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Bio Re-engineering Nature: Peach genome and Poplars, Willow Trees for Patented Biofuels crops

Bio Re-engineering Nature: Peach genome and Poplars, Willow Trees for Patented Biofuels crops | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 26, 2013 -
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate biofuel crops from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted.... http://www.biofueldaily.com/reports/Peach_genome_offers_insights_into_breeding_strategies_for_biofuels_crops_999.html

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 

GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES - CROSSING ROSES WITH PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS - NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE: RE-ENGINEERING, PRORAMMING  - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

-----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

------  GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

------  PATENT FOR A PIG:  SCIENTIST "IMPROVE' TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

------  FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

------  UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

-----    GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

 

MONSANTO BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM   http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

 

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

 

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EU Ministers Block EU Environment Proposal To Limit GMO Biofuels: Food or Fuel?

EU Ministers Block EU Environment Proposal To Limit GMO Biofuels:  Food or Fuel? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

25 March, 2013 EURACTIVE

Several European ministers are blocking the EU’s proposal to curb the use
of conventional biofuels, while some dispute claims the demand for crop-based oils drives deforestation and food insecurity in other parts of the world.

A majority of EU environment ministers expressed concern over the European Commission’s proposed 5% cap on the inclusion of so-called first-generation biofuels in member states’ renewable energy targets, despite evidence that the fuel can have a worse impact on carbon emissions than conventionally extracted oil.

Leading the calls in last week’s environment council for a weakening of the proposals were a bloc of Central European countries that unofficially dispute the claims that without regulation EU, demand for fuels from grain crops like wheat or soy would drive higher food prices and encourage land-grabs in countries producing the monoculture feedstocks... http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/ministers-block-eu-proposal-limi-news-518698?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=549e677d99-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email

 

17 September, 2012 - EURACTIV
STUDY: BIOFUELS MANDATE COULD INCREASE EU CO2 EMISSIONS Study: Biofuels mandate could increase EU CO2 emissions http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-increase-net-co2-emissi-news-514812

 

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

 

 

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

MORE WHY BIOFUELS ARE NOT THE ANSWER

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Dispelling the Myth of Clean, Green Biomass Power Driven By the Biotech Industry

Dispelling the Myth of Clean, Green Biomass Power Driven By the Biotech Industry | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Telegraph, December 16, 2013
- ▶  THE GREAT BIOFUELS SCANDAL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/biofuels/10520736/The-great-biofuels-scandal.html



Global Justice Ecology Project, March 11, 2015
 - ▶  TELL THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) "NO" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES FOR BIOENERGY  http://globaljusticeecology.org/doe-petition/



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


TruthOut, 15 March, 2013

- ▶  HOW DID SOMETHING THAT EMITS MORE GREENHOUSE GASES THAN COAL COME TO BE INCENTIVIZED AS 'GREEN' ENERGY?... http://truth-out.org/news/item/15011-dispelling-the-myth-of-clean-green-biomass-power


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


IPS News, February 23, 2013
- ▶  BIOFUELS CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRIELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/biofuels-converting-u-s-prairielands-at-dust-bowl-rates/



 - ▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES WOULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN



Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/


- ▶  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                                             FOOD OR FUEL?

                               THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS:

           RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


▶  GRAIN —LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP  http://sco.lt/8MPR6v


Guardian Environment, March 01, 2013
- ▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUTConservationists warn of an impending disaster for habitats already severely marginalised by agricultural change

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa


 February 2013 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott
- ▶  ETHANOL: KING CORN MOWED DOWN TWO MILLION ACRES OF GRASSLAND IN FIVE YEARS FLAT http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/king-corn-gobbles-climate-stabilizing-grassland-midwest


- ▶  CORN ETHANOL:  BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMER AND THE ENVIRONMENT - FARM SUBSIDIES  http://sco.lt/7CNFgX


 

              THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY

                              PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES

       Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops, Biofuels and Oil, Gas Drilling

                                        http://sco.lt/5YvsXZ


 

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

 

Deutche Welles, March 12, 2013

- ▶  BIOFUELS BOOM THREATENS TO DISRUPT GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY. The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk. http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847


BIOFUELS - FOOD OR FUEL

- ▶  CALIFORNIA FARMERS TEAM UP TO CONVERT GMO BEETS TO ETHANOL, BUT HAVE TO DEAL WITH WATER PUMPING RESTRICTIONS AND OVERLY SALTY SOILS  http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld


Mongabay, February 20, 2013
- ▶ BIOFUEL COMPANY CAUGHT CLEARING ELEPHANT HABITAT IN SRI LANKA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0220-hance-yala-biofuel.html


-▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995595515/what-does-biofuel-have-to-do-with-the-price-of-tortillas-in-guatemala


                                                SLIDE SHOW:

                        THE COST OF BIOFUELS IN GUATEMALA

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

                                    ARTICLE - New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feels-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;


Scientific American, January 14, 2012

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: THE DISPOSSESSED Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show]  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=biofuels-land-grab-guatemala


Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

17 September, 2012 - EURACTIV

▶  STUDY: BIOFUELS MANDATE COULD INCREASE EU CO2 EMISSIONS http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-increase-net-co2-emissi-news-514812

 


-▶  BIOFUEL BOOM COULD LEAD TO LIFE-THREATENING OZONE POLLUTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994848120/biofuel-boom-could-lead-to-life-threatening-ozone-pollution


-▶   G8 UNDER PRESSURE TO RETHINK BIOFUEL MANDATES http://sco.lt/7SrhEv

 

- ▶  PATENTING BIOFUELS: BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIOFUELS CROP http://sco.lt/5FBiOv


 Yale Global

- ▶  TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/5iNZyL

 


 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

- ▶  OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY LAUNCH "BLACKMAIL" AD CAMPAIGN  'Give us tax breaks or everybody gets hurt' - See the ads http://sco.lt/5xnPyT



 

- ▶  MORE ON BIOFUELS

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

 

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:16 AM

with the help of corporate media you can spread any lie you want the people to believe.

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BIOFUELS Converting U.S. Prairielands at Dust Bowl Rates

BIOFUELS Converting U.S. Prairielands at Dust Bowl Rates | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 23, 2013 Inter Press Service

BIOFUELS CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRIELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES The rush for biofuels in the United States has seen farmers converting the United States’ prairie lands to farms at rates comparable with deforestation levels in Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/biofuels-converting-u-s-prairielands-at-dust-bowl-rates/


                                             FOOD OR FUEL?

                               THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS:

           RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X



DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7j2i8n


 

MORE ON BIOFUELS

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

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:14 AM

this summer we expect a disaster in the USA.

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

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

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


                   ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

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


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



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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


THE GLOBAL ASSAULT

ON OUR ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND BIOSPHERE


                                                   VIDEO

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

                                  (Warning: Graphic Photos)

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

                               MORE FROM "EARTH CALLING SOS" 

                             http://www.earthcallingsos.com/



                                                     TED VIDEO

       MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Fl3wX


Truthout, April 1, 2014

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


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


                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/

 

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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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

 

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


United Nation International Crime and Justice Research Institute

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

 

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


                                      UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

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


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

 

  PARIS March 13, 2013

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

 

Feb 21, 2013 - The Guardian Leadership Hub

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Global CEO, May 28, 2014

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

 

                                                   WATCH   

                                      SHORT ANIMATED VIDEO
                       ENDING ECOCIDE IN EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL

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

 

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

 

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

 

June 1, 2013 Common Dreams

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


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

 

  March 8, 2013 - Green Prophet

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 16, 2014

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


Mongabay, July 23, 2014

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


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

 


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

 

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


WATCH

Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

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

Switzerland, Geneva, June 27, 2014

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

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

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

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




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THE BIOSPHERE DESTRUCTION

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SHARK FINNING

SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS

http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


                                      THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


                                 NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

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


                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

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


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


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


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


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


                                 -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION

http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


                                                 DEEP END

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


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



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



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

 

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


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

 

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


 

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


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

 


 

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

 

July 28, 2012:

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

 

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

 

Al Jazeera English, April 04, 2014

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


April 6, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                   

                                                    WATCH

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

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


 Summit Voice, March 31, 2013

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


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

 

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

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

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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


 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
-▶ BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder

 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                            Video Report
                            September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶ PHILIPPINES: CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LANDS, LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia. http://sco.lt/7SYVXt

 

 

Environmental Graffiti
 ▶  THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAST STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2

 

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


                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

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

 

                                  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                   "POISONING PARADISE: ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND

Every year, New Zealand drops huge quantities of poison-laced food into its forest ecosystems; enough poison to kill its human population 4 times over, every year. No country has ever done anything remotely similar, on such a scale... The targets are possums and rats, but the poisonous bait kills everything that eats it - including native birds, deer, farm stock, pets, and even insects http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/festival/play/7123/

 

 

 ▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

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

 

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


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

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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

 

 ▶  US STARTS LANDMARK "AGENT ORANGE" CLEANUP IN VIETNAM ---- AND THEY USE THIS ON GMO FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

 ▶  MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Could Begin in Eight Years - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University published in December 2012 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams

 ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

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


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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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


 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US:

                                      CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                           http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

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Corn Ethanol: Bad for Farmers, Consumers and the Environment - FARM SUBSIDIES

Corn Ethanol: Bad for Farmers, Consumers and the Environment - FARM SUBSIDIES | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

February 4, 2013 - Environmental Working Group 
CORN ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT

By driving up the price of food and gas and causing costly engine damage, corn ethanol has been bad news for consumers....

