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Why Are Google and Sony Turning to Nature to Inspire Their Leaders? The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

Why Are Google and Sony Turning to Nature to Inspire Their Leaders?  The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

September 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?

The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective.

In a sign that the practice of mindfulness is entering the mainstream, Thay has been invited later this month (September 2013) to run a full day's training session at Google's main campus in California...

Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation in order to drive sustainability and happiness...

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-technology-ceos-wisdom-zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh

 

May 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. Released from the banalities of the office, reconnecting with the outdoors can stimulate innovation...  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/google-sony-nature-inspire-leaders

 

 

February 20, 2013 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

 

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

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

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

 

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

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

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

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

 

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

 

 

September 15, 2013 The Real News
VIDEO REPORT
PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS
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

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate, Tania Singer
BEYOND HOMO ECONOMICUS http://www.nationofchange.org/beyond-homo-economicus-1379168645

 

THE FINALIZATION OF NATURE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=financialization+of+nature

 

September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate, Barbara Unmuessig
NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

 

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

 

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

 

BANKS PUT A PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/64wUHx

 

November 12, 2008 ETC Group
WHO OWNS NATURE?
ETC Group released a 48-page report, "Who Owns Nature?" on corporate concentration in commercial food, farming, health and the strategic push to commodify the planet's remaining natural resources http://www.etcgroup.org/content/news-release-who-owns-nature-0

 

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

 

 

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

 

June 26, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

LEADERS NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE COMPASSIONATE CHOICE AND RIPPLE EFFECTS. Changing systems is essential for creating sustainable business, but so is embedding kindness into small decisions... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/leaders-compassionate-choice-ripple-effect

 

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

 

November 9, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business
MOMENTS OF REVELATION TRIGGER THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/epiphany-transform-corporate-sustainability

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 THESE OFFICE WORKERS CAN TEND CROPS WHILE THEY'RE IN BORING MEETINGS http://sco.lt/6sswVd

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

September 3, 2013 - Think Progress

"WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"

UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE:   ....  http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

WHAT IS CORPORATE "SOCIAL" REPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:37 PM

Why not seek out the stewards of wisdom and knowledge?

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 8, 2013 3:08 PM

A timely reminder that there is more to life than materialism and profit

Ferananda's comment, September 15, 2013 8:28 PM
Totally agree with you all. @alison who are stewards you are aware of?
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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

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



 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!

 

 

EarthBlog, Glen Barry, August 04, 2014
-▶ NEW SCIENCE UGGESTS 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 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

 

                                           WATCH TED VIDEO
               HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world#t-15925


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

 

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

 

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 BIODIVERSITY.  Around 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


                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                         The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

Guardian Environment, February 14, 2015

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

 

                                   SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

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

 

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

 

- ▶  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/

 

                                                      WATCH

CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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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.

Nguyễn Nguyễn's curator insight, August 8, 11:10 PM

http://diaoconline24h.com.vn/du-an/130/golden-bay-cam-ranh.html

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Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival

Keeping Nature In Our Future: Healthy Ecosystems Essential For Economic and Planetary Survival | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


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/

 

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

 

Mother Nature Network, July 27, 2014
-▶ HOW THE CHIPMUNK HELPS FORESTS FLOURISH http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-the-chipmunk-helps-forests-flourish

 

                                                      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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 -▶ 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

 

                                       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

 

 

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

 

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 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

 

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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

 

 

   -▶ 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/

 

 

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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


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


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/


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


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/


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

                                                   

                                                    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


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/


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/


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

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

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

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IVORY

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


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


 ▶  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


 

                                                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/


  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


                                                  WATCH

                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' -

                                        National Geographic

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                        http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

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&;

 

                                           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


                                                 VIDEO -

                                                 CNN REPORT

               WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                            http://sco.lt/7IdOYD

 


- ▶ 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


 

             A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE

                               POACHING TO EXTINCTION

                                    http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


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


Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

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



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



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



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


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


 

                                 SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT

                                 DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT

                                                 http://sco.lt/8W2q0H

 

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



  ▶  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



 

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


 

                                     CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS

                     NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                         http://sco.lt/8OieKP


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


 

                                                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/



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


 

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


Wildlife Extra News
TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

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

 


                                          VIDEO REPORT

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

 

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                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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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


                                

                             ▶ LOVELY (BBC VERSION) VIDEO: 

                   "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

-▶ 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

 

 

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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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                                                      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.

The data visualisation was commissioned by the Global Water Systems Project for a major international conference (Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013...

http://www.gwsp.org/fileadmin/documents_news/Bonn_Water_Declaration_final.pdf


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



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

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

 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/


                               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

 

                             

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                                                      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

 

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                                                      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

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                                                      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

 

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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


 

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





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CONTACT: Violence, Illegal Logging Drives Uncontacted Indians of Brazil Out of Forest

CONTACT: Violence, Illegal Logging Drives Uncontacted Indians of Brazil Out of Forest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                        SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. http://www.survivalinternational.org/


                                                       CONTACT

                    UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL EMERGE

                                       ILLEGAL LOGGING BLAMED

                            http://www.survivalinternational.org/



Survival International, September 09, 2014
MISSIONARY CONTACTS RISK HIGHLY VULNERABLE UNCONTACTED AMAZON TRIBE. A highly vulnerable uncontacted tribe in Peru’s southeastern Amazon has been contacted by a missionary, raising fears that the Indians have contracted fatal diseases which could wipe them out. Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, and local Amazon Indian organization FENAMAD, warned of the dangers of “human safaris” and increasing encounters between outsiders and the uncontacted Indians  http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10418


Survival International, July 2, 2014
 ▶ 'VIOLENT ATTACKS' CAUSED UNCONTACTED INDIANS TO EMERGE. Seven uncontacted Indians made contact with a settled Ashaninka community near the Brazil-Peru border in June. Authorities have treated them after an outbreak of flu. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10361



Science/AAAS, August 15, 2014
A NEW WAVE OF CONTACT WITH ISOLATED TRIBE http://news.sciencemag.org/latin-america/2014/08/new-wave-contact-isolated-tribe


 Survival International, July 25, 2014

 ▶ “MASSACRE" REPORTED BY UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL AS RARE VIDEO EMERGES. The uncontacted Indians appeared young and healthy, but reported shocking incidents of a massacre of their older relatives. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10374

                                                   VIDEO

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb7alahD-BE

 

                                                   VIDEO
                                  Science/AAAS, July 31, 2014
 ▶ BRAZIL TRIBE'S FIRST CONTACT SHOW BOTH TENSION AND FRIENDLY OVERTURES http://news.sciencemag.org/latin-america/2014/07/video-tribes-first-contact-shows-both-tension-and-friendly-overtures

 

Al Jazeera, July 31, 2014

 ▶ UNCONTACTED TRIBE SPEAKS OF VIOLENT ATTACK IN AMAZONAdvocates for tribal peoples say the Amazon tribe is fleeing violence carried out by loggers and drug traffickers http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/31/amazon-uncontactedtribe.html

 

                                                    VIDEO
                                      Survival International

                        "STRANGER IN THE FOREST" (8:48)
First Contact in the Amazon:  Tribes of Brazil recall their experiences of contact and the dangers and consequences that followed http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/uncontacted-brazil

 

                                UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF PERU:

                    At Risk of Extinction From Disease and Land Loss             

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

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                  INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI INDIANS

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN

 

 

                                       UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                                       VIDEO

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

 

 

             ------------------------------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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WATCH:  "BOTTLED LIFE"  The Business with Water - Nestles | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

MintPress,
NESTLE'S WATER-BOTTLING ACTIVITIES AMID CALIFORNIA DROUGHT UNDERSCORE A LACK OF POLICY OPTIONS  Due to crippling drought in California, there’s been a crackdown on watering lawns and washing cars. Yet Nestle has continued its bottling operations, adding to the national debate over corporate right and common good http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestles-water-bottling-activities-amid-california-drought-underscore-lack-policy-options/196101/



                                              FILM (Documentary):
                                                  "BOTTLED LIFE"

                               NESTLES BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                       http://en.bottledlife.tv/#/intro


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 01, 2014
- ▶ ETHICAL BOTTLED WATER COMPANIES FIND IT HARD TO COMPETE WITH NESTLE AND COKE's BOTTLED WATER http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/01/ethical-bottled-water-companies-nestle-coke


EcoWatch, August 13, 2014

- ▶ PRECIOUS WATER BOTTLED AND SHIPPED OUT OF DROUGHT-RIDDEN CALIFORNIA http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/13/california-drought-bottled-water/


 Al Jazeera America, July 22, 2014
- ▶ WHILE CALIFORNIA SIPS ITS SCARCE WATER, NESTLE GULPS FREE FOR-PROFIT BOTTLED WATER http://america.aljazeera.com/blogs/scrutineer/2014/7/21/while-californiasipsitsscarcewaternestlesucks.html


