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EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out: Ecological Armageddon

EXTINCTION CRISIS - In 40 Years HALF world's wild animals have been wiped out:  Ecological Armageddon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


    IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS WE CANNOT EAT MONEY OR DRINK OIL


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


Vox, April 18, 2015
 ▶ THE WORLD'S ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION.  HERE'S HOW TO AVOID THAT http://www.vox.com/2014/6/11/5797636/the-world-is-facing-a-major-extinction-crisis-here-are-ways-to-avoid


DailyMail Online, October 01, 2014

 ▶ HALF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE HAS GONE EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS. Human activity has been blamed for the drop, as the US reports dwindling populations of bumblebees and polar bears, and one of the world's biggest decreases in sealife.

  • Mankind's need for land and resources, combined with hunting and poaching, are causing our wild animals to die out 
  • Wildlife populations around the globe have declined by 52 per cent on average since 1970, a new report has found
  • The likes of forest elephants, African lions and tigers are under threat, as well as American sharks
  • Lion numbers dropped 90% in 40 years, tigers by 97% in 100 years and elephants 60% since 2002, WWF reported

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html



                                              THE FULL REPORT

                                            World Wildlife Fund
            2014 LIVING PLANET REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ 


"Over the past 40 years, human activity has exacted a devastating toll on the planet’s wildlife population. According to a shocking new report from the World Wildlife Fund , 52 percent of the world’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have vanished between 1970 and 2010.

Exploitation and habitat degradation/loss are the primary culprits, accounting for 82 percent of the primary threats to wildlife populations across the globe. Human activity including damming, shipping and pollution has proven particularly disastrous for the planet’s waterways with freshwater species plunging 76 percent.

The biggest wildlife declines have been recorded in low-income and developing nations with various conservation efforts making small gains here and there. Still, the sheer scale of this report makes for very grim reading indeed – humans are cutting down trees faster than they can regrow while fish are being caught before the ocean can restock. It’s time for a wake up call." Forbes, September 30, 2014


- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS

http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html


 -▶ A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F


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


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


IUCN Red List, November 17, 2014
 ▶ GLOBAL APPETITE FOR RESOURCES PUSHING NEW SPECIES TO THE BRINK. “Each update of the IUCN Red List makes us realize that our planet is constantly losing its incredible diversity of life, largely due to our destructive actions to satisfy our growing appetite for resources,” says IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. http://www.iucnredlist.org/news/global-appetite-for-resources-pushing-new-species-to-the-brink


HuffPost Green, July 25, 2014
-▶ EARTH IS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF A NEW MASS EXTINCTION EVENT, RESEARCHERS WARN  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sixth-mass-biological-extinction-event_n_5621215.html


Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


Guardian Environment, George Monbiot October 01, 2014
 ▶ IT'S TIME TO SHOUT "STOP" ON THIS WAR ON THE LIVING WORLD.

This is a moment at which anyone with the capacity for reflection should stop and wonder what we are doing. If the news that in the past 40 years the world has lost over 50% of its vertebrate wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) fails to tell us that there is something wrong with the way we live, it’s hard to imagine what could. Who believes that a social and economic system which has this effect is a healthy one? Who, contemplating this loss, could call it progress?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife

                                 
                             A GLOBAL ECOCIDE RAMPAGE

                                   (Warning: Graphic Photos)

                                 HuffPostGreen, August 26, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/a-global-ecocide-rampage_b_5706703.html


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 UTSanDiego, January 13, 2015
 -▶ MASS ANIMAL DIE-OFFS ON THE RISE http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/13/environment-dieoff-extinction-wildlife/


 ▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


RYOT News, December 12, 2014
 ▶ AS MANY AS 690 SPECIES WENT EXTINCT THIS WEEK

  http://www.ryot.org/somewhere-10-690-species-went-extinct-week/888981


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


Summit Voice, October 05, 2014
 ▶ REPORT:  GLOBAL WILDLIFE POPULATIONS DROP 50 PERCENT. ‘We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life’. —Neocolonialism under multinational corporations is devastating biodiversity in developing low-income countries, as the wealthy part of the world continues to increase consumption of resources at an unsustainable rate.
As a result, populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, according to the annual 2014 Living Planet report released last week by the World Wildlife Fund.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/05/report-global-wildlife-populations-drop-50-percent/


Truthout, December 08, 2014
 ▶ EXTINCTION RATE RIVALS THAT OF DINOSAURS, 2014 LIKELY HOTTEST YEAR EVER http://truth-out.org/news/item/27869-extinction-rate-rivals-that-of-dinosaurs-2014-likely-hottest-year-ever


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


Salon, November 30, 2014
 ▶ 'NATURE IS DISAPPEARING': ON EARTH'S LOOMING MASS EXTINCTION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/30/things_are_disappearing_on_earths_looming_mass_extinction_and_what_to_do_about_it/


                                        Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                       "RACING EXTINCTION"
For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes

                                      http://www.racingextinction.com/



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


    HuffingtonPost UK, January 26, 2015
     ▶ FORESTS FOR THE FUTURE.   http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tony-juniper/rainforest-preservation_b_6542618.html


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


                       FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                                OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                       http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


    DailyMail Online, November 01, 2014
    - ▶ LESSER-KNOWN WILDLIFE SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION IN INDIA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2817162/Lesser-known-wildlife-species-brink-extinction-India.html


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


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

     

    HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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


                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH


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


    Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
    - ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                    PHOTO ARK
                          by Award-Winning Photographer Joel Sartore
    For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time.  More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.
    http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/the-photo-ark/1/


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


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                          PBS Newshour, October 02, 2014
    35,000 WALRUSES COME ASHORE IN ALASKA. A SIGN OF 'TREMENDOUS CHANGE'  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/largest-number-walruses-seen-ashore-alaska-sign-tremendous-change/


                                                              VIDEO
                                     The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
    RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                              PHOTOS
                                  ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
                http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


                                                              VIDEO:

    ▶  EARTHRACE REVEALS HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER  http://sco.lt/5UOyLh


                                             RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


    ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS http://sco.lt/8GNLvN


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


    HuffPost Green, October 03, 2014
    -▶ 10 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS REMIND US WHY WE NEED NATURE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/nat-geo-photo-contest-nature_n_5906804.html


    ▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


                                100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                                  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                                http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



    -▶ THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


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


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


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


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

                          

                                                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


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

     

                                                   ONE SHORT VIDEO

         WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                   DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                       WATCH:

                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                   http://sco.lt/93dMUz



                                                    IN PICTURES

                                              ONCE A RAINFOREST

                                   Redd Monitor, April 08, 2013
                    KALIMANTAN'S OIL PALM CATASTROPHE IN PICTURES http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/


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


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



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



    ▶  NO SAFE HAVEN:  MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


    November 24, 2012 Care 2

      -▶ A STAGGERING 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1966 http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.html


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



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



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


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



     -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

     

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

     

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



    September 28, 2006 Yale Global

    -▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



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


                                                               WATCH:

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                         A World Without Amphibians

                                                  http://sco.lt/6pPisL

     

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


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


    The Ecologist, October 1, 2014
     ▶ TO SAVE THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE, FIRST WE MUST LOVE IT

    http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2576309/to_save_the_worlds_wildlife_first_we_must_love_it.html


           "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/


    Guardian Sustainable Business

    THICH NHAT HANH:

     ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/8054ev


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


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


                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx

         

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


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


    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html


    ▶  COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES.... http://sco.lt/5RSzFB


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



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


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


    All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
     -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466



    Al Jazeera America, Augut 07, 2014
    ENTIRE SALMON RUN THREATENED BY 'UNPRECEDENTED' BRITISH COLUMBIA MEGA MINING SPILL  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/7/bc-mine-tailings.html



                          -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                 Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                          http://sco.lt/79BRmT


                                              REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                                http://sco.lt/6NaJBR



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

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


    RT USA, February 05, 2015
    MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/



                       THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

                  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                             http://sco.lt/63470L


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


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


        

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



                                       THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

        DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                    http://sco.lt/696Tlx


                            THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                              CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                   http://sco.lt/630INt


                                  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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

                                                       WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                                           Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                 Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

     


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

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

      Mongabay,  April 18, 2013

      HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTING LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

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

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

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


      First Peoples Worldwide, March 2015
      CORPORATIONS AND THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES; ADVANCING THE STRUGGLE FOR PROTECTION, RECOGNITION, AND REDRESS AT THE THIRD UN FORUM ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS http://firstpeoples.org/wp/corporations-and-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-advancing-the-struggle-for-protection-recognition-and-redress-at-the-third-un-forum-on-business-and-human-rights/


      Vox, February 23, 2015
      THE US's CENTURY-LONG DESTRUCTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN LAND, IN ONE ANIMATED MAP  http://www.vox.com/2015/2/23/8090157/native-american-theft


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

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


      Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

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


      Phnom Penh Post, February 21, 2015
      CAMBODIA: LIVELIHOODS DESTROYED AS LOGGERS MOVE IN. In Cambodia’s forests, families face a stark choice: sell their resin trees for a paltry amount to local officials or have them stolen by loggers. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/livelihoods-destroyed-loggers-move


      Truthout, November 09, 2014
      ▶ MILITARY PERSONNEL TRAINED BY THE CIA USED NAPALM AGAINST INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR LAND GRABS IN BRAZIL http://ow.ly/E2D4r


      Phys.Org, November 06, 2014

      BRAZIL INDIANS IN RACE TO SAVE ANCESTRAL LANDS BEFORE THEY'RE WIPED OUT BY PLANNED HYDROELECTRIC COMPLEX http://phys.org/news/2014-11-brazil-indians-ancestral.html


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


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


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

       

      The Citizen, October 29, 2014
      OVER 135 MILLION ACRES HAVE BEEN "GRABBED" IN AFRICA BETWEEN 2000 AND 2012 -- MORE THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED http://citizen.co.za/266006/millions-hectares-african-land-grabbed/


      April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org

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


                                                            WATCH

                                             Yale Environment 360

                                 " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                                 http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

       

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

       


                                      THE DARKER SIDE OF GREEN

                                 Oakland Institute, November 03, 2014

                       THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES OF LAND-GRABBING

                 AND MUCH-LAUDED FOREST CARBON OFFSET SCHEMES 

                    The Case of Green Resources Forestry Based Carbon Markets http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/carbon-violence-darker-side-green


                                               FULL REPORT PDF

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

       

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

       

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

       

       farmlandgrab.org

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

       

                                                          VIDEO: 

                                   "LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY?

                                                 http://sco.lt/7WPptB

       

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

       

      VIDEO

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

       

      VIDEO:

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

       

      VIDEO:

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

       


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


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

       

       June 3, 2013 CGIAR WLE

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

       

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

                                     http://www.seedsofdiscontent.net/

       

      April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News

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

       

                                                           WATCH:

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

       

                                                             VIDEO

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

       

       

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

       

                                            - ▶ LAND MATRIX -

                               Online Public Database on Land Deals.

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


      WEST PAPUA : 558,000 ACRES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE RAZED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL: INDONESIAN OCCUPATION, GENOCIDE AND LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/4o9GD3


      -▶  IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF PERU, A MODERN LAND GRAB GOLD RUSH POISONS THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  http://sco.lt/8m0TwH


      Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
      - ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

      Three thousand metres below Campo Maripe lies one of the world’s biggest reserves of shale gas and oil. The land that the community used for grazing is now part of the Loma Campana oilfield, operated by the state-run YPF oil company in partnership with U.S. oil giant Chevron.

      “More or less 160 wells have been drilled here,” Campo said. “When they reach 500 wells, we won’t have any land for our animals. They stole what is ours.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/shale-oil-fuels-indigenous-conflict-in-argentina/


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


      Focus On The Global South, October 24, 2014
      KEEPING LAND LOCAL:  RECLAIMING GOVERNANCE FROM THE MARKET http://focusweb.org/landstruggles

       

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

       

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

       

      Earth Policy Institute, September 17, 2013

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      March 11, 2013 GRAIN —

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

       

       February 20, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy

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

       

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

       

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

       

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


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

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

       

                                                         -- WATCH --

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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


      June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org

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

       

                                                            VIDEOS

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

       

       

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

                     TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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

       

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

       

                                                      --- WATCH--

                                               A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                         July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

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

       

       April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

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


      June 26, 2013 Guardian

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

       

                                                  ****SLIDESHOW:

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

      June 22, 2013 Spring Returning

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

       

      June 3, 2013 GRAIN —
      - ▶ AFRICA:  END INTIMIDATION AROUND SIERRA LEONE PALM OIL PROJECT http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4736-end-intimidation-around-sierra-leone-oil-palm-project

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      EIA International

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

       

      April 8, 2013 Rights and Resources - Mongabay:

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

       

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

       

      March 15, 2013 DW Asia

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

       

      June 14, 2013 Humanosphere

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      April 18, 2013 Institute for Ag

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

       

                                                            WATCH

                                     SHORT VIDEO: Resource Rights

                                             Grassroots International

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

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


      June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

                          "We have no choice but to change the system"
      - ▶ LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

                    

       

                                  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

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



       -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt

       

       

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

       

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

       

                                                        -- WATCH --

                                                       Documentary:

                                          May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                                "PLANET FOR SALE"

                           BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

      Mongabay, March 27, 2014

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

       

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

       

      Oakland Institute - Report

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                                      VIDEO REPORT

                BIOFUEL, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS 

                                               http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

       

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

       

       Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

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

       

        June 13, 2013 Inter Press Service

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

       

                                                          WATCH
                             NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE - TRAILER

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

       

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

       

      GRAIN, December 7, 2013

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

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

       

                                                             VIDEO

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

        

                                                                 WATCH

                                                             Global Voices

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

       

      100 Reporters, November 21, 2013

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

       

      Mongabay, November 7, 2013

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

       

      Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

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

       

      June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

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

       

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

        

       

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

                       THE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND "INVESTMENTS

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

       

      Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

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

       

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


      Oakland Institute - Report

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

       

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

       

      Mongabay, September 24, 2014

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

       

      Guardian Global Development, Pascal Liu -  September 20, 2013

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

       

                                                              WATCH:
                                                         Deutche Welles

               LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

      Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574


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

       

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

       

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

       

      June 6, 2013 Al Jazeera

      - ▶ MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE GREED: WINNER TAKES ALL

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

       

      August 8, 2013 The Independent

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

       

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


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

       
      The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
        -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: GOLDMINE PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

       

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

       

      May 24, 2013 100 Reporters

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

       

                                              ERADICATING ECOCIDE

          WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                http://sco.lt/56vkOH

       

                                                          WATCH

                                               April 24, 2013 Truthout
                                        VIDEO REPORT - The Real News

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

       

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

       

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

                                   AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                        "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                  http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       


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

       

       

                                                      AFRICA - SOLD:

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


       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                 FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY 

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


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      ***** LA VIA CAMPESINA http://viacampesina.org/


      ***** FOOD CRISIS AND GLOBAL LAND GRAB - http://farmlandgrab.org


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


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      East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:50 AM
      This is what President Obama came to do in Africa,we are damned as a continent being auctioned right under our noses.
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      Scoop.it!