And by driving up the price of food, corn ethanol is also costing all of us money – by increasing the cost of federal programs like food stamps and school lunches.

But corn ethanol has not just been a disaster for consumers, most farmers, and taxpayers; it’s also been a disaster for the environment ...

That’s according to the Swiss Federal Laboratories, which concluded that biofuels “often shift environmental burdens toward land-use related impacts.”

http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/02/corn-ethanol-bad-farmers-consumers-and-environment

 

Environmental Working Group

2012 FARM SUBSIDY DATABASE http://farm.ewg.org/
This data base tracks $240 BILLION in US Farm subsidies from commodity, crop insurance and disaster programs and $37 BILLION in conservation payments paid between 1995 and 2011

 

Environmental Working Group

PLOWED UNDER :  HOW CROP SUBSIDIES CONTRIBUTE TO MASSIVE HABITAT LOSSES http://www.ewg.org/research/plowed-under

 

MORE ABOUT US CORPORATE FARMING - Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/?utm_source=201302newsitegmail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=first-link&utm_campaign=fund

 

 

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Ecosystems at Terminal Risk as Demand Biofuels Soar

Ecosystems at Terminal Risk as Demand Biofuels Soar | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Jan 28, 2013 WORLD WILDLIFE FUND — By 2050, rising population and demand, as well as an increase in use of wood for bioenergy, could triple the amount of wood society takes from forests and plantations per year, according to ... http://ecowatch.org/2013/wood-products-soars-worldwide/

 

WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995595515/what-does-biofuel-have-to-do-with-the-price-of-tortillas-in-guatemala

 

BIOFUEL BOOM COULD LEAD TO LIFE-THREATENING OZONE POLLUTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994848120/biofuel-boom-could-lead-to-life-threatening-ozone-pollution

 

“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3547412451/sustainable-palm-oil-should-not-drive-deforestation

 

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243163603/civil-society-organisations-call-on-financial-institutions-to-stop-funding-deforestation-in-indonesia

 

REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

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 BIOFUELS:

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

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=biofuel

 

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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet.

How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, June 17, 2014
▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DRIVING CLIMATE CHANGE: FOCUS ON FOOD INSECURITY IS THE WRONG MESSAGE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/17/climate-change-advocates-your-focus-on-food-insecurity-is-backfiring

 

 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/

 

 June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶ FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and under-exploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

                                                 SHORT VIDEO:
               THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

Truthout, April 14, 2014
▶ THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE RIGHT TO FOOD. Transitioning from an industrial model of agriculture to a system benefiting small-scale producers - a step governments must support - will not only alleviate worldwide hunger and poverty, but will reduce carbon emissions, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food concludes in a new report. http://truth-out.org/news/item/23086-the-transformative-potential-of-the-right-to-food

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

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

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

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

 

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

 

▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way
 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

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

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013
▶ YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

 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

 

 

                                                    PHOTOS

                                                FastCo Exist

▶  THESE HORRIFYING PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

 Post Growth, November 1, 2013
▶  UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, In 2012 5,000.  The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

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

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

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

 

 

▶ BIG FOOD: MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

 

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                          -- THE US FARM SUBSIDY RACKET --

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶ CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

▶ US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶ THE GUARANTEED INCOME RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:  U.S. GOVERNMENT PAID OUT $17 BILLION FOR "OVER-PLANTED WEATHER-WITHERED CROPS" LAST YEAR — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

September 4, 2013 NPR
▶ THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA IS 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

 

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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

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

 Biosafety Information Center, September 27, 2013
▶ RE: MAKING AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1002

 

11 September 2013, Rome

▶ FOOD WASTAGE FOOTPRINT:  IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES - FAO REPORT - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report. http://reliefweb.int/report/world/food-wastage-footprint-impacts-natural-resources

 

▶ AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

 ▶  FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶

                                     A COMPELLING CASE
                   REVAMPING OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL POLICY

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,  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

                      

 

 August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 

May 27, 2013 Science Daily
▶ EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

 

 

▶ FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILIZED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS : THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

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

 

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NEW REPORT: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

TAKE "MOSIAC" APPROACH TO AGRICULTURE, BOOST SUPPORT FOR SMALL FARMERS http://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=605

 

 Guardian, September 18, 2013
▶ FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT UN WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

 

OnEarth, January 6, 2014
▶AQUIFER ALERT: WHY IS KANSAS RUNNING OUT OF WATER? If you eat corn or wheat in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown with the help of paleowater left over from the last ice age when glaciers covered the Great Plains.And as neat and healthy as that sounds -- paleowater! -- this is not good news.

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

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
▶ GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

 

▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE, OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶ BRAZIL: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MONOCROPS, PESTICIDES AND SOIL DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6SHwH3

 

 FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: 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

 

                                                     BAN GMOs

                                   NOW: A SPECIAL ISIS REPORT

                                            http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

 

                ---  THE NEW APPROACH TO FOOD PRODUCTION --

 

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/

 

August 26, 2013 Guardian Professionals: Farming and Food Security Hub
▶ NEW IDEAS PUT AGRICULTURE CO-OPERATIVES AT THE HEART OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/aug/26/agriculture-co-operatives-markets-credit

 

January 13, 2012 Grist
▶ LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

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

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
▶ EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND FOSSIL FUEL ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS. THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

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

 

 

 

▶ UNCTAD's 2013 Trade and Environment Report ("Wake up before it is too late: make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate") states that monoculture and industrial farming methods are not providing sufficient affordable food where it is needed, while causing mounting and unsustainable environmental damage. ...The report 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." http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

 

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

 

August 6, 2013 Resilience
▶ FIXING FOOD AND FARMING WITH A TRUE-COST ECONOMY
 A paradigm shift is underway in our nation’s approach to food and agriculture. Movements are gaining steam that support organic food, local food, farmers markets, local food security, and food safety. On the food safety front, outrage is growing over the inability to inspect more than two percent of imported food, especially in the wake of food scandals abroad (e.g., melamine in pet food, pork treated with chemicals to taste like beef, deaths of children from school lunches prepared in used pesticide containers)... http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-08-06/fixing-food-and-farming-with-a-true-cost-economy

 

 

 November 1, 2012 Mongabay
▶ FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

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

 

▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

▶ SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

 

 

 

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

 

▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

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

 

                                                 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/

 

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

 

August 21, 2013 Mongabay
▶ PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

 

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

▶ THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                         --- WATCH ---

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel  http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

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

 

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

 

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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:40 PM

This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:31 PM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

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Biofuel boom could lead to life-threatening ozone pollution - Carbon Offset Game

Biofuel boom could lead to life-threatening ozone pollution - Carbon Offset Game | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

THE FOOD VERSUS FUEL FIGHT IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN CORN - January 2, 2013 Union of Concerned Scientist http://blog.ucsusa.org/the-food-versus-fuel-fight-is-about-much-more-than-corn/

 

EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

January 9, 2013 Mongabay:

THE DYING BIOFUEL GLOW

Not long ago biofuels were seen as one of the major tools to combat climate change, but a large number of studies in recent years have shown that many first generation biofuels may have little climate benefit—and some are actually harmful—and are...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0109-hance-biofuel-ozone.html

 

FOOD OR FUEL?  The Terrible Legacy of Biofuels (GMO)- Picture essay http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1994030651/food-or-fuel-the-terrible-legacy-of-biofuels-gmo-picture-essay

 

THE BIOFUEL LANDGRAB : THE DISPOSSESSED IN GUATEMALA - SlideShow http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3981213594/the-biofuel-landgrab-the-dispossessed-in-guatemala-slideshow

 

SLIDE SHOW: The Cost of Biofuels in Guatemala - Photographs - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

 

COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry

 

INDONESIAN PALM OIL IS GROWING SOURCE OF CO2 EMISSIONS, Study Shows | CleanTechies http://blog.cleantechies.com/2012/10/09/indonesian-palm-oil-is-growing-source-of-co2-emissions-study-shows/

 

“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3547412451/sustainable-palm-oil-should-not-drive-deforestation

 

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243163603/civil-society-organisations-call-on-financial-institutions-to-stop-funding-deforestation-in-indonesia

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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil: Scientific American

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil: Scientific American | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

December 7, 2012 - Scientific American

The world's growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change...

Palm oil exports bring Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia $40 billion a year.Yet this profit comes at a terrible toll. Converting forests into oil palm plantations destroys the home of not only orangutans but also such critically endangered creatures as the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran rhino.

