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How Smart Are Plants? The Incredible Plant “Brain” Communication

How Smart Are Plants? The Incredible Plant “Brain” Communication | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it
Plants, while not generally thought of as being intelligent, do exhibit problem solving, planning, communication, and defensive behavior.  Plants actively search for nutrients and for sunlight.

 

New York Times, July 01, 2014
- ▶ NOISY PREDATORS PUT PLANTS ON ALERT BY SWITCHING ON AND OFF GENES http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/science/noisy-predators-put-plants-on-alert-study-finds.html?_r=0

 

June 23, 2013 BBC News -
- ▶ PLANTS DO MATH TO CONTROL OVERNIGHT FOOD SUPPLIES (AND BIRDS TOO) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22991838

 

Science 2.0, March 23, 2012

- ▶ COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND OTHER SPECIES

Plants, while not generally thought of as being intelligent, do exhibit problem solving, planning, communication, and defensive behavior....

Plants can sense touch, hearing, smell, and electromagnetic waves.

http://www.science20.com/searching_mind/blog/plant_%E2%80%9Cbrain%E2%80%9D_2_communication_among_plants_and_other_species-88312


Washington Post, May 26, 2014
- ▶ THIS SUMMER, NASA WILL BEGIN KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GARDEN. Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence — that is to say, of how plants glow — ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-summer-nasa-will-begin-keeping-an-eye-on-your-garden/2014/05/23/8bc1f4de-df79-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                   CBC-TV The Nature of Things
                                     "SMARTY PLANTS" (45:11)

UNCOVERING THE SECRET WORLD OF PLANT BEHAVIOUR"
http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/smarty-plants-uncovering-the-secret-world-of-plant-behaviour

 

 

  February 1, 2012 Scientific American

THANKS TO PLANTS, WE WILL NEVER FIND A PLANET LIKE EARTH http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plants-created-earth-landscapel&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_EVO_20120206

 

 

                                         -- LOVELY WATCH --

                                            "DESCENDANTS" 

- ▶ A SHORT, FASCINATING ANIMATED VIDEO ON PLANT SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIPS http://sco.lt/60gnmz

 

 

                             PLANTS CAN DO INCREDIBLE THINGS

 

Phys.org, March 31, 2014

- ▶ PLANTS RELEASE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND DEPLOY INSECT ARMIES IN THEIR DEFENCE http://phys.org/news/2014-03-chemical-weapons-deploy-insect-armies.html

 

Phys.org, March 31, 2014
- ▶ PLANTS USE DIFFERENT SCENTS TO ATTRACT OR REPEL INSECTS http://phys.org/news/2014-03-scents-repel-insects.html

 

June 12, 2013 Science Daily
- ▶ VOICE MAIL DISCOVERED IN NATURE: INSECTS RECEIVE SOIL MESSAGES FROM THE PAST - Insects can use plants as 'green phones' for communication with other bugs  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120612115946.htm

 

 

                                         WATCH ANIMATED VIDEO
                                              CAN PLANTS THINK?
Ever heard of the Wood Wide Web? Neither had we until we watched this episode of AsapSCIENCE, and now we feel really, really bad about carving our name in that tree or hitting it with a stick, because it looks like plants have more smarts than we thought, whether they have recognizable thinking organs or not. We’re surrounded by living beings who appear to be intelligent but we can’t figure out how or why... http://holykaw.alltop.com/can-plants-think-video


Science Friday, January 03, 2014
▶  CAN PLANTS THINK? - A GREAT LISTEN FROM MICHAEL POLLAN

In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Michael Pollan discusses the scientific controversy regarding the field of "plant neurobiology," and whether plant intelligence exists. http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/01/03/2014/can-plants-think.html

 

The New Yorker, December 23, 2013
▶  MICHAEL POLLAN:  HOW SMART ARE PLANTS? http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/12/23/131223fa_fact_pollan

 

                                                    WATCH

                                                  PBSNature
                                     WHAT PLANTS TALK ABOUT

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/what-plants-talk-about/video-full-episode/8243/

 

July 6 2013 The Economist

- ▶ NEW STUDY SHOWS PLANTS TALK TO EACH OTHER THROUGH THE SOIL http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21580443-vegetables-employ-fungi-carry-messages-between-them-beans-talk

 

 August 9, 2013 TerraDaily

- ▶ EAVESDROPPING PLANTS PREPARE TO BE ATTACKED http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Eavesdropping_plants_prepare_to_be_attacked_999.html

 

                                                  WATCH

                           New Yorker, December 23, 2013

                        DO BEAN PLANTS SHOW INTELLIGENCE?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/video-do-bean-plants-show-intelligence.html

 

                                        WATCH - DOCUMENTARY
                                 "THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS"

"A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man." http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-secret-life-of-plants/

 

 

 CG Compass, December 15, 2013
- ▶PLANTS ON PROZAC?!!  BIOCHEMICALS MAY CAUSE HUMAN-LIKE REACTION IN PLANTS http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/blog/posting.asp?ID=983

 

 - ▶ ANIMALS KNOW WHAT PLANT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL http://sco.lt/653cxd

 

 Quanta Magazine, December 16, 2013
▶  THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF PLANTS https://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20131216-the-secret-language-of-plants/

 

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                                       UPROAR IN THE USA

DO GLOWING HOUSE PLANTS, TREES, GLOWING ANIMALS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://sco.lt/6xKF8r

 

