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"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature

"Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey" ~ Full Episode - PBS Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                       WATCH

                         "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/

  Won top honor at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, known as the Oscars of nature films! Broken Tail won Best of Festival, Best Script, and Best Human/Wildlife Interactions at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival!

The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole. Conservation efforts have been intensified in the face of the crisis, and the struggle continues. Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey is the story of the life and death of a tiger destined for greatness, who may still lead the way to a better future for those of his kind. Buy the DVD. This film premiered February 20, 2011....  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/broken-tail-a-tigers-last-journey/full-episode/6384/




Mongabay, September 16, 2014
 ▶ MALAYAN TIGER POPULATION PLUNGE TO JUST 250-340 INDIVIDUALS - ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE & DEFORESTATION

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0916-hance-malayan-tiger-drop.html


July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ 80% OF RAINFORESTS IN MALAYSIA BORNEO LOGGED - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-borneo-rainforest-logging.html

 

July 30, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶PALM OIL DRIVES MALAYSIAN RAINFOREST TREE TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-keruing-paya-extinction-palm-oil.html



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

 

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



Mongabay, June 19, 2014
▶  CHINESE FISHERMEN GET RARE GLIMPSE OF SWIMMING SIBERIAN TIGER ON PHONE VIDEOSiberian tigers are imperiled by habitat loss and deforestation, however the biggest threat remains poaching for the animal's body parts which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The subspecies almost went extinct in the 1930s when its population dropped to just 20-30 individuals. Due to this, a 2011 study found that Siberian tiger genetic diversity in the wild was incredibly low, essentially putting the "effective population" at just 14 animals. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0619-hance-siberian-tiger-swim-video.html

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 


Bloomberg, April 27, 2014
▶  VIETNAMESE PREIER APPROVES NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION PLAN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/vietnamese-premier-approves-national-tiger-conservation-plan.html

 

July 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
▶  A WIN FOR TIGERS IN NEPAL  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-win-for-tigers-in-nepal

 

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

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

                                         A Short film by Carlos Quiles. 

The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

▶  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


 

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


▶  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


July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
-▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1


 

                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif



TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, Tigers For Trophy Hunting http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


 

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH --

                         AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                 REMEMBERING "GREEN"

               AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                       http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                      A LOVELY WATCH

:                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                    http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

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

 

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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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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


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


                           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


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


      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/


      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


      THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP


      -▶ 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/


      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/


       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


       ▶ 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


      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


       -▶ 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

       

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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"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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


       

       


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      ▶ 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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      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/

       

       

                                                     REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                                     http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

       

       

       August 14, 2012 Science Daily
      -▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

       

      Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
      -▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

       

      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


      -▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER   http://sco.lt/81D2Sv


       -▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/9McNs1

       

       Stockholm Resilience Center
      -▶ REGIME SHIFTS IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
      Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is. Lakes do it, soils do it, even whole coral reefs do it. Undergo regime shifts, that is.
      http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-news/8-23-2013-human-nature.html

       

      August 15, 2013 Terra Daily
      -▶ COMMUNITIES IN NATURE A LOT MORE SENSITIVE TO CHANGE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Ecosystems_change_long_before_species_are_lost_999.html

       

      July 3, 2013 IUCN International -

      -▶ INTEGRATING BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES INTO MODELED SCENARIOS OF THE FUTURE  https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2013/07/04/integrating-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-into-modelled-scenarios-of-the-future/

       

       -▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

       

       

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

       

       August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

      -▶ ANTS, STICK INSECTS, POTATOES AND SOIL BACTERIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN SEARCH OF ANTIBIOTICS http://news.jic.ac.uk/2013/08/ants-and-antibiotics/

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

      -▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd

       

      -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

       

       -▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUEL AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8P74wD

       

       

                                                        -- WATCH --

                                             CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                 27 March, 2013 -

                             OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE
                                     Overfished and Under Protected

      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

       

       

                                                            WATCH

                SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                                http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

       

       

                                                    -- WATCH GR8 VIDEO -

                                                              "AWHAR"

                      RESTORING THE MESPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                       http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

       

      May 20, 2013 Science 2.0
      -▶ ECOLOGICAL GARDENING: BEAUTIFUL AND GOOD FOR BIODIVERSITY -- AND YOU http://www.science20.com/anthrophysis/ecological_gardening_beautiful_and_good_biodiversity-112577

       

      July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
      -▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
      Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

       

      -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

      -▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/7a28sT

       

       -▶ BIG BUSINESS CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

       

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

       

       ▶  PALM OIL BONANZA AND DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

       

      -▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/85WcRl

       

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

       

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

       

       

        - ▶ TOMATOES WATERED BY THE SEA:  SPROUTING A NEW WAY OF FARMING? Isn’t it remarkable that we recognise the fact that the world faces huge problems in terms of water, energy and food security – and yet we tend to tackle these as separate problems, as if they have no interconnections. So here’s a radical idea. What if the world’s food, water and energy problems were tackled together, in a way that lowered costs and made the whole greater than the sum of the parts?
      A project is taking shape in Australia that promises to take just such an approach. http://theconversation.com/tomatoes-watered-by-the-sea-sprouting-a-new-way-of-farming-23119

       

                                                            WATCH
                                                          Quest TV
                                                         "HOG WILD"
      In 1924 a hunter purposely released a handful of wild boar in Monterey County. Now the pigs number in the hundreds of thousands and reside in all but two of California's 58 counties. Big, fast, smart and hungry, these animals often out-compete native species and damage fragile native ecosystems. Now hunters are stepping up to be part of the solution.
      http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/hog-wild/

       

                                                   IMPORTANT  WATCH

                     February 16, 2014 - Secretary of State, John Kerry in Indonesia

                    CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

                                POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

                                                     http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z


       

      pdjmoo's insight:

       

                                    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/

       

       

                      @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

      more...
      Garry Rogers's curator insight, September 20, 8:40 PM

      GR:  Great set of links.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      Water in the Anthropocene - The Global Water Crisis



                                                            VIDEO

                                 WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

      - ▶ A 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle.... http://vimeo.com/66087863

      Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene.

      Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways. http://www.gwsp.org/fileadmin/documents_news/Bonn_Water_Declaration_final.pdf


      The New York Times, October 14, 2014
      THE RISKS OF CHEAP WATER. This summer, California’s water authority declared that wasting water — hosing a sidewalk, for example — was a crime. Next door, in Nevada, Las Vegas has paid out $200 million over the last decade for homes and businesses to pull out their lawns.
          It will get worse. As climate change and population growth further stress the water supply from the drought-plagued West to the seemingly bottomless Great Lakes, states and municipalities are likely to impose increasingly draconian restrictions on water use.... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/business/economy/the-price-of-water-is-too-low.html?_r=0


      Salon, October 05, 2014
      WATER IS THE NEW OIL:  HOW CORPORATIONS TOOK OVER A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT  http://www.salon.com/2014/10/05/water_is_the_new_oil_how_corporations_took_over_a_basic_human_right/


      - ▶ PUTTING ALL THE WORLD'S WATER INTO A BIG CUBE

      WAIT - BUT WHY? http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/09/putting-all-worlds-water-into-big-cube.html


      Middle East Eye, September 23, 2014
      - ▶ WATER SCARCITY TO WATER CRISIS IN IRAN http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/water-scarcity-water-crisis-iran-377184594


      VIDEO REPORT
      Bloomberg
      WHY WATER MATTERS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
      http://www.bloomberg.com/video/why-water-matters-for-the-global-economy-70OI33r2T9yUqYZb3SbYew.html

       (MORE ON GLOBAL WATER CONCERNS BELOW)


      WATCH

      Very Informative
      WATER: THE LIFEBLOOD OF ENERGY (30:00)

      How Water Cycles Through Our Daily Lives

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkqf3WRwquI

      WATCH (36.50)
      Al Jazeera The Stream
      WATER WARS

      Has water replaced oil as the word’s scarcest resource? By 2030, 47% of the world’s population will be living in areas of high scarcity. In Yemen, the situation is already verging on catastrophic and is low on the government agenda. It has long been contentious between Israelis and Palestinians, and with little cooperation on the issue; there is no solution in sight. Whether it’s due to issues of natural or politically created scarcity, will future wars be fought over water?  http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201304250019-0022703

       Greenfudge, February 5, 2014
      ▶  ONE SLICE OF PIZZA = 42 GALLONS OF WATER http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/05/one-slice-of-pizza-42-gallons-of-water/

      Euractive, July 25, 2014
      ▶  UN OFFICIAL:  YEMEN COULD BE 'FIRST COUNTRY TO RUN OUT OF WATER' http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/un-official-yemen-could-be-first-country-run-out-water-303678

      Treehugger, January 13, 2014

      52% OF EARTH'S 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN WATER-STRESSED AREAS IN 2050 - MIT STUDY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/52-earths-97-billion-people-will-live-water-stressed-areas-2050-mit-study-shows.html

      Water Justice

      THE GLOBAL WATER GRAB: A PRIMER http://www.tni.org/primer/global-water-grab-primer

       

       Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
      ▶  WATER WARS BETWEEN COUNTRIES COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/mar/22/water-wars-countries-davey-warns

      National Geographic

      IF YOU THINK THE WATER CRISIS CAN'T GET WORSE, WAIT UNTIL THE AQUIFERS ARE DRAINED. We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/


      OnEarth, January 6, 2014

      AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain


       September 13, 2013 Treehugger

      - ▶  WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.
      The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
      http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

       

      Courthouse News, February 18, 2014

      ▶  SUCKING UP THE GROUND WATER:  GIANT NEVADA WATER TRANSFER FOR LAS VEGAS UNDER FIRE"The biggest groundwater pumping project ever built in the United States."
      http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/02/18/65413.htm

       

      STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS

                                            FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
                  HOW WE'RE USING AND ABUSING THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027442/stunning-photographs-show-how-were-using-and-abusing-the-worlds-water

       

      Occupy.com, July 31, 2014
      - ▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CREATING A LIFE-THREATENING WATER SHORTAGE http://www.occupy.com/article/how-corporations-are-creating-life-threatening-water-shortage

       

                                         THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER: 

               WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                                  http://sco.lt/5eTkH3


       Guardian, December 30, 2013

      GLOBAL PUBLIC WATER ALLIANCE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO EVAPORATE http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/dec/30/global-public-water-alliance-evaporate-gwopa


       Other Words, February 26, 2014
      SAVING OUR BLUE FUTURE: THE HUMAN RACE AND OUR PLANET NEEDS A NEW WATER ETHIC http://otherwords.org/saving-blue-future-water-endagered/


      Reuters, August 22, 2014
      HOW BIG IS YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT? YOU MAY BE SURPRISED.