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

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



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



      Truthout, January 28, 2015
      CAN BOLIVIA CHART A SUSTAINABLE PATH AWAY FROM CAPITALISM?

      http://truth-out.org/news/item/28778-can-bolivia-shatter-the-vise-of-capitalism


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


                           BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH

                                                Earth, October 13, 2014

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

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

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

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


                                                          BOLIVIA

                                      Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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


                                              ELECTION VIDEO REPORT
                                                            France 24 TV

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


      Latin American Radar,
      ▶  BOLIVIA: AFTER A DECADE OF STEADY GROWTH. Although Bolivia is considered to be Latin America’s poorest country, a recent report by the World Bank proves a steady growth of 6.5%, and the IMF projects even more http://www.latinamericanradar.com/bolivias-evo-morales.html#sthash.bK0mSyjh.dpuf


       Intercontinental Cry, 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/


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


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


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


      New Ag, January 06, 2012

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


      Telesur, November 19, 2014
      -▶ MILLIONS OF TREES PLANTED ACROSS BOLIVIA http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Millions-of-Trees-Planted-Across-Bolivia--20141119-0039.html


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


                                                          REPORT

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


      DW.DE November 19, 2014
      ▶ REPORT ON BOLIVIA'S CHILD WORKERS. In Bolivia, one of South America's poorest countries, some 850,000 children are working instead of attending school. The Bolivian parliament has recently passed a law which permits even 10 year olds to work under certain conditions. Child workers themselves campaigned for the law because they hope that it will help improve conditions for child workers http://www.dw.de/top-stories/world/s-1429


      Latin American Radar,
      ▶  BOLIVIA: AFTER A DECADE OF STEADY GROWTH. Although Bolivia is considered to be Latin America’s poorest country, a recent report by the World Bank proves a steady growth of 6.5%, and the IMF projects even more http://www.latinamericanradar.com/bolivias-evo-morales.html#sthash.bK0mSyjh.dpuf



                                                          VIDEO

      THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

                                              http://sco.lt/6c30YD


                                                     MANIFESTO

                     http://therightsofnature.org/universal-declaration/

      proclaimed in 2010 at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, Bolivia)


                        GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR THE RIGHTS OF NATURE

                                             http://therightsofnature.org/



                             GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN

      THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD

                                                http://sco.lt/5JN1Bh



      IC Magazine, December 11, 2014
      -▶  PANEL FINDS CORPORATIONS, UNITED NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS GUILTY OF VIOLATING NATURE'S RIGHTS

        https://intercontinentalcry.org/panel-finds-corporations-united-nations-and-governments-guilty-of-violating-natures-rights-26515/


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


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



                                          BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                     The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE

           WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH

       

                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

             2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



                                                UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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



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


      The Wildlife Trusts
      -▶  WE NEED NATURE: BUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH IT IS IN TROUBLE http://action.wildlifetrusts.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1823&ea.campaign.id=32896


      The Independent, November 03, 2014
      -▶  NATURE ISN'T A LUXURY, IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR ALL LIFE: NATURE AND THE WELL-BEING ACT http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/nature-isnt-a-luxury-its-an-essential-and-if-we-can-vote-for-it-we-should-9836776.html


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


                                                           VIDEO

                                                   ENOUGHNESS: 

                    WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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


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


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


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



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



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



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



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


                                                     ONE SHORT VIDEO

           WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                                  http://sco.lt/5moIAT



                     DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                         WATCH:

                     "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                                     http://sco.lt/93dMUz




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


                     Campaign to STOP Genetically Modified Trees/Forests

                                                 Trees With No Soul

                                                http://stopgetrees.org/



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


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


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



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

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                          THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                http://sco.lt/4ywB3h





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

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


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

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

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

      http://intercontinentalcry.org/

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

       ▶SCIDEV.NET

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

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

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

       

      [ ... ]

      Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:02 AM

      Once fully approved, the legislation will provide the Earth with rights to: life and regeneration; biodiversity and freedom from genetic modification; pure water; clean air; naturally balanced systems; restoration from the effects of human activity; and freedom from contamination. The legislation is based on broader principles of living in harmony with the Earth and prioritising the “collective good.”

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

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

      Wildlife Extra News

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

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



      allAfrica, February 12, 2015
        ▶ AFRICA: A ROAD MAP TO FIGHTING POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://allafrica.com/stories/201502130961.html



      The Independent, December 03, 2014
      THE HUNT IS ON:  INTERPOL LIST NAMES OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED ENVIRONMENTAL FUGITIVES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-hunt-is-on-interpol-list-names-the-worlds-most-wanted-environmental-fugitives-9901504.html


      Guardian, December 23, 2014
      ELEPHANT IVORY SMUGGLING 'KINGPIN' ARRESTED IN TANZANIA

      http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/23/elephant-ivory-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-tanzania


      May 29, 2013 Economy Watch

      THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE :  ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE, DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD

      The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process.  NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for wildlife trade, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy.... http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/the-economics-of-the-illegal-wildlife-trade.29-05.html


      Guardian Environment, December 10, 2012
      ▶  ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE THREATENING NATIONAL SECURITY

      Profits from the wildlife trade appear to fund terrorist cells in unstable African countries, and the industry is closely linked to the drugs and arms trades, says the WWF http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/dec/12/wildlife-trafficking-national-security-wwf


      May 29, 2013 World Wildlife Fund
        ▶  UN CHIEF TAKES POACHING CONCERNS TO SECURITY COUNCIL http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/?uNewsID=208833&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


      The Guardian Environment, March 1, 2013 -

      ▶ GLOBAL URGENCY: TACKLING THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS The grisly trade in wild animals is underpinned by slaughter, smuggling and money-laundering. It's time to get serious

      Elephant poaching in the African continent is now at its highest for 20 years, with an estimated 25,000 elephants killed in 2011.

      Illegal trade in wildlife has now reached a scale that poses an immediate risk to wildlife and to people. Over the past five years, we have seen a dramatic spike in the poaching and illegal trade in elephants and rhinos. In 2011 an estimated 25,000 elephants were poached across Africa and in South Africa alone 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in 2012.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/cites-animals-illegal-trade


      5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
      -▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade


      -▶ WILDLIFE POACHERS FACE A NEW ENEMY: According to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Every year, millions of animals are slaughtered or kidnapped because of the value placed on their pelt, skin, horns, tusks or meat. This industry driven not just by criminals looking to make a quick buck, but also by complex social, economic and environmental issues... http://ablorg.tumblr.com/post/32674612392/wildlife-poachers-face-a-new-enemy


      Brown University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
      -▶ PDF: SUMMARIZING THE EVIDENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE AND PLANTS http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10393-010-0317-y#page-1


      TerraDaily, Bangkok (AFP) March 4, 2013

      -▶ NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES STOLEN OR POACHED EACH YEAR - Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report voicing fears for their survival....More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have been lost to the illicit trade between 2005 and 2011, according to the study by the UN Environment Programme, which oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership (Grasp).

       http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.html

       

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


                                                           WATCH
                                       Wildlife Extra News, April 2014
                                                      "HOPE" (15:00)
                       - Rwanda's mountain gorillas star in new documentary
      The film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, takes a historical look back to 1967 when Dian Fossey began her work. Fewer than 300 mountain gorillas remained at the time, their population ravaged by poachers, who for years targeted the gorillas to make money, selling infant gorillas to zoos or the hands and heads of the adults as trophies to wealthy tourists. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Mountain-gorillas-film.html#cr


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


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


      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


      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


      Time Magazine, December 22, 2014
      STUDY:  BURGEONING TRADE IN WILD-CAT PRODUCTS FROM BURMA TO CHINA http://time.com/3645148/tiger-wild-cats-burma-myanmar-china/


                                            HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                                CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                                http://sco.lt/67y5Fh


      -▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d


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


      -▶ OCEAN POACHING: MANTA RAYS:  HOW ILLEGAL TRADE EATS IT OWN LUNCH http://sco.lt/6ft5xB


                                                       VIDEO REPORT

      THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE  http://sco.lt/9Lngp7



         THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS

                                                JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS

                                              COULD BE EXTINCT BY 2020

                                                       http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


      June 6, 2013 The Atlantic

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



                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


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


                                                        --- WATCH ---

                                                  Video, PBSNature

      ****"BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE  http://sco.lt/8WqMBV



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

                         THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC


      BBC News, February 13, 2014

       ▶  DECLARATION SIGNED ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE .

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


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


                                                             VIDEO

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


      Wildlife Extra News
      TROPHY HUNTING IS BACK IN ZAMBIA

      WHEN KILLING WILDLIFE BECOMES AN ECONOMIC BOON

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


       June 3, 2013 Forest News

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

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


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


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


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

       

       ▶   LIONS EXTINCT IN 25 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. POPULATIONS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/63ur8T



       

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

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

      United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014

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


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



                                              RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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

                                                  ELEPHANTS

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

       May 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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

       


                                             AN INCREDIBLE WATCH

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

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


      16 March 2013 - New York Times

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

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


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


      ▶  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/


                                              PASSING OF A GIANT

                                         DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT

                                              http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

       

                                                        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

       

       

                                                         ELEPHANTS

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


       

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


      Toronto Star, October 8, 2013

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

       

       

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



                                ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                              http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


                                                     -- WATCH --

                                   ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                                National Geographic 

                             Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       


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


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



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



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

       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US 

                                                http://sco.lt/95E5aL

       

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


       

       

                                 AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                          The  Natural Eye Project

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

       



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

       

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

       

       

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      Human-Wildlife Conflict Who Has The Right Of Way? http://www.scoop.it/t/human-wildlife-conflict-who-has-the-right-of-way

      Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People: http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

      Wildlife Conservationists Would Love Your Help http://www.scoop.it/t/wildlife-conservationists-that-would-love-your-help

      Wildlife Trafficking; Who Does It? Allow It? http://www.scoop.it/t/animal-poaching-who-does-it-who-allows-it

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

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

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


                         ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

      Ecocide: Until the value of nature is shared, humanity will continue to destroy nature in an effort to prolong its own existence.


      "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



      -▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW:  A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_law_0


      Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015
      THEY ARE BIOCIDES, NO PESTICIDES AND THEY ARE CREATING AN ECOCIDE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/they-are-biocides-not-pesticides-_b_7205586.html


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


      The Ecologist, March 16, 2015
       ▶ ROADS TO RUIN: THE G20's ECOCIDAL INFRASTRUCTURE RAMPAGE

      http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2789309/roads_to_ruin_the_g20s_ecocidal_infrastructure_rampage.html


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

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


      The Ecologist, January 23, 2014
      -▶ ECOCIDE: 112,000 VOTE TO CRIMINALIZE ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2248541/ecocide_112000_vote_to_criminalize_ecological_destruction.html


      Mongabay, December 10, 2014
       ▶ DEFORESTATION PUTS CULTURAL SURVIVAL OF FOREST-DEPENDENT PEOPLES AT RISK http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-securing-rights-securing-forests.html


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


       ▶  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


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


      THE GLOBAL ASSAULT

      ON OUR ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND BIOSPHERE


                                                         VIDEO

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

                                        (Warning: Graphic Photos)

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

                                     MORE FROM "EARTH CALLING SOS" 

                                   http://www.earthcallingsos.com/



                                                           TED VIDEO

             MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                                 http://sco.lt/9Fl3wX


      Truthout, April 1, 2014

       ▶  IS IT TIME TO CHARGE PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS WITH ECOCIDE? Ecocide is the crime of mass destruction of the environment and everything that lives in it. Because it's considered on par with things like genocide and torture, there's been a push since the 1970s to put ecocide under the purview of the International Criminal Court at The Hague http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22804-is-it-time-to-charge-people-with-ecocide


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


                                                              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/


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


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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

       

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


      United Nation International Crime and Justice Research Institute

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

       

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


                                            UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

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


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

       

        PARIS March 13, 2013

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

       

      Feb 21, 2013 - The Guardian Leadership Hub

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

       

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

       

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

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

       

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

       

      Global CEO, May 28, 2014

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

       

                                                         WATCH   

                                            SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                             ENDING ECOCIDE IN EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL

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

       

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

       

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

       

      June 1, 2013 Common Dreams

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


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

       

        March 8, 2013 - Green Prophet

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

       

      Guardian Sustainable Business, January 16, 2014

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


      Mongabay, July 23, 2014

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


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

       


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

       

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


      WATCH

      Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

      2014 Tribunal President Statement

      http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



      La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

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

      Switzerland, Geneva, June 27, 2014

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

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

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

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




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

      THE BIOSPHERE DESTRUCTION

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


      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


       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

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

       

       ▶  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

       

       

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

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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


       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


       

                             THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US:

                                            CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                 http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

       

       

       

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

       

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      pdjmoo's insight:

         

         YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATE @pdjmoo


       

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

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

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

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

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


      more...
      pdjmoo's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:13 PM

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

       

      CineversityTV's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:25 AM

      Monsanto helped by a corrupt US judicial suystem

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

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

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

      The New York Times, September 27, 2014
      WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


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


       Live Science, February 10, 2014

      - ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS

      http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

                                              Just Brilliant: WATCH
                                             "RACING EXTINCTION"
      For Climate Summit 2014 - Entire UN building illuminated with a spectacular light display. The next mass extinction and its causes http://www.racingextinction.com/

       

      May 6, 2013 Newsweek, The Daily Beast

      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

      CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

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

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


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

       

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

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

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

       

      Wired Science, May 08, 2014

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


      July 26, 2013 Climate Progress

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

       

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

       

       TriplePundit, January 27, 2012

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

       

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


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

       

      The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

      July 11, 2013 Care2

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

       

      National Geographic, December 15, 2013

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                           WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING

                    HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE

                                                     http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

       

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

       

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

       

                                                             WATCH
                                   Democracy Now, February 11, 2014
                                                  THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

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

       

                                                  WE WERE WARNED

                                          UN Environment Programme

                                                   August 15, 2010 

      -▶ 200 SPECIES EXTINCT EVERY DAY, UNLIKE ANYTHING SINCE DINOSAURS DISAPPEARED 65 MILLION YEARS AGO

      According to the UN Environment Programme, the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction of life. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" or "background" rate and, say many biologists, is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65m years ago... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/16/nature-economic-security

       

       Grist, February 28, 2014

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

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

      http://elizabethkolbert.com/

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

       

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

       

                                                         VIDEO REPORT

                                                         PBS Newshour

                                                     EXTINCTION WEEK

                                 SERIES OF REPORTS ON EXTINCTIONS

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

       

       Mongabay, June 16, 2014

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

       

      Mongabay, November 26, 2013

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

       

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

       

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

       

      FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

      Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

                                                    http://sco.lt/8fNIET

       

       HuffPost Green, March 29, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

       Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS - 

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                   Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                            http://sco.lt/79BRmT

       

                                                               VIDEO:

                                     WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               http://sco.lt/856DXl

                                

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

      CLIMATE CHANGE

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

       

      Endangered Species Coalition:

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

       

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

       

       International Business Times, February 25, 2014

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

       

      SF Gate, January 26, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

                                                            WATCH

                             300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

                                         

                                                        -- WATCH--

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

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

       

       

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

      EXTINCTIONS

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Mongabay, September 27, 2013

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      Salon, December 04, 2013

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

       

       

      Bee Strawbridge Blog

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

       

      All About Wildlife, March 2, 2011

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                         --- WATCH --

                                                          CNN VIDEO

                         WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS

                                                 http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

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

       

      New York Times, February 01, 2014
       ▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS IN THE COLD RUGGED MOUNTAINS OF PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, TAJIKISTAN AND CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

       

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


       

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

      THE MASSIVE DECLINES ALREADY IN MOTION

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

       

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

       

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

       

       -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                                WATCH:

                                        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                           A World Without Amphibians

                                                    http://sco.lt/6pPisL

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

      THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

      LIST OF EXTINCTIONS - SHOCKING

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

       

       

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

      DEFORESTATION

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                          WATCH

                                  AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                     "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                         Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                                 http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

       

                                                     WATCH

                            TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION:

                                          PALM OIL ECOCIDE 

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

       

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


      Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012

      - ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/

       

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

       

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

                                                            OCEANS

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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


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

       

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

       

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

       

      Summit Voice, February 16, 2014

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

       

      eNews Park Forest, April 06, 2014

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

       

       Summit Voice, March 31, 2013
       ▶  GOP RENEWS ATTACK ON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/31/gop-renews-attack-on-endangered-species-act/

       

       All About Wildlife, January 18, 2011
       -▶ WHY CLONING WON'T SAVE ENDANGERED WILDLIFE  http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/extinct-wildlife/why-cloning-wont-save-endangered-animals/5466

       

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

       

       Mongabay, February 10, 2014

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                        VIDEO:

                                                  EARTHRACE

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

       

       

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

      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/

       

      Forbes, December 30, 2013

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

       

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

       

       Excellent Read: Bee Strawbridge Blog June 5, 2013

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

       

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

       

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

       

      The Nature Of Business

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                      POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                             http://sco.lt/4uCikD

       

       

                                 THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

            DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


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


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

       

                                                  ENOUGHNESS: 

                       WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                              http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

       

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

       

       

                                             --- WORTHY WATCH--

                                                       AWHAR

                RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                 FULL EPISODE

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

       

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

       

       August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service

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

       

                                                          WATCH

                               Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                               A SILENT FOREST

            THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

                                                     Full Movie

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

       Takepart, May 16, 2014

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

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

       

       

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

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

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

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

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

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

      MASS EXTINCTION!! The animals are in danger!