HuffingtonPost Green, July 15, 2014

COULD AUTOLUMINESCENT TREES (GENETICALLY ALTERED) BE THE STREETLIGHTS OF THE FUTURE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/bioglow-glowing-plants-autoluminescent_n_5572796.html

 

THE UNKNOWN ECOLOGY IMPACTS OF THE UNINFORMED MESSING WITH NATURE

Friends of the Earth and the ETC Group told the New York Times they expect this to create a “widespread, random and uncontrolled release of bioengineered seeds and plants produced through the controversial and risky techniques of synthetic biology.” Glowing Plants want to publicize a do-it-yourself approach to synthetic biology to “inspire others to create new living things.” VERY DANGEROUS

 

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29 April, 2013 Planet Ark
- ▶ PLANTS SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE BY FORMING CLOUD SUNSHADE: STUDY http://planetark.org/wen/68527

 

                                              IMPORTANT WATCH
                                 "A THOUSAND INVISIBLE CORDS" (56 min)

                            The Community of Genes in Ecosystems

 The Greater the Biodiversity in the Ecosystem, The Greater Resilience of an ecological community and for adaption.  Everything is Interconnected and interdependent.  Myopic genetic engineering destroys these connections and breaks the link of naturally evolving organisms
“A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems” is a 56-minute eco-documentary that can change how we view the world. Community genetics. No longer will we see species as isolated members of ecosystems but as genetically connected members of a rich interacting community. In the words of the 19th century naturalist, writer, and environmental activist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken to everything in the universe.”  http://vimeo.com/40615050

 

Science 2.0
- ▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN 3: DEFENSE, AVOIDING PREDATORS, ATTRACTING INSECTS, TIMED GENE SYNTHESIS http://www.science20.com/searching_mind/blog/plant_brain_3_defense_avoiding_predators_attracting_insects_timed_gene_synthesis-88470

 

- ▶ WEIRD AND DEADLY CARNIVOROUS PLANTS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-weird-deadly-carnivorous-plants.html

 

 - ▶ WHAT CAME FIRST: THE PLANTS OR HUMAN SCIENCE?
Research suggests plants capable of employing quantum physics http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Research_suggests_plants_capable_of_employing_quantum_physics_999.html

 

                  IN PHOTOS: ANIMALS THAT MIMIC PLANTS

http://www.livescience.com/41604-animals-that-mimic-plants-photos.html

 

                                                       WATCH
                       DOCUMENTARY: THE BOTANY OF DESIRE

     Our connection to domesticated plants from the plants' perspective?

                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/botany-desire/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                            " MIND OF PLANTS"

                      Documentary on The Intelligence of Plants
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeX6ST7rexs

 

 ScienceDaily, December 22, 2013

- ▶ CLUES TO HOW PLANTS EVOLVED TO COPE WITH COLD http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131222161805.htm

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                  ECOLOGY FROM THE AIR

                      Carnegie Institution for Science - Greg Asner

 "To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways" | http://sco.lt/8qb8Ub

 

 

August 24, 2013 Treehugger
- ▶ ONE OF THE FIRST FRUIT TREES PLANTED IN AMERICA IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL -- AT AGE 383 http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/first-fruit-tree-planted-america-still-alive-and-well-age-383.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                        BBC David Attenborough

- ▶ THE INCREDIBLE BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE - THE CORPSE FLOWER: THE LARGEST, SMELLIEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD  http://ow.ly/nb6Yb

 

Care 2, May 09, 2014
- ▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: 20 HOUSEPLANTS TO CLEAR TOXINS FROM THE AIR IN YOUR HOME http://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-houseplants-to-clear-toxins-from-your-home.html

 

March 21, 2012 BBC Nature -
- ▶ MAN-MADE NOISE DISRUPTS THE GROWTH OF PLANTS AND TREES http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17457323

 

The Daily Dot, December 16, 2013
- ▶ IS YOUR WI-FI MURDERING YOUR HOUSEPLANTS? http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/wireless-router-wi-fi-plants/

 

                                                           VIDEO

                                                    EarthTouch
- ▶ SOME SEEDLING LOVELINESS: Timelapse video captures the beauty of plant growth  http://www.earthtouch.tv/blog/article/some-seedling-loveliness-timelapse-video-captures-the-beauty-of-plant-growth/?category=nature-news

 

 

▶  TREES ARE AWESOME: STUDY SHOWS TREE LEAVES CAN CAPTURE 50%+ OF PARTICULATE MATTER POLLUTION  http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/trees-are-awesome-study-shows-tree-leaves-can-capture-50-particulate-matter-pollution.htmlt

 

                                                  WATCH

               MOTHER TREE: HOW DO TREES COMMUNICATE?