      If you recently bought a pair of jeans or ate a burger for dinner, followed by a nice cup of coffee, you probably didn't link the touch of cotton or the aroma of the food to the amount of water that was used to produce them. It might be good idea to start thinking about it.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/22/us-foundation-water-consumption-idUSKBN0GM1LW20140822


                                     Earth Policy Institute, July 30, 2014

                                      WATER RESOURCES FACT SHEET

      http://www.earth-policy.org/press_room/C68/water_resources_fact_sheet

       

                                         FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                                       Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                                     http://sco.lt/6E75Av

       

        Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
      FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2


      Guardian Sustainable Business, April 1, 2014

      - ▶ THE UNQUENCHABLE THIRST OF AN EXPANDING COAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/unquenchable-thirst-expanding-coal-industry

       

       - ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397


                                                            WATCH

                                          FastCoExist, May 06, 2014
      - ▶ HOW FILMMAKERS USED DRONES TO TELL A STUNNING TALE OF HOW THE WORLD USES WATER.  The New Film "Watermark" Isn't a Typical Environmental Documentary http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029890/see-how-filmmakers-used-drones-to-tell-a-stunning-tale-of-how-the-world-uses-water

       

                       THE BIGGEST DRY - INFOGRAPH, VIDEOS, PHOTOS

                        http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/biggest-dry/

       

      May 22, 2013 Terra Daily

      - ▶  SOURCE OF LIFE RUNNING OUT: WATER SCIENTISTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Source_of_life_running_out_water_scientists_999.html

       

      December 27, 2011 EcoGreen4Us

      - ▶  CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT WATER AND FORESTS? http://www.ecogreen4us.com/stories/environment-stories/live-without-water-forest/


      - ▶  BONN WATER DECLARATION - WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:

      The water community assembled in Bonn for the Global Water System Project Conference Water in the Anthropocene to make a set of core recommendations to institutions and individuals focused on science, governance, management and decision-making relevant to water resources on Earth. http://www.gwsp.org/fileadmin/documents_news/Bonn_Water_Declaration_final.pdf

       

      - ▶  THE FRESH WATER PROJECT - IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/78onVh


                                   DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

      Ecosystems, Rivers, Forests, Environment and Indigenous Communities

                                                http://sco.lt/8qmfYn

       

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

                                                 http://sco.lt/74mbHF

       

       

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

                                                     ----  GLOBAL ----

                                                     (USA BELOW)

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

       

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


       

      May 23, 2013 Guardian Environment

      - ▶  WORLD ON COURSE TO RUN OUT OF WATER, WARNS UN SEC. BAN KI-MOON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/22/world-run-out-water-ban-ki-moon1

       

      Al Jazeera, July 16, 2014

      - ▶ CONFLICT OVER WATER RIGHTS IN ECUADOR: Indigenous people protest over water rights, as Ecuador's government continues to ignore their demands http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/conflict-water-rights-ecuador-201471364437985380.html

       

      Al Jazeera America, July 07, 2014
      - ▶ 'WATER WAR' THREATENS SYRIA LIFELINE. Gaziantep, Turkey - When severe water cuts began to hit Aleppo province in early May, residents started referring to a "water war" being waged at the expense of civilians. Images of beleaguered women and children drinking from open channels and carrying jerry cans of untreated groundwater only confirmed that the suffering across northern Syria had taken a turn for the worse.http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/water-war-syria-euphrates-2014757640320663.html

       

      Raw Story, May 13, 2014
      - ▶ A FUTURE OF THIRST: MASSIVE WORLDWIDE WATER CRISIS LIES ON THE HORIZON http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/13/a-future-of-thirst-massive-worldwide-water-crisis-lies-on-the-horizon/#.U3InFReBPo4.twitter

       

      University of Virginia, January 13, 2013

      - ▶  FIRST GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF LAND AND WATER 'GRABBING' - 
      https://news.virginia.edu/content/first-global-assessment-land-and-water-grabbing-published-national-journal

       

       ▶  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Nov 30 2012 (IPS)

      MAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN :- FOREIGN MINING SAPS A THIRSTY GOBI DESERT - The Oyu Tolgoi largest copper-gold mine in the world operating in the southern Gobi desert in Mongolia has become a symbol of a looming crisis: a limited water supply that could be exhausted within a decade, seriously threatening the lives and livelihoods of the local population. Inter Press Service http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/mining-saps-a-thirsty-desert/

       

      - ▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

       

                                                        LinkTV Asia

                      WHY IS HALF OF CHINA'S POPULATION GOING THIRSTY? http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Why-Is-Half-of-China-s-Population-Going-Thirsty-.html?soid=1101639787533&aid=yh3IHW_Xbto

                                                              AND

      http://www.linktv.org/video/9190/water-is-chinas-biggest-environmental-problem

       

      The National UAE, September 16, 2013

      - ▶  MIDDLE EAST:  WATER SCARCITY WILL BE AT 'ALARMING LEVELS' BY 2024, GCC WARNED

      DUBAI // A grim scenario of water shortages, desertification and extreme soil salinity has been forecast for the Arabian Gulf, possibly within the next 12 years...   http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/20130916/water-scarcity-will-be-at-alarming-levels-by-2025-gcc-warned

       

       September 12, 2012 Reuters:
      - ▶  WATER AS A WEAPON: LIBYA'S BELEAGURED GOVERNMENT FACES WATER THREAT FROM MILITANTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Libyas_beleaguered_government_faces_water_threat_999.html

       

      HuffPost Impact, July 22, 2014
      - ▶ ARMED BANDITS DEMAND WATER IN DRY NORTHERN INDIA. LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day to the outlaws in their rural hideouts. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/armed-bandits-water_n_5609652.html

       

      March 32, 2012 Climate Central

      - ▶  WATER, WATER, NOWHERE  http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/image-of-the-day-water-water-nowhere

       

      May 20, 2013 - Science Codex
       -▶ SHIFTS IN GLOBAL WATER SYSTEMS - MARKERS OF A NEW GEOLOGICAL EPOCH http://www.sciencecodex.com/shifts_in_global_water_systems_markers_of_a_new_geological_epoch_the_anthropocene-112444

       

      September 2, 2013 IPS News

      - ▶  WATER SCARCITY COULD DRIVE CONFLICT OR COOPERATION - UN http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/water-scarcity-could-drive-conflict-or-cooperation/

       

      National Geographic, September 27, 2013
      - ▶  WATER WARS: EGYPTIANS CONDEMN ETHIOPIA'S NILE DAM PROJECT http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130927-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-egypt-water-wars/

       

      June 10, 2013
      - ▶  EGYPT FOREIGN MINISTER TO ETHIOPIA FOR "LIFE OR DEATH" WATER TALKS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Egypt_FM_to_Ethiopia_for_life_or_death_water_talks_999.html

       

      June 10, SF Gate
      - ▶  EGYPT WARNS ALL OPTIONS OPEN FOR ETHIOPIA NILE DAM http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Egypt-warns-all-options-open-for-Ethiopia-Nile-dam-4590927.php

       

      June 9, 2013 Inter Press Service

      - ▶  ZIMBABWE: MAKING A BUSINESS OUT OF WATER RATIONING - WATER CRISIS WORSENING ZIMBABWE http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/making-a-business-out-of-water-rationing/

       

      September 11, 2013 New York Times

      - ▶  HUGE UNDERGROUND AQUIFERS ARE DISCOVERED IN NORTH KENYA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/world/africa/aquifers-discovered-in-drought-ridden-kenya.html?_r=0

       

      Inter Press Service, November 29, 2013

      ARAB WORLD SINKS DEEPER INTO WATER CRISIS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/arab-world-faces-alarming-water-crisis-warns-undp/

       

      January 30, 2013 World Resources Institute

      - ▶  5 SOBERING REALITIES ABOUT GLOBAL WATER SECURITY http://insights.wri.org/aqueduct/2013/01/5-sobering-realities-about-global-water-security-0

       

                                                           WATCH:
                                           Acclaimed Documentary

                                               WATER PRESSURES

                                      http://www.waterpressures.org/

      Synopsis: Water Pressures helped create a game-changer in the global water crisis, building and documenting a collaboration between villagers in the water-distressed Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India and students at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL,

       

                                                  PHOTO ESSAY

                                Time Pictures, January 20, 2014

                                       "LIFE ON A DEATH RIVER"

            BANGLADESH'S TERRIBLY TOXIC BURINGANGA RIVER, DHAKA http://lightbox.time.com/2014/01/20/life-on-a-death-river-in-bangladesh/#4

       

                                                           VIDEO
                                BANGLADESH: EASY LIKE WATER.

      In flood-prone Bangladesh, visionary architect Mohammed Rezwan seeks to turn the front lines of climate change into a community of learning. His innovative floating boat schools - outfitted with solar-powered Internet - bring education to children, especially girls, whose schools lie underwater for 3 to 4 months of the year http://www.easylikewater.com/


                                     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/

       

                                                   SLIDESHOW - MSNBC
             WOMEN IN ETHIOPIA STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE WITHOUT WATER

                        http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ethiopia-water-shortage

       

                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                              Yale Environment 360
                  WHEN THE WATER ENDS: AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS

      http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

       

      Reuters, May 23, 2014
      - ▶ AS MOUNTAIN SNOW FAILS AND GLACIERS MELT, PAKISTAN FACES WATER THREATS http://www.trust.org/item/20140523110407-xj352/

       

        Environmental Research Web, May 09, 2014
      - ▶ BY 2050 MORE THAN HALF OF WORLD'S POPULATION WILL BE EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE WATER CYCLE http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/57175

       

      August 1, 2013 Scientific American
      - ▶  GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES GROW WORSE BUT NATIONS HAVE FEW ANSWERS http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/08/01/global-water-shortages/

       


        GWSP, MAY 21, 2013

      - ▶  WATER SECURITY THREATS: GLOBAL WATER SYSTEM PROJECT - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE http://www.gwsp.org/

       

      January 22, 2013 The Cultureist

      - ▶ HOW WATER MINING IS DROWNING SOLUTIONS TO A GLOBAL WATER CRISIS http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/01/22/water-mining-india-global-water-crisis/

       

       Water Politics, May 19, 2014
      - ▶ THE WORLD'S WATER SCARCITY PROBLEM IS BAD AND GETTING WORSE http://www.waterpolitics.com/2014/05/19/the-worlds-water-scarcity-problem-is-bad-and-getting-worse/

       

       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

       

       Huffington Post Green, December 13, 2013
      MAPS: THESE ARE THE MOST WATER-STRESSED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/13/water-stressed-countries_n_4434115.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=121313&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

       

      AlterNet, February 26, 2014

      ▶  HUMANITY HAS GOT TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE WORLD'S FRESH WATER CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/saving-our-blue-future

       

        May 24, 2013 Yale Environment 360

      - ▶  MAJORITY OF EARTH'S POPULATION FACE WATER SHORTAGES BY MID CENTURY http://e360.yale.edu/digest/majority_of_earths_population__faces_water_shortages_by_mid-century/3854/

       

      Climate Central, September 21, 2013

      - ▶  WORSENING WATER SCARCITY TO AFFECT 2 BILLION, GLOBALLY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/worsening-water-scarcity-to-impact-2-billion-globally-16500


      Ensia, August 19, 2013

      - ▶  GROUND WATER WAKE-UP - GLOBAL GROUNDWATER IS IN BIG TROUBLE:  AN URGENT NEED TO REVERSE DELETION TRENDS  http://ensia.com/features/groundwater-wake-up/

       

       

       - ▶  SOLUTIONS TO WORLD WATER CRISIS REQUIRES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION http://sco.lt/7CpAwL

       

                                                        --- WATCH --

                                                            AWHAR

                        RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                 http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

                                   

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

                                                            USA WATER

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


                   CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY

                                                      http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


        NaturalNews, July 04, 2014
      - ▶ WATER BEING AUCTIONED FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CALIFORNIA AS DROUGHT REACHES EXTREMES http://www.naturalnews.com/045857_water_extreme_drought_California.html#


      Common Dreams, June 26, 2014
      - ▶ U.N. TO DETROIT:  DENIAL OF WATER TO THOUSANDS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/26

       

        Guardian Environment, July 14, 2014
      - ▶ AMERICA'S LARGEST RESERVOIR IS HITTING NEW RECORD LOWS EVERY DAY http://grist.org/news/americas-largest-reservoir-is-hitting-new-record-lows-every-day/

       

      HuffingtonPostGreen, July 22, 2014
      - ▶  TEXAS CITY'S 'TOILET-TO-TAP' PROGRAM BEGINS, BUT WILL RESIDENTS DRINK THE WATER? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/texas-wastewater-recycling_n_5610632.html

       

      Boulder Weekly, May 01, 2014
      - ▶ PROPOSED COLORADO RIVER WATER DIVERSION AND GROSS RESERVOIR EXPANSION MAY TRIGGER ALL-OUT WATER WAR http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12780-proposed-water-diversion-and-gross-reservoir-expansion-may-trigger-all-out-water-war.html

       

      May 23, 2013 - Mens News Daily
      - ▶  THE COLORADO RIVER, THE HIGH PLAINS AQUIFER AND THE ENTIRE WESTERN HALF OF THE U.S. ARE RAPIDLY DRYING UP    http://michaelsnyder.mensnewsdaily.com/2013/05/the-colorado-river-the-high-plains-aquifer-and-the-entire-western-half-of-the-u-s-are-rapidly-drying-up/

       

      August 12, 2014 Climate Progress
      - ▶  HOW TWO RESERVOIRS HAVE BECOME BILLBOARDS FOR WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS DOING TO THE AMERICAN WEST http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/12/2439931/reservoir-billboards-southwest/

       

       August 14, 2013 Circle of Blue
      - ▶  FORTUNE TELLING: USA COLORADO RIVER TEETERS TOWARD FIRST-EVER SHORTAGE DECLARATION http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/fortune-telling-colorado-river-teeters-toward-first-ever-shortage-declaration/

       

      Grist, March 05, 2014

      AMERICANS HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH WATER WE USE -- OR HOW TO CONSERVE IT http://grist.org/news/americans-have-no-idea-how-much-water-we-use-or-how-to-conserve-it/

       

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

       