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

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

      Scooped by pdjmoo
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      Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse EBOLA

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

      July 23, 2013 Science Daily

      HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE

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

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


      Science Daily, May 11, 2012
      -▶  ABSENCE OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOCEROSES REDUCE BIODIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120511101347.htm


      Science Daily, November 1`8, 2014
      -▶  AS ELEPHANTS GO, SO GO THE TREES. Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118124534.htm


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


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


      Focusing on Wildlife, November 23, 2014
       ▶ 'GUNS KILL TREES TOO' : OVERHUNTING RAISES EXTINCTION THREAT FOR TREES  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/guns-kill-trees-too-overhunting-raises-extinction-threat-for-trees/


      JSTOR, December 30, 2014
       ▶ OVERHUNTING CAN KILL FORESTS, TOO  http://daily.jstor.org/overhunting-can-kill-forests/


      Mongabay, November 10, 2014
      -▶ HUMAN INFECTIONS BY ' MONKEY MALARIA' INCREASING AS FORESTS DISAPPEAR  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1109-lbell-monkey-malaria-spreading.html


      Science/AAAS, November 03, 2014
      -▶ DEFORESTATION RELEASES DEADLY MALARIA PARASITE

       http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/11/deforestation-releases-deadly-malaria-parasite?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&utm_source=eloqua


                                                             PHOTO

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


      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-


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

                                                         EBOLA

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


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


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


                                                               VIDEO

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


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



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


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

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


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


      The Ecologist, October 29, 2014
      -▶ OIL PALM EXPLOSION DRIVING WEST AFRICA'S EBOLA OUTBREAK http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2612900/oil_palm_explosion_driving_west_africas_ebola_outbreak.html


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

       

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


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


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


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


                                                  --- WATCH --

                                  AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                    REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                             DON'T MISS THIS

                                            http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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


                   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES

                                                AND MUST CEASE

                                                    http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


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


                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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


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


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




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


       

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                                        PBS Nature

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

                                              http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

       

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                                             WATCH

                             Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

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

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





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


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


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

       

      May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

      ▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html


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


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


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


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


                                                     ONE SHORT VIDEO

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



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


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



                                   AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

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

       

                                             ERADICATING ECOCIDE

                        WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE

                                               http://sco.lt/7D9Av3


       

                                                         PHOTOS: 

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

       


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


       

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



                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/95E5aL

       

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


      March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

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



       ▶  LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


       

      ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p


       

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

       

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


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

       

      pdjmoo's insight:

                                         FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

       

       

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


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


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


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


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

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      Climate Change Could Endanger More Animals Than We Thought

      Climate Change Could Endanger More Animals Than We Thought | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAT WE THOUGHT. A new study presents startling findings that rapid climate change may threaten many more species of plants and animals than previous measures have led us to believe.
      The study, one of the biggest of...

      http://ablorg.tumblr.com/post/53262449138/climate-change-could-endanger-more-animals-than-we


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


                                                         VIDEO REPORT
                                        PBS Newshour, February 17, 2015
                             THE PLIGHT OF THE MIGRATING PIPING PLOVER
      Scientists hope to protect the piping plover’s winter home
      climate change is likely to disrupt the habitat of about half of North America’s bird species by 2080 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/scientists-want-protect-piping-plovers-winter-home/


      11 SPECIES THREATENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE
      https://jpratt27.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/11-species-threatened-by-climate-change


      -▶ AUSTRALIAN FISH MOVING SOUTH AS CLIMATE CHANGES, SAY RESEARCHERS https://jpratt27.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/australian-fish-moving-south-as-climate-changes-say-researchers/


      Sydney Morning Herald, October 02, 2014
      -▶ MONKEY POPULATIONS WILL SUFFER AS CLIMATE CHANGE ALTERS THEIR FOOD  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/monkey-populations-will-suffer-as-climate-change-alters-their-food-20141002-10mfas.html


       International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013

      -▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed



                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

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



      The New York Times, September 27, 2014
      WE ARE BUILDING AN ARK FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEWe are barreling into the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. By 2100, researchers say, one-third to one-half of all Earth’s species could be wiped out. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/sunday-review/building-an-ark-for-the-anthropocene.html?_r=1


                                                                VIDEO
                                       The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
      RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH DUE TO MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


       The Earth Times, July 18, 2014
      -▶ DIVERSE WORLDS OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS DISAPPEARING http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/diverse-worlds-disappearing/2644/


      Science Daily, September 18, 2012
        -▶ BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS UNABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IN EUROPE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120118111742.htm

       

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

       

      Conservation Magazine, University of Washington, October 2, 2013
      ▶  AS SEA ICE MELTS, CARIBOU CALVES GO HUNGRY http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/10/sea-ice-loss-hurts-caribou-calves/

       

      ▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

       

      June 3, 2013 Science Daily
      ▶  SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm


      Summit Voice, March 08, 2014
      -▶ STUDY:  EASTERN CHICKADEE POPULATIONS MOVING FAST IN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL WARMING. The rapidity with which these changes are happening is a big deal’  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/08/study-eastern-chickadee-populations-moving-fast-in-response-to-global-warming/



      -▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO AN UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz


       National Geographic, October 2, 2013
      -▶  TEN THOUSAND WALRUSES GATHER ON ISLAND AS SEA ICE SHRINKS - The marine mammals, which usually spend their time resting on sea ice, are increasingly forced to haul out on land.
      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131002-walruses-arctic-haulout-science-animals-alaska-global-warming/


      Summit County Citizens Voice, September 13, 2014
      -▶ STUDY TRACKS BIG DROP IN PACIFIC WALRUS NUMBERS. Population dropped by about half between 1981 and 1999, but scientists aren’t sure if the numbers have stabilized since then. In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged that the species was under pressure from sea ice loss and over-harvesting http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/13/study-tracks-big-drop-in-pacific-walrus-numbers/

       

      January , 2012 National Geographic
      -▶  BABY HARP SEALS BEING DROWNED, CRUSHED AMID MELTING ICE http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120106-harp-seals-global-warming-sea-ice-science-environment/

       

      August 2, 2013 Reuters
      -▶  FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802


      New Scientists, December 11, 2013
      ▶  BATS MAY STRUGGLE TO HUNT IN WARMER WORLD: Some bats will find it harder to hunt in a warmer world, says the first study of how echolocation will be affected by climate change... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24737-bats-may-struggle-to-hunt-in-warmer-world.html#.Uqk3D_ZQ1K4

       

      June 21, 2013 Guardian Environment

      ▶  BLIND, STARVING CHEETAHS: THE NEW SYMBOL OF CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/nature-up/2013/jun/21/blind-starving-cheetahs-climate-change


      ▶  STUDY FINDS PLANTS FLOWERING AND LEAFING MUCH EARLIER COMPARED TO CLIMATE MODELS  http://sco.lt/4iskkL

       

      ▶  REPORT: CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE  http://sco.lt/6IJ5Zx

       

      June 04, 2013 Terra Daily
      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS EXTINCTION FOR 82 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA NATIVE FISH http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_change_threatens_extinction_for_82_percent_of_California_native_fish_999.html

       

      July 12, 2013 Las Vegas Review-Journal
      ▶  NEVADA WILDFIRE A 'BIOLOGICAL DISASTER' THAT COULD WIPE OUT SEVERAL ANIMAL SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/wildfire-could-harm-species-found-only-mount-charleston

       

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


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



      ▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

       

      RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://sco.lt/61C0R7

       

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


      AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEE HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://sco.lt/87lMsz



      June 21, 2013 UN Report - UNEP
      -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGES, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2718&ArticleID=9552&l=en


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


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

       

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


      LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/6Dfmkb


                                     AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                                    http://ow.ly/mo4Zm


                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                              THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                                      http://sco.lt/4ywB3h


      pdjmoo's insight:

                                FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs and @pdjmoo

       

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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      Restoring Rivers: The Lifeblood of Both Human and Ecological Communities

      Restoring Rivers: The Lifeblood of Both Human and Ecological Communities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                                             RIVERS CONNECT US

                                                  American Rivers

                                   http://www.americanrivers.org/


      Star Ledger, May 30, 2015
      -▶ WHY WOULD ANYONE OPPOSE THE CLEAN WATER RULE IMPOSED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY?  http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/05/as_the_epa_protects_our_a_precious_resource_congre.html



      Summit Voice, December 18, 2014
      -▶ THE 'GREENING' OF THE COLORADO RIVER DELTA : Last May’s historic pulse flow in the Colorado River helped revive vegetation along a huge swath of the river’s edge, triggering new plant growth and raising the water table in the delta. After comparing satellite images taken August 2013 with new images from this year, scientists calculated a 23 percent increase in the greenness of riparian zone vegetation.

      The engineered spring flood was the result of a U.S.-Mexico agreement called Minute 319. Starting March 23, 2014, and ending May 18, approximately 105,392 acre-feet (130 million cubic meters) of water was released into the dry river bed below Morelos Dam, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border just west of Yuma.

      “The pulse flow worked,” said Karl W. Flessa, co-chief scientist for the Minute 319 Science Team. “A small amount of water can have a big effect on the delta’s ecosystem. The groundwater was recharged, vegetation got greener than previous years and the water helped germinate new native vegetation,” said Flessa, a University of Arizona professor of geosciences. “As a bonus, the river reached the sea.”

      In addition, people living along the river benefited, he said.

      http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/12/18/the-greening-of-the-colorado-river-delta/


      The Nature Conservancy
      -▶ COLORADO RIVER: SIX MONTHS AFTER THE PULSE FLOW - MONITORING THE REBIRTH  http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/areas/coloradoriver/colorado-river-six-months-after-the-pulse-flow.xm


      Nature World News, May 16, 2014
      -▶ COLORADO RIVER MEETS GULF OF CALIFORNIA FOR FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/7086/20140516/colorado-river-meets-gulf-of-california-for-first-time-in-16-years.htm

       

      Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2014
      -▶  WATER, WILDLIFE SURGE BACK INTO ONCE-PARCHED COLORADO RIVER DELTA. The water is running deeper, faster and wider than anticipated in a channel that was once bone-dry. Hinojosa has spotted hawks, egrets and ospreys flying above the newly flowing water. He's even seen beavers.

      "It's just amazing to see that we can recover the river and see it alive again," said Hinojosa, water and wetlands program director at Pronatura Noroeste, a Mexican water conservation group. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ff-delta-pulse-20140328,0,2209717.story#axzz2xEKwpW00


      New Scientist, March 12, 2014

       -▶  HUGE WATER PULSE TO BRING COLORADO RIVER BACK FROM DEAD http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129602.800#.UyQFTV5kJK4


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


                                                  International Rivers
              THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S RIVERS 2014 - INTERACTIVE
                Mapping The Health of the World's Fifty Major River Basins

      Our world’s rivers are at a tipping point – and now is the time to demand change before it’s too late. Already, over 50,000 large dams have degraded more than two-thirds of the world’s. The database is really a stunning piece of interactive software. There’s a lot of excellent information and it’s easy to get lost in exploration. Make sure to have a look through it here. http://www.internationalrivers.org/worldsrivers/



      DO DAMS DESTROY RIVERS? A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems http://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2014/aug/27/do-dams-destroy-rivers


                                 THE WORLDWIDE DAMMING FENZY
                                            Vox, October 28, 2014
      WE'RE DAMMING UP EVERY LAST BIG RIVER ON EARTH.  IS THAT REALLY A GOOD IDEA? http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7083487/the-world-is-building-thousands-of-new-dams-is-that-really-a-good-idea


      Mongabay, March 19, 2015
       -▶  PROTECTING WATERSHEDS SECURES FRESHWATER AND SAVES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0319-hance_watersheds.html


      World Wildlife Fund, March 13, 2014
       -▶  DEPENDING ON CLEAN WATER:  FIVE FRESHWATER ANIMALS. While about 70% of the Earth is covered in water, only 3% of that is freshwater. Found in glaciers, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, ponds streams, wetlands and in the ground, fresh water is essential to life. More than 100,000 species rely on freshwater ecosystems, which make up less than 0.01% of the planet’s total surface area. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/depending-on-clean-water-five-freshwater-animals


      National Wildlife Federation, January 05, 2015
      - ▶ FOR THE FROGS:  SALMON HABITAT RESTORATION AS A BOON TO THREATENED FROG POPULATIONS http://blog.nwf.org/2015/01/for-the-frogs-salmon-habitat-restoration-as-a-boon-to-threatened-frog-populations/


                                                     DAMS vs RIVERS

      ENN, Environmental News Network, August 27, 2014

      International Rivers has launched 'The State of the World's Rivers', an interactive online database that illustrates the role that dams have played in impoverishing the health of the world's river basins.

      The database shows how river fragmentation due to decades of dam-building is highly correlated with poor water quality and low biodiversity. Many of the world's great river basins have been dammed to the point of serious decline, including the Mississippi, Yangtze, Paraná and Danube. "The evidence we've compiled of planetary-scale impacts from river change is strong enough to warrant a major international focus on understanding the thresholds for 'river change' in the world's major basins, and for the planet as a whole system", said Jason Rainey, Executive Director of International Rivers. http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/47761


                                                           VIDEO
                                         Al Jazeera, October 24, 2014
      DAM-BUILDING BOOM COULD BE ELECTRICITY BOON, BUT ENVIRONMENTAL BLIGHT  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/24/hydropower-developingworld.html


       

                                  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

                                      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

                Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                                    http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


      On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014

      -▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again


      Reuters, September 216, 2014
      -▶ U.S. RIVER FREIGHT SYSTEM NEAR BREAKING POINT AS HUGE HARVEST LOOMS  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/26/us-usa-grains-barges-idUSKCN0HL1L120140926



                                                        VIDEO 26:47

                                  WATER: THE LIFEBLOOD OF ENERGY

              HOW INDUSTRY USES WATER & DISCHARGE INTO RIVERS

                   IT TAKE WATER TO MAKE ENERGY -- LOTS OF WATER

                                            Prairie Public Broadcasting

      Turning on the lights? Driving to work? Surfing the web? You’re using water! Energy is inextricable linked to water. With the greater need for energy, the demand for water will continue to increase. How can we balance the need for water in energy with water for crops, households, and factories? How can we make do with the water we have?  http://www.prairiepublic.org/television/prairie-public-on-demand/water-the-lifeblood-of-energy


       -▶ INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012


      -▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz


      The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics, January 30, 2015

      ▶  ALMOST HALF OF EU FRESHWATERS SUFFER FROM CHEMICAL POLLUTION http://www.scoop.it/t/smart-agriculture/p/4036430639/2015/02/02/almost-half-of-eu-freshwaters-suffer-from-chemical-pollution


      Summit Voice, January 17, 2015
      ▶ STUDY FIND ECSTASY IN RIVER WATER NEAR MUSIC FESTIVAL. Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics aren’t the only emerging pollutants to threaten water quality, according to researchers who studied a river near a major music festival in Taiwan. Wastewater treatment plants are not set up to remove them efficiently, so they get into soil and water. Some have been shown to affect the behavior of fish and to have other adverse effects on the environment. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/17/study-finds-ecstasy-in-river-near-music-festival/


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


      Nature Conservancy, November 4, 2013
      -▶  LOSE THE MEMORY, LOSE THE FISH http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/11/04/lose-the-memory-lose-the-fish/



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


      SummitVoice, October 25, 2014
      -▶ GLOBAL HYDROPOWER BOOM POSES ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIODIVERSITY RISKS. The boom is expected to double production of hydropower, but could also reduce  the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/25/global-hydropower-boom-poses-biodiversity-risks/


      May 02, 2014 Climate Central
      -▶ DAM IT:  FEDS SAY U.S. CAN DOUBLE HYDROPOWER - DEVASTATING OUR ECOSYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/feds-study-doubling-u.s.-hydropower-to-combat-climate-change-17376

       

       American Rivers
      ▶  51 DAMS REMOVED TO RESTORE USA RIVERS IN 2013 (INTERACTIVE MAP) http://www.americanrivers.org/initiative/dams/projects/2013-dam-removals/

       

                                                            VIDEO

                               Huffington Post Science, November 21, 2014
             HERE'S WHY RIVERS ALMOST NEVER FLOW IN A STRAIGHT LINE

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/21/why-rivers-curve-video_n_6194568.html



      National Geographic
      ▶  8 MIGHTY RIVERS RUN DRY FROM OVERUSE. This story is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/rivers-run-dry/


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


      Summit Voice, October 16, 2014
      -▶ UNHEALTHY MERCURY LEVELS FOUND IN 25 PERCENT OF U.S. STREAMS  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/16/unhealthy-mercury-levels-found-in-25-percent-of-u-s-streams/


      Mongabay, October 14, 2014
      -▶ 'RIVER WOLVES' RECOVER IN PERUVIAN PARK, BUT STILL REMAIN THREATENED INSIDE AND OUT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1014-hance-giant-river-otters-manu.html


                                        THE FRESHWATER PROJECT --

          IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

                                                 http://sco.lt/78onVh


                                                     VIDEO STORY

                                   RESTORING AMERICA'S WATERS
                                                       QUEST TV:

      http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/quest-television-restoring-americas-waters/


       Environmental Protection
      -▶  NATURAL RIVER NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BIODIVERSITY http://eponline.com/articles/2012/04/03/natural-river-networks-are-essential-for-biodiversity.aspx



                       TRADING OFFSETS DOES NOT STOP POLLUTION

                 JUST MOVES IT AROUND FOR WALL STREET PROFITS

                                    TerraDaily, September 25, 2014
            WATER-QUALITY TRADING CAN REDUCE RIVER POLLUTION

      http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Water_quality_trading_can_reduce_river_pollution_999.html