TriplePundit, July 18, 2014
- ▶ NESTLE HIDES BEHIND 'SOVEREIGN NATION' IN DESERT BOTTLED WATER CONTROVERSY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/07/nestle-bottled-water-controversy/


Mother Jones, August 11, 2014
- ▶ BOTTLED WATER COMES FROM THE MOST DROUGHT-RIDDEN PLACES IN THE COUNTRY. Popular brands like Aquafina and Dasani source from catastrophically dry parts of the West. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/bottled-water-california-drought


                                                      WATCH:

                                                Annie Leonard's

                            "THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"

                                       The Story of Stuff Project

http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-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


- ▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


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/



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

                                      NESTLE'S BOTTLED WATER

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


                                                  THE STORY

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

To be able to sell and make money from water, you first have to own it. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70% of the world's bottled water brands  http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/the-story.html AND  http://en.bottledlife.tv/

 

The Desert Sun, July 14, 2014

- ▶ NESTLE, ARROWHEAD TAPPING WATER FREE FROM CALIFORNIA'S MORONGO RESERVATION. The Companies are exporting a seriously limited resource with no oversight http://ow.ly/zd4DX

 

 June 3, 2013 CBC News
- ▶ GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html


SumOfUs PETITION
STOP NESTLE FROM EXTRACTING 265 MILLION LITERS OF BC FRESH WATER FOR FREE

http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-freeloading-off-BC/

- ▶ NESTLE BOTTLES FREE CALIFORNIA WATER FOR PROFIT -- WHILE STATE FACES DROUGHT OF THE CENTURY http://inhabitat.com/nestle-bottles-water-while-californians-face-drought-of-the-century/

 Story of Stuff

- ▶ NESTLE POLAND SPRING BOTTLED WATER. The people who live in Fryeburg, Maine can only access their local spring water by buying it in a plastic bottle. That’s because this small town’s spring water is currently controlled by Nestlé, and Nestlé wants to lock up its control over the town’s water with a massive 45-year contract -- children in the town will be grandparents before they are able to challenge it. http://act.storyofstuff.org/page/s/nestle-poland-spring-bottled-water

 

                           PETITION: Nestlé: Stop draining Pakistan!

                   http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-pakistan/

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
- ▶ NESTLE'S MASSIVE MARK UP OF WATER WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/

 

- ▶ NESTLE'S WATER PRIVATIZATION PUSH http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/nestle_water_privatization_push


 

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


            COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA/WATER BUSINESS

                                          http://sco.lt/6UWizB


 Civil Eats, November 13, 2013
 - ▶ COCA-COLA'S ASSAULT ON TAP WATER: How They Convert Your Restaurant Requests for Water into Revenue-Generating Beverages
http://civileats.com/2013/11/13/coca-colas-assault-on-tap-water/


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



                                               BOTTLED WATER:

FOOD & WATER WATCH DESTROYS THE MYTHS AND GETS YOU THE FACTS http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/


July 12, 2013 Slate

-▶ YOU ARE PAYING 300 TIMES MORE FOR BOTTLED WATER THAN TAP WATER http://ow.ly/mX2oR

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                    "TAPPED"

                                          Documentary 1:15:09
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tapped/

 

 Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

- ▶ *10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/infographic-ten-things-you-should-know-about-water/

 

Food & Water Watch, June 24, 2013
- ▶ TAKE BACK THE TAP:  BOTTLED WATER WASTES RESOURCES AND MONEY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/take-back-the-tap-2013/

 

NRDC Investigation

  - ▶ *BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE  http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 - ▶ *NRDC Update: BOTTLED WATER http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 

The Green Diva, June 27, 2014

- ▶ 10 REASONS TO AVOID BOTTLED WATER http://thegreendivas.com/2014/06/27/10-reasons-avoid-bottled-water/

 

 

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

 

                          THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE

                                          A JOURNEY BEGINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5BTtMv


EurActive, December 06, 2012
- ▶ PLANT-BASED PLASTIC BOTTLE NO PANACEA. Food and drinks companies are engaged in a global race for leadership on plant-based renewable plastics.
SPECIAL REPORT

The world's largest drinks companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have laid down ambitious plans to roll out 100% plant-based plastic bottles across the globe, triggering warnings from environmentalists who see a parallel with the ongoing controversy over biofuels. http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-plastics-pvc/plant-based-plastics-panacea-gre-news-516469

Prevention News
- ▶ HOW YOUR BOTTLED WATER SCREWS UP YOUR HORMONES. Paying $2 for a bottle of water may be more convenient than lugging around your reusable one, but that seemingly small price may have a big impact on your health... http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/your-bottled-water-has-24500-chemicals


 Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


EcoWatch, July 14, 2014
▶  SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE SALES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/14/san-francisco-bans-plastic-water-bottle-sales-on-public-property/


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm


 ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER, BPA AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9EiHKr


                                              INFOGRAPHIC

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET  - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic

 


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                         

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                                      -- CORPORATE WATER --

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

 

                                                        WATCH
                         "FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER" 93 min
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
     Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/flow-for-love-of-water/

 

July 3, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  THE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER

Throughout the meeting, a misleading notion was continually raised that using private capital to fund water systems somehow constitutes an innovative approach to financing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.... http://ecowatch.com/2013/will-public-water-be-privatized/

 

                                

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER:

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

 Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440

 

                                          THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz

 

Water Justice

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

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ *THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

 

- ▶ *GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: UN's WATER AGENDA AT RISK OF BEING HIJACKED BY BIG BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4vQUin

 

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

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013

- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

 June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025

 

  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/

 

March 20, 1023 - Save Greek Water

-▶ WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT – A TEST CASE FOR DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE http://www.savegreekwater.org/?p=1974

 

 Project Syndicate, August 7, 2013

- ▶ *THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

Forest News, June 3, 2013
- ▶ *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

 

 Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

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

 

 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/

 

 

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


 

 

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

            CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS IN YOUR WATER

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Environmental Working Group

- ▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011


The Daily Green:

- ▶ WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112


 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour
                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION

**** POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/


 

Reuters, August 03, 2014
- ▶ SOME 400,000 IN OHIO WITHOUT DRINKING WATER DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS FROM AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-usa-water-ohio-idUSKBN0G30L620140803


July 4, 2013 EurActive

- ▶ EU: NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 

- ▶ * BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour

 

The Associated Press Investigation:
- ▶ *PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal

- ▶ NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

 

- ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt


 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                     PBS Newshour Video

                                          March 15, 2013

          HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html


 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER  AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

 June 5, 2013 Washington Post

- ▶ *IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIME BOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

 Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

- ▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD, WATER AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html


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                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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                                  FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av

 

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Efren Gallardo's curator insight, March 4, 2:03 PM

in order to sell and make money off from water, you have to own water. since the population is growing water is becoming scarce. the nestle corporation owns more than 70% of bottled water brand.

Nguyễn Nguyễn's curator insight, August 8, 11:11 PM

http://diaoconline24h.com.vn/du-an/130/golden-bay-cam-ranh.html

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, August 19, 1:40 PM

AWESOME RESOURCE ON WHAT TPTBs ARE DOING WITH OUR WATER. THE EXAMPLE HERE IS JUST ONE COMPANY ---NESTLE. Thank you PJD.

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Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out

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


                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

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

 

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                                                Pope Francis:

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

 

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

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

 

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

 

 The Ecologist, March 23, 2012 - 

THICH NHAT HANH

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

 

Guardian - Living Our Values, 26 August 2010

THICH NHAT HAHN: 

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

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

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

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

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2014
 THICH NHAT HANH: 

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

 

 

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

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


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


 

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

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



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

 

 

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                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

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

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


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



 

                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

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

 

 

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


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

 

 

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 Tricycle, October 10, 2013

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


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

 

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


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

 

 

                         THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                   ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


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

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 

 

                             ALSO SEE MY CURATED SCOOPIT'S

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant

The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

Paula Kahumbu: The world should know the terrible suffering behind the statistics on elephant poaching.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/mar/08/elephant-poaching-passing-of-a-giant


                                                       VIDEO

                                    Care 2 Causes, June 23, 2014.

- ▶ POACHERS JUST KILLED THE BIGGEST, MOST LOVED WILD ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD. He was enormous, iconic and beloved among elephants. His name was Satao and he was the most famous “tusker” in the world. http://www.care2.com/causes/poachers-just-killed-the-biggest-most-loved-wild-elephant-in-the-world.html

 

 Guardian Environment, June 13, 2014

- ▶ SATAO IS GONE: KENYA' BIGGEST ELEPHANT BRUTALLY KILLED BY POACHERS: THE PRICE HE PAID FOR HAVING HUGE TUSKS. Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in northern Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, bearers of genes that produce bull elephants with huge tusks reaching down to the ground. This news follows hard on the heels of the slaughter of another legendary tusker, Mountain Bull, deep inside the forests of Mt. Kenya .

