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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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UN Headquarters: shifting from a self-centered to an Earth-centered approach

UN Headquarters: shifting from a self-centered to an Earth-centered approach | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
To mark International Mother Earth Day, the UN General Assembly held an interactive dialogue on harmony with nature on 18 April at UN Headquarters to examine how human activity has affected the regenerative capacity of the planet.

 

As we get closer to Rio+20, we must keep the Earth in full view when making decisions and taking actions shifting from a self-centered to an Earth-centered approach,” Mr. Sha told participants. “Our success and wealth must be measured by the balance we create between ourselves and the world around us; that is, by our ability to live in harmony with nature.”

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Indigenous people can show us how to adapt to climate change - experts - AlertNet

Indigenous people can show us how to adapt to climate change - experts - AlertNet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Nomadic tribes in Iran have been successfully adapting to climate fluctuations for 12,000 years, says development expert...
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New study on Monsanto corn suggests GMO trees could devastate forest ecosystems

New study on Monsanto corn suggests GMO trees could devastate forest ecosystems | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

“Some trees are being genetically engineered to contain the Bt toxin,” notes Anne Peterman of Stop GE Trees.  “This could be a tremendous threat to forest ecosystem soils, in which beneficial fungi are a key component of the forest ecosystem.”

 

WATCH Documentary David Suzuki "A SILENT FOREST - THE ROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES" - Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

GMO TREES - ERADICATING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2568524705/gmo-trees-eradicating-real-forests-to-plant-monoculture-bioengineered-trees

 

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

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1474627620/a-brief-history-of-genetically-engineered-trees

 

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

 

 

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:  URBAN TREES ACT AS BIOLOGICAL FILTERS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1791835636/urban-trees-act-as-biological-filters

 

HOW MOTHER TREES CONNECT THE FOREST - SHORT VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1236958267/how-mother-trees-connect-the-forest-short-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:12 AM

Evil Monsanto is related to the Bush family.

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:22 AM

it will infect and destroy the ecosystem. MSM always posts "could" "Suggests" for journalists they have great difficulty telling the truth.

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Scientists find members of measles virus family in bats driven from forests into cities

Scientists find members of measles virus family in bats driven from forests into cities | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

PARIS — Scientists studying bats have found dozens of new members of a virus family linked to human disease, and warned of possible exposure as the winged mammals are driven out of forests into the cities.

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Climate change is reducing Arctic Ocean biodiversity: $40-M study

Climate change is reducing Arctic Ocean biodiversity: $40-M study | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

A unique, all-season study of the effects of global warming in the Arctic Ocean shows that climate change is reducing biodiversity and posing "significant challenges to the survival of some of the Arctic's unique marine species."...resulting in the increased distribution through the Arctic food chain of contaminants, such as methylmercury.

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BRAZIL: Planned 150 dams in Amazon will have major ecosystem impact

BRAZIL: Planned 150 dams in Amazon will have major ecosystem impact | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2012 - The Andean Amazon is becoming a major frontier for new hydroelectric dams, but an analysis of the potential impacts of these planned projects suggests that there may be serious ecological concerns t...
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Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides

Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
In 2006, when beekeepers began to report that their hives were suffering from a mysterious affliction, a wide variety of theories were offered to explain what was going on. The bees were suffering from a virus, or a fungus,...
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A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture - Local Economies vs Global Economies

Local Economies vs Global Economies - Food is Not just a Commodity If we have a ravished earth there is no economy.   Globalization is taking us back to the most primitive of economies.  It is time to readjust our priorities.  We have to move from economies that are killing us, democracies that are dying, we need to move to living democracies, local living economies before too much is destroyed.

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NO PESTICIDES: For Weed Warriors, the Motto Is Staying Close to Mother Earth

NO PESTICIDES: For Weed Warriors, the Motto Is Staying Close to Mother Earth | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

For Countries with large rural populations where BigAg would create more idle hands, this could be a real answer.  Smaller Plots vs huge monocrops

In contrast with high-tech companies in the area that are always rushing to release new versions of pesticides, the Weed Warriors work backwards and slowly, restoring the landscape to a version of itself that existed before late-18th-century Spanish settlers brought in invasive plant species in the hay used to feed cattle.

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Bruce Babbitt says Oil and Forests Can Mix: Is Low-Impact Oil and Gas possible?

Bruce Babbitt says Oil and Forests Can Mix: Is Low-Impact Oil and Gas possible? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

PERU: via NATURE

To save the Amazon, Bruce Babbitt (Former Sec. of Interior, Clinton Administration) wants to isolate islands of oil and gas production amid a sea of trees.

