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Coal burning exacts a lethal price

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

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

                     300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

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

 

                        SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                                  Earth Justice
                         180 SECONDS OF COAL ASH PROBLEMS

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

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

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

 

Earth Justice
▶ HOW COAL ASH CONTAMINATES OUR LIVES

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Reuters, February 28, 2014

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

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

 

                                       THIS IS THE COST OF COAL  -

                                         PHOTO EXPOSE & VIDEO

                                               http://sco.lt/82iv3p

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 March 7, 2013 - THE DAILY CLIMATE

▶ COAL HEALTH COSTS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Charlotte Observer, December 03, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS: 

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL:

                           AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                                http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

 

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

 

                                              PAY TO PLAY

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

 

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

 

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

 

November 1, 2012 Grist

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

 

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

 

March 6, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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                                                FOSSIL FUELS

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

 

                                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE"

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

                                         MAY KILL US ALL

                                       http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH 

                                            "MERCURY RISING"

                       Short Film : Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                            http://sco.lt/6Kvjof

 

 February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶From: Pavan Sukhdev ‏@PavanSukhdev 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 23, 2013 Earth Policy Institute

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

May 22, 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

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

 

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

 

 

                                               -- WATCH--

                                       NEW FILM: The Ecologist

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

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

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

 

  March 6, 2013 FUEL FIX

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

 

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

 

 

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                CARBON CAPTURE, CARBON TAX, CARBON PRICING

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

 

                                           PRICING CARBON     

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

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

 

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

 

March 12, 2012 The Energy Collective

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

 

July 4, 2013 Science Daily

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

 

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                         USA LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? 

          FRACKING FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL

                                         http://sco.lt/7vJJjt

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

                                              NOTES FROM:

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

 

 

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Greenbiz, January 27, 2015
- ▶ WHY MICROSOFT AND INTEL ARE BRINGING THE OUTDOORS INTO OFFICE DESIGN http://www.greenbiz.com/article/can-illusion-great-outdoors-have-same-biophilic-impact


GreenBiz, October 14, 2014
- ▶ WHAT GOOGLE KNOWS ABOUT GREENER OFFICES. A growing number of organizations from Google to the federal government are incorporating homages to nature into their office blueprints, not just to earn more green building certification points but to reduce employee stress, improve cognitive function and encourage creativity.

 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/10/14/biophilic-architecture-google-government-nature


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


- ▶ BRINGING 'MINDFULNESS' TO THE WORKPLACE -- 25% OF LARGE US COMPANIES LAUNCH INTERNAL 'STRESS-REDUCTION' INITIATIVES http://sco.lt/7yfg1p



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/

 

- ▶ 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


 Conservation Magazine, November 7, 2013

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



The Environmental Magazine, December 12, 2013

- ▶ RECONNECT WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS:The Simplest Strategies for Getting Back to Nature Can be as Close as Your Own Backyard - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/blog/reconnect-with-the-great-outdoors1/#sthash.z3T1HwVJ.dpuf

 

Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/

 

August 27, 2013 Living Green Magazine

- ▶ THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/27/mother-nature/the-healing-power-of-nature-excerpt-of-diane-ackermans-essay-from-hope-beneath-our-feet-restoring-our-place-in-the-natural-world/



Fast Co Exist

- ▶ THESE OFFICE WORKERS CAN TEND CROPS WHILE THEY'RE IN BORING MEETINGS.  A building in Tokyo that has 200 species of rice fruits and veggies may have reached new levels in the craze to green the office....  http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016191/these-office-workers-can-tend-crops-while-theyre-in-boring-meetings


                         GET OUTSIDE ALREADY -- WITH PARK Rx
                                      FastCoExist, May 23, 2014
NOW DOCTORS ARE PRESCRIBING WALKS IN THE PARK TO GET US OFF OUR BUTTS http://www.fastcoexist.com/3030756/now-doctors-are-prescribing-walks-in-the-park-to-get-us-off-our-butts


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/

 

Runner's World & Running Times, January 16, 2014

- ▶  WHY RUN IN PARKS WHEN YOU'RE IN A CITY? NEW RESEARCH FROM JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY http://www.runnersworld.com/sports-psychology/why-to-run-in-parks-when-youre-in-a-city?page=single


Treehugger, November 22, 2013
- ▶  BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY BY GETTING A POTTED PLANT http://www.treehugger.com/health/boost-productivity-getting-potted-plant-scientists.html

 

 Natural England, October 4, 2013

- ▶ NEW STUDY POINT TO POSITIVE IMPACT OF NATURE OF MENTAL WELL BEING http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/about_us/news/2013/041013.aspx

 

September 9, 2013 Huffington Post The Third Metric
- ▶ 20 SCIENTIFICALLY-BACKED WAYS TO DE-STRESS RIGHT NOW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/stress-relief-that-works_n_3842511.html?ir=Hawaiithat-works_n_3842511.html?ir=Hawaii


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


September 28, 2006 Yale Global

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


 - ▶  OFFICE EXERCISE: TRY A WALKING MEETING  http://sco.lt/8TQ5E9


Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/


August 29, 2013 Grist

- ▶ 'SLOW BIKING' IS THE NEWEST MOVEMENT AGAINST MINDLESS SPEED http://grist.org/list/slow-biking-is-the-newest-movement-against-mindless-speed/ 

 

 Guardian, February 12, 2014
 - ▶ TEN REASONS WHY WE NEED MORE CONTACT WITH NATURE. It improves your memory, helps you recuperate and even makes your sense of smell more acute. So turn off your computer and get outside

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/13/10-reasons-why-we-need-more-contact-with-nature


Treehugger, October 15, 2013

- ▶ WHY YOUR BRAIN NEEDS BREAKS FROM WORK http://www.treehugger.com/health/why-your-brain-needs-breaks-work.html

 

Fast Company:
- ▶ WHY YOU NEED TO UNPLUG EVERY 90 MINUTES. While we often imagine ourselves as machines--which move linearly--we're actually organisms, which move cyclically. And to do our most creative, productive work, we need to step to that rhythm....  http://www.fastcompany.com/3013188/unplug/why-you-need-to-unplug-every-90-minutes

 

 Runner's World & Running Times, January 16, 2014
- ▶  WHY RUN IN PARKS WHEN YOU'RE IN A CITY? NEW RESEARCH FROM JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY http://www.runnersworld.com/sports-psychology/why-to-run-in-parks-when-youre-in-a-city?page=single


 TreeHugger, November 28, 2013

 - ▶ THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: OPEN OFFICES FOR ALL, IT IS MORE FLEXIBLE, ADAPTABLE AND "GREEN" http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/open-offices-all-it-more-flexible-adaptable-and-green.html

 

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

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

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

 

Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013

BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/


The Ecologist:

-▶ SCIENCE PROVES WHAT WE ALL KNOW: NATURE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTh http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1920068/science_proves_what_we_all_know_nature_is_good_for_your_health.htm




                                               VIDEO REPORT

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


 August 28, 2013 BBC News Business

- ▶ THE U.S. PROFESSIONALS QUITTING THE RATE RACE TO BECOME FARMERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23849569

 

- ▶ THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS - RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/quest-green-jobs


                                                  WATCH
                              GREEN JOBS FOR JAILBIRDS
                             France24 TV, December 29, 2013
http://www.france24.com/en/20131121-down-to-earth-green-jobs-jailbirds-usa-washington-state-sustainable-development-prisoners/

                            SUSTAINABILITY IN PRISONS PROJECT

                                  http://sustainabilityinprisons.org/


September 13, 2013 PCC Natural Markets
- ▶ VETERANS HEAL BY RETURNING TO FARMING & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/1309/veterans_farming.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/


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


                                             URBAN NATURE: 

              HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES

                          A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT?

                                        http://sco.lt/7ZVttR


AGRITECTURE: URBAN ARCHITECTURE : BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO CITY LIFE http://sco.lt/8cZf3R


                                            REWILD THE CHILD

               Bringing Nature Back Into Schools and The Classroom

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

                                           http://sco.lt/6BGlA9

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


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

 

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

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

Guardian Sustainable Business

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


 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 September 9, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Jeffrey Sachs
- ▶  WHAT THE U.S. CAN LEARN FROM DENMARK ABOUT HAPPINESS - THE WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/what-the-us-can-learn-fro_b_3894802.html

 


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

 

                                           -- WATCH --

                                              "HOME"

                              An Exquisite Story of Our World

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

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IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, August 26, 2013 7:04 AM

Όλοι γνωρίζουμε τι κάνει ένας περίπατος στην φύση, φανταστείτε τώρα και στην δουλειά!

Everyone had felt the regenerative energy of a walk in nature, imagine it now also in your offices!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:57 PM

It seems to be all about nature.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
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ESSAY: Ecology Is the Meaning of Life: Embracing A Sense of "Enoughness"

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


 

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

 

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

▶ ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE

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

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

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

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


Common Cause, January 08, 2015
 ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/

 

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

 

                                                 VIDEO

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

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

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

 

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

 

TriplePundit, January 27, 2012
 -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/


 

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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

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

 

 

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

 

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



Our Finite World, October 31, 2013

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

 

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

 


 ▶  REWILD THE CHILD - If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It http://sco.lt/6NaJBR


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

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

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


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


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

 

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



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

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

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


 

 

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

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

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

 

                 IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEMS
Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of these ecosystems are left, and how likely are they to disappear? IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is developing a new tool to provide answers to these questions – the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/red-list-ecosystems/

 


 Guardian, November 27, 2013

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

 

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

 

 

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


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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

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

 

 

SEE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:07 PM

This is beyond so many people's comprehension.

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 5, 2014 3:57 AM

                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


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

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

 August 29, 2013 Oceanside Star

WEB OF LIFE UNRAVELING. Canadian Wildlife biologist Neil Dawe says he wouldn't be surprised if the generation after him witnesses the extinction of humanity. All around him, even in a place as beautiful as the Little Qualicum River estuary...http://www.oceansidest



University of Cambridge, March 04, 2015
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION 'THRESHOLD' CAUSES SPECIES LOSS TO ACCELERATE http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/amazon-deforestation-threshold-causes-species-loss-to-accelerate


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


- ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/quote-day-david-attenborough-our-alienation-nature.html


Climate Central, January 10, 2015
 ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE MESSING WITH MOTHER NATURE'S TIMETABLE : RISK OF WEB OF LIFE UNRAVELING  http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-change-nature-schedule-18525


                                                   WATCH
                                  BBC documentary (58:55)
                                      THE MAGICAL FOREST
Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ssc8JLPfE


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/

 

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


-▶  NEGATIVE IMPACT OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS WILL BE EXPONENTIAL http://sco.lt/4vck0P


-▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR NATURAL WORLD IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/9EcFvt


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


                                                         WATCH:

                                                      CNN VIDEO:

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

Guardian, November 27, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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




BBC News, June 13, 2014
 -▶ STUDY:  DEFORESTATION LEAVING FISH UNDERSIZED AND UNDERFED. Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests. "While plankton raised on algal carbon is more nutritious, organic carbon from trees washed into lakes is a hugely important food source for freshwater fish, bolstering their diet to ensure good size and strength," he added. "Where you have more dissolved forest matter you have more bacteria, more bacteria equals more zooplankton. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27834440

 

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


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

 

                                    UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

        FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT FROGS

                                          http://sco.lt/7PA8vp

 

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


                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

September 4, 2013 Grist

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


 

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

 

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

 

 

                                               A DISASTER

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH 

                                 "MERCURY RISING"  Short Film

                      THE POISONING OF NATURE'S WEB OF LIFE

                                 Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food 

                                          http://sco.lt/51lBMv


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

 

 

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

 

 EcoWatch, December 12, 2013

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

 

               THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET

                    SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE

                                     http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

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

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

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



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

 

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

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

 

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

 

 


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

 

 Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013
WORLD'S SACRED FORESTS MAY FALL PREY TO DEVELOPERS, SCIENTISTS WARN http://www.trust.org/item/20131004085253-l4gqn

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 


 

 

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                                                   NHK Newsline
          ONGOING UPDATES : NUCLEAR WATCH: INSIDE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/nuclearwatch/20131205.html


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The Straits Times, February 22, 2015
▶  FRESH NUCLEAR LEAK DETECTED AT JAPAN'S FUKUSHIMA PLANT

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/fresh-nuclear-leak-detected-japans-fukushima-plant-20150222


Guardian, December 10, 2014
▶  FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER: THREE YEARS ON 120,000 EVACUEES REMAIN UPROOTED http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/10/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-japan-three-years-families-uprooted


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/


                                                         VIDEO:
                                      ENE News, January 02, 2015
                        FUKUSHIMA CORIUM FOUND IN PACIFIC

Flowing into ocean after hydrogen dissolves nuclear fuel — Scientist: We’ve actually seen plutonium floating on surface; “We have no control over this accident… they’ve got leaks everywhere”  http://enenews.com/video-fukushima-corium-found-pacific-hydrogen-dissolving-nuclear-fuel-plutonium-detected-surface-ocean-waterhttp://ow.ly/GTEic


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

 

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


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


Deutche Welle, December 23, 2014
▶  FUKUSHIMA BUTTERFLIES HIGHLIGHT HEAVY COST OF NUCLEAR DISASTER.... mutations were evident in almost a third of the butterflies. ... the researchers concluded that the consumption of plants affected by radiation alone was enough to make healthy butterfly larvae sick....And butterflies weren't the only animals to be affected impacted by radiation levels in the environment http://www.dw.de/fukushima-butterflies-highlight-heavy-cost-of-nuclear-disaster/a-18147563


Straight.com, July 04, 2014
▶  FUKUSHIMA'S RADIOACTIVE SOIL SPARKS FIGHTS, EXPOSES THE ENORMITY AND HOPELESSNESS OF CLEAN-UP TASK http://www.straight.com/news/680196/fukushimas-radioactive-soil-sparks-fights-exposes-enormity-and-hopelessness-clean-task


TechTimes, August 18, 2014
▶  FUKUSHIMA DISASTER SHOWS EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON ANIMALS, PLANTS http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13316/20140818/fukushima-disaster-show-effects-of-radiation-in-animals-plants-study.htm


ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENTlike symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees


New York Times, January 11, 2014

LET THE COWS LIVE!  DEFYING JAPAN, RANCHER SAVES FUKUSHIMA'S RADIOACTIVE COWS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/12/world/asia/defying-japan-rancher-saves-fukushimas-radioactive-cows.html?_r=0


                                                         WATCH
                                                       Nova PBS
                                           JAPAN'S KILLER QUAKE

                                                Program Description

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown. With exclusive footage, NOVA captures the unfolding human drama and offers a clear-headed investigation of what triggered the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear crisis. Can science and technology ever prevent devastation in the face of overwhelmingly powerful forces of nature? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/japan-killer-quake.html


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

 

                         THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE

                             The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90. 