Moreover, the denuding of this land through logging and burning releases large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Much of this forest sits on peatland, the draining and burning of which releases even more carbon dioxide than the clearing of the overlying trees does....  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stop-burning-rain-forests-for-palm-oil

 

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

 

 

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

108 million ha OF AMAZON RAINFOREST UP FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENThttp://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-oil.html#3GDrZGXohEFp2p2T.02tp://ow.ly/fW8P3

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZONhttp://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02

December 5,2012 EURACTIVE

EU PALM OIL APPROVAL THREATENS INDONESIA'S FORESTS, NGOs say | EurActiv http://www.euractiv.com/energy/commission-decision-palm-oil-sus-news-516445?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=0c84472a8b-newsletter_energy&utm_medium=email

December 8, 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL HANGOVER FROM INDONESIA'S PALM OIL THIRST http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Environmental_hangover_from_Indonesias_palm_oil_thirst_999.html

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

INDONESIA LOST 8.8m ha OF FOREST IN THE 2000's, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON OF CO2 http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3579095895/indonesia-lost-8-8m-ha-of-forest-in-the-2000s-generating-7-billion-tons-of-co2

EuroActive: HALF OF EUROPE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY 'COMES FROM WOOD'  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3617148159/half-of-europe-s-renewable-energy-comes-from-wood

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

CGIAR Forests: DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS = BIG FACTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts

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

ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

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

ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show] | http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3583837341/biofuels-land-grab-guatemala-s-farmers-lose-plots-and-prosperity-to-energy-independence-slide-show

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Jonathan Geothermal's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:20 AM

Palm oil is increasingly getting attention for being just as destructive to Indonesia's environment and international reputation as the country's coal industry. One more reason to hope Jero Wacik is serious about finally unlocking some of the country's clean energy potential during his time as Energy Minister.

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

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

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

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

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

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VIDEO: USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS - CLEAR CUTTING

VIDEO: USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS - CLEAR CUTTING | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

JUST HORRIFYING FOOTAGE OF USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED CREATING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT FOR A $13 BILLION ANNUAL GMO BUSINESS .....


                                         VIDEO NEWS REPORT

                                   Sept. 12, 2012 PBS Newshour

With 30 million acres of forestland, Oregon has a lucrative timber industry that makes $13 billion each year. But some residents are worried about health and environmental risks posed by a common practice to denude all vegetation and forest life to increase tree growth by chemical spraying such toxins as Agent Orange 2,4-D.... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec12/forests_09-12.html



Truthout, October 26, 2014
 -▶ THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION IS BREWING IN OREGON. In Oregon, the capture of local government by the timber industry results in the destruction of the natural world and the poisoning of the populace.

The reason for this infuriating reality is that timber companies own most of the forests, so, in a sense, they own the natural world of Oregon. These companies do to the people of Oregon what agribusiness does to Americans eating conventional food. They expose them to deleterious substances. And to avoid punishment, the Oregon timber companies have shaped an unconstitutional legal system that protects them. This is done primarily through the 1990's Right to Farm and Forest Act.

The timber industry shows its contempt for people with its "clear-cutting" of the ancient trees. This destructive process brings war to the forest and the natural world. Large machines cut or smash everything in the logged forest. Nothing survives "clear-cutting." And yet after this mechanical war ends, helicopters spray herbicides on the wounded land. And depending on the prevailing winds, the toxic sprays poison creeks, lakes, rivers and humans.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/27023-the-second-american-revolution-is-brewing-in-oregon

 

                       CLEARCUTTING OREGON:  THE TRAGIC TRUTH

                                 http://www.clearcutoregon.com/


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



▶  MAJOR USA TIMBER COMPANIES CREATING CHEMICAL WASTELANDS IN THEIR "PRIVATE" FORESTLAND IN OREGON

August 14, 2012: Center for Investigative Journalism http://cironline.org/reports/oregonians-fear-harmful-effects-timberland-herbicides-3731

Major USA timber companies – Weyerhaeuser, Roseburg Resources, Stimson Lumber, Seneca Jones and others – have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their "private" forestland in Oregon. But many residents suspect chemicals are being carried on mountain currents, prompting health concerns..... http://cironline.org/reports/oregonians-fear-harmful-effects-timberland-herbicides-3731


-▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1


                                                          VIDEO

                                        "ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR"

                                    Seeing The Forests For The Trees

                                                http://sco.lt/8OErrN


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


WORLD'S FOREST LOSSES
Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/



                                                      VIDEO

      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

 

Smithsonian Magazine, December 13, 2013
 ▶  CUT DOWN A FOREST, LET IT GROW BACK, AND EVEN 30 YEARS LATER IT IS NOT THE SAME http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/12/cut-down-a-forest-let-it-grow-back-and-even-30-years-later-its-not-the-same/


Mongabay, August 07, 2014
  -▶  OLD-GROWTH TREES STORE HALF RAINFOREST CARBON - DISAPPEARING FAST  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0807-big-trees-biomass.html


 -▶ CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN http://sco.lt/6F54E5


  -▶ WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE TREE PLANTATIONS? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2770994964/what-s-wrong-with-tree-plantations


  -▶  WHEN TREES DIE, SO DO WE http://sco.lt/8TChIv


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


-▶  DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION:  A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE:  GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z


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


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                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate


                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP


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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/

 

▶  LAW SUIT AGAINST USA GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PLANTING OF MONSANTO'S GMOs IN WILDLIFE REFUGES  http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2012/03/28/lawsuit-against-government-sponsored-planting-of-monsantos-gmos-in-wildlife-refuges/


July 5, 2013 Living Maxwell
 -▶ THE FRIGHTENING REALITY OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED TREES http://livingmaxwell.com/genetically-engineered-trees-risks

 

                                                     WATCH

                                  David Suzuki: DOCUMENTARY -

                             "A SILENT FOREST" - FULL MOVIE

            THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES 

                                    http://vimeo.com/51481514

                                                      MORE

                                           http://sco.lt/93XJxJ


 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREE BAN URGED AT UN CONVENTION OF BIODIVERSITY  http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/genetically-modified-tree-ban-called-for.html


BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN



                                             BIOFUELS, BIOMASS


 Al Jazeera America, January 15, 2014
-▶ U.S. LOUISIANA FORESTS BEING SACRIFICED TO FUEL EUROPE'S BIOMASS BOOM http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/green-energy-demandineuropemaybethreateningamericanforests.html


Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/

                                                   FEATURED VIDEO

                                        Mongabay, December 12, 2013
▶  U.S. FORESTS DECIMATED FOR 'GREEN' BIO-ENERGY IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1212-hance-bioenergy-video.html


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry


March 1, 2013 The Guardian Environment

-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE USA -- AND IT'S WILDLIFE THAT LOSES OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa


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



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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


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


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



                                                   WATCH

                POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/4uCikD


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




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


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

 

▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.sify.com/news/world-losing-biodiversity-at-unprecedented-rate-un-news-national-lbhpEhbfcaf.html

 

 

                                                  FULL REPORTS:

"THE BIO-ECONOMY IS BAD FOR BIODIVERSITY, GLOBAL FOREST COALITION WARNS http://ow.ly/aDX1P

 

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

 

 -▶ RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIOFUELS CROPS  http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

 

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

 

May 5, 2012

 -▶ "CORPORATE MONOPOLIES" http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/corporate-monopolies


 


                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

                  WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE

                                         http://sco.lt/7D9Av3


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


 - ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: DESTROYING OUR FORESTS FOR "GREEN" ENERGY AND BIG http://sco.lt/7gfXAv




 -▶ DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL:  THE ON GOING 6TH MASS EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/8AWmHp


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



 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


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

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

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



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


                                                 WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



 

 


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Samantha Fuller's curator insight, September 25, 2013 12:43 PM

Chemical sprays in oregon including Atazine and 24D are effecting the people living in the area. The spray chemials are ment to kill any plants that can take water from the trees. The increased water causes the trees to grow fasting making for quicker harvests. But these herbiceds have effected the people in this area. 41 people in the area had uran samples tested and all of them had these herbicides in their systom. There are many effects that these herbicides can have on a human. It effects the growth development. If children are effected by theses herbisides puberty is effected in many ways. After just 3 days pregnate mice babies were effected. There are some testes being done but herbicides are one of the least tested things right now. 

Trent Schippers's comment, September 27, 2013 1:32 PM
Atrazine and 24d do NOT cause plants to grow faster (it's not a food or growth hormone) They're weed killers that do a very good job at KILLING the broadleaves. I would know, because we spray tons of it every year on our crops.
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Agriculture causes 80% of tropical deforestation - The Terrible Price We Pay

Agriculture causes 80% of tropical deforestation - The Terrible Price We Pay | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Agriculture is the direct driver of roughly 80 percent of tropical deforestation, while logging is the biggest single driver of forest degradation, says a new report funded by the British and Norwegian governments.

