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

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

 

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


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

 

July 6, 2013 TruthOut

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


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Ecowatch, January 25, 2015
▶  STILL NO SOLUTION TO STORAGE OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE NUCLEAR WASTE  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/25/no-solution-radioactive-nuclear-waste/


The Guardian, January 25, 2015
▶  INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS WIN OUT : OBAMA AND INDIA'S PM MODI AGREE TO LIMIT US LIABILITY IN CASE OF DISASTER

 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/25/obama-modi-limit-us-liability-nuclear-disaster


Ecowatch, February 02, 2014
▶  50 REASONS WE SHOULD FEAR THE WORST FROM FUKUSHIMA : Defined by seven decades of deceit, denial and a see-no-evil dearth of meaningful scientific study, the glib corporate assurances that this latest reactor disaster won’t hurt us fade to absurdity. Fukushima pours massive, unmeasured quantities of lethal radiation into our fragile ecosphere every day, and will do so for decades to come.  http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/02/50-reasons-fear-fukushima/


THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER NIGHTMARE

                                           http://sco.lt/7FL11d


The Columbian, December 16, 2014
▶  HANFORD TANKS STILL DETERIORATING. Hanford, near Richland in eastern Washington, contains 177 nuclear waste tanks, some of which have leaked. The nation's largest collection of radioactive waste is left over from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons. The GAO report said that both the older single-walled tanks and newer double-walled tanks are deteriorating. Some tanks date to the 1940s and are long past their designed lifespans. http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/dec/16/hanford-tanks-still-deteriorating/


August 23, 2013 Living on Earth

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


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

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

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


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


Oracle: ThinkQuest Library

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

 

August 25, 2013 Los Angeles Times

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


                                                        VIDEO REPORT:
OBAMA PROMISED A "WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS" BUT MAY NOW SPEND $1 TRILLION ON UPGRADES http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/24/obama_promised_a_world_without_nuclear



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                              U.S.A. NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE

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  nsnbc International

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

 

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


 TruthOut, March 11, 2014

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



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


June 20, 2013 The Nation

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


March 22, 2013 CS Monitor

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


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


                                      VIDEOS, PICTURES NSFW

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


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


 The Ecologist, July 20, 2014

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

 

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

 

University of Michigan

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

 

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


 The Raw Story, May 10, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

NationofChange, December 09, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Independent, November 28, 2013

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

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                               November 14, 2013 DC Bureau

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

 

 

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

 

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


Common Dreams, February 28, 2014

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

 

July 3, 2013 Observer

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

 

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


June 14, 2013 Forbes

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


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

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

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


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                                        CHERNOBYL DISASTER                            

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


                                                        PHOTOS: 

LIFE IN CHERNOBYL AFTER THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT:  NATURE WINS THE BATTLE AGAINST CIVILIZATION  http://www.wowthatscool.com/-meetanimal/life-in-chernobyl-after-the-accident-nature-wins-the-battle-against-civilization1/the-people-who-put-out-the-fire


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

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


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


                                          VIDEO REPORT

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


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


                                                   VIDEO

                             Global Possibilities, October 19, 2013

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


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


                                                 VIDEO (55:00)

                                       PBS Nature, October 19, 2011

                                           "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES"

                         Chernobyl: 25 Years On:  A Land Without Humans

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

                                                 Program Description:

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


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               NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN THE WORLDS' OCEAN

                               114 TONS OF IT (deutsch, english subs)

                                         http://sco.lt/7Y3KT3


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

 


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                                                     GENERAL


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


Ecologist, October 27, 2014
▶  LEAKED U.K. SELLAFIELD PHOTOS REVEAL 'MASSIVE RADIOACTIVE RELEASE' THREAT http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2611216/leaked_sellafield_photos_reveal_massive_radioactive_release_threat.html

Guardian, October 29, 2014
▶  PHOTOGRAPHS OF U.K. SELLAFIELD NUCLEAR PLANT OPEN WASTE PONDS PROMPT FEAR OVER RADIOACTIVE RISK.
Nuclear safety expert claims there is ‘significant risk’ due to poor condition of storage ponds containing highly radioactive fuel rods http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/29/sellafield-nuclear-radioactive-risk-storage-ponds-fears?CMP=EMCENVEML1631


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

 

DW.DE News

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


Reuters, August 18, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  --- WATCH----

                                         THE PRICE OF CARBON

                                       The Climate Reality Project

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

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The Great American Corporate Giveaway: Our Public Lands : GMO Forests, Coal, Oil, Mining, Fracking Destroying Forests, Water, Environment

The Great American Corporate Giveaway: Our Public Lands : GMO Forests, Coal, Oil, Mining, Fracking Destroying Forests, Water, Environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Wilderness Society, March 02, 2015
PRIVATIZATION THREATENS YOUR PUBLIC LANDS http://wilderness.org/blog/privatization-threatens-your-public-lands


ClimateProgress, March 16, 2015
THE QUIET PLAN TO SELL OFF AMERICA'S NATIONAL FORESTS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/16/3633814/gop-budget-public-lands/


HuffingtonPost Green, August 14, 2014
FORMER INTERIOR SECRETARY SLAMS GOP EFFORT TO SEIZE AND SELL OFF AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS FOR PRIVATE EXPLOITATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/14/3471491/republican-sell-public-lands/


Think Progress, June 18, 2014
▶  HOW POLITICIANS ARE USING TAXPAYER MONEY TO FUND THEIR CAMPAIGN TO SELL OFF AMERICA'S PUBLIC LANDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/18/3450397/politicians-taxpayer-money-seize-public-lands/


SummitVoice, October 27, 2014
WILL THERE BE A 'HOSTILE TAKEOVER' OF WESTERN PUBLIC LANDS?  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/27/will-there-be-a-hostile-takeover-of-western-public-lands/


Los Angeles Times, February 03, 2015
▶ TRANSFER OF ARIZONA NATIONAL FOREST TO FOREIGN MINING FIRM IS OUTRAGEOUS http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-arizona-copper-mine-20150203-story.html#page=1


ThinkProgress, December 02,2014
UTAH'S INSANELY EXPENSIVE PLAN TO SEIZE PUBLIC LANDS : SELL OFF TO OIL GAS AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/02/3598113/utah-plan-seize-public-lands/


The Wilderness Society

-▶ 90 PERCENT OF OUR PUBLIC LANDS ARE AVAILABLE TO OIL AND GAS DRILLERSAccording to data analyzed by the Wilderness Society, 90 percent of our public lands are available to oil and gas drillers while only 10 percent are preserved for conservation and other values including recreation and wilderness...  http://wilderness.org/open-business-and-not-much-else-analysis-shows-oil-and-gas-leasing-out-whack-blm-lands


Global Research, May 01, 2014
▶  BIG OIL EYES FLORIDA'S PUBLIC LANDS, PLANS TO DRILL IN THE EVERGLADES http://www.globalresearch.ca/big-oil-eyes-floridas-public-lands-plans-to-drill-in-the-everglades/5380019


ClimateProgress, February 09, 2015
-▶ COAL COMPANIES DON'T PAY ENOUGH TO MINE FOR COAL ON FEDERAL LAND, REPORT SAYS. Coal companies that mine on federal lands have been exploiting loopholes that serve to make their coal inexpensive for years...  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/09/3620789/coal-company-loopholes-cap-report/


Climate Progress, January 28, 2015
-▶ GETTING OFF CHEAP:  FEDERAL COAL PROGRAM COSTING TAXPAYERS AND STATES BILLIONS IN LOST ROYALTIES http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/28/3616461/federal-coal-program-costing-billion/


ThinkProgress, January 16, 2014
NEW GOP 2015 CONGRESS BEGINS ANTI-ENVIRONMENT ATTACK WITH 'NO MORE NATIONAL PARKS' BILL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/16/3612702/new-congress-no-more-national-parks-bill/


High Country, December 11, 2014
▶ FOR PUBLIC LANDS, A MIXED BAG IN 2014 DEFENSE BILL. Here’s a listing of some of the major public-lands proposals in the defense bill.

  http://www.hcn.org/articles/good-news-bad-news-for-public-lands-in-defense-bill


EcoWatch, January 09, 2013
▶  DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: REPORT SHOWS CONSEQUENCES OF DEFUNDING NATIONAL PARKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/09/consequences-of-defunding-national-parks/


 Reuters, November 22, 2013

▶  WHY PRIVATELY-FINANCED PUBLIC PARKS ARE A BAD IDEA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/11/21/why-privately-financed-public-parks-are-a-bad-idea/


Summit Tweets, November 29, 2014
▶ PUBLIC LANDS:  INDUSTRY GROUPS ONCE AGAIN CHALLENGE 20-YEAR URANIUM MINING BAN ON ONE MILLION ACRES AROUND THE GRAND CANYON. The the National Mining Association and the American Exploration & Mining Association went back to court to try and overturn a 20-year moratorium on uranium mining .http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/29/public-lands-industry-groups-once-again-challenge-20-year-uranium-mining-ban-around-the-grand-canyon/


 -▶ EPA ALLOWING OIL COMPANIES TO INJECT DRILLING AND FRACKING WASTE INTO AQUIFERS BELOW NORTHERN COLORADO http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20121228/NEWS01/312280037/EPA-allowing-oil-companies-inject-drilling-fracking-waste-into-aquifers-below-Northern-Colorado?nclick_check=1


 HuffingtonPost Politics, November 02, 2014
▶ VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON BILLIONS FOR LAND CONSERVATION

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/vote-land-conservation_n_6075346.html


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


The Seattle Times, November 26, 2014
-▶ PAUL ALLEN FINANCES LAWSUIT TARGETING COAL LEASING ON FEDERAL LANDS  http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025110662_allencoallawsuitxml.html


IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
 -▶ ARIZONA DEFENDERS FACE IMMINENT LAND GRAB OF SACRED LANDS BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANIES. Congress is set to approve the giveaway of 2,400 acres of National Forest lands, including the burial, ceremonial and medicinal lands of the San Carlos Apaches, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Mining Corp., a company with a long history of environmental and human rights abuses in developing countries.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/arizona-defenders-face-imminent-land-grab-26496/


August 04, 2014
- ▶ WILL SECRETARY JEWELL PROTECT NATIONAL PARKS OR THE COAL INDUSTRY? http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/08/04/will-secretary-jewell-protect-national-parks-coal-industry/


Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html


FOSSIL-FUEL EXTRACTION ON YOUR PUBLIC LAND YIELD MASSIVE ECONOMIC BOON, WELL - SORT OF... http://ow.ly/fXmYN


CommonDreams, August 29, 2014
 ▶ FEDS SET TO OPEN FRACKING FLOODGATES IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC LANDS, BASED ON ONE FLAWED STUDY. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has put the ecosystems, water resources, and residents of California at urgent risk, expert critics are warning, by accepting a failed scientific review of the dangers of fracking in the state as a basis to begin issuing permits on public lands for the controversial gas drilling technique as soon as next year.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/29/feds-set-open-fracking-floodgates-california-based-one-flawed-study


 FRACKING AMERICA

THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS

                                               http://sco.lt/991RWT


-▶ USA OIL AND GAS DRILLER HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN 10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH - LEGALLY  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2759435291/usa-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-toxic-water-into-the-earth-legally



-▶  USA DEPT OF ENERGY AWARDS AGRIBUS GMO GIANT, MONSANTO, FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED GMO BIOFUELS  http://sco.lt/8bEMYT


                       GMO TREES IN OUR PUBLIC LANDS

                       DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

                          CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

                                      http://sco.lt/52lFDN


August 28, 2013 Take Part

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

 

 SummitVoice, July 31, 2014

- ▶ U.S. FEDS TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES IN WILDLIFE REFUGES (WHAT WERE THEY DOING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thus becomes the first federal agency to restrict the use of GE crops and neonicotinoids in farming in the U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/31/environment-feds-to-ban-genetically-engineered-crops-neonicotinoid-pesticides-in-wildlife-refuges/


Ecowatch, July 31, 2014
FEEDING GMOs TO WILDLIFE AND SPRAYING BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN NATIONAL REFUGES? http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/feeding-gmos-to-wildlife-and-spraying-bee-killing-pesticides-at-national-refuges/

 

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/

 

              SELLING OFF OUR PUBLIC LAND FOR GM BIOFUELS

          RESEARCH SUGGEST BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


HeraldNet, October 12, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA DAIRY RANCHERS ASK FOR HELP WITH HUNGRY ELK. “The public doesn’t want these elk relocated, fenced into an exhibit, shot, sterilized or any of the other absurd proposals from ranchers who enjoy subsidized grazing privileges in our national seashore,” said Jeff Miller, a conservation advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20141012/NEWS02/141019656/California-dairy-ranchers-ask-for-help-with-hungry-elk


 The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  AMERICAN WEST AND WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

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

 

Grist, February 04, 2014

▶  STEP RIGHT UP, BIG COAL, FOR AMERICA'S BIG COAL GIVEAWAY. It’s bad enough that the federal government leases out public lands to private companies to be torn up and mined for coal. Even worse is that the feds are ripping off taxpayers in the process, leasing the coal tracts at way-below-market prices, through a totally inept program, according to a new federal study. http://grist.org/news/step-right-up-big-coal-for-americas-big-coal-giveaway/

 

Summit Voice, June 12, 2013
▶  ARE THE FEDS (ON YOUR BEHALF) GETTING SHORT-CHANGED ON WYOMING COAL LEASES? A  report by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General found that U.S. taxpayers are likely losing tens of millions of dollars on bids from mining corporations as a result of a federal leasing program that undervalues the price of coal...http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/06/12/are-feds-getting-short-changed-on-wyoming-coal-leases/


                           COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                              http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


 

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

                                       ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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


                                                        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


The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

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

 

Summit Voice, November 11, 2013

▶  SCIENTISTS CAUTION AGAINST TOO MUCH POST-FIRE LOGGING http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/11/scientists-caution-against-too-much-post-fire-logging/

 

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

 

                           DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO AMERICA

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

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



THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://sco.lt/8TIRX7



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


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


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

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT ECOSYSTEMS, FOOD CHAIN AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/7ZL8yn

 

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

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, February 5, 2013 8:50 PM

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 are the human and environmental costs of new technology?