                                       Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA

                                              http://sco.lt/4zkb0j


September 3, 2013 EarthSky Science

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE RADIOACTIVE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA http://earthsky.org/human-world/understanding-the-radioactive-legacy-of-chernobyl-and-fukushimaSept


 

               NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN THE WORLDS' OCEAN

                               114 TONS OF IT (deutsch, english subs)

                                         FUKUSHIMA DISPOSAL

                                         http://sco.lt/7Y3KT3

                                 


EcoWatch, June 14, 2014

▶  FUKUSHIMA'S CHILDREN ARE DYING http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/14/fukushima-children-dying/

 

NationofChange, June 19, 2014
▶  THYROID CANCER RATES AMONG FUKUSHIMA'S CHILDREN SKYROCKET 40 TIMES HIGHER THAN NORMAL http://www.nationofchange.org/thyroid-cancer-rates-among-fukushima-s-children-skyrocket-40-times-higher-normal-1403189025


Reuters, March 11, 2014
THE CHILDREN OF JAPAN'S FUKUSHIMA BATTLE AN INVISIBLE ENEMY http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/11/us-japan-fukushima-children-idUSBREA280RJ20140311?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

 August 26, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶  WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL: THE INNER THREAT OF FUKUSHIMA CRISIS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/worse-than-chernobyl-the-inner-threat-of-fukushima-crisis/

 

August 23, 2013 Salon
▶  HOW EVERYTHING WENT WRONG AT FUKUSHIMA http://www.salon.com/2013/08/23/how_everything_went_so_wrong_at_fukushima/

 

August 23, 2013 The Diplomat
▶  JAPAN'S NEVER-ENDING NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE http://thediplomat.com/pacific-money/2013/08/24/japans-never-ending-nuclear-nightmare/

 

Truthout, May 20, 2014
Desmond Tutu: NUCLEAR FALLOUT: WE MUST END THE MADNESS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/23803-we-must-end-the-madness-of-nuclear-weapons

 

 Asahi Shimbun, May 17, 2014

WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THIS NUCLEAR WASTE? WORK ON FROZEN SOIL WALLS AT FUKUSHIMA PLANT HITS GLITCH http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201405170031

 

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                               PBS Newshour, December 30, 2013
FUKUSHIMA HOMELESS ROUNDED UP TO CLEAN UP DANGEROUS NUCLEAR FALLOUT DEBRIS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/12/japans-homeless-paid-minimum-wage-to-clean-up-fukushima-nuclear-fallout.html

 

Reuters, December 3, 2013
SPECIAL REPORT:  JAPAN'S HOMELESS RECRUITED FOR MURKY FUKUSHIMA CLEAN UP http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/30/uk-fukushima-workers-specialreport-idUKBRE9BT00020131230

 

RT News,  Dr Helen Caldicott, September 13, 2013
▶  ENDLESS FUKUSHIMA CATASTROPHE:  MANY GENERATIONS; HEALTH AT STAKE. Bio-accumulation of radioactive elements around Fukushima will devastate many future Japanese generations, while the Pacific Ocean is also being contaminated by leaking radioactive water. Yet there is still no good solution from the Japanese government.. http://rt.com/op-edge/fukushima-catastrophe-health-japan-803/

 

                                            VIDEO REPORT

                               RT News, October 18, 2013

RADIOACTIVITY LEVEL SPIKES 6,500 TIMES AT FUKUSHIMA WELL. Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported...http://rt.com/news/fukushima-high-radioactivity-well-335/



The Guardian, May 21, 2014
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI BEGINS PUMPING TOXIC RADIOACTIVE GROUNDWATER INTO THE PACIFIC http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/21/fukushima-groundwater-pacific-nuclear-power-plant

 

                                                 VIDEO

                               NHK NEWSLINE SPECIAL

                                Energy News, April 18, 2014

                NHK’s Newsline FOCUS: Inside Fukushima Daiichi
EXTREMELY TOXIC WATER 4,000,000 TIMES GOVERNMENT LIMIT IN TRENCHES BETWEEN FUKUSHIMA REACTORS AND OCEAN http://enenews.com/nhk-special-extremely-toxic-water-4000000-times-govt-limit-in-trenches-between-reactors-and-ocean-levels-too-high-for-them-to-get-precise-look-at-situation-reporter-plutonium-leaked-ou


 Nation of Change, September 26, 2013

▶  FUKUSHIMA DISASTER REACHES EPIC PROPORTIONS http://www.nationofchange.org/fukushima-disaster-reaches-epic-proportions-1380203534

 

                                                     VIDEO

ENE News, October 13, 2013

▶  JAPANESE PROFESSORS:  WORST CASE SCENARIO AT FUKUSHIMA - LIKELY ENTIRE PACIFIC WILL BE AFFECTED http://enenews.com/japan-professors-worst-case-scenario-fukushima-nuclear-rods-melted-reactor-floors-contamination-affecting-rest-world-impact-be-fully-revealed-entire-pacific-will-be-affected-farmer-govt-idea-about

 

August 22, 2013 BBC News -

▶  FUKUSHIMA LEAK IS ' MUCH WORSE THAN WE WERE LED TO BELIEVE' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23779561

 

September 1, 2013 Climate Central
-▶ FUKUSHIMA'S RADIOACTIVE LEGACY IS JUST BEGINNING http://www.climatecentral.org/news/fukushimas-radioactive-legacy-is-just-beginning-16401

 

July 11, 2013 World Environment News -
▶  JAPAN NUCLEAR REGULATOR ALARMED AT FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION REPORTS http://planetark.org/wen/69188

 

September 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

FUKUSHIMA: INTERACTIVE
-▶ JAPAN STRUGGLES TO STOP CONTAMINATION SPREADING - Plant is seeping up to 300 tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/sep/02/fukushima-japan-nuclear-cleanup-interactive

 

August 28, 2013 CNN
-▶ JAPAN FUKUSHIMA TOXIC WATER LEAK A LEVEL 3 'SERIOUS INCIDENT' http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/asia/japan-fukushima-leak-warning



Common Dreams, January 12, 2014
TOLL OF SAILORS DEVASTATED BY FUKUSHIMA RADIATION CONTINUES TO CLIMB http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/12

 

 NHK WORLD English, December 21, 2013

▶  NEW CLEAN UP PLAN SET FOR AREAS WITH HIGH RADIATION http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20131222_04.html

 

 RT News, December 21, 2013
▶  TEPCO DETECTS RECORD RADIATION AT FUKUSHIMA'S REACTOR 2 - NEW LEAK SUSPECTED http://rt.com/news/fukushima-record-radiation-leak-616/

 

Institute of Science in Society, January, 06, 2014

FUKUSHIMA CRISIS GOES GLOBAL http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Fukushima_crisis_goes_global.php

 

TerraDaily, November 28, 2013
▶  TYPHOONS SPREAD FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT, STUDY WARNS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Typhoons_spread_Fukushima_fallout_study_warns_999.html

 

NHK WORLD English
▶  DECONTAMINATION FUKUSHIMA: RESIDENTIAL AREA https://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/201312180500.html

 

Future Tense, November 12, 2013

▶  KYOCERA SOLAR POWER PLANT:  AFTER FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN FINDS BEAUTY IN RENEWABLE ENERGY - This is what happens when a country confronts the real costs of nuclear and fossil fuels. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/11/12/kyocera_solar_power_plant_after_fukushima_japan_finds_beauty_in_renewable.html

 

 September 15, 2013,  Nuclear Free Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott Foundation

http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/
▶  ENDLESS FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/articles/endless-fukushima-catastrophe-2020-olympics-under-contamination-threat.html

 

August 24, 2013 Liberals Unite
▶  RADIOACTIVE BLUEFIN TUNE CAUGHT OFF CALIFORNIA COAST
Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. http://samuel-warde.com/2013/08/radioactive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-california-coast/

 

Huffington Post World, September 22, 2013

▶  FUKUSHIMA FOREVER - NUCLEAR PROPONENTS IN GROSS DENIAL

.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-perrow/fukushima-forever_b_3941589.html

 

 August 28, 2013 CNN

▶  JAPAN FUKUSHIMA TOXIC WATER LEAK A LEVEL 3 'SERIOUS INCIDENT' http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/asia/japan-fukushima-leak-warning

 

Grist, March 10, 2014

FUKUSHIMA OPERATOR MAY HAVE TO DUMP CONTAMINATED WATER INTO PACIFIC http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/10/fukushima-operator-dump-contaminated-water-pacific

 

Common Dreams, November 20, 2013

▶  DUMP IT IN THE OCEAN: TEPCO's PLAN FOR RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA WATER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/20-4

 

ENE News, October 5, 2013
▶  “POST-FUKUSHIMA HORROR - THE WORLD MUST ACT TO STOP FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISCHARGE
Severe impacts on oceanic environment — An unpredictable amount of damage to Pacific — Fundamental to reproduction of humans — Japan’s simply dumping nuclear waste into sea http://enenews.com/post-fukushima-horror-severe-impacts-on-oceanic-environment-unpredictable-amount-of-damage-to-pacific-fundamental-to-reproduction-of-humans-japan-simply-dumping-nuclear-waste-into-se

 

August 22, 2013 Huffington Post Canada
▶  FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT FACING NEW DISASTER  (PHOTOS, VIDEO) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/23/fukushima-water-leaks_n_3797446.html

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                                   August 17, 2013 RT News
FUKUSHIMA APOCALYPSE: YEARS OF 'DUCT TAPE FIXES' COULD RESULT IN 'MILLIONS OF DEATHS' http://rt.com/news/fukushima-apocalypse-fuel-removal-598/

 


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

 

 

 

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This is Your Wilderness on Drugs: The Corporatization of Marijuana | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 Mother jones, March/April 2014
▶ THIS IS YOUR WILDERNESS ON DRUGS:  THE LANDSCAPE-SCARRING, ENERGY-SUCKING, WILDLIFE-KILLING REALITY OF POT FARMING http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/marijuana-weed-pot-farming-environmental-impacts

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                                      LinkTV World News
GOOGLE EARTH EXPOSES POT-GROWING'S ENVIRONMENTAL TOLL http://news.linktv.org/videos/google-earth-exposes-pot-growings-environmental-toll

 

 The Nation, October 31, 2013
▶  POT-GROWING PESTICIDES PLAYING HAVOC WITH ENVIRONMENT
Marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife http://www.thenation.com/article/176955/pot-growing-bad-environment#

 

NPR Radio, February 14, 2014
 ▶ ILLEGAL, REMOTE POT FARMS IN CALIFORNIA POISONING RARE WILDLIFE http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/275351164/illegal-remote-pot-farms-in-california-poisoning-rare-wildlife

 

HuffPost Green, March 19, 2014

▶THE ENVIRONMENTAL REALITY OF POT FARMING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/marijuana-environment_n_4995248.html

 

FastCompany, April 20, 2014
▶ IN SEARCH OF GREENER PASTURES, TECHIES LAND IN THE GROWING MARIJUNA FIELDS. As cannabis goes mainstream, the industry is attracting a wide range of techie migrants, from recent grads starting out to senior-level executives looking to reboot their careers. Risky? Yes. But the chance to strike gold is too good to pass up. http://www.fastcompany.com/3029689/world-changing-ideas/in-search-of-greener-pastures-techies-land-in-the-growing-marijuana-fie?partner





                                                  MUCH MORE

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THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA:

BIG PHARMA, MONSANTO, GMO, LEGALIZATION

http://sco.lt/5LKpFZ


 

 


 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Wonder Why Marijuana Laws Are Passing So Quickly Across the USA and the World. It's Not For Your Health.  And It's Not About the Drug Wars. It's about the repeat of ending "prohibition" and restructuring wealth. Big politics and "Legal" Money is involved here to capture, control and profit from this new market. The Cartels and Multi-National Corporations Have Control of a global agricultural Industry,  already in place: from owning the land, to growing the crops, patenting new genetically engineered seeds, owning the pesticides and marketing systems

 

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Christina Bryant's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:03 AM

This article speaks about how Colorado, particularly Denver, believes that there will be a marijuana shortage now that marijuana has been legalized. This article goes into depth about how there will be a shortage in the short run, but eventually the supply and demand should come to an equilibrium.

pdjmoo's curator insight, April 23, 3:08 AM

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


WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV


Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Genetist Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

pdjmoo's curator insight, April 23, 3:09 AM

 

 

 

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


WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV


Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

                                                      WATCH

                       ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Genetist Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

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Genetically Modified Fruit Fly, Mosquito Release Slammed by Global Eco Groups

Genetically Modified Fruit Fly, Mosquito  Release Slammed by Global Eco Groups | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED FRUIT FLY RELEASE SLAMMED BY GLOBAL ECO GROUPS

Sustainable Pulse, October 7, 2013

Environmental and civil society groups on five continents warned Monday that plans to release non-native strains of genetically modified (GM) flies in olive fields in Spain and fruit orchards in Brazil pose major risks to crops and the environment,... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/07/gm-fruit-fly-release-slammed-by-global-eco-groups/#.UlRoNyTc-RQ

 

September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
-▶ CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ

 

Sustainable Pulse, December 09, 2013
-▶ OXITEC CANCELS GM FLIES RELEASE AFTER GOVERNMENT HEALTH QUESTIONS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/12/09/oxitec-cancels-gm-flies-release-government-health-questions/

 

 

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

 

-▶ RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

23 March, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

-▶ GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

-▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2995205047/under-synthetic-biology-life-will-not-be-a-product-of-nature-but-of-a-lab-and-it-will-be-patented-and-privatized

 

-▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

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

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I try not to fighten people with genetic modification issues, but you need this information. So be it. I'm changing my tactics. This is startling information. 