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/jun/13/kenyas-biggest-elephant-killed-by-poachers

 

The New Yorker, July 07, 2014
- ▶ ELIZABETH KOLBERT:  HOW TERRORISM IS THREATENING AFRICAN ELEPHANTS. Satao, a bull elephant who lived in the arid plains northwest of Mombasa, had tusks so long that when he walked they nearly scraped the ground -- was butchered for his tusks http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/07/07/140707taco_talk_kolbert

 

HuffingtonPost Green, June 19, 2014

- ▶  CONSERVATIONIST FEARS 'UNSUSTAINABLE RATE OF KILLING' AFTER LEGENDARY ELEPHANT FALLS TO POACHERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/satao-poached-mike-chase_n_5511964.html


AND YET ANOTHER:

Huffington Post, July 11, 2014
50-YEAR OLD ELEPHANT  "KLAO" KILLED FOR RUSKS IN THAI SANCTUARY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/poachers-kill-elephant-thailand_n_5577197.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


Wildlife Extra News

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

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


AN INCREDIBLE WATCH
"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/

 

International Fund For Animal Welfare, April 29, 2014
- ▶ ELEPHANTS NEED US:  SPEAKING OUT AS ONE FOR ELEPHANTS. A full-page open letter to the President signed by some of the most recognizable names and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/speaking-out-one-elephants

 

                                                  CNN VIDEO
                                                  June 15, 2014
                  BLOODY IVORY & CRIME - THE POACHING THREAT
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/15/world/africa/kenya-satao-famous-elephant/index.html

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

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


    -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (Warning: Graphic Images) http://sco.lt/80mNeb

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 13, 2014
- ▶ 68+ ELEPHANTS MASSACRED IN CONGO'S GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK IN JUST 2 MONTHS. RABAT, Morocco (AP) — At least 68 elephants, some 4 percent of the population of one of Africa's oldest parks, have been slaughtered by poachers over the last two months using chain saws and helicopters, the non-profit group managing the park has warned. A 2012 census found just 2,000 elephants in Garamba Park, down from 20,000 in the 1960s. One particular sophisticated group is shooting the elephants with high powered rifles from a helicopter and then taking off their tusks with a chain saw. They are removing the elephants' brains and genitals as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/elephants-massacred-congo_n_5491566.html

 

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

 

- ▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS:  POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6LYM3V

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                BBC - Future
HOW ELEPHANTS CREATE THE RAIN: JUMBO GARDENERS: HOW ELEPHANTS AFFECT WEATHER http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140114-elephants-the-forest-gardeners

 

 

World Wildlife Fund, June 19, 2014
- ▶ URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED FOLLOWING ELEPHANT POACHING STATISTICS IN MOZAMBIQUE http://wwf.panda.org/index.cfm?uNewsID=223851&

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

The Dodo, May 07, 2014
-▶  SEVEN WAYS ELEPHANTS ARE A LOT MORE LIKE US THAN YOU THINK https://www.thedodo.com/7-ways-elephants-are-a-lot-mor-540480859.html

 

 Conservation Magazine

- ▶ A WITNESS TO VIOLENCE: Long before the Darfur crisis, Michael Fay foresaw that Sudanese horsemen would not stop at killing elephants http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/a-witness-to-violence/

 

Treehugger, October 33, 2013

  ▶  POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS WITH CYANIDE IN WATERING HOLES, IN WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 25 YEARS

In 2011, at least 17,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks...

Zimbabwe Hwange National Park...seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals. There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide – first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged – represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade... http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/poachers-kill-300-elephants-cyanide-worst-massacre-southern-africa-25-years.html

 

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

 

                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                          'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

         Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                       http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

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

 

Nature, PBS
UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html

 

 

 

- ▶ ELEPHANTS - THE MOST CLOSELY-KNIT SOCIETIES OF ANY ANIMAL - GOING, GOING ... http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3815779358/elephants-the-most-closely-knit-societies-of-any-animal-going-going

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

- ▶ A TALE OF TWO ELEPHANTS: CELEBRATING THE LIVES AND MOURNING THE DEATHS OF CIRROCUMULUS AND NGAMPIT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0507-isaacs-elephants-commentary.html

 

                                                    VIDEO:
                                     THE ELEPHANTS KNEW
 WILD ELEPHANTS GATHER INEXPLICABLY, MOURN DEATH OF "ELEPHANT WHISPERER" http://delightmakers.com/news/wild-elephants-gather-inexplicably-mourn-death-of-elephant-whisperer/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

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

                                                       AND

One Green Planet

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

 

Africa Geographic,

- ▶ A BEAUTIFUL, HEART-MOVING STORY - ELEPHANT CALF DEVOTED TO DYING MOTHER (THIS IS NOT A POACHING STORY) http://africageographic.com/blog/elephant-calf-devoted-to-dying-mother/

 

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

 

 

                                                  Gr8 VIDEOS:

- ▶ ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/7uEZOL


 

                                                WATCH

                "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC version)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 

 

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

 

- ▶ ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997183560/all-about-elephants

 

 - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=RHINO+POACHING

 

 

- ▶ FOLLOW @Wildlife Margrit FOR ALL ABOUT POACHING AND ANNIHILATION OF OUR TREASURED WILDLIFE

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Those who collaborate in this suffering by buying, wearing and displaying vanity products made from smuggled ivory should know their true cost and feel deeply ashamed.

The following article was written by Mark Deeble , a film maker living and working among elephant herds in the Tsavo National Park in northern Kenya with his partner Victoria Stone. It is an edited version of a longer article that originally appeared on Mark’s own blog. The content speaks for itself.

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

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


Summit Voice, August 26, 2014
ACTIVISTS SEEK ENDANGERED STATUS FOR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, BLAME PESTICIDES AND GMOs. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower say monarch butterflies have declined by more than 90 percent in less than 20 years. By some estimates, they may have lost more than 165 million acres of habitat — an area about the size of Texas — including nearly a third of their summer breeding grounds.

“The widespread decline of monarchs is driven by the massive spraying of herbicides on genetically engineered crops, which has virtually eliminated monarch habitat in cropland that dominates the Midwest landscape,” said Bill Freese, a Center for Food Safety science policy analyst. “Doing what is needed to protect monarchs will also benefit pollinators and other valuable insects, and thus safeguard our food supply.”

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/26/biodiversity-endangered-species-protection-sought-for-dwindling-monarch-butterflies/


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


March 13, 2013 - New York Times

  ▶  MONARCH MIGRATION PLUNGES TO LOWEST LEVEL IN DECADES

The monarch migration population to their winter home in a Mexican forest sank this year to a 59 percent decline ince December 2011 due to extreme weather and a lack of the milkweed that the butterflies feed on, experts say.

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

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

migration-plunges-to-lowest-level-in-decades. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/science/earth/monarch-migration-plunges-to-lowest-level-in-decades.html


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


New York Times, December 20, 2013

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


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

 

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


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


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

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



July 23, 2013 EurActiv

European Union Report:

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

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

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

 

April 29, 2013 LifeWise News

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


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


WATCH:

EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO

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

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


 

                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

            NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "ROUND-UP"

                                      http://sco.lt/8iHda5


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

 

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

 

Mongabay, August 01, 2014
FLORIDA DECLARES TWO BUTTERFLY SPECIES EXTINCT AS POLLINATOR CRISIS WORSENS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0801-holmgren-butterfly-extinction-florida.html


 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT INSECTS BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


Yale Environment 360

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

 

New York Times, November 22, 2013

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

 

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



                                                  SLIDESHOW

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

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


 March 14, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

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


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

 

 March 15, 2013 New York Times

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


 Washington Post, October 07, 2011

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


 April 30, 2013 World Environment News

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


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

THEIR WINTER MIGRATION TO MEXICO

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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 April 26, 2013 Miami Herald

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


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


                                                 SLIDESHOW

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

 


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

 

Salon, June 1, 2014

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


 High Country News, February 12, 2014

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

 

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

 

  March 16, 2013 Star Tribune

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



 

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


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

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex, UK is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

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

 

March 18, 2013 - USA Today

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

 

 

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

 


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

 

 

Watchdog Earth, November 23, 2013

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

 

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

 

June 2, 2013 TruthOut

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

 

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

 

July 15, 2013 Mongabay

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

 
                                               PHOTO ESSAY

                                 PBS Newshour, December 31, 2013

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

 


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

 

 

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                                               PESTICIDES, GMOs

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                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

             TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                           http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

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

 



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

 

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


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

 

 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


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



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THE MASS BEE DIE-OFF

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                                          BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                            http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

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

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

March 15, 2013 - Guardian Environment

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

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

              POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 



 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       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

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

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

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

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

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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


Common Dreams, October 14, 2012
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


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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



 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/


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/



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/


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/


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/


ScienceDaily, August 18, 2014
-▶ WORLD'S PRIMARY FORESTS ON THE BRINK, STUDY CONCLUDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818112937.htm


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


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


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



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


-▶ WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


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


  -▶  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


 ▶  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

 

 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

 

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/


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                                                     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