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

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

-▶ THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, March23, 2015
-▶ WE'RE ALL LOSERS TO A GADGET INDUSTRY BUILT ON PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/23/were-are-all-losers-to-gadget-industry-built-on-planned-obsolescence


New Scientist, February 17, 2015
-▶ SEE ONE OF THE WORLD'S DIRTIEST JOBS : eWASTE http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530080.100-see-one-of-the-worlds-dirtiest-jobs-ewaste-disposal.html


Quartz, December 06, 2014
-▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


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

 

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


Bombay Financial Express, May 26, 2014
▶   DIGITAL DUMP IS INCREASING. Our world is filled with old and obsolete gadgets, which means that smarter and more efficient technologies for recycling e-waste are desperately needed. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/digital-dump-is-increasing/1254377


EurActive

▶   FITTING e-WASTE INTO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY. SPECIAL REPORT / Phones, computers, washing machines - integrating a few core principles, such as the waste hierarchy, into the manufacturing of these products can reduce their environmental impact and allow for a functioning circular economy, according to analysts http://www.euractiv.com/sections/circular-economy/fitting-e-waste-circular-economy-302645


Quartz, December 06, 2014
-▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


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


Al Jazeera English, September 25, 2014
-▶ INVESTIGATION:  ON THE e-WASTE TRAIL. An investigation into the toxic trail of illegal e-waste that is ushered from the first to the third world .http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/09/e-waste-trail-2014924132443417118.html


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


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



                                                            VIDEO

                                  ELECTRONIC WASTE IN GHANA

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



                                 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                                  WHAT IS ELECTRONIC WASTE?

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

 


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


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

 

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

 

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


 

Population Reference Bureau
-▶ THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS OF E-WASTE http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2013/e-waste.aspx

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

                 "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                               Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                            http://sco.lt/4q18KX


  Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013

-▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption



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


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



  -▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK: THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ


 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, February 25, 1:44 AM

           YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES


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

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

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

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

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

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Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature" 2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

 

                                                    WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE" TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

 


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

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


-▶ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


Earth, October 10, 2014
-▶ BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/5DoTRp


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

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

 

The Activist Motivator, January 25, 2014
-▶ IF NATURE HAD RIGHTS   http://activism101.ning.com/profiles/blogs/if-nature-had-rights?xg_source=activity


Washington Post, November 03, 2014
 -▶ GUARDIANS OF LIFE:  THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN FIGHTING OIL EXPLOITATION IN THE AMAZON  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2014/11/03/3211/indigenous-women-fighting-oil-amazon/


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
-▶ ROLE OF BUSINESS IN DISAPPEARANCE OF 50% OF WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/2014/oct/09/role-business-disappearance-50-worlds-wildlife-wwf-report



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

 Futurity, July 28, 2014
-▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/


HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
-▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

 

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/


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


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

 


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

 

 

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


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

                              

                                 Guardian August 02, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIAN PM, TONY ABBOTT, LAUNCHES GREEN ARMY RECRUITING 15,000 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS. About 15,000 young Australians will be mobilised for the government’s Green Army and get their hands dirty on environmental projects for a weekly wage of up to $500.
The Abbott government’s Green Army initiative will involve 1500 projects implemented over the next three years. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/02/tony-abbott-green-army-recruiting-drive

 

 

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                                                   WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

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

 

 

The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

 

                                    BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

               The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 

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

 

                                    UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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


 

                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 -▶ UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS  http://sco.lt/4ruX0z

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                       A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

-▶ THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/7pCbOj

 

-▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS ... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                       A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

The Ecologist, March 20, 2014
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES AT RISK FROM CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT 'CARBON GRAB' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2325253/forest_peoples_at_risk_from_carbon_grab.html

 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH



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/

 

 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Global Research, July 16, 2014
-▶ FINE PRINT OF THE FOOD WARS:  MONSANTO AND BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH SEED SUPPLY http://www.globalresearch.ca/fine-print-of-the-food-wars-monsanto-and-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply/5393083

 

                                                      WATCH
                                          "SEEDS OF DEATH"

                                  Award Winning Documentary
                      Big Agriculture. Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta
http://www.globalresearch.ca/seeds-of-death-and-big-agriculture-monsanto-dupont-sygenta/5393105

 

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

                                                    WATCH
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

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

 

                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

 

                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS Report

                                         http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

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

 

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

                                        SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

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


                                             Survival International
                                           UNCONTACTED TRIBES
Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians make first contact and report horrific "massacre" of their community

http://www.uncontactedtribes.org/



Mongabay, October 19, 2011
 ▶ISOLATED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND TOURISTS COLLIDE IN PERU PARK  http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1019-hance_tourists_indigenous.html


Survival International, January 21, 2015
 ▶ UNCONTACTED AMAZON INDIANS 'SURROUNDED BY LOGGER' MAKE CONTACT  http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10645


                                                       CONTACT

                    UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF BRAZIL EMERGE

                                       ILLEGAL LOGGING BLAMED

                            http://www.survivalinternational.org/


Mongabay, February 18, 2015
 ▶ BRAZILIAN INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS GROW QUICKLY AFTER FIRST CONTACT DEVASTATION  http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0218-williamson-indigenous-population-growth.html


Mongabay, February 17, 2015
 ▶INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN PARAGUAY THREATENED BY DEFORESTATION DESPITE HAVING LAND RIGHTS  http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0217-gfrn-mark-ayoreo-totobiegosode-threatened-by-cattle-ranching.html


Good, January 07, 2015
 ▶ THE MOST ISOLATED, UNCONTACTED TRIBES ON EARTH WANT TO STAY THAT WAY. The Sentinelese are one of about 100 uncontacted tribes left in the world, most of which live clustered in remote West Papua and the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Peru. But many of these other uncontacted tribes are not totally isolated, as cultural rights organization Survival International points out http://magazine.good.is/articles/isolated-sentinelese-people


Mongabay, December 11, 2014
 ▶ UNCONTACTED TRIBES STILL EXIST, BUT EXTINCTION THREAT LOOMS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1211-interview-scott-wallace.html


                                                    VIDEO
                                      Survival International

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

 

                                UNCONTACTED INDIANS OF PERU:

                    At Risk of Extinction From Disease and Land Loss             

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


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


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


 Survival International, July 25, 2014

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

                                                   VIDEO

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



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

 

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

 

Al Jazeera, July 31, 2014

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

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                          Yale Environment 360

                  INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI INDIANS

                           A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/6LRpjN

 

 

                                       UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


Mongabay, December 12, 2014
-▶ CONSERVATION AND THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1212-painter-rps-conservation-and-indigenous-people.html




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


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


                                                       VIDEO

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



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

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

 ▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

 

 

 

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Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife

Hunters swear off killing in bid to preserve Iranian wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


FRANCE 24, March 17, 2014

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


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                                                       NO SAFE HAVEN

MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS IN MIDDLE EAST AND AROUND THE WORLD http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


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                                                             VIDEO

                                         Motherboard, August 15, 2014
 -▶ LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH BIG GAME HUNTING http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting

 

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


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



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

 


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

 

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

 

                                  ANIMAL CONSCIOUSNESS

                    AND THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP

                                           http://sco.lt/7uEZOL

 

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

 

 

                                                      VIDEO

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                             TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                    Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Hunting

                                           http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

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

 

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

 

 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                           PBS Nature

                            FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

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



Inhabitat, March 18,2015
- ▶ SCIENTISTS BRING EXTINCT MOUTH-BROODING FROG BACK TO LIFE AFTER 30 YEARS http://inhabitat.com/scientists-bring-extinct-mouth-brooding-frog-back-to-life-after-30-years/


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


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


Summit County Citizens Voice, September 2, 2014
EXTINCTION CRISIS: REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FROG SPECIES ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION. Among them, the mountain yellow-legged frog, with 90 percent of remaining populations supporting fewer than 10 frogs.
“Frogs have successfully thrived on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs, but now the mountain yellow legged frog and 30 percent of all amphibian species are facing extinction due to human actions,” said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological Diversity, .. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/28/report-highlights-species-on-brink-of-extinction/


Washington Post, December 30, 2012

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


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


BBC, October 16, 2014
- ▶ DEADLY VIRUS IS KILLING FROGS, AMPHABIANS THROUGHOUT SPAIN  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29649273


Mongabay, October 30, 2014
- ▶ PET TRADE LIKELY RESPONSIBLE FOR NEW KILLER SALAMANDER FUNGUS. Scientists say that a second fungal disease could spell disaster for dozens, perhaps hundreds, of species. A new paper published today in Science finds that this new disease has the potential to wipe out salamanders and newts across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Americas. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1030-hance-salamander-fungus.html


Science/AAAS, October 16, 2014
- ▶ DEADLY VIRUS STRIKING EUROPEAN AMPHIBIANS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/10/deadly-virus-striking-european-amphibians


Summit Voice, October 17, 2014
- ▶ AMPHIBIANS NOW FACING HUGE VIRAL THREAT - INTRODUCED BY HUMANS. The viral outbreak could have wider significance, as emerging diseases threaten all animal groups, including humans. Viruses sometimes cross species barriers , for instance Ebola, which jumped from bats and other wild animals to humans, according to the research paper published in Current Biology. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/17/biodiversity-amphibians-now-facing-huge-viral-threat/


                                                        VIDEO
                                                   KQED Quest
                             CALIFORNIA'S DISAPPEARING FROGS
Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. Meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world. http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/disappearing-frogs/


                               SAVE THE FROG, SAVE OURSELVES

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


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


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

 

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

 

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


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


The Dodo, October 07, 2014
MAINE PROFESSOR FINDS OUT WHY 200,000 FROGS DIES IN HIS BACKYARD POND. Postmortem analysis revealed evidence of deadly ranavirus, a disease responsible for mass deaths of amphibians around the globe https://www.thedodo.com/frog-deaths-massive-200000-753710138.html


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


 Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2013

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


                                                 -- WATCH --

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


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


 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


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


Guardian Environment, February 27, 2015
- ▶ MADAGASCAR'S FROGS AT RISK AS KILLER FUNGUS FOUND ON ISLAND FOR FIRST TIME http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/madagascars-frogs-at-risk-killer-fungus-found-island-first-time


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                                                   PESTICIDES

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


                                                    -- WATCH --

                                                      Quest TV

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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


 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

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


August 25, 2013 Care2

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


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


 

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


Mongabay, October 4, 2013

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

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

 

July 26, 2013 Nature World News

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

 

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


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

 

MAY 13, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

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

 

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


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


Anchorage Daily News, December 24, 2013

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


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



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

 


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

 

 Reuters, November 20, 2013

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

 

 Treehugger, September 19, 2013

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

 

Mongabay, January 10, 2014-

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

 

 Digital Journal, December 29, 2013

AFRICAN FROG USES CHEMICALS TO HIDE FROM KILLER ANTS

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

 


 

January 30, 2013 Frogs Are Green

- ▶ TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FROGS:

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


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

 

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

 


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

 


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


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

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

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

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


The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy. This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


HuffingtonPost (Reuters) April 15, 2014

▶  CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development. While some details of the fourth draft are still under discussion, it has been agreed that the principle of prioritising the environment above the economy will be enshrined in law, according to scholars who have been involved in the process. The fourth draft is due to be completed within weeks. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/china-expected-to-elevate-environment_n_5150010.html


Climate Group, March 05, 2015
CHINA PREMIER LI KEQIANG VOWS TO CRACK DOWN ON CLIMATE LAWS AND POLLUTION http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-premier-li-keiqiang-vows-to-crack-down-on-climate-laws-and-pollution


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
 -▶ CHINA PLEDGES $275 BILLION OVER 5 YEARS TO CUT RECORD AIR POLLUTION  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-china-air-pollution.html


Treehugger, January 24, 2014
▶   CHINA ADDED MORE SOLAR CAPACITY IN 2013 THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY EVER HAS IN A SINGLE YEAR http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/china-added-more-solar-capacity-2013-any-other-country-ever-has-single-year.html


The World Economic Forum, July 25, 2014

-▶ HOW CHINA BECAME A CLIMATE LEADER http://forumblog.org/2014/07/china-climate-leader-sustainable-development/


The Economic Times, August 05, 2014
 -▶
CHINA TO BAN ALL COAL USE IN BEIJING BY 2020 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/pollution/china-to-ban-all-coal-use-in-beijing-by-2020/articleshow/39696857.cms


September 04, 2014 Mother Jones,
▶ CHINA JUST GOT SERIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING.  NOW WE'RE OUT OF EXCUSES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-climate-change-carbon-market


Resource Efficient Business, January 08, 2015
-▶ CHINESE PUBLIC NOW LEGALLY REQUIRED TO RECYCLE http://www.rebnews.com/news/recycling/chinese_public_legally_required_recycle.html


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA TEST OUTRIGHT LOGGING BAN IN STATE FORESTS. A shift towards forest conservation, rather than utilisation http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests


The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP IVORY POACHING https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html



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NationOfChange, OpEd, March 01, 2015
-▶ CHINA ACCELERATES INTO THE FUTURE, RACING PAST AMERICA http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/03/01/china-accelerates-into-the-future-racing-past-america/


TruthOut, February 23, 2015
▶   NEW SILK ROADS:  THE CHINESE VISION OF A BRAVE NEW (TRADE) WORLD . Beijing is fast closing the gap on Washington in terms of intellectual and economic firepower - and yet its global investment offensive has barely begun http://truth-out.org/news/item/29239-new-silk-roads-and-the-chinese-vision-of-a-brave-new-trade-world


▶   CHINA BECOMING AN IT GIANT : A GROWING NEW GLOBAL MODEL FOR CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5szR21


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     WHY IS CHINA SHIFTING QUICKLY TO FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT?