Seth Lurie's curator insight, March 25, 2014 11:37 PM

Oxytech should have considered the effect of non native species on the environment before attempting to release them in the UK. They seem to have cut corners in an effort to maximize profit.

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VIDEO: Foreign Corporations Destroying Ecosystems, Indigenous Livelihoods, Nullifying Land Rights - Creating Dependency and Poverty on Global Scale


 Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html



DW.DE April 14, 2014
▶  HOW NEPAL'S COMMUNITY FORESTS FIGHT POVERTY AND DEFORESTATION  http://www.dw.de/global-ideas-tourism-wildlife-conservation-biodiversity/a-18379931


                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                              "WE ARE LIKE THE WALKING DEAD"

 Latin American Indigenous Groups Decry Corporate Destruction of Land http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27977-we-are-like-the-walking-dead-latin-american-indigenous-groups-decry-corporate-destruction-of-land


First Peoples Worldwide 
▶  NEW STUDY FINDS 94% OF U.S. EXTRACTIVE COMPANIES IGNORE RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IMPACTSINDIGENOUS RIGHTS RISK REPORT  Recent community backlash against the Keystone XL pipeline, Indigenous protests against oil and gas concession auctions in Ecuador and Peru, and violent resource conflicts in Indonesia have all exposed extractive companies’ poor community engagement practices – and companies are doing nothing about it.  http://firstpeoples.org/wp/new-study-finds-94-of-us-companies-ignore-rural-community-impacts/


REDD-Monitor, April 14, 2015
▶  NORWAY HANDS OVER US$80 MILLION TO INCREASE DEFORESTATION IN GUYANA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2015/04/14/norway-hands-over-us80-million-to-increase-deforestation-in-guyana/

 

                            CAN UN-REDD EVER BECOME GREEN"?

                                   Carbon and Forest Ecocide

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmif


                                              VIDEO (5:21)

                       LIFE, LAND AND JUSTICE IN UGANDA

In Kalangala, Uganda, John Muniishya woke up one day to find bulldozers clearing his land to plant oil palms. Land Grabs in Uganda
                                 https://vimeo.com/40766520



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


 

                                                  FEATURED VIDEO
                                           Mongabay, March 19, 2014
INDIGENOUS TRIBE FACES LOGGERS, RANGERS, AND MURDER IN BID TO SAVE THEIR FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0319-hance-wounaan-one-video.html?n3ws1ttr


June 18, 2013 Business Insider

▶  INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEND OFF OIL COMPANY, ARMY WITH ARSENAL OF SPEARS, BLOWPIPES, MACHETES http://www.businessinsider.com/indigenous-people-fend-off-oil-company-army-with-arsenal-of-spears-blowpipes-machetes-2013-1#ixzz2OrmmKcgU


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


-▶ VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL LOGGING DRIVES UNCONTACTED DRIVES OF BRAZIL OUT OF FOREST http://sco.lt/56ArZJ


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


The Ecologist, October 05, 2014
▶  AN AUSTRALIAN MINING COMPANY'S $300 MILLION ATTACK ON EL SALVADOR'S WATER. "This lawsuit is a direct attack against the sovereignty and legitimate right of the Salvadoran population to reject an industry that is a threat to our lives." http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2562735/a_mining_companys_300_million_attack_on_el_salvadors_water.html


                                                         VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


            June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

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

 

Reuters, July 11, 2014
▶  UPDATE: CANADA COURT RULES AGAINST ABORIGINAL GROUP ON GRANTING CORPORATE FORESTRY LICENSES ON TRADITIONAL NATIVE LAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/canada-forestry-idUSL2N0PM0R920140711

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, June 27, 2014
 -▶ NICARAGUA'S MAYAGNA PEOPLE AND THEIR RAINFOREST COULD VANISH.  More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world.  http://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaraguas-mayagna-people-rainforest-vanish-24439/

 

InterContinental Cry, February 20, 2014

 -▶ PANAMA:  INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FACE IMMINENT EVICTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/groups-appeal-un-halt-imminent-forced-evictions-indigenous-ngobe-community/

The indigenous Ngöbe community faces imminent forced eviction from their land for the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam project in western Panama. The eviction would force them from their land, which provides their primary sources of food and water, means of subsistence, and culture..http://intercontinentalcry.org/panama-indigenous-communities-face-eviction-22239/


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


                                                    LAND GRABS

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

 

                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                     "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
    CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

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

 

PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IN THEM AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8mSxaD


 -▶  CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WORKING WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND #REDD TO STRIP FOREST OF PROTECTED STATUS AND INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS http://sco.lt/7T4gfR


June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
-▶  EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LAND GRABS IN LIBERIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248



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


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

 

  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P


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


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                                                    VIDEOS

 

-▶  **** ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" - LIVELIHOODS AND LAND RIGHTS STRIPPED AWAY http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

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

 

-▶   **** THE BUSHMEN OF THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - BOTSWANA GENOCIDE http://sco.lt/5Vb0gj

 

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

 

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




 June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
-▶  PANAMA: "THEY LIED TO US" PRISTINE INDIGENOUS COASTAL LAND IN PANAMA SOLD TO FOREIGN DEVELOPERS  http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

 

Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

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

 

 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

 

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

 

                                                -- WATCH --
                                              VIDEO REPORT

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 Published on May 22, 2013

-▶  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

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

 

  

                        MULTI AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (1:19:57)

                             Africa, Colonialism and The Environment
                     TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNIQLE869VA

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

 

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

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶  *****COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS, MINERS SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEED CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722

 

September 1, 2013 The Independent
-▶  BIOFUEL PROJECT FUNDED BY UK  'LEAVES AFRICANS WITHOUT FOOD' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/biofuel-project-funded-by-uk-leaves-africans-without-food-8793617.html


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


 

                                                     VIDEO

                                          THE TRUE STORY

                CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

                                         http://sco.lt/63ewyH


September 10, 2012 CSRWire News Release

-▶  BOMBSHELL RETREAT -- CHEVRON SEEKS TO DROP $60 BILLION IN DAMAGES IN ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL CASE 
In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory “fraud” and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer. The company also said it was even prepared to drop a $60 billion damages claim if the judge agrees to deny the defendants a jury trial. Chevron's $60 billion figure is based on three times the $19 billion Ecuadorian judgement, plus costs. http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/36091-Bombshell-Retreat-Chevron-Seeks-to-Drop-60-Billion-in-Damages-In-Ecuador-Case


Inter Press Service, November 18, 2014
CHEVRON AGAIN

- ▶ SHALE OIL FUELS INDIGENOUS CONFLICT IN ARGENTINA. 

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

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

 


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

 

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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

                            ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                             http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY 

                                          http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

                                         VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

                                                "DAMOCRACY"

Highlighting the battles over the Belo Monte and Ilisu dams http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-damocracy-video.html


 

                           DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS

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



August 29, 2013 Devex

-▶  SECURE LAND TENURE INCREASES FOOD SECURITY BY DECREASING VULNERABILITY TO LARGE SCALE LAND GRABS Secure land tenure increases #foodsecurity by decreasing vulnerability to large scale land grabs. The use of modern agricultural techniques tells only part of the story of why much of Ethiopia is better fed than before. Another part lies in a solution to food security that is gaining ground with governments and the international development community: securing land tenure.

      In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.  https://www.devex.com/en/news/how-smarter-land-use-can-curb-global-hunger/81710

 

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

 

 Intercontinental Cry, January 2, 2013

-▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE CHAGOSSIANS

http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

Diaspora communities living in the Seychelles and Mauritius have experienced marginalization, discrimination, and grinding poverty. Testimonies from evictees describe families forced to eat out of bins, hunger strikes and the suicide of a desperate woman facing destitution and mounting debt..... http://intercontinentalcry.org/the-plight-of-the-chagossians-21653/

 

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

 

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

 

 

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"We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight" - UN IPCC New Climate Report

"We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight" - UN IPCC New Climate Report | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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June 23, 2013 Climate Capitalism - Simon Butler:

 ▶   "We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidise dirty energy firms.

....carbon pricing – the notion that we can best reduce pollution by extending private property rights to pollution – had a fatal flaw at its core. Prices can never reflect true ecological values because those values simply cannot be expressed in dollar terms....http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/23/pricing-carbon-a-failed-strategy-that-wont-save-the-climate/

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                      300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS 

                                                http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 

Guardian Environment, Damian Carrington and John Vidal
 ▶   ***  IPCC CLIMATE REPORT:  THE DIGESTED READ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-report-digested-read

RealClimate, September 27, 2013

Climate Science from Climate Scientists
 ▶   THE NEW IPCC CLIMATE REPORT http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/09/the-new-ipcc-climate-report/

 

                                                            VIDEO: 

             CLIMATE CHANGE - A "WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"

                                                     Senator Kerry:

                      Obama Admin Steps Out On Climate Change (Finally)

                                                 http://sco.lt/5aFO4X

 

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013
 CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

 

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

 

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

                                    

                                                     WATCH

                 To Change The Broken System, Change The Game

▶ "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS" - YouTube http://sco.lt/73jF9l

                             From 'Story of Stuff' Annie Leonard

 

 

                                 -- MORE ON IPCC REPORT --

 

                                                       VIDEO

Guardian Environment, September 27, 2013

 ▶   UNITED NATIONS IPCC CLIMATE REPORT IS OUT:  HUMAN IMPACT IS 'UNEQUIVOCAL' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-report-un-secretary-general

 

 Nature, September 27, 2013

International Weekly Journal of Science
 ▶   IPCC: DESPITE HIATUS, CLIMATE CHANGE HERE TO STAY:
Global warming will be irreverible for centuries, latest report warns http://www.nature.com/news/ipcc-despite-hiatus-climate-change-here-to-stay-1.13832

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

 ▶   IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2013

 ▶   IT IS VITAL THAT BUSINESS ACTS ON THE IPCC'S WARNINGS http://sco.lt/7w9ZIX

 

Washington Post, September 27, 2013
 ▶   IPCC REPORT SAYS HUMANS ALMOST CERTAINLY CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ipcc-says-humans-cause-global-warming/2013/09/27/aae32880-275d-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html

 

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The Age Environment, September 22, 2013
 ▶   THE EARTH IS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.  CLIMATE REPORT HERALDS GRAVE FEARS FOR STATE OF THE PLANET http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-report-heralds-grave-fears-for-state-of-the-planet-20130921-2u6fk.html

 

Treehugger, September 27, 2013
 ▶   HUMANS ARE WARMING ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS IRREVERSIBLE UNLESS WE ACT  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/ipcc-report-scientists-95-certain.html

 

 

 Nature, Special Issue, September 18, 2013

International Weekly Journal of Science
 ▶   GLOBAL WARMING: OUTLOOK FOR EARTH http://www.nature.com/news/global-warming-outlook-for-earth-1.13756

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 ▶   GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

 ▶   THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

Guardian, September 27
▶  IPCC: 30 YEARS TO CLIMATE CALAMITY IF WE CARRY ON BLOWING THE CARBON BUDGET http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-world-dangerous-climate-change

            

 

                ▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS: 

                 FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                              http://sco.lt/7d7RmT

 

 

 ▶  CARBON STORAGE, SEQUESTRATION ' AS BAD AS NUCLEAR WASTE'
The Register, June 28, 2010

;http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/28/sequestration_no_no_shaffer/

 

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

 

                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

Climate Proress, September 28, 2013
 ▶   GIANT HORNETS ARE BECOMING KILLERS IN HISTORIC HEAT-WAVES HITTING CHINA
Over the last few weeks, giant, deadly hornets have killed more than two dozen people in China, the result of bizarre weather patterns there that have allowed the bugs to proliferate.
This summer, China suffered through massive heat waves, breaking records in places like Shanghai, Changsha, and Hangzhou in July, and affecting 700 million people through August. This has lead to dozens of heatstroke deaths, and, now, increasingly aggressive giant insects... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/28/2696221/thumb-sized-hornets-attack-warming-2/


 

 

  ▶▶▶ OTHER PRIME FACTORS PRESSING DOWN ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECT .....