September 27, 2012 - Mongabay http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0927-drivers-of-deforestation.html

 

100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

May 29, 2013 Forest News
THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES: CAN TREES SURVIVE? http://blog.cifor.org/16587/the-invisible-extinction-of-forest-genetic-resources-can-trees-survive/#.Ub7D4uswOic

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                             "MOTHER TREE" -

                                    How Trees Communicate

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-do-trees-communicate

 

KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS: VIDEO: USA Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying

 

GMO TREES, BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

WHAT'S WRONG WITH TREE PLANTATIONS? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2770994964/what-s-wrong-with-tree-plantations

 

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Despite moratorium, Indonesia failing to take action on illegal palm oil plantations

Despite moratorium, Indonesia failing to take action on illegal palm oil plantations | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Indonesian authorities are failing to take action against a palm oil company that is operating illegally in Central Kalimantan, alleges a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak..

 

SEE ALSO:

PALM OIL DESTROYS NOT JUST RAINFORESTS BUT ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://ow.ly/ccRAC

MONEY OR YOUR LIFE? - Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil http://ow.ly/ccRGE

WATCH: PALM OIL ECOCIDE: Video Investigation Ch.10 Australia http://ow.ly/ccRVM
WATCH: "Green" Documentary. Ending Life in the Indonesian Rainforest http://ow.ly/ccRY1
EPA says Palm-Based Biofuels should not qualify for inclusion in Renewable Fuels Standard http://ow.ly/ccS1D
Indonesian court backs palm oil company over orangutan extinction and carbon storage
http://ow.ly/ccS7f

 

 

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Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis - VIDEO REPORT

Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis - VIDEO REPORT | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
New report calls for sweeping agricultural reform

 

January 18, 2013- The Real News Network

The spikes in global food prices in 2007-2008 were a wake-up call there's something fundamentally wrong with the global food system. And it's about to happen again:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818

 

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

 

MORE ON THE DEVASTATION OF BIOFUELS

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

 

MORE ON FOOD SPECULATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FOOD+SPECULATION

 

MORE ON LAND GRABBING

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

 

 

 

 

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Biofuels boom threatens to disrupt global biodiversity

Biofuels boom threatens to disrupt global biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 13, 2013 -Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

The rush around the world to plant crops used to produce biofuel has not only sparked a global food vs. fuel debate, but it’s also putting biodiversity at risk.... http://www.dw.de/biofuels-boom-threatens-to-disrupt-global-biodiversity/a-16665847

 

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

 

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


Alternet, October 21, 2014
-▶ WILL OUR NATIONAL FORESTS BE SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY? The U.S. Forest Service wants to sell our forests for fuel in the name of wildfire reduction. http://www.alternet.org/environment/will-national-forests-be-sacrificed-biomass-industry



Ecowatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ PUBLIC FORESTS SACRIFICED TO THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/20/national-forests-sacrificed-biomass-industry/

 

 

 

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The BIOFUEL belt keeps creeping across the US – and it's wildlife that we're losing, fast.

The BIOFUEL belt keeps creeping across the US – and it's wildlife that we're losing, fast. | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

March 1, 2013 - The Guardian Environment Blog

Emma Bryce: Conservationists warn that biofuels pose huge problems for habitats already severely marginalised by agricultural change.

A collection of satellite-imaged maps now confirm what were once only rumours: between 2006 and 2011, farmers in the United States' corn belt - an amber swath of land encompassing North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa – converted 1.3m acres of temperate grassland and wetland into soybean and corn crops for biofuel.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

MORE ON BIOFUEL LAND GRABBING

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

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

 

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GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop

GRAIN — Land grabbing for biofuels must stop | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN

Zainab Kamara is one of several thousand farmers in Sierra Leone whose lands have been taken over by the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy for a 10,000 hectare sugar cane plantation to produce ethanol for export to Europe.
"Now I don’t have a farm. Starvation is killing people. We have to buy rice to survive because we don't grow our own now," she says.1
In neighbouring Guinea, peasants are trying to understand how their government could have possibly signed off 700,000 ha of their lands to an Italian company to grow jatropha for biodiesel.2... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

Oxfam International, GROW
THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 

 

                                                   WATCH:

VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

+++BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

February 02, 2012 - EurActive
EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-chief-calls-care-biof-news-510528

 

Feb 1, 2013

CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

 April 27, 2012

EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 

                                             WATCH:

+++BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL  http://sco.lt/9ChyxF

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report | Global development | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' = SLIDE SHOW : Scientific American  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

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

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS, LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION

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

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

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

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

FOOD OR FUEL? THE PROBLEM WITH BIOFUELS, AGROFUELS, BIODIESEL:

No Matter which way you cut the case the idea of biofuels, although glowing, is not "sustainable" and is tied to big profits in commodity trading, agriculture and the devastating global landgrabbing.

Nature requires a balanced, biodiverse ecosystem in order to maintain her balance and support for all life on this planet.

Monoculture crops destroy biodiversity with it's genetically engineered gene-altering technology that requires lashings and lashings of pesticides and chemicals to produce, creating a sterile environment where no life but the crop can survive.

The land grab issue is of deep concern, for once you own the land you can do what you want with it, including redirecting water rights and poisoning the soil (and water).  The end result: the local environment, biodiversity and ecosystems (including animal life) is disappeared, leaving a barren rotating, monoculture crop designed for export.

This type of thinking destroys cultures, local communities and our biosphere contributing to climate change, more poverty, higher food prices and fueling the commodity markets for profit and quarterly bottom lines.

So let's rethink what we are doing with the rush for more biofuels.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Biofuel company caught clearing elephant habitat in Sri Lanka

Biofuel company caught clearing elephant habitat in Sri Lanka | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

February 20, 2013 A biofuel plantation near Yala National Park has landed Lanka Orex Leasing Company PLC (LOLC) in Sri Lanka's highest court... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0220-hance-yala-biofuel.html

 

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN —

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4653-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

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

 

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

 

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

 

MORE ABOUT ELEPHANTS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=elephants

MORE ON BIOFUELS

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

 

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THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY : PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops and Oil, Gas Drilling

THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY : PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: Pesticides, Chemicals, GMO Crops and Oil, Gas Drilling | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

uly 17, 2013 Climate and Capitalism
OBAMA: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS NOW FRACKING LAND - FRACKING ON PUBLIC LAND.The Obama Administration has proposed new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on 756 million acres of public and tribal lands. The rules were written by the drilling industry http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/07/17/this-land-is-your-land-this-land-is-fracking-land/

 

FRACKING AMERICA: UTAH MAKES A DEAL FOR PRIVATE GAS DRILLING ON PRISTINE PUBLIC LAND  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3506567937/fracking-america-utah-makes-deal-for-private-gas-drilling-on-pristine-public-land

 

 

August 29, 2013 Washington Post

SLIDESHOW: IT'S GOD'S CREATION, LET'S PROTECT IT - DRILL BABY DRILL IN OUR PUBLIC LANDS:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/08/29/its-gods-creation-lets-protect-it/

 

August 28, 2013 Take Part
KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA' WILDLIFE RESERVES http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/28/keep-pesticides-and-gmo-crops-out-americas-wildlife-reserves

 

AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO AWARDED FREE USA PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS BY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OE  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

DESTROYING FORESTS FOR BIOMASS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/1054067022/destroying-forests-for-biomass

 

Feb 4, 2013 BIOFUELS DIGEST

NO-COST (LEND) LEASING ON PUBLIC LANDS TO BIOENERGY PRODUCERS OR THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN "PARTNERS"

http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2013/02/04/a-national-biomass-lend-lease-project/

 

- ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm

 

 

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           --- OIL AND GAS DRILLING IN OUR PUBLIC LANDS --

 

The American Wilderness Society
DRILLING BY THE NUMBERS DESTROYING FORESTS FOR BIOMASS PDF  http://wilderness.org/sites/default/files/Drilling%20by%20the%20Numbers%20-%20October%202012.pdf

 

The Great American Giveaway: Our Public Lands: Pesticides/Chemicals, #GMO Crops and Oil/Gas Drilling http://sco.lt/75wyOX

 

 

Augut 29, 2013 Live Science
NEW DRILLING RULES ON PUBLIC LANDS REFLECT OLD PROBLEMS http://www.livescience.com/39318-new-drilling-rules-reflect-old-problems.html

 

 

August 9, 2013 Post Carbon Institute
FRACKING THE COMMONS: WHY YOUR PUBLIC LANDS ARE UNDER ASSAULT BY OIL AND GAS DRILLING http://www.postcarbon.org/article/1813401-fracking-the-commons-why-your-public

 

June 5, 2013 Ecowatch
OIL AND GAS DRILLING TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER CONSERVATION ON PUBLIC LANDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/public-lands-drilling-precedence-over-conservation/

 

June 20, 2013 Climate Progress
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHARGES LOWER ROYALTIES THAN MANY STATES FOR OIL AND GAS DRILLING ON PUBLIC LANDS -- TAXPAYERS LOSE OUT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/06/20/2187071/federal-government-charges-lower-royalties-than-many-states-for-oil-and-gas-drilling-taxpayers-lose-out/