                                  REACHING THE POINT OF "NO CHOICE"


                                                  February 08, 2015
                                           23 SHOCKING PHOTOS

REVEAL HOW BAD CHINA'S POLLUTION PROBLEM HAS BECOME

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2X2ySK/1DcROUT@y:HaJBFbJH/www.earthporm.com/23-shocking-photos-reveal-bad-chinas-pollution-problem-become


                                                           VIDEO

                                                February 06, 2015
POLLUTION IN CHINA "APOCALYPTIC: - RENEWABLE ENERGY IS ONLY CHANCE OF SURVIVAL  http://climatecrocks.com/2015/02/06/pollution-in-china-apocalyptic-renewable-energy-is-only-chance-of-survival/


National Geographic, January 22, 2014

-▶  HOW MUCH IS THE U.S. TO BLAME FOR "MADE-IN-CHINA" POLLUTION? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/01/140122-made-in-china-pollution-from-exports/


▶ HORRIFYINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS SHOW THE HUMAN COST OF CHINA'S MASSIVE POLLUTION PROBLEM
 http://www.fastcoexist.com/3035080/horrifingly-beautiful-photos-show-the-human-cost-of-chinas-massive-pollution-problem


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                       CHINA MOVING FAST TO REIN IN POLLUTION


The Guardian, January 07, 2015
-▶ CHINA ENCOURAGES ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO SUE POLLUTERS. Groups that work to fight polluters judicially will gain special status and have court fees reduced, Supreme People’s Court says

 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/china-encourages-environmental-groups-to-sue-polluters


HuffPost Green, December 23, 2014
▶  CHINESE AUTHORITIES CRACK DOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL/POLLUTION CRIME

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/24/china-environmental-crime_n_6375290.html


Yahoo News, June 12, 2014
▶  CHINA POLLUTION ARRESTS RISE AS BEIJING PUSHES GREEN AGENDA http://news.yahoo.com/china-pollution-arrests-rise-beijing-pushes-green-agenda-171824564.html


NRDC, April 24, 2014

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


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                     NHK WORLD - English, December 11, 2014
            NEW NORMAL TO BE LOGIC OF CHINA'S FUTURE GROWTH http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141212_19.html


South China Morning Post, July 04, 2014

-▶ CHINA BOLSTERS ITS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE:  NEW TRIBUNAL TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts

                                                  MEANWHILE

Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


The Ecologist, November 19, 1014
-▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD IN GREEN ENERGY -- DESPITE U.S. GOP SENATE LEADER 'DO NOTHING' CLAIMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2639170/china_leads_the_world_in_green_energy_despite_us_senate_leader_do_nothing_claims.html


RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/


Huffington Post Green, April 23, 2014  

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


OnEarth, November 23, 2014
-▶ HOW CHINA PLANS TO TOP OUT COAL USE BY 2O20 http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/coal-tural-revolution


IB Times, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S 'WAR ON POLLUTION' SEES COAL DROP FOR FIRST TIME IN CENTURY http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-war-pollution-sees-coal-drop-first-time-century-1461869


Greentech Media, November 25, 2014
▶   CAN CHINA GET 40% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES BY 2040?  http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Can-China-Get-40-of-Its-Electricity-From-Renewables-by-2040


The Guardian, December 20, 2014
▶   10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment


MAY 22 ,2013   Grist

 ▶ CHINA HAS PROPOSED FIRM LIMITS ON GREEN-HOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS -- SERIOUSLY WEAKENING ONE OF THE U.S.'S GO-TO EXCUSES FOR CLIMATE INACTION ... http://grist.org/news/could-a-chinese-carbon-cap-pave-the-way-for-a-global-climate-deal/


November 12, 2014, France 24 TV,
-▶ CHINA AND USA AGREE TO TARGET EMISSIONS PEAK 'AROUND 2030' http://www.france24.com/en/20141112-china-agrees-target-emissions-peak-around-2030-white-house/


Bloomberg, November 21, 2014
-▶ CHINA PLANS TO SLOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION INCREASE BY 28% BY 2020 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-19/china-plans-to-slow-energy-consumption-increase-to-28-by-2020.html


Triple Pundit, November 13, 2014
▶  CHINA'S 20% RENEWABLES COMMITMENT A CHALLENGE TO U.S. UTILITIES, China’s massive commitment to renewable energy will create economies of scale that will shatter current price levels around the world. Its success will bring to scale the technologies and processes required to integrate renewable energy into an electrical grid. China is on a path that will push the U.S. electric utility industry over a renewable energy cliff. http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/11/chinas-20-renewable-energy-commitment-challenges-u-s-electric-utility-industry/


                                                 PHOTOS

                           Mother Jones, November 19, 2014
THESE STUNNING PHOTOS SHOW CHINA'S DAILY ONSLAUGHT OF TOXIC SMOG  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/11/photo-daily-beijing-china-air-crisis-weibo-climate



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                                          POLLUTION CONTROLS

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Reuters, May 26, 2014

-▶ CHINA TO SCRAP MILLIONS OF CARS IN ANTI-POLLUTION PUSH http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-china-pollution-idINKBN0E60AZ20140526


TakePart, June 27, 2014

-▶ MEGA SKYSCRAPERS THAT EAT POLLUTION ARE COMING TO CHINA. The smog-choked nation is coming up with innovative solutions to its air-quality problem... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/27/mega-skyscrapers-eat-pollution-are-coming-china

 

Business Green, July 14, 2014
-▶ CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT 30 PERCENT OF STATE CARS TO BE LOW CARBON BY 2016 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2355078/china-wants-30-per-cent-of-state-cars-to-be-low-carbon

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014
▶  CHINA'S POLLUTION POLICE ARE WATCHING:  HANGZHOU AND OTHER CITIES HAVE DECLARED WAR ON DIRTY CARS AND TRUCKS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-24/chinas-pollution-police-are-watching

 

Mining.com, July 12, 2014
-▶ BEIJING TAKES AIR POLLUTION BY THE HORNS, IMPOSES USE OF CLEAN COAL http://www.mining.com/beijing-takes-air-pollution-by-the-horns-imposes-use-of-clean-coal-93130/


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


The Guardian, November 28, 2014
-▶ AHEAD OF THE GAME : THE CHINESE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AIM TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/nov/28/chinese-scientific-revolution-tackle-climate-change


New Scientist, December 16, 2014
-▶ "GREAT GREEN WALL" HELPS CHINA TACKLE DESERTIFICATION: China has planted a "Great Green Wall" of trees across the north of the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts -- and the strategy appears to be working. "Vegetation has improved and dust storms have decreased significantly in the Great Green Wall region, compared with other areas," says Minghong Tan of Beijing's Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429994.900-great-wall-of-trees-keeps-chinas-deserts-at-bay.html#.VJA1WsaHenj


The Climate Group, August 20, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S CLEAN REVOLUTION II: OPPORTUNITIES FOR A LOW CARBON FUTURE. This report shows that in an incredibly short space of time China has taken the lead in the race to develop and commercialize a range of low carbon technologies. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/publications/Chinas-Clean-Revolution-II-Opportunities-for-a-low-carbon-future


The Climate Group, September 04, 2014
▶ CHINA WILL LAUNCH WORLD'S BIGGEST CARBON MARKET IN 2016. China will launch its eagerly awaited national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2016. Once implemented, this market for carbon permit trading will become the biggest in the world, helping the largest greenhouse emitting nation to axe pollution. http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-will-launch-worlds-biggest-carbon-market-in-2016/


-▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1


Huffington Post Green, September 21, 2013
-▶ NEW COAL-FIRED PLANTS BAN TO TAKE PLACE IN BEJING, SHANGHAI AND GUANGZHOU   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/coal-fired-plants-ban-china_n_3914703.html


May 29, 2013 Huffington Post Green
 ▶ A FIVE-PART STRATEGY TO CAP AND CUT CHINA'S COAL CONSUMPTION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-a-finamore/a-five-part-strategy-to-c_b_3353230.html



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                                                           SOLAR

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Monetary Realism, June 05, 2014

  -▶ CHINA LAUGHED WHEN IT SAW HOW CHEAP SOLAR COULD BE  http://ow.ly/yhOTD


The Climate Group, September 03, 2014
 -▶ CHINA LEADS THE WORLD'S NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY RECORD  http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-leads-the-new-renewable-global-records/


Bloomberg, August 07, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADDS SOLAR CAPACITY EQUAL TO AUSTRALIA'S ENTIRE SUPPLY OF POWER IN 2013 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/china-add-australia-sized-solar-capacity-in-energy-push.html

 

The Climate Group, May 20, 2014
-▶ CHINA ANNOUNCES NEW 70 GW SOLAR TARGET, PLANTS TO TRIPLE INSTALLED SOLAR CAPACITY BY 2017 http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/china-announces-new-70gw-solar-target-plans-to-triple-installed-solar-capacity-by-2017/

 

Earth Policy Institute, June 16, 2014
SOLAR POWER:  CHINA LEADS WORLD TO SOLAR POWER RECORD IN 2013 In the last two years, countries around the world have added almost as much new solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity as had been added since the invention of the solar cell. Nearly 38,000 megawatts of PV came online in 2013, a new annual record. In all, the world’s installed PV generating capacity is now close to 140,000 megawatts—enough to power each home in Germany. Falling costs and effective policies continue to drive tremendous growth in solar power. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2014

 

 The Star Online, May 26, 2014
   ▶ CHINA HOTEL A SHOWCASE FOR GREEN SOLAR ENERGY http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/05/26/China-hotel-a-showcase-for-Yingli-Green-Energy/



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

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


  ▶  HOW CHINA'S YOUNG IDEALISTS ARE TURNING TO THE SOIL

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/25/students-pining-for-good-old-days-of-chairman-mao-choose-hippie-commune-over-chinas-economic-rat-race/


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/


Science AAAS, May 2, 2014
▶  CHINESE SCIENCE TO GET WITH THE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR OPEN ACCESS AND MORE RIGOROUS EVALUATION AND PEER REVIEW http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/05/chinese-science-get-global-program


Guardian Environment, December 20, 2014
▶  10 THING TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. New book argues Chinese firms’ presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/dec/20/10-china-latin-america-environment


Solar Daily, April 21, 2014

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

 

FastCoExist, August 26, 2014
▶  IN BEIJING YOU CAN PAY FOR TRAIN RIDES WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES.
Across the world, there are many ways to encourage recycling. Tax breaks, virtual points, deposit payments--there's no shortage of ideas. Recently, we even came across a machine in Istanbul that gives out dog food in return for a bottle or two. Beijing is now taking its own approach by giving free train rides and mobile phone top-ups to people redeeming used plastic. Machines in 34 locations take bottle deposits and calculate their worth, issuing a credit to the person's mobile account or transit pass. Sensors scan the bottle's weight and composition, then prompt users to choose their option. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034720/in-beijing-you-can-pay-for-train-rides-with-plastic-bottles


-▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/


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/



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                                         CHINA'S POLLUTION

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

 

                         POLLUTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

                                  RT News, January 21, 2014

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                             CHINA'S EXPORT - POLLUTION

                China’s dirty emissions creeping into the US - study

                  http://rt.com/usa/china-air-pollution-export-926/


                       28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA

                          ENERGY, DAMS, ECOCIDE, FOSSIL FUELS

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3999184497/2013/03/31/28-000-rivers-wiped-off-the-map-of-china


CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.


IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS .....

Treehugger, March 08, 2014
 -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html


                                                     -- WATCH--

                                                     NEW FILM:

                                                 The Ecologist

"COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

 

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


WorldNews,

-▶  BEIJING RAISES POLLUTION ALERT ON SMOG LINGERS http://article.wn.com/view/2014/02/21/Beijing_raises_pollution_alert_as_smog_lingers/


Eco-Business, June 04, 2014
▶  CHINA'S RARE EARTH TOXIC TIME BOMB TO SPUR $12 BILLION OF MINES http://www.eco-business.com/news/chinas-rare-earth-toxic-time-bomb-spur-12-billion-mines/


Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
-▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures


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Humanosphere, July 14, 2014
WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/


 Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


                                                   WATCH
       DEEP INSIDE THE WILD WORLD OF CHINA'S FRACKING BOOM
China's Coal Addiction Threatens the Planet.  But Can It Handle a Natural Gas Revolution? http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/china-us-fracking-shale-gas


Asia Society, June 06, 2014

▶  INTERVIEW:  WHAT COSTS WILL FRACKING BRING TO CHINA? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-what-costs-will-fracking-bring-china


BreakingViews, February 04, 2014

▶  WATER FIGHTS: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL...  http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article



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


 

                      COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


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                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" MAY KILL US ALL

                              FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR.

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT


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

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

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

 

 -▶ CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING NO ANSWER: http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

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


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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


 


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



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Céline's curator insight, April 20, 2014 3:51 AM

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

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 23, 2014 1:05 PM

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                      TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 ▶ 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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                                         YOU ARE INVITED

                      TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 ▶ 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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Why Choosing Nature Will Only Advance Human Societies

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

 April 5, 2013 - LIFEWISE

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

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

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

 

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

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

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

 

  Upside, February 28, 2013

▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                            REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5qndez

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 June 5, 2013 Bee Strawbridge:

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

 

 

                                                     VIDEOS

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

 

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

 

 -▶  ECOLOGY - A NEW OPIUM FOR THE MASSES

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

 

 -▶  STATE OF NATURE REPORT - PDF

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

 

                                   ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                     http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                     VIDEO

                               "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                          RESOLVING THE "GAME OF MORE"

                                     http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ

 

 

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

 

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

 

                             -----------------------------------------------------

 

          HOW WE WRECKED THE PLANET - CALLING IN THE DEBT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                         WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                           The Natural Eye Project

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

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

                                                   ALSO SEE:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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

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

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

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

 

Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014

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

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

 

 

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

 

-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2013
Thich Nhat Hanh:

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

 

                           FULL VIDEO OF JOHN KERRY SPEECH

                      POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA

          "Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

                                   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               The Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

PICKING UP THE CORPORATE TAB

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferananda's curator insight, May 13, 2014 5:47 PM

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

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WATCH: "BOTTLED LIFE"  The Business with Water - Nestles

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

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



                                              FILM (Documentary):
                                                  "BOTTLED LIFE"

                               NESTLES BUSINESS WITH WATER

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


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


EcoWatch, August 13, 2014

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


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


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


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


                                                      WATCH:

                                                Annie Leonard's

                            "THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"

                                       The Story of Stuff Project

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



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


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


National Geographic

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



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                                      NESTLE'S BOTTLED WATER

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                                                  THE STORY

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

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

 

The Desert Sun, July 14, 2014

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

 

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


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

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

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

 Story of Stuff

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

 

                           PETITION: Nestlé: Stop draining Pakistan!