      Bloomberg, August 14, 2014

      ▶  INDIA PLANS TO SPEND $1 BILLION TO CLEAN WATER WAYS BY 2017. India plans to spend 62.4 billion rupees ($1 billion) by 2017 to clean waters in 10,000 canals, lakes and rivers as it seeks to irrigate more land in a nation that runs the world’s largest food subsidy program. Of almost 524,000 water bodies used for irrigation in India, the government said about 80,000 aren’t operational because of increased usage of groundwater by farmers, lack of maintenance and diversion of land for different uses. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-14/india-plans-to-spend-1-billion-to-clean-waters-by-2017.html


      EcoWatch, April 09, 2014

      -▶ AMERICA'S MOST ENDANGERED RIVERS OF 2014 http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/09/america-endangered-rivers-2014/


      May 20, 2014
      -▶ MASS FISH DEATHS:  MILLIONS HAVE BEEN FOUND DEAD ALL OVER THE WORLD IN THE PAST MONTH:  MAY 2014 http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/mass-fish-deaths-millions-have-been-found-dead-all-over-the-world-in-the-past-month


      Yale Environment 360, December 10, 2013
      -▶  A SUCCESSFUL PUSH TO RESTORE EUROPE'S LONG-ABUSED RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_successful_push_to_restore_europes_long-abused_rivers/2718/

       

                                                            VIDEO
                                                     Circle of Blue,
                      "DIABOLICAL" FUTURE FOR WORLDS RIVER BASINS
      http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/video-julian-cribb-predicts-diabolical-future-for-worlds-river-basins/


                                                       GR8  WATCH

                                "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                    Dams, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

                                           Full Episode - PBS Nature

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


       Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

      -▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6

       

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

       

      Alternet, January 20, 2014
      -▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14


      ELWHA RIVER DAM

      FREEING A RIVER TO ITS' FORMER GLORY

      A Grand Experiment

      http://sco.lt/51kuO1


      National Geographic, August 26, 2014
      ELWHA: WORLD'S LARGEST DAM REMOVAL SETS U.S. RIVER FREE AFTER CENTURY OF HYDROELECTRIC PRODUCTION. As Washington State’s Elwha River runs free, a habitat for fish and wildlife is restored

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/


      ELWHA RIVER RESTORATION
      U.S. National Park Service, Olympic National Park
      Start your exploration of this landmark project here, by watching our growing series of short web videos, reading the weekly Elwha River Restoration Blog, checking project webcams and much more... http://www.nps.gov/olym/naturescience/elwha-ecosystem-restoration.htm

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


      Yale Environment 360,
      -▶  CHINA'S GREAT DAM BOOM:  A MAJOR ASSAULT ON ITS RIVERS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_great_dam_boom_an_assault_on_its_river_systems/2706/


      TerraDaily, June 20, 2014
      -▶ THE HUBRIS OF MAN: HUMANS HAVE BEEN MANIPULATING THE YELLOW RIVER FOR 3,000 YEARS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Humans_have_been_manipulating_the_Yellow_River_for_3000_years_999.html

       

      -▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

       


                                                   VIDEO Documentary
                                                        "DAMOCRACY"

                       Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams    http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html


      Guardian Global Development, March 14, 2012

      -▶  CONTROVERSIAL DAM PROJECTS - IN PICTURES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2012/mar/14/controversial-dam-projects-in-pictures


       

                                              FRESH WATER RIVERS

      -▶  National Geographic is developing a strategic approach to freshwater issues with the goal of influencing the way we, as a global community, think about and use freshwater resources..http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/rivers/

       

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


       Summit County, November 13, 2013
      -▶  U.S. HOUSE GOP TRIES TO HEIST FEDERAL WATER RIGHTS - PRIVATIZING WATER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/13/house-gop-tries-to-heist-federal-water-rights/


      International Rivers, January 15, 2014
      -▶  U.S. CONGRESS TAKES LANDMARK DECISION FOR RIVERS, DAMS AND RIGHTS http://www.internationalrivers.org/blogs/227/us-congress-takes-landmark-decision-for-rivers-and-rights


      The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

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

       

      Yale Environment 360

      -▶  A GLOBAL TREATY ON RIVERS: KEY TO TRUE WATER SECURITY http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_global_treaty_on_rivers_key_to_true_water_security/2594/

       

      New York Times, April 4, 2014
      -▶ CHINA'S POISONOUS WATERWAYS: More than 50 percent of China’s rivers have disappeared altogether, and few of the surviving waterways are not completely polluted. Some 280 million Chinese people drink unsafe water, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Nearly half of the country’s rivers and lakes carry water that is unfit even for human contact. And China’s cancer mortality rate has soared, climbing 80 percent in the last 30 years. About 3.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/opinion/chinas-poisonous-waterways.html?_r=0


                                      FOSTERING A WATER CULTURE

       Harvesting Rainwater, July 13, 2013

      ▶  ON THE WATER CULTURE OF THE NAXI PEOPLE OF YUNNAN, CHINA http://rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/on-the-naxi-water-culture/

       

      The Economist, October 12, 2013
      -▶ CHINA IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER: DESPERATE MEASURES COULD CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAN THEY SOLVE http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21587789-desperate-measures


                                                         -- WATCH --

                                                       LOVELY VIDEO -

                                                   "AWHAR" Full Episode

                         RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                      http://sco.lt/5T7sNVhttp://troutheadwaters.com/clubecoblu/?p=1275

               


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


      February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

      -▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2



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

                                 HOW COAL IS POLLUTING OUR RIVERS

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

       

                                       WHEN THE RIVERS RUN BLACK
                         Coal Ash:  America's Largest Industrial Accident
                             https://medium.com/matter/ff09374db13b

       

                                          

      UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA MASSIVE COAL ASH CHEMICAL DISASTER  http://sco.lt/4saARl


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                                                                 WATCH

                                                          VIDEO REPORT
                                                Newshour, March 05, 2014
      COAL PRODUCER TO PAY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS FOR MASSIVE WATER POLLUTION ACROSS APPALACHIA. ..
      The Associated Press: The biggest ever fines for a company that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.:
      6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement. Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/


                                          

      Grist, February 27, 2014
      ▶  SALINE SOLUTION:  WHEN DE-ICING ROADS, WE MAY WANT TO PASS ON THE SALT:  IT ENDS UP IN OUR RIVERS - Just a teaspoon of salt for five gallons of water — for four days can be deadly to aquatic life. The excess salt messes with certain sensitive fishes and amphibians’ osmotic balance. http://grist.org/article/need-to-de-ice-a-road-might-want-to-pass-on-the-salt/

       

      January 18, 2013 Guardian

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


       On Earth Magazine, January 30, 2014
       -▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR WATER? Bottled water might not be any safer than West Virginia's polluted river http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/you-might-not-live-in-west-virginia-but-do-you-know-whats-in-your-water



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

       

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



       TerraDaily, November 30, 2012

      - ▶ STREAMS SHOW SIGNS OF DEGRADATION AT EARLIEST STAGE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Streams_Show_Signs_of_Degradation_at_Earliest_Stages_of_Urban_Development_999.html

       

      Huffington Post Canada, December 15, 2013

      -▶  LIKE DIET COKE, ONTARIO'S GRAND RIVER IS ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED - 'HIGHEST' LEVELS IN THE WORLD, STUDY SAYS.
      Researchers with Environment Canada and the University of Waterloo found record levels of acesulfame, sucralose, saccharin, and cyclamate – artificial sweeteners commonly found in diet pop and toothpaste – in the Grand River to be “the highest reported concentrations of these compounds in surface waters to date anywhere in the world” http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/15/sweetener-river_n_4448501.html?ir=Canada

       

      Scientific American, February 1, 2012

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

       

                                                       ENOUGHNESS: 

                              Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                                   http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


       

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

                            CHEMICAL/PESTICIDES KILLING OUR RIVERS

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


      July 5, 2013 Daily Express
      ▶  UK TROUT UNDER THREAT AS DEADLY PESTICIDE DEVASTATES TOP FISHING RIVER http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/412730/Trouts-under-threat-as-deadly-pesticide-devastates-top-fishing-river


      Science Daily, May 08, 2014

      -▶  PESTICIDES:  NEW INSIGHTS INTO THEIR EFFECTS ON AQUATIC SHRIMPS AND SNAILS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140508095419.htm


      Environment America

      -▶  WASTING OUR WATERWAYS - OUR RIVERS ARE NOT TOXIC WASTE DUMPS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012


                                                             WATCH: 

                                                   "A RIVER OF WASTE"

      The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


      Global Possibilities, November 13, 2013

      -▶  COAST GUARD MOVES TO APPROVE BARGING OF HAZARDOUS FRACKING WASTE ON US MAJOR RIVERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coast-guard-moves-to-approve-barging-of-hazardous-fracking-waste-on-major-rivers/

       

       

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

       

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

       

      Environmental Health News

      -▶  HEALTH, ECOSYSTEM EFFECTS OF POISONING RIVERS WITH ROTENONE http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/blog/health-ecosystem-effects-of-rotenone-ignored

       

                             ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                       New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                                  http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


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


      EcoGreen, December 27, 2011
      -▶  CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT WATER AND FOREST? http://www.ecogreen4us.com/stories/environment-stories/live-without-water-forest/

       

                                          WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                      http://sco.lt/856DXl

       

      ▶  ARE WE RUNNING OUT OF WATER - WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT 'ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL' http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/14/are-we-running-out-of-water/

       

                                                        WATCH

                              October 26, 2010 Yale Environment 360

                 WHEN THE WATER ENDS - AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS

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


                                                  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


      American Rivers, February 12, 2014

      ▶  RIVERS WORK BEST WHEN THEY'RE WET. The water supply system in the Colorado River Basin is near its breaking point. Despite an above normal snowpack in the Rockies, climate change and prolonged drought have sapped the once-vigorous Colorado River, threatening the water supply for 36 million people, 15% of the nation’s agriculture, and a $26 billion recreation economy. http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/rivers-work-best-when-theyre-wet/

       

      ▶  CRYPTIC RIVER:  THE TORRENTS THAT FLOW ON THE SEABED Cryptic river: The torrents that flow on the seabed. Myriad underwater rivers criss-cross the ocean floor, some many thousands of kilometres long, tens of kilometres wide and hundreds of metres deep. They are the arteries of our planet. They shunt sediments into the deep, carrying with them the oxygen and nutrients that allow life to thrive at great depths. They also seem to be a vital part of the world's carbon cycle, burying organic matter carried from the shore. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129570.700-cryptic-river-the-torrents-that-flow-on-the-seabed.html#.Uw1F4V5kJK4

       

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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...
      Marian Locksley's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:37 AM

       Rivers are also often the endpoint for much of our industrial and urban pollution and runoff. When it rains, chemical fertilizer and animal waste peppering residential areas and agricultural lands is swept into local streams, rivers, and other bodies of water. The result: polluted drinking water sources and the decline of aquatic species, in addition to coastal dead zones caused by fertilizer and sewage overload.

      Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:40 AM

      ACCESS TO WATER IS NOT A HUMAN RIGHT

      If you think water is essential to life, think again. European and American multinational corporations have said that "ACCESS TO WATER IS NOT A HUMAN RIGHT."

      Think about it and do some serious reading on this issue. Bottled water has proven to be nothing more than bottled tap water.

      An excellent collection of research work here.

      Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:12 PM

      An essential issue, fresh water and how we treat it.

      Scooped by pdjmoo
      Scoop.it!

      State of the World's Birds Report - Indicates a planet in peril

      State of the World's Birds Report -  Indicates a planet in peril | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



      From www.birdlife.org - June 21, 2013 3:11 AM

      The Independent, November 03, 2014
        - HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS HAVE DISAPPEARED IN 30 YEARS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/hundreds-of-millions-of-birds-have-disappeared-in-30-years-9834342.html

       

      June 20, 2013 BirdLife International

        -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT 2013 INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL - INVESTING IN CONSERVATION MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE. Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future. These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world by the world’s largest Partnership of conservation organisations...   http://www.birdlife.org/community/2013/06/birds-indicate-a-planet-in-peril-but-investing-in-conservation-makes-economic-sense/

       

                                                               NEW

                                   STATE OF THE BIRDS REPORT 2014

                                              United States of America

                                          http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

       

      July 11, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation

        -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS IS BLEAK BUT NOT HOPELESS http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/state-of-the-worlds-birds-is-bleak-but-not-hopeless/

       

      Environmental Health News, September 02, 2014

      - TOXIC GULLS:  QUEBEC'S CONTAMINATED BIRD COLONY OFFERS CLUE ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS Flame retardants are the 21st century’s PCBs, and Great Lakes birds still are the victims. These chemicals in the gulls of Deslauriers Island off Montreal are altering their hormones. In kestrels, they are causing aggressive behavior. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings5flame-retardants


      Environmental Health News, February 09, 2015
        - MICHIGAN'S BALD EAGLES FULL OF PHASED-OUT FLAME RETARDANTS. Starting in the early 2000s, phase-outs of PBDE's began. After four decades, PBDEs have been found in air, dirt and people in virtually every corner of the globe, including the Great Lakes region.

      http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/michigan2019s-bald-eagles-full-of-flame-retardants

       

      - A GREAT SILENCE IS SPREADING OVER THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Pue7F

       

                                       SONG BIRD SOS (TRAILER)

                        Can You Imagine A World Without Bird Song?
                                         http://songbirdsos.com/

       

      -▶ 1 IN 8 BIRD SPECIES IS IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING FOREVER, SAYS DAVID SUZUKI  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-suzuki/world-bird-population_b_3569377.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

       

      Climate Progress, June 13, 2014
         -▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS DEVELOPMENT HAS KILLED 58,000 to 402,000 MIGRATING BIRDS OF 22 PROTECTED SPECIES UNDER THREAT 58,000 to 402,000 birds.

      http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/13/3448874/tar-sands-development-killing-birds/

       

      National Wildlife Federation, February 28, 2014
        -▶ 30 MILLION BIRDS WILL BE LOST OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS: 4 ANIMALS EXPLAIN WHY THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WOULD BE TERRIBLE  http://blog.nwf.org/2014/02/%EF%BB%BF4-animals-explain-why-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-be-terrible/


      September 11, 2013 About My Planet

      -▶ CANADIAN TAR SANDS ENDANGER TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/daily-green-tips/sands-endanger-millions/

       

      Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
        -▶ MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

       

      Focusing On Wildlife, October 7, 2012
        -▶ CANADIAN SCIENTISTS: HUMAN-RELATED ACTIVITIES DESTROY ROUGHLY 269 MILLION BIRDS AND 2 MILLION BIRD NESTS IN CANADA EACH YEAR http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/canadian-scientists-publish-human-related-bird-mortality-estimates/

       

      Summit Voice, September 21, 2014
        -▶ U.S. SOUTHWESTERN BIRD POPULATIONS IN STEEP DECLINE. Bird populations are dwindling all over North America, especially in the Southwest, where some species have declined by as much as 48 percent since the late 1960s, according to the 2014 State of the Birds Report released last week.
      In Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, habitat loss and fragmentation due to development are the largest threats. These are also significant threats in the nation’s grasslands, where breeding birds like the eastern meadowlark and the bobolink have declined by 40 percent since 1968, with the steepest declines coming before 1990, when stakeholders started investing in grassland bird conservation.
      And experts say it’s not just rare birds that are vanishing. The report includes a list of 33 common species in steep decline, losing ore than half their global populations over the past four decades — a clear warning sign that birds can undergo a massive population collapse with surprising rapidity. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/21/southwestern-bird-populations-in-steep-decline/

       

      Focusing on Wildlife, October 25, 2014
        - BRITAIN'S MIGRATING BIRDS ARE DRASTICALLY DECLINING.
      Bird populations that make the great journey between northern Europe and Africa – including the nightingale and turtle dove – are drastically declining, conservationists have warned.Nearly half of the 29 summer migrants, who appear in the UK in spring to breed before returning in the autumn, show long-term population declines. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/britains-migrating-birds-are-drastically-declining-rspb-says/

       

      October 21, 2012 The Sunday Times

        -▶ A LICENSE TO KILL BRITAIN'S SONGBIRDS: Hunters and pest controllers have been granted “licences to kill” thousands of birds, including robins, wrens, song-thrushes, skylarks and even house sparrows. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1153428

       

      The Guardian, ctober 30, 2014
        - THE MINDLESS SLAUGHTER OF U.K. BIRDS OF PREY: Birds of prey are being shot or poisoned in UK... as the killing goes on and on. We’re losing hundreds of our most magnificent birds each year because of the mindless and senseless slaughter by a minority group, and it needs to stop. Shooters pay around £2,000 to £3,000 a day for shooting, the fines and other punishments being handed out for persecution did not form a meaningful deterrent.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/30/hundreds-of-birds-of-prey-being-shot-or-poisoned-in-uk-rspb

       

                                                             WATCH

                                                       "EARTHFLIGHT"

                                                           PBS Nature

                                   Magnificent six-part series of Migrating Birds:

      EARTHFLIGHT invites us to see the world from a bird’s perspective with state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques that take viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. It took series producer John Downer and his team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries, capturing amazing viewpoints that have never been seen before.