 

May 17, 2012 ABC Australia
VIDEO: OBAMA TELLS BIG OIL INDUSTRY TO DRILL IDLE LEASED LAND http://abcnews.go.com/Business/obama-tells-oil-industry-drill-idle-leased-land/story?id=16363021

 

Clean Water Action:
OIL AND GAS DRILLING AND FRACKING ON PUBLIC LANDS THREATEN PUBLIC HEALTH http://www.cleanwateraction.org/publication/oil-and-gas-drilling-and-fracking-threaten-public-health

 

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

 

 EU CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR 'MUCH CARE' ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/1121262429/eu-climate-chief-calls-for-much-care-on-biofuels

 

DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER http://truth-out.org/news/item/15011-dispelling-the-myth-of-clean-green-biomass-power

 

 Biofuels Digest

SUBSIDIZING BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESSES: US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GIVES MONSANTO $10 MILLION TO DEVELOP ADVANCED BIOFUELS AND BIO-BASED PRODUCTS  http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2013/01/03/doe-awards-10-million-to-develop-advanced-biofuels-and-bio-based-products/

 

WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995595515/what-does-biofuel-have-to-do-with-the-price-of-tortillas-in-guatemala

 

BIOFUEL BOOM COULD LEAD TO LIFE-THREATENING OZONE POLLUTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994848120/biofuel-boom-could-lead-to-life-threatening-ozone-pollution

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=biofuel

 

 

 

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

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

HOW MONSANTO OUTFOXED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION -- OWNING THE SEED OF LIFE PATENTS http://sco.lt/8OMWHZ

 

 

Jan 18, 2013

THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO' GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

Corporate Ethics Watch International

MONSANTO''s  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED -  http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS

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

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

We have to stop subsidizing these multi-billion profit multi-nationals.  Who says Monsanto and crew don't run our government?   The generically engineered and biotechnology cartels have tied the slick pr for biofuels (heavily subsidized by US Government) to their generically engineered seed and crops, chemicals and pesticides.   Now they want our prestine public federal lands, free of charge, to destroy our ecosystems and all life within them for the hyped need for biofuels that increasingly are showing up to destroy our environment, create heightened CO2 when burned exacerbating climate change; while taking millions from our taxes and cornering the biomass markets worldwide. 

Monopoly?  Food or Fuel?

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What Does Biofuel Have to Do With the Price of Tortillas in Guatemala?

What Does Biofuel Have to Do With the Price of Tortillas in Guatemala? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Jan 9, 2012 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

In Guatemala, US and EU biofuel mandates are jacking up food prices for the urban poor and pushing subsistence farmers off of land.... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/01/how-us-eu-biofuel-policy-beggars-global-south

 

RISING USE OF CORN ETHANOL STRESSES MIDWESTERN AQUIFERS: Scientific American http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rising-use-of-corn-ethanol-stresses-midwestern-aquifers

 

WORLD BANK SAYS TO END BIOFUELS SUBSIDIES  | MIT Technology Review - A new study from 10 international agencies say the policies drive up food prices, say reports. http://www.technologyreview.com/view/424267/world-bank-says-to-end-biofuels-subsidies/

 

BIOFUEL SUBSIDIES - Global Subsidies Initiative http://www.iisd.org/gsi/biofuel-subsidies International Institute for Sustainable Development

 

ANOTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTH: BIOFUELS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO CLIMATE OR FUEL CRISIS | Oxfam International http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2008-06-25/another-inconvenient-truth-biofuels-are-not-answer

 

 

IF BIOFUELS ARE NOT THE ANSWER, WHAT IS? | Scientific Alliance http://www.scientific-alliance.org/scientific-alliance-newsletter/if-biofuels-are-not-answer-what
Oil-fuelled conventional cars (and lorries, and planes and ships) will remain the norm for the next few decades....but an undeveloped or unsuitable technology cannot simply be foisted on an unwilling public by eager politicians. They should encourage research and development, but stop supporting biofuels until they make economic and environmental sense.

 

BIOFUEL BOOM COULD LEAD TO LIFE-THREATENING OZONE POLLUTION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994848120/biofuel-boom-could-lead-to-life-threatening-ozone-pollution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRAC-SAND : HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN LEAVING CHEMICAL CESSPOOL

FRAC-SAND : HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN LEAVING CHEMICAL CESSPOOL | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


International Business Times, September 25, 2014
-▶ US OIL & GAS FRACKING BOOM DRIVING SILICA SAND MINING OPERATIONS DEVASTATING ENVIRONMENTS IN 12 MORE STATES http://www.ibtimes.com/us-oil-gas-fracking-boom-could-drive-silica-sand-mining-operations-12-more-states-1695246


                                       WHAT IS FRAC SAND?
                       A Durable Sand for Hydraulic Fracturing
                           http://geology.com/articles/frac-sand/



MarketPlace, January 13, 2015
-▶ FRACKING MAKES SAND A $10 BILLION INDUSTRY. Thanks to the fracking revolution, sand — one of the most common substances on earth — has become a $10 billion industry   http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/fracking-makes-sand-10-billion-industry


Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
-▶ FRAC SAND MINING: Frac sand mining is literally booming in western Wisconsin – and it’s wreaking havoc on air and water quality and public health http://conservationvoters.org/issues/frac-sand-mining/


Truthout, January 13, 2015
-▶ AS FRAC SAND MINING EXPANDS, COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS FACE OFF AGAINST COMPANIES http://truth-out.org/news/item/28438-communities-on-own-against-hazardous-sand-frac-companies


MercoPress, November 26, 2014
-▶  THEY'LL RAPE AND TAKE ANYTHING -- FOR A DOLLAR
THE REAL FRACKING BOOM -- FRACK SANDWhen it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom. http://en.mercopress.com/2014/11/26/follow-the-sand-to-the-real-fracking-boom


Huffington Post Green, September 30, 2014
-▶ FRAC SAND RUSH THREATENS AMERICAN TOWNS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/frac-sand-mining-boom-risks_n_5902022.html


Grist, August 06, 2014

-▶ FRACKERS ARE STRIP-MINING THE MIDWEST FOR SAND http://grist.org/list/frackers-are-strip-mining-the-midwest-for-sand/

 

  -▶ MINING COMPANIES INVADE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND  And when the sand is gone, when the mining activity moves out, what will be left of this place? Some big empty rail yards, a pockmarked series of “reclaimed” sites no longer suitable for farming, and a bunch of homes nobody wants to live in any more? A post-mining wasteland and an even more depressed economy? That’s what’s happened in countless other mine-riddled communities.... http://ecowatch.org/2012/mining-companies-invade-wisconsin-for-frac-sand/

 

                                                             VIDEO
                                          CBS News, April 18, 2014
-▶ WISCONSIN DEBATES FRACKING AS SAND MINING FOR DRILLING BOOMS http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/wisconsin-debates-fracking-as-sand-mining-for-drilling-booms/

 

 New York Times, December 24, 2013
-▶ WYOMING MAY ACT TO PLUG ABANDONED FRACKING WELLS AS NATURAL GAS BOOM ENDS - STICKING TAXPAYERS WITH THE CLEAN UP The companies that once operated the wells have all but vanished into the prairie, many seeking bankruptcy protection and unable to pay the cost of reclaiming the land they leased... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/us/state-may-act-to-plug-abandoned-wyoming-wells-as-natural-gas-boom-ends.html?ref=us&_r=0


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                     THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                             AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare


                                     USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEANUP - METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6QCpUX


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TruthOut, December 06, 2013
▶  BAYOU FRACK-OUT: THE MASSIVE OIL AND GAS DISASTER YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF http://truth-out.org/news/item/13136-bayou-frack-out-the-massive-oil-and-gas-disaster-youve-never-heard-of


-▶ MORE ON FRACKING: http://ecowatch.org/p/energy/fracking-2/


-▶ CORPORATIONS EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM FEDERAL EPA, FDA REGULATION, BLOCK INVESTIGATIONS WITH "TRADE SECRETS" AND "PATENT" LAWS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2918961788/a-must-watch-video-corporations-exempt-themselves-from-federal-epa-fda-regulations-block-investigations-with-trade-secrets

 

July 16, 2013 Mother Jones
-▶ U.S. MINING COMPANY DEPLOYS MORE MASKED MILITIAMEN AGAINST "ECO-TERRORISTS" IN WISCONSIN - Debate over a proposed open-pit iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin went from heated to outright bizarre when masked guards brandishing assault rifles showed up at the site in the remote and scenic wilderness of Penokee Hills... http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/07/walker-backed-mine-hires-militiamen-intimidate-protesters

 

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


                        COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                         http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 ClimateProgress, August 05, 2014

CANADIANS CAN'T DRINK THEIR WATER AFTER 1.3 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE FLOWS INTO RIVERS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/05/3467611/bc-water-tailings-pond-breach/

 