                                                -- PHOTO PROJECT --

                                      September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine

      - ▶  DIVE DEEP INTO THE LIFE AND HEAVY INDUSTRIES OF RIVERS http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/sprawling-and-gorgeous-photo-project-dives-deep-into-the-life-and-waste-of-rivers/

       

      August 26, 2013 Mint Press News

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

       

       

                                                         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.  http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

       

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

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

      - ▶  NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

       

       May 23, 2013 Environment News Service
      - ▶  U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/


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

       

       Los Angeles Daily News, June 24, 2014
      - ▶ LOS ANGELES COMPANY SAVING WATER BY OFFERING DROUGHT-TOLERANT LAWNS FOR FREE http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20140629/la-company-saving-water-by-offering-drought-tolerant-lawns-for-free

       

                                                           WATCH
                                      "MERCURY RISING'  - Short Film :
                                       Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/5ajRC5

       

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

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

      -▶ NEARLY ONE IN 10 U.S. WATERSHEDS IS "STRESSED;  DEMAND FOR WATER OUTPACING SUPPLY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/watersheds-stressed-study-supply-water_n_3983176.html

       

       May 22, 2013 Business Insider:
      - ▶  AMERICA'S WATER PROBLEM IS WAY WORSE THAN EVERYBODY THINKS  http://www.businessinsider.com/us-drought-water-scarcity-2013-5

       

       - ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/6cpIbx

       

        NPR, January 24, 2014

      -▶ DRINKING WATER NOT TESTED FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEMICALS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/24/265520673/drinking-water-not-tested-for-tens-of-thousands-of-chemicals

       

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

                                                            Resources

                                                  WATER POLITICS BLOG
      Tracking geopolitical water issues before they boil over into political unrest or interstate competition http://www.waterpolitics.com/blog/

       

                                                    THE WATER DAILY

                                                    http://ow.ly/xgYM4

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


                                                            WATCH: 

                                                   "BOTTLED LIFE" 

                                           The Business with Water

                                               http://sco.lt/84ma1J


         July 9, 2013 Earth Policy Institute
      - ▶  PLAN B UPDATES: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WELLS GO DRY? http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update115


       July 6, 2013 Guardian

      - ▶  THE REAL THREAT TO OUR FUTURE IS PEAK WATER http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/water-

       

       August 5, 2013 Sustainable Blog

      - ▶  WATER PROOF: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WATER CONSERVATION http://sustainablog.org/2013/08/water-proof-the-history-and-future-of-water-conservation/

       

      Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

      LIQUID ASSETS:  FROM WATER RISK TO STEWARDSHIP http://www.globalsherpa.org/cdp-water-business-risk-stewardship

       

      Convention on Biological Diversity, May 22, 2013

      - ▶  UNITED NATIONS - INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - WATER AND BIODIVERSITY 2013  http://www.cbd.int/idb/2013/

       

      US EPA

      - ▶  CLIMATE IMPACTS ON WATER RESOURCES - CLIMATE CHANGE http://epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/water.html

       

      July 27, 2013 DW World

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

       

                                                              WATCH

                                                  ELWHA RIVER DAM

                              FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY

                                                     http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

       

       

                             "THE LAST WALK FOR WATER" (11 min read)

                                    http://www.charitywater.org/

      THIS isn't a typical charity: water story. There are no pictures of smiling children or clean water, and there's no happy ending yet. However, we believe it should be told as it illustrates the urgency of our work and the reality of the water crisis. https://medium.com/thoughts-from-the-third-sector/979160375b4a

       

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

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

       http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/mar/-sp-toxic-waste-silicon-valley-trail

       

                                                                  WATCH

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

      THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries. 6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

       

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

       

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

       

      Earth Policy Institute, Lester R. Brown

      PEAK WATER AND FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpepch6

       

      Treehugger, March 22, 2014
      ▶  5 SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT WATER SCARCITY ON WORLD WATER DAY http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/its-world-water-day-5-shocking-facts-about-water-scarcity-will-make-you-cry-river.html

       

      March 20, 2008 Treehugger

      - ▶  AN EXPLANATION OF THE WATER CYCLE (WITH PICTURES AND DIAGRAMS) http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/an-explanation-of-the-water-cycle-with-pictures-and-diagrams.html


       




      pdjmoo's insight:

      ReduceRunoff.org

      - ▶  WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN? "HOW TO" GUIDE http://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/index.htm

       

                                                     VIDEO 55 Seconds
                                                     'CATCH THE RAIN"
                                      Every Drop Saved - Is A Life Saved
                         http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4464

       

      August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

      - ▶  10,000 RAIN GARDENS Melbourne’s local government, schools and homeowners have successfully implemented over 10,000 rain gardens across the region in an attempt to protect its waterways. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/over-10000-rain-gardens-benefit-melbournes-waterways/#sthash.Y14exc2g.dpuf

      more...
      Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 26, 2013 11:39 PM

      The planet has plenty of water to go around (except in places with limited ground water).  Producing more clean water should be mostly the same as cleaning our dirty water.  And doing that mostly requires clean energy.  

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      No Safe Haven: Migrating Birds Being Massacred by the Millions Around The World

      No Safe Haven: Migrating Birds Being Massacred by the Millions Around The World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                                         VIDEO

                                    July 13, 2013 National Geographic

                               "LAST SONG FOR MIGRATING BIRDS"

      SLAUGHTERED AS THEY MIGRATE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN

      From glue-covered sticks in Egypt hang two lives, and a question: How can we stop the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/songbird-migration/franzen-text



      RSPB UK, October 16, 2014
      -▶ MIGRATING BIRDS IN DRAMATIC DECLINE http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=384019&


                                                           VIDEO

                                    August 1, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

                                           EMPTYING THE SKIES

             MIGRATING BIRDS SLAUGHTERED BY AFGHAN HUNTERS - http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/migrating-birds-slaughtered-by-afghan-hunters-shocking-video/



      OnEarthMagazine, September 29, 2014
      KILLING FIELDS FOR SONGBIRDS. According to the new documentary Emptying the Skies, directed by Douglas Kass, hunters in rural areas of the Mediterranean can catch 10,000 songbirds in a single night—though larger species such as owls, hawks, and cuckoos also become ensnared. It’s all part of a gruesome black-market trade that’s sending many songbirds species—the ortolan, sandwich tern, lesser grey shrike, to name a few—into roasting pans and toward extinction. http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/09/the-tradition-of-eating-tiny-songbirds-whole-is-silencing-the-skies-around-the-mediterranean



      Focusing On Wildlife, July 24, 2013

      -▶ MASSIVE BIRD SLAUGHTER AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN

      Each year, millions of songbirds are killed for food, for profit or just for the joy of shooting something, as they move from their winter grounds in AFRICA to their summer breeding territories in Europe.

      In EGYPT, hundreds of miles of nets cover the entire coastline, catching almost every bird that makes its way to shore from across the Mediterranean Sea. In ALBANIA, hunters set up dozens of hunting blinds inside wildlife refuges while officials turn a blind eye.

      In CYPRUS, trees are outfitted with glue-covered lime sticks that catch birds like flies on flypaper as they attempt to land, breaking wings as the birds struggle to free themselves. The problem is widespread and growing as new methods and technology increase the deadly toll of the annual slaughter.... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/massive-bird-slaughter-around-the-mediterranean-shocking-photos/


      Guardian Environment, September 27, 2014
      NEW CONTROVERSY OVER MALTA'S BIRD SLAUGHTER

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/27/birds-slaughter-malta-karmenu-vella-europe-environment-commissioner


                                                         --- WATCH ---

                                        August 13, 2013 Wildlife Extra News -

      MALTA TO REMOVE SOME OF THE LITTLE PROTECTION BIRDS GET - MASS SLAUGHTER TO CONTINUE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/malta-bird-rules.html


       

      Green Prophet, December 21, 2013

      -▶ CYPRUS KILLS 1.5 MILLION MIGRATING SONGBIRDS TO EAT IN FETISH DISH http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/12/cyprus-kills-ambelopoulia-birds/

       

      BBC News, December 18, 2013
      -▶ UK BASES IN CYPRUS ARE BIRD-TRAPPING HOTSPOTS. The researchers estimate that, during the 2013 trapping season, 1.5 million birds were killed across Cyprus.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25433008

       

      ARKIVE, November 8, 2013

      -▶ SPAIN: DEADLY ARRIVAL: FOR 4 MILLION MIGRATORY SONGBIRDS THEIR FINAL DESTINATION SPELLS DEATH http://blog.arkive.org/2011/11/illegal-hunting-poses-a-threat-to-migratory-birds/

       

      November 2013 Wildlife Extra News -

      -▶ MILLIONS OF BIRDS MASSACRED IN LEBANON - UNFETTERED HUNTING A DISGRACE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/lebanon-bird-hunt.html#cr

       
                                                          VIDEO

                                    July 22, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

                  EGYPT IS THE WORST PLACE TO BE A MIGRATORY BIRD -http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/egypt-is-the-worst-place-to-be-a-migratory-bird-shocking-video/

       

      VIDEO

      August 1, 2013 BBC Asia
      -▶ EMPTYING AFGHAN SKIES: MIGRATING BIRDS SLAUGHTERED BY AFGHAN HUNTERS  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23486991

       

      September 9, 2013 Guardian Environment
      -▶ LITTLE ORTOLANS' SLAUGHTER IGNORED BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES. Vaunted for its delicate flesh and bones, the sparrow-sized bird is eaten whole after being drowned in armagnac... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/09/ortolan-bunting-slaughter-ignored-france

       

      Green Prophet, September 22, 2013
      -▶ HUNDREDS OF DEAD CORMORANTS FOUND SLAUGHTERED NEAR OMAN BORDER http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/09/hundreds-of-dead-cormorants-found-slaughtered-near-oman-border/


      Planet Earth Online, November 16, 2011
      -▶ MIGRATORY BIRDS DON'T TRAIN FOR MIGRATIONS http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1107&cookieConsent=A

       

      August 30, 2013 National Geographic
        -▶ WISE OLD WHOOPING CRANES TEACH YOUNG HOW TO MIGRATE TO FLORIDA AND BACK  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130830-whooping-crane-migration-genetic-conservation-learn-bird-animal/

       

      Nature Blows My Mind! January 17, 2013
        -▶ THE 6 LONGEST BIRD MIGRATIONS http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-6-longest-bird-migrations/

       

      Focusing On Wildlife, February 14, 2014
      -▶ISRAEL SETS AN EXAMPLE IN THE PROTECTION OF MIGRATING BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/israel-sets-an-example-in-the-protection-of-migrating-birds/

       

                                                        VIDEO

                             "NETWORKING FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS"

                                   World Migratory Bird Day 2013 

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLPsgxrjyvsxbkS-IiMa9bXvKwvo0zjfFj&v=bTvqXVFQLIs#at=65

      via http://www.birdlifemalta.org/ Birdlife Malta


      February 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
        -▶ BID TO SOLVE MYSTERY OF 50,000 RED-BREASTED GEESE LOST IN MIGRATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/20/red-breasted-geese-lost-migration



                               STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRD REPORT

                                       INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL

                                               http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

       


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

       

                                                    WIND TURBINES: 

      IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?

      http://sco.lt/89su3d

       

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

       

      WHERE HAVE ALL THE VULTURES GONE? 

