      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


       

                                                            WATCH
              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 ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


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


       

                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


       

      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

       

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



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


       

      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

       

                                             BREATHTAKING VIDEO

                          HOW NATURE MADE & DESIGNED HERSELF

                                             http://sco.lt/5mGHuT

       

      The Guardian, June 23, 2014
      -▶ AUSTRALIA:  TASMANIA'S NEW LAWS THREATENS PROTESTERS WITH MANDATORY JAIL TERMS It is expected the legislation will primarily be used to target demonstrators unhappy with the logging of the state's forests http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/24/tasmanias-new-laws-threaten-protesters-with-mandatory-jail-term


      BBC News, June 23, 2014
      -▶ UN:  WORLD'S FORESTS FUNDAMENTAL TO HUMAN WELL-BEING - WORLD'S FOREST REPORT http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27963330

       

       

      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/

       

                                                          WATCH

      DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE" TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

       

       

       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

       

       

                                               UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       THICH NHAT HANH:

      -▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business http://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://sco.lt/8diF4z

       

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

       

      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

       

       

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

       


       

       -▶ 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

       

        -▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

       

       

                                                                   VIDEO:

                                                      ELWHA RIVER DAM

          FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY - A GRAND EXPERIMENT

                                                          http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

       

       

      The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

      -▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

       Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era focuses on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
      This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf

       

        -▶ CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT

       http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html

       

       

        -▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE AND SCHOOLS http://sco.lt/8JxfJB

       

       

                                                        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

       

      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/

       

       

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