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2827188209/mother-tree-video-how-do-trees-communicate

 

- ▶ HOW CLOSELY TIED IS THE HEALTH OF TREES TO THE HEALTH OF HUMANS? http://sco.lt/5ax9hh

 

                                                          VIDEO

- ▶  DO TREES COMMUNICATE? FORESTS SIMILAR TO NEURAL NETWORKS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1776410823/video-do-trees-communicate-forests-similar-to-neural-networks

 

April 2, 2013 Grist
- ▶ INDIAN MAN SINGLE-HANDEDLY PLANTS HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF FOREST http://grist.org/list/indian-man-single-handedly-plants-hundreds-of-acres-of-forest/

 

Al Jazeera, October 13, 2013
- ▶ CHILDLESS INDIAN WOMAN WHO MOTHERED TREES http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/childless-woman-who-mothered-trees-2013106151053669587.html

 

January 24, 2012 Treehugger
- ▶ THIS 80,000-YEAR-OLD ASPEN GROVE CLONES ITSELF http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-80000-year-old-aspen-grove-clones-itself/

 

 - ▶ FORESTS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1610875320/forests-and-the-health-of-the-planet

 

- ▶ ELDERS OF THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS http://sco.lt/5xvxI1

 

 

                                                 WATCH

                                       BBC Documentary
                                  THE MAGICAL FOREST
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khaYeIpmePo

 

Carnegie Institution for Science, March 03, 2014
- ▶ AMAZON'S CANOPY CHEMISTRY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT. http://carnegiescience.edu/news/amazon%E2%80%99s_canopy_chemistry_patchwork_quilt

 

Carnegie Institution for Science, March 24, 2014
- ▶ STUDYING CROPS, FROM OUTER SPACE. Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth. But...  http://carnegiescience.edu/news/studying_crops_outer_space

 

 - ▶ SEED BANKS CONTAIN MEMORY, BUT NOT ENOUGH AGAINST GMOs  http://sco.lt/57nzhB

 

 - ▶ WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

     "THE IMPACT OF VANISHING BIODIVERSITY ON HUMAN HEALTH" http://news.linktv.org/videos/the-impact-of-vanishing-biodiversity-on-human-health

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                      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

 


                                                      VIDEO

                    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

 

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

 - ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

                                                     WATCH

                                           "A SILENT FOREST"

                   The Growing Threat of Genetically Engineered Trees

                                  David Suzuki: DOCUMENTARY -

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970510201/documentary-a-silent-forest-the-growing-threat-genetically-engineered-trees-full-movie

 

- ▶ WHAT'S BAD ABOUT TREE PLANTATIONS?  http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

 

FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs Why Are Countries Banning GMOs http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 

                                                        VIDEO

             POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH

                                         http://sco.lt/5ERcAb

 

 July 27, 2013 Digital Journal
- ▶ DECLINE IN BEES IS AFFECTING PLANTS ABILITY TO POLLINATE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/355300

 

- ▶ WILDLIFE GARDENING http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/w/wildlife_gardening.htm

 

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

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
- ▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES : Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

- ▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide  http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

- ▶ ANIMALS KNOW WHAT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL http://sco.lt/6KNXMH

 

 

 

                            FOLLOW "FORESTS" ON SCOOPIT

                   http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

 

 

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

 

                                               WATCH:

                               by Yale Environment 360

                       INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                    http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

 

 

 

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"I Will Be A Hummingbird" VIDEO: Wangari Maathai : Africa's Great Female Environmentalist

                                                      WATCH:

                                  I WILL BE A HUMMINGBIRD

In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds. ... http://vimeo.com/32036910

 

 

Global Landscape Forum, July 03, 2014

  -▶ NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR THE 2014 WANGARI MAATHAI AWARD NOW http://www.landscapes.org/nominate-candidate-2014-wangari-maathai-award-now/

 

 YES Magazine, June 02, 2011
  -▶ NOBEL LAUREATE, WANGARI MAATHAI: HEALING OURSELVES BY REPLENISHING THE EARTH http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/wangari-maathai-spiritual-environmentalism-healing-ourselves-by-replenishing-the-earth

 

 

      THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL MANDELA WANGARI MAATHAI

  -▶ How Does The Simple Act of Planting a Tree Lead to Political Change and a Nobel Peace Prize? http://ow.ly/rNgxM

 

                                                        WATCH

                 "TAKING ROOT THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"

                      Multi Award Winning Documentary (1:19:57)                 

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

                                   Film Website: http://takingrootfilm.com/

 

TAKING ROOT is a compelling documentary narrative about the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, Maathai suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

 

 

                                             WATCH (49:11)
▶ PROF WANGARI MAATHAI 3RD NELSON MANDELA ANNUAL LECTURE 2005 .wmv - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmVSDkJ4jYw

 

                                                 WATCH (10:11)
▶ SPEECH WANGARI MAATHAI ON GLOBAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZp2rntTyk

 

  -▶ VIDEOS ABOUT WANGARI MAATHAI ON VIMEO http://vimeo.com/tag:wangari+maathai/page:1/sort:date/format:thumbnail

 

 -▶ FOR MORE, SEARCH GOOGLE "WANGARI MAATHAL VIDEO CLIPS" 

 

 

ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Intercontinental Magazine, December 23, 2013
 -▶ THE HEALTH OF OUR EARTH IS WANING . INDIGENOUS PEOPLES VIEW THE EARTH AS A LIVING ENTITY http://intercontinentalcry.org/health-earth-waning/

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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

 

 -▶ A DISASTER: TWO THIRDS LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/8K1lJJ

 

 

 

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

 

                                                 VIDEO (52:01)
                              "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

 

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

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

 

 

 ScienceDaily, December 19, 2013

-▶  SUSTAINABLE FORESTS? 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

 

 

 

                           WATCH AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY
                                    Films For Action, December 16, 2013
               POISONING PARADISE:  ECOCIDE NEW ZEALAND (2009)
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/poisoning_paradise_ecocide_new_zealand_festival_version/

 

 

                                                   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/

 

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

 

 

 

>> 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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The Freshwater Project - Important Freshwater Environments Across the Globe