      NORTH AMERICA:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-north-america/8417/

      AFRICA: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/earthflight/full-episode-africa/8420/

       

      Focusing on Wildlife, September 14, 2014
        - UK BARN OWLS 'THREATENED' BY NEW LEGISLATION ALLOWING FARMERS TO KILL THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE CLASSIFIED AS "NON-NATIVE' SPECIES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/barn-owls-threatened-by-new-legislation/

       

      Guardian Environment, May 17, 2014

      -▶ CALL FOR KILLING OF BIRDS THAT ARE DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD SPLITS CONSERVATIONISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-robin-starling-mallard-splits-conservationists

       

                                            EXCELLENT ARTICLE SERIES

                                                 "WINGED WARNINGS"

      Produced by Environmental Health News, an independent, nonprofit news organization, and published in conjunction with National Geographic. Read additional stories in the series at EHN's website. Follow EHN on Twitter.

      http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings1summary/

                                                    WINGED WARNINGS

                                       National Geographic, August 25, 2014 

      THE 1,300 BIRD SPECIES FACING IMMINENT EXTINCTION SIGNAL THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140825-bird-environment-chemical-contaminant-climate-change-science-winged-warning/

       

                                                     VIDEO (2:18)
                                     ARE SONGBIRDS DISAPPEARING?

                                            The Nature of Things CBC

      We depend on songbirds to keep the Earth’s plant life flourishing. Like the bees, it is the birds who pollinate the flowers and disperse the seeds. They keep insects under control, protecting leaves and seeds and human crops. “By some estimates, we may have lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies almost forty years ago” says respected ornithologist Bridget Stutchbury. http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/blog/are-songbirds-disappearing

       

      Reuters, March 19, 2014
        -▶ IDAHO TO KILL/POISON THOUSANDS OF RAVENS TO "BENEFIT" IMPERILED BIRD SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/usa-idaho-raven-idUSL2N0MG12V20140319

       

      July 10, 2013
        -▶ USDA "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" PROGRAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MASS KILLINGS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds

      PDF LISTING http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

       

      August 22, 2013 High Country News

        -▶ THE LATEST: US FISH AND WILDLIFE TO SHOOT THOUSANDS OF BARRED OWLS http://www.hcn.org/issues/45.14/the-latest-fish-wildlife-to-shoot-thousands-of-barred-owls

       

       August 23, 2013 Care2Causes

        -▶ U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa

       

                                                       WATCH

                                             "NO SAFE HAVEN"

               MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS

                                          AROUND THE WORLD

                                                 http://sco.lt/6pozuT

       

                                            Birdlife, December 16, 2013
                        -▶ STATE OF JORDAN'S BIRD'S REPORT LAUNCHED http://www.birdlife.org/middle-east/news/state-jordan%E2%80%99s-birds-report-launched

       

      AllVoices, February 05, 2014
        -▶ WHY HUMANS NEED BIRDS MORE THAN THEY REALIZE http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16462560-amazing-things-you-may-not-know-about-birds?utm_campaign=Outbrain&utm_source=Outbrain1.5Cents

       

      Living on Earth: March 14, 2014

      -▶ PASSENGER PIGEONS FLIGHT TO EXTINCTION: HOW HUMANS WIPED HUNTED DOWN AND WIPED OUT AN ENTIRE SPECIES http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=14-P13-00011#feature6

       

      BBC News, September 23, 2013

        -▶ RSPB SCOTLAND 'EXTINCTION' WARNING OVER FALLING SEABIRD NUMBERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24211321

       

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

       

      Smithsonian, October 8, 2013
        -▶ THIS LITTLE BIRD CAN STAY IN FLIGHT FOR SIX MONTHS STRAIGHT - THE ALPINE SWIFT http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/10/this-bird-can-stay-in-flight-for-six-months-straight/


       

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

                                NEW YORK STATE'S WAR ON BIRDS

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

       

      HuffingtonPost Green, May 02, 2014
      -▶ 26,000 BIRDS KILLED BY JFK AIRPORT CONTRACTORS IN FIVE YEARS, RECORDS SHOW Wildlife control contractors have shot almost 26,000 birds at John F. Kennedy International Airport over the past five years to stop them interfering with passenger flights — including more than 1,600 protected birds the airport did not have express permission to kill, internal records show http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/01/jfk-birds-shot-protected-airport-port-authority_n_5246071.html

       

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

       

       New York Times, January 30, 2014
      NEW YORK WANTS TO GET RID OF (KILL) THEIR 2,200 MUTE SWANS BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE WAY OF MAN http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/nyregion/a-winged-symbol-of-love-that-new-york-state-wants-banished.html?ref=earth&_r=0

       

      Digital Journal, March 05, 2014

      -▶  PROTESTERS FLOCK TOGETHER TO STOP SWAN KILLINGS IN NEW YORK http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/protesters-flock-together-to-stop-swan-killing-in-new-york/article/374288

       

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

       

       NY Daily News, December 09, 2013
        -▶ 'WILDLIFE SPECIALISTS'  SHOOTING SNOWY OWLS AT NEW YORK CITY'S AIRPORTS http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/snowy-owls-added-port-authority-kill-list-article-1.1541823

       

      10,000 Birds, December 09, 2013
        -▶ SNOWY OWLS BEING SHOT AT JFK AIRPORT http://10000birds.com/snowy-owls-being-shot-at-jfk-airport.htm

       

                                                               VIDEO
        - THOUSANDS OF SNOWY OWLS MIGRATE SOUTH IN UNBELIEVABLE WILDLIFE EVENT http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/12/arctic-snowy-owls-migrate-south.aspx

       

                                                         WATCH

                            SHOOTING ONE OWL TO SAVE ANOTHER

                              July 26, 2013 NewsHour PBS Report

      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/07/shooting-one-owl-to-save-another.html

       

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

       

                               WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE VULTURES? 

      THE VETERINARY DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA  http://sco.lt/6TVrer

       

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

                                                    -- WETLANDS --

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

       

                                                   BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                                       Award-Winning "DUCKumentary"

                                            Inside The World of Ducks
                                               PBS Nature Full Episode
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/an-original-duckumentary/preview/7957/

       

       ▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE, BIODIVERSITY, MIGRATING BIRDS AND OUR SURVIVAL ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

       

      Pew Environmental Initiatives, November 20, 2013
        -▶ FINS AND FEATHERS:  WHY LITTLE FISH ARE A BIG DEAL TO FLORIDA'S COASTAL WATERBIRDS.. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/fins-and-feathers-why-little-fish-are-a-big-deal-to-floridas-coastal-waterbirds-85899521601

       

      June 26, 2013 Toronto Star
        -▶ CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS MUST STOP LETTING BIRDS DOWN: : Editorial: A new report says some domestic bird populations have declined by 80 to 90 per cent over the past 20 years. The federal and Ontario governments seem unwilling to help. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/06/24/canadian_governments_must_stop_letting_birds_down_editorial.htm

       

       

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

                                                        BRITAIN, UK

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

       

                                   THE STATE OF UK'S BIRDS REPORT 2013
      http://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SUKB_2013.pdf

       

      November 23, 2012 Care 2

        -▶ 44 MILLION BRITISH BIRDS LOST SINCE 1968 To put that number in perspective, that’s about a fifth of the total population of Britain’s birds, or a fall of one nesting pair per minute http://www.care2.com/causes/44-million-british-birds-lost-since-1966.

       

        -▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

       

      August 12, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
      -▶ IN THE UK AND SCOTLAND, SHOULD THE SLAUGHTER OF GROUSE BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE?  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-slaughter-of-grouse-be-allowed-to-continue/

       

      Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

        -▶ UK'S WILD BIRD POPULATION CONTINUES TO DECLINE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/wild-birds-uk-decline

       

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

                                                  CLIMATE CHANGE

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

       

       Guardian Environment, December 14, 2013

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

       

      August 22, 2013 Guardian Environment

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


        -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT  http://sco.lt/5CEe1Z


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


      January 12, 2012 Science Codex

        -▶ *****  LARGEST BIRD, THE ALBATROSS, ALTERS ITS FORAGING DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/largest_bird_alters_its_foraging_due_to_climate_change-84297

      June 3, 2013 Science Daily
        -▶ ******  NO EARLY BIRDS GETTING THE WORMS: SONGBIRDS RISK MISSING PEAK FOOD SUPPLY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm

       May 10, 2013 BBC News -

        -▶ *******  CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

      May 13, 2013 Mongabay
        -▶ ******* July 22, 2013 BBC News -
      SCOTTISH SEABIRD COLONIES DECIMATED BY COLDEST SPRING IN 50 YEARS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23404883

       

       

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

                         ENVIRONMENTAL, POLLUTION CHALLENGES

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

       

        -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

      The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN


        -▶--  MERCURY'S SILENT TOLL ON WORLD'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/mercurys_silent_toll_on_the_worlds_wildlife/2617/

      EarthJustice, April 29, 2014
      FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

      Environmental Health News, October 4, 2013
        -▶ -- MERCURY INCREASING IN BIRDS DOWNSTREAM OF CANADA'S OIL SANDS  http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/10/water-birds-mercury-levels/

       June 25, 2013 Environmental News Network
        -▶ -- THE LEAD POISONING IN OUR SONG BIRDS http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46142

      -- August 9, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
        -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, DEFORESTATION DRIVING INCREASED PARASITISM OF YOUNG NESTING BIRDS IN ARGENTINA http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/climate-change-deforestation-driving-increased-parasitism-of-young-nesting-birds-in-argentina/

       March 18, 2012 The Guardian Environment

        -▶ --SEABIRD SPECIES FACE EXTINCTION AS INVADERS STORM EMPIRES LAST OUTCROPS, WARNS UK RSPB http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/18/seabirds-british-overseas-territories-extinction?CMP=twt_gu&nbsp

       January 23, 2012 Terra Daily

        -▶ --HAWAIIAN FOREST BIRDS IN UNPRECEDENTED TROUBLE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Native_forest_birds_in_unprecedented_trouble_999.html

        -▶ --WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BIRDS DISAPPEAR? GUAM IS ENTIRELY INFESTED WITH SPIDERS http://grist.org/list/guam-is-entirely-infested-with-spiders-and-its-all-the-fault-of-invasive-snakes/

       

       

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

                                                           PESTICIDES

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

       

      August 12, 2013 Guardian
        -▶ CONDORS FOUND 'POISONED' IN CHILE AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES USED FOR AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/condors-poisoned-chile-andes-insecticides

       

      May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

        -▶ WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

       

      April 8, 2012 Worldtruth TV
      -▶ USDA ADMITS EXTERMINATING BIRDS, CROPS, AND BEES http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds-crops-and-bees/

       

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

       

       February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

         -▶  BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/

       

      October 5, 2012 The Hindu

        -▶ THE LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS VERY LIKELY TO HAVE IMPACTS ON HIGHER-LEVEL SPECIES SUCH AS BIRDS  http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/longterm-impacts-of-genetically-modified-organisms-need-close-study/article3965818.ece

       

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

       

      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


      EarthJustice, April 29, 2014
      FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

       

        -▶ -- PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

       

        - PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING BIRDS, ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/5Ma5Fh

       

      NunatsiaqOnline, November 14, 2013
        -▶ POISONOUS CHEMICAL COCKTAILS STILL THREATEN ARCTIC BIRD POPULATIONS. Glaucous gull population cut in half since the 1980's http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674poisonous_chemical_cocktails_still_threaten_arctic_bird_populations/

       

       -▶ HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS LETHAL TO WILDLIFE (AND YOU?)  “A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird. Even a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the oldest neonicotinoid -- called imidacloprid -- can fatally poison a bird. And as little as 1/10th of a neonicotinoid-coated corn seed per day during egg-laying season is all that is needed to affect reproduction.”  http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

       

       -▶ AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS http://sco.lt/62g2IT

                                                       WATCH
                       POISONING PARADISE - ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/Poisoning-Paradise---Ecocide-New-Zealand/Vkd0Rk9WQlJQVDA9K0k=

       


                                                             WATCH
                                                 "OUTBACK PELICANS"
                                                           PBS Nature

      When rare weather systems bring heavy rains, huge numbers of Australian pelicans abandon the sea and coastal waters and embark on a mass pilgrimage to a place a thousand miles inland. It’s the last place you would look for one of their kind – the Australian Outback, one of the driest, hottest places on the planet. But what exactly triggers their journey? How do they find their way? How do they know what is waiting for them? And where do they go when they leave? NATURE looks for answers to questions researchers are only now beginning to unravel.
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/outback-pelicans/introduction/6438/

       

      Smithsonian Magazine March 2014

        -▶ 500,000 CRANES ARE HEADED FOR NEBRASKA IN ONE OF EARTH'S GREATEST MIGRATIONS http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/500000-cranes-are-headed-nebraska-one-earths-greatest-migrations-180949816/

       

      Summit Voice, April 22, 2014

        -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES GONE? Populations of blue-footed boobies, one of the Galápagos Islands iconic species, have dwindled by a third since the 1960s, mainly because the birds don’t seem to be finding the food they need to breed and raise chicks.. The population decline is so steep that the birds are in danger of dying out, http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/22/where-have-all-the-blue-footed-boobies-gone/

       

      Treehugger, February 03, 2014

      -▶ BIRD SMUGGLERS CAUGHT WITH INVASIVE SPECIES USED FOR FINCH FIGHTING http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/bird-smugglers-caught-invasive-species-used-finch-fighting.html

       

      -▶ IN CAMBODIA, FORMER POACHERS NOW SAVE BIRDS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/hunters-birds/

       

      Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014
        -▶ WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawkshttp://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

       

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

        

                      BREATHTAKING IN-FLIGHT BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY      http://abduzeedo.com/breathtaking-flight-birds-photography


      November 16, 2012 Terra Daily

        -▶ EXHAUSTIVE FAMILY TREE FOR BIRDS SHOWS RAPID DIVERSIFICATION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Exhaustive_family_tree_for_birds_shows_recent_rapid_diversification_999.htm

       

       January 5, 2012 Grist

        -▶ THE BIRDS AND THE WEEDS: A FARM CONSERVATION LOVE STORY http://grist.org/sustainable-farming/2012-01-05-the-birds-and-the-weeds-a-farm-conservation-love-story/

       

                                                            WATCH:

                                       TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST

            THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET

                                                 http://sco.lt/63qBIv

       

                                                            WATCH:
                                                   PBS Nature Full Episode
                                      "AMERICAN EAGLE" - Bald Eagles

      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-eagle/introduction/4201/

       

       June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
        -▶ CALL OF THE WILD: BIRDNOTE  © Willow Ptarmigan. A bird whose voice is more likely to give you a fit of the giggles http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=5

       

       

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

       

      June 20, 2013 BBC Nature -
        -▶ BIRDS 'SHOW VALUE OF CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS' http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22940947

       

                                                    WIND TURBINES

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

      http://sco.lt/89su3d


       

         - ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE  - WildEarth Guardians http://sco.lt/5lXpIX

      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/

       

                              THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                             CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt

       

                                                  WATCH FAB FILM

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

       

       

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

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                             Ecosystems fail when loss of biodiversity !

      Jamie Gibson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:10 AM

      The story is quite short but there are lots of good links...

      Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:49 AM

      Here are many links all in one place so you can start looking over the bird situation from one site. I think we all love birds when they don't leave us too many "presents" in the wrong places or wake us up too early. I certainly will lovingly accept unwanted presents if the price is to loose my feathered friends.

       

      I personally share my yard and often my porch or deck with a peacock that decided to live at my house.  I clean-up a bit after him and he loudy lets me know when someone strange is in the yard.....And then we just walk, fly, sit and stand around watching each other do things.