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

 

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


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

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

 

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


 

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            COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA/WATER BUSINESS

                                          http://sco.lt/6UWizB


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


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                                               BOTTLED WATER:

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


July 12, 2013 Slate

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

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                    "TAPPED"

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

 

 Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

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

 

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

 

NRDC Investigation

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

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

 

The Green Diva, June 27, 2014

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

 

 

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                          THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE

                                          A JOURNEY BEGINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5BTtMv


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

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

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


 Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

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


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


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

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

 

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

 

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


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


                                              INFOGRAPHIC

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

 


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                         

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                                      -- CORPORATE WATER --

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

 

July 3, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  THE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER

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

 

                                

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER:

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

 Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

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

 

                                          THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz

 

Water Justice

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

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013

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

 

 June 15, 2013 NPR

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

 

  September 2, 2013 IPS News

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

 

March 20, 1023 - Save Greek Water

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

 

 Project Syndicate, August 7, 2013

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

 

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

 

 Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

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

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 

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


 

 

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            CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS IN YOUR WATER

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Environmental Working Group

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


The Daily Green:

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


 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour
                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION

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


 

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


July 4, 2013 EurActive

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

 

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

 

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

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal

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

 

 

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


 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                     PBS Newshour Video

                                          March 15, 2013

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


 

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

 

 June 5, 2013 Washington Post

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

 

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

 

 Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

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

 

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


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                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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                                  FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av

 

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Efren Gallardo's curator insight, March 4, 2014 2:03 PM

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

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:40 PM

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

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Urban Nature: Smart Cities and Biodiversity - Essential for Climate Change and Wellbeing

Urban Nature: Smart Cities and Biodiversity - Essential for Climate Change and Wellbeing | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Yale Environment 360, January 06, 2014

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


Grist, March 20, 2015
- ▶  HABITATS FOR HUMANITY:  WHY OUR CITIES NEED TO BE ECOSYSTEMS, TOO http://grist.org/cities/habitats-for-humanity-why-our-cities-need-to-be-ecosystems-too/


Mother Nature Network, March 25, 2015
- ▶  EXPERIENCING NATURE MAKES US MORE LIKELY TO SAVE IT. A new study took a look at this relationship and found that we might have a kinder, gentler society if we all just spent a little more time outside.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/experiencing-nature-makes-us-more-likely-to-save-it


Grist, March 02, 2015
- ▶  THESE BIZARRE, BEAUTIFUL CITIES OF THE FUTURE ARE ALSO SUPER GREEN  http://grist.org/news/these-bizarre-beautiful-cities-of-the-future-are-also-super-green/


Grist, January 13, 2015
- ▶ WE HAVE TO BUILD MUCH SMARTER CITIES IF WE WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE http://grist.org/news/we-have-to-build-much-smarter-cities-if-we-want-to-fight-climate-change/


Ensia, September 30, 2014
 - ▶ IT'S TIME TO BRING NATURE INTO OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

http://ensia.com/voices/its-time-to-bring-nature-back-into-our-built-environments/


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


YES Magazine, January 03, 2014
- ▶ CAN YOU IMAGINE A CITY WHERE TREES AND SWINGS MATTER MORE THAN CARS?  We can make room for nature and humanity

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/can-you-imagine-city-trees-swing-sets-matter-more-than-cars


FastcoExist, January 13, 2015
- ▶ 7 CITIES THAT ARE STARTING TO GO CAR-FREE

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040634/7-cities-that-are-starting-to-go-car-free


Harvard Gazette, December 24, 2014
- ▶ NATURE AND WELL BEING : A KEY URBAN PLANNING INTERSECTION Is there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers’ lives healthier and more productive? Research suggests that the answer is yes, but also that the issue is more complex than that simple formulation. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/12/a-key-urban-intersection/


GreenBiz, January 13, 2015
- ▶ CAN CITIES LEAD THE WAY IN MAXIMIZING NATURE'S VALUE?

 http://www.greenbiz.com/article/can-cities-lead-way-maximizing-natures-value


Geography Directions
- ▶ GREENING URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: RECONCILING HUMANS AND NATURE THROUGH 'GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE' http://blog.geographydirections.com/2014/12/22/reconciling-humans-and-nature-through-green-infrastructure/


City Lab, February 02, 2015
- ▶  AUSTRALIA:  CITY OF MELBOURNE IS FRYING IN EPIC DROUGHT AND HAS FOUND A WAY TO LOWER TEMPERATURES BY 7 DEGREES http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/02/can-melbourne-lower-its-temperature-by-7-degrees/385050/


August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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


ReduceRunoff.org

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


Digital Journal, February 02, 2015
- ▶ MICRO-LIVING FINDS A NICHE BY SHOWING US WE CAN LIVE MORE SIMPLY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/micro-living-finds-a-niche-by-showing-us-we-can-live-more-simply/article/425069


The Nature of Cities, January 03, 2015
- ▶ MICRO URBAN:  THE ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL POTENTIAL OF SMALL-SCALE URBAN SPACES http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/01/03/micro_urban-the-ecological-and-social-potential-of-small-scale-urban-spaces/


Ensia, January 05, 2015
- ▶ SUBURBAN SPRAWL DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ECOLOGICALLY DEVASTATING. As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind  http://ensia.com/features/suburban-sprawl-doesnt-have-to-be-ecologically-devastating/


Guardian, March 08 2015
- ▶ URBAN WILDLIFE:  WHEN ANIMALS GO WILD IN THE CITY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/urban-wildlife-animals-in-city


Our World, United Nations University, March 02, 2015

- ▶  CITIES ARE CAUSING BIGGER SPIDERS AND TAMER BIRDS

  http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/cities-are-causing-bigger-spiders-and-tamer-birds


NASA Earth Observatory
- ▶ BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY. Like it or not, throughout this century, the United States has undergone a steady process of urbanization as a larger and larger percentage of the population has moved towards the cities. Unlike rural communities, urban sprawl completely transforms the landscape and the soil and alters the surrounding ecosystem and the climate.  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Lights/


Summit Voice, January 02, 2015
- ▶ NEW SATELLITE SENSOR MEASURE CITY LIGHT POLLUTION WORLDWIDE  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/01/02/new-satellite-sensors-measure-city-light-pollution/


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

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

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


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


National Geographic, November 28, 2014
- ▶ GET OUT OF THE OFFICE -- WHY WILDERNESS IS NOT A LUXURY  http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/28/get-out-of-the-office-why-wilderness-is-not-a-luxury/


OnEarth Magazine
- ▶ WILL CITIES SAVE THE PLANET?  http://www.onearth.org/magazine/will-cities-save-planet


YES Magazine, November 19, 2014
- ▶ WANT TO SEE HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE MAKING REAL PROGRESS?  LOOK TO THE CITIES TACKLING OUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/look-to-the-cities-tackling-our-biggest-problems


Sustainable Food Trust, September 26, 2014
- ▶ BIOPHILIC CITIES:  GOING BEYOND GREEN. Biophilic Cities put the natural world at the heart of urban environment, going beyond green to reconnect people and places. http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/biophilic-cities-urban-growing/


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


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


Environmental Energetics, September 24, 2014
- ▶ CITIES IN THE SAND - LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FAILED ECO-CITIES OF THE PAST  http://ow.ly/BWzSo


- ▶ NATURE NEEDS HALF = THE WILD CITIES PROJECT.  “Half the world for humanity, half for the rest of life, to make a planet both self-sustaining and pleasant" - O.E. Wilson http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/nature-cities/243546/nature-needs-half

  The WILD Foundation also recently launched the WILD Cities Project, which it describes as “a new concept of urbanism where wild nature is highly valued and its conservation is a conscious part of human life in cities worldwide” [3]. Goals of the WILD Cities Project include identifying successful urban initiatives aligned with the principles of Nature Needs Half, formulating criteria for defining a WILD city, and developing strategies to communicate to the public the need for nature in our cities. http://wild10.org/en/program/the-global-foru/working-coalitions/wild-cities


YES Magazine, November 29, 2014
 - ▶ 10 CLIMATE CONSCIOUS CITIES -- ELECTRIC CARS, ROOFTOP FARMS AND OTHER WAYS THEY'RE PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/10-climate-cool-cities


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


Mongabay, April 11, 2014

 - ▶ LIFE FINDS A WAY:  THE SURPRISING BIODIVERSITY OF CITIES. 

Public perception of wildlife tends to be tied to natural habitats such as forests, ocean and other wild settings. However, cities can provide habitat for many animals and plants. In the largest global assessment of urban biodiversity to date, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, researchers examined the biodiversity of urban areas and found that cities are home to a surprising number of species. The study underlines the conservation importance of preserving and creating green spaces when it comes to urban planning.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0411-levikov-cities-biodiversity.html#fBOegyyVwsoUc3Vf.99


UNEP, October 15, 2012

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

 

Huffington Post Green, March 3, 2013

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

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

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


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


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

 


Guardian Sustainable Business, August 25, 2014
- ▶ ARE TINY HOUSES AND MICRO-APARTMENTS THE FUTURE OF URBAN HOMES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/25/tiny-houses-micro-living-urban-cities-population-newyork-hongkong-tokyo?CMP=twt_gu


US Forest Service Research & Development

- ▶ URBAN WILDLIFE http://www.fs.fed.us/research/wildlife-fish/themes/urban-wildlife.php

 


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               BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR URBAN LIFE --

                     AND THE WORK PLACE, SCHOOLS, CITIES

                                        http://sco.lt/5ih73J


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


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

 

 GizMag, May 01, 2014

 - ▶ GHAOYANG PARK PLAZA ADDS MORE NATURE TO INNER-CITY BEIJING http://www.gizmag.com/chaoyang-park-plaza-mad/31855/

 

 TakePart, June 26, 2014
  ▶ A CITY'S BEST DEFENSE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? ITS TREES, WETLANDS, AND WATERSHEDS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/26/citys-best-defense-against-climate-change-its-trees-wetlands-and-watersheds

 

TerraDaily, November 30, 2012
- ▶ STREAMS SHOW SIGNS OF DEGRADATION AT EARLIEST STAGE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Streams_Show_Signs_of_Degradation_at_Earliest_Stages_of_Urban_Development_999.html


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


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


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



YourIsLife, October 22, 2014
 - ▶ MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE LIVING MAY REQUIRE RE-INTRODUCING AGRICULTURE IN URBAN AREAS http://www.youris.com/Bioeconomy/Agriculture/Urban-Agriculture-Is-More-Than-A-Hippy-Style-Hobby.kl


FastCo Exist, July 02, 2014

- ▶  THE URBAN SKY FARM: THIS TREE-SHAPED FARM-ON-A-SKYSCRAPER COULD BRING ACRES OF CROPS INTO THE CITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032379/this-tree-shaped-farm-on-a-skyscraper-could-bring-acres-of-crops-into-the-city


Reuters, June 16, 2014

  ▶ A FIRST: SAN FRANCISCO TO PROPOSE TAX BREAKS FOR URBAN FARMS. San Francisco would be the first city in California to offer property owners a tax break if they agree to make empty lots available for urban agriculture  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/us-usa-california-urbanfarms-idUSKBN0ES03020140617


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


                                                      PHOTOS

                              Huffington Post Green, March 12, 2014

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


Conservation Magazine, February 17, 2014

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

 

                          WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                                  NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:

                            WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                           http://sco.lt/8yvXjV


TreeHugger, February 14, 2014

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


Science Daily, January 31, 2014

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


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

 

FastCoExist

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


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

 

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


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

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

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

 

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                                           REWILD THE CHILD

                                          http://sco.lt/6BGlA9

 

                                           THICH NHAT HANH:

                              Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 


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


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

 

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


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


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

 

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 


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

 

 Harvard Business

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


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

 

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



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

 

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

 


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

 

 Common Dreams

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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


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Coal burning exacts a lethal price

Coal burning exacts a lethal price | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

                     300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

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

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

Grist, May 23, 2014
 -▶ DO COAL COMPANIES HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN VOTERS? http://grist.org/business-technology/do-coal-companies-have-more-rights-than-voters/

 

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

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

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

 

 

Grist, February 13, 2014
▶ ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER RIVER RUINED BY A BIG COAL-INDUSTRY SPILL. (not to be confused with the spill of toxic coal-cleaning chemicals that poisoned a West Virginia river last month and left 300,000 people without drinking water.)  http://grist.org/news/another-day-another-big-coal-industry-spill-ruins-a-river/

 

                                  WHEN THE RIVERS RUN BLACK
                   Coal Ash:  America's Largest Industrial Accident
                       https://medium.com/matter/ff09374db13b

 

 Common Dream, February 06, 2014
▶ AS COAL ASH SPEWS INTO NORTH CAROLINA RIVER, MORE TICKING TIME BOMBS THREATEN  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/06-3

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                                  Earth Justice
                         180 SECONDS OF COAL ASH PROBLEMS

Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Coal ash (a byproduct) contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause cancer and developmental problems. It poisons fish and wildlife in rivers and lakes.

In some places the ash is dumped into uncovered pits. In others it sits behind leaky dams. It poisons the air. It destroys the water. And the corporate polluters responsible, they claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_zttjzpL0

 

Earth Justice
▶ HOW COAL ASH CONTAMINATES OUR LIVES

. http://earthjustice.org/our_work/campaigns/coal-ash-contaminates-our-lives

 

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UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA MASSIVE COAL CHEMICAL DISASTER  http://sco.lt/4saARl

 

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June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶   AN INSIDE LOOK INTO WHAT A COAL TERMINAL'S REALLY LIKE: This is required reading — and viewing — for anyone worried about how export terminals handle coal... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/an-inside-look-into-what-a-coal-terminals-really-like/

 

 Reuters, November 18, 2013
▶  'CLEAN UP YOUR ACT', UN CLIMATE CHIEF FIGUERES URGES COAL INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/18/us-climate-talks-idUSBRE9AH0PB20131118?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

July 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360
▶  FACING TOUGH MARKET AT HOME, U.S. COAL GIANT PUSHES OVERSEAS.  SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF CO2 POLLUTION

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/facing_tough_market_coal_giant_peabody_energy_pushes_overseas/2676/

 

Reuters, February 28, 2014

▶ ELDERLY, YOUNG TO LEAVE AREA NEAR AUSTRALIAN MINE FIRE BURNING FOR 3 WEEKS. Children, the elderly and pregnant women have been urged to leave a small Australian town because of health concerns from a fire that has been burning at a nearby coal mine for almost three weeks...

