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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Guardian Environment, June 20, 2014
▶ SHELL FACES PAYOUTS IN NIGERIAN OIL SPILL CASE IN WHAT COULD BE ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST EVER ENVIRONMENTAL TRIALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/20/shell-faces-payouts-nigerian-oil-spill-case

 

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 20, 2014
▶  NIGERIA FISHERMEN REJECT SHELL'S $50 MILLION FOR SOME OF THE LARGEST OIL SPILLS IN HISTORY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/20/nigeria-fishermen-shell_n_5516972.html

 

Equal Times, 29 Jan 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

RTCC, March 13, 2014

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

 

Bloomberg, March 13, 2014

▶  OIL-FOULED WATERS SPOIL NIGER DELTA AS HOMES ABANDONED 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

The Independent, November 08, 2014
▶  HOW SHELL "FIXES" IT'S POLLUTION RECORD IN THE NIGER DELTA: IT AIN'T SABOTAGE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/how-shell-fixes-its-pollution-record-in-the-niger-delta-8928212.html

 

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

 

                                                          VIDEO

Guardian Global Development, October 16, 2014

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

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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                              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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Next Steps Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes to Editors

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

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

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

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

For More Information Please Contact:

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

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

- See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2649&ArticleID=8827#sthash.Fe1RiBJe.dpuf
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Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

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

 

 

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

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

 

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

 

 Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1

 

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

 

RESTORING NATURE TO NATURE AFTER MAN HAS HAD HIS WAY

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

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

 

                                                 VIDEO (3.30)
                                        Grassroots International
PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE INTERESTS
Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights

 

                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 October 13, 2012 Common Dreams

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

 

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

 

 

                                          AUDIO SLIDESHOW

                               Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
         INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER ON THE PLANET  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow

 

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

 

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

 

 

 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

 

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

 

 

 

Alternet, May 23, 2014
- ▶ NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE TAKING BOLD ACTIONS -- AND IT'S WORKING http://www.alternet.org/activism/new-environmentalists-are-taking-bold-actions-and-its-working

 

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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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 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/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

-▶BANKS PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

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

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

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

 

Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014
▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

 

                                           ANIMATED VIDEO

       THE STORY OF ILLEGAL LOGGING & HOW TO STOP IT
                               http://www.fern.org/storyofFLEGT

 

                                 FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

                     http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

 

                                          WATCH ANIMATION

                                      THE STORY OF REDD:

                    A real solution or accelerator for deforestation? 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

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

 

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

 

                                                 WATCH (10:46)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                            WATCH
                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014

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

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

 

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

 

 Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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 -▶ 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

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Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa - Indonesia Is The Worst

Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa - Indonesia Is The Worst | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Guardian Environment, November 6, 2013

 PALM OIL COMPANIES: ETHICAL REPORT

▶  In a damning 400-page investigation, palm oil corporations are charged with destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, report finds... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/06/palm-oil-companies-ethical-report

 

VICE News, July 04, 2014
 ▶ INDONESIA IS KILLING THE PLANET FOR PALM OIL https://news.vice.com/article/indonesia-is-killing-the-planet-for-palm-oil

 

 Mongabay, May 25, 2014
 ▶  INDONESIA'S FORESTS INCREASINGLY EMPTY OF WILDLIFE  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0525-meijaard-wildlife-trade-indonesia.html

 

Mongabay, July 04, 2014
 ▶  RSPO PALM OIL PLANTATIONS PUBLICLY MAPPED FOR THE FIRST TIME. The maps cover an area that accounted for 12 percent of global palm oil production in 2012... and cover more than 1.6 million hectares of concessions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Brazil. According to WRI, the areas account for some 6 million tons of palm oil production annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0604-rspo-plantation-map-gfw.html

 

 

                                          AUDIO SLIDESHOW

                               Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER ON THE PLANET - AUDIO SLIDESHOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow

 

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/

 

                                                 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

 

 

14 February 2013 - The Guardian

▶  80% OF INDONESIA' SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN POPULATION HIT BY PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - IN PICTURES

Numbers decline by a shocking 80% in Tripa peat swamp forest as deliberate fires are set to clear tracts for palm oil plantations...  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/feb/14/sumatran-orangutan-tripa-indonesia-deforestation

 

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

 

 

 May 25, 2013 The Observer

▶  SUMATRAN RAINFOREST WILL MOSTLY DISAPPEAR WITHIN 20 YEARS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/26/sumatra-borneo-deforestation-tigers-palm-oil

 

The Guardian, December 13, 2013
▶  INTERACTIVE: THE WORLD'S REMAINING GREAT FORESTS - The Earth was once covered in ancient forests, 80% of which have been either destroyed or degraded, according to conservationists. Half of that has been in the last 30 years  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2007/dec/13/forests

 

 ▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

Nation of Change, November 11, 2013
▶  HOW FOOD WITH PALM OIL IS WIPING OUT ORANGUTANS AND ENSLAVING WORKERS http://www.nationofchange.org/how-food-palm-oil-wiping-out-orangutans-and-enslaving-workers-1384182288

 

 West Papua Daily, May 02, 2014
 ▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE “CLEARED” FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/4nrVYn

 

                                                         WATCH

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

 

 

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

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

                                                            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

 

 

Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014

▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138

 

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

 

 Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
  ▶ AGAIN: INDONESIA'S FOREST, PALM OIL FIRES FEED 'BROWN CLOUD' OF POLLUTION CHOCKING ASIA'S CITIES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/23/indonesia-forest-fires-pollution-asia

 

Mongabay, November 22, 2013

▶  GREENPEACE PHOTOS EXPOSE PALM OIL GIANT'S DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1122-greenpeace-palm-oil-photos.html

 

                                                         PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
▶ A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS http://ow.ly/u2pSR

 

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

 

 

Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

▶  INDONESIA'S RATE OF DEFORESTATION HAS DOUBLED UNDER THE MORATORIUM http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/12/11/indonesias-rate-of-deforestation-has-doubled-under-the-moratorium/

 

Mongabay, December 14, 2013
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DEMOLISHES HOMES AND EVICTS VILLAGERS IN WEEK-LONG RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1214-dparker-asiatic-persada-palm-oil-conflict.html

 

 Mongabay, February 27, 2014
-▶  PALM OIL'S CLIMATE IMPACT WORSE THAN THOUGHT DUE TO METHANE EMISSION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0227-methane-emissions-palm-oil.html

 

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

 

                                                              VIDEO:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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://intercontinentalcry.org/stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-land-back-wilmar-21559/

- ▶ORIGINAL REPORT FROM GRAIN

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              Short Video

                           LIFE, LAND, AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA

                                      http://sco.lt/8dJ637

 

- ▶NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE http://nolandnofoodnolife.com/

 

 Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

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

 

 

                                             LAND GRABS:

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

 

 

On Earth, December 06, 2013

▶ AFRICA'S VANISHING FORESTS. That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away...  http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/palm-oil-land-grab-africa

 

CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

▶ POLICE OPEN FIRE ON PALM OIL PROTESTERS IN SIERRA LEONE http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15906

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
-▶   IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

 

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

 

 Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

 ▶ RESEARCHER WARNS AGAINST HIGH EMISSIONS FROM OIL PALM EXPANSION IN BRAZIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Researchers_warn_against_high_emissions_from_oil_palm_expansion_in_Brazil_999.html

 

 

                                                      WATCH

              THE WORLD'S FORESTS DISAPPEAR ON GOOGLE EARTH

                    Science Report's Time Lapse Maps of Deforestation http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115610/science-reports-time-lapse-maps-deforestation

 

 

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

 

 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

 

                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                  Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

Indigenous Environmental Network, January 31, 2014
 -▶ KENYA PREPARING FOR 'REDD' IN THE EMBOBUT FOREST FORCING SENGWER PEOPLE "INTO EXTINCTION" http://www.ienearth.org/kenya-preparing-for-redd-in-the-embobut-forest-and-forcing-sengwer-people-into-extinction/

 

 

 

 ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                               VIDEO REPORT

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

                               September 15, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ PHILLIPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS IN LAND GRABS - Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

  ▶  BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4qiYu9

 

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

 

                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

'"We have no choice but to change the system"

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

 

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

 

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014
CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE vs COAL http://ow.ly/yhOTD

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

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

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

 

                                 CHINA'S GENERATION GREEN
                 Waste, Food Safety, Pollution & The China Dream

This series is about the generation that has inherited the waste, and a few members of that generation who are openly and actively trying to change the trajectory of the country to avoid disaster. Toronto Star, http://projects.thestar.com/chinas-generation-green/

 

 Solar Daily, April 21, 2014
▶  CHINA LOOKS TOWARD GREENER ENERGY FUTURE. Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies... http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_looks_toward_greener_energy_future_999.html

 

NRDC, April 24, 2014
-▶ CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW AMENDMENTS A GAME CHANGER.  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bfinamore/new_weapons_in_the_war_on_poll.html

 

 Reuters, May 07, 2014

▶  CHINA FERTILE GROUND FOR GREEN PROGRESS: REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/07/us-china-environment-activism-idUSKBN0DN06L20140507

 

Deutche Welle, July 07, 2014
▶  U.S. AND CHINA PLEDGES GIVE NEW HOPE TO INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE TALKS  http://www.dw.de/us-china-pledges-give-new-hope-to-international-climate-talks/a-17690495

 

Reuters, May 06, 2014
▶  IN CHINA, 64 PERCENT SAY THEY ARE ENVIRONMENTALISTS - REPORT  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/07/us-environment-china-idUSKBN0DN01H20140507

 

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

 

Metro, May 12, 2014
- ▶ 'CANCER VILLAGES' ALERT CHINA TO URGENT WATER CRISIS http://metronews.ca/news/world/1030403/cancer-villages-alert-china-to-urgent-water-crisis/

 

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

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

 

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

 

                                                  VIDEO

                             CNN World, June 23, 2014
▶  UNDETERRED, CHINESE FESTIVAL SERVES UP DOG AND CAT MEAT.  Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Slaughtered for Human Consumption Each Year http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/china-yulin-dog-meat-festival/index.html

 

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

 

China Daily, May 10, 2014
'PUNGENT SMELL' SUSPENDS CITY'S WATER SUPPLY NEAR YANGTZE RIVER FOR THIRD TIME IN A MONTH http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-05/10/content_17497748.htm

 

 Guardian Environment, April 23, 2014
▶  CHINA SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF ITS GROUNDWATER IS POLLUTED  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/china-half-groundwater-polluted

 

 

- ▶  CHINESE ENTERS USA CHICKEN AND HOG FACTORY FARM MARKET  -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/9HKT33

 

- ▶  CHINA BUYS BIGGEST USA CAFO HOG FACTORY FARM "SMITHFIELD" : CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM |  http://sco.lt/5XuHZp

 

Common Dreams, Naomi Klein, April 22

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

 

 YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Choosing Nature Will Only Advance Human Societies

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

 April 5, 2013 - LIFEWISE

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

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

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

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

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

 

  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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5qndez

 

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

 

-▶ ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE  http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
                  http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE: Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh - Pope Francis http://sco.lt/6LbKbZ

 

 

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

 

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

 

 June 5, 2013 Bee Strawbridge:

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

 

 

                                                     VIDEOS

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

 

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

 

 -▶  ECOLOGY - A NEW OPIUM FOR THE MASSES

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

 

 -▶  STATE OF NATURE REPORT - PDF

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

 

                                   ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                     http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                     VIDEO

                               "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                          RESOLVING THE "GAME OF MORE"

                                     http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ

 

 

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

 

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

 

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          HOW WE WRECKED THE PLANET - CALLING IN THE DEBT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                         WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

                                                   ALSO SEE:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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

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

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

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014

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

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

 

 

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

 

-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx

 

 

Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
▶2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh:

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

 

                           FULL VIDEO OF JOHN KERRY SPEECH

                      POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA

          "Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

                                   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               The Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

PICKING UP THE CORPORATE TAB

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferananda's curator insight, May 13, 2:47 PM

I don't give a lot of energy to speaking about 'the collapse' of our civilization as I try to connect with people not from fear but from creativity.  Yet I post this study as it came out from NASA and its pretty grounded in regards to the state of the environment.  