 

▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

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

 ▶   BIOFUELS: RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/4oTTov

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

 

 

 ▶   WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

   ▶    "TERRACIDE: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  WHY ARE GOOGLE AND SONY TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS? http://sco.lt/5msbc9

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

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

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
▶  WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8CQiaf

 

 

 

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

 

May 10, 2013

▶  WORLD HITS 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - HIGHEST IN 50 MILLION YEARS http://sco.lt/7yyCx7

 

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

 

 ▶AND ON "CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY"

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

 

 

▶FOR MORE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

 

                                                     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/

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                    -- WATCH--


             ▶  CALL OF LIFE: FACING THE MASS EXTINCTION  (2010)

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

 

 

 

 

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Климат планеты зависит от её альбедо,альбедо зависит от формы.Антропогенный фактор является ускорителем глобального изменения климата.Рост внутреннего ядра Земли bit.ly/LW2KOJ деформирует земную кору изнутри http://earth-chronicles.com and http://www.earthiles.com/news.php?
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A Culture Separated from Nature Cannot Survive. Bankrupting Nature

A Culture Separated from Nature Cannot Survive.  Bankrupting Nature | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

January 6, 2013 - Nation of Change

A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE

▶  The United States comes from a long tradition of cultural values that are based on the idea of separation from nature. Nature is something to overcome, to be controlled.... http://www.nationofchange.org/culture-separated-nature-1357489009

 

Yale Global

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

 

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


                         POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT

         IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US

                                          http://sco.lt/5Vy9kP

 

 The Tyee, February 18, 2012

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

 

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


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

 


▶  HAVE HUMANS CAUSED A NEW GEOLOGICAL ERA?  DEMARKING THE ANTHROPOCENE - TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

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


▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: 

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


-▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7uqwzZ



                                BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM: THIS TIME WITH MEANING  http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



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

 

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


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

 

                                                      WATCH

▶  A STUNNING VIDEO OF HUMANITY'S EFFECT ON EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3971523908/watch-a-stunning-video-of-humanity-s-effect-on-earth



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


YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
 ▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

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/

 

 

▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/7WQs6


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 

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



                                                        EBOLA

HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMAL PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAL FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/8AcxIP


 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 

 ▶  YOU CAN ONLY BE AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN - THAILAND VILLAGE SHOWS US THE WAY - UNDP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994797296/you-can-only-be-as-well-as-the-environment-you-live-in-thailand-village-shows-us-the-way-undp


 

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


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

 

-▶ IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT


                                                   WATCH

              A STUNNING VIDEO OF HUMANITY'S EFFECT ON EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3971523908/watch-a-stunning-video-of-humanity-s-effect-on-earth

 


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

 

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


 ▶  2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700874778/2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth

 

                                                    WATCH

                                            A Lovely WATCH:

                    "ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" (BBC) 

                                           http://sco.lt/7KAzdh

 

                                                      FILM

                             Winner of Best Short Documentary

                   REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - An Orangutan's journey 

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS: 

                        Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                             http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


 

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



                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


-▶  STOP RAZING AND BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb



▶  WEB OF LIFE UNRAVELLING, WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST SAYS http://sco.lt/6aoTbd

 


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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


                                                       FILM

                          "HOME" An Exquisite Story of Our Planet http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


 

                                                  

 

 

 

 

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

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

September 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

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

 

                                                 VIDEO

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

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

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

 

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

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

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

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

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

THE FINALIZATION OF NATURE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

June 26, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

September 3, 2013 - Think Progress

"WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Ferananda's comment, September 15, 2013 8:28 PM
Totally agree with you all. @alison who are stewards you are aware of?
pdjmoo's curator insight, January 5, 7:32 PM

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

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

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

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Plants Sold To Consumers As 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides

Plants Sold To Consumers As 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Stream Organic
▶ BEES DYING BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4943-news-canada-bees-dying-by-the-millions.html

 

▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN 'BEE-FRIENDLY' PLANTS SOLD AT U.S. GARDEN CENTERS NATIONWIDE ... http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

▶ THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

August 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth
▶ GARDENERS BEWARE:  "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS MAY BE POISONING YOUR GARDEN http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

August 15, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
GARDEN CENTERS SELL BEE-ATTRACTANT PLANTS WITH PESTICIDE RESIDUES TOXIC TO BEES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11566

 

August 14, 2013 Common Dreams

▶ ARE THE PLANTS YOU'RE BUYING TO HELP BEES ACTUALLY KILLING THEM? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/14-9

 

August 14, 2013 Friends of The Earth
▶ PILOT STUDY FINDS PLANTS SOLD AS "BEE FRIENDLY" PRETREATED WITH PESTICIDES WITHOUT WARNING LABELS http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

August 15, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶ GARDENERS BEWARE: "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS MAY BE POISONING BEES (AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS/BIRDS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/gardeners-beware-beefrien_b_3757020.html

 

June 24, 2013 EcoWatch
▶ 50,000 BUMBLEBEES, 300 COLONIES DEAD AFTER NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE IN OREGON, USA  http://ecowatch.com/2013/50000-bumblebees-dead-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

 

July 3, 2013 Nature World News

▶ GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PETICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

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

 

 

                                         GARDENERS BEWARE

August 12, 2013 Ecowatch
▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS SOLD AT GARDEN CENTER NATIONWIDE http://ecowatch.com/2013/plants-sold-bee-friendly-pretreated-with-pesticides/

                                                FULL REPORT:

http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

 

 

 

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

 

August 27, 2013 Greenpeace EU Unit
▶ SYNGENTA TAKES EU COMMISSION TO COURT OVER BAN OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2013/Syngenta-challenges-EU-ban-of-bee-killing-pesticide/

 

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

A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids (neonics), which are used in agriculture and also for cosmetic purposes on garden plants, as a key factor in recent global bee die-offs. Beekeepers across the country reported losses of 40-90 percent of their bees last winter. The European Union is set to suspend the use of three neonic pesticides later this year, after a scientific review by European Food Safety Authority found that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees.

 

France24 News, December 24, 2013
▶ BENEFIT OF BEES EVEN BIGGER THAN THOUGHT  http://www.france24.com/en/20131204-benefit-bees-even-bigger-thought

 

 

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

 

▶ 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

 

August 15, 2014 NBC

▶ EPA ISSUES NEW PESTICIDE LABELS TO WARN ABOUT HAZARDS TO BEES - BUT WHAT ELSE ARE THEY KILLING? http://www.nbcnews.com/science/epa-issues-new-pesticide-labels-warn-about-hazards-bees-6C10931490

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                THE FULL SCOOP ON BEES HERE....

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

                     Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

     

May 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth Blog

▶ BEE AND POLLINATOR DIE-OFF WORSENING: NEONICOTINOID-TREATED SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2013-03-worst-bee-die-off-in-40-years

 

 

                        -------------MASSIVE BEE DEATHS ------------

 

▶ PESTICIDES: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD BUMBLEBEES, HONEYBEES, LADYBUG AND OTHER INSECTS FOUND IN OREGON PARKING LOT http://ow.ly/mfdsC

 

June 26, 2013 Owensound SunTimes
▶ CANADA: ALMOST 40 MILLION BEES LOST FROM ELMWOOD FARM http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

 

March 28, 2013 - New York Times
▶ SOARING BEE DEATHS IN 2012 SOUND ALARM ON PESTICIDE INDUSTRY MALADY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

uly 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

 

                                             -- NEONICOTINOIDS --

 

                                                      VIDEO

▶ NEONICOTINOIDS BANNED IN EU: HOW THEY HARM BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsCOcvWIOk

 

August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment - George Monbiot
▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE THE NEW DDT KILLING THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/aug/05/neonicotinoids-ddt-pesticides-nature

 

April 10, 2013 - The Organic View - June Stoyer
▶ ARE NEONICOTINOIDS TOO BIG TO BAN? http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/are-neonicotinoids-too-big-to-ban/

 

▶ HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.htm

 

March 21, 2013 The Organic View

▶ THE NEONICOTINOID VIEW:  Peter Jenkins Discusses EPA Lawsuit filed by Beekeepers & Env Groups LISTEN via YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmHcN6w

 

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

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

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

                                    -- THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY ---

 

▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html

 

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

 

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
▶ PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

▶ PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

▶ THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:  New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

                                                WATCH

 VIDEO:

▶ **** POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH  http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
▶ THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

 August 19, 2013 Time Magazine
▶ THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE - Mass Deaths of bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers -- and your favorite foods
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:31 PM

Man cannot ultimately outsmart Mother Nature.

Candy Copeland's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Don't add to the current loss of our Bees by buying these products, our food chain depends on them.

pdjmoo's curator insight, January 30, 5:22 PM

 

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 -▶  ON YOUR FOOD, PESTICIDES AND THE TRAGEDY OF PESTICIDE FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=why+is+our+food+being+made+and+modified



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  CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND 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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Secretive Trans-Pacific trade deal is awful for the environment -- and YOU - WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

Secretive Trans-Pacific trade deal is awful for the environment -- and YOU - WHAT YOU MUST KNOW | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

TreeHugge, January 16, 2014

4 WAYS THE PACIFIC TRADE DEAL IS AWFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environmental groups have big concerns with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.,,,http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-ways-pacific-trade-deal-awful-environment.html

 

Mongabay, January 16, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS:  TOP SECRET PACIFIC TRADE AGREEMENT TO SACRIFICE WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0116-hance-tpp-environment.html

 

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                                             STAY INFORMED

 

                                 TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

 ▶ OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVERIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/5G9V0T

 

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 ▶ ARE YOU EATING CLONED PIG?  CLONING FOOD ANIMALS ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE:  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET - UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/5mHzqz

 

                                                         VIDEO:

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

 

                                               SHARK FIN SOUP

 ▶  100 MILLION SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%...COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

POLLUTION - LAND AND WATER

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

 

POLLUTION - CLIMATE CHANGE

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW, HIGHLY DISTURBING INTERNATONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/58qhhh

 

 ▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/7Tiyo5

 

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

 

 ▶  DEFORESTATON AND EXTINCTIONS http://sco.lt/4yRATR

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, CSR, Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Community

Corporations have a responsibility to be mindful of their impact on both environmental and human health

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

 

▶YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: Latest on BiotechAg, GMOs, Pesticides, Chemicals, CAFOs, BigAg -

The Health of Humans is Reflected in the Health of Our Natural Environment and Food Production Sources 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticideshttp://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

▶CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL - 

Human-Caused Climate Change Should Be A Wake-up Call to Us All. One Planet, One Environment, One Humanity http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanetOUR

 

▶ OCEANS NEED US - To The Last Fish: Our Oceans Are Emptying. Our Oceans Are Dying   http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans: Ecosystems, Wildlife, Rivers, Water, Forests - 

The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth –  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

May 13, 2013 Forests News

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

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

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

 

                                                  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


DW.DE April 14, 2014
▶  HOW NEPAL'S COMMUNITY FORESTS FIGHT POVERTY AND DEFORESTATION  http://www.dw.de/global-ideas-tourism-wildlife-conservation-biodiversity/a-18379931


Sydney Environment Institute, March 24, 2015
-▶ SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL IN FOOD SYSTEMS WHERE PEOPLE MATTER 

http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/blog/small-is-beautiful-in-food-systems-where-people-matter/


World Resources Institute, July 24, 2014
-▶ COMMUNITY FORESTS:  AN UNDERVALUED APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION. — Strengthening the rights of forest communities. Governments around the world legally recognize at least 513 million hectares of community forests, land held collectively by either rural populations or Indigenous Peoples. http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/07/community-forests-undervalued-approach-climate-change-mitigation


AgriCultures Network, December 2014
-▶ THE RICH DIVERSITY OF FOREST FOODS Our living planet is on the cusp of a critical transition. An era of relentless exploitation of non-renewable fossil resources must soon yield to an age of regenerating our living biological wealth and to a culture of nurture.