 

                                             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

 

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


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



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 


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


▶  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

 

                                          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

 


 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

 


 -▶ 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

 

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


A 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/

 

                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                         The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

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

 


 

                 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

 

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


-▶ 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/

 

-▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY, OUR PUBLIC LANDS:  : COAL, OIL, FRACKING DESTROYING FOREST, WATER, ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/9JCs8f

 

 Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

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

 

HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND LEAVING CHEMICAL CESSPOOL  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

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

 

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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


                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

 

                     

 

                              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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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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 -▶ 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


 

 

 

 

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

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                           PBS Nature

                            FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

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



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



Focusing On Wildlife, September 01, 2014
▶ SELECTIVE LOGGING IN RAINFORESTS HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON FROGS DECADES AFTER HARVEST ENDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/selective-logging-hurts-rainforest-frogs/


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


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


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


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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

 

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


 

                                                    -- WATCH --

                                                      Quest TV

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

 


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

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

 

Anchorage Daily News, December 24, 2013

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

 

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

 

                               SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES

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


August 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

 

August 25, 2013 Care2

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

 

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

 

                                                   ROUNDUP

                             THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

             New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                           http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

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

 

 Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2013

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


 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 Reuters, November 20, 2013

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

 

 Treehugger, September 19, 2013

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

 

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

 

 Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

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

 

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

 

Mongabay, October 4, 2013

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

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

 

July 26, 2013 Nature World News

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

 

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

 

January 30, 2013 Frogs Are Green

- ▶ TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FROGS:

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

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

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

 

 

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

 

MAY 13, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

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

 

 

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

 

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


                                   BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

                          Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

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



 

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

 

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



 

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

 

 


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

 

 

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 May 14, 2013 Grist

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS

Wind turbines killed an estimated 83,000 birds of prey last year, yet the administration has never prosecuted a wind farm for killing a protected bird... http://grist.org/news/obama-administration-loves-wind-energy-hates-birds/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=thenaturaleye%40gmail.com

 

Seattle Times, December 06, 2013
-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ALLOW EAGLE DEATHS - TO AID WIND POWER. Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2022408924_apxwindenergyeagledeaths.html?syndication=rss

 

Summit Voice, February 16, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY UPS ESTIMATE OF WIND TURBINE BAT DEATHS TO 600,000 FRISCO — By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012, with the highest fatality rates in areas near the Appalachian Mountains.

The bats are killed when they fly into the towering turbines which spin at up to 179 mph with blades that can stretch 130 feet. Previous estimates of bat deaths ranged from 33,000 to 880,000. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

 

Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

-▶ WIND TURBINES STILL KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wind-turbines-still-killing-hundreds-of-thousands-of-birds/

 

 May 14, 2013 Deseret News
-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

Summit County, November 16, 2013

-▶ 600,000 BATS KILLED IN 2012 BY ENERGY PRODUCING WIND TURBINES: NEW STUDY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

  

                                                     WATCH
                                                   QUEST TV
      BIRDS, BLADES AND THE BRUTAL BUSINESS OF CLEAN ENERGY

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/01/09/birds-blades-and-the-brutal-business-of-clean-energy/

 

 

 EarthTechling

-▶ WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/

 

 Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html

 

 

 New York Times, December 16, 2013
-▶ A STRUGGLE TO BALANCE WIND ENERGY WITH WILDLIFE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/earth/a-struggle-to-balance-wind-energy-with-wildlife.html?hp&_r=1&;

 

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                        March 18, 2013 CFact

-▶ BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/

 

 

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 New York Times, December 25, 2013
-▶ WIND POWER DEVELOPERS RACE CLOCK TO SECURE U.S. GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/business/energy-environment/wind-power-developers-race-clock-to-secure-subsidy.html?ref=us&_r=0

 

Living on Earth, December 13, 2013
-▶ CAPE WIND IN DOUBT - TAX CREDITS AND THE MONEY GAME http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=3

 

Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html

 

January 26, 2012 CS Monitor

-▶ WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

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HuffingtonPost, November 22, 2013
-▶ DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES GUILTY PLEA NETS BIG FINE FOR BIRD-KILLING WIND TURBINES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/duke-energy-bird-fine_n_4326596.html

 

-▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WIND FARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS -  http://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

                                                           PHOTOS
                                      NATURE'S SANITATION CREW
                                       Show Me Nature Photography
http://blog.showmenaturephotography.com/14706/blog/natures-sanitation-crew/

 

 

 -▶ Focusing on Wildlife, December 12, 2013
POLL: SHOULD THE REGULATION ON THE KILLING OF BALD EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES BE LOOSENED? New law relies exclusively on the for-profit wind industry to self-report bird fatalities, even when such information may prove detrimental to the industry’s bottom line. ... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-regulations-on-the-killing-of-bald-eagles-be-loosened/

 

Reuters, October 17, 2013
-▶ BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WINDFARM THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 

 AND NOW SOLAR TOO:

The Independent, November 15, 2013
-▶ BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html

 

 REWIRE, September 26, 2013
-▶ FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WINDFARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html

 

Treehugger, September 25, 2013
-▶ DUTCH WIND TURBINE CROWDFUNDED IN JUST 13 HOURS http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/dutch-wind-turbine-crowdfunded-just-13-hours.html

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html

 

September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶ WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 August 8, 2013 The Hill
-▶ OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths

 

August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
-▶ TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 

 June 28, 2013 Mirror News
                                                     VIDEO:

BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724

 

 Canada.com, November 14, 2012
▶  BRITISH COLUMBIA SCIENTIST SAY WAVE TURBINES WOULD PUT KILLER WHALES AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://www.canada.com/technology/scientists+turbines+would+killer+whales+risk/7547671/story.html

WATCH
KQED Quest
FATAL ATTRACTION: BIRDS AND WIND TURBINES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtgBWNKwBkE

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---

 

 

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

 

-▶ ****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

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

 

 

 

 


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Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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What are the human and environmental costs of new technology?

What are the human and environmental costs of new technology? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 27, 2013 - Guardian Sustainable Business - Social Impact Hub

-▶ THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

From mountains of electronic waste to conflict minerals, digital technology has a powerful social and environmental impact - could the media be the real enemy of sustainability?... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/human-environmental-cost-new-technology


Population Reference Bureau
-▶ THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS OF E-WASTE What are the human and environmental costs of new technology? http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2013/e-waste.aspx




The Economist, September 06, 2014
-▶ WHERE GADGETS GO TO DIE. A growing mountain of electronic waste needs to be disposed of responsibly by rich nations rather than shipped to poorer countries to do the dirty work http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21615032-growing-mountain-electronic-waste-needs-be-disposed-responsibly-rich


The Ecologist, August 07, 2014
-▶ E-WASTE IN GHANA:  WHERE DEATH IS THE PRICE OF LIVING ANOTHER DAY. "Eleven years ago Agbogbloshie was an amazingly beautiful place with rivers, a lagoon and many fish; a paradise."Now the river is dead. The only things fishermen catch are computers and refrigerators" http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2503820/ewaste_in_ghana_where_death_is_the_price_of_living_another_day.html

 

                                                            VIDEO

                                  ELECTRONIC WASTE IN GHANA

                              Nation of Change, February 04, 2014
-▶ HOW AMERICA HELPED BUILD AFRICA'S E-WASTELAND. ... an estimated population of 40,000 men, women and children living in shacks built from scrap metal. It is the world’s largest dumpsite for electronic waste. By refusing to implement Basel Ban measures, America can trade its e-waste to whomever it desires. This has given America the unique freedom to export asbestos, lead acid batteries and cadmium contaminated sludge “to developing countries ill equipped to deal with such wastes.” http://www.nationofchange.org/how-america-helped-build-africa-s-e-wasteland-1391523813



                                 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                                  WHAT IS ELECTRONIC WASTE?