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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 

THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

 

                                                       TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶ LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Amani TV (3:31)
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0

 

 Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014
  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le

 

January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

▶ COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB

 

InHabitat, June 29, 2014
▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

Conservation - University of Washington

▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

 -▶  MIMICKING NATURE: ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS http://sco.lt/5DcYXh

 

 June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/

 

Smithsonian Magazine
▶ HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

 The Tyee, February 18, 2012
▶ HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

                              ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
                               Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse
   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bio-inspiration-nature-as-muse/

 

 

                                        THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

                  A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS

                                            http://sco.lt/7LEPtR

 

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

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

 

▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

                                                     VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
DOWN TO EARTH: Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/

 

 Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
-▶  INNOVATION IS LIKE A TROPICAL RAINFOREST http://paul4innovating.com/2014/01/19/innovation-is-like-a-tropical-rainforest/

 

 Conservation - University of Washington

▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

 

                                                    WATCH:
      "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 

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/

 

  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/

 

 -▶  A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES A Green, Commons-Based Governance: The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for all species http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

 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

 

 


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Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities - A New Urban Wildlife Movement? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Huffington Post Green, March 12, 2014
PHOTOS: WORLD'S TALLEST LIVING WALL FEATURES 15 STORIES OF VERTICAL GARDENING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/worlds-tallest-living-wall_n_5311757.html

 

Alternet, June 13, 2014
 ▶  URBAN FARMS MAY NOT BE A SOLUTION TO FOOD INDUSTRY PROBLEMS? --  BUT A WORTHY AND NECESSARY EFFORT http://www.alternet.org/environment/enviornmentalists-are-split-value-burgeoning-urban-farm-movement

 

                                                         VIDEO
                       CITIES THAT FUNCTION LIKE FORESTS
Cities that Function Like Forests: Biomimicry Maps a Sustainable Future
http://video.esri.com/watch/3158/cities-that-function-like-forests-biomimicry-maps-a-sustainable-future

 

FastCoExist

 ▶  BUILD YOUR OWN FULL-SCALE ROOFTOP FARMING OPERATION, WITH THIS EASY KIT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032046/build-your-own-full-scale-rooftop-farming-operation-with-this-easy-kit

 

 

 Conservation Magazine, February 17, 2014

  ▶ 7 BENEFITS TO BRINGING NATURE BACK TO CITIES http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/7-benefits-bringing-nature-back-cities/

 

 Treehugger, May  01, 2014
- ▶ AGING BOOMERS WANT GOOD TRANSIT, WALKABLE CITIES AND PUBILC PARKS http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/aging-boomers-want-good-transit-walkable-cities-and-public-parks.html

 

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

 

TreeHugger, February 14, 2014
  ▶ "GROWING CITIES" - GROW SOME FOOD.  GROW WHEREVER YOU ARE. Across the country, people are growing their own food. See what's growing near you.  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/grow-some-food-grow-wherever-you-are.html

 

 - ▶ AGRITECTURE:  OFFICE BUILDINGS THAT GROW FOOD  http://sco.lt/8m8LZ3

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

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

 

 

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

 

Yale Environment 360, January 06, 2014

- ▶ URBAN NATURE: HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES. As the world becomes more urbanized, researchers and city managers from Baltimore to Britain are recognizing the importance of providing urban habitat that can support biodiversity. It just may be the start of an urban wildlife movement... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/urban-nature-how-to-foster-biodiversity-in-worlds-cities/

 

Science Daily, January 31, 2014

- ▶ GATHERING 'WILD' FOOD IN THE CITY: RETHINKING THE ROLE OF FORAGING IN URBAN ECOSYSTEM PLANNING, MANAGEMENT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140131093339.htm

 

- ▶ BIOPHILIC CITIES| The Biophilic Cities Project http://biophiliccities.org/the-biophilic-cities-project/

 

Yale Environment 360, December 16, 2013
- ▶ SINGAPORE TAKES THE LEAD IN GREEN BUILDING IN ASIA http://e360.yale.edu/feature/singapore_takes_the_lead_in_green_building_in_asia/2720/

 

Mashable, February 07, 2014
- ▶ LONDON TURNS WORLD WAR II SHELTERS INTO UNDERGROUND HYDROPONIC FARMS http://mashable.com/2014/02/06/hydroponic-underground-farm/

 

Ars Technica, January 23, 2014
 ▶  BIODIVERSITY CAN FLOURISH ON AN URBAN PLANET http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/01/biodiversity-can-flourish-on-an-urban-planet/

 

HuffPost Miami, March 03, 2012
-▶  THE GREEN LEAP:  CAN WE CONSTRUCT URBAN COMMUNITIES THAT CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY?  http://ow.ly/sWZu1

 

 

                                            REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                           http://sco.lt/6BGlA9

 

UNEP, October 15, 2012
-▶  BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION CAN IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH IN WORLDS GROWING CITIES, SAYS UN ASSESSMENT http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9302&l=en

 

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

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

 Huffington Post Green, March 3, 2013

- ▶ THE GREEN LEAP:  CAN WE CONSTRUCT URBAN COMMUNITIES THAT CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY?

Why are green developments different? The goals are conservation while providing a unique living experience. Biodiversity, however, often is lower on the totem pole of priorities.

For the first time in our history, more people live in urban vs. rural areas and humans continue to move into cities. Cities have huge impacts on our natural resources. Urban dwellers consume vast amounts of energy, produce waste, and alter landscapes to the point where native plant and animal populations decline precipitously. As cities grow, people have pondered -- can we develop land without destroying our natural heritage?.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hostetler/the-green-leap-can-we-con_b_1314981.html

 

US Forest Service Research & Development
- ▶ URBAN WILDLIFE http://www.fs.fed.us/research/wildlife-fish/themes/urban-wildlife.php

 

- ▶ THE NATURE OF CITIES: A collective blog on cities as ecological spaces http://www.thenatureofcities.com/

 

                                         THICH NHAT HANH:

                              Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 

  -▶  HOW CLOSELY TIED IS HEALTH OF HUMANS TO HEAL OF TREES? http://sco.lt/69TAm1

 

-▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN: THE BENEFITS OF BIODIVERSITY IN OUR HOMES http://sco.lt/5Z3fEn

 

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

 

- ▶ RESEARCH CONFIRMS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT GREEN SPACE DOES IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

The new study compared the mental well-being of hundreds of people in the UK who moved from a grey urban setting to a greener area to those who moved in the opposite direction.The results revealed that those surrounded by nature felt happier and more content for many years.

http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124091-green-space-boosts-happiness-for-years%2C-new-research-confirms.html

 

 Harvard Business

-▶  MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MEANING : THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS http://sco.lt/8Zzbyz

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  - ▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 

-▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

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

 

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

 

 

 Treehugger, February 04, 2013
- ▶ DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/quote-day-david-attenborough-our-alienation-nature.html

 

Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://sco.lt/8Q9slV

 

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

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

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

 

Union Of Concerned Scientists
▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

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

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 

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The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE

The Hidden World of Soil Under Our Feet - SOIL AS A LIFELINE | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land..- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

May 11, 2013 New York Times

- ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET. Scientists are working hard to understand the life that teems within our soil and that is threatened by farming and development... Forget the term “dumb as dirt.” The complex soil ecosystem is highly evolved and sophisticated. It processes organic waste into soil. It filters and cleans much of the water we drink and the air we breathe by retaining dust and pathogens. It plays a large role in how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere. Soil, with all of its organic matter, is second to the oceans as the largest carbon repository on the planet. Annual plowing, erosion and other mismanagement releases carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, and exacerbates climate change... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/the-hidden-world-of-soil-under-our-feet.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

 

Yale Environment 360, June 30, 2014
- ▶ CHINA'S DIRTY POLLUTION SECRET:  THE BOOM POISONED ITS SOIL AND CROPS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_dirty_pollution_secret_the_boom_poisoned_its_soil_and_crops/2782/

 

Yale Environment 360, July 07, 2014
- ▶ IN CHINA'S HEARTLAND A TOXIC TRAIL LEADS FROM FACTORIES TO FIELDS TO FOOD http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_toxic_trail_leads_from_factories_to_food/2784/

 

 

May 21, 2013 CommonDreams
- ▶  SOIL AS A LIFELINE: FOR CLIMATE SOLUTION, LOOK TO THE GROUND  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/21

 

Civil Eats, June 05, 2014

- ▶ 'THE SOIL WILL SAVE US': A MANIFESTO FOR RESTORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND http://civileats.com/2014/06/05/the-soil-will-save-us-a-manifesto-for-restoring-our-relationship-with-the-land/

 

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

 

July 15, 2013 Yale Global

- ▶  CLIMATE WILL ALTER THE SOIL THAT FEEDS US http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/climate-will-alter-soil-feeds-us

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                      SOIL: OUR CLIMATE ALLY UNDERFOOT(4:26)

One of our biggest potential climate allies is directly under our feet: soil. Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon. In fact, carbon stored in soil accounts for roughly three times the amount stored in the atmosphere! Improving the health of degraded soil holds tremendous potential to mitigate climate change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamMRhlu9dA

 

The Week, October 8, 2013

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD - THE SECRET TO GOOD HEALTH MAY START WITH DIRT http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food

 

May 31, 2013 Inter Press Service
- ▶  PEAK WATER, PEAK OIL...NOW, PEAK SOIL? http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/peak-water-peak-oilnow-peak-soil/

 

  June 7, 2013 The Guardian

- ▶  PEAK SOIL: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION IS ON THE VERGE OF EATING ITSELF http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/07/peak-soil-industrial-civilisation-eating-itself

 

 Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO U.S. SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. he researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

   WHAT CHINA DIDN'T LEARN FROM USA ERRANT INDUSTRIAL ERA

 

Yale Environment 360, June 30, 2014
CHINA'S DIRTY POLLUTION SECRET:  THE INDUSTRIAL BOOM POISONED ITS SOIL AND CROPS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/chinas_dirty_pollution_secret_the_boom_poisoned_its_soil_and_crops/2782/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

Huffington Post, December 30, 2013
▶ CHINESE OFFICIAL:  SOIL POLLUTION HURTS FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20131230/as--china-soil-pollution/?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=travel

 

 

 

 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil

 

June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 

 July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶ OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7JZlyb

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH
                                             "WHY SOIL MATTERS"
                                                       QUEST TV
                             http://video.pbs.org/video/2365206619/

 

                                           WE ARE THE SOIL

                                           By Vandana Shiva

                      http://www.countercurrents.org/shiva270514.htm

 

 

                                                 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/

 

 - ▶  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

 

 - ▶  GMO TREES DEVASTATE ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS REPORT

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

▶  HOW ORGANIC FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE. The soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/22/organic-farming-reverse-climate-change/

 

ScienceDaily, April 14, 2014
- ▶  NUTRIENT-RICH FORESTS ABSORB MORE CARBON. The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers. "This paper produces the first evidence that to really understand the carbon cycle, you have to look into issues of nutrient cycling within the soil," said one of the researchers. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414101158.htm

 

 June 11, 2013 The Atlantic

- ▶  HEALTHY SOIL MICROBES, HEALTHY PEOPLE http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/healthy-soil-microbes-healthy-people/276710/

 

Kevin's Rain Garden, December 12, 2013
- ▶  A PAVED NEW WORLD:  HOW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IS CREATING AN IMPERVIOUS PLANET http://www.kevinsraingardens.com/paved/

 

 

-- ▶  GLOBAL SOIL BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE http://www.globalsoilbiodiversity.org/

 

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2014

▶ DEADLY CHEMICAL WEAPONS, BURIED AND LOST, LURK UNDER U.S. SOIL http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-chemical-weapons-20140322,0,2033901.story#axzz2wfKzg0Gy

 

April 24, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶  NANOTECH: NOW BEING SERVED IN A SOIL FOOD CHAIN NEAR YOU  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/now-being-served-in-a-soil-food-chain-near-you-nanotech

 

The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013
▶ A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

 

 ▶ U.N. GLOBAL SOIL PARTNERSHIP : 2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/en/

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

- ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

▶ PARTNERS FOR THE LAND & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS OF TRADITION PEOPLES - AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

August 12, 2013 Science Daily

- ▶  SOIL BIODIVERSITY WILL BE CRUCIAL TO FUTURE LAND MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130812154228.htm

 

 

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

 

 

Organic Lifestyle, July 30, 2013
- ▶  SOIL 101: HEALTHY SOIL FOR GROWING FOOD http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/healthy-soil-for-growing-food/

 

Treehugger, September 19, 2013

- ▶  HEALTHY SOILS, HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

ADDING CALCIUM TO SOIL CAN HEAL FORESTS DAMAGED BY ACID RAIN, HELP INCREASE MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/adding-calcium-soil-can-heal-forests-damaged-acid-rain.html

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

August 30, 2013 Modern Farming
- ▶  NO-TILL FARMING: WHAT'S THE DEAL? Like clean water and fresh air, fertile soil ensures our continued survival — and we're destroying it in mass quantities...  http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/7-facts-till-farming/

 

August 30, 2013 National Environment Research Council

- ▶  THE LAND BENEATH THE LAKES: There's more carbon in soil and vegetation worldwide than in the whole atmosphere, so even marginal changes can make a big difference. The Lake District itself is estimated to hold the equivalent of 84 million tonnes of CO2 in peat, which underlies some 40 per cent of the park, and some 13 million more in woodlands... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1515

 

August 31, 2013 John Innes Center

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

 

August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

- ▶  FUNGI: Fungi break down and destroy dead plants and trees. And in the process, they release nutrients, so plants and trees can grow http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00032&segmentID=6

 

