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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans
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Plants ‘mop up’ more carbon than expected under lab conditions

Plants ‘mop up’ more carbon than expected under lab conditions | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability of plants to absorb carbon dioxide emissions from human activity appears to be surprisingly robust as the climate warms, according to groundbreaking research.
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U.N. Human Rights Council Exhorted to Defend Peasants’ Agricultural Rights

U.N. Human Rights Council Exhorted to Defend Peasants’ Agricultural Rights | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Decades after peasants’ networks have advocated for a new legal instrument to protect the rights of small farmers to land, seeds, traditional agricultural knowledge and freedom to determine the prices of their production, the United Nations...
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Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes

Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) March 13, 2012 - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Tuesday for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes, in an interview published in French daily Le Monde.
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Climate, food pressures require rethink on water - UN

Climate, food pressures require rethink on water - UN | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The world's water supply is being strained by climate change and the growing needs of a fast-growing population, says UNESCO study...
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Commonly used herbicides seen as threat to endangered butterflies and other pollinators

Commonly used herbicides seen as threat to endangered butterflies and other pollinators | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Puyallup, WA (SPX) Mar 13, 2012 - A Washington State University toxicologist has found that three commonly used herbicides can dramatically reduce butterfly populations.



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


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                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

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Featured Video: The True Cost of The Tar Sands

Featured Video: The True Cost of The Tar Sands | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
What's the big deal about the tar sands? Canadian photographer Garth Lenz presents the local environmental and social concerns presented by the tar sands in a concise, impassioned speech in a TEDx talk in Victoria, Canada.

 

TAR SANDS AND DESTRUCTIVE BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY  | Chase Jarvis Blog http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/10/ecocide-photography-tar-sands-and-destructive-beauty/

 

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Rebuilding land destroyed by oil-sands may not restore it, researchers say

Rebuilding land destroyed by oil-sands may not restore it, researchers say | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Oilsands development far outpaces restoration efforts...

Academic researchers point out at least half the region's wetlands will be permanently lost. They say millions of tonnes of carbon will be released.Stable ecosystems may take generations to develop and their final state is unpredictable, while hundreds of square kilometres of pristine bogs, marshes and fens are slated to be torn up at a pace that far outstrips reclamation.

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WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT - FOR WHAT? Study Disputes Oil Sands 'Restoration' Pledge

WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT - FOR WHAT? Study Disputes Oil Sands 'Restoration' Pledge | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Drained forests would replace former wetlands in Alberta, changing the water chemistry needed to nurture peat and carbon storage.

Most television viewers in Canada have witnessed attempts by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to buff the environmental image of oil sands. One of its commercials depicts a pleasant forest that an oil company manager says was created on land reclaimed from an oil sands open pit mine. But a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences disputes the oil industry’s contention...

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Food Insecurity As A Time Bomb

Food Insecurity As A Time Bomb | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
No country can truly be a sovereign nation if it is not capable of ensuring food security for its citizens.
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The seed emergency | Vandana Shiva

The seed emergency | Vandana Shiva | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Seed is the first link in the food chain. And it is through seed the biotech giants are controlling our food

 

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Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds

Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
This week, a group of scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging farmers to stop planting genetically engineered corn with a certain gene because it will no longer protect them from the corn rootworm.
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Overfishing leaves swaths of Mediterranean barren

Overfishing leaves swaths of Mediterranean barren | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

(It will take decades, if not a century, to restore these waters and, even so, they will never be the same)

Centuries of overexploitation of fish and other marine resources — as well as invasion of fish from the Red Sea — have turned some formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea into barren places, an unprecedented study of the Mediterranean concludes

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how to grow vegetables without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides

Very interesting example how to grow vegetables without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides and efficient use of water.
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An internet sensation – Meet the Sloths!