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

 


 Al Jazeera, December 13, 2013
-▶ UN SAYS E-WASTE PROBLEM GROWING FAST http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/15/u-n-says-e-wastetogrowbyonethird.html


The Guardian, December 14, 2013
-▶ ELECTRONIC WASTE: WE MUST DESIGN GADGETS THAT DON'T POISON THE PLANET. We discard huge amounts of electronics every year, creating a toxic wasteland – often in the poorest countries... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/14/observer-editorial-electronic-toxic-waste

 

Guardian, December 14, 2013
TOXIC 'e-WASTE' DUMPED IN POOR NATIONS, SAYS UNITED NATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/14/toxic-ewaste-illegal-dumping-developing-countries

 

                                 StEP E-WASTE WORLD MAP
           http://www.step-initiative.org/index.php/WorldMap.html

 

The Lancet Global Health
-▶ HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF EXPOSURE TO E-WASTE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X%2813%2970101-3/abstract

 

Planet Forward
-▶ THE RACE TO REDUCE E-WASTE http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a298e5a60cfe1908859f09cab&id=2cd3dfc842&e=dbd767c3dd

 

Environmental Protection, January 29, 2013
-▶ E-WASTE AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN: HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT BOOSTS BUSINESS PROFITS TOO http://eponline.com/articles/2013/01/29/e-waste-and-the-supply-chain.aspx

 

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

 

I Count For MyEarth, November 10, 2010
-▶ ELECTRONICS WASTE PILES HIGHER THAN Mt EVEREST -- EVERY YEAR http://icountformyearth.com/2010/11/10/electronics-waste-piles-higher-than-mt-everest-every-year/

 

 

September 13, 2013 Climate Progress
▶  TO SATIATE THE WORLD'S DEMAND FOR CELL PHONES, WE'RE TURNING NEW ZEALAND'S PRISTINE COAST INTO A STRIP MINE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/13/2612911/seabed-mining-zealand/

 

Truthout, January 13, 2014
-▶ U.S. APPEALS COURT MULLS RULE MANDATING DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT MINERALS IN U.S. ELECTRONICS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21142-appeals-court-mulls-rule-mandating-disclosure-of-conflict-minerals-in-us-electronicshttp://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21142-appeals-court-mulls-rule-mandating-disclosure-of-conflict-minerals-in-us-electronics


                                                    WATCH

                 "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                               Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                            http://sco.lt/4q18KX


 

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

 

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


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

 

 -▶ 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/6EFbPt

 

 

 

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THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90. Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA

THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE:  The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90.  Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 ALL NUCLEAR SHOULD BE HALTED UNTIL WE HAVE FOUND A WAY TO NEUTRALIZE THE RADIOACTIVE WASTE - FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN HEALTH AND ALL LIFE ON PLANET EARTH



April 24, 2011 Guardian
▶  NUCLEAR WASTE:  "KEEP OUT OUT FOR 100,000 YEARS "
Few architects have to design anything to last more than 100 years, so how do you build a nuclear waste facility to last for millennia? And what sign do you put on the door? http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/apr/24/nuclear-waste-storage

 

July 6, 2013 TruthOut

▶  THE LONG-DANGEROUS HALF LIFE OF STRONTIUM 90. Strontium-90 - and other nuclear byproducts linked to significant suffering, disease and death - will linger in our soil and water, our tissue and bone, for generations.... http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17351-the-brief-wondrous-life-and-long-dangerous-half-life-of-strontium-90


Toronto Star, September 15, 2014
INDIA'S NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE:  THE VILLAGE OF BIRTH DEFECTS. Indian court trying to unravel mystery of sick and disabled children, miscarriages and fatal cancers around the country's first uranium mine. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/09/15/indias_nuclear_nightmare_the_village_of_birth_defects.html



RT News, September 07, 2014
▶  NUCLEAR COSTS BRITAIN A BOMB? CLEANUP BILL REPORTEDLY SPIKES BY £6 BILLION http://rt.com/uk/185800-uk-nuclear-cleanup-cost/


Alternet, September 02, 2014
▶  THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER CONTINUES TO WORSEN Radioactive water flows continuously into the Pacific at the rate of about 107,600 gallons per day. http://www.alternet.org/world/fukushima-disaster-continues-worsen



National Geographic
▶  HALF LIFE: THE LETHAL LEGACY OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE. What's to be done with 52,000 tons (47,174 metric tons) of dangerously radioactive spent fuel from commercial and defense nuclear reactors? With 91 million gallons (344.5 million liters) of high-level waste left over from plutonium processing, scores of tons of plutonium, more than half a million tons (453,592 metric tons) of depleted uranium, millions of cubic feet of contaminated tools, metal scraps, clothing, oils, solvents, and other waste? And with some 265 million tons (240 million metric tons) of tailings from milling uranium ore—less than half stabilized—littering landscapes?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0207/feature1/

FULL ARTICLE
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/nuclear-waste/


Alternet, June 27, 2011
FUKUSHIMA:  WORLD' WORST INDUSTRIAL DISASTER REVEALS HOW NATION STATES ARE POWERLESS TO PROTECT US FROM ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY http://www.alternet.org/story/151440/fukushima%3A_world%27s_worst_industrial_disaster_reveals_how_nation_states_are_powerless_to_protect_us_from_advanced_technology



Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2014
CAUSE OF NEW MEXICO NUCLEAR WASTE ACCIDENT REMAINS A MYSTERY. 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14, 2014 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.

The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium, went airborne, traveled up a ventilation duct to the surface and delivered low-level radiation doses to 21 workers.

The accident contaminated the nation's only dump for nuclear weapons waste — previously a focus of pride for the Energy Department — and gave the nation's elite ranks of nuclear chemists a mystery they still cannot unravel. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nuclear-waste-accident-20140824-story.html#page=1



August 23, 2013 Living on Earth

▶  THE NUCLEAR POWER STORAGE CRISIS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00034&segmentID=1


Guardian Environment, October 19, 2009
NUCLEAR WASTE LANDFILL THREAT: LANDFILL SITES MAY BE USED TO DUMP RADIOACTIVE WASTE. Government poised to allow nuclear power generators to put atomic waste in ordinary sites to cut cost of decommissioning old reactors  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/oct/19/nuclear-waste-landfill-threat



Oracle: ThinkQuest Library

▶  NUCLEAR WASTE http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/nuclear_waste.html

 

August 25, 2013 Los Angeles Times

▶  NUCLEAR WASTE CAN'T WAIT: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-disposal-20130825,0,3109839.story


Time Magazine, August 21, 2014
FUKUSHIMA DISASTER:  INSIDE THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ROOM. Three and a half years after a catastrophic meltdown, Fukushima is far from fixed http://time.com/worlds-most-dangerous-room/

 

SEE MORE

THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER NIGHTMARE

                                           http://sco.lt/7FL11d


CHERNOBYL IS BELOW


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

                              U.S.A. NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE

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



▶  THE LETHAL LEGACY OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/nuclear-waste/


 June 20, 2013 The Nation

▶  FIXING AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE: A CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN. The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen... http://www.thenation.com/article/161500/fixing-americas-nuclear-waste-storage-problem#


March 22, 2013 CS Monitor

▶  THE NUCLEAR WASTE PROBLEM: WHERE TO PUT IT? http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0322/The-nuclear-waste-problem-Where-to-put-it


Politico, November 30, 2013
▶  THE $38 BILLION U.S. NUCLEAR WASTE FIASCO http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/nuclear-waste-fiasco-100450.html


                                   VIDEOS, PICTURES NSFW

                             Before It's News, November 24, 2013
▶  U.S. FEDS CREATING NUCLEAR SACRIFICE ZONES TO STORE OVER 71,000 TONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/feds-creating-nuclear-sacrifice-zones-to-store-over-71000-tons-of-nuclear-waste-video-and-pictures-nsfw-2831448.html


Reuters, July 28, 2014
U.S. ENERGY SECRETARY DEFENDS POSSIBLE GERMAN NUKE WASTE IMPORTS  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday defended his agency's controversial move to consider processing spent nuclear fuel from Germany at South Carolina's Savannah River Site nuclear facility http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/28/us-nuclear-south-carolina-idUSKBN0FX1WA20140728


 The Ecologist, July 20, 2014

NUCLEAR WASTE -- THE UNANSWERED QUESTION THAT WON'T GO AWAY. Nuclear waste - the unanswered questions that won't go away. The recent closure of five US power stations is forcing the industry to confront big questions about radioactive waste, writes Paul Brown. Who is to pay the mounting costs of managing the wastes and keeping them secure? And precisely where will be their final resting place? http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2482078/nuclear_waste_the_unanswered_questions_that_wont_go_away.html


 

                                RADIOACTIVE WASTE - WIKIPEDIA
                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste

 


University of Michigan

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION: REMEDIATION OF WASTE http://sitemaker.umich.edu/sec003group5/remediation_of_waste

 

 Detroit Free Press, April 13, 2014
PLANNED NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY RAISES FEARS FOR GREAT LAKES FROM WHICH 24 MILLION U.S. RESIDENTS GET DRINKING WATER  http://www.freep.com/article/20140413/NEWS06/304130074/great-lakes-nuclear-waste


 The Raw Story, May 10, 2014

NEW MEXICO NUCLEAR WASTE SITE HALTS SHIPMENTS TO TEXAS. New Mexico nuclear waste dump, which saw a radiation leak in February, has halted shipments of toxic waste barrels to a commercial Texas facility amid concerns that chemical reactions could trigger another release there, officials said on Friday. A probe found the February 14 accident may have been linked to improperly prepared and packaged drums of toxic waste accepted from the Los Alamos National Laboratory by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), its managers said in a statement.... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/new-mexico-nuclear-waste-site-halts-shipments-of-toxic-materials-to-texas/

 

 Reuters, February 16, 2014
▶  POSSIBLE RADIATION LEAK AT NEW MEXICO MILITARY NUCLEAR WASTE SITE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216