The Freshwater Project - Important Freshwater Environments Across the Globe | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 -▶ GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Michel Roggo is based in Switzerland, and this has a lot to do with his passion: He started freshwater photography in the countless crystal clear rivers and lakes of the Swiss Alps. With 25 years of experience and about 100 expeditions worldwide, he has the skills to work on a global freshwater project: Produce a photographic documentation of 30 important freshwater environments from across the globe, focusing on underwater images. This as a contribution to safeguarding the future of the world's wetland areas. The duration of the project is 4 years, starting 2011. So far, about 20 locations have been photographed. http://www.roggo.ch/thefreshwaterproject/

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again

 

         RESTORING RIVERS TO NATURE AFTER MAN HAS HAD HIS WAY

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

 

GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI

 

May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


 August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

Alternet, January 20, 2014
-▶  ALASKAN COPPER MINE COULD DESTROY THE WORLD'S LARGEST WILD SALMON RUN, SAYS EPA http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/copper-mine-could-destroy-worlds-largest-wild-salmon-run?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=14

 

 Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶  THE ICONIC SALMON http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=6

 

 -▶ ELWHA RIVER DAM : FREEING A RIVER TO IT'S FORMER GLORY: A GRAND EXPERIMENT http://sco.lt/51kuO1

 

 Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
 -▶ BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html

 

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

 

 

FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
 -▶ STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW HOW WE'RE USING AND ABUSING THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027442/stunning-photographs-show-how-were-using-and-abusing-the-worlds-water

 

                                                        PHOTOS

Mother Nature Network
 -▶ RIVER OTTERS, THE HARDEST WORKING CLOWNS IN THE WATER. Playful, curious, rambunctious and so much fun to watch, North American river otters are an important part of a healthy riparian habitat. River otters can be found near lakes, rivers, swamps and estuaries. Click through to see more photos of these adorable animals and learn more about just how amazing they are. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/river-otters-hardest-working-clowns-in-the-water/you-otter-know

 

World Wildlife Fund, March 13, 2014
 -▶DEPENDING ON CLEAN WATER:  FIVE FRESHWATER ANIMAL STORIES  http://worldwildlife.org/stories/depending-on-clean-water-five-freshwater-animals?link=btn&

 

  National Geographic: Pictures:
 -▶ DIPPING UNDER UNSPOILED RIVERS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/pictures/130322-unspoiled-rivers-freshwater/

 

 -▶ IN PHOTOS:  RIVER OTTERS MAKING A COME BACK IN CALIFORNIA'S BAY AREA . A sign not only that the local efforts put into habitat restoration are paying off, but that focusing on coexisting with wildlife in general can bring back native species to an area.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/in-photos-river-otters-making-come-back-californias-bay-area.html

 

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

 

 -▶ 28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

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

 

September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine
 -▶ SPRAWLING, GORGEOUS PHOTO PROJECT DIVES DEEP INTO THE LIFE AND HEAVY INDUSTRIES OF RIVERS http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/sprawling-and-gorgeous-photo-project-dives-deep-into-the-life-and-waste-of-rivers/

 

 -▶ *** INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

 

                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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

 

                                                     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/

 

 

 March 22, 2013 Environment America
 -▶ REPORT: WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

 

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Mail Online,  27 March, 2013
▶  MORE THAN HALF U.S. RIVERS TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE: REPORT. The bulk of the damage has been done by agricultural fertilisers such as phosphorus and nitrogen washing from fields into waterways, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300022/More-HALF-U-S-rivers-polluted-support-life-shocking-report-reveals-scale-water-contamination.html

 

Philly.com, July 16, 2014
-▶ RIVER CHEMICALS ARE FEMINIZING MALE FISH Male fish with signs of feminization, including the development of eggs, have been discovered in Pennsylvania’s Delaware, Ohio, and Susquehanna river basins. The find is a sign of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the water, possibly from mixtures of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products, like cosmetics and antibacterial soaps, seeping into the rivers, Philly.com reports. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has begun sampling river systems to learn which exact compounds are present, and if they could possibly affect humans. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/20140716_Intersex_fish_indicate_chemical_problems_in_Pa__rivers.htm

 

 ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/6cpIbx

 

 Nature Conservancy, November 4, 2013
-▶  LOSE THE MEMORY, LOSE THE FISH http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/11/04/lose-the-memory-lose-the-fish/

 

Guardian Environment, February 14, 2013

-▶  ANXIETY DRUG FOUND IN RIVERS CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOUR -- WHAT'S IT DOING TO YOU? http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour

 

EcoBlue, April 28, 2010
▶  UNACCEPTABLE 'SCIENCE' - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND POISONING OUR RIVERS http://troutheadwaters.com/clubecoblu/?p=1275

 

                                                SUPERB WATCH

      Emmy-Award Winning Environmental Film, University of Minnesota

              "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY"
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

   March 22, 2013 Environment America

-▶ INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S WATERWAYS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

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

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j

 

August 2, 2012 Pew Environment Group
▶ ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

 ▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

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

 

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

 

FastCoExist, April 16, 2014
 -▶ THESE ARE THE MOST ENDANGERED RIVERS IN AMERICA http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028927/these-are-the-most-endangered-rivers-in-america

 

 Live Science, April 09, 2014
 -▶ MOST ENDANGERED RIVERS IN AMERICA: 2014 http://www.livescience.com/44630-endangered-rivers-2014.html

 