RT News, August 06, 2014
 -▶ 'UNBELIEVABLE DEVASTATION': MASSIVE MINING WASTE SPILL CAUSES WATER BAN IN CANADA - PHOTO http://rt.com/news/178320-canada-mine-tailings-breach/

 

RT USA, July 10, 2014
-▶ ONE MILLION GALLONS OF OIL-DRILLING BYPRODUCTS LEAKED INTO N. DAKOTA DRINKING WATER http://rt.com/usa/171860-pipeline-leak-dakota-reservation/

 

 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


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THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: COAL, OIL, FRACKING AWAY OUR PUBLIC LANDS: DESTROYING OUR BIODIVERSITY AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/7hcWET


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


                                    SPRAWLING PHOTO PROJECT

                          September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine

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

 


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Washington Post, November 15, 2014

▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

 

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


                                              --- WATCH ---

               300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                       http://sco.lt/724dSD

                                                           


 -▶ WILL U.S. REPS PASS WORST ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL BILL IN THE HISTORY OF CONGRESS? http://ecowatch.org/2012/worst-anit-environmental-bill/

 

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

                                        http://sco.lt/5ajRC5


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


 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

Climate Progress, December 17, 2013
▶  WHAT A YEAR: 45 FOSSIL FUEL DISASTERS THE INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/17/3056321/year-fossil-fuel-disasters/

 

                                               PHOTOS, VIDEOS

                          WHEN EARTH IS SCARRED FOREVER
          http://io9.com/when-earth-is-scarred-forever-495971504

 


                                                       VIDEO

▶  THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH


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/

 

 FastCo Exist

▶  THESE HORRIFYING PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURAL GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan


June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
PHOTOS: 

-▶ BY MAN OR NATURE, PLACES THAT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME http://www.globalpossibilities.org/by-man-or-nature-places-that-will-never-be-the-same/

 

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

 


                                                   WATCH:

               TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH"

                                       http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

              TAR SANDS HORROR: SEE THIS INCREDIBLE PHOTO

                http://www.energy-reality.org/action/open-pit-mine/


                         FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 


 -▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

                                                      VIDEO:

-▶ INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI - A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

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

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



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

 

 -▶ FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6ZK1mj

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                   July 10, 2013 PBS Newshour
-▶ THE TERRIBLE HUMAN PRICE WE PAY FOR GOLD: ONE MILLION CHILDREN LABOR IN AFRICA'S GOLDMINES  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/world/july-dec13/burkinafaso_07-10.html

 

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

 

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT

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

 

 

DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8xfbVZ

 

 

                                                        VIDEO:

▶  FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHT AND CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

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

 

▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

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

 

                                     SARAWAK, MALAYSIA -

▶ MASSIVE CORRUPTION UNCOVERED OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS, DAMS, LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/7baDWz


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

 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN IT'S FOREST http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

 

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

 

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶ TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

 


                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                        http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                                                 --- WATCH --

                                AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

            REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                           DON'T MISS THIS

                                           http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                     "HOME"

                            An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

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



 

 

 

 

 


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THE BIOFUEL LANDGRAB : THE DISPOSSESSED IN GUATEMALA - SlideShow

THE BIOFUEL LANDGRAB : THE DISPOSSESSED IN GUATEMALA - SlideShow | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

January 5, 2013 New York Times

Biofuel expansion has contributed to spikes in food prices and a shortage of farmland; both are felt keenly in Guatemala, with its corn-based diet and land owned by a handful of families... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/science/earth/in-fields-and-markets-guatemalans-feels-squeeze-of-biofuel-demand.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

SLIDE SHOW: The Cost of Biofuels in Guatemala - Photographs - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

 

BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: THE DISPOSSESSED Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show] January 13, 2012 Scientific American http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=biofuels-land-grab-guatemala

 

MYANMAR FARMERS PROTEST FOREIGN LAND SEIZURES FOR COPPER MINE, POISONING LAND AND PEOPLE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3728016680/myanmar-farmers-protest-foreign-land-seizures-for-copper-mine-poisoning-land-and-people

 

COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry

 

THE CARBON CREDIT GAME: VIDEO: 'Australian 'Carbon Pirate' Swindles Impoverished Peruvian Tribe on Land acquisitions VIDEO  - Al Jazeera Blogs http://ow.ly/gMczs

 

“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3547412451/sustainable-palm-oil-should-not-drive-deforestation

 

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3243163603/civil-society-organisations-call-on-financial-institutions-to-stop-funding-deforestation-in-indonesia

 

REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - Winner of Best Short Documentary - A 2013 MUST AGENDA http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

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

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It is time to reign in the multi-nation corporate drive to plunder our environment for profit with no regard to anything but their quarterly bottom lines.  They enter foreign countries, landgrabbing from the local indigenous people and bribing foreign governments with big money they have never seen before..  They devastate the environment, local communities and water supply and leave behind them a wake of toxic chemicals, destruction of native species and biodiversity environmental degradation for the host country to deal with.  While profits trump all, we will pay a terrible price as nature does not restore herself in five minutes.  Say NO to corporate plundering of our environment which all species depend upon for survival

 

HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA? DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3655976127/have-humans-caused-a-new-geological-era-demarking-the-anthropocene

 

PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK BECAUSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/people-are-getting-sick-because-of-environmental-destruction/

 

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Plant-based plastics 'no panacea',

Plant-based plastics 'no panacea', | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

December 6, 2012

SPECIAL REPORT [1] / The world's largest drinks companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have laid down ambitious plans to roll out 100% plant-based plastic bottles across the globe, triggering warnings from environmentalists who see a parallel with the ongoing controversy over biofuels.... http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-plastics-pvc/plant-based-plastics-panacea-gre-news-516469?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=bbd36828bd-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email

 

FAO report links high food prices to biofuel demand http://www.euractiv.com/cap/fao-report-links-high-food-price-news-516502?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=bbd36828bd-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email

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“Sustainable” Palm Oil Should Not Drive Deforestation

“Sustainable” Palm Oil Should Not Drive Deforestation | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


                   'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL --

                                       IN ONE SHORT VIDEO

                                           http://sco.lt/5moIAT


November 30, 2012; Union of Concerned Scientists

▶  SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION

If you’ve ever checked product labels or company websites from the brands you buy, you’ve probably come across references to “sustainable palm oil” but what exactly does that mean?

Palm oil, which is currently the world’s most used vegetable oil, is found in thousands of products we use every day. It’s not only used for cooking, but can also be found in everything from candy bars and cookies to cleaning products and shampoo and even fuel. But there is a flip side: palm oil production drives more tropical deforestation (a major contributor to climate change) than any other vegetable oil... “certified sustainable palm oil” can still drive tropical deforestation and still have an enormous carbon footprint.http://blog.ucsusa.org/sustainable-palm-oil-should-not-drive-deforestation/#.ULkM4IdbyMQ.twitter


                                              VIDEO (2:00)

                    World Rainforest Movement, March 20, 2015
                               T   HIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE
http://wrm.org.uy/other-relevant-information/this-is-not-sustainable-video/


Mongabay, December 10, 2014
▶  HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html


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


                                         PLANET PALM OIL:

                         The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


Mongabay, January 20, 2015
▶  COMPANY CHOPS DOWN RAINFOREST TO PRODUCE 'SUSTAINABLE' CHOCOLATE  http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0120-gfrn-cannon-company-clears-forest-for-chocolate.html


July 19, 2012 Mongabay

▶  EXPERTS: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS  "SUSTAINABLE" AND PROFITABLE LOGGING IN RAINFORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0718-hance-sustainable-logging.html


Mongabay, February 20, 2015
▶  SCIENTISTS SOUND THE ALARM ON AFRICAN PALM OIL INVESTMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0220-gfrn-cannon-scb-warns-about-palm-oil-in-africa.html


                                  THIS MUST COME TO AN END -

                 IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE, ANTI-LIFE AND SUICIDAL

               http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0126-palm_oil.html



DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

WATCH:

               "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                               http://sco.lt/6JdIP3



                                               VIDEO - BBC

                    CONSUMERISM AND DEFORESTATION 7:27

                                      PALM OIL ECOCIDE

Thousands and thousands of Orangutans have become "collateral" damage as a result of the corporate palm oil destruction of natural rainforests in which all life and biodiversity are lost as they ravage the terrain for the profits from the burgeoning demand of palm oil.  Below is an indepth look at the terrible price we are paying in the rush by some corporations to destroy our forests for palm oil plantations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmRaN5OcQZs


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


Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
LATEST IN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAINS: FEATURING PEPSICO, IKEA & UNILEVER http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/sustainable_brands/trending_week_sustainable_palm_oil


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                               MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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


The Ecologist, May 19, 2014

DON'T BE FOOLED BY 'ZERO DEFORESTATION' PROMISES OR CLAIMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2397878/dont_be_fooled_by_zero_deforestation_promises.html


Mongabay, July 11, 2014
NEW CORPORATE PALM OIL SUSTAINABILITY MANIFESTO HAS TOO MANY LOOPHOLES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0711-sustainable-palm-oil-manifesto.html


