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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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800-year-old farmers could teach us how to protect the Amazon

800-year-old farmers could teach us how to protect the Amazon | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Pressure on the Amazonian savannas today is intense, with the land being rapidly transformed for industrial agriculture and cattle ranching.

In the face of mass deforestation of the Amazon, recent findings indicate that we could learn from its earliest inhabitants who managed their farmland sustainably. An international team of archaeologists and paleoecologists...The research could provide insights into the sustainable use and conservation of these globally-important ecosystems, which are being rapidly destroyed.

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SUBTLE POISON - AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL - OUR BEES ARE DYING

SUBTLE POISON - AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL - OUR BEES ARE DYING | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

IN THE winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason.

One of the first field tests in real time shows that when bees are foraging and gathering pollen they accumulate and ingest whopping amounts of this chemical that weaken their immune systems subjecting them to viruses and other ills they are unable to naturally fight off.

 

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THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY NEEDS TO STOP THINKING ONLY OF PROFITS AND REALIZE THAT A HEALTHY BIODIVERSITY IS CRUCIAL FOR SURVIVAL OF NOT ONLY THE PLANET, BUT ULTIMATELY ALL LIFE.

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Why letting salmon escape and swim free could benefit bears and fishers

Why letting salmon escape and swim free could benefit bears and fishers | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

New research suggests that allowing more Pacific salmon to spawn in coastal streams will not only benefit the natural environment, including grizzly bears, but could also lead to more salmon in the ocean and thus larger salmon harvests in the long term—a win-win for ecosystems and humans. In a new article and accompanying synopsis published April 10 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, Taal Levi and co-authors from UC Santa Cruz and Canada investigate how increasing "escapement"—the number of salmon that escape fishing nets to enter streams and spawn—can improve the natural environment.

 

Conservancy Talk

Nature Conservancy: Giving Thanks to Salmon: Sustainers of the Great Bear Rainforest |  http://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2012/11/16/giving-thanks-to-salmon-sustainers-of-the-great-bear-rainforest/

 

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USA Wildlife Service "Accidentally" Killed Over 50,000 Animals

USA Wildlife Service "Accidentally" Killed Over 50,000 Animals | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
According to reports, a secretive branch of the Department of Agriculture has been waging an irresponsibly haphazard war against wildlife – ironically, all in the name of conservation.
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What is “Wilderness”? Why Protect it? A Mission for the Future…

What is “Wilderness”? Why Protect it? A Mission for the Future… | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
“Wilderness”… What does this mean to the modern human being? Why should we value it in our day and age? Why is it there? Is option value enough for people, who will never see it, to protect it?

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Interpol demands crackdown on 'serious and organised' eco crime

Interpol demands crackdown on 'serious and organised' eco crime | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Ivory poaching and illegal logging requires needs tougher enforcement and intelligence input, says Interpol director...
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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues?

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

European Environment Agency (EEA): Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.


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In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First

Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Rio+20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create targets for sustainable development. I applaud the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goals, they are our starting point. To make these aspirations a reality, international law that places people and planet first is necessary to establish a level playing field for everyone around the world. Achieving this requires a commitment to outlawing destructive business practices and creating laws that prioritises green, clean, and life-enhancing business. One law that does just that is my proposal to make Ecocide a crime. [http://www.eradicatingecocide.com/thesolution/].

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The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth VIDEO

                                                    VIDEO

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH

Video inspired on this manifesto: http://therightsofnature.org/universa... proclaimed in 2010 at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, Bolivia) .https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YU5HmTucTRg


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

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

 

                    RIGHTS OF NATURE -- SUMMER 2014 UPDATE

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=87ed6b2ba86c4cd4f1c93a720&id=e059ff5dac&e=7997c37be3

 

                                                 VIDEO (36:30)
      Dr Vandana Shiva Rights of Nature Tribunal President Statement
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw

                                       

                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                                 VIDEO (36:30)
      Dr Vandana Shiva Rights of Nature Tribunal President Statement
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw


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                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                           A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

                                         http://sco.lt/7rQMSH

 

 Climate Progress, May 21, 2014
POPE FRANCIS ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE:  IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/

 

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   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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Human Altering of Waterways Endangers Biodiversity

Human Altering of Waterways Endangers Biodiversity | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
In a joint project, scientists have modeled the flow of organisms living along river networks and shown that altering natural waterways has a serious risk of endangering species living on the entire length of a river.
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Monsanto ‘Biotechnology Book for Kids’ Caught Brainwashing Children

Monsanto ‘Biotechnology Book for Kids’ Caught Brainwashing Children | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Facing direct opposition from the public, biotechnology giants like Monsanto and Dow are now making a disturbing attempt to brainwash developing minds into accepting their genetically modified foods using blatant lies and propaganda.
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Shadow of 'Anthropocene' falls over Rio Summit

Shadow of 'Anthropocene' falls over Rio Summit | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
London (AFP) March 26, 2012 - Man's catastrophic damage to the environment and disparities between rich and poor head the daunting challenges facing the Rio Summit in June, experts said on Monday.