 HuffPost Green, April 04, 2014
 -▶ CLEAN WATER ACT EXPANSION DRAWS IRE FROM GOP AS WHITE HOUSE PREPARES TO REGULATE WATERWAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/clean-water-act-expansion_n_5088723.html

 

 

                                              RESTORING RIVERS

      THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

                                              http://sco.lt/5tVYLB



                                   FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av

 

▶  28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

 June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/

 

 Metro, May 12, 2014
- ▶ 'CANCER VILLAGES' ALERT CHINA TO URGENT WATER CRISIS http://metronews.ca/news/world/1030403/cancer-villages-alert-china-to-urgent-water-crisis/

 

 

 

▶  NATURAL RIVER NETWORKS ESSENTIAL FOR BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6613Wj

 

 ▶  THE FRESH WATER PROJECT - IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/78onVh

 

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 ▶  UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF

                               

 Common Dreams, February 4, 2014
YET ANOTHER COAL PLANT DISASTER
▶  TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TONS OF COAL ASH SPILLING INTO N.C. RIVER. Duke Energy coal plant disaster sends arsenic, mercury, lead, boron and other toxic heavy metals pouring into Dan River http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/04-6

 

 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/

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                "MERCURY RISING'  - Short Film :

                               Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                          http://sco.lt/5ajRC5

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                        Newshour, March 05, 2014
THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits:  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/

 

                          COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                   Massive Pollution of Our Waterways and Environment

                                             http://sco.lt/7HudAP

 

                    June 23, 2013 Climate Capitalism - Simon Butler:

                                              PRICING CARBON

"We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidize 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/

 

 

 

▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

                         
                                    SPRAWLING PHOTO PROJECT

                          September 10, 2013 Wired Magazine

    DIVE DEEP INTO THE LIFE AND HEAVY INDUSTRIES OF RIVERS http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/sprawling-and-gorgeous-photo-project-dives-deep-into-the-life-and-waste-of-rivers/

 

December 27, 2011 EcoGreen4Us

▶  CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT WATER AND FOREST? http://www.ecogreen4us.com/stories/environment-stories/live-without-water-forest/

 

 NPR: September 26, 2013
▶  SOMETHING IS WRONG IN FLORIDA'S INDIAN RIVER LAGOON: RECORD NUMBER OF DOLPHINS, MANATEES AND PELICANS HAVE TURNED UP DEAD http://www.npr.org/2013/09/26/223037646/with-murky-water-and-manatee-deaths-lagoon-languishes

 

 

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

 

                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                       http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 ▶  RIVERS OR GRAVE YARDS? THE WOES OF THE INDIAN GHARIAL AND GANGETIC DOLPHIN IN THE YAMUNA RIVER http://sco.lt/6DIPRJ

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                          ELWHA RIVER DAM

          Freeing a River to It's Former Glory - A Grand Experiment

                                             http://sco.lt/7U34Ij

 

 

                                    ▶  DESTRUCTIVE DAMS :

                            BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated - http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

Guardian, International Day of Action For Rivers
▶  CONTROVERSIAL DAM PROJECTS - IN PICTURES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2012/mar/14/controversial-dam-projects-in-pictures

 

                                               ---  WATCH --

                                         GR8 VIDEO -FULL EPISODE

▶  AWHAR: RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

 

 ▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

▶  INTERNATIONAL RIVERS http://www.internationalrivers.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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Bringing Nature Back into Your Life -- And The Work Place | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Fast Co Exist

- ▶ 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

 

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

 

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/

 

Modern Farmer, August 29, 2013
- ▶ CONVICT CULTIVATION: GROWING ORGANIC BEHIND BARS http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/growing-organic-behind-bars/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 April 2, 2013 Treehugger

- ▶ STUDY SHOWS A WALK IN THE PARK FIXES A FUZZY BRAIN http://www.treehugger.com/health/study-shows-walk-park-fixes-fuzzy-brain.html

 

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

 

- ▶ 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

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

- ▶ THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS - RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY http://sco.lt/6TGUIT

 

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

 

- ▶ URBICULTURE COMMUNITY FARMS: MILE-HIGH LIFE-CHANGING URBAN FARMING http://organicconnectmag.com/urbiculture-community-farms-mile-high-life-changing-urban-farming/#.UmeMziTc-RR

 

OCTOBER 15, 2013
- ▶ PRETTY VACANTS:  URBAN COMMUNITIES FILL EMPTY LOTS WITH GARDENS, SKATE PARKS AND CREATIVE POSSIBILITY http://grist.org/cities/pretty-vacants-urban-communities-fill-empty-lots-with-gardens-skate-parks-and-creative-possibility/

 

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

 

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                           OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE

        

                                                VIDEO

- ▶  PROJECT WILD THING - CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE an interview with film producer David Bond -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmMKmX6oI&feature=youtu.be&campid=twitter

 

 

Spiegel Online International, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GOING BACK TO NATURE WITH FOREST KINDERGARTENS http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/forest-kindergartens-could-be-the-next-big-export-from-germany-a-935165.html

 

 July 22, 2013 Yahoo Shine
- ▶ NATURE'S RITALIN: 7 STUDIES SHOW WHY TIME OUTDOORS MAKES FOR HIGHER-FUNCTIONING KIDS http://shine.yahoo.com/green/nature-8217-ritalin-7-studies-show-why-time-172900536.html

 

Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013
- ▶ FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

 

 August 29, 2013 Modern Farmer
- ▶ TURNING SCHOOL GARDENS INTO OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/using-school-gardens-classrooms/

 

August 6, 2013 Living Green Magazine
- ▶ GET YOUR KIDS HIKING ! START THEM YOUNG AND KEEP IT FUN http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/06/lifestyle-choices/get-your-kids-hiking-start-them-young-and-keep-it-fun/

 

▶  REWILDING THE CHILD: IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3417346620/if-children-lose-contact-with-nature-they-won-t-fight-for-it

 

 

Children and Nature Network - The New Nature Movement
                                                    VIDEO
- ▶ "THE CHILD IN NATURE" - NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER: A Film by Miranda Andersen, 13, http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/02/04/the-child-in-nature-a-new-film-by-miranda-andersen-13/

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

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

 

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

 

- ▶ BIG BUSINESS CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

 

 

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

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It seems to be all about nature.