August 6, 2012 Civil Eats
- ▶  COVER CROP COMEBACK MIGHT BE BEST BIG AG NEWS IN MONTHS http://civileats.com/2013/08/06/cover-crop-comeback-might-be-best-big-ag-news-in-months/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

                                                    WATCH:

                                          LinkTV World News
               HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH

                                 RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA

                                             http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

 August 23, 2013 Natural Environment Research Council

- ▶  FEELING THE HEAT FROM PEATLAND VEGETATION BURNING Feeling the heat from peatland vegetation burning http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1514

 

May 25, 2013 Transitions Network
- ▶  THE IMPORTANCE OF RESTORING GLOBAL SOIL CARBON. SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING AND LIVING http://mweanpl.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-importance-of-restoring-global-soil.html

 

 

May 22, 2013 Environmental News Network
- ▶  AFRICAN SOIL DIVERSITY MAPPED FOR FIRST TIME http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46009

 

May 25, 2013 About My Planet
- ▶  BIOSOLIDS: What Happens to Our Sewage: Recycling toxic matter back into our soil and food supply http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/happens-sewage/

 

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

 

 

 - ▶  +++++PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    BBC David Attenborough

        THE INCREDIBLE BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE

THE CORPSE FLOWER: THE LARGEST, SMELLIEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/nb6Yb

 

 

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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

 

 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/

 

▶ SATAO IS GONE: The Passing of a Giant : The Death of An Elephant http://sco.lt/8W2q0H

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment

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

 

 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

 

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

 

United Nations News Centre, June 28, 2014
  -▶ UN CHIEF ADOPTS LION CUB TO SUPPORT EFFORTS AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48163

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

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

 

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

 

New Scientist, May 14, 2014
 ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ

 

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

 

 TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013
  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶ 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

IOL SciTech, February 06, 2014

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

 

Guardian Environment, February 06, 2014

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

 

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

 

Mongabay, December 02, 2013
▶  22,000 ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED FOR THEIR IVORY TUSKS IN 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1202-hance-elephant-poaching-2012.html

 

 

                                     ▶  RHINOS IN CRISIS   ▶ 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 5, 2013 -

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

 

 

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

 

                                    ▶  CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                           NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450

                                           http://sco.lt/8nnEJd

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                          THE WILDLIFE POACHING EPIDEMIC

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Toronto Star, October 8, 2013
  ▶  WAS THE SLAUGHTER AT KENYA WESTGATE MALL FUNDED BY ILLEGAL ELEPHANT IVORY ?  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/10/07/to_save_elephants_and_fight_terrorism_we_must_boycott_ivory.html

 

 

                                                         SLIDESHOW

                                Huffington Post Green, October 8, 2013

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

 

 

  Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2013

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

 

                                            A LOVELY WATCH

                                              ▶    "ECHO"    ▶ 

                                  AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT  (BBC)

                                          http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

 ▶  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

 

October 9, 2013
▶  KENYA SEIZES 4 TONNES OF IVORY AS ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER SURGES  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Kenya_seizes_4_tonnes_of_ivory_as_elephant_slaughter_surges_999.html

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

 

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

 

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

 

                          ▶  A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS   ▶ 

                     UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION 

                                        http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

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/

 

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

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                             ▶     'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'    ▶ 

                                          National Geographic 

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

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

 

Yahoo News,

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

 

September 6, 2013 Take Part
SCREWING WITH NATURE:

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

 

 August 8, 2013 African Geographic

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

 

May 30, 2013 The Telegraph

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

  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

 

 

                           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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                               TROPHY AND CANNED HUNTING

              Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                         http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ▶  **** 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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Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer

Food Forests can mitigate risks of “feast or famine” - Big Corporate Ag Is Not The Answer | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

May 13, 2013 Forests News

FOREST PRODUCE CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE: A GLOBAL FOOD STRATEGY. Recent news headlines, a plethora of scientific publications and the creation of new academic think tanks all reflect growing concerns over how to achieve global food security -- a centerpiece of donor commitments and the focus of many research and..

Forests not only contribute to diverse and nutritious diets, particularly for the poorest members of society, but also sustain agriculture through the provision of critical ecosystem services such as pollination, soil stabilization and watershed protection.

   The intensification of agriculture experienced through the green revolution of the 1940s to 1970s, which led to the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, expansion of irrigation and greater use of hybridized seeds, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, certainly resulted in increased yields, but it also came at the expense of the wider environment. http://www.humanitariannews.org/20130513/forest-produce-can-mitigate-risks-feast-or-famine-global-food-strategy

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                  300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM 

Built on 2 acres of land and still functioning well in the same family 28 generations later http://sco.lt/8avJaL

 

June 27, 2013 Huffington Post Impact
-▶ HUNGER IN AFRICA COMBATED WITH AGE-OLD FARMING PRACTICE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/conservation-farming-africa_n_3510088.html

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

ETC Group:
 -▶ WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

June 12, 2013 Forest News
-▶ Q&A: ‘TRADITIONAL FOREST KNOWLEDGE IS NOT FOLKLORE, BUT A RESOURCE FOR CHANGE' http://blog.cifor.org/17174/qa-traditional-forest-knowledge-is-not-folklore-but-a-resource-for-change/#.UbmW6-swOic

 

 July 31, 2012 UNEARTH News
 -▶ EXPERTS URGE GREATER LOCAL CONTROL OF AFRICA'S AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY http://unearthnews.org/experts-urge-greater-local-control-of-africas-agricultural-biodiversity/

 

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

 

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

                  '"We have no choice but to change the system"

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       WATCH

        WHY FORESTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR FOOD SECURITY -  FAO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly3oZqNdzY4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

June 30, 2013 Tanzania Daily News
-▶ AGRO FORESTRY GREATLY IMPROVES FOOD SECURITY http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/popular-features/19268-agro-forestry-greatly-improves-food-security

 

May 23, 2013 Independent Science News
-▶ HOW AGRICULTURE CAN PROVIDE FOOD SECURITY WITHOUT DESTROYING BIODIVERSITY WITH GMO AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS http://independentsciencenews.org/news/agriculture-can-provide-food-security-with-biodiversity/

 

                        AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL FARMING
▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

                                                WATCH (49:20)
                 GROWING BANANAS IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
           INDIGENOUS BANANA COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN INDIA
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gya6yu3zKuo

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

 

May 15, 2012 Forest News
-▶ Q+A: REVITALIZING FOREST FOODS TO FEED COMMUNITY: Committee on World Food Security chair urges use of forest foods in diets: Imported Foods "Junk"  http://blog.cifor.org/15824/qa-committee-on-world-food-security-chair-urges-use-of-forest-foods-in-diets/#.UZSKL4Lyeic

 

May 24, 2013 CIFOR Forest
-▶ SEARCHING FOR NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN THE FORESTS OF CENTRAL AFRICA http://blog.cifor.org/16438/searching-for-nutritional-security-in-the-forests-of-central-africa/#.UaBp4uvyeic

 

                                                      WATCH

                  July 9, 2013 Guardian, Farming and Food Security
CLIMATE-SMART, SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/video/2013/jul/09/climate-smart-coffee-farming-uganda-video

 

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

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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

 

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

 

 

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/

 

May 10, 2013 Environmental Research Web
-▶ EXPANDING AGRICULTURE IN AMAZON IS NO-WIN SCENARIO http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/53368

 

May 16, 2013

-▶ AMAZON DEFORESTATION 80% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR (2012)  http://sco.lt/5HPAVl

 

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

 

Care2 Healthy Living September 20, 2013
 -▶ AN EXPERIMENT IN SHARING:  SEATTLE, USA FOOD FOREST

Seattleites in the Beacon Hill neighborhood are participating in a social experiment. Can planting a shared food forest help bring the community together to grow food, rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate people about the environmental impact of food production?... http://www.care2.com/greenliving/an-experiment-in-sharing-seattle-food-forest.html

 

TriplePundit, October 11, 2013

 -▶ THE RISE OF INDOOR CROPPING http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/rise-indoor-cropping/

 

PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

 

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

 

LAND GRABS:

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

 

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

 

 

The Ecologist
-▶ CANADIAN OIL COMPANY THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF PERU'S 'JAGUAR PEOPLE'  www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1922474/canadian_oil_company_threatens_the_survival_of_perus_jaguar_people.html

 

May 14, 2013 Global Post
-▶ HOW THE WORLD BANK FUNDS ILLEGAL LOGGING IN CAMBODIA AND LAOS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/cambodia/130513/world-bank-deutsche-illegal-logging-laos-vietnam

 

June 14, 2013 Humanosphere
-▶ BBC: A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

 

June 24, 2013
-▶ FEMALE LAND OWNERSHIP: Promoting equitable land ownership in Ethiopia and Rwanda http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/24/from-policy-to-action-promoting-equitable-land-ownership-in-ethiopia-and-rwanda/

 

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

 

                                                -BIOFUELS

 

                                                   VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

-▶ AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

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

 

 

           ------------------------------ REDD------------------------------

 

                                             WATCH:

                     CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                          CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

May 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ INDIGENOUS ASSOCIATION TO SUE TO SHUT DOWN PANAMA'S REDD+ PROGRAM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0517-panama-coonapip-redd-suit.html

 

May 1, 2013 ReddMonitor
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME ON REDD AND SAFEGUARDS : : "Concerns Grow Over Weak Safeguard Implementation" http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/01/concerns-grow-over-weak-safeguard-implementation-forest-peoples-programme-on-redd-and-safeguards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

May 10, 2013

-▶ THERE IS NO SAFE "REDD" - The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+ and for Life via redd-monitor.org http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/10/there-is-no-safe-redd-global-alliance-of-indigenous-peoples-and-local-communities-on-climate-change-against-redd-and-for-life/

 

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

 

                                    CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

 

-▶  AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF SOME 75 PERCENT OF GLOBAL DEFORESTATION http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/deforestation-emissions/... ccafs­.cgiar.org

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

May 7, 2013 SciDev.Net
-▶ WILL MORE SCIENCE EXPERTISE FIX THE SUSTAINABILITY CRISIS? http://www.scidev.net/en/science-and-innovation-policy/science-policy/opinions/will-more-science-expertise-fix-the-sustainability-crisis-.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_opinions

 

                              -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                     -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                   http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 -▶ PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/6c3dcf

 

 

 +++++++HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD' http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

+++++++THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5wKm1Z

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

-----FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME: Supporting forest peoples’ rights http://www.forestpeoples.org/

 

---- SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL - The movement for tribal peoples http://www.survivalinternational.org/

 

Eldis -
---  AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/resource-guides/climate-change/agriculture-and-food-security#.UZC_ooLyeic

 

----http://www.redd-monitor.org/

 

MORE ON FORESTS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=forests

 

 

                                   -----------WATCH---------

 

                              REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                         AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                      Winner of Best Short Documentary

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

 

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ESSAY: Ecology Is the Meaning of Life: Embracing A Sense of "Enoughness"

ESSAY: Ecology Is the Meaning of Life: Embracing A Sense of "Enoughness" | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Naturally evolved ecosystems are marvels that make Earth habitable, yet sadly they and all life are threatened

 

Dr. Glen Barry, Earth Blog Essay, October 20, 2013

▶ ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE

Ultimately, all humanity and all life have is the biosphere, the thin layer of life just above and below Earth’s surface, composed of ancient, miraculously evolved natural ecosystems. The natural Earth is a marvel – a complex coupling of species within ecosystems, whereby life begets life.

   Humankind’s demand for resources and growth overwhelms nature, our steady diminishment of ecosystems abruptly changes climate, and this is collapsing the biosphere. Global ecosystems – water, air, food, forests, oceans, wetlands, and more – are collapsing and dying under the burden of human industrial and population growth....

    Ecology is far more than the study of life and its environment. The word is used here as a synonym for ecosystems – the vibrant connections that emerge between species across scales, which cumulatively make life on Earth possible... http://www.ecoearth.info/blog/2013/10/essay_ecology_is_the_meaning_o.asp

EcoEarth.Info is a portal and search engine that promotes environmental sustainability public policy; including climate, forests, water and oceans.

 

The Tyee, February 18, 2012
▶ HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 


MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER: INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

 

                                                 VIDEO

                              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

 

 The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013
  ▶ MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out

 

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/

 

  ▶ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

 

 

Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 ▶  WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/6WP6On

 

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

 

 Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
▶  SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/

 

▶  THE CRISIS OF CIVILIZATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY:  BUSINESS-AS-USUAL IS NOT SUSTAINABLE http://sco.lt/7yOrpp

 

 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

 

 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

▶  BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 

SEE:

▶▶ Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

▶▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

▶▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL by @pdjmoo http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 

 

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WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 

August 29, 2013 Oceanside Star

▶ Canadian Wildlife biologist Neil Dawe says he wouldn't be surprised if the generation after him witnesses the extinction of humanity. All around him, even in a place as beautiful as the Little Qualicum River estuary

...http://www.oceansidestar.com/news/web-of-life-unravelling-wildlife-biologist-says-1.605499

 

Conservation Magazine, July 31, 2008
 -▶ ECOSYSTEMS UNRAVELING. Pull predators out of the mix, and a once lush green world turns into an ecological shop of horrors http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/ecosystems-unraveling/

 

BBC News, June 13, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  DEFORESTATION LEAVING FISH UNDERSIZED AND UNDERFED

 Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.