      THE VETERINARY DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA

      http://sco.lt/6TVrer

      July 1, 2013 PRI's The World

        -▶ JAPANESE PIGEON MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN CANADA
      Imagine going more than 4,000 miles in the wrong direction. You’d end up in the wrong town. On the wrong island. And in the wrong country. That’s what happened to a racing pigeon from Japan who took off in Sapporo, Japan, and came in for landing way off course — in a Canadian town in British Columbia http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/japanese-pigeon-makes-emergency-landing-in-canada/

       

       July 28, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
      -▶ HUNDREDS OF MIGRATING CANADA GEESE SLAUGHTERED IN NEW YORK JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/hundreds-of-canada-geese-slaughtered-in-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge/

       

      July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
      -▶ THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HAS ISSUED A PERMIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO KILL OVER 90 SPECIES OF BIRDS within New York State this year, ANIMAL has learned. The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely publicized... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dozens-of-bird-species-could-be-slaughtered-in-new-york/


      September 5, 2013 Science Daily
      -▶ NATURE'S ANSWER:  PEST-EATING BIRDS MEAN MONEY FOR COFFEE GROWERS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905101952.htm


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

      CLIMATE CHANGE

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


      National Geographic, October 3, 2013
      -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE: CAN LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATING SHOREBIRD SURVIVE. Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds. Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers) north, eventually reaching the Canadian Arctic for a summer of mating and breeding. Come fall, it will return south, this robin-size bird with a mere 20-inch (51-centimeter) wingspan flying without rest for stretches of up to 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131003-rufa-red-knot-threatened-endangered-migrating-birds/#close-modal


      Focusing on Wildlife, June 16, 2013
      -▶ FLYWAYS FOR FLYWEIGHTS:  SMALL BIRDS CAPITALIZE ON WEATHER PATTERNS DURING EPIC MIGRATIONS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/flyways-for-flyweights-small-birds-capitalize-on-weather-patterns-during-epic-migrations/


      August 22, 2013 Guardian Environment

        -▶ FEARS FOR SEABIRDS AS GLOBAL WARMING AFFECTS COASTLINE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/23/fears-seabirds-global-warming-affects-coastline


      1. January 12, 2012 Science Codex  *****  LARGEST BIRD, THE ALBATROSS, ALTERS ITS FORAGING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/largest_bird_alters_its_foraging_due_to_climate_change-84297
      2. June 3, 2013 Science Daily  ****** NO EARLY BIRDS GETTING THE WORMS: SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm
      3.  May 10, 2013 BBC News ****** CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907
      4. May 13, 2013 Mongabay *******  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0513-hance-climate-habitat.html
      5.  July 22, 2013 BBC News ******* SCOTTISH SEABIRD COLONIES DECIMATED BY COLDEST SPRING IN 50 YEARS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23404883


      Guardian Environment, December 14, 2013

        -▶ BATTLE TO SAVE UK BARN OWL AFTER FREAK WEATHER KILLS THOUSANDS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/14/barn-owls-threatened-freak-weather


        Living on Earth December 06, 2013
      ▶  MESSED UP MIGRATIONS: MONARCHS, WHALES, WILDEBEESTS - CLIMATE, DEGRADED ECOSYSTEMS, PESTICIDES http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=13-P13-00049#feature4

        Mongabay, June 24, 2014
      SHOT VULTURE LEADS CONSERVATIONISTS TO BIZARRE BLACK-MARKET FOR BIRD PARTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0624-dimitrova-vulture-bird-market.html

      France24, March 17, 2014
      -▶ HUNTERS SWEAR OFF KILLING IN BID TO PRESERVE IRANIAN WILDLIFE. "Hunting is out of control, and it’s destroying our wildlife. That’s why I and other hunters decided to set an example by taking an oath to stop killing all animals. We hope that this will make a dent in the problem, but the most effective solution would be for the government to revoke the huge number of gun licenses it has issued in recent years."  http://observers.france24.com/content/20140317-iranian-hunters-rifles-protect-species

       

       

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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 FAB FILM

                                                         "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

       

       

       

       

      more...
      Greer Noble's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:14 AM

      I'm ashamed of my own race.. how could you? Want to help (it wont cost you a cent), here's how: http://greernoble.com/non-fiction---invitation.html

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life

      The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Upon Us - Shocking Loss of Life | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      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


      Vox, September 30, 2014
      STUDY:  WE'VE WIPED OUT HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE SINCE 1970 http://www.vox.com/2014/9/30/6870749/the-world-has-lost-half-its-wildlife-since-1970-wwf-says


       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

                                              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/

       

      May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

      CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

       -▶ Are we in the first act of a mass extinction that will end in the death of millions of plant and animal species across the planet, including us? Proponents of the “sixth extinction” theory believe the answer is yes.

      Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/the-sixth-mass-extinction-is-upon-us-can-humans-survive.html


      Guardian Environment, September 03, 2014
      A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/03/bernie-krause-natural-world-recordings?CMP=twt_gu

       

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

       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

       

      Wired Science, May 08, 2014

      - ▶ ONE OF THE BIGGEST ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS IN THE LAST 4.5 BILLION YEARS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW http://www.wired.com/2014/05/one-of-the-6-biggest-ecological-disasters-in-the-last-4-5-billion-years-is-happening-right-now/


      July 26, 2013 Climate Progress

       -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

       

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

       

       TriplePundit, January 27, 2012

       -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/

       

         -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species


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

       

      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

       

      Truthout, July 21, 2014
       -▶ THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION:  AN INDEPTH LOOK AT THE CAUSES AND WHAT WE'VE DONE TO PLANET EARTH http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction

       

                                                        IN PHOTOS
      HERE'S EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL THAT BECAME EXTINCT IN THE LAST 100 YEARS
        http://www.pixable.com/article/heres-every-single-animal-that-became-extinct-in-the-last-100-years-photos-67674/

       

      July 11, 2013 Care2

       -▶ GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: SPECIES WE'VE LOST IN THE LAST TEN YEARS http://ow.ly/n9T7n

       

      National Geographic, December 15, 2013

      -▶ 20,000 SPECIES ARE NEAR EXTINCTION:  IT IS TIME TO RETHINK HOW WE DECIDE WHAT TO SAVE. Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not ... http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131216-conservation-environment-animals-science-endangered-species/

       

      Live Science, September 09, 2014
      HUMANS KILL SPECIES FASTER THAN THEY'RE CREATED  http://www.livescience.com/47733-humans-destroy-earth-biodiversity.html

       

       Care2, May 15, 2014
      - ▶ ENDANGERED SPECIES THAT MIGHT NOT EXIST NEXT YEAR http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-10-endangered-species.html

       

      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/

       

                                           WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING

                    HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE

                                                     http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

       

      HuffingtonPost Green, August 26, 2014
      A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html

       

      Phys.org, September 02, 2014
      EXTINCTIONS DURING HUMAN ERA WORSE THAN THOUGHT http://phys.org/news/2014-09-extinctions-human-era-worse-thought.html#nwlt

       

                                                             WATCH
                                   Democracy Now, February 11, 2014
                                                  THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

      ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON HOW HUMANS ARE CAUSING LARGEST DIE-OFF SINCE DINOSAUR AGE http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/11/the_sixth_extinction_elizabeth_kolbert_on

       

                                                  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

       

       Grist, February 28, 2014

      IN "THE SIXTH EXTINCTION", ELIZABETH KOLBERT REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINES OF A DYING WORLD http://grist.org/climate-energy/in-the-sixth-extinction-elizabeth-kolbert-reports-from-the-frontlines-of-a-dying-world/

       ▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION:  AN UNNATURAL HISTORY BY ELIZABETH KOLBERT: INTERVIEWS AND EXCERPT http://sco.lt/6kP4kL

      http://elizabethkolbert.com/

       Yale Environment 360, February 17, 2014
      FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ELIZABETH KOLBERT ON FACING UP TO THE SIXTH EXTINCTION http://e360.yale.edu/digest/five_questions_for_elizabeth_kolbert__on_biodiversity_and_the_sixth_extinction/4078/

       

       - ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE: BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV

       

                                                         VIDEO REPORT

                                                         PBS Newshour

                                                     EXTINCTION WEEK

                                 SERIES OF REPORTS ON EXTINCTIONS

                     http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/extinction-week/

       

       Mongabay, June 16, 2014

      - ▶ OVER 800 MORE SPECIES ADDED TO IUCN THREATENED LIST, INCLUDING 44 LEMURS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0616-hance-iucn-redlist-2014.html

       

      Mongabay, November 26, 2013

       -▶ OVER 350 SPECIES ADDED IN LAST SIX MONTHS TO THE IUCN RED LIST OF 21,286 THREATENED SPECIES http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1125-hance-iucn-red-list-update.html?n3ws1ttr

       

      International Union for Conservation of Nature , June 12, 2014
      - ▶ IUCN RED LIST RAISES MORE RED FLAGS FOR THREATENED SPECIES http://www.iucn.org/?14964/IUCN-Red-List-raises-more-red-flags-for-threatened-species

       

       ▶ SAVING THE WORLD'S SPECIES FROM OBLIVION WILL COST AROUND $80 BILLION A YEAR -- A WISE INVESTMENT http://sco.lt/60tUZt

       

      FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

      Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

                                                    http://sco.lt/8fNIET

       

       HuffPost Green, March 29, 2014

      - ▶ WORLD ON BRINK OF SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION, SPECIES DISAPPEARING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/sixth-great-extinction-species-disappearing_n_5412571.html

       

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

       

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

       

       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

       

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

       

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

       

        -▶ WHAT MAKES AN ECOSYSTEM ENDANGERED? IUCN'S "RED LIST" CRITERIA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/iucn-red-list-criteria-endangered-ecosystem_n_3244326.html

       

                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                                     WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               http://sco.lt/856DXl

                                

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

      CLIMATE CHANGE

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

       

      Endangered Species Coalition:

       -▶ FUELING EXTINCTION : HOW DIRTY ENERGY DRIVES WILDLIFE TO THE BRINK PDF Download  http://fuelingextinction.org/index.php/component/content/article?id=70

       

       -▶ MASS EXTINCTION FORECAST WITH 6C TEMPERATURE RISE - RAPID WARMING LEAVES FEW CHOICES  http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/01/mass-extinction-forecast-with-6c-temperature-rise/

       

       International Business Times, February 25, 2014

      -▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

       

      SF Gate, January 26, 2014

       -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

       

      - ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

       

      -▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

       

      Summit Voice, June 06, 2014
      - ▶ STUDY SHOWS FLURRY OF THREATS TO RAINFORESTS. The 35-year study focused on how diverse communities of trees and vines respond when the Amazonian rainforest is fragmented by cattle ranching. And the new threat of climate change could be the knockout punch. “Humans continue to dump billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, and it’s evidently affecting even the remotest forests on Earth,” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/06/06/study-shows-flurry-of-threats-to-rainforests/

                                                            WATCH

                             300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

                                         

                                                        -- WATCH--

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

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

       

       

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

      EXTINCTIONS

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

       

      Nature, April 08, 2014
        -▶ TIME RUNNING OUT FOR RAREST PRIMATE: Rescue bid launched to save Hainan gibbon from becoming first ape driven to extinction by humans http://www.nature.com/news/time-running-out-for-rarest-primate-1.15009

       

      Guardian Environment, June 11, 2014
       -
      MORE THAN 90% OF LEMURS FACE EXTINCTION, IUCN WARNS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/12/more-than-90-of-lemurs-face-extinction-iucn-warns

       

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

       

       - SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD http://sco.lt/91dA7F

       

      Mongabay, September 27, 2013

       - FORGOTTEN SPECIES:  THE NEARLY EXTINCT PRIMATE THAT CAN BE SHOT ON SIGHT - According to the IUCN Red List, a staggering 48 percent of the world's primates are threatened with extinction http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0927-hance-forgotten-niger-delta-red-colobus.html#kZ4cqYPp9fQzKI3c.99

       

      -▶ 'LITTLE DODO' FACES EXTINCTION: RACING TO SAVE THE LITTLE DODO FROM IT'S COUSIN'S FATE http://sco.lt/4tF68n

       

      Animal Planet, April 01, 2014
        -▶ WHAT'S SCARIER THAN LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS?  LIFE WITHOUT THEM http://blogs.discovery.com/bites-animal-planet/2014/04/remember-that-kruger-park-tourist-video-of-a-lion-pride-and-a-crocodile-playing-a-deadly-game-of-tug-of-war-with-a-buffalo-ca.html

       

      TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE - IMPACTING BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

       

       -▶ SUMATRAN TIGER'S LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/8B8NWb

       

      -▶ LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA http://sco.lt/5fRl3Z

       

        -▶ AFRICAN SAVANNAH LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ITS LIONS IN 50 YEARS  http://sco.lt/8ZYM0v

       

       -▶ LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES & POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://sco.lt/6qoofB

       

      Mongabay, December 03, 2013
       -▶ 86% OF BIG ANIMALS IN THE SAHARA DESERT ARE EXTINCT OR ENDANGERED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-hance-sahara-big-animal-crisis.html

       

      Salon, December 04, 2013

       -▶ THE SAHARA'S EXPERIENCING A 'CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE' OF ITS WILDLIFE http://www.salon.com/2013/12/04/the_saharas_experiencing_a_catastrophic_collapse_of_its_wildlife/

       

       

      Bee Strawbridge Blog

       -▶ MASS INSECT EXTINCTION; THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? http://www.beestrawbridge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/mass-insect-extinction.html

       

      All About Wildlife, March 2, 2011

       -▶ U.S. DECLARED EASTERN COUGAR TO BE EXTINCT

      http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/american-wildlife/eastern-cougar-declared-extinct/5740

       

       -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNeb

       

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

       

        -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

       

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

       