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                           ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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


      Guardian Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
      -▶ ROLE OF BUSINESS IN DISAPPEARANCE OF 50% OF WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/2014/oct/09/role-business-disappearance-50-worlds-wildlife-wwf-report


      Green Left Weekly, March 01, 2015
      -▶ ECUADOR: CHEVRON-TEXACO PROFITS FROM ECOCIDE  https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/58412


                                                              VIDEO

                  THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                                   http://sco.lt/6lQyYb


      RT News, December 04, 2014
      BIG OIL MUST PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE HARM TO WORLD'S POOREST: WE NEED A LEVY ON FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/04/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-harm-to-worlds-poorest/


      ▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/accountability-for-companies--environmental-damage-by-jeffrey-d--sachs


      Earth Justice, August 11, 2014
      ▶  THE CLEANUP BUCK SHOULD STOP WITH POLLUTERS: Earthjustice is challenging the EPA’s 30-year-long failure to require that polluters pay for the cleanup of their own messes, rather than stick taxpayers with the often-hefty bill... https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox/147e3f44615e9d70


      Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
      8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238


      RT USA, February 05, 2015
      MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/

       

                         THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

                    New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                               http://sco.lt/63470L


      Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
      -▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


      Guardian, January 15, 2015

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


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


      OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

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


      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 11, 2013 Common Dreams
      -▶ CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL It doesn’t take much to envisage what the world would look like if activists such as those in Romania who are systematically opposing this pillage of the earth are silenced: it would be barren, grey and empty, bereft of birds and butterflies, of the clear streams and biodiversity that once bejeweled the landscape...Indigenous people, first nations people, farm laborers and peasants who, all over the world, have to pick up the pieces after such corporate ransacking; who pay the price in terms of debilitating illness and unrelenting poverty as their crops fail and animals succumb to the poisoned land. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/11-7


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


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


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


      ▶  WHO OWNS NATURE?  CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE? http://sco.lt/8Bx5er



                                                       VIDEO REPORT

                                                         "BEYOND GDP"

                    The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



                                 "WALLS AND THE TIGER" - Documentary
      Rampant consumerism divides the world.  People in the West get cheap fashion and cutting-edge electronics at a fraction of the real cost. People in developing countries pay the hidden price.  Farmers and fishermen in sustainable communities are relocated to slums.  Fertile farmland is turned into industrial parks.  Oceans are poisoned by chemical waste.  All of this will be illustrated through stunning images in the film. By understanding the interdependency of our consumption and the rest of the world, we hope to inspire change in our audience. http://www.ejolt.org/2014/10/walls-and-the-tiger/


      ▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:  THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ


      OnEarthMagazine, February04, 2015
      CLOTHES HAVE AN ECOLOGICAL PRICE TAG, TOO:  OUR TOXIC SUPPLY CHAIN. The companies that make and sell most of the world’s clothing insist they want to operate without endangering workers, polluting waterways, or using toxic chemicals. But clean practices can be a hard sell. http://www.onearth.org/magazine/trying-sustainability


      Quartz, December 06, 2014
      -▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


      ▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME - ERADICATING ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243219562/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime-eradicating-ecocide


                                                              VIDEO

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


                                                 ERADICATING ECOCIDE

            WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkO


      PopularResistance, November 13, 2014
      INDIGENOUS RIGHTS REPORT: 94% OF US COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL COMMUNITY IMPACTS  https://www.popularresistance.org/indigenous-rights-report-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts


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

       

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


      WATCH

      4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295


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


      Mongabay, May 14, 2014
      ▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

       http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


      ▶   WHY ARE WE HAVING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO HAVE A HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY FOOD? http://ow.ly/xKhjx



                                             IN 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



       Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
      ▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html


                                        FRACKING AWAY THE WATER:

      Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ


      DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

      BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

      Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                                    http://sco.lt/6zxQWX


                                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                     Democracy Now, December 08, 2014
      AT COP 20 LIMA CLIMATE TALKS, NATIONS WORST HIT BY GLOBAL WARMING SAY CLIMATE AID ISN'T CHARITY, ITS' REPARATION  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/8/at_lima_talks_nations_worst_hit


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

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


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

      The Ecologist, August 08, 2014
      COMMUNITY SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST MINING MEGA-PROJECTS. If the state does not defend citizens against the violence and destruction of mining, people and communities must defend themselves, writes Raul Zibechi. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2500598/community_selfdefense_against_mining_megaprojects.html


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


      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


                                                            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/



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


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


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


      -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/768Gsz



                                      WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl


      April 29, 2013 Mongabay

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


      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


                                                               WATCH

                                DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                  2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                                     http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


                                                FRACKING THE KALAHARI

                                                       http://sco.lt/8IKitV


                                                             REPORT

                                      March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                         WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

      ▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012



      Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014

       ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

       

                                                             WATCH: 

                                                   "A RIVER OF WASTE"

      The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


      ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb



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

       

                                         UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

       

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


       April 19, 2013 Guardian

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

       

      Earth, October 10, 2014
      BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://earthweareone.com/bolivia-gives-legal-rights-to-the-earth/

       

       

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

       

       

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

       

      FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

      MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING CORPORATE COFFERS

      http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

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

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


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

       

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

       

       

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

       


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

       


       

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

       

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

       

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


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

       

       

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

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

                              THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                             CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                                http://sco.lt/630INt

       

                                                         WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:

                      @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

       

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

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

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

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

       

      more...
      pdjmoo's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:34 AM


       

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

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

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

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

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

      Samantha Groen's curator insight, February 17, 4:44 PM

      It is crazy to see the costs of the pollution and impacts of big companies that are having an impact on the environment around them put into a dollar value. It really gives a better view ti the picture. Hearing that in 2009 alone the damages exceeded the worth of $7 trillion. That is a giant amount of damage that is being done to the world we live in. The article states that a great deal of companies would not be able to continue making a profit if they stopped making the damages. This is very sad. 

       

      This article gives insight about what kind of trouble our generations have gotten us into throughout the years and some of the damage done is irreversible. It emphasizes the importance yet struggle to improve how we do things that impact around us. With the discussion we had in class regarding the increase in population and what will happen in 2050; this will have a huge influence in the future. Becoming more sustainable should be a top priority for the world to approach together. 

       

      Just my thoughts.

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                                                   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


      The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
      LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


      Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
       ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


      Mint Press News, December 23, 2014
      ▶ ATTACK OF THE LAND-GRABBERS:  THE RACE FOR LAND IN AFRICA http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/attack-land-grabbers-race-land-africa/


      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


      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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


      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


      -▶ WALL STREET TAKES AIM AT FARMLAND: THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/9HBsPZ


                                                     LAND GRABS

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


      MintPress News, April 01, 2015
      -▶  GEORGE SOROS LOOKS TO CO-OWN UKRAINE AND AFRICA.The Hungarian-born economic hitman may be more interested in helping his, and other investor’s, pockets, rather than the people of Ukraine.  http://www.mintpressnews.com/george-soros-looks-to-co-own-ukraine/203866/


      The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
        -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html


      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


      Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
      ▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


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


      CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


                                                             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


      HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
       ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


      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/


                  THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                        World Development Movement
      -▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food


                                                           WATCH 

                                        "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

      THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                                http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


      farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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


       -▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


      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/

       

      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


      GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


       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


      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


      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


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


      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


                                                  THE HUNGER GAMES

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



        ▶ 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


       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/



      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


       

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

      SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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


      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


                                                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



      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


        

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

        

                                                  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


       

      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


       ▶ 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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      pdjmoo's curator insight, January 21, 5:18 AM

      YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo


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

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

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

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

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

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      CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

      CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

      PARAMILITARY-STYLE TACTICS PROTECTS CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450  http://ow.ly/kvOaE

       

      19 March 2013 - Africa Geographic
      -▶ KILLING SPREE SLAUGHTERS 86 ELEPHANTS IN CHAD, INCLUDING 33 PREGNANT FEMALES  http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/killing-spree-slaughters-86-elephants-in-chad/


      TreeHugger:

      -▶ 86 ELEPHANTS, 33 PREGNANT, SLAUGHTERED IN ONE NIGHT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/86-elephants-33-pregnant-slaughtered-one-night.html


      Wildlife Extra News

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

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



      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/

       

       19 March 2013 - Mongabay

      -▶  In what is being called the worst elephant massacre in Africa this year, poachers have recently killed as many as 89 elephants in Chad.... http://newsongreen.org/poachers-slaughter-89-elephants-in-chad-including-over-30-pregnant-mothers/

       20 March 2013 Al Jazeera:

      -▶ POACHERS IN CHAD SLAUGHTER 89 ELEPHANTS http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/03/201332085244135472.html



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


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


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

       

                                                          WATCH:
      COMMITMENT OF ELEPHANT MOM IN BABY'S MULTI-YEAR NURTURING http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-commitment-elephant-mom-baby%E2%80%99s-multi-year-nurturing



      -▶ 62% OF ALL AFRICA'S FOREST ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED IN 10 YEARS (warning: graphic images) http://sco.lt/528gJF

       

      August 8, 2013 African Geographic
      -▶ RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF 10,000 ELEPHANTS...FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL? http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/responsible-for-the-slaughter-of-10-000-elephants-facing-one-year-in-jail/


      August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
      -▶ THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC:
      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

       

                                                      IVORY POACHING,

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

       

       The Dodo, 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

       

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

       

                                                     WATCH

                                          CNN: VIDEO REPORT:

                     WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS 

                                             http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

       

       

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

       

                                                            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

       

      11 March, 2013 - Mongabay

      -▶ SEEING THE FORESTS THROUGH THE ELEPHANTS: SLAUGHTERED ELEPHANTS TAKING RAINFOREST TREES WITH THEM

       http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0311-hance-forest-elephants-dispersal.html#PXU2DbqQ2LBlx3xi.02

       

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

       

                                                          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/

       

      Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
      -▶ THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

       

                                                     >>ELEPHANTS -

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

       

       

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

      :                 "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC)

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

      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/

       

      July 9, 2013 Guardian Environment, Paula Kahumbu
      -▶ GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

       

                                                        WATCH

                                                    The Ecologist

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

       

       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

       

                                                     WATCH

                            National Geographic 4-Part Series

                                BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                      Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

       

       SOME GOOD NEWS....

      28 March, 2013 - Africam
      -▶ CENTRAL AFRICA IS FORMING AN ARMY OF 1000 SOLDIERS TO PROTECT ITS ELEPHANTS http://www.africam.com/wildlife/central_africa_forming_army_1000_soldiers_protect_its_elephants


      April 26, 2013 Environmental News Service
      -▶ ELEPHANTS POACHED AMIDST CHAOS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - CONGO, CAMEROON http://ens-newswire.com/2013/04/26/elephants-slaughtered-amidst-chaos-in-central-african-republic/

       

       

                               International Conservation Forum
                              IS MY IVORY WORTH IT? VIDEOS

                       HELP SAVE ENDANGERED ELEPHANTS

                       http://www.icforum.info/category/elephants/

       

       

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

       

       

      -▶ PASSING OF A GIANT:  DEATH OF AN ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/6gxrW5

       

       

      7 March, 2013 Mongabay

      -▶ WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ELEPHANTS OF BOUBA NDJIDA? [warning: graphic photos] http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0307-russo-elephants-bouba-njida.html

       

      6 March 2013 - International Union for Conservation of Nature
      -▶ AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR AFRICAN ELEPHANTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/poaching-african-elephants/

       

      19 February 2013 Terra Daily

      -▶ 2012 ANOTHER DEADLY YEAR FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA: CITES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/2012_another_deadly_year_for_elephants_in_Africa_CITES_999.html

       

      -▶ FOUR ACTIVIST STOPPING THE IVORY TRADE IN CHINA - JULIETTESPEAKS http://juliettespeaks.org/four-activists-stopping-the-ivory-trade-in-china/



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

                                    AND IT'S JUST NOT ELEPHANTS


                                         ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



       

      -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS TOO: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE REACH HIGHEST LEVELS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/6zVwtl

       

      -▶ GIRAFFE KILLING SPREE IS HUNTING FOR ALL THE FAMILY http://sco.lt/98qGVF

       

      March 6, 2013 Time Magazine

      -▶ HALF OF AFRICA'S LIONS MAY GO EXTINCT IN 40 YEARS  - Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/half-africas-lions-may-extinct-40-years-160131003.html

       

      5 March, 2013 - TIME MAGAZINE
      -▶ SURVIVAL OF SPECIES: WHY IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT THE BLOODY ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://science.time.com/2013/03/05/traffic-why-its-time-to-get-serious-about-the-bloody-illegal-wildlife-trade/#ixzz2MnadVlS2WildlifeTrade

       

      -▶  ECOCIDE PROFITS : Does CITES offer any hope?  http://sco.lt/8oKSJ7

       

       

                                          MORE ON THE ELEPHANTS

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

       

                         MORE ON ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING

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

       

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

       

                                    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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      Sue Woolley's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:53 PM

      how could  they get away with doing   this   to a beautiful elli ....done without compassion ...pure evil!

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      THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth

      THE DARK SIDE OF BIOENERGY, BIOMASS : Research Suggests Biofuels Will Cost The Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      1. GENERAL
      2. CORN ETHANOL
      3. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
      4. GMO BIOFUELS & BIOLOGICAL DESERTS
      5. BIOFUEL LANDGRABBING
      6. GLOBAL
      7. DEFORESTATION


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

                                                    1. GENERAL

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


                                        THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS

                         Guardian Sustainable Business, April 24, 2014

      http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/campaign-drax-biofuels-effects-replacing-fossil-fuels?CMP=new_1194


      TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
      NATURAL PRAIRIES DESTROYED FOR CORN AND SOY FOLLOWING BIOFUEL LAW. If the goal of biofuels is to create a greener way to power transportation, converting prairies to do so is counterproductive. Grasslands are not only home to threatened plant and animal species, but they are also carbon sinks. Tilling natural grassland releases considerable carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, spurring on climate change. http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/natural-prairies-replaced-corn-and-soy-following-renewable-fuel-standard.html


      Mongabay, February 27, 2015
      BIOFUELS ARE BAD NEWS FOR FORESTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, FOOD SECURITY SAYS REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0227-gfrn-gaworecki-biofuel-bad-news-for-forests-climate-food-security.html


      New York Times, February 10, 2015
      -▶ THE BIOFUEL DEBATE:  WILL CUTTING TREES HELP OR HARM THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT?  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/business/economy/a-biofuel-debate-will-cutting-trees-cut-carbon.html


      Alternet, October 21, 2014
      -▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


      Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
      -▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/


      -▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES WOULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


      February 2, 2012 EurActive

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


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

       

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


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


       June 19, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

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


      July 24, 2013 Brownfield Ag News For America

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


      The Columbus Dispatch, October 21, 2014
      -▶ IS BIOFUEL INDUSTRY TOO SUCCESSFUL? FOOD OR FUEL? http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/10/20/biofuel-industrytoo-successful.html


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

       

      March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

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

       

      May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment

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

       

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


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

       

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


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

       

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


      ClickGreen, July 24, 2014
      -▶  BIOENERGY CAN BE WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN FOSSIL FUELS, GOVERNMENT STUDY SHOWS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124978-bioenergy-can-be-worse-for-the-climate-than-fossil-fuels%2C-government-study-shows.html


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


      Rainforest Rescue, February 20, 2015
      PROTEST - STOP A BILLION-DOLLAR GIFT TO THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY. Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/986/stop-a-billion-dollar-gift-to-the-palm-oil-industry


      The Hockey Schtick, May 2011

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

       

      Huffington Post Green, February 11, 2015
      -▶ SCIENTISTS TAKE ON EPA's BURNING OF WOOD FOR POWER. Burning biomass, including plants, trees, and other wood products known as sources of biogenic carbon dioxide could devastate biodiversity, increase impact on climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/epa-biomass-climate-carbon_n_6664784.html


      July 19, 2013 New Scientist

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


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


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

                                                  http://sco.lt/74mbHF


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


      Wired, August 07, 2014
      -▶  BOEING'S FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE JET BIOFUEL FROM TOBACCO http://www.wired.com/2014/08/boeing-tobacco-jet-biofuel/?mbid=social_twitter


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

      -▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

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

       

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

       

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


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

       

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

       

       Scientific American, April 23, 2014

      -▶  U.S. BIOFUELS MANDATE IS CUT DRASTICALLY. EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biofuels-mandate-is-cut-drastically/

       

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

       

       May 08, 2013 EurActive *EXCLUSIVE* /

      -▶  FOOD OR FUEL? G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES. Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are
      under mounting pressure to reconsider their support for biofuel targets amid concern that plant oil production competes with food output in poor countries.... http://www.euractiv.com/cap/g8-pressure-rethink-biofuel-mand-news-519583


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

       

                    GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) BIOFUELS

                                AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

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


      Global Justice Ecology Project, March 11, 2015
      -▶  TELL THE US DEPT OF ENERGY 'NO' GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES FOR BIOENERGY  http://globaljusticeecology.org/doe-petition/


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


                                                            WATCH

                                               "A SILENT FOREST"

                                     David Suzuki: Documentary

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

       

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

       

      June 17, 2013 About My Planet

      -▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

       