"While plankton raised on algal carbon is more nutritious, organic carbon from trees washed into lakes is a hugely important food source for freshwater fish, bolstering their diet to ensure good size and strength," he added.

 "Where you have more dissolved forest matter you have more bacteria, more bacteria equals more zooplankton. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27834440

 

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/

 

National Geographic May 08, 2014
   -▶ AFRICA'S SILENT SPRING IS UPON US. POISONING OUR WILDLIFE WITH PESTICIDES - AN EPIDEMIC The use of highly toxic pesticides to poison wildlife can be best described as silent, cheap, easy, and effective. It is so effective that a number of species of African wildlife are in decline due to poisoning. These include lions, hyenas, eagles, and especially vultures. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/08/africas-silent-spring-is-upon-us/

 

 

 ▶ MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE - TRACKING THE CAUSES - HABITAT LOSS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/6gjf9t

 

▶ 'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES SOLD TO CONSUMERS http://sco.lt/6CpeAD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Guardian Environment, May 17, 2014
   -▶ CALL FOR KILLING OF BIRDS DEEMED HEALTH HAZARD SPLITS CONSERVATIONISTS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/18/bird-killing-call-robin-starling-mallard-splits-conservationists

 

September 8, 2013 Scientific American
▶ VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE “If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

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

 

EcoWatch, February 07, 2014
-▶  WILD PLACES DESTROYED IN THE NAME OF PROGRESS http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/07/wild-places-destroyed-name-of-progress/

 

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

 

 Science Daily, January 09, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

 

 

                                               A DISASTER

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

 

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

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                                      CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 Climate Progress, November 26, 2013
▶ RAPID PLANKTON DECLINE PUTS OCEAN'S FOOD WEB IN PERIL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/26/2999611/plankton-ocean-food-web/

 

                                                    WATCH 

                                 "MERCURY RISING"  Short Film

                      THE POISONING OF NATURE'S WEB OF LIFE

                                 Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food 

                                          http://sco.lt/51lBMv

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

 

Syracuse.com, May 18, 2014
▶  IN DEPTH STUDY: HIGH LEVELS OF TOXIC MERCURY FOUND IN ONONDAGA LAKE BIRDS, BATS; STUDIES SHOW CONTAMINATION MOVING UP WEB OF LIFE CHAIN (TO HUMANS) The studies are the first to reveal what researchers and activists have long suspected: That more than a century of industrial waste has left a toxic legacy that goes beyond the devastation of fish life. And it shows that such widespread damage can't be contained in an interconnected web of nature -- researchers suggest that the mercury might be moving higher up the food chain into eagles, snakes and other animals that eat the contaminated birds... http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/high_levels_of_toxic_mercury_found_in_onondaga_lake_birds_bats_new_studies_revea.html

 

EcoWatch, December 12, 2013

-▶ U.S. GREAT LAKES ECOSYSTEMS THREATENED BY FOOD SCARCITY http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/12/great-lakes-ecosystems-threatened-food-scarcity/

 

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

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

 

 

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

 

Azcentral.com, January 22, 2014
-▶  WHO NEEDS A REFUGE? LITTLE OWLS. Around Phoenix and other flat Western expanses where the 10-inch-tall creatures were once ubiquitous, bulldozers churn and pavement covers their native turf. Newly planted trees, cactuses and fences hide potential predators such as coyotes or hawks.  http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140119phoenix-owls-refuge-growth.html?nclick_check=1

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 Huffington Post Green, November 22, 2013
▶ THE LANDSCAPE CAN PROTECT OUR HEALTH -- IF WE PROTECT THE LANDSCAPE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/climate-change-typhoon-haiyan-philippines_n_4320782.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications

 

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

 

  Guardian Environment, January 23, 2013
▶ EUROPE 'HAS FAILED TO LEARN FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS'
Europe has failed to learn the lessons from many environmental and health disasters like Chernobyl, leaded petrol and DDT insecticides, and is now ignoring warnings about bee deaths, GM food and nanotechnology, according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency. Thousands of lives could have been saved and extensive damage to ecosystems avoided if the "precautionary principle" had been applied.
They accuse industry of working to corrupt or undermine regulation by spinning and manipulating research and applying pressure on governments for financial benefit.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/23/europe-failed-learn-environmental-lessons

 

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

September 4, 2013 Grist

▶ WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

 

▶ DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 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

 

 ▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/7UY95t

 

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

 

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

 

▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

 

 ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED BY NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8MkDxJ

 

▶ NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - If We Can't Make Money Off it, it has no value http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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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/

 

 

 GO TO:

 

▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News http://sco.lt/7Myakz

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

▶  Biodiversity IS Life -- #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Water #Forests http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

 

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White-nose syndrome has killed up to 6.7 million bats - Pesticides Linked to Immunosuppression

White-nose syndrome has killed up to  6.7 million bats - 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/

 

Science News, June 10, 2014
▶  DEADLY BAT DISEASE GETS EASIER TO DIAGNOSE. In less than a decade, the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome has taken hold across the eastern half of the United States and up into Canada. With the disease confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin in April, WNS has now been documented in 25 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Millions of hibernating bats from six species have been infected with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/deadly-bat-disease-gets-easier-diagnose

 

                                                            VIDEO
                                             Smithsonian Channel
                                            KILLER IN THE CAVES

There's a killer stalking the caves of North America, from New York, to Vermont and into Canada. Seemingly overnight, a disease known as white-nose syndrome is wiping out bats by the millions.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3374278/killer-in-the-caves

 

 

The Seattle Times, April 10, 2014
▶  WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, FATAL TO BATS, HAS SPREAD TO HALF OF U.S. : NO KNOWN CURE http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023349902_sickbatsxml.html

 

Wisconsin State Journal, April 11, 2014
▶  DISEASE THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF INSECT-EATING BATS HAS NOW HIT WISCONSIN http://host.madison.com/news/local/environment/disease-that-killed-millions-of-insect-eating-bats-has-now/article_a85f506b-2b90-565e-a56a-899413bb0699.html

 

EcoNews, October 31, 2013
▶  BATS DYING IN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS: RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDES TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/bats-dying-in-unprecedented-numbers/

 

 Digital Journal, February 03, 2014
▶ DEADLY BAT DISEASE SET TO SPREAD. North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million due to a fungus called white nose syndrome. As part of the campaign to help eliminate the killer disease, scientists have obtained a new insight into how the fungus spreads. The news is not good. http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/deadly-bat-disease-set-to-spread/article/368746

 

The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
▶  WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/

 

 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

 

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/

 

Summit County, November 16, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY UPS ESTIMATE OF WIND TURBINE BAT DEATHS. 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 Voice, July 21, 2013

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

 

 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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

The IPM Practitioner, Monitoring the Field of Pest Management pdf
                           ▶  SPECIAL PHEROMONE REPORT ▶ 

           BATS, PESTICIDES AND WHITE NOSE SYNDROME  - PDF

                          http://www.birc.org/JunJul2013.pdf

 

Summit County Citizens Voice, October 26, 2013
▶  BAT-KILLING FUNGUS CAN LIVE ON ALMOST ANYTHING  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/26/environment-bat-killing-fungus-can-live-on-almost-anything/

 

 Science Daily, October 25, 2013
▶  FUNGUS THAT CAUSES WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS PROVES HARDY SURVIVOR, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091942.htm

 

▶  USGS NATIONAL WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTER - WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME AND BATS http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/white-nose_syndrome/wns_news.jsp

 

 ▶  FRUIT BATS IN CYPRUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION -- BATS -- WE NEED THEM http://sco.lt/5vPb7Z

 

 

▶  MORE ON THE EXTINCTION OF BATS Summit County Citizens Voice http://summitcountyvoice.com/?s=BATS

 

 ▶  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

 

 

▶  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

 

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

 

 

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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, IN LESS THAN A WEEK http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/killing-spree-slaughters-86-elephants-in-chad/

 

 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

 

 

                                                    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

 

TreeHugger:

-▶ 86 ELEPHANTS, 33 PREGNANT, SLAUGHTERED IN ONE NIGHT http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/86-elephants-33-pregnant-slaughtered-one-night.html

 

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

 

-▶ 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/

 

                                                      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

 

 

                         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

 

 

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/

 

-▶ 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/

 

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                              AND IT'S JUST NOT ELEPHANTS

 

-▶ 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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                                  "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 

 

 

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how could  they get away with doing   this   to a beautiful elli ....done without compassion ...pure evil!

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Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife

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FRANCE 24, March 17, 2014

-▶ HUNTERS SWEAR OFF KILLING IN BID TO PRESERVE IRANIAN WILDLIFE Nineteen hunters in Iranian Kurdistan have sworn off killing animals by breaking their rifles and setting fire to their traps in public. They hope that many more will soon join them in in their effort to preserve Iran's fragile wildlife from the ravages of over-hunting ...http://observers.france24.com/content/20140317-iranian-hunters-rifles-protect-species

 

National Geographic, December 19, 2013
-▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/

 

 

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

 

-▶ SAVING THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE:  TOP PREDATORS CRUCIAL FOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/7629bd

 

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

 

-▶ PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/6Xwk1x

 

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                                  ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                    AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                           http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

 

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                                                      VIDEO

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                             TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                    Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                           http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

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

 

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

 

 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

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

 

-▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF 'CLEAN ENERGY' http://sco.lt/89su3d

 

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

 

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/5Vd02T

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Permaculture Is the Silver-Green Bullet for the Middle East

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Green Prophet, January 16, 2012

▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST “Permaculture made total common sense to me,” insists Nadia Lawton, “it also fitted with my life ethics a a Muslim.” While the first part of Nadia’s statement may not be considered unique, her remark about Islam is. Permaculture is defined as the design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems that have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It basically looks at growing in a holistic framework which promotes sustainability, the conservation of resources and biodiversity.... http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/01/interview-nadia-lawton-talks-about-permaculture-in-the-middle-east/

 

 Middle East Institute, March 06, 2014
▶ EGYPT'S QUIET REVOLUTION:  SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE http://www.mei.edu/content/egypts-quiet-revolution-sustainable-agriculture

 

 Green Prophet, December 12, 2013
▶  WADI RUM BEDOUINS DEFY NATURE BY GROWING ORGANIC VEGGIES IN THE DESERT http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/12/wadi-rum-bedouins-defy-nature-by-growing-organic-veggies/

 

Common Dreams, May 23, 2014
PERMACULTURE POISED TO CONQUER THE CARIBBEAN. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
▶ THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

 

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

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                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

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Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

                                                       WATCH
                           Permaculture TV Free Video Co-operative
       EDIBLE FOREST GARDENING - MANY RIVERS PERMACULTURE
http://permaculture.tv/edible-forest-gardening-many-rivers-permaculture/

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO
                     Food Forest Gardening Education, March 07, 2014
                             THE FOOD FOREST GARDEN SUBURB
http://www.forestgardening.net/forest-garden-suburb-geoff-lawton/ http://ow.ly/uprLD

 

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

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

▶  URBAN HOMESTEADERS PRODUCE 6,000 POUNDS OF FOOD ON 1/10 ACRE http://www.realfarmacy.com/urban-homesteaders-produce-6000-pounds-of-food-on-110-acre/

 

Treehugger, March 11, 2014
▶  WHO KNEW VEGETABLE GARDENS COULD BE SO REVOLUTIONARY? http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/who-knew-vegetable-gardens-could-be-so-revolutionary.html

 

Eat Drink Better
▶  HOW FAMILY FARMS CAN FEED THE WORLD AND SAVE THE EARTH http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/03/10/family-farms-feed-the-world/

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/

 

                                                    WATCH

                                "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE"

                                     Keeping Our Soils Healthy

                                           Documentary (1:28:04)

People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. All around the world, whether you're in South America, in North America, in Europe, in Asia, people are experiencing weather patterns that are out of the norm.  The planet needs permaculture. 