PhysicsWorld, June 16, 2014
▶  SHUTDOWN OF NEW MEXICO LEAKING NUCLEAR-WASTE SITE THREATENS NEUTRINO LABS http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2014/jun/16/shutdown-of-nuclear-waste-site-threatens-neutrino-lab

 

  nsnbc International

▶  400 % SPIKE IN RARE BIRTH DEFECTS NEAR LEAKING U.S.HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE http://nsnbc.me/2014/04/24/400-spike-in-rare-birth-defects-near-leaking-hanford-nuclear-site/

 

Center for Public Integrity , November 18, 2013
▶  THE MASSIVE CLEAN UP MESS AT USA HANFORD'S NUCLEAR SITE GETS WORSE http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/11/18/13770/mess-gets-worse-hanford-s-nuclear-site


 TruthOut, March 11, 2014

STUDY:  NUCLEAR REACTORS ARE TOXIC TO SURROUNDING AREAS, ESPECIALLY WITH AGE http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22324-study-nuclear-reactors-are-toxic-to-surrounding-areas-especially-as-plants-age

 

NationofChange, December 09, 2013

▶  WEST VIRGINIA LANDFILLS NOW ACCEPT UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE http://www.nationofchange.org/west-virginia-landfills-will-now-accept-unlimited-amounts-often-radioactive-fracking-waste-138660435

 

Daily Kos, Decembeer 20, 2013
▶  BP AD CHEVRON ACCUSED OF DUMPING TOXIC RADIOACTIVE WASTE INTO THE SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/20/1264313/-BP-and-Chevron-are-accused-of-dumping-toxic-radioactive-waste-into-the-swamps-of-Lousiana#

 

                                                  SLIDESHOW
▶  LIFE AFTER A NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE:  AN INSIDE LOOK http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=life-after-a-nuclear-catastrophe

 

The Independent, November 28, 2013

▶  UK GOVERNMENT'S RADICAL PLAN TO 'BURN UP' UKs MOUNTAIN OF PLUTONIUM http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/revealed-uk-governments-radical-plan-to-burn-up-uks-mountain-of-plutonium-8967535.html

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                               November 14, 2013 DC Bureau

                                       THE 3 AM NIGHTMARE
            THE BOMB PLANT AT USA SAVANNAH RIVER SITE:  http://www.dcbureau.org/201211148053/national-security/video-the-bomb-plant-the-3-am-nightmare.html

 

 

June 22, 2013  NBC News
▶  USA FEDS: NUCLEAR WASTE MAY BE LEAKING INTO SOIL FROM HANFORD SITE The tanks are now beyond their intended life span. The Energy Department announced last year that AY-102 was leaking between its two walls, but it said then that no waste had escaped.
Two radionuclides comprise much of the radioactivity in Hanford's tanks: cesium-137 and strontium-90. Both take hundreds of years to decay, and exposure to either would increase a person's risk of developing cancer
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/22/19088481-feds-nuclear-waste-may-be-leaking-into-soil-from-hanford-site?lite

 

June 24, 2013 Grist
▶  USA: NUCLEAR WASTE LEAKING AT HANFORD SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE, AGAIN http://grist.org/news/nuclear-waste-leaking-at-hanford-site-in-washington-again/


Common Dreams, February 28, 2014

MAJOR NUCLEAR DUMP HAS LEAKED, BUT DOES US GOVERNMENT HAVE A PLAN B? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/28-3

 

July 3, 2013 Observer

▶  PROBLEM WITH A WEST TEXAS RADIOACTIVE WASTE DUMP GET BURIED. The preferred method for getting rid of radioactive waste is to bury it deep underground and hope to never see it again. Texas’ approach to regulating radioactive waste is similar. Instead of a public airing, problems with a burgeoning West Texas nuclear dump often get buried.... http://www.texasobserver.org/problems-with-a-west-texas-radioactive-waste-dump-get-buried/

 

August 14, 2013 DC Bureau
▶  NEW YORK IMPORTS PENNSYLVANIA'S RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE DESPITE FALSIFIED WATER TESTS http://www.dcbureau.org/201308148881/natural-resources-news-service/new-york-imports-pennsylvanias-radioactive-fracking-waste-despite-falsified-water-tests.html


June 14, 2013 Forbes

▶  WHY BILLIONAIRE PAUL ALLEN BACKED PRO-NUCLEAR FILM "PANDORA'S PROMISE" http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2013/06/14/why-billionaire-paul-allen-backed-pro-nuclear-power-film-pandoras-promise/


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               NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN THE WORLDS' OCEAN

                               114 TONS OF IT (deutsch, english subs)

                                         http://sco.lt/7Y3KT3


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Reuters, June 11, 2014
▶  EU AGREES TOUGHER NUCLEAR SAFETY RULES NEEDED AFTER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/11/us-eu-nuclear-idUSKBN0EM0XX20140611

 

 

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                                        CHERNOBYL DISASTER                            

                                                     WIKIPEDIA 
                         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster


The Guardian, July 04, 2014
▶  THE LONG SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/-sp-the-long-shadow-of-chernobyl

A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history with sobering but stunning images. Ludwig visited Chernobyl nine times in 20 years to tell the stories of the lives of the victims, the exclusion zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat. The book also contains an essay from former president Mikhail Gorbachev on how the accident changed the course of the world's history by accelerating the collapse of the Soviet Union


                                 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                 PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
                                         REVISITING CHERNOBYL  
                A NUCLEAR DISASTER SITE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science-jan-june11-chernobyl_03-29/

                                             
                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                                France24
                                  "CHERNOBYL REVISITED"
http://webdoc.france24.com/chernobyl-revisited/#Chernobyl_revisited_

 

                                                     TED VIDEO
▶  WHY 200 GRANDMOTHERS STAY IN CHERNOBYL - BECAUSE IT'S HOME http://www.ted.com/talks/holly_morris_why_stay_in_chernobyl_because_it_s_home

 

                                                        VIDEO

                             Global Possibilities, October 19, 2013

▶  TINY BIT OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FOUND NEAR CHERNOBYL IS STILL SHOCKINGLY RADIOACTIVE - 27 YEARS ON http://www.globalpossibilities.org/tiny-bit-of-spent-nuclear-fuel-found-near-chernobyl-is-still-shockingly-radioactive-video/

 

BBC News, November 26, 2013
▶  CHERNOBYL'S ARCH: SEALING OFF A RADIOACTIVE SARCOPHAGUS TO AVOID ANOTHER RADIOACTIVE RELEASE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25086097

                                               

                                                  VIDEO (55:00)

                                   PBS Nature, October 19, 2011                                       

                                        "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES"

                   Chernobyl: 25 Years On:  A Land Without Humans

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

Program Description:

What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/



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                                                     GENERAL

 

DW.DE News

▶  FEARS GROW OVER SAFETY OF NORTH KOREAN REACTOR FAILURE IN COOLING SYSTEM http://www.dw.de/fears-grow-over-safety-of-north-korean-reactor/a-17581047


Reuters, August 18, 2014

▶  SOUTH KOREA RUNNING OUT OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL STORAGE SPACE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/us-southkorea-nuclear-idUSKBN0GI0NP20140818

 

 March 11, 2013 New York Times
▶  NUCLEAR: IN SEARCH OF ENERGY MIRACLES: HOW MUCH FAITH SHOULD WE PUT IN BIG TECHNOLOGY FIXES TO SAVE THE WORLD?  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/science/in-search-of-energy-miracles.html?_r=0

 

 December 16, 2013
▶  POWER CRAZED: Why do we transfer the real health risks inflicted by coal onto nuclear energy? http://www.monbiot.com/2013/12/16/power-crazed/

 

                                                  --- WATCH----

                                         THE PRICE OF CARBON

                                       The Climate Reality Project

                       http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/

 

June 6, 2013 TruthOut
  PEACE TALK AND WAR BUDGET http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17376-peace-talk-and-war-budget

 

 

August 25, 2013 The Telegraph
▶  NUCLEAR MAY BECOME OBSOLETE WARNS U.S. SOLAR ENERGY CHIEF http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10265065/Nuclear-may-become-obsolete-warns-US-solar-energy-chief.html

 

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

 

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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

 

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                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

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Unprecedented study: Language and Culture Disappear with Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss

Unprecedented study:  Language and Culture Disappear with Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss | 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/


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


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


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


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

 

                                                     VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

                    RIGHTS OF NATURE -- SUMMER 2014 UPDATE

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=e059ff5dac&e=7997c37be3

 

                                                    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


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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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


                                                      VIDEO:

                                          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/

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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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 ▶  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

 

  -▶  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

 

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


 -▶ 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

 

 

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

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'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
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Rhinos in Crisis: Poaching and Illegal Trade Taking Species to Brink of Extinction

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

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


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

Quartz, January 17, 2014

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


 April 24, 2013 WildLife News

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

 

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

 

 April 30, 2013 Telegraph

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


OnEarth Magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert, March 10, 2014

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

 

May 17, 2013 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

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

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


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



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

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

 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

 

 October 1, 2013

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


                                            INFOGRAPHIC:

                           THE JOURNEY OF A RHINO HORN

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


  Smithsonian Magazine, February 27, 2014

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


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

 

                     WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO? 