                                                         --- WATCH --

                                                          CNN VIDEO

                         WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS

                                                 http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

      Guardian Environment, November 9, 2013
       -▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/09/conservation-wildlife

       

      New York Times, February 01, 2014
       ▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS 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

       

       Wildlife Extra News -
       -▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html


       

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

      THE MASSIVE DECLINES ALREADY IN MOTION

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

       

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

       

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

       

       -▶ 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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                                WATCH:

                                        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                           A World Without Amphibians

                                                    http://sco.lt/6pPisL

       

      -▶  KEYSTONE SPECIES LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

       

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

       

       Chicago Tribune, December 08, 2013
       -▶ANCIENT FARMING SEEN CURBING EXTINCTIONS OF ANIMALS, PLANTS http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-traditions-20131208,0,6654862.story

       

      THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

      LIST OF EXTINCTIONS - SHOCKING

      http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/lists/mostrecent.htm#

       

       

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

      DEFORESTATION

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

       

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

       

        -▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

       

                                                          WATCH

                                  AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                 http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

                                                     WATCH

                            TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                          PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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

       

      - ▶ 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


      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/

       

      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

       

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

                                                            OCEANS

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

       

       - ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/599jsH

       

       - ▶ POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

       

      IUCN February 19, 2012
      ▶  LARGEST SALMON IN THE WORLD EDGES TOWARD EXTINCTION http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=11289

       

       ▶ HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


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      ATLANTIC STURGEON IN DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED NEARING EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6dUwGf

       

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

       

      Summit Voice, February 16, 2014

      ▶  GOP TWISTING FACTS, DISTORTING SCIENCE IN EFFORTS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/17/gop-attack-on-endangered-species-fueled-by-tea-party-fantasies/

       

      eNews Park Forest, April 06, 2014

        -▶ U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY AIMS TO DISMANTLE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WITH PIECEMEAL APPROACH. Proposals would undermine protections for wildlife on the brink of extinction http://enewspf.com/opinion/commentary/51812-house-majority-aims-to-dismantle-endangered-species-act-with-piecemeal-approach.html

       

       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/

       

       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

       

      Smart Planet, April 16, 2014
      - ▶  WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DE-EXTINCT ANIMALS.  SHOULD WE? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/the-report/we-have-the-ability-to-de-extinct-animals-should-we/?tag=nl.e662&s_cid=e662&ttag=e662&ftag=TRE383a915

       

       Mongabay, February 10, 2014

       ▶  ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION, COULD DRONES AND TECHNOLOGY SAVE THE LITTLE DODO? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0210-hance-little-dodo-drones.html

       

      ▶  PERSISTENCE OR EXTINCTION: THROUGH A MATHEMATICAL LENS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444812951/persistence-or-extinction-through-a-mathematical-lens

       

                                                       VIDEO REPORT
                                             PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
      SOME LITTLE-KNOWN AND A FEW AT-RISK SPECIES THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART ON EARTH DAY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/11-endangered-species-will-break-heart-earth-day/

       

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

       

                                                        VIDEO:

                                                  EARTHRACE

      REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5fjbcn

       

       

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      EXCELLENT READS

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       The Ecologist

       -▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7fkZ3B

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business

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

       

      Scientific American, May 25, 2014
      ▶  POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. In a May 21st speech, Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/pope-pleas-for-environment/

       

             "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/

       

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

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

       

      The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013

       -▶ WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

       

      Forbes, December 30, 2013

       -▶ THE BIODIVERSITY BUBBLE: HOW WHAT WE DON'T KNOW COULD GET US KILLED http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/12/30/the-biodiversity-bubble-how-what-we-dont-know-could-get-us-killed/

       

       -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

       Excellent Read: Bee Strawbridge Blog June 5, 2013

       -▶ SPEAKING UP FOR WILDLIFE
      Have we perhaps been afflicted with some kind of madness? Surely it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that life on Earth cannot be sustained if we continue to systematically wipe out the plants and animals that the planet's food chains and eco-systems depend upon for their very existence? http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/06/speaking-up-for-wildlife.html

       

       -▶ MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES  http://sco.lt/5TCsBl

       

      -▶ CANNED TROPHY HUNTING - ANIMALS BRED IN CAPTIVITY FOR TROPHY HUNTING  http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

       

      The Nature Of Business

      'SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

       

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

       

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

       

        -▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL COMPANIES OWNED UP: COMMON PESTICIDES COULD CAUSE AN ECOLOGICAL CASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/4vbYjx

       

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                      POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                             http://sco.lt/4uCikD

       

       

                                 THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

            DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


        -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP


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

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                       WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                              http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

      Psych.Org, December 09, 2013
       -▶ FOLLOWING TRADITION: TOP EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-tradition-examples-indigenous-knowledge-biodiversity.html

       

       

                                             --- WORTHY WATCH--

                                                       AWHAR

                RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                 FULL EPISODE

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

      -▶ BUILDING THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/building-the-new-architecture-of-the-ecological-commons/

       

       August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service

       -▶ RIO DE JANIERO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

       

                                                          WATCH

                               Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                               A SILENT FOREST

            THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                                     Full Movie

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

       

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

       

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

       

        -▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/8vsZP7

       

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

       

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

       

        -▶ THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

       

       Takepart, May 16, 2014

      - ▶ TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (THIS MEANS YOU) . One-fourth of Earth’s species could be driven to extinction by 2050, just as a result of climate change. That’s not even counting the ones threatened by habitat eradication, toxins, and other plagues we have wrought on those with whom we share our home.
      Solving these problems will take a global village. Every sector has some role to play, including the private sector, which has until recently been cast primarily as the problem, not part of the solution. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/endangered-species-day-everyone-has-role-play

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

       

                                    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/

       

       

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

      ▶  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...
      Stephanie Hong's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:28 PM

      MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

      CineversityTV's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:53 AM

      we have warned for years, but we expect the government and corporate fools not to listen.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      REWILD THE CHILD - Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

      REWILD THE CHILD - Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


       November 19, 2012 The Guardian, George Monbiot

      - ▶  IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT.  With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm...

      ... While the surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, I think, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/children-lose-contact-with-nature


      George Monbiot, October 7, 2013

      - ▶  REWILD THE CHILD  http://www.monbiot.com/2013/10/07/rewild-the-child/



      Mother Nature Network, October 02, 2014
      - ▶  FIVE APPS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT NATURE AND SUSTAINABILITY. Can smartphones really help children love the world around them? http://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/stories/5-apps-to-teach-kids-about-nature-and-sustainability


      David Suzuki Foundation, September 18, 2014
      - ▶  LEARNING IN NATURE IS GOOD FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. Children belong outdoors. We know this intuitively, but now an extensive and ever-growing body of research supports it. Kids who spend time outside every day are healthier, happier, more creative, less stressed and more alert than those who don't. Several recent studies even show time in nature or green space helps reduce ADHD symptoms. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2014/09/learning-in-nature-is-good-for-teachers-and-students/


      School A to Z
      - ▶  DO KIDS LEARN BETTER OUTDOORS? REAL LIFE ACTIVE LEARNING. It's never been more important for children to get off the lounge and take a break in the great outdoors, however the benefits aren't just health relatedhttp://www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/wellbeing/development/why-your-child-may-learn-better


      Scholastic.com
      - ▶  WHY KIDS NEED NATURE. When a child is out in nature, all the senses get activated. He/She is immersed in something bigger than themselves, rather than focusing narrowly on one thing, such as a computer screen. They're seeing, hearing, touching, even tasting. Out in nature, a child's brain has the chance to rejuvenate, so the next time he has to focus and pay attention, perhaps in school, he'll do better.  http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/why-kids-need-nature



      Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013

      - ▶ FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

       

       Familyrapp
       - ▶ ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN UNDER 10 HAVE NEVER SEEN A WILD BEE http://www.familyrapp.com/edurapp/one-in-five-children-under-10-have-never-seen-a-wild-bee/


      - ▶  CHILDREN AND NATURE:  OUR FUTURE STEWARDS http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/future-stewards/

       

       Mother Nature Network, April 09, 2014 - INFOGRAPH
      - ▶  PARENTS WORLDWIDE AGREE:  KIDS NEED MORE TIME OUTSIDE http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/parents-worldwide-agree-kids-need-more-time-outside


      Children In Nature Collaborative
      - ▶  LOOKING TOWARDS THAT MAGICAL MOMENT. A 69 percent decrease in time spent in outdoor activities and games on days off from school. These concerns and others related to children’s lack of connection to the natural world are part of a complex picture. Despite the extraordinary efforts of the movement, time spent outdoors by children across the globe continues to decline at an alarming rate http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5098ae2bbd84a5038da2a0128&id=1766599b45&e=82fb31e8b3



       ========================

      OUR TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD

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      Huffington Post Screen-Sense, October 28, 2014
      - ▶  ONE-THIRD OF CHILDREN UNDER 2 HAVE USED SMARTPHONES, STUDY SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/children-and-technology_n_4171046.html


      Mother Nature Network, October 02, 2014
      - ▶  FIVE APPS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT NATURE AND SUSTAINABILITY. Can smartphones really help children love the world around them? http://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/stories/5-apps-to-teach-kids-about-nature-and-sustainability


      The Japan Times, July 12, 2014
      - ▶  THE PROS AND CONS OF KIDS OWNING SMARTPHONES http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/12/digital/pros-cons-kids-owning-smartphones/


      - ▶  The Japan Times, August 16, 2014
      JAPAN:  MUNICIPALITIES BEGIN MAKING RULES FOR CHILDREN'S USE OF SMARTPHONES http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/16/national/municipalities-begin-making-rules-for-childrens-use-of-smartphones/


      - ▶  AGENTS OF NATURE' APP LAUNCHED FOR CHILDREN TO EXPLORE LOS ANGELES PARK . Agents of Nature gives youth the ability to learn about the plants, animals and sites they find while hiking through the park. It was developed by the non-profit Get to Know for kids to become “secret agents of nature” by getting outdoors and unlocking nature's mysteries... http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/15/agents-of-nature-app-launched-for-children-to-explore-griffith-park/


      Guardian Environment, June 30, 2014
      - ▶  NEED TO GET CHILDREN OUTDOORS?  HOW TO ESCAPE THIS iPAD SCREENS http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/30/need-to-get-children-outdoors-how-to-escape-those-ipad-screens


      Phys.org, August 22, 2014
      - ▶   STUDY SHOWS READERS ABSORB LESS INFORMATION WHEN READING ON A KINDLE http://phys.org/news/2014-08-readers-absorb-kindle.html


        IOL Lifestyle, May 31, 2014
      - ▶   WHY I'VE TAKEN MY DAUGHTER'S PHONE AWAY http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/parenting/why-i-ve-taken-my-daughter-s-phone-away-1.1696506#.U4oVZC_O7NU

       

      The Atlantic, April 22, 2014

      - ▶  MY STUDENTS DON'T KNOW HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. "Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/my-students-dont-know-how-to-have-a-conversation/360993/

       

      WrenSong

      - ▶  WILDLIFE GARDENS BETTER FOR CHILDREN THAN TV AND DISNEY GARDENS http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/wildlife-gardens-for-kids-not-disney-yards.html

       

      National Wildlife Federation,
      - ▶ FRIENDING FRESH AIR:  CONNECTING KIDS TO NATURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE http://www.nwf.org/be-out-there/why-be-out-there/balancing-technology.aspx

       

      Alliance

      - ▶  KIDS ADOPT POLAR BEAR AND LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION WITH FUN NEW #KIDSAPP @HabitatTheGame http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/multimedia/habitat-app


                               BENEFITS OF SPENDING TIME IN NATURE
      Showing children how everything is connected reminds us all that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves! http://www.naturerocks.org/benefits/index.htm

       

      Children And Nature,

      - ▶  NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

      http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/04/australias-young-natural-leaders-students-asked-the-questions-in-2012/

       

        The Independent, July 01, 2014
       - ▶ WHEN WE STOP CHILDREN TAKING RISKS, DO WE STUNT THEIR EMOTIONAL GROWTH? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/when-we-stop-children-taking-risks-do-we-stunt-their-emotional-growth-9422057.html

       

                                                            VIDEO
                                            Inhabitots, June 12, 2014
      THE LAND IS AN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND WHERE KIDS CAN RUN WILD, LIGHT FIRES, EXPLORE INDEPENDENCE AND TAKE RISKS http://www.inhabitots.com/the-land-is-an-adventure-playground-where-kids-can-run-wild-light-fires-explore-independence-and-take-risks/