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/india/nutrition/rich-diversity-of-forest-foods


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


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

 

                                                       WATCH

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


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

 

                                                        WATCH

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

 

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



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


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


The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013

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


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



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

 

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


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


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Mongabay, June 30, 2014

-▶ OIL PALM PLANTATIONS DEGRADE LOCAL WATER QUALITY RELATIVE TO COMMUNITY FORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0630-oil-palm-plantation-water-quality.html

 

YES Magazine, July 30, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS SEED SAVERS GATHER IN THE ANDES, AGREE TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BIODIVERSITY. “Small-scale and indigenous farmers rarely get access to seeds in corporate gene banks. So seed exchange between farmers is important to enable them to [experiment with] new seed varieties” Working with scientists has been an emotional, challenging process, Mamani said. “Scientists would just take seeds from us, not recognizing our knowledge.” http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/indigenous-seed-savers

 

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

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


The Independent, October 22, 2014
-▶ BRITAIN HAS ONLY 100 HARVESTS LEFT IN ITS FARM SOIL AS SCIENTISTS WARN OF GROWING 'AGRICULTURAL CRISIS' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-facing-agricultural-crisis-as-scientists-warn-there-are-only-100-harvests-left-in-our-farm-soil-9806353.html

 

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


 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

 

 July 31, 2012 UNEARTH News

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


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

 

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

 

 

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


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

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

 

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

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                        UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

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



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

 

                              HOW NOT TO 'FEED THE WORLD'

                                         http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

                                      THE HUNGER GAMES

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

 

 

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

 

THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7vsgzp

 

 

                                                        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

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 24, 2013 CIFOR Forest

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


                                                   BOLIVIA 

FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO GIVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EARTH
                                          http://sco.lt/83jybZ



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

 

May 16, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

TriplePundit, October 11, 2013

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



July 17, 2013 UnEarth News

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


April 30, 2013 GRAIN —

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

 

                                               LAND GRABS:

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

 

                                            DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                                -BIOFUELS

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

 

                                                   VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

December 6, 2012 - Inter Press Service

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

 

April 17, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ CONSERVATION POLICIES THAT BOOST FARM YIELDS MAY ULTIMATELY UNDERMINE FOREST PROTECTION, Study Argues http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0417-redd-intensification.html

 

 

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

 

                                             WATCH:

                     CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                          CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

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

 

May 10, 2013

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

 

 

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

                                    CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

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

 

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


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


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

 

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

 

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

 

                              -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

         Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                                                   BIG FOOD:

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

 

 

                     -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                   http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

                              REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                         AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                      Winner of Best Short Documentary

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

pdjmoo's insight:

   

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


A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE:
AgriCultures Network (@agriculturesnet)  http://ow.ly/JscXx

                              http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/


 

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

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

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

 ---- REDD-MONITOR

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

 

MORE ON FORESTS

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




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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Danielle and Maddie's curator insight, April 9, 12:02 AM

Danielle and Maddie's insight:

 

 The poorest members of society only can fine things from the forests which contribute to the members that are very poor. By the title of saying feast or feminine in some African countries women are treated as less then men like her that woman is getting food for the family she has. I think this goes under economic because the poorest people out there still have to figure out a way to live and don't complain.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
Scoop.it!

Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems

Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

                             THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF

                  WORTHY OF YOUR DEEP CONSIDERATION


TINKERING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP OF NATURAL WORLD IS NOT A "SPORT".  THERE IS NO BASELINE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON OUR WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH. ONCE RELEASED INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECALL. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD.  FREE LICENSE WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY COULD CREATE YET UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES.


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


The Harvard group, in a paper published in the journal eLife, http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401 described a technology called a “gene drive.” It would allow scientists to make changes to the DNA of organisms that would spread rapidly in the wild.


Council for Responsible Genetics

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE ETHICAL, LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

 The purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights is to introduce a global dialogue on the fundamental values that have been put at risk by new applications of genetics. A basic set of common principles is essential for creating a framework for understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

New genetic technologies pose unprecedented challenges to human integrity, individual liberty and the health of the biosphere. Since the questions that these technologies raise affect all of us, there is a pressing need to ensure the public is brought into the process of regulation and governance.... http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Projects/CurrentProject.aspx?projectId=5



Biosafety Information Centre, November 24, 2014
 -▶ ALTERING WILD POPULATIONS THROUGH "GENE DRIVES" - WEIGHING THE RISKS. Because gene drives offer the prospect of manipulating many generations of a wild species, the risks have to be very carefully weighed against the potential benefits. In a paper published in the journal eLife, scientists from Havard call for public debate on gene drives. Given the potential for gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems, they affirm that the development of this technology must include robust safeguards and methods of control.   http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1117


The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014
 -▶ HARVARD SCIENTISTS WANT GENE-MANIPULATION DEBATE   http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/07/17/harvard-scientists-propose-gene-technology-that-could-alter-organisms-wild/Ae4XBtXhwOLOeKPQlabbcP/story.html


Science, July 17, 2014
 -▶ REGULATING GENE DRIVES. Genes in sexually reproducing organisms normally have, on average, a 50% chance of being inherited, but some genes have a higher chance of being inherited. These genes can increase in relative frequency in a population even if they reduce the odds that each organism will reproduce. Aided by technological advances, scientists are investigating how populations might be altered by adding, disrupting, or editing genes or suppressed by propagating traits that reduce reproductive capacity (1, 2). Potential beneficial uses of such “gene drives” include reprogramming mosquito genomes to eliminate malaria, reversing the development of pesticide and herbicide resistance, and locally eradicating invasive species. However, drives may present environmental and security challenges as well as benefits.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/626


                                        ORIGINAL REPORT

                                          eLife, July 17, 2014
CONCERNING RNA-GUIDED GENE DRIVES FOR THE ALTERATION OF WILD POPULATIONS.
RNA-guided gene drives could potentially prevent the spread of disease, support agriculture by reversing pesticide and herbicide resistance in insects and weeds, and control damaging invasive species. However, the possibility of unwanted ecological effects and near-certainty of spread across political borders demand careful assessment of each potential application. We call for thoughtful, inclusive, and well-informed public discussions to explore the responsible use of this currently theoretical technology. http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ 194 COUNTRIES URGE REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW  In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/



Center for Food Safety, November 07, 2014
 -▶ POORLY TESTED GENE SILENCING TECHNOLOGY TO QUIETLY ENTER FOOD SUPPLY WITH SIMPLOT POTATO -- UNLABELED

 http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3594/poorly-tested-gene-silencing-technology-to-enter-food-supply-with-simplot-potato#


Ensia, September 18, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF GMOs: IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON ITS WAY TO OUR FARMS, MARKETS AND TABLES?  UNREGULATED, UNLABELED !! http://ensia.com/features/a-new-generation-of-gmos/


▶  RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling... http://sco.lt/6n7JtB


Inter Press Service, October 09, 2014
-▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS. While biotechnology has been portrayed as a panacea for climate change and other societal ills, critics say these claims are largely unproven. “We are recommending a moratorium on the environmental release and the commercial use of synthetic biology, specifically because of the lack of international regulations and virtual lack of environmental and safety assessments anywhere in the world..." http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/synthetic-biology-could-open-a-whole-new-can-of-worms/

Biosafety Information Centre, October 09, 2014
-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1100



▶ TRANSGENES -- MOVING WITHOUT CONTROL

To the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Urgent request to address and halt the spread of genetically organisms into the environment! http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/


The Atlantic, September 25, 2014
 -▶ BEYOND GMOs:  THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. Experts consulted for a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project say potential risks demanding more research range from the creation of “new or more vigorous pests and pathogens” to “causing irreparable loss or changes in species diversity or genetic diversity within species.” http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/beyond-gmos-the-rise-of-synthetic-biology/380770/?single_page=true


Global Research, February 04, 2015
-▶ NEW GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREE APPROVED BY US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) WITH NO ASSESSMENTS

http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-genetically-modified-tree-approved-by-us-department-of-agriculture-usda-with-no-assessments/5429467


-▶ GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/84F6mn


                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/


▶  THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria


SciDev.Net, October 10, 2012

▶  THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY URGES PRECAUTION IN EMERGING FIELD OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://www.scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/biodiversity-meeting-calls-for-more-science-based-information-.html


Biosafety Information Centre, October 28, 2014
▶ CBD PARTIES URGED TO REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.  In a significant decision on synthetic biology, COP 12 urged Parties to take a precautionary approach, and to establish effective measures to regulate the environmental release of any organisms, components or products resulting from synthetic biology techniques... http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1106


Friends of the Earth, March 13, 2012
 -▶ GLOBAL COALITION CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2012-03-global-coalition-calls-oversight-synthetic-biology


▶ STOP THE SPREAD OF TRANSGENES: Start of an international call to stop uncontrolled genetically engineered organisms spreading  into the environment!  http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/?q=node/21


Friends of The Earth
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  http://www.foe.org/search-results?x=0&y=0&q=synthetic+biology


KQED Quest Sciece, October 02, 2014
 -▶ GLOWING PLANTS?  CITY STREETS LIT BY TREES??! UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT.  CROSS CONTAMINATION DANGERS Scientists are worried that the plants will spread with unknown effects on soil, pollinators, native plants, birds, insects and other wildlife http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE -- ALTERING LIFE WITH NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT. What Impact Will they Have When Released Into Natural Environment? Can They Be Recalled If Cross-Contamination results?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


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



                                 THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE

EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TyUmv


 

▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE AND FOOD WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED  http://sco.lt/7pchOL


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                              France24, May 19, 2014
                            PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE?

http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/


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March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
▶  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

 

Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

 

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-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES "BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT:  Climate Connections http://climate-connections.org/2012/04/30/obama-administration-issues-bioeconomy-blueprint/


May 5, 2012

-▶ OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations


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 -▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com


                                   WATCH MOVIE TRAILER
                       "SPLICING" - COULD IT BE OUR FUTURE
           Splicing Human DNA Leads to Terrible, Terrible Things
http://video.wired.com/watch/splicing-human-dna-leads-to-terrible-terrible?mbid=marketing_paid_tp_cne_oo_outbrain

 

June 13, 2013 Reuters
-▶ USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be


Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html


Science Insider, October 3, 2013
▶  COMPANY'S 'DESIGNER BABY' PATENT DIVIDE BIO-ETHICISTS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/10/companys-designer-baby-patent-divides-bioethicists


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                                                       VIDEO

▶ GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI, SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90



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                                     BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD

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 ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz


January 5, 2013 - The Guardian
INVITRO BURGERS: INSIDE THE MEAT LAB" - THE FUTURE OF FOOD  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/05/the-future-of-food


▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

-▶  BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php


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


The Guardian, October 29, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


▶ UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA: THE DANGERS OF VITAMIN A FORTIFICATION AND OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/9KuWav


                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                  A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                        http://sco.lt/510SOX


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February 25, 2013 Intern Daily

-▶  GROWING MEDICINES IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT REQUIRES STRICT NEW REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Growing_medicines_in_plants_requires_new_regulations_999.html


▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v

 


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

 - ▶  THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

 ▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


 

 -▶ UPROAR IN THE USA: DO GLOWING ANIMALS, HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://sco.lt/8p47UH

 

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

                   ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS

                                              http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 - ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

 ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
NOW "MUTAGENESIS" -  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO "MUTANT" SEED BREEDING

Mutagenesis deletes and rearranges hundreds or thousands of genes randomly, spawning mutations that are less precise than GMOs. ... The process, which faces almost no regulation, creates opportunities for companies to grab a bigger share of the $34 billion global commercial seed market. But some scientists say mutant crops are more likely to pose health risks than genetically modified ones.

All breeding techniques can create plants with increased levels of naturally occurring toxins or with proteins known to cause allergic reactions....Reports from the National Academy of Sciences, representing the consensus of experts in the field, say the risk of creating unintended health effects is greater from mutagenesis than any other technique, including genetic modification. ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

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



Truthout, January 08, 2014

 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 



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


 -▶  UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS in the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/


 -▶  KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE
http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

▶   -----SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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

Guardian, January 30, 2014
-▶  -----  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MONKEYS CREATED WITH CUT AND PASTE DNA http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/30/genetically-modified-monkeys-cut-and-paste-dna-alzheimers-parkinsons

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

April 28, 2013 The Hindu
▶   SCIENTISTS TO GENETICALLY MODIFY COWS TO REMOVE THEIR HORNS http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/scientists-to-genetically-modify-cows-to-remove-their-horns/article4663180.ece

-▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD: CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

 

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, September 24, 2014 4:42 AM


BIOTECHNOLOGY IS STREAKING AHEAD WITH NO REGULATION, LITTLE OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING - WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH?  CAN IT BE RECALLED IF MAYHEM BREAKS OUT  OR THROUGH CROSS-CONTAMINATON?  WHAT ARE THE BASE-LINES FOR ETHICAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY?

Fran Exposito's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:27 AM

The Council for Responsible Genetics represents the public interest and fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies.

Founded in 1983, CRG is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

The objective of CRG is to protect public access to biotechnology and  patents. These are topics we have studied and as we can see in spite of being regulated by laws there are some organizations who are focused on ethics related to biotechnology access, patient data protection...

Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, November 27, 2014 7:21 AM

Manipulation of human genes creates new threats to the health of individuals and their offspring, and endangers human rights, privacy and dignity.

Genes, other constituents of life, and genetically modified organisms themselves are rapidly being patented and turned into objects of commerce. This commercialization of life is veiled behind promises to cure disease and feed the hungry.

People everywhere have the right to participate in evaluating the social and biological implications of the genetic revolution and in democratically guiding its applications.

To protect our human rights and integrity and the biological integrity of the earth, we, therefore, propose this Genetic Bill of Rights.

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Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar

Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The World Post, January 26, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEY BEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY : THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR.

    Australia's hottest spring on record has spawn droughts and intense heatwaves; it has been disastrous for honeybees as their hives are melting whilst temperatures soar.

    Plants have responded to the stifling heatwaves this summer (2014) across the Australian continent by substantially lowering nectar production. Bees require nectar to make honey -- their only food source.

Aussie honeybees are also contending with another crisis this summer as climate disruption has their colonies operating in an emergency mode. Bees store their honey in honeycomb cells made of beeswax, which is now melting because daytime temperatures regularly exceed 95 degrees F.

    It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."  There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods.

    Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

 

CGIAR, January 28, 2014
 -▶ IPBES PUTS BIODIVERSITY AND POLLINATION FRONT AND CENTER WATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMS http://wle.cgiar.org/blog/2014/01/28/ipbes-puts-biodiversity-pollination-front-centre/

 

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

 

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

 

The Sacramento Bee, February 01, 2014
 -▶ PROLONGED DROUGHT FORCES BIRDS FROM CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY FIELDS http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/31/6117139/prolonged-drought-forces-birds.html

 

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite  Bloomberg

 

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

TriplePundit, January 27, 2012
 -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/

 

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

 

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

 

                               Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00

                  THE  EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                   http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

-▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ

 

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

 

                                            BATTLE FOR THE BEES

Millions of Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                http://sco.lt/8uA025

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014
  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

 

                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE  http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

▶  AUSTRALIA BURNING: Australia bushfires rage out of control - VIDEO http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

                                                    WATCH

                        -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl


                           --- MORE OF MY FAVORITES VIDEOS --

 

                                                        WATCH

                                      November 30, 2011 NOVA
                    "THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES"

Follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

 Program Description
Orange-and-black wings fill the sky as NOVA charts one of nature's most remarkable phenomena: the epic migration of monarch butterflies across North America. To capture a butterfly's point of view, NOVA’s filmmakers used a helicopter, ultralight, and hot-air balloon for aerial views along the transcontinental route. This wondrous annual migration,
... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/journey-butterflies.html

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                            April 10, 2013 NOVA - Four Part Series
-                         ▶  AUSTRALIA: FIRST 4 BILLION YEARS:

One of the strangest landscapes on Earth reveals our planet’s complex history .. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html

Program Description
Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of our planet's origins than Australia. NOVA's four-part "Australia's First 4 Billion Years" takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the land "down under," the one island continent that has got it all. Join NOVA on the ultimate Outback road trip, an exploration of the history of the planet as seen through the window of the Australian continent... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html

 


 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, January 28, 2014 3:35 AM

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China is the world's biggest honey producer and it will supply Australia with honey. China, however, uses many banned chemicals and faux honey syrups so Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be faced with additional costs of thoroughly examining and testing thousands of tons of imported honey. India and Malaysia are other honey exporting nations vying to supply Australia. This much we know about climate disruption: The price of Australian food is set to rise, again.

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."

There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods. Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops.

 

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Earth Dr Reese Halter is a broadcaster, biologist, educator and author of The Incomparable Honeybee and The Economics of Pollination.

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A WAKE-UP WATCH: "Inside the Great Garbage Patch of the World" - The Plastic Curse

A WAKE-UP WATCH: "Inside the Great Garbage Patch of the World"  - The Plastic Curse | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                      WATCH

                       "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

                                           The Plastic Curse

A documentary that will give you an honest idea of how much contamination we are generating and how quickly we have to halt it in order to withstand the future.

 Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic. Civilization is plainly on an irrational course and the situation currently is close to hopeless. If we don't fix what we're doing to the oceans we'll ruin the building blocks of life.

Everything we share, which is the ocean, belongs not to corporations or any individual. It belongs to the world as a whole and that's getting trashed. When we start losing those resources we'll lose our very quality of life. Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. We'll also lose the ability our future generations to enjoy the quality of life that we were fortunate enough to have.

....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/


Planet Experts, January 16, 2015
-▶ HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS ENTERING THE OCEAN? http://www.planetexperts.com/much-plastic-entering-ocean/



Environment Health Perspectives, February 2015 Issue
▶   REPORT: NEW LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN? MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION AND SEAFOOD SAFETY http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/123-a34/



New Scientist, February 12, 2015
▶   OCEANS SWALLOWED 13 MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC IN 2010. Vast floating islands of plastic are just a drop in the ocean compared with what's lurking deeper down. Between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic debris entered the marine environment in 2010 - and most of it is under water. What's more, without improvements in the way we manage waste, it could be 10 times as much each year by 2025... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26958-oceans-swallowed-13-million-tonnes-of-plastic-in-2010.html

 

NRDC SWITCHBOARD, May 15, 2014
▶   LOS ANGELES KIDS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:  "CLEAN UP OUR OCEAN"  THE URGENT PROBLEM OF PLASTIC & MARINE LITTER. Plastic marine pollution is a daunting crisis for the marine environment, with devastating effects....an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enters the ocean each year.  Plastic forms a large portion of our waste stream and typically does not biodegrade in the marine environment.  And it has a wide range of adverse environmental and economic impacts, from wildlife deaths and degraded coral reefs to billions of dollars in cleanup costs, damage to vessels, and lost tourism and fisheries revenues. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/los_angeles_kids_send_a_messag.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

              "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/9KDREf

 

 

University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 -- AND WE THEN EAT THEM http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/

 

Washington Post, April 29, 2012

▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?

Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat, scientists say. In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn’t been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trace-chemicals-in-everyday-food-packaging-cause-worry-over-cumulative-threat/2012/04/16/gIQAUILvMT_story.html

 

▶  FDA’s DECISION ON ( Bisphenol A) EXPOSES CATCH 22  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22

 

 Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014
▶   PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

 

                                          MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV


 

 ▶   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz


 

- ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

Phys.org, January 9, 2013

▶   PLASTIC WILL POLLUTE OUR OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS Australia's plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn't matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins... http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html

 

▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

Ghent University, May 07, 2014
▶   UNDERWATER ROBOT SHOWS 'DEPTH' OF MARINE DEBRIS PROBLEM  http://www.ugent.be/en/news/bulletin/underwater-robot-shows-depth-of-marine-debris-problem

 

Nation of Change, May 14, 2014
▶   GARBAGE LAND USA:  590,000,000,000 POUNDS OF WASTE GENERATED ANNUALLY Less than 20% of that is reused or recycled. The elimination of food waste alone could feed an additional 1 billion people a year. With all this detritus piling up, it is time to take a look at what we can do differently, and waste not, the resources, which are quickly dwindling on this planet...http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

 

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

 

▶  THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

                                                       WATCH

               "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                        BEYOND RECYCLING

                                        http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9

 

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

 

▶   WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L


Utne, May 2014
▶   BLAMING NATURE:  WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS ARE CAUSED BY US http://www.utne.com/environment/natural-disasters-ze0z1405zsau.aspx#axzz31dB2gikB

 

 

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

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                  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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Deep sea mining rush moves closer as ice melts: devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems

Deep sea mining rush moves closer as ice melts:  devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 17, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER

The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer....  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22546875


Greenpeace New Zealand, October 01, 2014
TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP DEEP SEA OIL - #StopStatoil
http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/take-action/Take-action-online/Statoil_Northland/


Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


EcoWatch, August 11, 2014
-▶ EXXON STARTS 'MOST CONTROVERSIAL OIL RIGS IN THE WORLD' http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/

June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html


▶ Oceana, July 18, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN. CLEARS WAY FOR DYNAMITE-LIKE BLASTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL & GAS OFF EAST COAST, IGNORES LOCAL OPPOSITION & THREATS TO FISHERIES, ECONOMIES & MARINE MAMMALS http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releases/obama-admin-clears-way-for-dynamite-like-blasts-to-search-for-oil-gas-off-east-coast-igno


  ▶  WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SONAR A DEADLY MIX:  MASS DEATHS, STRANDINGS RESEARCH SHOWS http://sco.lt/8QTS65

 

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          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

       OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/85k9th

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                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3

 

▶  DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT:  POST BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL:  UNHEALTHY OCEANS AND MORE http://sco.lt/7OtO9h

 


 

PRI Living On Earth, June 10, 2014
▶  DEEP SEABED MINING IS NEW, LIGHTLY REGULATED AND RISK DEVASTATING DEEP, UNKNOWN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. - AN EXPERIMENT THAT COULD GO VERY WRONG. “We all know that mining on land has all sorts of environmental impacts. It’s very difficult to contain mine tailings, even on land. In the ocean, which, of course, is a fluid environment with all these currents, we can expect widespread pollution.”  ...We can expect other ill effects, too — everything from smothering of deep sea creatures with sediment to light pollution, which in the deep sea will have an impact on creatures that have evolved to live in dark environments. Greenpeace is calling for protection measures to be put in place now, before the “experiment” begins.http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-10/deep-seabed-mining-new-and-lightly-regulated-ecological-experiment

 

  Global Possibilities, February 21, 2014

▶  SCIENTISTS WARN OF DEEP-SEA MINING'S DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/scientists-warn-of-deep-sea-minings-destructive-potential/

 

                                           INTERACTIVE VIDEO

                                     March 13, 2013 BBC News -

DEEP SEA MINING RISKS DESTRUCTION OF YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21787098

 

May 20, 2013 PRI The World

▶  DEEP SEA MINING: ECONOMIC BONANZA OR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER? http://www.theworld.org/2013/05/deep-sea-mining-economic-bonanza-or-environmental-boondoggle/

 

 

Guardian Envronment, April 09, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING -- THE GOLD RUSH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.  SEE WHAT IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING WILL HAVE ON MARINE LIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/apr/08/deep-sea-mining-the-gold-rush-on-the-ocean-floor

 

 

Green Left Weekly, July 21, 2014
▶  NEW DEEP MINING TECHNIQUE A THREAT IN THE PACIFIC: LUST FOR DEEP SEA RICHES COULD SPARK PACIFIC MINING BOOM https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56901

 

 BBC News, February 17, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING MUST RESPONSIBLY RESPECT ECOSYSTEMS. Scientists call for a "new stewardship" of the deep sea.
   Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea. The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25638838

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
▶  WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship

 

November 7, 2012 SciDevNet
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION AND DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN BED ECOSYSTEMS INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/opinions/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html

 

                                 DEEP SEA MINING - WIKIPEDIA

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

 

 

 July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/


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

 ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x


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Guardian, January 5, 2014

▶  GREENLAND EXPLORES ARCTIC MINERAL RICHES AMID FEAR FOR PRISTINE REGION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/05/greenland-mines-arctic-fears-pristine-environment

 

 

The Guardian, October 24, 2013
▶  GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining

 

Popular Science,The Future Now, November 20, 2012
▶  HOW TO MINE THE SEA FLOOR:  REMOTELY OPERATED EXCAVATORS FOR MINING IN THE ABYSS http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-10/remotely-operated-excavators-mining-abyss

 

                                                      WATCH

▶ WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT LIFE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-gallo/underwater-astonishments_b_3362126.html

 

 Global Possibilities, February 21, 2014

▶  SCIENTISTS WARN OF DEEP-SEA MINING'S DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/scientists-warn-of-deep-sea-minings-destructive-potential/

 

 February 20, 2012 The Ecologist
▶  THE NEW SPECIES THREATENED BY DEEP-SEA MINING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1252002

 

Guardian Envronment, April 09, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING -- THE GOLD RUSH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.  SEE WHAT IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING WILL HAVE ON MARINE LIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/apr/08/deep-sea-mining-the-gold-rush-on-the-ocean-floor

 

SciDev.Net, August 28, 2012
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/global/earth-science/opinion/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html

 

Reuters, December 17, 2013

 ▶ ANTARCTICA MAY HAVE A NEW TYPE OF ICE:  DIAMONDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-antarctica-diamonds-idUSBRE9BG0XF20131217

 

January 14, 2013 SciDevNet
 ▶ SHOULD DEEP-SEA MINING GO AHEAD IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA? http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/features/should-deep-sea-mining-go-ahead-in-papua-new-guinea-.html

 

 

▶  LET’S END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP OCEAN - http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/

 

 September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/

 

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/



                           EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                          "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                            How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                                   For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

           In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of

                                         Interdependent Ecosystems

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


 

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                                                       OCEANS  

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                                            SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING

                      AND WHALES, SEA CREATURES ARE A DEADLY MIX

                                The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

                                                 http://sco.lt/7XdRMP

 

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                                                 VIDEO FOOTAGE

                         Mother Nature Network, March 04, 2014

▶  CAPTURED FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIFE IN UNEXPLORED DEEP OCEAN TRENCH SHOWS CREATURES THRIVING AT 23,000 FEET DEEP. Exploring how future changes in the ocean's systems due to climate change and other factors is affecting life throughout the ocean's depths. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/video-captures-first-glimpse-of-life-in-unexplored-deep

 

 

 Grind TV, November 25, 2013

▶  INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN. AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN ECO SYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6yvlEf

 

▶  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF OUR OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://sco.lt/6w0TLd

 

Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.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/

 

  

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                                      CORPORATE LAND MINING

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


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


These Mega Corporations Operate With Little or No Regulation or Oversight and Are Not Held To Account For the Destruction,  They answer to no government or society for their ecocidal activities left behind in their wake.   They throw big money around to the corrupt, innocent and the ignorant until it is too late, the contract has been signed,  This is Corporate Ecocide At It's Worst and Must Be Reigned For The Sake of Life in both our oceans, forests and wetlands.