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

 

 United Nations Environmental Programme, March 05, 2014
-▶  UNEP AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) AGREE TO COOPERATE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. United Nations Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, signed a wide-ranging agreement to cooperate on urgent environmental issues. -

 http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2764&ArticleID=10734&l=en

 

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

 

▶  ORGANIC FOOD - WHAT IS AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/7HDYLR

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Global Possibilities, February 24, 2014
▶  VERTICAL AEROPONIC (HYDROPONIC) FARMS: 90% LESS WATER, 90% LESS LAND: AMISH FARM LEADS THE WAY TO LOCAL FOOD SECURITY IN INDIANA http://www.globalpossibilities.org/amish-farm-leads-the-way-to-local-food-security-in-indiana/

 

Gizmag, February 18, 2014
-▶ SRI LANKAN APARTMENT BLOCK TO BE WORLD'S TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN http://www.gizmag.com/clearpoint-residencies-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden/30864/

 

The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

 

The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

 

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

 

 

September 9, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  ONE WEIRD TRICK TO FIX FARMS FOREVER: PEAK SOIL http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/09/cover-crops-no-till-david-brandt-farms

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  HOW SMART ARE PLANTS?  THE INCREDIBLE LANT "BRAIN COMMUNICATION" http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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

 

Inhabitat, February 28, 2014
-▶  THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388

 

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

 

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

 

 

▶  PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

 

 

▶ WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

 February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/87YwxV

 

                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

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

 

 

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

 

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                                                   "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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Nadia Lawton is also the founder of the Jordan Valley Permaculture project in Jordan which was completed in 2011. Located in a harsh desert environment, it demonstrates how permaculture principles can work even in the harshest Middle Eastern climate. “We always wanted to have a demonstration site and education centre to help local people… It has become part of my life work to set this project up so people can live in peace with the environment and each other.”

Nadia is optimistic about the future. Over the years, she states she has seen big changes with more people – from locals to royal families- taking permaculture seriously. In fact, Nadia says she is certain that Permaculture “holds all the answers for food, water and sustainable development [problems in the Middle East] and it fits perfectly with the culture.” So when I ask her what is holding the development of permaculture in the region, she replies that it is limited funding. “This means we have to work with what we have and show people what they can do with minimum funding, which is good. But we always want to do more, so we can help more people.”

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Wetlands Vital in Supporting Human Life and Biodiversity

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 UN Report - 16 October 2012 –

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

October 16, 2012 UNEP News Center

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

 

 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

 

Voice of America, May 22, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Treehugger, April 10, 2014

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

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

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

 

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

 

  Nature Magazine, February 19, 2014

-▶ CHINESE CONTRACTED FOR NICARAGUA "PANAMA" SIZE CANAL WOULD WREAK ENVIRONMENTAL RUIN.

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

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

 

Phys.Org, February 12, 2012

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

 

Deep Green Resistance News Service

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

 

 The Washington Post, December 08, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

NOAA Fisheries

-▶ WHY WETLANDS MATTER:

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                LOVELY VIDEO

                                                     AWHAR:

              RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                                  Full Episode

                                            http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Environmental Protection, February 03, 2014

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

                                                    --- WATCH --

               EDGE OF THE EVERGLADES - THE BIG CYPRUS SWAMP

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

 

 

July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

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

 

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

 

January 18, 2013 Guardian

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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

 

November 9, 2012 Living on Earth

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands

 

 

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AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶ OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

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

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

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

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY AGAINST ANIMAL WELFARE VIOLATIONS AND GMO WOES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/right-to-farm_n_5574943.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE FARMING A RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
 -▶ FORGET AG-GAG LAWS.  THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG'S RIGHT TO FARM: State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

                                                     WATCH
                             Anna Lappé Food MythBusters
DO WE REALLY NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017
▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 


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

 

  Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014

▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

 

                                           INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

▶  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

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

 

 September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

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

 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

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

 

 

 

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014
  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

                                                        BIG FOOD:

Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

 

Climate Progress, July 09, 2014
▶ THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF INDOOR FARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/09/3442719/weird-wonderful-indoor-farming/

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

 

                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

 

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

                                                        WATCH:
                                                   Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

 ▶ WALL STREET BANKS, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN/FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

 

 

 

 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

 

- ▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RIKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 Geneva Patch, February 17, 2014
 - ▶ EATING FROM THE GROUND UP:  GMO's MAY CAUSE THYROID ISSUES http://geneva.patch.com/groups/momentum-/p/gmos-may-cause-thyroid-issues

 

 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

 

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

 

 

 

 -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

 The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

 

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

 

 

QuestScience, February 14, 2014
-▶ LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL GARDEN:  GROWING MORE FOOD WITH LESS - BIOINTENSIVE FARMING. Teaching people around the globe how to grow food in a sustainable way. http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/18/lessons-from-a-global-garden-growing-more-food-with-less/

 

Independent, February 27, 2014
-▶ THIRD OF THE WORLD'S FOOD IS NEVER EATEN - AND IT'S INCREASING THE COST OF YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/damning-world-bank-report-record-wheat-and-maize-harvests-bring-food-prices-down--but-a-third-of-all-produce-is-binned-9158044.html

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014
  - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

 

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

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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

 

 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE:  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION http://sco.lt/6JSMuf

 

 -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 

 -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT: - JUNK FOOD - PROCESSED GMO FOOD CONSUMPTION RAMPANT http://sco.lt/6sIjzN

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

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

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

 

▶ THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

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

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

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

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

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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 5:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 12:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 7:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse

A Disaster : Loss of Two Thirds of Top Predators Causing Global Ecosystems To Collapse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

   -▶ ACROSS THE WORLD, WE'RE LOSING OUR LARGE CARNIVORES

The decline of large predators and other "apex consumers" at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems across the planet

STUDY FINDS found that more than three-quarters of all large predators—including wolves, bears, and lions—are in decline due to habitat loss and human persecution. Many of the animals now roam territory that’s half the size of what it once was, and most carnivores have already become extinct in the developed world.... http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020

 

 

National Geographic May 08, 2014
   -▶ AFRICA'S SILENT SPRING IS UPON US. POISONING OUR WILDLIFE WITH PESTICIDES - AN EPIDEMIC The use of highly toxic pesticides to poison wildlife can be best described as silent, cheap, easy, and effective. It is so effective that a number of species of African wildlife are in decline due to poisoning. These include lions, hyenas, eagles, and especially vultures. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/08/africas-silent-spring-is-upon-us/

 

 Conservation Magazine, July 31, 2008
  -▶ ECOSYSTEMS UNRAVELING. Pull predators out of the mix, and a once lush green world turns into an ecological shop of horrors http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/ecosystems-unraveling/

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News

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

 

National Geographic, December 19, 2013
-▶ 4 WAYS HELPING PEOPLE IS SAVING RARE WILDLIFE.  Supporting local people is key to conservation of lions, wild dogs, and other threatened animals http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131220-big-cats-snow-leopards-lions-conservation-animals-science/

 

 

MinnPost, January 14, 2014

 -▶ LOSS OF BIGGEST PREDATORS IS SEEN AS A THREAT THAT MIGHT RIVAL CLIMATE CHANGE. The faltering fortunes of the world's 31 largest carnivores are having ripple effects far beyond simple predator-prey relationships, setting off cascades of ecological change that could prove as significant a threat as climate change to earthly life as we now know it... http://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2014/01/loss-biggest-predators-seen-threat-might-rival-climate-change

 

Science Daily, February 22, 2012
 -▶  PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS MAKE POSSIBLE THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF COMPLEX ECOSYSTEMS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120222154633.htm#.T0cG2iWpjTY.twitter

 

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

 

Science Daily, July 14, 2013

▶ LOSS OF TOP ANIMAL PREDATORS HAS MASSIVE ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110714142133.htm

 

Mongabay, May 06, 2014
 -▶ LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND DEFORESTATION CAN INCREASE HUMAN DISEASEhttp://news.mongabay.com/2014/0508-morgan-deforestation-disease.html?n3ws1ttr

 

ReWild | KCET January 10, 2014

 -▶ LOSING BIG CARNIVORES MAY BE AS BIG A THREAT AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/mammals/losing-big-carnivores-may-be-as-big-a-threat-as-climate-change.html

 

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

 

Science Daily, January 09, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                           OUR TOP PREDATORS ARE CRUCIAL

         HOW WOLVES INCREASED BIODIVERSITY IN YELLOWSTONE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1127450598/our-top-predators-are-crucial-how-wolves-increased-biodiversity-in-yellowstone-video

 

 ScienceInsider, March 28, 2014
▶ WIPING OUT WORLD' S VULTURES: SCIENTISTS CALL ON SPAN TO BAN VULTURE=KILLING DRUG http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/03/scientists-call-spain-ban-vulture-killing-drug

 

32 Predators, January 12, 2014
-▶  A FUTURE WITHOUT CARNIVORES WOULD BE TRULY SCARY http://32predators.com/a-future-without-carnivores-would-be-truly-scary/

 

Focusing on Wildlife, November 9, 2013
-▶ CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES IN SUMATRA ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/critically-endangered-species-in-sumatra-on-the-road-to-extinction/

 

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

 

 

 

CanisLupus 101, Maoy 03, 2014

  -▶ TURNING HUMANS FROM ENEMIES INTO ALLIES:  PREDATOR CONSERVATION RELIES ON UNDERSTANDING HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2014/05/predator-conservation-relies-on.html

 

 

Mother Nature Network, May 02, 2014
▶ THESE BABY KIT FOXES ARE STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/one-glimpse-of-these-baby-kit-foxes-and-youll-be-hooked-on-their-story

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH
                                            PBS NOVA PREVIEW
                                  "WILD PREDATOR INVASION"

               When Man Tries to Control the Natural Balance of Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/wild-predator-invasion.html

                                                      WATCH

                                      "FORTRESS OF THE BEARS"
Enter a world shaped by bears, trees, and salmon, and explores the delicate balance of their interconnected lives... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/fortress-of-the-bears/introduction/7475/

 

 Conservation Bytes

 -▶ ESSENTIAL ROLE OF CARNIVORES ON THE WANE. these essential ecosystem engineers are extremely prone to persecution and decline/extinction. Of the 31 largest (≥ 15 kg) carnivores (excluding pinnipeds – i.e., seals, sea lions & walruses), 61 % are threatened, 77 % are declining, and the average occupancy of their original ranges is just 47 % (ranging from < 1 to 73 %).
  The ages-old notion that predators should be feared and eliminated is waning, but perhaps not quickly enough before the predators themselves disappear. The evidence that they provide positive outcomes for human society is mounting and vindicates these species as vilains. Anyone doubting the essential role of carnivores needs to read this paper. http://conservationbytes.com/2014/01/10/essential-role-of-carnivores-on-the-wane/

 

Wildlife Extra News, March 2014

▶ THE DEATH (POISONING) OF DINGOES PROVES TO HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON AUSTRALIAN BIODIVERSITY. “Dingoes should not be poisoned if we want to halt the loss of mammal biodiversity in Australia,” said Dr Mike Letnic, senior author of the report. “We need to develop strategies to maintain the balance of nature by keeping dingoes in the bush, while minimising their impacts on livestock."
  This is the first study to show how removing large carnivores can result in simultaneous population outbreaks of herbivores and smaller predators, and that these population outbreaks can, in turn, have negative effects on smaller mammals. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/dingo-poisoning-685.html

 

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

 

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

 

                                            WE WERE WARNED:

August 15, 2010 Guardian Environment
UN Environment Programme:

 -▶ 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

 

                                                  -- WATCH--
                                                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/

 

 

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

 

CNN, February 13, 2014
-▶  MASS KILLING OF DEER TO MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER? THE GROWING IMBALANCE OF OUR ECOSYSTEMS http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/opinion/safina-culling-wildlife-deer/index.html

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     "HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT"

                       CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                           http://sco.lt/67y5Fh

 

                                                   VIDEO
                                              KQED Quest
TOP CATS: HOW PUMAS AND OTHER APEX PREDATORS' POPULATIONS AFFECT THE BIG BIODIVERSITY PICTURE  http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/05/01/top-cats-how-pumas-and-other-apex-predators-populations-affect-the-big-biodiversity-picture/

 

▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED BY NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8MkDxJ

 

                                                     WATCH

                              TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

               Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                        http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

Save Our Seas:

 -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss

 

-▶ 100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

                                                       WATCH

                         OVERFISHING - THE CONSEQUENCES

                                         http://sco.lt/8W6PHl

 

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

 

▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

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

 

NPR Radio, February 14, 2014

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

 

 

 NBC News, July 09, 2014

 -▶ CRY WOLF? LARGE CARNIVORE DECLINE PUTS HUMANS AT RISK, STUDY SAYS . Coexistence is increasingly necessary if the world hopes to reverse a downward spiral of its largest carnivores such as wolves as well as lions, tigers, and bears, according to a review study published Thursday in the journal Science. 