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


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


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


TROPHY HUNTING

IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


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


April 3, 2013

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

 

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


HuffingtonPost Green, July 23, 2014

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

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 15, 2014

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


 

April 5, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

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

 

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

 

 HuffPost Green, February 27, 2014

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

 

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

 

October 10, 2013, WWF

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

 

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



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

 

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


 

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


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


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

 

 April 5, 2013 World Wildlife Fund -

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


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


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



                                   LOVELY DOCUMENTARY

                       "THERE IS A RHINO IN MY HOUSE" 

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



 Live Science, September 27, 2013

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


The International Rhino Foundation Blog

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

 

 March 1, 2013

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


 

                                       GOING...GOING...GONE

May 4, 2013 Care 2

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

 

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

                                         Original Article

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

 

February 18, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶   A WIN, A LOSE:

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


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

 

  

                                               WATCH:

                      ▶   RHINO CRISIS - HELPING RHINOS

                                       http://sco.lt/9Kl0j3

                            Via: Rhino Poaching South Africa

                                       http://sco.lt/5gXXCj

 

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

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 21 Jan 2013

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

 

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

 

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




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AND DON'T FORGET THE ELEPHANTS 

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


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


THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE

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


                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

                                            "LIQUID IVORY:

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


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

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

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



Scientific American, July 09, 2014

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




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

AND THE LIONS 

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

 

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


SUPERB WATCH

THE SERENGETI LION

Life On the Plains With the Vumbi Pride

http://sco.lt/5aeJX7



 

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

AND THE TIGERS 

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


                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

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


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



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


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


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

 

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

 
                                        FEATURED VIDEO

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




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TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING

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

http://sco.lt/6aXUSP


                                                         VIDEO

                                  July 12, 2013 Wildlife Extra News

                      CANNED TIGER HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA?

                                          HOW LOW CAN THEY GO?

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


                                                       VIDEO

                                     Link TV November 15, 2012

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


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




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




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

 

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


 

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


 

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


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

 

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

 

 

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R




AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants

 

World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1

 

May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others

 

                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688



GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


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



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

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


 ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17



Mongabay, August 20, 2014
LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                http://sco.lt/7ENN8D



 ▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php



farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793




                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF  http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh



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/

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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


 

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


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

 

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


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

 

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


 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 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/


 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



 

 

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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400



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


 

The Washington Post, August 05, 2014\
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most


  

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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


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


 


 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   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


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


 


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              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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ECOCIDE : A Crime Against All Life : The Global Assault on Our Environment, Health and Biosphere

ECOCIDE : A Crime Against All Life : The Global Assault on Our Environment, Health and Biosphere | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



VIDEO

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

(Warning: Graphic Photos)

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

MORE FROM "EARTH CALLING SOS" 

 http://www.earthcallingsos.com/

                                                  TED VIDEO

       MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Fl3wX


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


 Truthout, April 1, 2014

 ▶  IS IT TIME TO CHARGE PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS WITH ECOCIDE?
Ecocide is the crime of mass destruction of the environment and everything that lives in it. Because it's considered on par with things like genocide and torture, there's been a push since the 1970s to put ecocide under the purview of the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

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

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


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/



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

 

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


United Nation International Crime and Justice Research Institute

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

 

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

 

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

 

  March 8, 2013 - Green Prophet

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

 

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US:

                                      CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                           http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

PARIS March 13, 2013

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

 

Feb 21, 2013 - The Guardian Leadership Hub

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Global CEO, May 28, 2014

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

 

                                                   WATCH   

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                       ENDING ECOCIDE IN EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL

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

 

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

 

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

 

June 1, 2013 Common Dreams

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 16, 2014

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


Mongabay, July 23, 2014

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

 


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

 

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


WATCH

Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

WE WELCOME THE UN HUMAN RIGHT COUNCIL MOVE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE IMPUNITY: Switzerland, Geneva, June 27, 2014) La Via Campesina welcomes the resolution approved at the UN Human Rights Council to draw up a binding treaty to punish the crimes of transnational companies (TNC's). “This is a victory for peasants, who in most cases are unable to access legal systems to take actions against the impunity of TNCs. Also, looking at the current agricultural activities that have been captured by multinational companies, the instrument will be a great tool for the victims to file cases against land-grabbing by TNCs. We thank the initiating countries and the countries that voted in favour.” said Themba Chauke from the South African Landless Peoples Movement, a member of La Via Campesina.

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

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

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




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THE MAYHEM AND BIOSPHERE DESTRUCTION

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SHARK FINNING

SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS

http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


                                      THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


                                 NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

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


                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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


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


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


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


                                 -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION

http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                                 DEEP END

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


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



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



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

 

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


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

 

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


 

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


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

 


 

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

 

July 28, 2012:

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

 

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

 

Al Jazeera English, April 04, 2014

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


April 6, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                   

                                                    WATCH

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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


 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

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

 

 

Summit Voice, March 31, 2013

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


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

 

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

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

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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


 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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


                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

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

 

                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                   "POISONING PARADISE: ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND

Every year, New Zealand drops huge quantities of poison-laced food into its forest ecosystems; enough poison to kill its human population 4 times over, every year. No country has ever done anything remotely similar, on such a scale... The targets are possums and rats, but the poisonous bait kills everything that eats it - including native birds, deer, farm stock, pets, and even insects http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams

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

 

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


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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 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/

 

 

 

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

 

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pdjmoo's insight:

                     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

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pdjmoo's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:13 PM

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

 

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THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES AND MUST CEASE

THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                                          VIDEO
                                  BBC News, February 13, 2014
          THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE EXPLAINED IN 60 SECONDS
                         http://www.bbc.com/news/world-26161624



VIDEO

The Dodo, August 27, 2014
HERE ARE THE 18 U.S. BREEDING FACILITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORTING 18,000 LAB MONKEYS EACH YEAR

https://www.thedodo.com/here-are-the-18-breeding-facil-692898317.html



June 10, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA AND MUST CEASE . In a chilly rain on Sunday, in a town just a few kilometers beyond the edge of a protected Sumatran rainforest, a young orangutan sat perched on a piece of plywood and grabbed the metal wires of his tiny cage... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.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

 

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


VIDEO

Motherboard, May 20, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT AMERICA'S EXOTIC ANIMAL TRADE

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-inside-look-at-americas-exotic-animal-trade

  Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014
-▶  CHEETAH SMUGGLING DRIVING SPECIES TO EXTINCTION: RISING DEMAND FOR LUXURY PETS IN THE GULF - TWO THIRDS OF SNATCHED CUBS ARE DYING ENROUTE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/15/cheetah-smuggling-wild-luxury-pets-gulf


Treehugger, March 13, 2013
DEMAND FOR EXOTIC PETS PUSHES SPECIES TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Demand_for_exotic_pets_pushes_species_to_the_brink_999.html


-▶ BRUTALITY ON LABORATORY MONKEY FARMS ENDEMIC SAYS ADI AS ANOTHER DEALER IS EXPOSED http://greenlivingguy.com/2014/06/13/brutality-on-laboratory-monkey-farms-endemic-says-adi-as-another-dealer-is-exposed/


VIDEO - CBC News
August 14, 2014
QUEBEC FUR FARM ACCUSED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY
Quebec government not doing enough to protect foxes and mink kept in inhumane conditions at fur farm south of Montreal
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/ID/2488575094/

 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-

 

-▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d


TakePart, #April 24, 2014

-▶ FROM HERE TO CHINA, PEOPLE ARE STILL EATING RARE ANIMALS - BUT WHY?  http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/29/eating-threatened-wildlife

 

Reuters, April 28, 2014
▶  CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0TU20140429

 

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


Guardian, July 21, 2014
-▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE ALONG THE BURMA-CHINA BORDER -- IN PICTURES. The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, Laos and Thailand dry of their native animals and plants – many of them endangered http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/-sp-endangered-species-on-sale-along-burmachina-border

 

TRNS, June 25, 2014

UN:  WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING SKYROCKETS, FUELING CARTELS AND TERRORISTS: The yearly value of the illicit wildlife trade is estimated to have surpassed the sum total of financial assistance to the developing world - between $70 billion and $213 billion each year http://www.talkradionews.com/united-nations/2014/06/25/un-illegal-wildlife-trade-fuels-cartels-and-terrorists.html

 

Bangkok: July 08, 2014
-▶  TIGER PARTS FOUND ON HIGHWAY http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/419538/tiger-parts-found-on-highway

 

 BBC News, July 06, 2014
-▶  CRUEL TRADE IN ASIAN ELEPHANTS THREATENS SURVIVAL. Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar by smugglers looking to resume a lucrative trade, a report says.It claims the animals, mainly calves, are being brutally treated as they are "tamed" for tourist camps in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28161472