       TribLIVE, August 02, 2014
       - ▶ MORE PEOPLE AFRAID OF OUTDOOR - DISCONNECT WITH NATURE BLAMED. Once upon a time, children grew up playing outside: fishing the local creek, riding their bikes or building forts in the woods. But that's not the norm anymore...“You've kind of got a whole generation now that's isolated. They didn't grow up playing outside... http://triblive.com/sports/outdoors/6519595-74/outdoors-outside-baker



       

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

      SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, NATURE EXPOSURE

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


         FastCo Exist
       - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification

       

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


      YES Magazine, March 29, 2014
      - ▶  YOU CAN'T BOUNCE OFF THE WALL IF THERE ARE NO WALLS:  OUTDOOR SCHOOLS MAKE KIDS HAPPIER -- AND SMARTER http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/the-original-kindergartenRainforest


      Inhabitots, August 21, 2013

      - ▶  SCHOOLS ARE SWAPPING BLACKTOP FOR NATURE TO IMMERSE CHILDREN IN LIVING ENVIRONMENTS DURING RECESS http://www.inhabitots.com/schools-swap-blacktop-for-natural-settings-to-immerse-children-living-environments-during-recess/

       

      Treehugger, February 21, 2014

      - ▶  IS OUTDOOR EDUCATION THE WAY OF THE FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/culture/outdoor-education-way-future.html

       

      Salon, February 16, 2014

      - ▶  OUTDOOR LEARNING:  EDUCATION'S NEXT REVOLUTION? A Growing body of research suggests that exposing students to Nature could yield extraordinary results http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/outdoor_learning_educations_next_revolution/

       

      August 29, 2013 Modern Farmer
      - ▶ TURNING SCHOOL GARDENS INTO OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/using-school-gardens-classrooms/

       

       Children & Nature, November 05, 2013
      - ▶  “WHY I PRESCRIBE NATURE” — PARK Rx:  In D.C., Pioneering Pediatricians Offer New Hope and Health Through Park Rx : The New Nature Movement http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/11/05/why-i-prescribe-nature-in-d-c-pioneering-pediatricians-and-park-rx-offer-new-hope-and-health/

       

                                                          VIDEO

            Children and Nature Network - The New Nature Movement
                                         "THE CHILD IN NATURE"

                                      NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER

                                     A Film by Miranda Andersen, 13,

      http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/02/04/the-child-in-nature-a-new-film-by-miranda-andersen-13/

       

       July 22, 2013 Yahoo Shine
      - ▶ NATURE'S RITALIN: 7 STUDIES SHOW WHY TIME OUTDOORS MAKES FOR HIGHER-FUNCTIONING KIDS http://shine.yahoo.com/green/nature-8217-ritalin-7-studies-show-why-time-172900536.html

       

      Natural England
      - ▶  ENGAGING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: Teacher insight study and evidence review http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/11085017


      GR8 VIDEO (26:29)

      WHEN LEARNING COMES NATURALLY: EXPLORING NATURE'S CLASSROOM

      documents innovative outdoor-education programs around the country created to help children understand and experience the wonders and joys of nature. The film explores the immediate and lasting benefits of introducing young children to "green" experiences. Natural spaces - in the form of gardens, small trails and outdoor "green adventure" areas - allow for the discoveries and choices vital to child development and learning. In addition, outdoor education can cultivate in children a permanent connection with the natural world - a crucial ethic of environmental responsibility. http://vimeo.com/channels/371945/30186232/77981721

       

       

      SlowMama, February 19, 2014

      -▶INTO THE WILD:  LEARNING FROM FOREST KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLS IN DENMARK http://slowmama.com/travel/into-the-wild-learning-about-forest-kindergarten/

       

       Spiegel Online International, November 22, 2013
      - ▶ GOING BACK TO NATURE WITH FOREST KINDERGARTENS http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/forest-kindergartens-could-be-the-next-big-export-from-germany-a-935165.html

       

        -▶ GO EXPLORE NATURE: WHERE CONNECTING KIDS WITH NATURE IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT Beginners Guide http://www.goexplorenature.com/

       

       National Wildlife Federation
      - ▶  WHEN IT COMES TO THE WHOLE CHILD, NATURE MAY INDEED BE THE BEST KIND OF NUTURE http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There/Whole-Child.aspx

       

      Mail Online, May 05, 2014
      - ▶  CHILDREN WHO PLAY OUTDOORS ARE HAPPIER AND MORE CREATIVE SAY EXPERTS. The secret to happy, clever children? Swap technology for fresh air and an outdoorsy lifestyle, say experts http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2620499/The-secret-happy-clever-children-Swap-technology-fresh-air-outdoorsy-lifestyle-says-new-study.html


                                                             VIDEO

                                              PROJECT WILD THING

                                 CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE

                                An interview with film producer David Bond

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmMKmX6oI&feature=youtu.be&campid=twitter


       The New Nature Movement , February 07, 2014
      - ▶ TRENDS THAT GIVE US HOPE: THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF GREEN SCHOOL YARDS http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/07/trends-that-give-us-hope-the-power-and-potential-of-green-schoolyards/

       

      Guardian, Green Schools Hub, March 12, 2014

      - ▶  CROPS TO CLASSROOMS:  HOW SCHOOL FARMS ARE GROWING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. School farms boost learning and engagement across the curriculum, and provide innovative ways to teach students about well-being and green issues  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/12/school-farms-engaging-students-curriculum-sustainability

       

       GOOD, December 6, 2013
      - ▶  EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A FARM TO FEED ITS STUDENTS http://www.good.is/posts/every-school-should-have-a-farm-to-feed-its-students?utm_source=email&utm_medium=digest&utm_campaign=title&utm_content=learn&utm_term=2


       Guardian, Green Schools Hub, July 12, 2014
        -▶ ONE SCHOOL'S RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY APPROACH TO FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jul/12/school-food-plan-primary-project

       

      Gizmag, June 03, 2013

      -▶ CLASSROOMS THAT GROW FOOD. The SEED classroom is a place for children to learn and think about sustainability (SEED itself standing for Sustainable Education Every Day). Each 900 sq ft (84 sq m) building catches rainwater to be used in the sinks and basins, from which water is intercepted once again, and filtered through a "living wall" of edible plants. The classroom's energy is provided by rooftop solar power http://www.gizmag.com/seed-classroom/27763/


       Alternet, May 11, 2014
      -▶  INSIDE THE NATION'S FIRST VEGETARIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL http://www.alternet.org/education/inside-nations-first-vegetarian-public-school


                                               The Nature Conservancy
                             STUDENTS GROW A BOND WITH NATURE
                    Leaders in Environmental Action For The Future LEAF)

      Educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources.http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/leaf/index.htm?src=e.nature&lu=3910716


      GREEN SCHOOLS
      http://www.projectgreenschools.org/



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      TIPS, IDEAS TO GET KIDS BACK INTO NATURE

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


      Ecosystem Gardening
      - ▶ WILDLIFE GARDENING WITH CHILDREN CREATES AWE AND WONDER http://www.ecosystemgardening.com/awe-and-wonder-always-welcome-in-the-garden.html

       

      April 18, 2014, Penn State News
      - ▶ KIDS CAN EXPLORE FASCINATING WORLD OF INSECTS AT BUG CAMP http://news.psu.edu/story/312580/2014/04/17/campus-life/kids-can-explore-fascinating-world-insects-bug-camp


       Guardian Environment, June 30, 2014
      - ▶ STOP THE TRAFFIC:  HOW WE GOT CHILDREN TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE STREETS AGAIN http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/30/stop-the-traffic-how-we-got-children-to-play-in-the-streets-again

       

        August 6, 2013 Living Green Magazine
      - ▶ GET YOUR KIDS HIKING ! START THEM YOUNG AND KEEP IT FUN http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/06/lifestyle-choices/get-your-kids-hiking-start-them-young-and-keep-it-fun/

       

      - ▶  THE iMATTERS MOVEMENT: The voice of the generation most impacted by the climate crisis must be heard... http://www.imatteryouth.org/

       

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



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

                                                   AND FOR ADULTS TOO

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


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


      Guardian, February 12, 2014
       - ▶ TEN REASONS WHY WE NEED MORE CONTACT WITH NATURE. It improves your memory, helps you recuperate and even makes your sense of smell more acute. So turn off your computer and get outside

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/13/10-reasons-why-we-need-more-contact-with-nature


       

       - ▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/7sjVKr


       

       Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
      - ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/


      USA TODAY, June 09, 2014
      - ▶  LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/08/outside-good-health/9381341/




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

       

       - ▶ URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES - A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT?  http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

       

        - ▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/5ih73J




      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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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



       - ▶  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

       

       

       

                                    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/

       

       

       

       

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      Una excelente lista de referencia para aquellos que quieran estudiar la importancia de reconectarnos con la naturaleza #ecosentido

      Christian Allié's curator insight, February 14, 6:25 AM

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      ....... 

      And here we meet the other great loss. Most of those I know who fight for nature are people who spent their childhoods immersed in it.

       

      Without a feel for the texture and function of the natural world, without an intensity of engagement almost impossible in the absence of early experience, people will not devote their lives to its protection. The fact that at least half the published articles on ash dieback have been illustrated with photos of beeches, sycamores or oaks seems to me to be highly suggestive.

       

      Forest Schools, Outward Bound, Woodcraft Folk, the John Muir Award, the Campaign for Adventure, Natural Connections, family nature clubs and many others are trying to bring children and the natural world back together. But all of them are fighting forces which, if they cannot be turned, will strip the living planet of the wonder and delight, of the ecstasy – in the true sense of that word – that for millennia have drawn children into the wilds.

      • Read a fully referenced version of this article at www.monbiot.com

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      WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Razed for Corporate Palm Oil Destroying All Life And Indigenous Communities

      WEST PAPUA : 226 Thousand Hectares of Virgin Forest will be Razed for Corporate Palm Oil Destroying All Life And Indigenous Communities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       All the Papuan peoples have suffered greatly under the Indonesian occupation which began in 1963. The Indonesian army has a long history of human rights violations against the Papuans, and the racist Indonesian soldiers generally view the Papuan people as little more than animals.


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

       

      West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014

      ▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES (558,458 ACRES) OF FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR PALM OIL PLANTATIONS BY CORPORATIONS. This condition is very worrying as it not only could it damage the forest ecosystems, flora and fauna but also threaten the existence of communities, http://tabloidjubi.com/en/?p=2254


      Mongabay, September 22, 2014
      EXTINCTION ISLAND? PLANS TO LOG HALF AN ISLAND COULD ENDANGER OVER 40 SPECIES AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY. Little-explored island off the coast of Papua New Guinea could soon face industrial logging  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0922-hance-woodlark-island-logging-endemics.html


      Mongabay, August 14, 2014
      ▶  PALM OIL LICENSES PROVIDE COVER FOR EXTREME LOGGING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html


      ReddMonitor, July 22, 2014
      ▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY'S ONGOING WEST PAPUA FOREST DESTRUCTION MAKING WAY FOR A FURTHER  40,500 HECTARES FOR  PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/07/22/pt-austindo-nusantara-jayas-ongoing-forest-destruction-for-palm-oil-in-west-papua/


      New Eastern Outlook, June 14, 2014
       -▶ WEST PAPUA, NEW GUINEA: THE AMERICAN COMPANY, FREEPORT, DESTROYING FORESTS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES:  THE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL COST http://journal-neo.org/2014/06/14/rus-e-kologicheskaya-i-sotsial-naya-tsena-deyatel-nosti-amerikanskoj-kompanii-freeport-v-indonezii/


      Mongabay, August 22, 2014
       -▶ INDONESIA TO HEAR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' GRIEVANCES ON LAND DISPUTES. "the government's refusal to acknowledge the rights of indigenous people continues to create conflicts throughout the country. He likens the situation to colonial era rule, and hopes this national inquiry will expose all prolonged conflicts that have arisen from the governments failure to protect indigenous peoples' claim to forest lands"  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0822-lbell-indonesia-land-disputes.html


       

      The Nation, April 20, 2014
      EXXONMOBIL'S NEW GUINEA NIGHTMARE -- FUNDED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT - WITH THE PROMISE OF JOBS OF COURSE THAT NEVER MANIFESTED  http://www.thenation.com/article/179618/exxonmobils-new-guinea-nightmare


      April 22, 2013 Survival International

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

       

      September 3, 2013 Redd-Monito
      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/

       

      100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
      ▶  PAPUA NEW GUINEA LANDGRAB:  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/

       

      ACTION ALERT: May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal -

      -▶ PROTECT PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDIGENOUS FROM CORPORATE RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION - PETITION http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=PNG_indigenous


      Redd Monitor, August 07, 2014
      DEFORESTATION IN WEST PAPUA FOR OIL PALM PLANTATION: THE COMPLICITY AND ROLE OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, REDD, RPO, AND WILMAR http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/08/07/deforestation-in-west-papua-the-role-of-pt-austindo-nusantara-jaya-the-nature-conservancy-redd-rspo-and-wilmar/


       Mongabay, July 29, 2014
      ▶ PALM OIL COMPANY CLEARS RAINFOREST IN NEW GUINEA, DEVASTATING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-anjt-palm-oil-new-guinea.html



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                 WEST PAPUA - A HISTORY OF BRUTAL EXPLOITATION

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

       

       Al Jazeera, October 1, 2011
      WEST PAPUA:  A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION - RIO TINTO - COLONIALISM LIVES  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182814172453998.html

       

      The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014
      ▶  HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA: ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/

       

      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/

       

      MongaBay, May 24, 2014
      ▶  MALAYSIAN PALM OIL GIANT LOSES PAPUA NEW GUINEA CASE, 40,00 HECTARES DECLARED ILLEGAL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0524-klk-png-conflict.html

       

       Mongabay, April 16, 2012

      ▶  POLICE HIRED BY LOGGERS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA LOCK LOCALS IN SHIPPING CONTAINERS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0416-hance_pomio_conflict.html

       

                                           ABOUT PAPUAN TRIBES

                                              Survival International

      Papua’s natural resources are being exploited at great profit for the Indonesian government and foreign businesses, but at the expense of the Papuan peoples and their homelands.