As the carnivores decline, ecosystems and food chains that humans depend on for survival are unraveling and, in many cases, adding to the economic woes of everyone from farmers to ecotourism companies...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/cry-wolf-large-carnivore-decline-puts-humans-risk-study-says-2D11880999

 

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                                               KILL ALL WOLVES

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

 

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

 

September 8, 2013 Scientific American

▶ VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE “If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference

 

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

 

 

 LiveScience, October 01, 2009
 -▶ LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE. The catastrophic decline around the world of "apex" predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase in smaller "mesopredators" that are causing major economic and ecological disruptions, a new study concludes. http://www.livescience.com/9716-loss-top-predators-causing-ecosystems-collapse.html

 

TakePart, January 14, 2014

 -▶ ON THE BRINK OF A WORLD WITHOUT LARGE PREDATORS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/01/13/brink-world-without-large-predators

 

Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
 -▶ RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

 

 

Mirror OnLine, January 26, 2014
-▶ SICK FOX HUNTERS VICIOUSLY SLAUGHTER ANIMAL AS CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE WATCH ON http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-fox-hunters-slaughter-animal-3062356#.Uudl5PbTlcw

 

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

 

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

 

International Business Times, January 10, 2014
-▶ AS NUMBERS OF LARGE CARNIVORES DECLINE, SCIENTISTS URGE EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION METHODS
Populations of large carnivores such as lions, wolves and bears are declining in ecosystems around the planet, changing the face of landscapes from the tropics to the Arctic while also putting humans at risk, according to a new study published Friday in the journal Science.
 http://www.ibtimes.com/numbers-large-carnivores-declines-scientists-urge-effective-conservation-methods-1534374

 

 

 

  -▶ 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

 

  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

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

 

 National Science Foundation, January 15, 2014

 -▶ LOSS OF LARGE PREDATORS CAUSING WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION OF ECOSYSTEMS. The study looked at research results from a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and concluded "the loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind's most pervasive influence on the natural world." http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121020

 

                                                     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/

 

 

 New York Times, February 01, 2014
-▶ SAVING MORE THAN JUST SNOW LEOPARDS: Communities coming together in the cold, rugged mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/opinion/saving-more-than-just-snow-leopards.html

 

 

 - ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: DESTROYING OUR FORESTS FOR "GREEN" ENERGY AND BIG http://sco.lt/7gfXAv

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

The Ecologist

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ GMO TREES, BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS. Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams

 -▶ TERRACIDE:

THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING OUR PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS

 

 

 ▶ MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE NOW LOWEST ON RECORD - TRACKING THE CAUSES - HABITAT LOSS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/6gjf9t

 

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

 

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                                                         SEE

             

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, January 15, 9:09 AM

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"The removal of predators like sharks and sea otters, bass and wolves has consequences," said Garrison, "not only for these species, but for all of us."

"The top-down effects of apex consumers in an ecosystem are fundamentally important, but it is a complicated phenomenon," Estes said. "They have diverse and powerful effects on the ways ecosystems work, and the loss of these large animals has widespread implications."

Estes and co-authors cite a wide range of examples in their review, including:

The extirpation of wolves in Yellowstone National Park led to over-browsing of aspen and willows by elk; restoration of wolves allowed the vegetation to recover.Dramatic changes in coastal ecosystems followed the collapse and recovery of sea otter populations. Sea otters maintain coastal kelp forests by controlling populations of kelp-grazing sea urchins.The decimation of sharks in an estuarine ecosystem caused an outbreak of cow-nosed rays and the collapse of shellfish populations.

Despite these and other well-known examples, the extent to which such interactions shape ecosystems was not widely appreciated, scientists say.

"There's been a tendency to see it as idiosyncratic and specific to particular species and ecosystems," Estes said.

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Christian Allié's comment, January 15, 9:10 AM
Great work, thanks a lot!
Rescooped by pdjmoo from CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL
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Coal burning exacts a lethal price

Coal burning exacts a lethal price | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

                     300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014
CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE vs COAL http://ow.ly/yhOTD

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

Grist, May 23, 2014
 -▶ DO COAL COMPANIES HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN VOTERS? http://grist.org/business-technology/do-coal-companies-have-more-rights-than-voters/

 

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

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

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

 

 

Grist, February 13, 2014
▶ ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER RIVER RUINED BY A BIG COAL-INDUSTRY SPILL. (not to be confused with the spill of toxic coal-cleaning chemicals that poisoned a West Virginia river last month and left 300,000 people without drinking water.)  http://grist.org/news/another-day-another-big-coal-industry-spill-ruins-a-river/

 

                                  WHEN THE RIVERS RUN BLACK
                   Coal Ash:  America's Largest Industrial Accident
                       https://medium.com/matter/ff09374db13b

 

 Common Dream, February 06, 2014
▶ AS COAL ASH SPEWS INTO NORTH CAROLINA RIVER, MORE TICKING TIME BOMBS THREATEN  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/06-3

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                                  Earth Justice
                         180 SECONDS OF COAL ASH PROBLEMS

Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Coal ash (a byproduct) contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause cancer and developmental problems. It poisons fish and wildlife in rivers and lakes.

In some places the ash is dumped into uncovered pits. In others it sits behind leaky dams. It poisons the air. It destroys the water. And the corporate polluters responsible, they claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_zttjzpL0

 

Earth Justice
▶ HOW COAL ASH CONTAMINATES OUR LIVES

. http://earthjustice.org/our_work/campaigns/coal-ash-contaminates-our-lives

 

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UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA MASSIVE COAL CHEMICAL DISASTER  http://sco.lt/4saARl

 

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June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶   AN INSIDE LOOK INTO WHAT A COAL TERMINAL'S REALLY LIKE: This is required reading — and viewing — for anyone worried about how export terminals handle coal... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/an-inside-look-into-what-a-coal-terminals-really-like/

 

 Reuters, November 18, 2013
▶  'CLEAN UP YOUR ACT', UN CLIMATE CHIEF FIGUERES URGES COAL INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/18/us-climate-talks-idUSBRE9AH0PB20131118?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

July 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360
▶  FACING TOUGH MARKET AT HOME, U.S. COAL GIANT PUSHES OVERSEAS.  SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF CO2 POLLUTION

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/facing_tough_market_coal_giant_peabody_energy_pushes_overseas/2676/

 

Reuters, February 28, 2014

▶ ELDERLY, YOUNG TO LEAVE AREA NEAR AUSTRALIAN MINE FIRE BURNING FOR 3 WEEKS. Children, the elderly and pregnant women have been urged to leave a small Australian town because of health concerns from a fire that has been burning at a nearby coal mine for almost three weeks...

    Particulate pollution, which can damage the lungs and respiratory system, has been measured at more than 10 times the recommended daily threshold in the area around the fire near South Morwell, about 150 km (95 miles) east of the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-australia-minefire-idUSBREA1R0AR20140228

 

                                       THIS IS THE COST OF COAL  -

                                         PHOTO EXPOSE & VIDEO

                                               http://sco.lt/82iv3p

 

Reuters, February 28, 2014
▶ AUSTRALIA: ELDERLY, YOUNG TO LEAVE AREA NEAR AUSTRALIAN MINE FIRE BURNING FOR 3 WEEKS. Children, the elderly and pregnant women have been urged to leave a small Australian town because of health concerns from a fire that has been burning at a nearby coal mine for almost three weeks.
    Particulate pollution, which can damage the lungs and respiratory system, has been measured at more than 10 times the recommended daily threshold in the area around the fire near South Morwell, about 150 km (95 miles) east of the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-australia-minefire-idUSBREA1R0AR20140228

 

 Grist, December 17, 2013
 -▶  IS THE COAL INDUSTRY ABOUT TO WRECK THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF? http://grist.org/news/is-the-coal-industry-about-to-wreck-the-great-barrier-reef/

 

Climate Progress, December 20, 2013
-▶ MASSIVE KOALA-DISPLACING WITH COAL MINE IN AUSTRALIA'S GALILEE BASIN - The AU$6.4 billion mine will produce up to 40 million tonnes of a coal a year, which according to The Guardian, “would release an estimated 85.6m tonnes of CO2 once burned, slightly more than the annual emissions of Romania.” http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/20/3095491/australias-galilee-basin-palmer-coal/#

 

 

 March 7, 2013 - THE DAILY CLIMATE

▶ COAL HEALTH COSTS

Burning coal to produce electricity costs Europeans €42.8 billion, or $55 billion, in health care costs annually, a new analysis finds. In Poland alone, the tab tops €8 billion.... http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/03/coal-health-costs

 

  July 11, 2013 The Nation
▶  THE WAR ON COAL OBAMA ISN'T FIGHTING: MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.thenation.com/blog/175210/war-coal-obama-isnt-fighting#

 

July 25, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  COAL EXPORTS CONTRADICT OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLEDGE, CRITICS SAY  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-exports-contradict-obamas-climate-pledge-critics-say/

 

May 23, 3013 Smart Planet
▶ OBAMA'S COAL COMEBACK http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/coals-us-comeback/20453?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660

 

August 7, 2013 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
▶ WILL EPA PROTECT OUR FAMILIES FROM TOXIC COAL WATER POLLUTION http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/18791-focus--will-epa-protect-our-families-from-toxic-coal-water-pollution

 

 RTCC, February 04, 2014
 ▶ IMF CHIEF LAGARDE WARNS OF MERCILESS, CLIMATE CHANGE: "WE ARE 'SUBSIDIZING BEHAVIOR THAT IS DESTROYING THE PLANET http://www.rtcc.org/2014/02/05/imf-chief-lagarde-warns-of-merciless-climate-change/

 

May 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶ COAL IS REBOUNDING, NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE UP AND THE WORLD'S OIL CARTEL IS HAPPY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-is-rebounding-natural-gas-prices-are-up-and-the-worlds-oil-cartel-is-quite-content/

 

EcoWatch, February 04, 2014
 -▶  WHY BIG COAL OPERATES IN CONSTANT STATE OF VIOLATION http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/04/big-coal-constant-violation/

 

Grist, February 04, 2014
▶  STEP RIGHT UP, BIG COAL, FOR AMERICA'S BIG COAL GIVEAWAY. It’s bad enough that the federal government leases out public lands to private companies to be torn up and mined for coal. Even worse is that the feds are ripping off taxpayers in the process, leasing the coal tracts at way-below-market prices, through a totally inept program, according to a new federal study. http://grist.org/news/step-right-up-big-coal-for-americas-big-coal-giveaway/

 

Summit Voice, June 12, 2013
▶  ARE THE FEDS (ON YOUR BEHALF) GETTING SHORT-CHANGED ON WYOMING COAL LEASES? A report by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General found that U.S. taxpayers are likely losing tens of millions of dollars on bids from mining corporations as a result of a federal leasing program that undervalues the price of coal...http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/06/12/are-feds-getting-short-changed-on-wyoming-coal-leases/

 

▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: COAL, OIL, FRACKING AWAY OUR PUBLIC LANDS: DESTROYING OUR BIODIVERSITY AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/7hcWET

 

Charlotte Observer, December 03, 2013

-▶ USA: TOXIC COAL ASH FROM POWER PLANT KILLS, DEFORMS FISH, POISONS RIVERS - STUDY http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/03/4516452/dukes-coal-ash-kills-deforms-fish.html#.UqAZDI3piRR

 

Think Progress, December 4, 2013
-▶ COAL ASH IS KILLING 900,000 FISH EACH YEAR IN A NORTH CAROLINA LAKE, STUDY FINDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/04/3017841/coal-ash-killing-fish/

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS: 

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL:

                           AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                                http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

 

 July 30, 3013 Grist
▶  DESPITE SLOWDOWN, GLOBAL COAL REMAINS A PLANET-DESTROYING MONSTER http://grist.org/climate-energy/despite-slowdown-global-coal-remains-a-planet-destroying-monster/

 

                                              PAY TO PLAY

Inter Press Service, November 22, 2013
▶  WARSAW:  BIG COAL ANGLES FOR A SLICE OF CLIMATE FINANCE -- TO REDUCE THEIR EMISSIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/big-coal-angles-for-a-slice-of-climate-finance-pie/

 

ClimateProgress, November 12, 2013
▶  THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DANGEROUS NEW EXPERIMENT COAL COMPANIES WANT TO BRING TO AMERICA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/12/2923951/untold-story-wyoming-proposed-coal-project/

 

 February 25, 2012 The Economist
▶ OLD KING COAL: HOW LONG WILL IT REIGN? Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet http://www.economist.com/node/21548237

 

November 1, 2012 Grist

▶  IS THE WORLD'S 'CLEANEST COAL-FUELED POWER PLANT' A CLIMATE BAIT-AND-SWITCH? http://grist.org/climate-energy/worlds-cleanest-coal-fueled-power-plant-is-a-climate-bait-and-switch/

 

 August 30, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Kate Sheppard
▶  DEMOCRATS, LOBBYISTS LAUNCH PRO-COAL ADVOCACY GROUP, UNDER SLICK PR SLOGAN "COAL BLUE" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/democrats-coal-congress_n_3839660.html?ir=Green

 

March 6, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle

▶ USA: MONTANA COAL POWER PLANT SUED OVER POLLUTION CONTROLS http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/Mont-power-plant-sued-over-pollution-controls-4334289.php

 

▶ DOUBTS RAISED OVER COAL SEAM GAS'S GREEN RATING - - Fracking ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-14/study-suggests-coal-seam-gas-dirtier-than-industry-claims/4372410

 

The Institute for Southern Studies
▶ UN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING IN APPALACHIA http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/05/un-human-rights-group-calls-for-investigation-of-m.html

 

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

 

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                                                FOSSIL FUELS

                            --------------------------------------------------------

 

                                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE"

           DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR...