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

       

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


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


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

       

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


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



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

      t/eu-limiting-food-crop-inclusion-in-biofuel-goal-due-to-concerns/

       


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

                                                     CORN ETHANOL

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

       

                                                           AP Investigation

                                         THE HIDDEN COSTS OF ETHANOL

                                        http://bigstory.ap.org/topic/ethanol


      ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

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


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


      Delawareonline, August 03, 2014
      -▶  THE REAL COST OF ETHANOL. There's now corn planted on 1.3 million acres that until recently was reserved for conservation – an area larger than all of Delaware. Last year, American farmers planted 95 million acres of corn, 10 million acres more than in 2008. This phenomenon is being driven by increased demand for corn-based ethanol, which now consumes more than 40-percent of corn grown nationwide. But the growth of ethanol, an alcohol-based additive that makes up 10-percent of each gallon of gas, has had unintended consequences... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/08/02/real-cost-ethanol/13534077/


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


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

       

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

       

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

       

       

                                                       INFOGRAPHIC:

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

                    Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

                                      

       

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

                                           ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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


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

       

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


       August 28, 2013 Take Part

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

       

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


                                                  PLANET PALM OIL

                              The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                                http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

       


                                                         FEATURED VIDEO

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


       -▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE GMO MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

       

                                                           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


       Treehugger, October 9, 2013

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

       

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

       

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


          

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

                                              BIOFUEL LAND GRABS

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


                         LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP

                                                http://sco.lt/8MPR6v

       


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


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

       

      April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

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

       

      July 9, 2013 Agrarian Justice

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

       

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

       

       December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

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

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

       

       

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

                                                           GLOBAL

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

       

      Science Direct

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


       -▶  October 21, 2012 About My Planet
      EU LIMITING FOOD CROP INCLUSION IN BIOFUEL GOAL DUE TO CONCERNS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environmen

       

                                                       ---- WATCH ----

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                                          SLIDESHOW:

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

       

       

                                                   ++++WATCH++++

                            VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

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

       


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

       

      September 1, 2013 The Independent

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

       

       

       June 22, 2013 Los Angeles Times

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

       

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

       

      July 26, 2013 PRI's The World

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

      July 4, 2013 Renewable Energy

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


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

                                                    DEFORESTATION

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

       

      April 17, 2013 Mongabay

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


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

       

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

       

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

      http://ow.ly/lznWQ

       

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

       :

      Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

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

       

                                                      WATCH

                                      REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                                  AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

         allAfrica, January 07, 2014

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

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

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

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


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

       

       -▶  DOE - USDA FUND PLANT GMO FEEDSTOCKS GENOMICS FOR BIOENERGY AWARDS http://genomicscience.energy.gov/research/DOEUSDA/index.shtml

       

      July 17, 2014 Depts of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects
      -▶  RESEARCH PROJECTS IN 10 STATES FUNDED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BIOENGINEER (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED) FEEDSTOCKS  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/c4c617

       

       

                                               BATTLE FOR THE BEES

                   Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                         http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

       

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

       

                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

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

       

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

       

                                                         WATCH:

                                                        "HOME"

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

       

       

       


      pdjmoo's insight:

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

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      6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression

      6.7 million bats killed due to deadly White-Nose Syndrome - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


      Summit Citizen, January 18, 2013

      ▶  WHITE-NOSE-SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6-7 MILLION BATS

      Outbreak may be the worst wildlife epidemic in North America's recorded history. Federal biologists this week upped their estimates of bat deaths from white-nose syndrome... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/18/white-nose-syndrome-has-killed-up-to-6-7-million-bats/


      Summit County Citizens Voice, April 17, 2015
      ▶  BAT-KILLING DISEASE SPREAD INTO IOWA http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/17/environment-bat-killing-disease-spread-into-iowa/


      Treehugger, January 18, 2012
      ▶  WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS: SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS DEAD FROM DISEASE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-estimate-67-million-bats-dead-fast-spreading-disease.html


      EcoNews, October 31, 2013
      ▶  BATS DYING IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS: RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDES TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/bats-dying-in-unprecedented-numbers/


      July 21, 2013 - Summit County
      -▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT 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/


      ScienceDaily, November 06, 2014
      SMART BATS: HUNGRY BATS COMPETE FOR PREY BY JAMMING SONAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106143721.htm


      The Seattle Times, April 10, 2014
      ▶  WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, FATAL TO BATS, HAS SPREAD TO HALF OF U.S. : NO KNOWN CURE http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023349902_sickbatsxml.html

       

      Wisconsin State Journal, April 11, 2014
      ▶  DISEASE THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF INSECT-EATING BATS HAS NOW HIT WISCONSIN http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/disease-that-killed-millions-of-insect-eating-bats-has-now/article_a85f506b-2b90-565e-a56a-899413bb0699.html


      Huffington Post Green, October 31, 2014
      WHY SCAPEGOATING BATS IS A BIG MISTAKE FOR HUMAN HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/bats-ebola-virus_n_6082180.html


                                                         PHOTOS
                                              National Geographic
                                    NATIONAL BAT WEEK PICTURES
      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/pictures/141030-bats-halloween-vampires-blood/


      Environmental News Network, October 29, 2014
      ▶ INSTEAD OF FEARING BATS WE SHOULD BE SCARED OF A WORLD WITHOUT THEM:  CANADIAN BATS FACING BLEAK FUTURE http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47969


                                                            VIDEO (8:41)
                    THE BATTLE FOR THE BATS:  WHITE- NOSE SYNDROME
      https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/resource/battle-bats-white-nose-syndrome


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


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


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


      SummitVoice, October 26, 2014
      COLORADO BIOLOGISTS STILL ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BAT=KILLING WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME Reports from the public can help inform monitoring, response. “Bats are an important yet under-appreciated part of our world. This threat is something we all should be worried about” http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/26/environment-colorado-biologists-still-on-the-lookout-for-bat-killing-white-nose-sydrome/


      Summit Voice, September 28, 2014
      GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK CLOSES BAT CAVES DURING WINTER HIBERNATION TO PROTECT 80% BAT DECLINES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-seeks-to-protect-bat-populations-by-limiting-seasonal-access-to-hibernation-area/


                                                                  VIDEO
                                                   Smithsonian Channel
                                                  KILLER IN THE CAVES

      There's a killer stalking the caves of North America, from New York, to Vermont and into Canada. Seemingly overnight, a disease known as white-nose syndrome is wiping out bats by the millions.
      http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3374278/killer-in-the-caves


       Science News, June 10, 2014
      ▶  DEADLY BAT DISEASE GETS EASIER TO DIAGNOSE. In less than a decade, the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome has taken hold across the eastern half of the United States and up into Canada. With the disease confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin in April, WNS has now been documented in 25 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Millions of hibernating bats from six species have been infected with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/deadly-bat-disease-gets-easier-diagnose


      The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
      ▶  WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/


      Summit County, November 16, 2013
      ▶  NEW  ESTIMATES 600,00 BATS KILLED BY WIND TURBINES  By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012
      http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/


      'Beyond Pesticides, February 13, 2013

      ▶  BATS AND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=9651

       

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

       

       Digital Journal, February 03, 2014
      DEADLY BAT DISEASE SET TO SPREAD. North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million due to a fungus called white nose syndrome. As part of the campaign to help eliminate the killer disease, scientists have obtained a new insight into how the fungus spreads. The news is not good. http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/deadly-bat-disease-set-to-spread/article/368746

       

      ▶  Guardian Environment, January 19, 2014
      AMAZING, TINY, THUMB-SIZED BAT CROSSES ENGLISH CHANNEL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/20/thumb-sized-bat-crosses-english-channel


       ▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

       

      Summit Voice, January 30, 2014
      ▶  MORE BAD NEWS FOR BATS. A new study by University of Akron scientists forecasts a gloomy future for North American bats, showing that the fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome can likely survive in caves with or without the presence of bats.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/30/biodiversity-more-bad-news-for-bats/

       

      BATS AS EFFECTIVE PEST CONTROL

      Huffington Post Green, April 13, 2011
      ▶  BAT DISEASE, WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, MAY INCREASE, NOT DECREASE,  U.S. FARM PESTICIDE USE: STUDY -

      A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.

      Bats save American farmers at least $3.7 billion a year in pest-control costs by eating insects that feed on crops, a benefit that could be in jeopardy as a disease that has killed more than a million bats in the Northeast spreads to the Midwest, the researchers said in a paper published in the April 1 edition of the journal Science. They and others fear the disease could eventually affect fruit- and vegetable-growing areas in the West as well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/bat-disease-pesticides_n_848556.html



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

       

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


      Mother Nature Network, March 11, 2014
      ▶  25 OF THE CUTEST BAT SPECIES. Bats are crucial to diverse ecosystems across the globe, yet they are often vilified or feared. Let's take a moment to appreciate the adorable side these little critters.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/25-of-the-cutest-bat-species

       

      Popular Science, April 03, 2014
      ▶  HOW ONE LITTLE YELLOW-SHOULDERED BAT BECAME SEVEN DIFFERENT SPECIES http://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-one-little-yellow-shouldered-bat-became-seven-different-species

       

      New Scientists, December 11, 2013
      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BATS MAY STRUGGLE TO HUNT IN WARMER WORLD: Some bats will find it harder to hunt in a warmer world, says the first study of how echolocation will be affected by climate change... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24737-bats-may-struggle-to-hunt-in-warmer-world.html#.Uqk3D_ZQ1K4

       
                                      SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT 

           The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf

                 BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                                http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

       

      Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
      ▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

       

       Science Daily, October 25, 2013
      ▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

       

      ▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

       


       ▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

       


       ▶  IMPACT OF NEONICOTINOIDS ON BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://ow.ly/e5RYJ

       

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

       

      ▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

       

      ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

       

       

      ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

       

      New York Times, January 23, 2012
      ▶  STUDY FINDS MERCURY MOVES UP FOOD CHAIN TO BIRDS AND BATS http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/study-finds-mercury-in-more-northeastern-bird-species.html?_r=3&

       

                                                              WATCH

               ▶    "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH" ▶ 

                                                  http://sco.lt/4uCikD


       

       June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
      ▶  NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS PESTICIDE THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

       

      ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  THE PERFECT STORM: GMOs, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER  http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

       

                                                            WATCH

                                      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                 A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                                    http://sco.lt/5U62ML


      -▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/74hXkX


      -▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L


      -▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ


       


       

       

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      Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction

      Pity The Little Pangolins being eaten into extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

      Wildlife Extra News -July 2013.

       -▶  THE PANGOLIN TRADE

      The Chinese pangolin, one of eight extant pangolins or scaly anteaters as they are also known, was once abundant in China. However, as a result of over exploitation for consumption of its meat and scales, it is now almost certainly extinct there, which is having a devastating impact on the world's remaining pangolins.... http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade.html


      THESE ANIMALS ARE CONSUMED BY THE THOUSANDS FOR THE EXOTIC MEAT TRADE https://www.thedodo.com/pangolin-bust-photos-1118765504.html


      Mongabay, July 28, 2015
       -▶ OVER A MILLION PANGOLINS SLAUGHTERED IN THE LAST DECADE 

      http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0729-hance-pangolins-iucn-update.html


      CS Monitor, July 30, 2014
       -▶ WHAT IS A PANGOLIN AND WHY ARE PEOPLE EATING THEM OUT OF EXISTENCE? http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0730/What-is-a-pangolin-and-why-are-people-eating-them-all


      Live Science, July 29, 2014
       -▶  RARE PANGOLIN MAY BE EATEN TO EXTINCTION, CONSERVATIONS WARN http://news.yahoo.com/rare-pangolins-may-eaten-extinction-conservationists-warn-172120049.html


                                                         WATCH

                                           PANGOLINS IN PERIL

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V45AdJv0Pg



      Wildlife Extra News
       -▶ 14 TONS OF PANGOLINS SEIZED FROM ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/pangolin-trade263.html


      News24, January 26, 2015

        ▶ UGANDA SEIZES MASSIVE IVORY, PANGOLIN HAUL http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Uganda-seizes-massive-ivory-pangolin-haul-20150126


      Mongabay, February 17, 2015
       -▶ 42 PANGOLINS RESCUED...THEN SOLD TO RESTAURANTS http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-hance-pangolins-rescued.html

       

                                                           VIDEO

                                  PANGOLINS KILLED FOR SCALES

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CedprHjc26Q

       

      The West Australian, June 17, 2014
       -▶  HUGE HAUL OF RARE ANTEATER SCALES SEIZED IN HONG KONG https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24260283/huge-haul-of-rare-anteater-scales-seized-in-hong-kong/


      July 29, 2013 TakePart
       -▶ WILL CHINA'S SUPER RICH EAT THE CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER INTO EXTINCTION? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/29/chinese-giant-salamander-conservation

       

      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/

       

      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

       

      TakePart, November 8, 2013
       -▶ PANGOLINS: THE HEARTBREAKING POACHING EPIDEMIC YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF YET http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/08/pangolin-poaching-epidemic-you-havent-heard-yet

       

       February 11, 2012 Mongabay

       -▶ PITY THE PANGOLIN: LITTLE-KNOWN MAMMAL MOST COMMON VICTIM OF WILDLIFE TRADE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0211-hance-pity-pangolin.html


                                                        WATCH:

                                            David Attenborough

                                                 " PANGOLINS"

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDsJEzbBg4


       The Independent, October 13, 2013

       -▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE PANGOLIN: ONE OF THE PLANET'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND INTELLIGENT ANIMALS IS BEING HUNTED TO EXTINCTION http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-plight-of-the-pangolin-one-of-the-planets-most-extraordinary-and-intelligent-animals-is-being-hunted-to-extinction-8876471.html


       BBC Nature - March 13, 2014
       -▶ SHOCKING SCALE OF PANGOLIN SMUGGLING REVEALED http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26549963

       

      August 7, 2013 Scientific American

       -▶ PANGOLINS IN PERIL: ALL 8 SPECIES OF SCALY ANTEATERS ENDANGERED BY ILLEGAL TRADE http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/08/07/pangolins-peril-illegal-trade/


                                           ========================


        -▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/67QAMb


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                                      FAB PHOTOS, GALLERY AND FACTS

                                   African Geographic, September 05, 2014
                                         THE LUCKIEST PANGOLIN ALIVE

                                                     THE STORY OF A
                       LITTLE PANGOLIN WHO’S MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE

      http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-10/luckiest-pangolin-alive/

       

                                                           WATCH
                                        Earth Touch News Network
                                ADORABLE PANGOLIN PLAYS IN MUD
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/galleries/videos/adorable-pangolin-plays-in-mud

       

      August 23, 2014 Africa Geographic
      SOME GREAT PICS: THE BIRTH OF A PANGOLIN http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/wildlife-and-nature/the-birth-of-a-pangolin/


      Treehugger, April 10, 2014

       -▶ EX-POACHERS AND FARMERS WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT ENDANGERED PANGOLINS http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/ex-poachers-and-farmers-work-together-protect-endangered-pangolins.html

       

      August 8, 2013 Grist
       -▶ CUTE, WEIRD, NEARLY DEFENSELESS PANGOLINS ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T STOP EATING THEM  http://grist.org/list/cute-weird-nearly-defenseless-pangolins-are-in-danger-because-people-wont-stop-eating-them/

       

                                                     RAW VIDEO

                              ENDANGERED PANGOLINS SEIZED

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQrptS85jg

       

       

      CNN, April 02, 2014
       -▶  7 WAYS TO HELP SAVE THE PANGOLIN, AN AWESOME CREATURE TRAFFICKED BY THE TON http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/opinion/sutter-pangolin-help-change/index.html

       

      Yale Environment 360, September 19, 2013

       -▶ POACHING PANGOLINS:  AN OBSCURE LITTLE CREATURE FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE http://e360.yale.edu/feature/poaching_pangolins_an_obscure_creature_faces_uncertain_future/2692/

       

       Mongabay, December 16, 2013
       -▶ ODD PORCUPINE HUGELY IMPERILED BY HUNTING, DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1216-hance-tcs-bristle-spined.html


                                           ======================

       

      -▶ HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


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                                           ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                  EXTINCTION CRISIS

      WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT 

                                                 ===================

       

       -▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US?: http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

       

        -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

       

       

       -▶ MORE ON THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=POACHING

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

      ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

      ▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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      Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship

      Gr8 VIDEOS: Animal Consciousness and The Animal-Human Relationship | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

       

                                                       WATCH (53:11)
                                            "ASHES AND SNOW" on Vimeo
      A poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
      http://vimeo.com/64458967


      Earth In Transition, January 21, 2015
      A NEW WORLD VIEW OF OUR FELLOW ANIMALS http://www.earthintransition.org/2015/01/a-new-world-view-of-our-fellow-animals/