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                                                    VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
DOWN TO EARTH: Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, June 20, 2014
-▶ THE STRANGE SCIENCE BEHIND DESIGN: MATERIALS FROM UNUSUAL SOURCES. From clothing made from crab compounds to recycled blue jeans worked into your Ford Fusion, innovation in textile manufacture and design is getting weirder – and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/20/science-design-materials-sources-sustainable

 

                                                       TED IDEAS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

 ▶ InHabitat, June 29, 2014
WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

  Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy

 

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

 

 -▶  BIOMIMICRY: NATURE AS DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE' MOST ELEGANT DESIGN MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT EFO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY  http://sco.lt/9IokZF

 

                                                        VIDEO

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

  http://www.ted.com Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO

                    LEARNING FROM NATURE (BBC) Part 1/4 HD

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQUhPPtQL0

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                   Nova PBS
                  FRACTALS: THE ARCHITECTURE USED IN NATURE
Discovered by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, they are the architecture used by nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmxJ1KDR_s0

 

September 19, 2013 OurWorld2.0
-▶  BIOMIMICRY: EMULATING NATURE'S GENIUS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/biomimicry-emulating-nature%E2%80%99s-genius/

 

-▶  WANT WATER SOLUTIONS?  NATURE HAS ALREADY FIGURED THEM OUT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3336681505/want-water-solutions-nature-has-already-figured-them-out

 

YES Magazine

-▶  FROM SOAP TO CITIES, DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/the-solutions-to-our-biggest-challenges-are-all-around-us2014in-nature

 

 

-▶ Live Science, April 01, 2014
FLYING SNAKES MAY INSPIRE FUTURE GLIDING SUITS http://www.livescience.com/44521-flying-snakes-may-inspire-gliding-suits.html

 

PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

 

The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
-▶ ARE YOUR SHAVING RAZORS INSPIRED BY FROG AND CRICKET LEGS? http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/47191

 

 

 

 The Biomimicry Manual:

▶  WHAT CAN CROWS TEACH US ABOUT THE SHARING ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-crows-teach-us-about-the-sharing-economy/

 

                               THE BIOMIMICRY MANUAL

             http://inhabitat.com/tag/the-biomimicry-manual/

 

Wildlife Extra News, February 2014

-▶ THE STICKY TOES OF A GECKO INSPIRE NEW ADHESIVE TAPE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/gecko-toes.html#cr

 

Wildlife Extra News - February 2013
-▶ THE WAY BATS FLY MAY INSPIRE A NEW SMALL FLYING VEHICLE OF THE FUTURE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/bat-flight-inspires-vehicle.html#cr

 

 TreeHugger, February 20, 2014
-▶  TERMITES INSPIRE ROBOT SWARMS THAT BUILD WITHOUT BLUE PRINTS http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/termites-inspire-robot-swarms-build-without-blueprints.html

 

                                                  WATCH

                                  PBS Nova - 4-part series

                                    NATURE'S TOOLBOX 

                MAKING STUFF SMARTER, FASTER, COLDER, SAFER" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-more-stuff.html#making-stuff-wilder

 

 

 My Modern Metropolis, November 13, 2013
-▶  ENTIRE ALPHABET FOUND ON THE WING PATTERNS OF BUTTERFLIES http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/kjell-bloch-sandved-butterfly-alphabet

 

February 25, 2013 Treehugger

-▶  FISH GILL-INSPIRED WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WINS STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html

 

Gizmag
-▶  BUTTERFLY vs SHARK: NATURE'S CLUES TO ANTI-DUST MATERIALS http://www.gizmag.com/butterfly-wing-dirt-resistance/24930/

 

Treehugger
-▶  WHAT DOES AN OCTOPUS HAVE IN COMMON WITH A KINDLE? SURPRISINGLY, A LOT http://www.treehugger.com/biomimicry/what-does-octopus-have-common-kindle-surprisingly-lot.html

 

-▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

 

Green Prophet
-▶  CURVY DESERT HOME MIMICS THE SNAIL:  DESIGNED BY IRANIAN STUDENTS  http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/03/iran-desert-mimics-snail/

 

ABC Science, Jnuary 15, 2013
-▶  THE "OMITHOPTER" JELLYFISH-INSPIRED FLYING MACHINE KEEPS UPRIGHT. Scientists have built the first ever flying machine that is capable of stable hovering simply by flapping its wings, using a movement similar to that of a swimming jellyfish. The new form of "ornithopter" is reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/15/3925459.htm

 

National Geographic
-▶  CHEETAH-CUB ROBOT CREATED: SEE OTHER NATURE-INSPIRED MACHINES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/120618-robot-animals-cheetah-science-technology/

 

 Inhabitat, March 02, 2014
The Biomimicry Manual:

▶  WHAT CAN A LEAF-CUTTER ANTS TEACH US ABOUT FARMING? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-leaf-cutter-ants-teach-us-about-farming/#more-606388

 

                                                      WATCH

               *** BIO-INSPIRATION: NATURE AS MUSE  - KQED QUEST -  

For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBkbaFsZOY

 

 Treehugger, December 26, 2013
-▶  9 WAYS OF GETTING AROUND:  INSPIRED BY BIOMIMICRY: TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS PULLED FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/biomimicry/9-ways-getting-around-inspired-biomimicry/

 

 June 20, 2012 Global Possibilities
-▶  THE URBAN GREEN PRINT: BIOMIMICRY APPLIED TO A CITY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-urban-greenprint-biomimicry-applied-to-a-city/

 

New Scientist, March 16, 2014
-▶ IRON MAN PLANTS ARE SUPERCHARGED BY NANOTECH POWER. Applications remain far off, but could include self-powering and self-repairing phones or even buildings; trees that double as cellphone towers; and a new type of fuel cell. "The vision is to use plants as a platform for technology," says team leader Michael Strano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25231-iron-man-plants-are-supercharged-by-nanotech-power.html#.UydxBF5kJK4

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS - LORD OF THE ANTS:  THE ANT WHISPERER

                                         http://sco.lt/5w6fk9

 

June 22, 2013 Treehugger

-▶  BE MORE LIKE NATURE: MUTUALISM (SYMBOSIS), NOT COMPETITION IS THE DRIVING FORCE IN NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/generous-cities-biomimicry-and-urban-design.html

 

 New York Times

-▶  BIOMIMICRY: We must draw our standards from the natural world. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/benyus-biomimicry.html

 

Awaken.Org

-▶  LIVING LESSONS OF BIOMIMICRY  by Janine Benyus | Awakin.org Unlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her... http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=790

 

 

-▶  YOU CAN'T BEAT MOTHER NATURE  - Human contrivances pale in comparison with the technologically superior feats of the natural world  http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/970831.31saga01.html

 

-▶  TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW NATURE'S LEAD by Sarah van Gelder — YES! Magazine Letter From The Editor http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/natures-original-idea?icl=email_november12&ica=ChangeDirectionFollowNature

 

 

-▶  HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

 

 

Biomimicry 3.8

-▶  WHAT COULD NATURE TEACH US? A CLOSER LOOK AT NATURE'S GENIUS  http://biomimicry.net/

 

 -▶  THE BIOMIMICRY DESIGN PORTAL - HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES?  http://www.asknature.org/article/view/nuggets

 

Conservation Magazine

-▶  DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE http://conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

-▶  DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3433042208/designing-from-nature-could-solve-our-biggest-challenges

 

-▶  HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES http://www.asknature.org/

 

 

                                          A GIANT LEAP

                                                  VIDEO
RETHINKING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE WITH 3D PRINTING
▶ BUILDING HOUSES DESIGNED/INFORMED BY NATURE WITH 3D-PRINTING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9XH210U4g

 

 

-▶  CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: THE ROLE OF ART AND IMAGINATION IN ADVERTISING TO CREATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/72LxOj

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

      BIOMIMICRY ABOUNDS IN THE SAN FRANCICO BAY AREA | KQED QUEST http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/04/20/biomimicry-abounds-in-the-bay-area/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

-▶  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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TED Bio: "A self-proclaimed nature nerd, Janine Benyus' concept of biomimicry has galvanized scientists, architects, designers and engineers into exploring new ways in which nature's successes can inspire humanity." ...Find out more about Janine Benyus' philosophy and work at Biomimicry 3.8, the Institute which she owns and co-founded. Biomimicry 3.8's mission is "to train, equip, and connect scientists, engineers, architects, educators, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of brilliant designs and strategies." Now that's creative in more ways than one!

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United Natures – a United Nations of all species

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THIS YOU MUST KNOW.... U.S. Government Aggressively Backs Monsanto's GMO Thrust into Global Food Supply - Biological Deserts

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May 2013 Food and Water Watch

EXPLOSIVE MUST READ....

 

New indepth report gives first comprehensive analysis of U.S. State Department’s promotion of the biotech seed industry’s global agenda... http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/biotech-ambassadors-diplomacy-or-marketing/

 

CONTENTS

 Executive Summary .

Introduction

State Department Strategy, Message, Tactics and Goals

State Department Biotech Charm Offensive

Taking the Biotech Spin Cycle on the Road

The Four Goals of Biotech Diplomacy.

Corporate Diplomacy and Monsanto’s Goodwill Ambassadors.

Patently Offensive: State Department Intervenes in Commercial Disputes for Monsanto

Pressuring Foreign Governments to Reduce Oversight of Biotech Crops. . .

U.S. Embassies Aggressively Opposed GE Labeling Efforts

Pushing Biotech on the Developing World.