                                         MAY KILL US ALL

                                       http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

January 20, 2012 Treehugger - Lester Brown
▶ GOVERNMENTS SPEND $1.4 BILLION PER DAY IN SUBSIDIES TO DESTABILIZE CLIMATE http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/governments-spend-14-billion-day-destabilize-climate.html

 

▶ FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES FIVE TIMES GREATER THAN CLIMATE FINANCE  http://sco.lt/7mFYcj

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                                            "MERCURY RISING"

                       Short Film : Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                            http://sco.lt/6Kvjof

 

 February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

                                                         VIDEO

THE FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTION TO CHEMICALS AND ENDROCINE DISRUPTION http://www.linktv.org/video/9089/the-fossil-fuel-connection

 

UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

▶ ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'.  HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS: ARCTIC COULD BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6VA1hp

 

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

 

 

▶ CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.

 

 Global Carbon Atlas
-▶ INTERACTIVE: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CARBON ON EARTH  http://globalcarbonatlas.org/?q=outreach

 

 

-▶From: Pavan Sukhdev ‏@PavanSukhdev 

To @pdjmoo : IT' TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION NOW FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUELS HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020

 

▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

 ▶ CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution

 

Ecowatch, December 16, 2013
-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC http://sco.lt/4h5sBN

 

 ▶THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

-▶AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (AND CAN'T) SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

July 23, 2013 Earth Policy Institute

▶  ECO-ECONOMY INDICATORS - CARBON EMISSIONS
FOSSIL FUEL USE PUSHES CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS INTO DANGEROUS TERRITORY http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C52/carbon_emissions_2013

 

 

 ▶ TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE « http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/

 

▶ IPS – MANKIND APPROACHING 'CARBON CLIFF', PricewaterhouseCooper Report Warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/mankind-approaching-carbon-cliff-report-warns/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB: THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES:  http://sco.lt/8lGlgf

 

May 22, 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

▶MOZAMBIQUE: Many people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique indigenous farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

March 7, 2013 Inside Climate News
▶ DIVESTING IN FOSSIL FUELS: SHAREHOLDERS FILE FIRST-EVER 'CARBON BUBBLE' RESOLUTIONS  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130307/investor-shareholders-activism-as-you-sow-carbon-bubble-climate-change-global-warming-fossil-fuels-consol-alpha

 

 

                                               -- WATCH--

                                       NEW FILM: The Ecologist

▶ "COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

▶Could a Chinese carbon cap pave the way for a global climate deal? http://sco.lt/6JW10D

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
▶CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution

 

  March 6, 2013 FUEL FIX

▶ GERMANY: GIANT FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES TRYING TO HOLD BACK THE TIDE http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/03/06/german-oil-exec-countrys-clean-energy-dream-now-a-nightmare/

 

▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB: THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES:  http://sco.lt/8lGlgf

 

 

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                CARBON CAPTURE, CARBON TAX, CARBON PRICING

               ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

                                           PRICING CARBON     

A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

  Ecowatch, December 16, 2013
-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/

 

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC http://sco.lt/4h5sBN

 

August 30, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Kate Sheppard
▶  DEMOCRATS, LOBBYISTS LAUNCH PRO-COAL ADVOCACY GROUP, UNDER SLICK PR SLOGAN "COAL BLUE" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/democrats-coal-congress_n_3839660.html?ir=Green

 

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

June 28, 2013 Grist
**** CARBON CAPTURE
▶ CENTURIES WORTH OF CO2 EMISSIONS COULD BE STORED UNDERGROUND, BUT AT WHAT COST? http://grist.org/news/centuries-worth-of-co2-emissions-could-be-stored-underground-but-at-what-cost/

 

March 12, 2012 The Energy Collective

▶ GRASPING AT STRAWS: DIRECT AIR CAPTURE OF CO2 IS BECOMING A BUSINESS FOR BETTER OR WORSE http://theenergycollective.com/marcgunther/79135/direct-air-capture-co2-becoming-business-better-or-worse

 

July 4, 2013 Science Daily

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES USING DIRTY TRICKS FROM 'TOBACCO WARS' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130704095132.htm

 

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                         USA LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? 

          FRACKING FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL

                                         http://sco.lt/7vJJjt

-                       --------------------------------------------------------------

 

New Scientist, February 13, 2014
▶ FIRE IN THE HOLE:  AFTER FRACKING COMES COAL - IF YOU THOUGHT SHALE GAS WAS A NIGHTMARE, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET  - Dantean inferno of underground coal gasification (UCG)
   A subterranean world of previously ignored reserves is about to be opened up. These are the vast coal deposits that have proved unreachable by conventional mining, along with gas deposits around them. To the horror of anyone concerned about climate change, modern miners want to set fire to these deep coal seams and capture the gases this creates for industry and power generation. Some say this will provide energy security for generations to come. Others warn that it is a whole new way to fry the planet.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129560.400-fire-in-the-hole-after-fracking-comes-coal.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.Uv1jffZkJK4

 

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

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

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

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

 

 THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY  http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

 

 

 

                                              NOTES FROM:

▶  WARSAW COP19 UNFCCC CLIMAGE CHANGE CONFERENCE - November 11 - 22 2013 http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

 

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Rarest gorillas lose half their habitat in 20 years

Rarest gorillas lose half their habitat in 20 years | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Mongabay,

-▶  GREAT APES HABITAT

Cross River gorillas and eastern gorillas lost more than half their habitat since the early 1990s due to deforestation, logging, and other human activities, finds a comprehensive new assessment across great apes' range in West and Central Africa..

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html

 

 

                                                           VIDEO

                        GORILLA HABITAT IN RWANDA UNDER THREAT

-▶  Mountain Gorillas survive on a fragile ecosystem and over 200 different varieties of leaves. Rwanda's verdant Virunga forests are a carbon sink and are home to rare mountain gorillas. Their habitat however is critically endangered. New projects seek to protect the primate, its ecosystems and forests... http://sco.lt/7lIwcL

 

 -▶  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

 

 The Jane Goodall Institute
-▶  JANE'S REASONS FOR HOPE http://www.janegoodall.org/janes-reasons-hope

 

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

 

 

 World Widlife Fund - PHOTOS
-▶  5 GORILLA FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://worldwildlife.org/stories/7-gorilla-facts-you-should-know

 

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-

 

 MongaBay, February 25, 2014

-▶ BORNEO MONKEYS LOSE A TENTH OF THEIR HABITAT IN ONE DECADE. Palm oil, industrial timber plantations, and logging concessions were the biggest dangers for the monkeys... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0225-endangered-langurs.html

 

 

                                              "Z00S" (PODCAST)

                                       RadioLab, March 14, 2014

                                       UNCAGING THE CAGED

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

 

 

 

Science Daily, January 09, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF LARGE CARNIVORES POSES GLOBAL CONSERVATION PROBLEM, CHANGING OUR ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109143754.htm

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                       PBSNature
                                       "THE FUNKIEST MONKEYS"
Nature observes a troop of endangered crested black macaques and explores what is causing their decline
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-funkiest-monkeys/the-funkiest-monkeys/8625/

 

Mongabay, November 27, 2013
-▶  ONLY 28% OF POTENTIAL BONOBO HABITAT REMAINS SUITABLE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1127-hance-bonobo-range.html

 

Treehugger, March 4, 2013

-▶  NEARLY 3,000 WILD GREAT APES 'STOLEN' EACH YEAR http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nearly_3000_wild_great_apes_stolen_each_year_UN_999.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

 

                                              MORE THAN HUMAN: 

                              STRIKING PORTRAITS OF ANIMALS

                                               http://sco.lt/9Cx3BZ

 

 

Africa Geographic, February 27, 2014
-▶  VIDEO OF A TOUCHING CHIMP RELEASE FROM JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE'S CHIMP REHAB CENTER IN THE CONGO
http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/videos/video-of-a-touching-chimp-release/

 

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

 

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

 

 -▶  IGNORING NATURE NO MORE: STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

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

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 8, 2013

-▶  ON THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/the-nature-and-causes-of-environmental-violence/

 

                                                            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

 

 

 -▶  SURGING DEMAND FOR VEGETABLE OIL DRIVES RAINFOREST DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/6yY5Vh

 

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

 

ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013
-▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? IF A TREE DOESN'T FALL IN CHINA, CAN YOU HEAR IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154553.htm

 

 

-▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING : NATURE IS PRICELESS (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
                                                  SLIDESHOW

                                     Care2 December 12, 2013
-▶  ANIMALS WHO MOURN THEIR DEAD http://www.care2.com/causes/4-animals-who-mourn-their-dead.html?page=3

 

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

 

                                                           VIDEO

                               HOW LEOPARD DIABOLO BECAME SPIRIT

             The incredible story of how leopard Diabolo became Spirit

                           Anna Breytenbach, "animal communicator"

                                                  http://ow.ly/rPFwE

 

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

 

                   THE AFRICA'S GREAT FEMALE  ENVIRONMENTALIST -

                                              WANGARI MAATHAI

How Does The Simple Act of Planting a Tree Lead to Political Change and a Nobel Peace Prize? http://ow.ly/rNgxM

 

                                                        WATCH

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                      "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

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

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

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

 

 

▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

 

 

 

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The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff

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 MAY 2013 National Geographic

▶  OUR FERTILIZED WORLD

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world.

Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and force it into a chemical union with the hydrogen in natural gas, creating the reactive compounds that plants crave. That nitrogen fertilizer—more than a hundred million tons applied worldwide every year—fuels bountiful harvests.

Yet this modern miracle exacts a price. Runaway nitrogen is suffocating wildlife in lakes and estuaries, contaminating groundwater, and even warming the globe’s climate. As a hungry world looks ahead to billions more mouths needing nitrogen-rich protein, how much clean water and air will survive our demand for fertile fields?... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

 

                                                         VIDEO
                              MSNBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (22:36)

                                                  July 07, 2014
-▶ KOCH-BACKED AG HIDES TRUTH OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZER PLANT DANGERS - AG-GAG LAWS http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/koch-backed-ag-helps-hide-chemical-dangers-298973251858

 

 

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

 

Voice of America, May 22, 2014
▶ STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

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

 

▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html

 

July 5,2013 NPR

▶  WHAT IS FARM RUNOFF DOING TO THE WATER? http://www.kccu.org/post/what-farm-runoff-doing-water-scientists-wade

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
▶ WORLDWIDE STUDY FINDS THAT FERTILIZER DESTABILIZES GRASSLANDS http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/worldwide-study-finds-that-fertilizer-destabilizes-grasslands/

 

                                                         VIDEO

                           July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶ CHINA'S LARGEST ALGE BLOOM TURNS THE YELLOW SEA GREEN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/04/china-algal-bloom-yellow-sea-green

 

June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/

 

August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/

 

 

Earth Policy Institute, January 08, 2014
▶  MANY COUNTRIES REACHING DIMINISHING RETURNS IN INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER USE. Despite this U.S. advantage in fertilizer use efficiency over China, over-application poses serious pollution problems in both countries. Fertilizer runoff from the U.S. Corn Belt, for example, contributes heavily to an annual oxygen-starved “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico—an area where sea life cannot exist, which in some years grows to the size of New Jersey... http://www.earthpolicy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights43

 

April 2, 2013 Science Daily

▶  INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER USE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASE IN NITROUS OXIDE IN ATMOSPHERE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402144930.htm

 

Terra Daily, October 28, 2013
▶  INCREASING TOXICITY OF ALGAL BLOOMS TIED TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Increasing_toxicity_of_algal_blooms_tied_to_nutrient_enrichment_and_climate_change_999.html

 

NJToday.Net, November 24, 2013

▶  NEW JERSEY, USA: NO-FERTILIZER LAW GOES 'GREENER' FOR WINTER LAWNS http://njtoday.net/2013/11/24/the-state-were-in-new-fertilizer-law-goes-greener/

 

▶  U.S. OHIO SENATE BILL SEEKS TO CURB SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER RUN OFF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/

 

▶  DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NITROGEN-REDUCTION BILL FOR NATURE AREAS  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dutch_government_introduces_nitrogen-reduction_bill_for_nature_areas_999.html

 

 August 8, 2013 QUESTScience
▶  FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS FROM FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/farmers-fight-back-against-toxic-algal-blooms/

 

                                                    VIDEO
                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html

 

June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  BIGGEST DEAD ZONE EVER FORECAST IN GULF OF MEXICO http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130621-dead-zone-biggest-gulf-of-mexico-science-environment/

 

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

 

Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

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

 

StarNews Online, October 8, 2013

▶  MASSIVE FISH KILL CONTINUES ON NEUSE RIVER, CAROLINA http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718?p=2&tc=pg

 

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

 

 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 SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html

 

The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013
▶ A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': INDUSTRIAL FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS http://sco.lt/5kCdfd

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j

 

BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209

 

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

 

 Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER. he researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

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

 

 PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

The Guardian Science, November 2, 2013
▶  FROM FERTILIZER TO ZYKLONB: 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT BROUGHT LIFE AND DEATH http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/03/fritz-haber-fertiliser-ammonia-centenary

 

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

 

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

 

▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS: DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 ▶  HUMAN ACTIVITY IS LINKED TO MASS DOLPHIN DEATHS. "The immune systems of many marine mammals, especially coastal species like bottlenose dolphins, can be negatively affected by factors such as agricultural runoff, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs, DDT) and other contaminants," http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359799

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

June 23, 2013 Climate & Capitalism

▶  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/24/biggest-dead-zone-ever-coming-to-the-gulf-of-mexico/

 

July 16, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
▶  THE SCIENTIST AND STARTUPS CONVERTING WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN ENERGY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/waste-water-convert-clean-energy

 

 

▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz

 

 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH

 

 

 

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

 

▶  +++ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

 

Feb 6, 2012 = YES Magazine

▶  GOING BEYOND ORGANIC, A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS http://sco.lt/7uZHJR

 

 

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Benny Haoxiang Liang's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:47 PM

The econimic contrast between Africa, the United States, and China is staggering.  From using by far excessive amounts of fertilizer in China, measured in hundreds of pounds per acre, to Africa, where the amount used is measured in handfuls.  Overuse of fertilizer is an issue that definitely needs to be addressed.  Algal blooms flowing down rivers have the potential to cripple the economies of sea-driven towns.