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Food and Agriculture | Toward Healthy Food and Farms

Food and Agriculture | Toward Healthy Food and Farms | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS; Sustainable agriculture practices can protect the environment and produce high-quality, safe, and affordable food.

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Natural River Networks are Essential for Biodiversity

To alter natural waterways is to take a serious risk of endangering species living on the entire length of a river.

Rivers and riverbanks are worlds in themselves; they are teeming with a rich and varied diversity of plant and animal life. But humans are constantly modifying this environment. Enormous projects such as canals, drainage, dams, diversions, and vegetation introduction have been undertaken to reclaim land and divert or obtain access to water.

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Real Time "EcoSystem" Game - The latest sensation in the gaming world

Real Time "EcoSystem" Game - The latest sensation in the gaming world | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Via @yalefesclimate - Alex Steffen

It’s a real-world, real-time, high-tech videogame, where things are actually born and eaten, flourish or dwindle, based on the players’ mouse-clicks — and often in front of their very eyes.

The actions of the”players” — tens of thousands of paying customers from around the planet — control all the management decisions for this vast tract of land.

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CALLING ALL GARDENERS & FARMERS: Plant Milkweed NOW to Conserve Monarch Butterflies

CALLING ALL GARDENERS & FARMERS: Plant Milkweed NOW to Conserve Monarch Butterflies | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Monarch butterflies in North America are in decline, and the loss of milkweed plants across their breeding range is believed to be a significant contributing factor.

Milkweeds are vital to the monarch's survival because they are the only plants the caterpillars eat as they grow and develop into adults. Each spring, western monarchs leave their overwintering sites on the California coast and fly inland in search of milkweed on which to lay their eggs.

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West Papua - World's Largest Mining Corporations Ravage Environment

West Papua - World's Largest Mining Corporations Ravage Environment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

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).

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Video: The True Story of Chevron’s Ecuador Disaster

Video: The True Story of Chevron’s Ecuador Disaster | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Over three decades of oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chevron dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest, leaving local people suffering a wave of cancers, m...

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Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals

Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks, as the agricultural...
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The Global Water Grab: A Primer

The Global Water Grab: A Primer | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The privatisation, commodification and take-over of commonly-owned resources.

Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors are able to take control of or divert valuable water resources and watersheds for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

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Pesticides hit queen bee numbers - WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS

Pesticides hit queen bee numbers - WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests.
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NASA Satellite eye on Earth: March 2012 - in pictures

NASA Satellite eye on Earth: March 2012 - in pictures | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Atlantic Ocean currents, Middle Eastern super sandstorms and cloud streets over Greenland were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month...
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Indian man single-handedly plants hundreds of acres of forest

Indian man single-handedly plants hundreds of acres of forest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
In the northern Indian province of Assam, there's a forest named after one man — not a politician, or a historical hero, but a guy who lives there today. It's named after him because he planted m...
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Seeding Deep Democracy - Vandana Shiva

Scientist, activist, author Vandana Shiva talks about the importance of saving non-GMO seeds and her concept of 'Earth Democracy.'...
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UNBELIEVABLE: IS THIS FOR REAL? - THE SELF-SERVING "BOTTOM-LINE" OF DESTRUCTION

UNBELIEVABLE: IS THIS FOR REAL? - THE SELF-SERVING "BOTTOM-LINE" OF DESTRUCTION | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Read the article:  It's this cavalier attitude that has lead us to the brink of environmental destruction:

 

"Asked if he was concerned about alligators escaping from the fenced area and spreading to other parts of the Great Lakes, Dr. I.M. Kidden said, "It's not that big a problem. We're going to have thousands of them in there, so if we lose a few it's won't make any difference to the bottom line."

 

Saying that the unusually warm winter was only a hint of future climate change, the Obama administration has given Michigan $136 million for pilot programs to establish an alligator ranch on the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay and a banana...

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