 

 

▶  WEST PAPUA - MASSIVE EXPLOITATION BY MINING CORPORATIONS/ Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). The international dispute over West Papua during the years after 1949 can be understood in light of the natural resources in the territory, which were far better known to the transnationals than revealed publicly.... http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm

November 2, 2012 Spiegel OnLine

▶  MINING BOOM UNDERWAY IN FINLAND'S FAR NORTH THREATENING FRAGILE WETLANDS http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/mining-boom-underway-in-finland-in-the-search-for-mineral-deposits-a-864561.html

 

Ecowatch, December 30, 2013
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION, MINING, AGRICULTURE AND HYDROPOWER THREATEN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/30/amazon-deforestation-threatens-south-americas-water/

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL

                            AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                               http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

 

▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6eL9sn

 

 ▶  WHEN EARTH IS SCARRED FOREVER - PHOTOS, VIDEOS

http://io9.com/when-earth-is-scarred-forever-495971504

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                              http://sco.lt/630INt

 

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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 

▶  AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO LIMIT OCEAN 'GEOENGINEERING'  http://sco.lt/5zLlLd

 

 

                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

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

 

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

 

 ▶  COMING FAST: GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIV E GLOBAL TRADE PACTS  http://sco.lt/8FToVl



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New Threat to Conservation of Wildlife: "Cyberpoaching" - Extinction Nears

New Threat to Conservation of  Wildlife: "Cyberpoaching" - Extinction Nears | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


 National Geographic, October 10, 2013

  -▶ POACHING TECHNOLOGY ENDANGERS MORE WILDLIFE

A possible hacking incident in India has some concerned that wildlife poachers could use the Internet as another resource for criminal activity... Hackers have broken into the websites of banks, news outlets, social media, and the government, but could key information on the whereabouts of endangered species be targeted as well?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131010-poaching-technology-tigers-endangered-animals-science/


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


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


Mongabay, September 30, 2014
  -▶ JOINT FORCE USES GOOGLE EARTH TO FIND ELEPHANT POACHING CAMPS IN MOZAMBIQUE,  CAPTURES POACHERS IN RAID http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0929-morgan-mozambique-poaching.html


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

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, April 25, 2014

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

 


 

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

 

▶   RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND HUNTING TAKING SPECIES TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7nvEiv


                                                   VIDEO REPORT:

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

 

▶   INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS TO EXTINCTION - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/62hDkX


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

 

 

 

National Geographic, March 04, 2014
-▶  FIRST EVER FATWA ISSUED AGAINST WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140304-fatwa-indonesia-wildlife-trafficking-koran-world/

 

Mongabay, May 25, 2014

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


▶   THE ECONOMICS OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POACHING TRADE - ONE OF THE MOST LUCRATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE BLACK MARKETS IN THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/4q4CB7

 


Environment News Service, July 31, 2014
  -▶ WORLD'S PARK RANGERS MURDERED IN WIDESPREAD 'BUSH WAR'  http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/31/worlds-park-rangers-murdered-in-widespread-bush-war/

 

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

 

 

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

 

Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-

 

                                                      WATCH

             CNN: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS?

                                          http://sco.lt/8A2hkX

 

 

July 10, 2012 Guardian Environment

▶   GUNS WILL NOT WIN THE WAR AGAINST ELEPHANT POACHERS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/africa-wild/2013/jul/09/guns-war-elephant-poachers?CMP=EMCENVEML1631


▶   POACHERS ENLISTING IMPOVERISHED WILDLIFE RANGERS AS ACCOMPLICES IN ELEPHANT AND RHINO KILLINGS http://sco.lt/5UyoUb



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                                                    ELEPHANTS

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

 

 ▶   ELEPHANTS: 10,000 MASSACRED IN GABON ALONE :POVERTY, AS WELL AS GREED KILLING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - http://sco.lt/6REapd

 

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

 

 ▶   A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x


 

 

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

                                                 RHINOS

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

 

 ▶   THE ANIMAL NOBODY WANTS TO KEEP:  THE GROWING EXTINCTION OF THE RHINO http://sco.lt/59edPt

 

▶   WHAT'S HAPPENING TO AFRICA'S RHINO?  http://www.scoop.it/t/what-s-happening-to-the-african-rhino

 

October 10, 2013, WWF

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

 


 

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

                                              TROPHY HUNTING

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

 

▶   TROPHY HUNTING: IT'S IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE  http://www.scoop.it/t/trophy-hunting-in-africa-it-s-impact-on-wildlife-and-people

                                                          VIDEO:

▶   CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY:  LIONS, TIGERS BRED FOR TROPHY HUNTING   http://sco.lt/7Pwfzt

 

▶   FAMILY FUN?? THE GIRAFFE HUNTERS WHO PAY 10,000 POUNDS TO SHOOT THE GENTLE GIANT WITH GUNS AND BOWS...FOR SPORT ....http://allanimalrights.com/giraffe-killing-sprees-for-all-the-family/

 

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

                                                 TIGERS, LIONS

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

 

                                                           VIDEO:

▶   HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

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

 

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

 


                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                            Video, PBSNature

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

 

                                                 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

 

 

              PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST --

                      EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE AND ORANGUTANS

                                 Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                             http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

 

 

▶  ▶  ▶  MORE:

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

 

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

 

 

                ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

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Cloud Forests Fading in the Mist, Their Treasures Little Known

Cloud Forests Fading in the Mist, Their Treasures Little Known | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

August 13, 2013 National Geographic

-▶  CLOUD FORESTS FADING IN THE MIST, THEIR TREASURES LITTLE KNOWN. Cloud-covered evergreen mountain forests are nature's "water towers," providing essential water to wildlife and ecosystems, and harboring a vast range of species.

They are nature's "water towers," providing billions of gallons of fresh, clean, filtered water. They are home to thousands of indigenous peoples, and storehouses of biodiversity, at least 80 percent of which has not yet been catalogued.

Yet in as little as ten years' time, biologists warn, the world's cloud forests—evergreen mountain forests that are almost permanently shrouded in mist and clouds—may be all but gone.

They are being cleared for cattle grazing and coca plantations. Logged to provide fuel for heating and cooking. Paved over and developed to make way for transportation and telecommunications networks. They are being damaged and dried out by air pollutants and global warming   http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0813_cloudforest.html



Real Climate, October 27, 2014
▶  HOW DO TREES CHANGE THE CLIMATE? http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2014/10/how-do-trees-change-the-climate/



WHAT ARE CLOUD FORESTS

Cloud Forests Conservation Education

http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/cf/cf/

 

Mongabay, June 10, 2014
▶  MOUNTAIN FORESTS STORE 40 PERCENT MORE CARBON THAN EXPECTED. "Tropical mountain forests are under heavy human pressure and are experiencing rapid rates of deforestation and degradation. It is well known that tropical mountain forests are biodiversity hotspots as well as playing an important role in downstream water resources. Our study demonstrates that tropical mountain forests are also globally important stores of carbon, providing more justification to protect these forests," http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0610-hance-mountain-forest-carbon.html


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


  -▶  STUDY: WORLD'S MIGHTY GIANTS DYING OFF AT ALARMING RATE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3690136289/study-world-s-mighty-giants-dying-off-at-alarming-rate


Science AAAS, December 17, 2014
-▶  CLOUD FOREST TREES DRINK FROM THE FOG   http://news.sciencemag.org/2012/12/cloud-forest-trees-drink-fog?ref=em



 Huffington Post Hawaii, November 22, 2013
-▶  FOR SALE: ANCIENT HAWAIIAN KOA CLOUD FOREST COULD BE PRESERVED...OR HARVESTED...For only -- wait for it -- $22 million, you can purchase 3,127 acres of beautiful koa cloud forest on Hawaii's Big Island. The cloud forest, which is characterized by persistent low-level clouds, covers almost five square miles on the slopes of Mauna Kea and contains more than 5,000 trees. (For you tree lovers, this includes koa, ohia, mamane, hapuu, and eucylyptus trees.) The property also boasts several private waterfalls -- just to sweeten the deal... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/hawaii-koa-forest-for-sal_n_4347003.html?utm_hp_ref=hawaii&ir=Hawaii

 

 Mongabay, September 18, 2013
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD KILL OFF ANDEAN CLOUD FORESTS, HOME TO THOUSANDS OF SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0918-hance-cloud-forests-climate.html


August 25, 2013 Care2
-▶  NEW SUPER CUTE MAMMAL ALREADY FACES EXTINCTION: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE ANDES IN COLUMBIA AND ECUADOR THREATENED BY DEFORESTATION http://www.care2.com/causes/new-super-cute-mammal-already-faces-extinction.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


                                CLOUD FORESTS - WIKIPEDIA

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

 Great biodiversity, but also preserves the life-support functions of natural ecosystems that sustain life on earth. - See more at: http://www.wltus.org/consanga-cloud-forest#sthash.XlVNxrZW.dpuf


 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

"CANOPY IN THE CLOUDS:

An Introduction To Tropical Montane Cloud Forests http://www.canopyintheclouds.com/learn/

 

Videos:
CLOUD FORESTS AROUND THE WORLD

http://kalmiya.hubpages.com/hub/What-Is-a-Cloud-Forest

 -▶  COSTA RICA: MONTEVERDE'S CLOUD FORESTS  http://www.monteverdeinfo.com/monteverdes-cloud-forests.html

 

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

 

April 16, 2013 SciTechDaily
-▶  CLOUD FORESTS ARE AT RISK OF DESTRUCTION FROM GLOBAL WARMING AND DEFORESTATION http://scitechdaily.com/cloud-forests-are-at-risk-of-destruction-from-global-warming/


August 16, 2013 Intag Cloud Forest Reserve
-▶  ECUADORIAN WESTERN FORESTS THREATENED. Industrial copper mining project threatens to destroy thousands of hectares of primary forests harboring dozens of threatened mammal and bird species http://www.intagcloudforest.com/biodiversity.htm


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

 

             ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE

                    IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS

                                           http://sco.lt/6ePfXN


                                                       VIDEO

                                     "ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR"

                                Seeing The Forests For The Trees

                                             http://sco.lt/8OErrN


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


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




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

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                "ALMA" A JOURNEY INTO THE SOUL OF HUMANITY

A powerful statement about deforestation and  the global industrial economy                         http://sco.lt/60MIAz



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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

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


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


 

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

 

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


-▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET http://sco.lt/6wGoQj



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


 




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Ecocide: A Plague of Deforestation Sweeps Across Southeast Asia with terrible loss of wildlife and biodiversity

Ecocide: A Plague of Deforestation Sweeps Across Southeast Asia with terrible loss of wildlife and biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


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


Redd-Monitor, November 18, 2014
MONEY LOGGING:  AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DESTRUCTION OF SARAWAK'S FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/11/18/money-logging-an-investigation-into-the-destruction-of-sarawaks-forests/


Environment News Service, November 18, 2014
SARAWAK'S NEW CHIEF MINISTER TAKES ON 'CORRUPT' TIMBER TYCOONS http://ens-newswire.com/2014/11/18/sarawaks-new-chief-minister-takes-on-corrupt-timber-tycoons/


                                                            VIDEO

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


Mongabay, May 09, 2014
-▶ OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html


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


 

July 30, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶PALM OIL DRIVES MALAYSIAN RAINFOREST TREE TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0730-keruing-paya-extinction-palm-oil.html


June 10, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ NASA: DEFORESTATION JUMPS IN MALAYSIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-glofdas-deforestation-2013Q1.html

 

 Mongabay, November 21, 2013
 ▶ ASIA'S MOST PRECIOUS WOOD IS SOAKED IN BLOOD http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1121-spencer-freeland-rosewood.html?n3ws1ttr


May 20, 2013 Yale Environment 360

 ▶VIETNAM AND THAILAND HAVE LOST 43 PERCENT OF THEIR FOREST COVER IN THE PAST FEW DECADES

Illegal logging and unchecked economic development are taking a devastating toll on the forests of Vietnam and neighboring countries, threatening areas of biodiversity so rich that 1,700 species have been discovered in the last 15 years alone... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_plague_of_deforestation_sweeps_across_southeast_asia/2652


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


Mongabay, August 19, 2014
▶  SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS -- LOSING THEIR FOREST HOME -- PHOTO http://blog.wcs.org/photo/2014/08/19/sumatran-orangutans-losing-their-forest-home/


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


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


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


Environmental News Network, September 11, 2014
▶  ILLEGAL LAND CLEARING FOR COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION. A comprehensive new analysis says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual fossil fuel-based emissions. http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47822


Guardian Environment, March 22, 2014
GLOBAL WARMING TO HIT ASIA HARDEST, WARNS NEW REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/22/global-warming-hit-asia-hardest


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


New York Times, October 11, 2013
▶  IN INDONESIA, 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


May 25, 2013 The Observer

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


July 17, 2013 Mongabay
 ▶ BILLIONS LOST TO CORRUPTION IN INDONESIA'S FOREST SECTOR - REPORT http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0717-hrw-dark-side-of-green-growth.html


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


                                           AUDIO SLIDESHOW

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


 June 13, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ INDONESIA:  SUMATRAN LARGE MAMMALS ON BRINK OF EXTINCTION Contact between humans and wild animals is increasing disastrously in Sumatra as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand, fragmenting forest habitats and driving animals out of protected areas. The exact number of tigers left in the wild is uncertain but latest estimates range from under 300 to possibly 500 in 27 locations.

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0612-gen-sumatra-wildlife.html

 

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


February 13, 2013 Redd Monitor
 ▶ INDONESIA:  GOVERNOR OF ACEH (SUMATRA) PUTS FORESTS UNDER THREAT IN BAIT AND SWITCH AGREEMENTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/13/indonesia-governor-of-aceh-puts-forests-under-threat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

                                                 WATCH:

                                              ANIMATION:

                                   "THE STORY OF REDD" 

           A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR OF DEFORESTATION? 

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

 


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

 


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

 


 August 8, 2013 farmlandgrab.org

 ▶THE GREAT SOUTHEAST ASIAN LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22410

 

Scientific American

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

 

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

 

July 22, 2012 Mongabay

 ▶ GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES OF DEFORESTATION

Rainforests around the world still continue to fall. Does it really make a difference? Why should anyone care if some plants, animals, mushrooms, and microorganisms perish? Rainforests are often hot and humid, difficult to reach, insect-ridden, and have elusive wildlife.