      When international companies come to Papua, the Indonesian military accompanies them to ‘protect’ the ‘vital projects’. The military presence is almost always associated with human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture.

      http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/papuan

       

                                     WEST PAPUA INFORMATION KIT
                      http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/core.htm


       

       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

       

      AL Jazeerah, October 13, 2011
      WEST PAPUA:  A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION WEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA: A HISTORY OF OUTSIDE EXPLOITATION NATURAL RESOURCES AND DESTRUCTION OF INDIGENOUS SOCIETY.  West Papua was illegally taken over by Indonesia in 1969, and a legacy of oppression and environmental devastation has followed http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201182814172453998.html

       

      April 22, 2013 Survival International

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

       

                                               DESPOTIC INDONESIA:
                                                             VIDEO
                                                     DemocracyNow
      "Indonesia is on a Different Path": U.S.-Trained General Defeated After Alleged Plot to Rig Vote http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/10/indonesia_is_on_a_different_path

       

       

       Survival International March 03, 2014

       ▶   PAPUAN ACTIVISTS' WEBCAST SILENCED:  WAS INDONESIA BEHIND IT? The Papuans are members of the Amungme tribe, whose land is home to Grasberg, the world’s biggest corporate copper and gold mine. They were highlighting the problems facing the tribe in the face of massive environmental damage and human rights violations. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10043

       

      Forest Peoples Programme, October 16, 2013

      -▶  NEW REPORT: INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT LAND GRABBING IN MERAUKE, PAPUA PUTTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AT RISK http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/other-private-sector/publication/2013/sweetness-unto-death-voices-indigenous-malind-merauke-p

       

       Survival International, December 19, 2013

       ▶   MASSACRE INVESTIGATION EXPOSES INDONESIAN ARMY ATROCITIES http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9852



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                                               EXPLOITIVE MINING

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       Papua New Guinea Mine Watch , July 03, 2011

      -▶ AUSTRALIAN NICKEL MINING DESTROYING WEST PAPUA PARADISE http://ramumine.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/australian-nickel-mining-destroying-west-papua-paradise/

       

      ▶   WEST PAPUA - WORLD'S LARGEST MINING CORPORATIONS RAVAGE ENVIRONMENT. Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm

       


                                                                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

       

       ▶  WEST PAPUA - MASSIVE EXPLOITATION BY MINING CORPORATIONS Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). The international dispute over West Papua during the years after 1949 can be understood in light of the natural resources in the territory, which were far better known to the transnationals than revealed publicly.... http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm


      The Global Mail, December 17, 2012
       ▶   UP THE FLY WITHOUT A PADDLE. The Global Mail investigates rumours of a mysterious plague down-river from a giant gold mine in remote Papua New Guinea, and uncovers disturbing questions about the flow of benefits from the resources boom. http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/up-the-fly-without-a-paddle/523/


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                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                     WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                            http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


       

      UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

      http://sco.lt/64XtcP

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                                INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                  A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

       

       

       Papua New Guinea Perspective, May 02, 2012
       ▶   PAPUA NEW GUINEA GOVERNMENT SHOULD OFFER INCENTIVES FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION http://www.pngperspective.com/news/time-for-png-government-to-consider-offering-incentives-for-conservation/

       

      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

       

                                                 ONE SHORT VIDEO

                          WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL: 

                                   DEFORESTATION AND ECOCIDE

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT

       

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

                                                      

                                                       TED VIDEO

           MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                       http://eradicatingecocide.com/


                                                RAINFOREST PEOPLE
                      http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.html

       

       

       

      Rainforest Alliance

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

       

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

       

      WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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



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

       

       

                                    --------------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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                                    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/

       

       

       

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      Living in the Anthropocene: Welcome To The Age of Man

      Living in the Anthropocene: Welcome To The Age of Man | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      January 24, 2011 Yale Environment 360

      LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

      -▶ A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos_/2363/



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      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

                  THE AGE OF HUMANS:  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                  Smithsonian Magazine

      http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/age-humans-living-anthropocene-180952866/?no-ist



      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


      New York Times, September 05, 2014
      -▶ 'THE HUMAN AGE' - FUTURE FOOTPRINTS. Since the late-18th-century industrialization that marks the Anthropocene’s beginnings, humans have ­shaken Earth’s life systems with a profundity that the paleontologist Anthony Barnosky has likened to an asteroid strike. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/books/review/the-human-age-by-diane-ackerman.html?_r=0




      August 06, 2013 All Things Considered

      -▶ EARTH SCIENTISTS PIN CLIMATE CHANGE SQUARELY ON 'HUMANITY' http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/209462713/earth-scientists-pin-climate-change-squarely-on-humanity


       August 7, 2013 Stanford Climate Scientists

      -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OCCURRING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN AT ANY TIME IN PAST 65 MILLION YEARS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_occurring_10_times_faster_than_at_any_time_in_past_65_million_years_999.html

       

      August 9, 2013 Climate Progress

      -▶ NEW IPPC REPORT: CLIMATOLOGISTS MORE CERTAIN GLOBAL WARMING IS CAUSED BY HUMANS, IMPACTS ARE SPEEDING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/18/2484711/ipcc-report-more-certain-global-warming-is-caused-by-humans-impacts-speeding-up/


       5 May 2013 Guardian Environment

      -▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes


      December 12, 2012 Discovery
      -▶ HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? http://news.discovery.com/human/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htm


      Click Green, April 12, 2014
      -▶ STUDY FINDS ODDS THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS NATURAL ARE SLIM TO NONE http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124473-study-finds-odds-that-global-warming-is-natural-are-%5Cslim-to-none%5C.html


      -▶ NEW STUDY SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE NOW INCLUDES EARTHQUAKE-TSUNAMI-VOLCANO CHANGE +BIO/CLIM8 FEEDBACK

      Journal of Earth Science and Engineering 01/2014; 4:1-53. Anthropogenic Earth-Change: We are on a Slippery Slope, Breaking New Ground and It’s Our Fault—A Multi-Disciplinary Review and New Unified Earth-System Hypothesis  http://www.researchgate.net/publication/260518297_Anthropogenic_Earth-Change_We_are_on_a_Slippery_Slope_Breaking_New_Ground_and_Its_Our_FaultA_Multi-Disciplinary_Review_and_New_Unified_Earth-System_Hypothesis

       

      Global Possibilities, April 10, 2014
      -▶ EVIDENCE OF ACCELERATION OF ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE DiSRUPTION ON ALL FRONTS : “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” http://www.globalpossibilities.org/evidence-of-acceleration-of-anthropogenic-climate-disruption-on-all-fronts/


      Discovery Magazine, December 7, 2012

      HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE. Humans drive trillions of miles in cars, clear-cut forests for agriculture and create vast landfills teeming with tin cans, soda bottles and other detritus of industrialization. There's no doubt that humans have radically reshaped the planet, and those changes leave traces in the Earth's geological record... http://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.htmlhttp://news.discovery.com/earth/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-121207.html


       

                                                 VERY IMPORTANT

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

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

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



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



      -▶ BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE - FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO http://sco.lt/5DoTRp




      -▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7


       

      -▶ GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ




                                                      --- WATCH----

                               "WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE" (3:38)

                                     http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm

       

       

      -▶ WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE - AN INTRODUCTION http://www.anthropocene.info/en/anthropocene


                                              ANTHROPOCENE -Wikipedia

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

       

      May 17, 2013 Yale Environment 360 - Elizabeth Kolbert
      -▶ THE ANTHROPOCENE DEBATE: MARKING HUMANITY'S IMPACT http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_anthropocene_debate__marking_humanitys_impact_/2274/


                                                              WATCH
                    CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 1:06:30
                            The Human Impact on The Planet Explained
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bjn2RGAIo0

       

       In These Times, April 14, 2014
      -▶ THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF ANTHROPOCENE. By altering the earth, have humans ushered in a new epoch? http://inthesetimes.com/article/16544/the_dawning_of_the_age_of_anthropocene

       

       

      THE ANTHROPOCENE: OUR PLANET'S THRESHOLDS AND BOUNDARIES. As scientists learn more about how our planet works, both now and in the past, they are increasingly aware of the existence of environmental ‘tipping points’ – points of no return. These are thresholds beyond which environmental change becomes hard to stop....http://www.anthropocene.info/en/thresholds-boundaries

       

      THE ANTROPOCENE: THE EARTH SYSTEM

      We aren’t an outside force disturbing the natural order of things – we’re an integral part of the Earth system ourselves. But as our societies have grown, the impact of our actions has increased too; we’re now among the main  causes of environmental  change.... http://www.anthropocene.info/en/earth-system


      August 5, 2013 - Seed Magazine  
      -▶ EMBRACING THE ANTHROPOCENE - The Earth has entered a new geological period in which human influence dominates the state of the planet, compounding uncertainty about the future.... http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/embracing_the_anthropocene/


       January 25, 2012 Climate Himalaya
      -▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND http://chimalaya.org/2012/01/25/global-warming-welcome-to-the-age-of-mankind/

       

      Globaia
      -▶ A CARTOGRAPHY OF THE ANTHROPOCENEnew human-dominated period of the Earth's history. - See more at: http://globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps

       

      March 26, 2013 TerraDaily

      -▶ SHADOW OF THE 'ANTHROPOCENE' - THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET IS IN OUR HANDS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Shadow_of_Anthropocene_falls_over_Rio_Summit_999.html



                                                          WATCH
                                         National Geographic (1:25:50)
                      LAST DAYS OF MAN:  TOP TEN WAYS TO EXTINCTION
                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcY7Z7PvCJk



      Guardian, December 29, 2013
      -▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

      IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

       

      Daily Mail, October 6, 2013
      -▶ APOCALYPSE NOW: UNSTOPPABLE MAN=MADE CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BECOME REALITY BY END OF DECADE http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451604/Apocalypse-Now-Unstoppable-man-climate-change-reality-end-decade-make-New-York-London-Paris-uninhabitable-45-years-says-new-study.html


       

                                                           --- WATCH ---

                         300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                               http://sco.lt/724dSD

       

       October 19, 2006 Yale Global

      -▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal..http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

      -▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii

       



       

      April 1, 2013 Huffington Post

      -▶ NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535

       

      August 21, 2013 Grist

      -▶ HURRICANE ENABLE: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS MIXING UP BIGGER, BADDER STORMS http://grist.org/basics/shaken-and-stirred-how-climate-change-is-mixing-up-bigger-badder-hurricanes/



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

       

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


       

                                             A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                                 "EXTREME ICE"

                      JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING?  AS IT HAPPENS

                                             http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


       April 13, 2013 Counter Currents
      -▶ ARCTIC WILL BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ICE-FREE BY 2020 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc130413.htm


      -▶ POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/7JCUk5


       July 25, 2013 NASA Climate Change: News -

      -▶ AN UNRECOGNIZABLE ARCTIC

      Arctic systems may be reaching “tipping points” [2]—critical moments in time where a small change has large, potentially irreversible impacts (see sidebar) http://climate.nasa.gov/news/958


      -▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


       -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH


      May 16, 2013 Common Ground

      -▶ 'CANARY IN THE OCEAN' - MASSIVE FISH FLIGHT SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-2



                                    HOW IS THIS IMPACTING

                         THE NATURAL BALANCE OF NATURE?