    Particulate pollution, which can damage the lungs and respiratory system, has been measured at more than 10 times the recommended daily threshold in the area around the fire near South Morwell, about 150 km (95 miles) east of the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-australia-minefire-idUSBREA1R0AR20140228

 

                                       THIS IS THE COST OF COAL  -

                                         PHOTO EXPOSE & VIDEO

                                               http://sco.lt/82iv3p

 

Reuters, February 28, 2014
▶ AUSTRALIA: ELDERLY, YOUNG TO LEAVE AREA NEAR AUSTRALIAN MINE FIRE BURNING FOR 3 WEEKS. Children, the elderly and pregnant women have been urged to leave a small Australian town because of health concerns from a fire that has been burning at a nearby coal mine for almost three weeks.
    Particulate pollution, which can damage the lungs and respiratory system, has been measured at more than 10 times the recommended daily threshold in the area around the fire near South Morwell, about 150 km (95 miles) east of the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/us-australia-minefire-idUSBREA1R0AR20140228

 

 Grist, December 17, 2013
 -▶  IS THE COAL INDUSTRY ABOUT TO WRECK THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF? http://grist.org/news/is-the-coal-industry-about-to-wreck-the-great-barrier-reef/

 

Climate Progress, December 20, 2013
-▶ MASSIVE KOALA-DISPLACING WITH COAL MINE IN AUSTRALIA'S GALILEE BASIN - The AU$6.4 billion mine will produce up to 40 million tonnes of a coal a year, which according to The Guardian, “would release an estimated 85.6m tonnes of CO2 once burned, slightly more than the annual emissions of Romania.” http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/20/3095491/australias-galilee-basin-palmer-coal/#

 

 

 March 7, 2013 - THE DAILY CLIMATE

▶ COAL HEALTH COSTS

Burning coal to produce electricity costs Europeans €42.8 billion, or $55 billion, in health care costs annually, a new analysis finds. In Poland alone, the tab tops €8 billion.... http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/03/coal-health-costs

 

  July 11, 2013 The Nation
▶  THE WAR ON COAL OBAMA ISN'T FIGHTING: MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS COSTING TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.thenation.com/blog/175210/war-coal-obama-isnt-fighting#

 

July 25, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  COAL EXPORTS CONTRADICT OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLEDGE, CRITICS SAY  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-exports-contradict-obamas-climate-pledge-critics-say/

 

May 23, 3013 Smart Planet
▶ OBAMA'S COAL COMEBACK http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/coals-us-comeback/20453?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660

 

August 7, 2013 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
▶ WILL EPA PROTECT OUR FAMILIES FROM TOXIC COAL WATER POLLUTION http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/18791-focus--will-epa-protect-our-families-from-toxic-coal-water-pollution

 

 RTCC, February 04, 2014
 ▶ IMF CHIEF LAGARDE WARNS OF MERCILESS, CLIMATE CHANGE: "WE ARE 'SUBSIDIZING BEHAVIOR THAT IS DESTROYING THE PLANET http://www.rtcc.org/2014/02/05/imf-chief-lagarde-warns-of-merciless-climate-change/

 

May 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶ COAL IS REBOUNDING, NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE UP AND THE WORLD'S OIL CARTEL IS HAPPY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-is-rebounding-natural-gas-prices-are-up-and-the-worlds-oil-cartel-is-quite-content/

 

EcoWatch, February 04, 2014
 -▶  WHY BIG COAL OPERATES IN CONSTANT STATE OF VIOLATION http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/04/big-coal-constant-violation/

 

Grist, February 04, 2014
▶  STEP RIGHT UP, BIG COAL, FOR AMERICA'S BIG COAL GIVEAWAY. It’s bad enough that the federal government leases out public lands to private companies to be torn up and mined for coal. Even worse is that the feds are ripping off taxpayers in the process, leasing the coal tracts at way-below-market prices, through a totally inept program, according to a new federal study. http://grist.org/news/step-right-up-big-coal-for-americas-big-coal-giveaway/

 

Summit Voice, June 12, 2013
▶  ARE THE FEDS (ON YOUR BEHALF) GETTING SHORT-CHANGED ON WYOMING COAL LEASES? A report by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General found that U.S. taxpayers are likely losing tens of millions of dollars on bids from mining corporations as a result of a federal leasing program that undervalues the price of coal...http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/06/12/are-feds-getting-short-changed-on-wyoming-coal-leases/

 

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

 

Charlotte Observer, December 03, 2013

-▶ USA: TOXIC COAL ASH FROM POWER PLANT KILLS, DEFORMS FISH, POISONS RIVERS - STUDY http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/03/4516452/dukes-coal-ash-kills-deforms-fish.html#.UqAZDI3piRR

 

Think Progress, December 4, 2013
-▶ COAL ASH IS KILLING 900,000 FISH EACH YEAR IN A NORTH CAROLINA LAKE, STUDY FINDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/04/3017841/coal-ash-killing-fish/

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS: 

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL:

                           AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                                http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

 

 July 30, 3013 Grist
▶  DESPITE SLOWDOWN, GLOBAL COAL REMAINS A PLANET-DESTROYING MONSTER http://grist.org/climate-energy/despite-slowdown-global-coal-remains-a-planet-destroying-monster/

 

                                              PAY TO PLAY

Inter Press Service, November 22, 2013
▶  WARSAW:  BIG COAL ANGLES FOR A SLICE OF CLIMATE FINANCE -- TO REDUCE THEIR EMISSIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/big-coal-angles-for-a-slice-of-climate-finance-pie/

 

ClimateProgress, November 12, 2013
▶  THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DANGEROUS NEW EXPERIMENT COAL COMPANIES WANT TO BRING TO AMERICA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/12/2923951/untold-story-wyoming-proposed-coal-project/

 

 February 25, 2012 The Economist
▶ OLD KING COAL: HOW LONG WILL IT REIGN? Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet http://www.economist.com/node/21548237

 

November 1, 2012 Grist

▶  IS THE WORLD'S 'CLEANEST COAL-FUELED POWER PLANT' A CLIMATE BAIT-AND-SWITCH? http://grist.org/climate-energy/worlds-cleanest-coal-fueled-power-plant-is-a-climate-bait-and-switch/

 

 August 30, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Kate Sheppard
▶  DEMOCRATS, LOBBYISTS LAUNCH PRO-COAL ADVOCACY GROUP, UNDER SLICK PR SLOGAN "COAL BLUE" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/democrats-coal-congress_n_3839660.html?ir=Green

 

March 6, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle

▶ USA: MONTANA COAL POWER PLANT SUED OVER POLLUTION CONTROLS http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/Mont-power-plant-sued-over-pollution-controls-4334289.php

 

▶ DOUBTS RAISED OVER COAL SEAM GAS'S GREEN RATING - - Fracking ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-14/study-suggests-coal-seam-gas-dirtier-than-industry-claims/4372410

 

The Institute for Southern Studies
▶ UN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING IN APPALACHIA http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/05/un-human-rights-group-calls-for-investigation-of-m.html

 

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

 

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

                                                FOSSIL FUELS

                            --------------------------------------------------------

 

                                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE"

           DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR...

                                         MAY KILL US ALL

                                       http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

January 20, 2012 Treehugger - Lester Brown
▶ GOVERNMENTS SPEND $1.4 BILLION PER DAY IN SUBSIDIES TO DESTABILIZE CLIMATE http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/governments-spend-14-billion-day-destabilize-climate.html

 

▶ FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES FIVE TIMES GREATER THAN CLIMATE FINANCE  http://sco.lt/7mFYcj

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                                            "MERCURY RISING"

                       Short Film : Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                            http://sco.lt/6Kvjof

 

 February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

                                                         VIDEO

THE FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTION TO CHEMICALS AND ENDROCINE DISRUPTION http://www.linktv.org/video/9089/the-fossil-fuel-connection

 

UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

▶ ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'.  HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS: ARCTIC COULD BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6VA1hp

 

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

 

 

▶ CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.

 

 Global Carbon Atlas
-▶ INTERACTIVE: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CARBON ON EARTH  http://globalcarbonatlas.org/?q=outreach

 

 

-▶From: Pavan Sukhdev ‏@PavanSukhdev 

To @pdjmoo : IT' TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION NOW FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUELS HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020

 

▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

 ▶ CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution

 

Ecowatch, December 16, 2013
-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC http://sco.lt/4h5sBN

 

 ▶THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

-▶AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (AND CAN'T) SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

July 23, 2013 Earth Policy Institute

▶  ECO-ECONOMY INDICATORS - CARBON EMISSIONS
FOSSIL FUEL USE PUSHES CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS INTO DANGEROUS TERRITORY http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C52/carbon_emissions_2013

 

 

 ▶ TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE « http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/

 

▶ IPS – MANKIND APPROACHING 'CARBON CLIFF', PricewaterhouseCooper Report Warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/mankind-approaching-carbon-cliff-report-warns/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB: THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES:  http://sco.lt/8lGlgf

 

May 22, 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

▶MOZAMBIQUE: Many people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique indigenous farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802

 

March 7, 2013 Inside Climate News
▶ DIVESTING IN FOSSIL FUELS: SHAREHOLDERS FILE FIRST-EVER 'CARBON BUBBLE' RESOLUTIONS  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130307/investor-shareholders-activism-as-you-sow-carbon-bubble-climate-change-global-warming-fossil-fuels-consol-alpha

 

 

                                               -- WATCH--

                                       NEW FILM: The Ecologist

▶ "COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

▶Could a Chinese carbon cap pave the way for a global climate deal? http://sco.lt/6JW10D

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
▶CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution

 

  March 6, 2013 FUEL FIX

▶ GERMANY: GIANT FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES TRYING TO HOLD BACK THE TIDE http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/03/06/german-oil-exec-countrys-clean-energy-dream-now-a-nightmare/

 

▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB: THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES:  http://sco.lt/8lGlgf

 

 

                -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                CARBON CAPTURE, CARBON TAX, CARBON PRICING

               ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

                                           PRICING CARBON     

A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

  Ecowatch, December 16, 2013
-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/

 

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC http://sco.lt/4h5sBN

 

August 30, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Kate Sheppard
▶  DEMOCRATS, LOBBYISTS LAUNCH PRO-COAL ADVOCACY GROUP, UNDER SLICK PR SLOGAN "COAL BLUE" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/democrats-coal-congress_n_3839660.html?ir=Green

 

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

June 28, 2013 Grist
**** CARBON CAPTURE
▶ CENTURIES WORTH OF CO2 EMISSIONS COULD BE STORED UNDERGROUND, BUT AT WHAT COST? http://grist.org/news/centuries-worth-of-co2-emissions-could-be-stored-underground-but-at-what-cost/

 

March 12, 2012 The Energy Collective

▶ GRASPING AT STRAWS: DIRECT AIR CAPTURE OF CO2 IS BECOMING A BUSINESS FOR BETTER OR WORSE http://theenergycollective.com/marcgunther/79135/direct-air-capture-co2-becoming-business-better-or-worse

 

July 4, 2013 Science Daily

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES USING DIRTY TRICKS FROM 'TOBACCO WARS' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130704095132.htm

 

                         ------------------------------------------------------------

 

                         USA LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? 

          FRACKING FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL

                                         http://sco.lt/7vJJjt

-                       --------------------------------------------------------------

 

New Scientist, February 13, 2014
▶ FIRE IN THE HOLE:  AFTER FRACKING COMES COAL - IF YOU THOUGHT SHALE GAS WAS A NIGHTMARE, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET  - Dantean inferno of underground coal gasification (UCG)
   A subterranean world of previously ignored reserves is about to be opened up. These are the vast coal deposits that have proved unreachable by conventional mining, along with gas deposits around them. To the horror of anyone concerned about climate change, modern miners want to set fire to these deep coal seams and capture the gases this creates for industry and power generation. Some say this will provide energy security for generations to come. Others warn that it is a whole new way to fry the planet.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129560.400-fire-in-the-hole-after-fracking-comes-coal.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.Uv1jffZkJK4

 

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

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

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

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

 

 THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY  http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

 

 

 

                                              NOTES FROM:

▶  WARSAW COP19 UNFCCC CLIMAGE CHANGE CONFERENCE - November 11 - 22 2013 http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

 

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

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

WIND POWER ONLY WORKS WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING:  NO WIND, NO POWER


Johnson City Press, December 01, 2014
-▶ WIND POWER PROMISES ARE JUST A LOT OF HOT AIR http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/122471/wind-power-promises-are-just-a-lot-of-hot-air


EarthTechling

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


May 14, 2013 Associated Press

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? Is it OK for a luxury home developer to kill California condors in its quest for profits? http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-impact-wind-farms-get-pass-eagle-deaths


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

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


Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

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


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


January 26, 2012 CS Monitor

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


Daily Mail Online, October 26, 2014
-▶ WIND FARMS 'WILL NEVER KEEP THE LIGHTS ON': STUDY CLAIMS WIND TURBINES ARE 'EXPENSIVE AND DEEPLY INEFFICIENT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2808868/Wind-farms-never-lights-Study-claims-turbines-expensive-deeply-inefficient.html


                                                   WATCH:

                                Video March 18, 2013 CFact

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



Conservation Magazine, October 03, 2014
-▶ WIND TURBINES ARE KILLING THE TINY FLYING BATS IN RECORD NUMBERS  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/10/bats-get-confused-by-wind-turbines-pretending-to-be-trees/


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

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


Summit Voice, November 09, 2014
-▶ WHY DO BATS FLY INTO WIND TURBINES? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/09/why-do-bats-fly-into-wind-turbines/


Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

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


Bloomberg BNA, June 09, 2014
-▶ THE APPLICATION OF MIGRATORY BIRD PROTECTION STATUTES TO WIND POWER PROJECTS http://www.bna.com/application-migratory-bird-p17179891163/


May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

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


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

                                                   EAGLES

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


Seattle Times, December 06, 2013

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

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


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


Reuters, June 2, 2014
-▶ BIRD CONSERVANCY GROUP SUES U.S. OVER 30-YEAR PERMITS TO LEGALLY KILL EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-usa-eagles-idINKBN0EV01120140620


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


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


 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

 

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


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

 


Smithsonian, December 16, 2013
-▶ HOW MANY BIRDS DO WIND TURBINES REALLY KILL? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/?no-ist


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

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


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

 

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

 

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

 
                                                     VIDEO

                                 June 28, 2013 Mirror News

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



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



                                     AND NOW THERMAL SOLAR TOO:

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

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


Inhabitat, February 19, 2014
▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST THERMAL SOLAR THERMAL PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS - SHOULD WE WORRY? http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-solar-plant-is-frying-birds-should-we-worry/


                                                    VIDEO 56:44
                                          "THE NEXT FRONTIER:  
                      ENGINEERING THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEN"
This entertaining one-hour documentary takes the viewer around the world in search of technologies and policies that will address the serious problem of excessive carbon dioxide emissions and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  It features interviews with some of the top energy and economic experts along with educators and high-level government officials, all striving to develop clean energy solutions and alternatives to burning fossil fuels.
                                http://www.thenextfrontiermovie.com/


 

 

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



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

 

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


 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WINDFARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATShttp://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 



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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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pdjmoo's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:44 PM

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions. We must begin to think differently from our conditioned military industrial mindset, top-down GDP mindset where big business controls our energy and food.

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The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff Creating Devastating Web of Pollution

The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff Creating Devastating Web of Pollution | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 2013 National Geographic

▶  OUR FERTILIZED WORLD

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world.

Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and force it into a chemical union with the hydrogen in natural gas, creating the reactive compounds that plants crave. That nitrogen fertilizer—more than a hundred million tons applied worldwide every year—fuels bountiful harvests.

Yet this modern miracle exacts a price. Runaway nitrogen is suffocating wildlife in lakes and estuaries, contaminating groundwater, and even warming the globe’s climate. As a hungry world looks ahead to billions more mouths needing nitrogen-rich protein, how much clean water and air will survive our demand for fertile fields?... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text


UN Food and Agricultural Organization, February 16, 2014
FERTILIZER USE TO SURPASS 200 MILLION TONS IN 2018

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/277488/icode/


February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


Grist, February 04, 2010
▶  THE DARK SIDE OF NITROGEN:  IS AMERICA FERTILIZING DISASTER? https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/dark-side-nitrogen-america-fertilizing-disaster


Summit County Citizens Voice, March, 06, 2015
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL NUTRIENT POLLUTION DISRUPTING CARBON CYCLE IN STREAMS AND RIVERS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/06/environment-nutrient-pollution-disrupts-stream-carbon-cycle/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 26, 2015
INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS LITERALLY CHOCKING SOME LAKES TO DEATH RISKING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS TOXINS The immoderate use of fertilizers in the last half century is literally choking some lakes to death and raises the risk of human exposure to dangerous toxins, scientists said after studying the proliferation of blue-green algae.   http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/26/scientists-document-the-rise-of-blue-green-algae-in-lakes-around-the-world/


 June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  BIGGEST DEAD ZONE EVER FORECAST IN GULF OF MEXICO http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130621-dead-zone-biggest-gulf-of-mexico-science-environment/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 15, 2015
GULF OF MEXICO DEAD ZONE CLEANUP TARGET PUSHED BACK -- BY 20 YEARS !!  -- THE POWER OF BIG AG. In a classic example of government double-speak, the EPA announced this week that Mississippi River Basin states want to speed the reduction of nutrients that cause a huge Gulf of Mexico dead zone, but that they’re pushing back their target date for a cleanup by 20 years. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/15/gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-cleanup-target-pushed-back/


Common Dreams, February 07, 2015
WHO SHOULD CLEAN UP BIG AG's MESS?