Actually the concern should not be about losing a few plants and animals; mankind stands to lose much more. By destroying the tropical forests, we risk our own quality of life, gamble with the stability of climate and local weather, threaten the existence of other species, and undermine the valuable services provided by biological diversity...  http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0901.htm

 

                                                     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

 

 

June 9, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ CHINA TO BUILD $17 BILLION WORTH OF DAMS IN INDONESIA BORNEO - DESTROYING NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0608-china-borneo-dams.html


 ▶ ***** DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - Big Money Drives Extinction http://sco.lt/79BRmT


 

August 14, 2013 Mongabay
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 ▶PALM OIL LICENSES TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS BEING USED TO PERPETUATE FRAUD, LAND GRABBING PROVIDE COVER FOR LOGGING IN NEW GUINEA
Foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Developers are seeking palm oil concessions as a means to circumvent restrictions on industrial logging in Papua New Guinea...foreign companies stripped Papua New Guinea of community-owned forests...Eleven percent of Papua New Guinea's land area has been handed over to foreign corporations, displacing indigenous owners, stripping them of their land rights http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0814-palm-oil-png-sabls.html

 

 May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
 ▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


April 8, 2013

 ▶ PALM OIL LINKED TO ANIMAL EXTINCTION http://blog.friendseat.com/palm-oil-causes-deforestation-animal-extinction/


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

 


  ▶ ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6aimJ7


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

 


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TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

 

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


farmlandgrab.org, August 18, 2014
▶  INDONESIAN LAWMAKERS LOOKING TO RESTRICT FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF PLANTATIONS TO NO MORE THAN 30 PERCENT FROM CURRENT MAXIMUM OF 95% http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23841


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


 

                                              *** VIDEO REPORT ***

 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour
 ▶ IN RACE TO DEVELOP MYANMAR (BURMA), GOVERNMENT GRABS PEASANT FARMLAND FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT, LEAVING A TRAGEDY OF DISPLACED PERSONS IN IT'S WAKE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/myanmar_07-17.html


 

                                                      VIDEO:

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

 

 

 September 10, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ LARGE-SCALE OPPOSITION AMONG BORNEO VILLAGERS TO DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0910-borneo-deforestation-opposition.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

April 10, 2013 Environmental Graffiti
 ▶THE PENAN PEACE PARK: A BORNEAN TRIBE'S LAST STAND AGAINST CORPORATE GREED LUST FOR PALM OIL
The lush, pristine rainforest of Upper Baram, Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, is currently the focus of a battle. On the one hand are the Penan tribe, who have lived here for centuries; on the other are those seeking to log the area and develop the jungle into profitable oil palm plantations. As in any war, there have been casualties, although so far they have been one-sided, with the Penan people suffering death, injury and incarceration for their protests. Now, at least, there’s some hope for a peaceful solution: the Penan Peace Park, an initiative taken on by the Penan people and their supporters.
Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-penan-peace-park-project?image=2#1Cf4QFTSyqbXXYRX.99 

 

Mongabay, October 3, 2013
 ▶ MYANMAR FACES NEW CONSERVATION CHALLENGES AS IT OPENS UP TO THE WORLD AND FOREIGN CORPORATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1004-salisbury-myanmar-new-conservation-challenges.html



 August 30, 2013 Living on Earth:
 ▶ PAPER TREES IN PRECIOUS GROUND: Two huge plantation industries are sweeping Indonesia: palm trees used to make oil, and acacia trees used to make paper. But most of the land left for plantations in the wake of deforestation is in peat forests -- land with the highest carbon content in the world. Plantations on peat have helped Indonesia become the world's third biggest greenhouse gas emitter... http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00035&segmentID=2

 



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                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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


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

 

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

 



WHAT MAKES A RAINFOREST? http://www.mongabay.com/


Thompson Reuter's Foundation October 4, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

 ▶ DEFORESTATION - THE REAL IMPACT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1550393287/deforestation-what-is-the-real-impact

 

 ▶ 50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html



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



Terra Daily, December 23, 2013
 ▶ BIG DATA PROJECT REVEALS WHERE CARBON-STOCKING PROJECTS IN AFRICA PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFITS  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Big_data_project_reveals_where_carbon_stocking_projects_in_Africa_provide_the_greatest_benefits_999.html


 

 

                                                      WATCH

                               AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                          "REMEMBERING "GREEN" -

                                     AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                  Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                               http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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




 June 12, 2013 Mongabay

 ▶ THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES IN SUMATRA, INDONESIA AND MUST CEASE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-kellogg-aceh-wildlife-trade.html

 

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

 

 


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

 

 

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

 

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

 


 

  ▶ MORE ON DEFORESTATION

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the finish of this race will be our own extinction.

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What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide

What You Need to Know about Corporate Palm Oil -- In One Short Video -- Deforestation, Ecocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it


ONE SHORT VIDEO

Greenpeace

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL

Palm oil is an ingredient in products as diverse as shampoo, toothpaste, chocolate and detergent. But some palm oil is linked to forest destruction. This video tells the story you need to hear about palm oil... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/code/2014/PalmOilVideo/index.html



 ▶ DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5Ch8S1


Ensia, November 03, 2014
▶ HOW DID PALM OIL BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM -- AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?  http://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/


Guardian Environment, June 05, 2014

CLEANING UP DEFORESTATION FROM PALM OIL NEEDS MORE THAN GREENWASH http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/deforestation-palm-oil-more-greenwash-greenpeace


                                             PLANET PALM OIL:

                            The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                               http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


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


Triple Pundit, March 07, 2014

  -▶ WHO'S WHO IN "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SOURCING? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/ucs-listing-sustainable-palm-oil/


Malaysiakini, August 10, 2014
  -▶ OIL PALM HAS BROUGHT POVERTY, NOT WEALTH TO THE PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/271102


Mongabay, May 09, 2014

OBAMA:  PALM OIL DESTROYING MALAYSIA'S RAINFOREST http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0509-obama-palm-oil.html

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITH IT http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


                                                     PHOTO
                                          The EarthTechling Daily
           A WHEEL BARROW FULL OF ORPHANED ORANGUTANS

                                              http://ow.ly/u2pSR


                                                       VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9


                                                     WATCH

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                Ten News Australia Investigation

                                           PALM OIL ECOCIDE

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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

                       AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY (47:46)

               "REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                   Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

                                          http://sco.lt/93dMUz

 

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


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


   -▶ 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM, DEVASTATING LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8OGE2T



 Borneo Post, February 21, 2013

GOOGLE-BACKED DATABASE STEPS UP FIGHT ON DEFORESTATION. The database will allow anyone to look online and verify the boundaries of protected forests, including buyers of palm oil who want to avoid illicit production http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/02/21/google-backed-database-steps-up-fight-on-deforestation/


 

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

 


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


June 3, 2013 GRAIN —

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

 

Sydney Morning Herald, March 29, 2014
STOPPING THE CHAINSAWS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/stopping-the-chainsaws-20140324-35cg9.html


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

 

                                         PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                        THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST

                          Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

                                      http://sco.lt/7BPvuL

 

Mongabay, January 27, 2014

▶  NORWEGIAN INSURANCE GIANT BLACKLISTS AND DIVESTS FROM MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTROYING PALM OIL COMPANIES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0127-storebrand-palm-oil.html

 

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

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:

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

 

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

 

May 24, 2013 100 Reporters
-▶ TWIN FACES IN PALM OIL LAND DEAL. An affiliate of a New York-based venture capital firm has been forced to halt a major palm oil project in Cameroon, amidst charges of misleading investors and violating government agreements in the multi-million dollar land deal... http://100r.org/2013/05/twin-faces-in-land-deal/


                                                  WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

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


                                                     VIDEO:

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

 

                                               LAND GRABS:

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

 



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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 Feb 1, 2013

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

 


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

 

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

 

Mongabay, September 26, 2013

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

 

                                           ENOUGHNESS

             WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                      http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                    DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH--

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

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

 

                                                    VIDEO:

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

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Palm oil is not just a problem in Indonesia...it's affecting the Amazon too!

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▶ LOVELY VIDEO: "Echo An Unforgettable Elephant" (BBC)

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                                                    VIDEO 2013

                                           David Attenborough

▶  BBC NATURE -A celebration of the life and legacy of Echo, the world's most famous elephant, who was born in 1945 and died in 2009, and who Natural World followed for the...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c10IkvflaTo


Wildlife Extra News

  ▶ APPROXIMATELY 229,729 ELEPHANTS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED AND TRAFFICKED IN FEWER THAN SIX YEARS - INVESTIGATION REVEALS A HIGHLY ORGANISED IVORY TRADE ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA - A new report uncovers the fact that Chinese ivory traffickers are present in virtually every African state, and operate at nearly every point along the supply chain. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/organised-ivory-trade.htm

 

                                                WATCH
                                            PBS Nature
UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANTS - ELEPHANT EMOTIONS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/unforgettable-elephants/elephant-emotions/5886/



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/

 

                                               WATCH

            "ECHO - AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" 2014

                                          PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/echo-an-elephant-to-remember/video-full-episode/5920/

 

 

 

 ▶  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

 

▶  Ivory sales must stop or Africa's elephants could soon be extinct, says Jane Goodall http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3753009181/ivory-sales-must-stop-or-africa-s-elephants-could-soon-be-extinct-says-jane-goodall

 

▶  Poverty, as well as Greed killing Africa's Elephants - 10,000 Massacred in Gabon alone http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3893395511/poverty-as-well-as-greed-killing-africa-s-elephants-10-000-massacred-in-gabon-alone

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              The Ecologist

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

 

Guardian Environment, October 14, 2013
▶  THE AMAZING INTELLIGENCE OF ELEPHANTS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/elephants-intelligence-pointing-hunted

 

                                                    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/

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

▶ IGNORING NATURE NO MORE:  STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013 - THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP  http://sco.lt/88qOMD

 

 

 

 

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ASTOUNDING VIDEO: Corporate and Military Forces Ravage Indigenous Lands, Livelihoods and Forests in Phillipines

ASTOUNDING VIDEO:  Corporate and Military Forces Ravage Indigenous Lands, Livelihoods and Forests in Phillipines | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

"It is better to die from bullets than from hunger" In the Philippines, activists put their lives on the line to fight the military and corporations ravaging their country.

                                   

                                                -- WATCH --

                         September 15, 2013 The Real News
                                       VIDEO REPORT

                     "It is better to die from bullets than from hunger"
CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROY INDIGENOUS LANDS, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS

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

 

September 17, 2013 Nation of Change
THE REAL COST OF GOLD IN THE PHILIPPINES  http://www.nationofchange.org/real-cost-gold-philippines-1379427129

 

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

 

La Via Campesina September 13, 2013
STATEMENT TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR A LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1485-statement-to-the-human-rights-council-for-a-legally-binding-instrument-on-transnational-corporations

 

- ▶ INDONESIA RELOCATES, DISPLACES FAMILIES TO BUILD RESORTS. The People's Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA), a sea and land rights advocacy group, says the fate of Mustiadi and his community will become more common under a new government programme to promote investment in islands and coastal areas. KIARA says many more islands will effectively be sold to foreign buyers, trampling the rights of fishermen and threatening traditional livelihoods.... http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/indonesia-relocates-families-build-resorts-201412941833390.html

 

Redd-Monitor, January 07, 2014
- ▶ FORCED EVICTION BY KENYA THREATENS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES' HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANCESTRAL FORESTS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/07/forced-eviction-by-kenya-threatens-indigenous-communities-human-rights-and-ancestral-forests/

 

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

 

Guardian, John Vidal
- ▶ SWALLOWED BY COAL: UK PROFITS FROM INDONESIA'S RAPE AND PILLAGE OF ENVIRONMENT BY HARMFUL COAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/oct/30/coal-mining-uk-profits-indonesia

 

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/

 

 

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

 

- ▶ 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

 

 

         --- TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT --

 

                                              --- WATCH--

                                         A GREAT TRAGEDY --

                                 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour 

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

 

                                                          VIDEOS

 

- ▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

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

 

The Ecologist
- ▶ ALUNA: COLUMBIA'S KOGI PEOPLE FIGHT AGAINST ECOCIDE - FILM REVIEW http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/films/2088264/aluna_columbias_kogi_people_fight_against_ecocide.html

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

           June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal

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

 

*****OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

 

 

 

 

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Radioactive Wolves ~ Full Episode. Chernobyl 25 Years On - A Land Without Humans

Radioactive Wolves ~ Full Episode. Chernobyl 25 Years On  - A Land Without Humans | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                 A SUPERB WATCH (55:00)

                               October 19, 2011 PBS NATURE

-▶  "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/



                                                        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

 

New York Times, May 05, 2014

▶  AT CHERNOBYL, HINTS OF NATURE'S ADAPTION http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/science/nature-adapts-to-chernobyl.html?ref=world&_r=0

 

                                                 VIDEO (5:13)
                               THE ANIMALS OF CHERNOBYL
Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG-nwQBBfmc

 

 September 3, 2013 EarthSky Science

-▶  UNDERSTANDING THE RADIOACTIVE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA  http://earthsky.org/human-world/understanding-the-radioactive-legacy-of-chernobyl-and-fukushimaSept

 

                           THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: 

The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90.  Fukushima & Chernobyl

                                               http://sco.lt/4zkb0j



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                                        CHERNOBYL DISASTER                            

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



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

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

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

                                             
                                            VIDEO REPORT

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

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

 

                                                        VIDEO

                             Global Possibilities, October 19, 2013

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

 

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




FAREWELL TO A ROCKSTAR:  GUNNING DOWN WOLVES FOR FUN http://sco.lt/8pq4XJ


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


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




 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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