His optimism is not shared by all. For many environmental and social activists, Camisea is a deeply flawed project. It has been rocked by scandal, from ruptured pipelines in the early years to questions about how the government distributes revenue from the project. One of the issues is what happens to indigenous communities as development moves forward and argues that companies need to do much more to limit the environmental and cultural impact of operations in the Amazon

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Farmers forced to spend more on herbicides as GMO "Roundup" effectiveness fades

Farmers forced to spend more on herbicides as GMO "Roundup" effectiveness fades | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

MEGA PROFITS FOR PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:

KILLING LIFE, ALL LIFE - A SYSTEM OUT OF CONTROL

A much-used herbicide is losing its effectiveness and forcing producers to spend more and use more chemicals to control weeds, destroying biodiversity, beneficial insects, poisoning soils, watertables, pollinators, birds and wildlife.

 

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CHEMICALS/PHARMACEUTICALS... The MOST DANGEROUS and PROFITABLE INDUSTRY in the WORLD!

CHEMICALS/PHARMACEUTICALS... The MOST DANGEROUS and PROFITABLE INDUSTRY in the WORLD! | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

An overview of the pharmaceutical / chemical industry and how they impact on your life in a much more invasive way than you could ever imagine...

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Scientists Sound Alarm on Massive Oil Palm Development in Cameroon

Scientists Sound Alarm on Massive Oil Palm Development in Cameroon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

VIA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:

The following is an open letter written by several world-class scientists on the subject of a proposed oil palm farm in Cameroon.

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South Africa’s Smallholders Lose Battle for Seed Security to commercial monoculture industrial agriculture

South Africa’s Smallholders Lose Battle for Seed Security to commercial monoculture industrial agriculture | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The traditional farming methods of smallholder farmers – which, researchers say, also help to fight soil depletion, reduce irrigation needs and adapt to climate change – may soon disappear. They are being wiped out by governments focused on promoting commercial monocultures that they hope will bring fast, high yields in order to boost national agricultural sales on global markets.

"The sector is dominated by commercial seed companies and industrial agricultural production," explains Rachel Wynberg, policy analyst at the Environmental Evaluation Unit of the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Small-scale farmers have been systematically pushed out of the system by those who put profits before food security and biodiversity, she says.

"There is a poor understanding of small farmers’ rights. Traditional agricultural practices have thus been eroded over decades," she adds.

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Loss of Large Predators Dramatically Affects Overall Ecosystem

Loss of Large Predators Dramatically Affects Overall Ecosystem | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
When you take away the predators from an ecosystem, you'll damage the ecosystem as a whole, and not just the predator/prey aspect.
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I think I'm finally really understanding the impact and truth of this.
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Can We Ignore The Cost Of 'Hidden Water'?

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Can We Ignore The Cost Of 'Hidden Water'? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
What is the true cost of the water we use everyday?

Even the U.S. is not immune from water shortages. According to the EPA, more than 36 states are expecting "local, regional, or statewide" water shortages by next year, "even under non-drought conditions." The research comes as experts warn that increasing water scarcity is likely to contribute to political instability in Africa and elsewhere.

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The Implications of Runaway Warming - Is It Already Beyond Our Grasp?

The Implications of Runaway Warming - Is It Already Beyond Our Grasp? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Emagazine.com : Even two degrees of warming could set in motion changes that could wreak havoc on ecosystems and world civilization....
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Fragile Earth App Shows the Effect We're Having on the World

Fragile Earth App Shows the Effect We're Having on the World | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

SEE THE EARTH CHANGE BEFORE YOUR EYES:

Fragile Earth shows dramatic before and after scenes of areas in the world that have changed over time due to the environment.

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'They're killing us ': World's most endangered tribe cries for help - Corporate Ecocide & Genocide

'They're killing us ': World's most endangered tribe cries for help - Corporate Ecocide & Genocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil's rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355.
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Featured video: How to save the Amazon

Featured video: How to save the Amazon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The past ten years have seen unprecedented progress in fighting deforestation in the Amazon.

A new video Hanging in the Balance by the Skoll Foundation celebrates the various successes in the Amazon, while also warning of on-going threats and a need to quickly reproduce successful programs throughout the Brazilian Amazon.

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How We’re Endangering Animals [Infographic]

How We’re Endangering Animals [Infographic] | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Wildlife face many threats around the world, from poaching to habitat loss. Global climate change also threatens to destabilize already stressed ecosystems.
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Now on Google Earth: NASA updates global forest height map

Now on Google Earth: NASA updates global forest height map | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
NASA researchers have released a Google Earth version of a map showing the height of the world's forests.
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IN NATURE we can locate the origins of human music, even language

IN NATURE we can locate the origins of human music, even language | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
When I first heard the term soundscape I was taken aback, because it perfectly described what I was listening to: a whole series of different warbler species singing heartily on a spring day in the Norfolk Broads.
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UN Sec Gen Ban: New economic paradigm needed, including social and environmental progress

UN Sec Gen Ban: New economic paradigm needed, including social and environmental progress | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the need for an economic paradigm that incorporates social and environmental progress in efforts to achieve sustainable development.

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Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides - Our Pollinators Are Dying

Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides - Our Pollinators Are Dying | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Learn why systemic neonicotinoid pesticides widely used to grow corn are one of the reasons so many honeybees and other pollinators are dying.
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