      22 HEARTWARMING TIMES WHEN REALLY BIG ANIMALS GAVE REALLY BIG HUGS  http://planetepics.viraljiral.com/funfacts/22-heartwarming-times-when-really-big-animals-gave-really-big-hugs/?uid=planetepics


       

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                                                    VIDEO - AMAZING -
                                    BABY IMPALA BEFRIENDS LEOPARD

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Db0fVjSTEk&feature=player_embedded


      New Scientist, September 18, 2014
      - ▶PRIMAL PULL OF A BABY CRYING REACHES ACROSS SPECIES http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329873.100-primal-pull-of-a-baby-crying-reaches-across-species.html


      HuffPost Blog, September 05, 2013

      SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION : ANIMALS HAVE "CONSCIOUS AWARENESS" JUST LIKE HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-stevens/animal-consciousness_b_1857667.html



                                                     WATCH (53:11)

                             AN INCREDIBLE ANIMAL/HUMAN BOND
                          MY WILD AFFAIR WITH "ANDRE" THE SEAL
                         http://www.pbs.org/program/my-wild-affair/



      The Ecologist, June 24, 2015
      - ▶ THE AMAZING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF OUR PRIMATE COUSINS http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2441317

       

      - ▶ EMPATHY AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/7lQO81

       

      Nature, PBS
      UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS: WHAT IS THE DEPTH OF ELEPHANT EMOTIONS? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/unforgettable/emotions.html



      -▶ THE CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE DECLARATION ON CONSCIOUSNESS http://fcmconference.org/img/CambridgeDeclarationOnConsciousness.pdf


      Guardian Sustainable Business. September 04, 2014
      -▶ WATCHING APES COULD HELP MKE HUMANS BEHAVE MORE SUSTAINABLY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/2014/sep/04/watching-apes-humans-behave-sustainably-social-biomimicry


       LiveScience, September 06, 2013

      AFTER 2,500 STUDIES, TIME TO DECLARE ANIMAL SENTIENT BEINGS  http://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html


                                                        TED VIDEO:
                                   HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

                        WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-bekoff/humananimal-relationships_b_4439038.html

       

                                                               WATCH
                                                   NOVA - Full Episode
                                                  INSIDE ANIMAL MINDS

      Program Description: What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities, and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/inside-animal-minds.html

       

                                       A LOVELY STORY by @MarcBekoff

      A DOG AND A BUNNY:  A TALE OF COMPASSION AND FRIENDSHIP
      http://www.readingrainbow.com/blog/2014/05/21/dog-bunny-tale-compassion-friendship/

       

                                       WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO

      IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd

       

      Mongabay, May 30, 3014
      -▶    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0530-mark-elephants-killing.html

       

       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

       

      Mother Nature Network, February 14, 2014
      - ▶ 11 ANIMALS THAT MATE FOR LIFE:  OLD FAITHFUL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-animals-that-mate-for-life/old-faithful

       

                                                          WATCH
                                 "LOVE IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM"
                                         PBS Nature - Full Episode

      Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. But can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, we see the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons, and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner. These are love stories all right, as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves.
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/love-in-the-animal-kingdom/love-in-the-animal-kingdom/8501/

       

      Modern Farmer, March 10, 2014

      HOW SMART ARE SWINE? - STUDY

      Pigs can play video games, distinguish peppermint from spearmint, maybe even lie to each other and are fast learners http://modernfarmer.com/2014/03/pigheaded-smart-swine/


       The Dodo
      -▶  THE LAST PIG IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/community/BobComis/the-last-pig-459345722.html

       

      Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

      - ▶ SURPRISE:  ELEPHANTS ARE REALLY INTELLIGENT (REALLY!) http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/surprise-elephants-are-really-intelligent-really/

       

       

                               WHEN HUMANS & NATURE COLLIDE 

                                                     PHOTOS
      -▶  LEOPARD DELIBERATELY BURNED ALIVE IN UTTARAKHAND, INDIA, MISTAKEN FOR MANEATER http://misokeikonaturelove.blogspot.com/2014/05/leopard-burned-alive-in-uttarakhand.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/

       

        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/

       

                                            MY PICK OF THE MONTH
                                                         PBS Nature
                                                  "SNOW MONKEYS"
      An Incredible story of a troop of snow monkeys In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands raising their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place.
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/snow-monkeys/snow-monkeys/8736/

       

      Huffington Post, March 23, 2014

      GIRAFFE SHARES TOUCHING GOODBYE WITH DYING ZOO WORKER (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/giraffe-touching-goodbye-photo_n_5001631.html

       

       

      One Green Planet

      -▶  10 DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU RETHINK EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ANIMALS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-documentaries-that-will-make-you-rethink-everything-you-know-about-animals/

       

      -▶  DO FISH FEEL PAIN: ARE WE EATING 'SUFFERING'? Fish and Other Sea Animals Used for Food http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/fish/fish-feel-pain/

       

       The Dodo, March 11, 2014
      CRUSTACEANS DO FEEL PAIN AFTER ALL, SCIENTISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/crustaceans-do-feel-pain-after-461059714.html

       

       

       Mongabay, March 28, 2014

      - ▶ THOSE EYES LOOK HUMAN: COULD ANTHROPOMORPHISM BE USED FOR CONSERVATION? According to the researchers, anthropomorphism is an important way in which people make sense of their interactions with the non-human world. When there is a sense of connection, there is often a stronger commitment to conservation. . http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0328-devitt-anthropomorphism-rootbernstein.html

       

      Collective-Evolution, September 17, 2013
      ▶  INDIA DECLARES DOLPHINS & WHALES AS 'NON-HUMAN PERSONS', DOLPHIN SHOWS BANNED http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/

       

      CNN, March 21, 2014
       ▶  WANG, AFRICA'S LAST POLAR BEAR, MOURNS DEATH OF HIS LONGTIME COMPANION http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/21/world/africa/south-africa-last-polar-bear/index.html

       

                                          WATCH: NOVAScienceNOW
                                      How Smart Are Animals Series  (60:00)
                    DOGS, DOLPHINS, PARROTS, AND EVEN OCTOPUSES

      . http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/how-smart-are-animals.html

       

        Live Science, December 20, 2013

      - ▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: THE STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013

      There are a number of questions that frequently arise in discussions of the cognitive, emotional and moral lives of animals. For example: Are "they" (other animals) like us? Do other animals have language? Are dogs smarter than cats or vice versa? Are we smarter than other animals? Are there "higher" and "lower" animals, and do "smart" animals suffer more than less-intelligent animals? How does relative brain size (brain size expressed as a function of body mass, called the encephalization quotient) figure into the discussions of the cognitive capacities of animals and their ability to suffer — do animals with relatively larger brains suffer more than animals with relatively smaller brains? Does it really matter if, for example, a dog or a chimpanzee behaves in the same way that young humans do? http://www.livescience.com/42157-state-of-animals-in-2013.html

       

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                        TwisterSifter, March 11, 2014
      AN INJURED DOLPHIN APPROACHED THIS DIVER FOR HELP: THEN THIS HAPPENED http://twistedsifter.com/videos/injured-dolphin-approaches-diver-for-help/

                                                   A HEART WATCH
                                               BBC. Natural World.
                                          A WHALE CALLED "LUNA"

                               A Friendship Beyond Our Understanding
      The emotional story of a young killer whale's quest for companionship after he was separated from his family and found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. The film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as various people tried to determine Luna's fate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFs9PPFiNM

       

                                     DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                        OutsideOnline, April 09, 2014
                                           THIS HORSE DOES YOGA
      Equine yoga, in which humans and horses practice the ancient tradition simultaneouslyat the Doma India School, a 50-year-old school of horsemanship in Argentina, uses yoga to heal abused or otherwise nervous equines. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Yoga-Goes-to-the-Horses.html

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                           BBC Nature, April 15, 2014
                         MALE MONKEY CARES FOR DYING PARTNER

                               http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26924936

       

       

       National Geographic, March 10, 2014
      ELEPHANTS KNOW HOW DANGEROUS WE ARE FROM HOW WE SPEAK http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-elephants-amboseli-national-park-kenya-maasai-kamba-lions-science/

       

      Earth in Transition, March 13, 2014
      ELEPHANT DESTROYS HOUSE, THEN RESCUES BABY http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/03/elephant-destroys-house-rescues-baby/

       

                                           Environmental News Network
                                              EMPATHETIC ELEPHANTS
                          http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47077

       

                                                             VIDEO
                                             EarthTouch News Network
                      HERD RESCUES TINY BABY ELEPHANT FROM MUDDY PIT
      If you've ever doubted the strength of elephant social bonds, then watch this amazing video of a female elephant rescuing a calf from a slippery waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
      http://www.earthtouchnews.com/articles/2014/february/20/herd-rescues-tiny-baby-elephant-from-a-muddy-pit.aspx

       

                           MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

                                                          VIDEO
                                    Science/AAAS, February 1, 2014
                               ELEPHANTS CONSOLE EACH OTHER
      http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/elephants-console-each-other

                                                             AND

      One Green Planet

      STUDY REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/study-reveals-more-about-the-emotional-lives-of-asian-elephants/

       

      Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

        ▶  ELEPHANT SAYS GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/elephant-says-goodbye_n_4004429.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

       

      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/

       

                                                  A LOVELY WATCH

                                                    ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                        AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                                http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

       

       ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

       

                                                           WATCH
                               WHAT ARE ANIMALS THINKING? (60:00)

      Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more.

                                                  NOVAScienceNOW
                                                 Program Description
      We humans have long wondered how animals see the world—and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" What is behind the "swarm intelligence" of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/what-animals-thinking.html

       

       

      The Dodo, March 11, 2014

      -▶  RETIRED MAN AND GOOSE SHARE LASTING FRIENDSHIP https://www.thedodo.com/retired-man-and-goose-share-la-461272833.html

       

                                                           WATCH
                   'ELSA'S LEGACY: THE BORN FREE STORY"  ~ Full Episode
                                                        PBS Nature
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/elsas-legacy-the-born-free-story/full-episode/6200/

       

       

                            WATCH - SHORT VIDEO - THE GOOD AMONG US
                                               Grist, February 14, 2014
                  A GUY RESCUES A STRANDED DEER WITH A HOVERCRAFT http://grist.org/list/watch-a-guy-rescue-stranded-deer-with-a-hovercraft/

       

                                                        SHORT FILM

                                     THEIR FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

                                                 http://sco.lt/9212Zt

      The film demonstrates that animals have rich emotional lives - in many ways similar to our own. It explores the various ways in which animals are used in society and encourages students to question our current relationship with the animal world.

      Rather than simply describing the suffering of animals in laboratories and factory farms, this is a film of hope, which shows how we can all help to create a better world for humans, animals and the environment.

       

       Viralnova, January 30, 2014
      - ▶ 20 CAMOUFLAGED ANIMALS WHO ARE MASTERS OF DISGUISE http://www.viralnova.com/camouflaged-animals/

       

      ANIMALS KNOW WHAT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL  http://sco.lt/6KNXMH

       

                                                   WATCH - PBS NOVA
                                     "PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS"

                                      We're More Alike Than You Think
                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AlinxwVAg

       

      National Geographic, February 02, 2014
      REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/

       

                                                        LOVELY VIDEO
                                          Care2, December 10, 2013
         DOLPHIN TANGLED IN FISHING LINE APPROACHES DIVER FOR HELP http://www.care2.com/causes/dolphin-tangled-in-fishing-line-approaches-divers-for-help-video.html

       

      Mail Online, December 06, 2013

      DOLPHIN CULTURE:  HOW THEY SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A BOUQUET OF SEAWEED: THEY'RE ALSO PUSHY PARENTS, MAKE BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE -- AND EXFOLIATE EVERY DAY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2519711/How-dolphins-say-I-love-bouquet-seaweed-Theyre-pushy-parents-make-best-friends-life--exfoliate-day.html

       

       TerraDaily, December 17, 2013
      -▶  CHIMPANZEES ARE RATIONAL, NOT CONFORMISTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chimpanzees_are_rational_not_conformists_999.html

      -▶  PLUS ONE ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0080945

       

       

                                                        SLIDESHOW

                                ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD

      http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3

       

                                                          WATCH:
                                  WHY WE LOVE CATS AND DOGS
              What Makes These Creatures Such Key Members of Our Family?
                            PBS Nature - Introduction and Full Episode

      Animals have rich and deep emotional lives: Some people are cat people, some are dog people.  But regardless of which camp they fall into, most people are simply crazy about their pets.  The connections people form with their cats and dogs are often the longest, strongest relationships in their lives.  They are our soul mates, our best friends, sometimes even our surrogate children.  What makes these creatures such key members of our families? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/why-we-love-cats-and-dogs/introduction/4538/


      Care 2, December 26, 2013

      -▶  LOYAL DOG RISKS DROWNING TO PROTECT FAMILY HOME http://www.care2.com/causes/loyal-dog-risks-drowning-to-protect-family-home.html

       

      HuffPost, Science February 22, 2014
      DOG BRAINS PROCESS VOICES AND EMOTIONS JUST LIKE HUMANS, STUDY FINDS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/dogs-brains-process-voices-emotions-like-humans_n_4830393.html

       

       -▶  MORE THAN HUMAN:  STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

       

      Nature, August 07, 2013

      -▶  EXPERIMENTS REVEAL THAT CRABS AND LOBSTERS FEEL PAIN http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/08/experiments-reveal-that-crabs-and-lobsters-feel-pain.html

       

      Southern Fried Science:
      -▶  13 AMAZING THINGS SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED ABOUT SHARKS IN 2013 http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=16267

       

       

                                                  AWARD WINNING FILM

                                             REMEMBERING "GREEN"

      An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                      http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

       "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

       

       

                                                         WATCH:
                             THE ORANGUTAN AND THE HOUND
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL65DC22CE03D61E41&v=osU5Lq6IZ_Y

       

                                                   GREAT VIDEO (52:01)
                                        "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

      Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

       

       

           A GREAT RESOURCE AND WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS, PICS, STORIES

                                             EarthTouch News Network

                                       http://www.earthtouchnews.com/

       

                                                        WATCH
                          MOMENT OF IMPACT : MOMENTS OF WONDER
                                             PBS Nature Full Episodes

                                            Episode 1: Hunters & Herds  
                                                 Episode 2: Jungle
      http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

      The natural world is filled with “moments of impact” – the split seconds when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them. Previously many of these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what’s behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the “inside story” of animal bioengineering that allows each moment of impact to take place.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/moment-of-impact/introduction/5583/

       

       

       -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

       

                                                 "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                                     Lovely Listen

                                             RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                             UNCAGING THE CAGED

                               http://www.radiolab.org/story/91552-zoos/

       

       

      THE NON-HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

       

       Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

      ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

       

      Earth In Transition, May 01, 2014
      OF MICE AND MEN -- AND WOMEN. Mice and rats make up about 95 percent of all animals used in vivisection. No one knows the exact number because mice, rats and birds aren't counted as "animals" in the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, which means their numbers don't even have to be reported. Most experts reckon it's about 25 million, with some estimates as low as 13 million and others as high as 100 million. Not that the numbers mean a whole lot when you're the mouse who's swimming for her life, stressed out in a tube, or being killed by a man rather than a woman http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/05/of-mice-and-men-and-women/

       

      - ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


                                                       WATCH

                                                         "HOME"

                                             Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                      An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                                   Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

       

       

       

       -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

       

      ▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/91dA7F

       

       ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

       

       ▶  ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8FVdXF

       

       

                                                         AND SO .....

       

       WE NEED TO CEASE TREATING OUR ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR OUR ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD, AS INANIMATE OBJECTS ON A BALANCE SHEET

       

      -▶  FARM-AGEDDON:  Billions and billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

       

                                                         WATCH

                           "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

               When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                                http://sco.lt/7WUGp7

       

      -▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

       

      I THINK THIS AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATION APTLY MEETS THE QUESTION HEAD OF ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND FEELINGS

                                                             WATCH:

                                                "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                       Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                      Live Animal Exports

                                                       http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

       

                                                             WATCH

                       "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                            Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

                               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                         Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

       

      TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

       

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                                            HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

                    THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                              http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

       

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                                    AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                             The Natural Eye Project

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

       


       

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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

      "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



                             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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      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/


      Common Cause, January 08, 2015
       ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/


      Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014

      THICH NHAT HANH 

       -▶  IS MINDFULNESS BEING CORRUPTED BY BUSINESS AND FINANCE? The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/thich-nhat-hanh-mindfulness-google-tech

       

       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


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                                                      Pope Francis:

                               We should be stewards of creation—

                                       not its masters or owners

       

       

       ▶  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


       ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

       

       

                                     Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
           *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

      http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/


       ▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT : RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/5K4M89



       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