Mongabay, December 10, 2014
- ▶ HUGE SWATH OF FOREST IN INDONESIAN BORNEO, WEST KALIMANTAN, SLATED FOR CLEARING BY 'SUSTAINABLE' COMPANY 

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1210-gfrn-harfenist-huge-concession-appears-in-kalimantan.html


Redd Monitor, September 26, 2014
DON'T BE FOOLED: THE UN NEW YORK DECLARATION ON FORESTS:  AN AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE DEFORESTATION UNTIL 2030 http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/09/26/the-new-york-declaration-on-forests-an-agreement-to-continue-deforestation-until-2030/


Mongabay, September 15, 2013

PALM OIL GIANTS ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION MORATORIUM - - Five of the world's largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of potential high carbon stock forests. On Friday, Asian Agri, IOI Corporation Berhad, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) Berhad, Musim Mas Group and Sime Darby Plantation said they will suspend forest clearing until they have completed a year-along study that aims to establish a threshold for defining what constitutes high carbon stock (HCS) forest. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0920-palm-oil-deforestation-moratorium.html


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


Inter Press Service, October 03, 2014
NEW GLOBAL DECLARATION "INSUFFICIENT" TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION. “The 2030 timeline would allow deforestation to continue for a decade and a half. By then the declaration could be self-fulfilling, as there might not be much forest left to save.” -- Susanne Breitkopf of Greenpeace  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/new-global-declaration-insufficient-to-tackle-deforestation/


Discovery News, September 26, 2014
 -▶ BRAZIL REFUSES TO JOIN UN PACT TO END DEFORESTATION http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/brazil-refuses-to-join-un-pact-to-end-deforestation-140926.htm


July 28, 2012 Rainforest Action Network
CARGILL'S SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECTIONS TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TRIPA RAINFOREST IN SUMATRA http://understory.ran.org/2012/07/20/cargill-admits-buying-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-orangutan-habitat/


 Mongabay, September 24, 2014

FOR THE RECORD....

CARGILL 'COMMITS' TO ZERO DEFORESTATION ACROSS ENTIRE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN:  ALL COMMODITIES

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-cargill-zero-deforestation.html


GreenBiz, September 26, 2014
TO THE LAST TREE

APP, CARGILL PLANT U.N. DEFORESTATION NON-BINDING PLEDGE FOR 2030 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/09/26/app-cargill-un-deforestation-pledge


Mongabay, June 12, 2014

DESPITE GREEN PLEDGE, WILMAR PARTNER CONTINUES TO DESTROY FOREST FOR PALM OIL  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-greenomics-kencana-agri-palm-oil.html


Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014

 -▶  ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES IN SUMATRA AND NORTH KALIMANTAN BY ASIA PACIFIC RESOURCES INT'L LIMITED (APRIL) http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/05/aprils-ecological-armageddon-continues-in-sumatra-and-north-kalimantan/#more-15221


                                                       WATCH:

                                  ASIA PULP AND PAPER (APP)

STILL SLASHING FORESTS IN INDONESIA, DESPITE NEW "SUSTAINABILITY" POLICY  http://sco.lt/7cuFN3


Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014
▶  METAMORPHOSIS OF DESTRUCTIVE LOGGING COMPANIES OR NGO-COLONIALISM? Several multinational pulp and paper and palm oil companies have recently declared “zero deforestation policies”. In this guest post, Peter Gerhardt asks the question, “What is a no-deforestation promise really worth?” http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/05/07/guest-post-metamorphosis-of-destructive-logging-companies/#comment-1007138


Mongabay, February 12, 2014

▶  PREMIUM FOR "SUSTAINABLE" PRODUCT RISES DESPITE FALLING PALM OIL PRICE http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0212-palm-oil-price-premium.html


Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation


Forest Peoples Programme

▶  CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO STOP FUNDING DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/pulp-paper/news/2012/11/civil-society-organisations-call-financial-institutions-stop-funding-


JustMeans, January 16, 2014
 ▶ IS "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL ABOUT TO BECOME THE NORM? http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/is-sustainable-palm-oil-about-to-become-the-norm


 IPS News

▶  SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION NOW A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/qa-sustainability-now-a-matter-of-life-and-death/


Mongabay, November 21, 2014
INDONESIA'S ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY QUESTIONS FORMER MINISTER OF FORESTRY  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1121-lbell-zulkifli-kpk.html


Mongabay, October 04, 2014
CORPORATIONS HIRE LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK, TAKE THE FALL, FOR INDONESIAN PALM OIL DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-lbell-small-palm-oil.html


WWF November 21, 2014
PALM OIL SUSTAINABILITY BODY TO EXPEL NON-COMPLIANT COMPANIES http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=233592&


Mongabay, November 14, 2014
 - ▶ UN TO PROMOTE CORPORATE RSPO-CERTIFIED PALM OIL AS CONSERVATION SOLUTION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1114-unep-touts-greener-palm-oil.html


 Mongabay, November 7, 2013
▶  RSPO 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


April 12 2013 Forest News

NORWAY'S GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM PALM OIL PRODUCERS http://blog.cifor.org/15021/norways-government-pension-fund-divests-from-palm-oil-producers/?utm_source=April+2013&utm_campaign=NEWS+UPDATE+English&utm_medium=email#.UX-JS4Lyeic


                                                     VIDEO

                                               Greenpeace

    -▶ WHAT PROCTER & GAMBLE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE  -▶

                         IS THIS WHAT THEY CALL "SUSTAINABLE"

While Procter & Gamble were advertising about motherhood, companies that produce palm oil for P&G have been making orphans out of orangutans. Everyone needs to know that deforestation to create palm oil plantations means orangutans are senselessly orphaned...http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/PG_video.html

 

 Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2014

PALM OIL:  FROM PLANTATION TO PEANUT BUTTER - INFOGRAPH INVESTIGATION http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/stakeholder_trends_insights/calen_may-tobin/palm_oil_plantation_peanut_butter



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                    CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWAKENING?

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


Rainforest Action Network
THE MANY INGREDIENT NAMES FOR PALM OIL: PALM OIL'S DIRTY SECRET: http://understory.ran.org/2011/09/22/palm-oils-dirty-secret-the-many-ingredient-names-for-palm-oil-or-what-ingredients-contain-palm-oil/

 

March 24, 2014
▶  COLGATE-PALMOLIVE ISSUES POLICY ON NO DEFORESTATION http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36835-Colgate-Palmolive-Issues-Policy-on-No-Deforestation

 

Mongabay, March 27, 2014
GROCERY GIANT, SAFEWAY, LATEST CORPORATION TO COMMIT TO ZERO-DEFORESTATION POLICY FOR PALM OIL SOURCING http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-safeway-zero-deforestation.html?n3ws1ttr

 

March 24, 2014
GENERAL MILLS, COLGATE-PALMOLIVE ANNOUNCE DEFORESTATION-FREE POLICIES FOR PALM OIL SOURCING http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-colgate-general-mills-zero-deforestation.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 ▶ HEAD & SHOULDERS HAS A DIRTY SECRET:  USING DIRTY PALM OIL, DESTROYING INDONESIA'S RAIN FORESTS http://dirtysecret.greenpeace.org/en-EN?fbin06mar

 

UNILEVER:  DON'T GREENWASH RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION FOR PALM OIL http://action.sumofus.org/a/unilever-palm-oil/

 

REUTERS, March 6, 2014

GLOBAL FAST FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SHUN GREEN PALM OIL A third of the top 30 global retailers of packaged food, fast food and personal care goods that use palm oil in their products have made no commitment to sourcing it sustainably, while only a fifth have made adequate promises, according to a scorecard issued by a U.S-based alliance of scientists and citizens. http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2014/03/06/global-fast-food-chains-shun-green-palm-oil/


Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
LATEST IN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAINS: FEATURING PEPSICO, IKEA & UNILEVER http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/sustainable_brands/trending_week_sustainable_palm_oi



Sustainable Brands, October 31, 2014
 - ▶ BUNGE JUMP INTO DEFORESTATION-FREE PALM OIL WITH A SPLASH. Bunge — an agribusiness and food ingredient company based out of White Plains, New York — indicated its intention to ensure the palm oil that it sources will be deforestation- and peat-free. Coming from one of the largest traders of palm oil in the world, Bunge’s announcement is significant for what it means for both the world climate and for ecosystems at risk due to palm oil production. But to me it also signifies that the status quo — palm oil that is linked with deforestation and peatland destruction — is a sinking ship that is increasingly risky to stay aboard.  http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/lael_goodman/bunge_jumps_deforestation_free_palm_oil_splash


March 24, 2014
▶  COLGATE-PALMOLIVE ISSUES POLICY ON NO DEFORESTATION http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36835-Colgate-Palmolive-Issues-Policy-on-No-Deforestation

 

Wildlife Extra News, January 2014
 ▶  L’OREAL COSMETIC COMPANY COMMITS TO END ROLE IN DEFORESTATION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/L-Oreal%20-deforestation.html#cr


 ▶ PALM OIL CONSUMERS ACTION http://www.palmoilconsumers.com/


 ▶ PRODUCTS CONTAINING PALM OIL - SAVE THE RAINFOREST.  SAVE THE ORANGUTAN. http://a-z-animals.com/palm-oil/products/

 

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Ensia, November 03, 2014
HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? 
Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they are out there.