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/07/who-should-clean-big-ags-mess


Mongabay, July 14, 2014
▶  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING:  INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER 'ONE OF THE THREE MAJOR DRIVERS OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS THIS CENTURY' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0714-sutherland-fertilizer-grasslands.html


Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html


Nature, March 02, 2015
▶  EUROPE SOUNDS ALARM OVER FRESH WATER POLLUTION http://www.nature.com/news/europe-sounds-alarm-over-freshwater-pollution-1.17021


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green

▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


CircleofBlue
- ▶ NEW THREAT TO GREAT LAKES COMES FROM AN OLD SOURCE - AGRICULTURAL, FACTORY FARM RUNOFF http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/CPX/cpx_great_lakes.shtml


July 5, 2013 NPR

▶  WHAT IS FARM RUNOFF DOING TO THE WATER? http://www.kccu.org/post/what-farm-runoff-doing-water-scientists-wade


EarthJustice, August 06, 2014
▶  IN FLORIDA, TOXIC ALGAE IS A YEAR-ROUND FIGHT In Florida, Toxic Algae is a Year-Round Fight.  Recently, people in Toledo, Ohio, got a taste of the water problems that regularly plague Florida after a toxic algae outbreak left about a half a million Ohioans without a municipal drinking water supply. The likely culprit: agricultural pollution. http://earthjustice.org/blog/2014-august/toledo-s-algae-is-old-toxic-florida?utm_source=crm&utm_content=button


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


NPR, January 12, 2015
▶  IOWA'S LARGEST CITY SUES OVER FARM FERTILIZER RUNOFF IN RIVERS  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/01/12/376139473/iowas-largest-city-sues-over-farm-fertilizer-runoff-in-rivers

 

Bloomberg View, August 05, 2014
- ▶  OHIO, TOLEDO' WATER, AMERICA'S DEAD SEA http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-05/toledo-s-water-america-s-dead-sea?alcmpid=view


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/


SummitVoice, March 18, 2014
▶ OCEAN 'DEAD ZONES' CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING. The dead zones are caused by a variety of factors, including rising global temperatures and pollution from industry and agriculture  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2010/03/18/environment-ocean-dead-zones-contribute-to-global-warming/


Summit Voice, November 28, 2014
▶  STUDY: HUMAN ACTIVITIES HAVING A BIG IMPACT ON PACIFIC OCEAN NITROGEN CYCLE http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/28/study-human-activities-having-a-big-impact-on-pacific-ocean-nitrogen-cycle/


April 2, 2013 Science Daily

▶  INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER USE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASE IN NITROUS OXIDE IN ATMOSPHERE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402144930.htm



                                            INDEPTH REPORT

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

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


Voice of America, May 22, 2014

STUDY:  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVERWHELMED BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS : A RIVER OF DEAD FISH http://www.voanews.com/content/study-mississippi-river-overwhelmed-by-agricultural-chemicals/1920682.html


On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again


 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212


 CircleofBlue, Augut 01, 2014
- ▶ HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM EXPANDS IN LAKE ERIE http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/commentary/editorial-in-the-circle-fresh-focus/harmful-algal-bloom-expands-lake-erie/


WoscpmsomWatcj. August 19, 2014
- ▶ IN WISCONSIN, EVEN GOOD FARMING POLLUTES GROUNDWATER http://wisconsinwatch.org/2014/08/in-states-karst-area-even-good-farming-may-pollute-groundwater/


 

▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR FOOD, STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/8qNmoz


▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/


StarNews Online, October 8, 2013

▶  MASSIVE FISH KILL CONTINUES ON NEUSE RIVER, CAROLINA http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718?p=2&tc=pg

 

BBC News, February 16, 2014

 ▶ KILLER STARFISH THREATEN GREAT BARRIER REEF: AND AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER RUNOFF IS TO BLAME http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26183209


                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j


NJToday.Net, November 24, 2013

▶  NEW JERSEY, USA: NO-FERTILIZER LAW GOES 'GREENER' FOR WINTER LAWNS http://njtoday.net/2013/11/24/the-state-were-in-new-fertilizer-law-goes-greener/

 

▶  U.S. OHIO SENATE BILL SEEKS TO CURB SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER RUN OFF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/


cleveland.com, November 19, 2014
▶  CONGRESS HOLDS HEARING ON ALGAE CONTAMINATION OF LAKE ERIE DRINKING WATER  http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/11/congress_holds_hearing_on_alga.html


Great Lakes Echo, November 1, 2014
▶  LAKE ERIE ISN'T ONLY LAKE WITH ALGAE HEADACHES:  LAKE ONTARIO ALSO ON THE HOOK: AG FERTILIZER RUNOFF

http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/11/03/lake-erie-isnt-only-lake-with-algae-headaches-lake-ontario-also-on-the-hook/



MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED http://sco.lt/6tnLLF



Phys.org, January 13, 2015
▶  WASTEWATER DISCHARGES INTO THE PACIFIC IMPACTING FISH, MARINE MAMMALS AND HUMANS  http://phys.org/news/2015-01-wastewater-discharges-pacific-affecting-fish.html


▶  HUMAN ACTIVITY IS LINKED TO MASS DOLPHIN DEATHS. "The immune systems of many marine mammals, especially coastal species like bottlenose dolphins, can be negatively affected by factors such as agricultural runoff, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs, DDT) and other contaminants," http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359799


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/


Huffington Post Green, September 24, 2013

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

 


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


Earth Policy Institute, January 08, 2014
▶  MANY COUNTRIES REACHING DIMINISHING RETURNS IN INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER USE. Despite this U.S. advantage in fertilizer use efficiency over China, over-application poses serious pollution problems in both countries. Fertilizer runoff from the U.S. Corn Belt, for example, contributes heavily to an annual oxygen-starved “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico—an area where sea life cannot exist, which in some years grows to the size of New Jersey. http://www.earthpolicy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights43


                                                         VIDEO

                           July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
CHINA'S LARGEST ALGAE BLOOM TURNS THE YELLOW SEA GREEN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/04/china-algal-bloom-yellow-sea-green


June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/


▶  DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NITROGEN-REDUCTION BILL FOR NATURE AREAS  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dutch_government_introduces_nitrogen-reduction_bill_for_nature_areas_999.html

 

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


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WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY

                                             http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn


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Terra Daily, October 28, 2013
▶  INCREASING TOXICITY OF ALGAL BLOOMS TIED TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Increasing_toxicity_of_algal_blooms_tied_to_nutrient_enrichment_and_climate_change_999.html


The Green  Political Foundation, May 22, 2013

A SOILED REPUTATION:  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF MINERAL FERTILIZERS IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (PDF DOWNLOAD)  http://www.boell.de/en/content/soiled-reputation-adverse-impacts-mineral-fertilizers-tropical-agriculture

 

                                                         VIDEO
                              MSNBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (22:36)

                                                  July 07, 2014
-▶ KOCH-BACKED AG HIDES TRUTH OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZER PLANT DANGERS - AG-GAG LAWS http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/koch-backed-ag-helps-hide-chemical-dangers-298973251858

 

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



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

 

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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
WORLDWIDE STUDY FINDS THAT FERTILIZER DESTABILIZES GRASSLANDS http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/worldwide-study-finds-that-fertilizer-destabilizes-grasslands/

 

August 8, 2013 QUESTScience
▶  FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS FROM FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/farmers-fight-back-against-toxic-algal-blooms/

 

                                                    VIDEO
                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html


 

The Guardian Science, November 2, 2013
▶  FROM FERTILIZER TO ZYKLONB: 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT BROUGHT LIFE AND DEATH http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/03/fritz-haber-fertiliser-ammonia-centenary


▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

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

 

                                   THE DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS.

               RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH

                                         http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


 

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

 

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

 


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


 PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

                                               SOIL AS A LIFELINE:

                   THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET

                                                http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


Feb 6, 2012 = YES Magazine

▶  GOING BEYOND ORGANIC, A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS http://sco.lt/7uZHJR

 


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

 

▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH



 July 16, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  THE SCIENTIST AND STARTUPS CONVERTING WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN ENERGY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/waste-water-convert-clean-energy



                                 FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK'

INDUSTRIAL FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS http://sco.lt/5kCdfd

 


 

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

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

more...
Benny Haoxiang Liang's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:47 PM

The econimic contrast between Africa, the United States, and China is staggering.  From using by far excessive amounts of fertilizer in China, measured in hundreds of pounds per acre, to Africa, where the amount used is measured in handfuls.  Overuse of fertilizer is an issue that definitely needs to be addressed.  Algal blooms flowing down rivers have the potential to cripple the economies of sea-driven towns.

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Major palm oil companies accused of ecocide, breaking ethical promises in Asia and Africa

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

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

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


▶  PLANET PALM OIL: THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF PALM OIL GIANTS http://sco.lt/9KfyXB

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

Mongabay, October 14, 2014
INDIA PLANS HUGE PALM OIL EXPANSION, PUTS FORESTS AT RISK Palm oil, a ubiquitous ingredient in supermarket products ranging from shampoos and cosmetics to processed foods, comes at a huge environmental cost. Between 1990 and 2010, palm oil monocultures replaced over 3.5 million hectares of forest in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This large scale deforestation has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitat, best illustrated perhaps by the annihilation of orangutan populations. Moreover, conversion of large peatlands to oil palm plantations releases millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

 http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1004-gfrn-dasgupta-mizoram-palmoil.html

The Guardian, October 03, 2014
 ▶ HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://linkis.com/www.theguardian.com/ripPk

Mongabay, October 09, 2014
 ▶ FOREST FRAGMENTATION'S CARBON BOMB: 736 MILLION TONS C02 ANNUALLY http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1009-hance-forest-fragments-crbon.html

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

Mongabay, September 23, 2014
▶  DISSOLVING PULP:  THE THREAT TO INDONESIA'S FORESTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF. Pull out some of your favorite items of clothing, check the label, and if you see Rayon, viscose, modal, or tencel among the fabrics it’s made of, you’re wearing a textile made from chemically dissolving pulp. And that could mean you’re wearing forest destruction.  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0923-gfrn-gaworecki-dissolving-pulp.html


                                                    WATCH

                                            ONE SHORT VIDEO

                    'WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT

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


                                 ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

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

Mongabay, August 25, 2014
 -▶ CAN IT BE STOPPED? GHANA'S FORESTS COULD COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN 25 YEARS - ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0825-gfrn-ogutu-ghana.html

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

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/


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

                                   ORANGUTAN ECOCIDE

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


Mongabay, October 07, 2014
   ▶  MAROONED IN SHRINKING FORESTS, BORNEAN ORANGUTAN HANG ON AS DISASTER LOOMS (PART I)  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1007-gfrn-joshi-bornean-orangutan-1.html


Mongabay, October 08, 2014
   ▶  HELPING ORANGUTANS SURVIVE:  NEW PROJECT AIM TO CONNECT HABITAT FRAGMENTS IN KALIMANTAN  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-gfrn-joshi-orangutans-2.html


                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                                http://ow.ly/u2pSR

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

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

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

The Guardian March 28, 2012

RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING, BURNT ALIVE, AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST - The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire

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

 

                                                        FILM

                                          REMEMBERING "GREEN"

An Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction

                                                http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 "GREEN" has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

Red Orbit, July 18, 2014
▶  ORANGUTAN FOREST PROTECTION STRATEGIES REQUIRE GREATER EFFORT -- BEFORE THEY GO EXTINCT http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113194224/orangutan-forest-conservation-strategies-071814/

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

                                          INDONESIA

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


                                                     WATCH

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

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

Mongabay, August 21, 2014
▶  FIRES ON DEFORESTED LAND TRIGGER MASSIVE GHG EMISSIONS, HAZE. INDONESIA'S FORESTS SO DAMAGED THEY BURN WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S DROUGHT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0821-deforested-forest-fires-riau.html

Mongabay, August 11, 2014
▶ INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


                                               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/

October 10, 2012 - redd-monitor.org

▶  OIL PALM PLANTATIONS REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA. A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change confirms that the expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has come largely at the expense of the country’s forests. Between 1990 and 2010, 90% of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan were established on forested land (47% intact, 22% logged, 21% agroforests).... http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

Mongabay, August 11, 2014
INDONESIA:  ACEH'S LARGEST PEAT SWAMP AT RISK FROM PALM OIL. Oil palm plantations and other developments are threatening Rawa Singkil Wildlife Preserve—Aceh's largest peat swamp, and home to the densest population of Sumatran orangutan in the Leuser Ecosystem http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0810-lbell-singkil-peat-swamp.html


                                         SHORT VIDEO:
                                   SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA

                                      A film by Carlos Quiles

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

▶  INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr

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

New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SEE A DISASTER IN THE MAKING http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/world/asia/in-indonesia-environmentalists-see-a-disaster-in-the-making.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Asia Sentinel, May 03, 2012
- ▶ NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FORESTS WILL REMAIN INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/new-study-slams-indonesias-forest-protection/

▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx


                                           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

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt

▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY TO STRIP INDONESIAN FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS http://sco.lt/8ZU6k5

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014

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


Der Spiegel, May 02, 2014
▶  THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF PALM OIL:  INDONESIAN VILLAGERS DRIVEN FROM VILLAGES IN PALM OIL LAND THEFT http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil-land-theft-a-967198.html

Mongabay, November 7, 2013

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


                        CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                  Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                                  WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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

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

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

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

Greenpeace, October 22, 2013

▶  WANT A REASON TO SAVE INDONESIA FROM DEFORESTATION?  HERE'S FOURTEEN OF THEM  http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2013/10/22/the-environmentalist-14-reasons-we-need-to-save-indonesia-from-deforestation/?utm_source=gpusatwitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=forests


                                                      VIDEO

                  SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

May 25, 2013 The Observer

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

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

▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION = It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/


                                            SPECIAL REPORT

                                     June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
                                PALM OIL'S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

      SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS SUFFER IN RUSH FOR 'LIQUID IVORY' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1984027/palm_oils_forgotten_victims_sumatran_elephants_suffer_in_rush_for_liquid_ivory.html