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Bringing Nature Back Into Your Urban Life -- and The Work Place, Schools and Cities

Bringing Nature Back Into Your Urban Life -- and The Work Place, Schools and Cities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Fast Co Exist

- ▶ THESE OFFICE WORKERS CAN TEND CROPS WHILE THEY'RE IN BORING MEETINGS.  A building in Tokyo that has 200 species of rice fruits and veggies may have reached new levels in the craze to green the office....  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016191/these-office-workers-can-tend-crops-while-theyre-in-boring-meetings

 

Women's Health Magazine, March 01, 2013
 - ▶ THE SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF NATURE http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/nature

 

 

Mongabay, April 11, 2014
 - ▶ LIFE FINDS A WAY:  THE SURPRISING BIODIVERSITY OF CITIES. 

Public perception of wildlife tends to be tied to natural habitats such as forests, ocean and other wild settings. However, cities can provide habitat for many animals and plants. In the largest global assessment of urban biodiversity to date, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, researchers examined the biodiversity of urban areas and found that cities are home to a surprising number of species. The study underlines the conservation importance of preserving and creating green spaces when it comes to urban planning.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0411-levikov-cities-biodiversity.html#fBOegyyVwsoUc3Vf.99

 

Inhabitat
 - ▶ PLANS UNVEILED FOR INCREDIBLE FUTURISTIC "FLAVOR ORCHARD" FARM CITY IN CHINA. Dense urban centers tend to be disconnected from the farms that feed them. Vincent Callebautcould change that with "Flavors Orchard," a futuristic city district designed for Kunming, China that consists of 45 energy positive villas set on a huge community orchard and food garden. The project boasts state-of-the-art sustainable technologies like automatic temperature regulation synced with the sun’s path, wind power, and a smart energy grid, and it offers residents plenty of fresh air, green space, and delicious produce... http://inhabitat.com/vincent-callebaut-architectures-unveils-futuristic-flavours-orchard-eco-district-for-china/flavors-orchard-vincent-callebaut-china-farm-city-14/?extend=1

 

 - ▶ AGRITECTURE:  OFFICE BUILDINGS THAT GROW FOOD  http://sco.lt/8m8LZ3

 

Gizmag, January 15, 2014
-▶ ARCHITECTS, URBANARBOLISMO'S HUGE HYDROPONIC VERTICAL GARDEN INCORPORATE OVER 33,000 PLANTS. A vertical garden covering 1492m2 has been created in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The garden, which adorns the the Palacio de Congresos Europa (Palace of Congresses Europe) and incorporates over 33,000 individual plants, was designed by Alicante-based sustainable architecture firm Urbanarbolismo. http://www.gizmag.com/urbanarbolismo-1500-meter-squared-vertical-garden/30468/

 

 - ▶ THE PLANT SKYSCRAPERS:  GIANT GREENHOUSES IN CITY CENTRES TO HERALD A NEW AGE OF FARMING? http://sco.lt/8m8Cun

 

                                                       VIDEO
                    RETHINKING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE
▶ BUILDING HOUSES, DESIGNED & INFORMED BY NATURE --  WITH 3D-PRINTING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9XH210U4g

 

Conservation Magazine, February 17, 2014
  ▶ 7 BENEFITS TO BRINGING NATURE BACK TO CITIES http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/7-benefits-bringing-nature-back-cities/

 

 - ▶ THE PLANT SKYSCRAPERS:  GIANT GREENHOUSES IN CITY CENTRES TO HERALD A NEW AGE OF FARMING? http://sco.lt/8m8Cun

 

FastCo Exist

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

 

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

 

TreeHugger, November 28, 2013

 - ▶ THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: OPEN OFFICES FOR ALL, IT IS MORE FLEXIBLE, ADAPTABLE AND "GREEN" http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/open-offices-all-it-more-flexible-adaptable-and-green.html

 

- ▶  OFFICE EXERCISE: TRY A WALKING MEETING  http://sco.lt/8TQ5E9

 

 Runner's World & Running Times, January 16, 2014
- ▶  WHY RUN IN PARKS WHEN YOU'RE IN A CITY? NEW RESEARCH FROM JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY http://www.runnersworld.com/sports-psychology/why-to-run-in-parks-when-youre-in-a-city?page=single

 

April 2, 2013 Treehugger

- ▶ STUDY SHOWS A WALK IN THE PARK FIXES A FUZZY BRAIN http://www.treehugger.com/health/study-shows-walk-park-fixes-fuzzy-brain.html


- ▶ RESEARCH CONFIRMS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT GREEN SPACE DOES IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

The new study compared the mental well-being of hundreds of people in the UK who moved from a grey urban setting to a greener area to those who moved in the opposite direction.The results revealed that those surrounded by nature felt happier and more content for many years.

http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124091-green-space-boosts-happiness-for-years%2C-new-research-confirms.html

 

Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013

▶ BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/

 

August 29, 2013 Grist
- ▶ 'SLOW BIKING' IS THE NEWEST MOVEMENT AGAINST MINDLESS SPEED http://grist.org/list/slow-biking-is-the-newest-movement-against-mindless-speed/

 

August 28, 2013 BBC News Business
- ▶ THE U.S. PROFESSIONALS QUITTING THE RATE RACE TO BECOME FARMERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23849569

 

Gizmag, February 18, 2014
-▶ SRI LANKAN APARTMENT BLOCK TO BE WORLD'S TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN http://www.gizmag.com/clearpoint-residencies-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden/30864/

 

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

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

 

                                            REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                           http://sco.lt/6BGlA9

 

Science Daily, January 31, 2014

- ▶ GATHERING 'WILD' FOOD IN THE CITY: RETHINKING THE ROLE OF FORAGING IN URBAN ECOSYSTEM PLANNING, MANAGEMENT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140131093339.htm


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

 

Treehugger, October 15, 2013

- ▶ WHY YOUR BRAIN NEEDS BREAKS FROM WORK http://www.treehugger.com/health/why-your-brain-needs-breaks-work.html

 

Fast Company:
- ▶ WHY YOU NEED TO UNPLUG EVERY 90 MINUTES. While we often imagine ourselves as machines--which move linearly--we're actually organisms, which move cyclically. And to do our most creative, productive work, we need to step to that rhythm....  http://www.fastcompany.com/3013188/unplug/why-you-need-to-unplug-every-90-minutes

 

- ▶ THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS - RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY http://sco.lt/6TGUIT

 

 

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

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

Guardian Sustainable Business

- ▶ 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

 

The Environmental Magazine, December 12, 2013

- ▶ RECONNECT WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS:The Simplest Strategies for Getting Back to Nature Can be as Close as Your Own Backyard - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/blog/reconnect-with-the-great-outdoors1/#sthash.z3T1HwVJ.dpuf

 

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

 

Treehugger, November 22, 2013
- ▶  BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY BY GETTING A POTTED PLANT http://www.treehugger.com/health/boost-productivity-getting-potted-plant-scientists.html

 

 Natural England, October 4, 2013

- ▶ NEW STUDY POINT TO POSITIVE IMPACT OF NATURE OF MENTAL WELL BEING http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/about_us/news/2013/041013.aspx

 

September 9, 2013 Huffington Post The Third Metric
- ▶ 20 SCIENTIFICALLY-BACKED WAYS TO DE-STRESS RIGHT NOW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/stress-relief-that-works_n_3842511.html?ir=Hawaiithat-works_n_3842511.html?ir=Hawaii

 

- ▶ URBICULTURE COMMUNITY FARMS: MILE-HIGH LIFE-CHANGING URBAN FARMING http://organicconnectmag.com/urbiculture-community-farms-mile-high-life-changing-urban-farming/#.UmeMziTc-RR

 

Gizmag, February 18, 2014
-▶ SRI LANKAN APARTMENT BLOCK TO BE WORLD'S TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN http://www.gizmag.com/clearpoint-residencies-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden/30864/

 

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

 

 

August 27, 2013 Living Green Magazine

- ▶ THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/27/mother-nature/the-healing-power-of-nature-excerpt-of-diane-ackermans-essay-from-hope-beneath-our-feet-restoring-our-place-in-the-natural-world/

 

September 13, 2013 PCC Natural Markets
- ▶ VETERANS HEAL BY RETURNING TO FARMING & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/1309/veterans_farming.html

 

Grist, October 15, 2013
- ▶ PRETTY VACANTS:  URBAN COMMUNITIES FILL EMPTY LOTS WITH GARDENS, SKATE PARKS AND CREATIVE POSSIBILITY http://grist.org/cities/pretty-vacants-urban-communities-fill-empty-lots-with-gardens-skate-parks-and-creative-possibility/

 

Alternet, December 23, 2013
-▶ THE AMAZING WAY NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST http://admin.alternet.org/environment/studies-show-amazing-ways-nature-boon-your-health

 

The Ecologist:

-▶ SCIENCE PROVES WHAT WE ALL KNOW: NATURE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTh http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1920068/science_proves_what_we_all_know_nature_is_good_for_your_health.htm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

 September 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Jeffrey Sachs
- ▶  WHAT THE U.S. CAN LEARN FROM DENMARK ABOUT HAPPINESS - THE WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/what-the-us-can-learn-fro_b_3894802.html

 

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

 

- ▶ >> 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"

                              An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

 

 

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IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, August 26, 2013 4:04 AM

Όλοι γνωρίζουμε τι κάνει ένας περίπατος στην φύση, φανταστείτε τώρα και στην δουλειά!

Everyone had felt the regenerative energy of a walk in nature, imagine it now also in your offices!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:57 PM

It seems to be all about nature.

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Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar

Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The World Post, January 26, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEY BEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY : THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR.

    Australia's hottest spring on record has spawn droughts and intense heatwaves; it has been disastrous for honeybees as their hives are melting whilst temperatures soar.

    Plants have responded to the stifling heatwaves this summer (2014) across the Australian continent by substantially lowering nectar production. Bees require nectar to make honey -- their only food source.

Aussie honeybees are also contending with another crisis this summer as climate disruption has their colonies operating in an emergency mode. Bees store their honey in honeycomb cells made of beeswax, which is now melting because daytime temperatures regularly exceed 95 degrees F.

    It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."  There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods.

    Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite&nbsp;&nbsp;Bloomberg

 

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

                               Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00

                  THE  EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                   http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

-▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ

 

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

 

                                            BATTLE FOR THE BEES

Millions of Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                http://sco.lt/8uA025

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014
  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

 

                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE  http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

▶  AUSTRALIA BURNING: Australia bushfires rage out of control - VIDEO http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

                                                    WATCH

                        -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

 

 

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China is the world's biggest honey producer and it will supply Australia with honey. China, however, uses many banned chemicals and faux honey syrups so Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be faced with additional costs of thoroughly examining and testing thousands of tons of imported honey. India and Malaysia are other honey exporting nations vying to supply Australia. This much we know about climate disruption: The price of Australian food is set to rise, again.

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."

There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods. Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops.

 

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Earth Dr Reese Halter is a broadcaster, biologist, educator and author of The Incomparable Honeybee and The Economics of Pollination.