Palm oil — which appears in a dizzying amount of food and cosmetic products and is a feedstock for biofuel — poses many environmental problems. It’s the largest driver of Indonesian deforestation, which destroys habitat and contributes to climate change. And ponds of wastewater at palm oil refineries release immense amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide.http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/


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


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


Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO "HALT" DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation




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


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


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-workers1384182288


CleanTechies Blog

▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL IS GROWING SOURCE OF CO2 EMISSIONS, STUDY SHOWS http://blog.cleantechies.com/2012/10/09/indonesian-palm-oil-is-growing-source-of-co2-emissions-study-shows/



                                          VIDEO ANIMATION

                                  " 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



Mongabay, August 16, 2014
INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATES PLAN TO CLEAR 14M ha (28 MILLION Acres) OF FOREST BY 2020 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0816-indonesia-deforestation-plan.html

 

 ▶  DESPITE MORATORIUM, INDONESIA FAILING TO TAKE ACTION ON ILLEGAL PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2162791585/despite-moratorium-indonesia-failing-to-take-action-on-illegal-palm-oil-plantations



                                                  WATCH

                                           VIDEO REPORT

               TEN NEWS "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"  TV AUSTRALIA VIDEO: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video


 

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

 

                                            ---- WATCH ----

                                    July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
                                              LIQUID IVORY:

                   HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be


 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶  THE BIOMASS INDUSTRY SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/may/03/biomass-industry-environmental-impact


 ▶  NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION: ONLY 3% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/?id=4470&Itemid=226&option=com_content&task=view


 

                                               IN PICTURES

                                          ONCE A RAINFOREST

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

 

 ▶  PALM OIL PLANTATIONS REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA   http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

 

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



                 "NO" TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION. ---  http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 


 ▶  FOREST CORRUPTION: INDONESIAN VILLAGERS FACE OFF AGAINST PALM OIL FIRM'S BULLDOZERS http://www.eia-international.org/villagers-face-off-against-palm-oil-firms-bulldozers

 

 

 ▶  STANFORD RESEARCHERS SHOW PALM OIL PLANTATIONS ARE CLEARING CARBON-RICH TROPICAL FORESTS IN BORNEO  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Stanford_researchers_show_oil_palm_plantations_are_clearing_carbon_rich_tropical_forests_in_Borneo_999.html


 

  ▶  CHILD LABOR CAUGHT ON FILM AT PALM OIL PLANTATION IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0209-dparker-child-labor-palm-oil.html#0pMOTU4EfiwPBwEO.02

 

 

                         THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST

ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED  http://sco.lt/6JcGOn


 

▶  AMAZON'S DOOMED SPECIES SET TO PAY DEFORESTATION'S EXTINCTION DEBT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2162066015/amazon-s-doomed-species-set-to-pay-deforestation-s-extinction-debt

 

 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

 

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


 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


  100 Reporters, November 21, 2013
▶  GLOBAL LAND GRAB: RAINFOREST VANISHING IN SHADY DEALS, REPORT SAYS. Spurred by increasing food prices and demand for biofuels in Europe and North America, one of the world’s largest rainforests in Papua New Guinea is quickly disappearing under a voracious land rush that has handed 12 percent of the country’s entire land area to foreign companies over the last decade, according to a new report. http://100r.org/2013/11/global-land-grab-rainforest-vanishing-in-shady-deals-report-says/

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                                 TED VIDEO

     MAKING ECOCIDE AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME AGAINST PEACE

                                 http://eradicatingecocide.com/

 

                                        ERADICATING ECOCIDE

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                            http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 


 ▶  DEFORESTATION EMISSIONS. BIG FACTS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3567321526/deforestation-emissions-big-facts


Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL  http://sco.lt/8t8aFl


                                                             VIDEO:

                                          THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST

                AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?

                                                 http://sco.lt/7KU641

 

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


 

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

 

 

                                         ASTOUNDING VIDEO: 

PHILIPPINES - CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES RAVAGING FORESTS, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/7ywdeb


 

 May 10, 2013 Guardian UK

▶  INDONESIA'S TROPICAL FORESTS SET TO BENEFIT FROM FURTHER CLEARING BAN? MAYBE... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/indonesia-tropical-forests-clearing-ban

 

                                                          VIDEO

INDIGENOUS AND THEIR FORESTS DESTROYED IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA AS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION REVEALED http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

 

                                                     --- WATCH --

                      "ALMA"  a Journey Into The Soul Of Humanity -

                                    Deforestation in The Amazon

A powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the terrible price we pay for deforestation and mindless consumerism http://sco.lt/60MIAz

 


 

  ▶  RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1001-great-apes-habitat.html

 

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

 

▶  DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION: CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVER HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO (PHOTOS) http://sco.lt/6BsWW1

 

 

▶  GMO FORESTS CREATE BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS: ERADICATING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES  http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:

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

 

 ▶  FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

 

▶  THE DARK SIDE OF THE "GREEN ECONOMY" - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2488706173/the-dark-side-of-the-green-economy-the-wholesale-privatization-of-nature



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


 

 

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-

 

 

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

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What's wrong with man-made tree plantations? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it



-▶  WHAT'S WRONG WITH MAN-MADE PLANTATIONS? Public environmental awareness has come a long way since September 1962, when Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' was published, stimulating the birth of the environmental movement..

I have been an environmentalist my whole life and am increasingly disturbed by misleading plantation ads. I would strongly urge anyone to plant their own tree instead of paying for one in a distant plantation.

The reality is that timber plantations have a negative impact on biodiversity, communities, and local economies. Large-scale plantations are not a solution to climate change nor to biodiversity loss. They are simply a huge concern and cause numerous problems in many countries, for instance in Indonesia. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0921-plantations-commentary-rojas.html#4ErLuhqbJKzBgRF1.99


                                                         VIDEO

               KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS:

Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying


                                                    WATCH

                           Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                           "A SILENT FOREST"

      THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES"

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

 


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

 

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


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



                                                       VIDEO

 A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM



- ▶ CONTAMINATION DANGER:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INSECTS MASS RELEASE INTO ENVIRONMENT WITH UNKNOWN DANGERS

                                             http://sco.lt/5zGb2H


May 17, 2013 Natural News
-▶  SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html


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



                   THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                         http://sco.lt/63470L


April 26, 2013 Miami Herald

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

 


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                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

 

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                                                        VIDEO

                                           "ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR"

                                   Seeing The Forests For The Trees

                                              http://sco.lt/8OErrN


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


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


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



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


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

 

FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet

 

- ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1


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


 

                                                 --- WATCH --

                                AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                              THE TRAGEDY OF DEFORESTATION

                                         "REMEMBERING "GREEN"
                     AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY - DON'T MISS THIS

                                              http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

 

 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

 

May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

 

-▶  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-

 

-▶  DEFORESTATION RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON http://sco.lt/86G4dV

 

                                                        ECOCIDE

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


 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX


 


August 14, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE BEES? TIME MAGAZINE EXPLAINS THE CRISIS
http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/whats-killing-bees-time-magazine-examines-crisis.html

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
-▶  WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

 

                                 ****  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES ****

                 Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 

-▶  EBOLA: HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/72ozK5


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


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                                    HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? 

              THE INCREDIBLE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/6uwPcP

 

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                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BOTH POISONING AND BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/99tRI1


 August 19, 2013 Natural News
-▶  FAILURE OF GMO CROP TECHNOLOGIES LEADS TO HUGE INCREASE IN HERBICIDE AND PESTICIDE USE http://www.naturalnews.com/041684_GM_crops_failure_pesticide_use.html


-▶  CONVERTING U.S. PRAIRELANDS AT DUST BOWL RATES FOR GMO BIOFUELS http://sco.lt/54TNAH


                                             FOOD OR FUEL?

                               THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS:

           RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                          http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X



 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, October 22, 2014 12:17 PM

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The solutions which we should urgently opt for include :

- Implement and promote 'community management of forests', in essence regulations and practices used by many communities for the conservation and sustainable use of forests;

- Implement and promote food sovereignty, which means that people have a right to sufficient, nutritious, healthy, ecologically-produced and culturally adequate food, as well as implementing corresponding public policies;

- Decrease our current, unsustainable patterns of consumerism, in particular the demand for forest products such as pulp and paper, which is one of the main underlying causes of the expansion of monoculture tree plantations. Reducing our consumption and consumerism would also alleviate demand for dangerous chemicals.

As long as we are not implementing the real solutions we should also keep on raising awareness around these issues.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0921-plantations-commentary-rojas.html#DVb5JxXU5rx0kI9V.99