 

Mongabay, May 15, 2014

 -▶ CHINESE POACHERS CAUGHT WITH 555 MARINE TURTLES, MOSTLY DEAD (PHOTOS) http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0515-hance-sea-turtles-poaching-philippines.html

 

October 24, 2012 Mongabay

-▶  INDONESIA REMAINS EPICENTER FOR ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1024-kimbrough-reptile-trade-indonesia.html

 

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

 

                                                   IN PICTURES:

                              Guardian Environment, June 20, 2013

-▶  A TOUR ROUND AN ENDANGERED WILDLIFE MARKET IN INDONESIA: Got a spare $200? That's all you need to pick up an orphaned, caged orangutan at this market in Aceh, Sumatra, that has bee trading endangered species for three years... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jun/20/endangered-wildlife-market-indonesia-in-pictures


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

 

 July 23, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  SNOW LEOPARDS AND WILD YAKS BECOMING 'FASHION' VICTIMS' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/23/snow-leopards-yaks-cashmere-gaots-fashion

 

July 29, 2013 Japan Times
-▶  INDONESIA EEL HOT ITEM FOR SMUGGLERS http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/29/national/indonesia-eel-hot-item-for-smugglers/

 

Mongabay, December 23, 2013
-▶  JAGUARS IN ARGENTINE CHACO ON VERGE OF LOCAL EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-salisbury-argentine-chaco-jaguars-verge-extinction.html

 


 Mongabay May 21, 2014
▶  EPIDEMIC OF ELEPHANT CALF KIDNAPPING HITS SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0521-dasgupta-elephant-calf-kidnapping.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 June 29, 2013 Mail Online

-▶  INDONESIA: THE TERRIBLE FATE OF RAJA THE BABY ELEPHANT, CHAINED AND HELD HOSTAGE BY AN ANGRY MOB : AN IMAGE THAT WILL HAUNT YOU AND A STORY THAT WILL ENRAGE YOU  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351609/The-terrible-fate-Raja-baby-elephant-chained-held-hostage-angry-mob-An-image-haunt-story-enrage-you.html

 

July 29, 2013 Care2
-▶  AFTER 16 YEARS IN A WOODEN BOX, SMILING CHIMP RACES THROUGH THE GRASS http://www.care2.com/causes/after-16-years-in-a-wooden-box-smiling-chimp-races-through-the-grass.html

 

July 4, 2012 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶  BEATEN AND CAPTURED ORANGUTAN DIES IN INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/beaten-and-captured-orangutan-dies-in-indonesias-aceh-province/

 

                                                WATCH

                                  "REMEMBERING GREEN"

           Winner of Best Short Documentary - An Orangutans Journey

                                     http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

  The Seals of Nam, June, 02, 2014
-▶  NAMBIA:  LIES, ECOCIDE, SEX TONICS AND FRAUD http://www.thesealsofnam.org/namibia-lies-ecocide-sex-tonics-and-fraud/

 

 

                                     AND IT'S IN THE USA TOO:


                                                        VIDEO
                                                IFAW, June 21, 2014
-▶  BINGE WATCH "SEIZED" , GRIPPING 5 EPISODE OF NEW YORK ANIMAL SEIZURE SERIES. The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue.
REALITY CHECK: : Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are living in the whole wild population? Sometimes, the places where some of these animals are kept can fall into disrepair, animals can suffer from neglect, and drastic actions involving law enforcement and trusted, caring partners are required. http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/video-binge-watch-seized-gripping


July 23, 2013 The Examiner
-▶  TWO CALIFORNIA MEN ARRESTED FOR RAT AND REPTILE CRUELTY (20,000) http://www.examiner.com/article/two-california-men-arrested-for-rat-and-reptile-cruelty



 

                                             AUDIO SLIDESHOW
                            Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
       INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER FOR THE PLANET
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

HERE'S A FIRST:  INDONESIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS ISSUE A FATWA AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SPECIES http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/indonesian-religious-leaders-issue-fatwa-against-killing-endangered-species.html

 

-▶  NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD, FOR GOURMET FOOD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                          CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                            http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
-▶  CHINESE TAKEOUT:  The Chinese probably eat the world’s greatest diversity of wild beasts http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

 

TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - April 09, 2014
-▶ NEW APP TO BUILD AWARENESS AND INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA http://www.traffic.org/home/2014/4/9/new-app-to-build-awareness-and-information-on-illegal-wildli.html

 

                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

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

 

 


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

 

 

IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

            THE RACE TO SAVE THE TORTOISE AND TURTLE

                    December 9, 2012 60 Minutes CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50136708n&tag=api

 

August 1, 2013 Care2
-▶  FLEET OF 'MOMS' RESCUE BABY CHIMPS AND SURPRISE QUARREL ERUPTS  http://www.care2.com/causes/fleet-of-moms-rescue-baby-chimps-and-surprise-quarrel-erupts.html

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH -

                        -▶      DO ANIMALS HAVE EMOTIONS?  -▶ 
                                    Full Episode, PBS Nature Series

       "ANIMAL ODD COUPLES:  ANIMAL CROSS SPECIES FRIENDSHIPS" http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/animal-odd-couples/preview/7958/

Are animals capable of feeling complex emotions?  Recent observations of unexpected cross-species relationships in zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world may provide some answers.  Endearing interactions between a cheetah and a retriever, a lion and a coyote, a dog and a deer, a goat and a horse, and even a tortoise and a goose offer captivating glimpses of supportive connections in the animal world.  Each interspecies pair challenges the conventional wisdom that humans are the only species capable of feeling compassion and forming long-lasting friendships.  Animal behavior experts weigh in with their opinions, and animal caretakers share their personal experiences with cross-species relationships in this compelling tale of unlikely animal couples.

 

                                                       VIDEO

                              TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                          http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

 June 12, 2013 Mongabay

-▶  TIGERS, ORANGUTANS, RHINOS: SUMATRA'S BIG MAMMALS ON EDGE OF EXTINCTION as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand,.. http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0612-gen-sumatra-wildlife.html

 

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


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

  

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

 

-▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION WILDLIFE: "CYBERPOACHING" - EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ


 -▶  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-

 

 -▶  INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING SEVEN BILLION TONS OF CO2 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2

 

-▶  STOP RAZING AND BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

 -▶  ECOCIDE: INDONESIA'S RAPE AND PILLAGE OF IT'S FORESTS AND WILDLIFE------DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                     THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                         http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

-▶  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA http://sco.lt/5sDv5F

 

 

 -▶  MORE ON THE SLAUGHTER OF ELEPHANTS, RHINOS, TIGERS BY DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=ELEPHANT+POACHING

 

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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



 

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


 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


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

 

                                                  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/


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


July 11, 2013 Care2

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


 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


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

 

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            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

 

 

                                            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

 

 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/

 

 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

 

 

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EXCELLENT READS

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

 

 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/

 

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


  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

                              

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

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

 

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

 

   -▶ 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-specieshttp://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

 

 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/

 

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

 

 

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

                                   

                                                  -- WATCH--

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Mongabay, December 02, 2013
 -▶ 22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

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


 

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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

 

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

 

All things are no longer equal.  Loss of habitat, poaching, ecosystem health are major issues.  We need first, to restore the planetary ecosystems to health before launching on this myopic approach. Science does not yet know enough about the myriad of symibotic relationships of our planetary biosphere and could create even further problems with the interrelationships of natural species.

 

 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

 

                                     GO TO WEBSITE "ARKive" -

                 Discover the world's most endangered species

                                       http://www.arkive.org/

 

                                                  VIDEO:

                                            EARTHRACE

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

 

 

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

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#

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   -▶ 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

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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.

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What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

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


ONE SHORT VIDEO

Greenpeace

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

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


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

 

Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014

CLEANING UP DEFORESTATION FROM PALM OIL NEEDS MORE THAN GREENWASH http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/deforestation-palm-oil-more-greenwash-greenpeace


Mongabay, May 09, 2014

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

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                                            VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9



 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

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

 

                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

 

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

 

 Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014

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

 

Mongabay, June 12, 2014
DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


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


   -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T


Guardian Envronment, January 15, 2014

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

 

Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

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

 

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

 

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


                                          INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


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

 

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


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

 

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

 

                                         PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                               Greenpeace

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

                         IS THIS WHAT THEY CALL "SUSTAINABLE"

While Procter & Gamble were advertising about motherhood, companies that produce palm oil for P&G have been making orphans out of orangutans. Everyone needs to know that deforestation to create palm oil plantations means orangutans are senselessly orphaned...http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/PG_video.html

 

 Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2014

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


Mongabay, January 27, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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


                                                     VIDEO:

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

 

                                               LAND GRABS:

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

 


 

 

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

 

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

 

 Feb 1, 2013

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

 


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

 

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

 

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

 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  -- 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/

 

                                                    VIDEO:

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 26, 6:57 PM

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

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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/


- ▶  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/


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


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


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



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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


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/



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-