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

Redd-Monitor, December 11, 2013

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

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

December 2, 2012 - Mongabay

INDONESIA LOST 8.8M HA OF FOREST IN THE 2000s, GENERATING 7 BILLION TON OF CO2. Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation could have been reduced by hundreds of millions of tons had a moratorium on new concessions in high carbon forest areas and peatlands been implemented earlier, reported a researcher presenting... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1202-indonesia-ghg-emissions.html#0hG6kD3B6XQl5wRf.02

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-

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

Mongabay, November 22, 2013

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

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                                      OTHER COUNTRIES

                                          

AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/5peu1J

CorpWatch, December 10, 2013

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

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

Seed Daily, November 19, 2013

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


                                                  -- WATCH --
                                               VIDEO REPORT

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

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

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


                                          UNPRECEDENTED STUDY:

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

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

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

Mongabay, February 27, 2014

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

Redd Monitor, May 07, 2014

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

Mongabay, March 27, 2014
  ▶ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES DEMAND FOREST RIGHTS, BLAME LAND GRABS FOR FAILURE TO CURB DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0325-dparker-palangkaraya-declaration.html?n3ws1ttr


                                               LAND GRABS:

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

Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

Rainforest Alliance RAINFOREST FACTS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303


                                                     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

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

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

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

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

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

June 2, 2013 The Guardian

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

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

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


                                                        VIDEO:

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


                               DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


                                              ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

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

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

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



                    THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt



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                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://intercontinentalcry.org/

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

▶SCIDEV.NET

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

 

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Fracking waste threatens human health, the environment and wildlife

Fracking waste threatens human health, the environment and wildlife | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Examiner, March 18, 2014

FRACKING THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE: The world’s quest for cheaper fuel in the form of natural gas is coming at a much higher price than fossil fuel industry officials want to acknowledge. It’s due to water depletion, polluting chemicals, complacency about contaminated waste and potential hazards that could adversely impact many living things within the scope of the fracking project. http://www.examiner.com/article/fracking-threatens-human-health-the-environment-and-wildlife



Mother Jones, July 24, 2014
HALLIBURTON FRACKING SPILL MYSTERY:  WHAT CHEMICALS POLLUTED AN OHIO WATERWAY? A recent accident highlights how state fracking laws protect corporate trade secrets over public safety.  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/halliburton-ohio-river-spill-fracking


-▶  CORPORATIONS EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM FEDERAL EPA, FDA REGULATIONS :  BLOCK INVESTIGATIONS WITH 'TRADE SECRET' 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


InsideClimate News/Center for Public Integrity, July 22, 2014
 -▶ FAMILIES SICK FROM FRACKING EXPOSURE TURN TO CONCERNED SCIENTISTS http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140722/families-sick-fracking-exposure-turn-concerned-scientists

 

                                              INVESTIGATION

                InsideClimateNews/ Center for Public Integrity

                                            February 18, 2014
An eight-month investigation into the public health consequences of unmitigated oil and gas industry sprawl in Texas http://insideclimatenews.org/fracking-eagle-ford-shale-big-oil-bad-air-texas-prairie

 

-▶  AN ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH NIGHTMARE: Marcellus Energy Fracking Development Could Pave Over An Area of 1.3 million acres of land, impacting 1.1 million acres of forests, ecosystems, biodiversity and drinking water for 22 million people http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/natural-gas-marcellus_n_4855927.html

 


-▶  WHAT'S THE FRACKING PROBLEM WITH NATURAL GAS - David Suzuki http://ecowatch.org/2012/whats-the-fracking-problem-with-natural-gas/

 


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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

 

                                         FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                                 Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                               http://sco.lt/6E75Av

 

                                             FRACKING AMERICA

                             THE GIGANTIC PUBLIC LAND GRAB

  -▶  MAKING DEALS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT GAS DRILLING ON OUR PRISTINE PUBLIC LANDS http://sco.lt/991RWT

 

                                  FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY

                                              http://sco.lt/9FYebx

 

                                                USA LNG EXPORTS -

             FRIEND OR FOE? NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL?

                                               http://sco.lt/6HpjbV

 

 -▶  USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP -  METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr


 DeSmogBlog, April 30, 2014
 -▶ EXPLOSIVE VIRGINIA TRAIN CARRIED FRACKED BAKKEN OIL, HEADED TO POTENTIAL EXPORT FACILITY http://desmogblog.com/2014/04/30/explosive-virginia-train-carried-fracked-bakken-oil-headed-to-potential-export-facility

 

-▶  EXPORTING NATURAL GAS WILL INCREASE FRACKING, RAISE U.S. PRICES AND POLLUTION FOR TAX PAYERS TO CLEAN UP http://newyork2.sierraclub.org/content/club-report-exporting-gas-will-increase-fracking-raise-us-prices

 

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 -▶  USA OIL AND GAS DRILLERS HAVE INJECTED MORE THAN  10 TRILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC WATER INTO THE EARTH --- LEGALLY !! http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2759435291/usa-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-injected-more-than-10-trillion-gallons-of-toxic-water-into-the-earth-legally

 

-▶  FRACKING SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS KEEPS U.S. CLUELESS ON WELLS, LEAVING TOXIC CHEMICAL MINEFIELD IN THEIR WAKE http://sco.lt/8JGKy9

 

OnEarth Magazine, January 10, 2014
FRACKING THE AMISH:  LAND GRABS AND MINERAL RIGHTS http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/01/when-fracking-hits-amish-country

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                              Alliance Earth
-▶  THE HIGH COST TO AFRICA OF AMERICA'S CHEAP GAS

Largely uncontrolled gas companies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are already drilling and fracking in much of the park, endangering precious water and environmental resources.
In Botswana’s longest running court battle the San Bushmen finally won the right to access these water sources and remain in their ancestral land. If the gas industry operates like it does in the USA their victory and the survival of this ancient culture is in question.

http://allianceearth.org/the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-fracking-in-the-karoo/#.UoqoC43piRQ

 

  -▶  FRACKING THE KALAHARI http://sco.lt/8IKitV

 

 

                          FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION

                                          http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

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                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

 

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                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

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

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


Decades of oil exploration and spills have caused widespread environmental damage in the Niger Delta


OGNI PETITION.pdf OGNI ENVIRONMENT: TIME TO RESTORE HOPE AND RESTORE LIFE http://www.rightlivelihood.org/fileadmin/Files/PDF/Events/Mumbai_conference/Petitions/Ogoni_Petition.pdf


BBC News, January 07, 2015
▶ SHELL AGREES TO $84m DEAL OVER NIGER DELTA OIL SPILL
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-30699787


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

 

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


Al Jazeera English, November 14, 2014
SHELL ADMITS 2008 NIGERIA OIL "SPILL" WAS LARGER THAN 'ANTICIPATED' PRIOR TO COURT ACTION. The legal action is being closely monitored by both the oil industry and environmentalists for precedents that could have an impact on other international pollution claims.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/11/shell-nigeria-oil-spill-2014111402559200478.html


BBC News, November 12, 2014
▶ SHELL WAS 'WARNED NIGERIA PIPELINE COULD LEAK' BEFORE IT SPILLED 500,000 GALS OF OIL http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29997074


Climate Progress, November 13, 2014
▶ SHELL IGNORED FAULTY PIPELINE WARNINGS BEFORE MASSIVE NIGERIA OIL SPILLS, DOCUMENTS SHOW http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/11/13/3591937/shell-nigeria-oil-spills/


                                                   

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


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


 

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

 

Equal Times, 29 Jan 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

RTCC, March 13, 2014

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

 

Bloomberg, March 13, 2014

GOI IS GONE: OIL-FOULED WATERS SPOIL NIGER DELTA AS HOMES ABANDONED Goi is gone, given over to nature. Residents of the former fishing and farming community of 3,000 in the Ogoni region of southeast Nigeria, fed up with the third and largest oil spill in five years, packed up and left the village in 2009-2010..

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

 

Jan 30, 2013 The Guardian Environment - John Vidal

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                          VIDEO

Guardian Global Development, October 16, 2014

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



2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS -- 4 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D



                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/


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/


 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

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


 

 

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



▶  2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES TEO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEMS - 5 YEARS ON BP http://sco.lt/7IEs4X


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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

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                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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Next Steps Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes to Editors

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

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

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

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

For More Information Please Contact:

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

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

- See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2649&ArticleID=8827#sthash.Fe1RiBJe.dpuf
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Vultures Under Assault On All Fronts. Dying By The Millions. Live Stock Drug Travels Up The Food Chain

Vultures Under Assault On All Fronts. Dying By The Millions. Live Stock Drug Travels Up The Food Chain | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


Ensia, June 04, 2014
THE VALUE OF VULTURES http://ensia.com/voices/the-value-of-vultures/


Toronto Star, December 13, 2013

  -▶ WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ALL THE VULTURES? Blame an anti-inflammatory drug. Vultures that ingested animal carcasses containing diclofenac contracted kidney failure and died within weeks, scientists found http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2012/01/15/whats_happening_to_all_the_vultures.html



Yalakom, December 23, 2014
THE EU TAKES A STEP FORWARD TO PREVENT CULTURE INTOXICATION FROM DICLOFENAC. The direct connection between diclofenac ingestion and vulture mortality is indeed well established. Poisoning occurs when the birds feed on livestock animals treated with the drug generally less than 9-10 days before dying. Diclofenac is an analgesic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has been widely used to treat both humans and animals since it was first developed by Ciba-Geigy, now Novartis, in 1973.

http://yalakom.org/2014/12/23/vulture-diclofenac-europe/


Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014

EUROPE'S VULTURES UNDER THREAT FROM DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA. After an ecological disaster in India, wildlife groups call for ban on vets using diclofenac in Italy and Spain. Wildlife groups have launched a Europe-wide campaign to outlaw a newly approved veterinary drug that has caused the deaths of tens of millions of vultures in Asia. They say that the decision to allow diclofenac to be used in Spain and Italy not only threatens to wipe out Europe's vultures but could harm other related species, including the golden eagle and the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the world's rarest raptors. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/07/european-vultures-threat-diclofenac-vets-spain-italy



 ScienceInsider, March 28, 2014
WIPING OUT WORLD' S VULTURES: SCIENTISTS CALL ON BAN OF VULTURE=KILLING DRUG http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/03/scientists-call-spain-ban-vulture-killing-drug




New Scientist, October 22, 2014
-▶ BAN OF VULTURE-KILLING DRUG IN INDIA IS WORKING. Vulture populations in India have plummeted by more than 99 per cent since the 1990s. In 2004, scientists linked these deaths to kidney failure resulting from feeding on the carcasses of animals that had been treated with the drug. Following pressure from conservationists, the Indian government banned veterinary diclofenac in 2006.  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26431-ban-of-vulturekilling-drug-in-india-is-working.html


Guardian Environment, September 06, 2011

BANNED LIVESTOCK DRUG CONTINUE TO THREATEN INDIA'S VULTURES, CONSERVATIONISTS WARN. Diclofenac is still being sold despite causing population crashes in species of vulture that fed on cattle treated with the medication http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/sep/06/diclofenac-india-cattle-vultures



Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014
-▶ THE LINK BETWEEN THE SLAUGHTER OF AFRICA'S VULTURES AND ELEPHANTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities.  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/



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



June 30, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ SAVING THE RAJA OF INDIA'S GRASSLANDS: NEW EFFORTS TO CONSERVE THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0630-szotek-indianbustard.html

 


July 2, 2013 Mongabay
  -▶ THE EGYPTIAN VULTURE ON THE BALKANS - A HOPEFUL BUT PERILOUS CONSERVATION STORY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0702-dimitrova-egyptian-vulture.html

 

Yale Environment 360, August 11, 2014

  ▶  AFRICA'S VULTURES THREATENED BY AN ASSAULT ON ALL FRONTS. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/africas_vultures_threatened_by_an_assault_on_all_fronts/2792/

 

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



                                                      VIDEO
                             KQED Science, November 03, 2014
                                    CONDORS vs LEAD BULLETS
          http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/condors-vs-lead-bullets/


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

 

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


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

 

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


 


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

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

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PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEM, POLLINATORS AND AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/6A1VMf


August 12, 2013 Guardian
  -▶ CONDORS FOUND 'POISONED' IN CHILE AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES USED FOR AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/condors-poisoned-chile-andes-insecticides

 

February 29, 2013 Smithsonian

   -▶  BIRDS NEED INSECTS TOO: COULD RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02/could-disappearing-wild-insects-trigger-a-global-crop-crisis/


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


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

 

 

EarthJustice, April 29, 2014

FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons

 

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NO SAFE HAVEN:

MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS

AROUND THE WORLD 

http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

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  November 24, 2012 Care 2

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

 

Reuters, March 19, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO TO KILL/POISON THOUSANDS OF RAVENS TO "BENEFIT" IMPERILED BIRD SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/usa-idaho-raven-idUSL2N0MG12V20140319

 

National Wildlife Federation, February 28, 2014
  -▶ 30 MILLION BIRDS WILL BE LOST OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS: 4 ANIMALS EXPLAIN WHY THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WOULD BE TERRIBLE  http://blog.nwf.org/2014/02/%EF%BB%BF4-animals-explain-why-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-be-terrible/

 

July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

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

 

 

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WIND TURBINES: 

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

http://sco.lt/89su3d

 

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

 


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


  -▶ -- PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

                                                   WATCH:

                           FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE

                               A World Without Amphibians

                                      http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

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



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


 

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


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


 


 The Star Phoenix, February 18, 2014
-▶ THE SIXTH EXTINCTION EXPLORES HUMANITY'S ROLE IN MAKING THE PLANET LETHAL TO OTHER LIFE FORMS http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/books/Extinction+explores+humanity+role+making+planet/9522257/story.html

 

 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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

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                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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The Passing of a Giant - Death of An Elephant

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



 Guardian Environment, March 08, 2014

- ▶ THE PASSING OF A GIANT

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


Wildlife Extra News

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

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


                                                       VIDEO

                                    Care 2 Causes, June 23, 2014.

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

 

 Guardian Environment, June 13, 2014

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

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

 

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

 

HuffingtonPost Green, June 19, 2014

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


                                         AND YET ANOTHER:

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


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

 

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

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

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


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

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO

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

 

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

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

 

 Conservation Magazine

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

 

Treehugger, October 33, 2013

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

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

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

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014

-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

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

 

Earth In Transition, March 26, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 7, 2013 Mongabay

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                     MORE EVIDENCE FOR EMPATHY IN ELEPHANTS

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

                                                       AND

One Green Planet

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

 

Africa Geographic,

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

 

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


                                             ---- WATCH ----

                                     4-PART VIDEO SERIES:

                          'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS'

                              NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO -

                   Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                       http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

 

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


VIDEO
BBC News, September 04, 2014
THE ELEPHANT THAT FLEW.