An internet sensation – Meet the Sloths! | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

http://blog.arkive.org/2012/03/an-internet-sensation-meet-the-sloths/

ARKive - Sloths. Who knew these peculiar-looking endangered creatures would capture the hearts of so many people around the world? Slow, sleepy and somewhat strange, sloths may not seem like strong candidates for becoming internet superstars, but it appears that their on-screen snoozing has caused an international sensation! - http://blog.arkive.org/2012/03/an-internet-sensation-meet-the-sloths/

 

                                     MEET THE SLOTHS (VIDEO)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8b5v4USEWY

 

 

 World Wildlife Fund:
WHY ARE SLOTHS SLOW? AND OTHER SLOTH FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/why-are-sloths-slow-and-other-sloth-facts

 

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i like sloths

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The Ark In Space: What is Biodiversity? Cool Animated Explanation

The Ark In Space: What is Biodiversity? Cool Animated Explanation | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

What is biodiveristy? That is a very good question and it demands a good answer. So, no doubt that is why many teachers and parents alike have shrink away from answering this and point to the internet for an answer. Well, they came to the right place.


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VIDEO: The Amazing Biodiversity of Costa Rica

A fabolous journey through Costa Rican nature, showcasing spectacular images, magical sound and excellent music. Best Photography Award 1996 for Roberto Mira...
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Oceans Will Not Survive ‘Business as Usual’

Oceans Will Not Survive ‘Business as Usual’ | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Our oceans face a grim outlook in the coming decades. Ocean acidification, loss of marine biodiversity, climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of resources all point to the urgent need for a new paradigm on caring for the earth’s oceans—"business as usual" is simply not an option anymore, experts say

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Saving Biodiversity: A $300 Billion-A-Year Challenge - The Alternative is Unthinkable

Saving biodiversity -- the vast and essential variety of the natural world -- will be expensive, at an estimated $300 billion a year for the next eight years. But losing it would cost even more, in terms of disease, hunger, poverty and diminished resilience to climate change, according to the new chief of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity.... http://planetark.org/wen/64916

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Biodiversity Guide: We're killing off biodiversity at 1,000 times the natural rate of extinction

Biodiversity Guide: We're killing off biodiversity at 1,000 times the natural rate of extinction | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The OneWorld Biodiversity Guide explains the causes of global biodiversity loss and the importance of strategies for conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems.
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WHO OWNS OUR WATER: Privitazing For Profit vs Public Access For All

WHO OWNS OUR WATER: Privitazing For Profit vs Public Access For All | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Competing international conferences taking place in Marseille March 12-17 both seek to improve global freshwater access but hold radically different views on the private sector's role in reaching that goal.

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A hard, dry future for the planet

A hard, dry future for the planet | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
The world is wasting water on a truly colossal scale, according to the United Nations. More than 80 per cent of the used water on Earth is neither collected nor treated – the equivalent to the planet leaving the taps full on and the plugs out.
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Living on Earth: Notes from Senegal. To Grow a Forest, First Start With Carrots

Living on Earth: Notes from Senegal. To Grow a Forest, First Start With Carrots | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
For Senegal's Great Green Wall to be a success the government first had to get support from communities living in the region. Bobby Bascomb's second blog from Senegal explains how they did it.
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Farmers Face Tough Choice On Ways To Fight New Strains Of Weeds from GMO Crops

(Round-up Kills EVERYTHING Except their frankenseed crops)

In large sections of America's farmland, new strains of weeds are making life miserable for farmers. They've developed resistance to the country's No. 1 weedkiller, Roundup.

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WA Professor stresses importance of invertebrate conservation in India

WA Professor stresses importance of invertebrate conservation in India | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

WHILE the International Conference on Entomology, recently held in India, was meant to focus on pest and disease control for agricultural purposes, no one suspected that the theme would change from insect-killing to insect-saving, when came WA Professor of invertebrate conservation's turn to speak.

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Banking against Doomsday: The DoubleSpeak of BioTech and GMO Industries

Banking against Doomsday: The DoubleSpeak of BioTech and GMO Industries | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
WITH a heavy clunk, the steel outer doors of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault closed on February 28th, shutting out a howling Arctic gale and entombing a tonne of new arrivals: 25,000 seed samples from Amer (RT @WeigelWorld: The Economist | Agricultural...

Gene banks represent an overdue push to preserve crop biodiversity. It also needs conserving on farms

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