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

       

      July 9, 2013 Science Daily
      -▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


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


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



      One Green Planet, April 25, 2014
      FROM THE DIRECTOR WHO BROUGHT US THE OSCAR-WINNING "THE COVER" COMES "6" . The documentary explores the role humans play in exasperating the mass extinction of endangered species, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/from-the-director-who-brought-us-the-oscar-winning-the-cove-comes-6/



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

       

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



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


                                    ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkOH



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

       


      -▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY  400 PPM CO2 MILETONE -  MARCH TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/8pMIe9


       

      -▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

       

       

      -▶ 16 OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS TOTALLY SCREWING UP http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/09/1900191/climate-change-ruins-everything/


      Ensia, July 30, 2013
      TEN THINGS THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEED TO KNOW TO THRIVE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://ensia.com/features/teach-your-children/?utm_content=bufferaecb8&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

       

      -▶ “ALL NATIONS NEED TO STOP WAITING FOR OTHER TO ACT" - Stanford Scientists http://sco.lt/8fhzQP

       

       

       -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

       

       -▶ FOOD OR FUEL?  RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/9E2tjF

       

       

      -▶ FRYING ON PLANET EARTH http://sco.lt/5GIf4L

       

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

       

      -▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb



      August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
      -▶ THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/


      -▶ DOMESTICATED AN WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE http://sco.lt/95yplJ

       

       

                                                     --- WATCH ---

                      "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

       

       

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

       

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

       

      May 10, 2013

      -▶ WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

       

       -▶ RICH COUNTRIES DRAG FEET AT CLIMATE TALKS - REMAIN LOYAL TO FOSSIL FUELS  http://sco.lt/4oU3iT

       

       

       

                                         --- GRASPING FOR ANSWERS --

       

      -▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/5M23mr

       

      -▶ RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - IS BIOTECHNOLOGY OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/8GKWi9

       

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

       

      CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

      -▶ THE ANTHROPOCENE - ATMOSPHERIC GOVERNANCE: WEIGHING THE RISKS OF GEOENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE  via The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/12/anthropocene

      ALSO SEE: Raining Chemical From The Sky https://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2636&action=edit

       

       



       

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

       

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

       

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

       

        ▶  WARSAW U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE - NOVEMBER 11-22, 2013 - COP19, UNFCCC http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

       

      -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT: UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGEST ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6Or0QT

       

      -▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/7T2vmT



       

               IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT DRINK OIL OR EAT MONEY



                                                      --- WATCH --

                                           REMEMBERING "GREEN" -

                        AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                              http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

                                                         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

                                                "PLANET OCEAN'

                         A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                                 http://sco.lt/9FB89B



      -▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

       

       

                                     AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                                 http://ow.ly/mo4Zm



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



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      pdjmoo's curator insight, September 24, 8:17 PM

       

      -▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/54NhSr

       

       -▶ AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

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      Large-scale biodiversity is vital to maintain human and ecosystem health

      Large-scale biodiversity is vital to maintain human and ecosystem health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      June 7, 2013 Science Daily

      -▶  BIODIVERSITY VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH

      ▶  Over the years ecologists have shown how biological diversity benefits the health of small, natural communities. New analysis by ecologists at UC Santa Cruz demonstrates that even higher levels of biological diversity are necessary to maintain ecosystem health in larger landscapes over long periods of time....http://news.ucsc.edu/2013/06/ecosystem-biodiversity.html


      Biodiversity International - INFOGRAPH
      AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY IS KEY FOR RESILIENT FAMILY FARMS. Did you know that there are over 500 million family farms around the world and that 80% of all farms in Africa are small farms? When peoples' livelihoods directly depend on their small farm or home garden, pests, climate change and other variables can have a life-changing impact. Agricultural and tree biodiversity play an essential role in achieving a more nutritious, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system. Learn more in this Biodiversity International infographic http://visual.ly/agricultural-biodiversity-key-resilient-family-farms



      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


      EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
      -▶  EBOLA A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


      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/


      Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
      -▶ COULD DECLINING BIODIVERSITY BE LINKED TO THE RISING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES AND ECOSYSTEM VIRUSES? http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

       

      Mongabay, May 22, 2014
      -▶ NEXT BIG IDEA IN FOREST CONSERVATION? LINKING PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0322-forestinnovation-kimbrough-gordon.html?n3ws1ttr


                                                             REPORT

                                          PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
      -▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032


      Summit Citizen, November 19, 2013

      ▶  ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/


                                                         --- WATCH --

                                                    Dr. Vandana Shiva

      WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                                  http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT


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


      University of Washington, Department of Public Health
      THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sph.washington.edu/news/closeup/profile.asp?content_ID=4506


      Mongabay, May 08, 2014

       NEW HOLISTIC  'ONE HEALTH'  CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMSRecently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html



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


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


      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


       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/


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


      ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, MASS EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING AS OUR WORLD MELTS  http://sco.lt/7KDmGv


      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


                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



      March 03, 2013 Global Issues

      -▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions



      allAfrica.com, December 15, 2013
      TANZANIA:  GOING GREEN IN FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY THE relationship between poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation http://allafrica.com/stories/201312160255.html?viewall=1

       

      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



      ▶  ECONOMIC REPORT INTO BIODIVERSITY CRISIS  http://sco.lt/868xd3


      Inter Press Service, September 30, 2014
      -▶ A ROADMAP TO LIVING -- AND THRIVING -- IN HARMONY WITH NATURE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/opinion-a-roadmap-to-living-and-thriving-in-harmony-with-nature/

       

       BBC News, June 05, 2014
      -▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552


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



        ▶ 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


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



      ConservationBytes.com. February 28, 2014
      ▶  BIODIVERSITY NEEDS MORE THAN JUST UNWANTED LEFTOVERS http://conservationbytes.com/2014/02/28/biodiversity-needs-more-than-just-unwanted-leftovers/


      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



      BALANCE OF NATURE: EXPOSING THE BIG GAME http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/tag/balance-of-nature/


      Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
      -▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

       

      CGIAR, January 28, 2014
       -▶ IPBES PUTS BIODIVERSITY AND POLLINATION FRONT AND CENTER WATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMS http://wle.cgiar.org/blog/2014/01/28/ipbes-puts-biodiversity-pollination-front-centre/




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

                                                 http://sco.lt/74mbHF


       

                       IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
      Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/



                                           UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

      BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ



      ▶  ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/6m0XJZ



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



      ▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz




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


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




      May 10, 2013 United Nations Environmental Programme

      LOSS AND DEGRADATION OF NATURAL HABITAT THREATEN MIGRATORY BIRDS, PUSHING SPECIES TOWARD EXTINCTION

      http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9498

       

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

       

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

       

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

       


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

       

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

       


      May 27, 2013 Science Daily

      EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

       


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

       


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

       

                                                        WATCH

      HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH--  IN RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA http://news.linktv.org/videos/hope-in-a-changing-climate-restoring-the-earth

       


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


       

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

       

       

                                                  ---- WATCH ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT:

                                     June 10, 2013 PBS Newshour

      USING 'NATURE AS AN ASSET' TO BALANCE COSTA RICA'S FARMING WITH PRESERVATION http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/costarica_06-10.html

       

      August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service
      ▶  RIO DE JANEIRO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

       


       Science/AAAS, June 12, 2014
      -▶ LEAVE IT TO NATURE: PLANTS HITCHHIKE ON THE WINGS OF BIRDS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/06/plants-hitchhike-wings-birds

       

       

      June 12, 2013 Forest News
      ▶  Q&A: ‘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

       

       

                                                         SLIDESHOW

      ▶  **** IN COSTA RICA, FARMERS START TO SEE VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY (As It Used to Be Before Man Decided He Knew Better)

      In Costa Rica, birds, bats and bees serve vital roles in controlling pests and pollinating crops. Now, researchers are measuring the contributions of these critters to encourage farmers to move away from the single-crop model and toward biodiversity  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/food-for-9-billion-costa-rica.html

       

                                                             WATCH

                                          "FROG: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                             A World Without Amphibians

                                                     http://sco.lt/6pPisL

       

       

      ▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv

       

      ▶  BIO-ECONOMY vs BIODIVERSITY http://ow.ly/aDXdn

       

       ▶  PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt

       

      ▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/8lqrQH

       

      ▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

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

       

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


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

       

                                                          WATCH

                                    A Must see VIDEO for all. David Suzuki

      ▶  "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL" http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

       

       

       

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

       

                                 LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                  TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS

                                                http://sco.lt/6FzKSX


      CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


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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/



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      ▶ 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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      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/




      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

                                                                (Skip Ad)
      -▶  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/



      Guardian Environment, October 14, 2014
      -▶  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



      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/


       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/

       


      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


                                                          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/


                                                               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


                                                             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




      The Independent, October 12, 2014
      PUTTING 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



                                           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



                     DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                         WATCH:

                     "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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                   ------------------------------RESOURCES-------------------------------

       

       ▶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


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

                                                         EBOLA

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


      Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
      ▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMESTO 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



      EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
      -▶  EBOLA: A SYMPTOM OF ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL COLLAPSE http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


      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


      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


      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-


      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/


      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


      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/


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


       ▶ 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/


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



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


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


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



                                           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

       

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      ▶ 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

      From news.mongabay.com - April 18, 2013 3:24 PM

       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

       

      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

       

       June 2, 2013 The Guardian
      - ▶ HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

       

      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)- YouTube 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

       

       

       

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

                     TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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

       

       -▶  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 14, 2013 Al Jazeera
      - ▶ 'QUICK=FIX' DEVELOPMENT BY GOVERNMENTS GIVES AWAY MORE TO PRIVATE CORPORATIONS THAN IT GETS BACK http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/04/201341093154879372.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?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SurvivalInternational+%28Survival+International%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

       

      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/

       

      June 11, 2013 La Via Campesina
      - ▶ YOUNG PEOPLE OF LA VIA CAMPESINA CLOSE THEIR ASSEMBLY WITH COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PEASANT AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/our-conferences-mainmenu-28/6-jakarta-2013/1423-young-people-of-la-via-campesina-close-their-assembly-with-a-commitment-to-ensure-the-future-of-sustainable-peasant-agriculture

       

      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 LANDGRABS 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

       

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

       

      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. The People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA), a sea and land rights advocacy group, says the fate of Mustiadi and his community will become more common under a new government programme to promote investment in islands and coastal areas. KIARA says many more islands will effectively be sold to foreign buyers, trampling the rights of fishermen and threatening traditional livelihoods.... 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. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms? 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

       

      Business Week, November 20, 2013
      IS LAND REFORM FINALLY COMING TO CHINA?  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-20/is-land-reform-finally-coming-to-china

       

      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

        

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


       

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

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

       

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

       

       - ▶ FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.trust.org/spotlight/forests-and-climate-change/

       

       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/

       

      July 30, 2013 Mongabay
      - ▶ PALM OIL DRIVES MALAYSIAN RAINFOREST TREE TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-keruing-paya-extinction-palm-oil.html

       

      - ▶  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

       

      May 22, 2013 WLE
      - ▶ THE ROLE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE AMAZON http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/05/22/the-role-of-ecosystem-services-on-food-security-and-nutrition-in-the-amazon/

       

      April 9, 2012 Science Codex
      - ▶ 800-YEAR OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com

       

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

       

       

                                               ++++++WATCH+++++

                                   AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                        "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

                                                  http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

      - ▶ 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-

       

      - ▶ 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

       

      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

       

       

                                           -------------MORE-----------------

       

      - ▶ THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

       

       - ▶ LAND GRABBING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=LAND+GRAB

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

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      ***** SPRING RETURNING  http://www.springreturning.com/

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      East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:50 AM
      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



      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

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


                                                    EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

                                                      http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


           

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

                                                           IVORY

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


      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


       

                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

      "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/



      WATCH

      "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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      Guardian Environment, October 18, 2014
      ▶  DEATH OF NORTHERN WHITE RHINO IN KENYA LEAVES ONLY SIX ANIMALS ALIVE IN THE WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/18/northern-white-rhino-dies-six-alive-world



      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.davi