A baby elephant is filmed standing in a small aircraft, eye-to-eye with the pilot, Gary Roberts - an American nurse and missionary. The orphaned calf is the only survivor of a 100 elephant massacre by poachers. This is how Roberts did his best to keep the animal alive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29060814


 

                                           RHINOS IN CRISIS

                              POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE

                      TAKING SPECIES TO BRING OF EXTINCTION

                                             http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


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




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

 

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


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

 

 

                                                WATCH

                "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT"  (BBC version)

                                     http://sco.lt/7KAzdh



                                                  Gr8 VIDEOS:

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



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


 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ MORE ON THE HORRIFIC WILDLIFE POACHING

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

 

 

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 


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

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

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Permaculture: In The Middle East It's The Silver-Green Bullet

Permaculture: In The  Middle East It's The Silver-Green Bullet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Green Prophet, January 16, 2012

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


Green Prophet, August 21, 2014
OAXIS: SOLAR-POWERED HYDROPONIC FOOD BELT PROPOSED FOR THE ARABIAN PENINSULAMost Gulf countries import up to 90 percent of their food, which neither bodes well for food security no climate change – since the food that is brought in from Europe and elsewhere has a lot of what are called “food miles.” True to their name, Forward Thinking Architecture proposes a solar-powered hydroponic food belt as a solution. http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/08/oaxis-solar-powered-hydroponic-food-belt-proposed-for-the-arabian-peninsula/


 United Nations Environmental Programme, March 05, 2014

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

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

 

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

 

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


The National UAE, September 16, 2013

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

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


                                                    WATCH

                              "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE"

                                     Keeping Our Soils Healthy

                                           Documentary (1:28:04)

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

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

 

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


Sustainable Brands, October 21, 2014
▶  GROW FOOD FASTER AND WITH 90% LESS WATER AT MIT CITY FARM http://www.sustainablebrands.com/press/grow_food_faster_90_less_water_mit_cityfarm


 

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


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

 

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


 

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


                                                  WATCH

                  300 YEAR OLD FOOD FOREST IN VIETNAM 

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


          FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE". 

                          BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER

                                           http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

July 25, 2013 REALfarnacy

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

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


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

 

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

 

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



Inhabitat, February 28, 2014
-▶  THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL:  WHAT CAN LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING?  http://sco.lt/6uwPcP http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388


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


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


                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j


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


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


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

 

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


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

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

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


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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

 

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



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

 

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

 

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

 


 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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


 

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

 


 

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

 

                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

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

 


 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

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

- See more at: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/01/interview-nadia-lawton-talks-about-permaculture-in-the-middle-east/#sthash.eIHPSGNv.dpuf
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Syngenta - Another Silent Spring: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Human Health

Syngenta - Another Silent Spring: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Human Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Summit County Citizens Voice, November 24, 2014
   -▶ ENVIRONMENT:  MORE THAN 100 SCIENTISTS CALL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PROTECT BEES FROM PESTICIDE THREATS. The 108 scientists — whose areas of expertise include entomology, agronomy, ecology, ecotoxicology — called on Task Force co-chairs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Secretary Tom Vilsack to place a moratorium on use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the United States, and increase investment, research and funding for growers to adopt alternatives. EPA has refused to finish its review for clothianidin and thiamethoxam, as well as other neonicotinoids, before 2018.
Almost a year after Europe successfully implemented a moratorium on neonicotinoids, federal policymakers in the U.S. have yet to take any substantive action
 http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/24/environment-more-than-100-scientists-call-on-president-obama-to-protect-bees-from-pesticide-threats/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
   -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotinoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html


The Conversation, July 30, 2014
   -▶ PESTICIDE SAFETY RESEARCH SHOULDN'T BE LEFT TO THE CHEMICAL COMPANIES THAT MAKE THEM http://theconversation.com/pesticide-safety-research-shouldnt-be-left-to-the-chemical-companies-that-make-them-29853


 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                    -▶ SILENCING SCIENCE

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.... http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 New Yorker, February 10, 2014

-▶ DESTROYING A GOOD REPUTATION:  THE SCIENTIST WHO TOOK ON A POWERFUL, GLOBAL HERBICIDE MANUFACTURER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all


 Mother Jones, January/February 2014 Issue

 -▶ THE FROG OF WAR. When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                         RT New, May 15, 2014
 -▶ SYNGENTA'S METHODS OF SILENCING GMO OPPOSITION ARE UNBELIEVABLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
  ▶  SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

  ▶  SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine


Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

- ▶ ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 

  ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU BEE PESTICIDE BAN :  AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/4nspjV

 

 

                         A CRIMINAL ATTACK ON OUR PLANET

                          Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014

-▶ TOXIC INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes. The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.
    The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.
    Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet. As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014 - George Monbiot
 -▶ BAN NEONICOTINOIDS NOW -- TO AVERT ANOTHER SILENT SPRING. This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium

 

Mongabay, July 15, 2014
 -▶ 'STOP USING THE BLOODY THINGS' : PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE COLLAPSE NOW BLAMED FOR BIRD DECLINES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0715-hance-neonicotinoids-birds.html

 

Summit Voice, July 10, 2014
 -▶ BUMBLEBEES LOSE FORAGING SKILLS AFTER EXPOSURE TO SYSTEMIC NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Bumblebees carrying tiny transmitters have helped show how long-term exposure to systemic neonicotinoid pesticides prevents the insects from learning all the skills they need to forage for pollen. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/environment-bumblebees-lose-foraging-skills-after-exposure-to-systemic-neonicotinoid-pesticides/


Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE". Atrazine, one of the most widely used farm pesticides in the United States, has feminized male frogs and other animals in some scientific studies. But research examining potential effects in people is relatively sparse.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

 Guardian Environment, July 09, 2014
    -▶ CRIMINAL: NEONICOTINOID AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND YOUR HEALTH -  LINKED TO RECENT FALL IN FARMLAND BIRD NUMBERS. Peer-Reviewed Research, published in the leading journal Nature has revealed pervasive pollution by these nerve agents now threatening all food production. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/09/neonicotinoids-farmland-birds


Organic View, September 19, 2012
- ▶ NEW NEONICOTINOID RESEARCH:  IMMUNE SUPPRESSION BY NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES AT ROOT OF GLOBAL WILDLIFE DECLINE http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/dr-sanchez-bayo-discusses-new-neonicotinoid-research/

 

 - ▶ U.S. FEDS TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES IN WILDLIFE REFUGES (WHAT WERE THEY DOING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thus becomes the first federal agency to restrict the use of GE crops and neonicotinoids in farming in the U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/31/environment-feds-to-ban-genetically-engineered-crops-neonicotinoid-pesticides-in-wildlife-refuges/

 

Mother Jones, November 07, 2011

 -▶ INDEPENDENT PANEL: EPA UNDERESTIMATES ALTRAZINE'S CANCER RISK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/11/atrazine-cancer-epa

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY': UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

 

 ▶ REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx


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DEADLY PESTICIDE PRETREATED PLANTS/SEEDS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/93qJaj


Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants


                               Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014

                                     LANDMARK LEGISLATION

-▶ NEONICOTINOIDS: MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORSUnder the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312


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 July 21, 2013 - Summit County

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

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html



 

Telegraph, June 14, 2013

 -▶ BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html


The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISHA group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html


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



 Grist, June 25, 2014
 -▶ EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NEONIC PESTICIDES IS AWFUL http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/


October 3, 2012
▶  HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 



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



 

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                                                    BEES

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37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech


The Post, Canada, June 19, 2013

▶  BEES DYING BY THE MILLIONS AS GMO CORN WITH THEIR PESTICIDES ARE PLANTED http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions

 

MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php


 Treehugger, May 12, 2014

 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html



Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014

 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html



 Huffington Post Green, June 21, 2014

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO 'SAVE THE BEES' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/obama-white-house-task-force-bees-pesticides_n_5518049.html

 

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

 

  IUCN, June 24, 2014
 ▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES POSE GLOBAL THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. The conclusions of a new meta-analysis (800 Scientists) of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?16025/Systemic-Pesticides-Pose-Global-Threat-to-Biodiversity-And-Ecosystem-Services


                                                      PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/


Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html


May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL - REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 


 USA Today, March 28, 2013
 ▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES (AND WE EAT THIS FOOD?) http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS" ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air


 

100 Reporters, February 15, 2012
 ▶ THE BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS OF THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  FDA OVERSIGHT? WEIGHING THE PARTS, IGNORING THE WHOLE. The chemicals the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers for use have little connection with the frequently more toxic substances sold by the millions of pounds to unsuspecting American consumers.
     In the EPA’s process for registering chemicals...pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.  “Virtually no pesticide is registered by the EPA. The EPA only registers the active ingredient.”
http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/


                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php




Digital Journal , July 02, 2014

 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904


January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs


EurActive, February 04, 2014

 -▶ EUROPEAN UNION: BAYER, SYNGENTA PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, RESEARCH SHOWS. A two-year EU ban of three neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, began in December, following research that showed harm to honey and bumblebees. The neonicotinoids are "systemic" pesticides, being applied to seeds so that the chemical spreads within the plants. Over three-quarters of the world's food crops require insect pollination, but bees have declined in recent decades due to loss of flower-rich habitat, disease and pesticide use. http://www.euractiv.com/cap/pesticides-halve-bees-pollen-gat-news-533220




THE POWERFUL US GOVT SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN
Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/


                             THE FULL  SCOOP ON BEE CRISIS HERE

                                 -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv




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                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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May 22, 2013 Natural New
OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html


 May 22, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

 ▶ PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

 

 Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO WEED CONTROLAs the USDA considers the biotech industry's "next silver bullet solution" for herbicide-resistant weeds, Vilsack should think hard about the risks, "rather than just believing people who have some shiny new product to sell" Vilsack's record raises doubts about whether he is up to this task. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion, based on an economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html


 

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


Grist, March 03, 2014
 ▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 


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SYNGENTA

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Pesticide Action Network, April 15, 2014

SYNGENTA'S NEXT TARGET: JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon. Sound familiar? It should. Still reeling from their recent defeat in Kaua'i, Syngenta and the rest of the "Big 6" don’t want to lose any more fights around pesticides and GMOs. http://www.panna.org/blog/syngenta-GE-jackson-county-oregon

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013


Guardian Environment, July 04, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION TO USE KILLER BANNED PESTICIDE LINKED TO BEE HARM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees

 

Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA SEEKS 'EMERGENCY' EXEMPTION TO USE BANNED INSECTICIDE ON UK CROPS. If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape


 Mother Jones, February 10, 2014

-▶ WHY THE EPA CAN'T MANAGE TO BLOCK THIS GNARLY HERBICIDE

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/02/why-epa-cant-ban-atrazine

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#


 Bloomberg, June 24, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO SAID TO HAVE WEIGHED $40 BILLION SYNGENTA DEAL, THUS AVOIDING U.S.A. TAXES (AND LITIGATION?) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/monsanto-said-to-have-weighed-40-billion-syngenta-deal.html

 



                                                       WATCH

                            INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS

THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video


Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3


 The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

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


  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

  ▶  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

  ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz


 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  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



 

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, July 24, 2014 4:47 AM

This is a very, very grave issue…boycott Syngenta and their peers, pressure your government, and don't use pesticides.

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health

Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth, Our Cultures and Our Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

  allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶ OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

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

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

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

 

HuffingtonPostGreen, July 10, 2014
BIG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE SEEKS INDEMNITY AGAINST ANIMAL WELFARE VIOLATIONS AND GMO WOES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/right-to-farm_n_5574943.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE FARMING A RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
 -▶ FORGET AG-GAG LAWS.  THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AG'S RIGHT TO FARM: State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

                                                     WATCH
                             Anna Lappé Food MythBusters
DO WE REALLY NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

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

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

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

 


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

 

  Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014

▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

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

 

 

                                           INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

▶  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

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

 

 September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

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

 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

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

 

 

 

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

                                                        BIG FOOD:

Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

 

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

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

 

                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

 

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

                                                        WATCH:
                                                   Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

 ▶ WALL STREET BANKS, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN/FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

 

 

 

 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

 

- ▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?  CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

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

 

 Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

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

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RIKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 Geneva Patch, February 17, 2014
 - ▶ EATING FROM THE GROUND UP:  GMO's MAY CAUSE THYROID ISSUES http://geneva.patch.com/groups/momentum-/p/gmos-may-cause-thyroid-issues

 

 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

 

 THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

 

 

 -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

 The Toronto Star, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  NO MORE OLD MacDONALD:  THERE'S A NEW FARMER IN TOWN.Working With Mother Nature, Not Against Her. They’re drawn to the land, well-educated and ready to reinvent themselves as hard-working entrepreneurs who care deeply about food.http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/02/27/no_more_old_macdonald_theres_a_new_farmer_in_town.html

 

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 The Wildlife Trusts, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.K. - FARMING WITH WILDLIFE AT THE HEART OF NEW FUNDING SCHEME: Farming with wildlife, not against it, is essential to our future food security.  Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2014/02/27/farming-wildlife-heart-new-funding-scheme

 

 

QuestScience, February 14, 2014
-▶ LESSONS FROM A GLOBAL GARDEN:  GROWING MORE FOOD WITH LESS - BIOINTENSIVE FARMING. Teaching people around the globe how to grow food in a sustainable way. http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/18/lessons-from-a-global-garden-growing-more-food-with-less/

 

Independent, February 27, 2014
-▶ THIRD OF THE WORLD'S FOOD IS NEVER EATEN - AND IT'S INCREASING THE COST OF YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/damning-world-bank-report-record-wheat-and-maize-harvests-bring-food-prices-down--but-a-third-of-all-produce-is-binned-9158044.html

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014
  - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

 

  -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

 ▶  HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE  http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp

 

 -▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

                                 =====================

 

 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE:  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION http://sco.lt/6JSMuf

 

 -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 

 -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT: - JUNK FOOD - PROCESSED GMO FOOD CONSUMPTION RAMPANT http://sco.lt/6sIjzN

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

 

▶ THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 ▶  MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

 

  -▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATE A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4jydYv

 

 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

pdjmoo's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:34 PM

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/



▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth


                                                  WATCH

                                      ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

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 THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/


Biomimicry Institute
  -▶  BIOMIMICRY GLOBAL DESIGN CHALLENGE
The Biomimicry Institute’s Global Design Challenge invites students and independent professionals to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide http://challenge.biomimicry.org/en/


Smithsonian Magazine
HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html


June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities

BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/


Solar Daily, September 19, 2014
  -▶  NATURE'S DESIGNS INSPIRE RESEARCH INTO NEW LIGHT-BASED TECHNOLOGIES http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Natures_designs_inspire_research_into_new_light_based_technologies_999.html


Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014

  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le


Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶ LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation


 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

Conservation - University of Washington

DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/


                                           MIMICKING NATURE

                   ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                           http://sco.lt/5DcYXh

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Amani TV (3:31)
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0

 

                                                    TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

 January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  I