U.S.-Biotech Industry Campaign to Commercialize GE Crops in Kenya

U.S. Government Pushes Ghana Biotech Law Over

Finish Line Nigeria Advances U.S.-Drafted GE Legislation…

Combining Diplomatic Carrots With WTO Sticks

Conclusion and Recommendations

Methodology

Endnotes

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/biotech-ambassadors-diplomacy-or-marketing/

 

 

June 5, 2013 Green Left Weekly
U.S. GOVERNMENT BACKS MONSANTO'S THREAT TO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/54223

 

USA GOVERNMENT STARTS TRADE WARS WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO BIOTECH GM CARTEL  http://sco.lt/7AcjHV

 

June 4, 2013 Guardian
GM CROPS: THE GENETIC COLONIALISTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/24/gm-crops-the-genetic-colonialists

 

 

THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY IN SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7WCnGT

 

MONSANTO, UN AGENDA 21 AND GLOBAL MONOPOLY COOPTING THE LABEL "SUSTAINABLE"  http://sco.lt/7v9ZMv

 

OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations, Oversight http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

AFRICA - SOLD: OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/81OLWj

 

 

A MUST SEE VIDEO - DAVID SUZUKI

***** "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL" http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

 

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Plenty of references for your own research here.

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No early birds getting the worms: Songbirds risk missing peak food supply

No early birds getting the worms: Songbirds risk missing peak food supply | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

June 3, 2013 Science Daily

A mismatch between the departure schedules of songbirds and higher spring temperatures at their breeding sites means they are arriving 'late' for the advanced spring and likely missing out on peak food they need to be productive breeders.

Aerial insectivores, like purple martins and other swallows, are experiencing strong population declines, particularly species migrating longer distances and populations breeding further north. Scientists have shown in a European species that declines may be due to an inability to advance arrival schedules to match a warming climate. This study provides the first direct evidence of a discrepancy between higher spring temperatures at breeding sites and departure schedules of individual songbirds..... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135525.htm

 

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Example of effects of global climate change.

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VIDEO: ETHOPIA - Local Tribes Under Threat From Foreign Land Grab "Investments". Deforestation

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February 5, 2013 Oakland Institute

-▶  LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/omo-local-tribes-under-threat

                                                   VIDEO:

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/video-lower-omo-local-tribes-under-threat

 Ethiopia has been the focus of aggressive foreign agricultural investment, leasing out nearly 3.6 million hectares of land for commercial farm ventures from 2008-2010. This investment has corresponded with widespread human rights violations. Most egregiously, the Ethiopian government's villagization program will displace 1.5 million people by 2013--with the five administrative regions that have the largest share of foreign investment the hardest hit. The forced relocation of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people from their lands to make room for foreign investors has destroyed livelihoods and rendered small-scale farmers and pastoralist communities fearful of their own survival, as rapes and killings involving security forces have been reported in Lower Omo and Gambella regions,,, http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/video-lower-omo-local-tribes-under-threat

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                                   ETHIOPIA

LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS", DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7anisL

 

-▶  ETHIOPIA'S 'VILLAGISATION' SCHEME FAILS TO BEAR FRUIT

Residents say government has not delivered on resettlement promise of land, clean water and livestock http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/22/ethiopia-villagisation-scheme-fails

 

 Guardian Global Development, January 17, 2012
-▶  THOUSANDS FORCIBLY RELOCATED IN ETHIOPIA:  HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report

 

  International Cry, October 17, 2013

-▶  ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRABS: INTERVIEWS FROM THE HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS DISPLACED BY FOREIGN LANDGRABBING

Wealthy nations and multinational corporations are taking over lands that are home to hundreds of thousands of ethnically, linguistically, geographically and culturally distinct pastoralists and indigenous communities. Out of 740,000 hectares, 640,000 hectares of land have been leased to government-owned companies and private investors.

http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=475&wysijap=subscriptions

FULL REPORT:

http://intercontinentalcry.org/ethiopias-land-grabs-interviews-displaced/

 

                                 An Image Says A Thousand Words

    SMALL FARMERS vs BIG WESTERN MONCROPPING AGRICULTURE

                                          Ethiopia Farming

                                        http://ow.ly/pW2dn

 

 April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
-▶  HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952


July 17, 2013 farmlandgrab.org |
-▶  FINGERPRINTS OF INTERNATIONAL AID ON FORCED RELOCATION, REPRESSION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN ETHIOPIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22318

 

November 20, 2012 Mongabay
-▶  THE STRUGGLE TO CONSERVE ETHIOPIA'S HIGHLANDS: WOLVES, MOLE RATS, AND NYLA  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1120-hance-bale-interview.html#zsb3zhaDbf2HOQKv.99

 

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                                        Oakland Institute
 "THE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT OF LAND INVESTMENTS ON INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA" 

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/unheard-voices-human-rights-impact-land-investments-indigenous-communities-gambella

 

June 5, 2013 TerraDaily

-▶  EGYPT WARNS ' ALL OPTIONS OPEN' ON MEGA ETHOPIA DAM -

Ethiopia has begun diverting the Blue Nile 500 metres (yards) from its natural course to construct a $4.2 billion (3.2 billion euro) hydroelectric project known as Grand Renaissance Dam.

The Blue Nile joins the White Nile in Khartoum to form the Nile which flows through Sudan and Egypt before emptying into the Mediterranean.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Egypt_warns_all_options_open_on_Ethiopia_dam_999.html

 

20 December 2011 farmlandgrab.org  
-▶  ETHIOPIA: GIBE III - A DAM TOO FAR http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/19794

 

June 6, 2013 Terra Daily
-▶  EGYPT UPS THE ANTE ON NILE DISPUTE WITH ETHIOPIA MEGA DAM http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Egypt_ups_the_ante_on_Nile_dispute_with_Ethiopia_999.html

 

 June 3, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶  MID-EAST WATER WARS: Ethiopia studies on Nile dam fall short:  Diverting Water From Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia and the impact of a $4.7 billion hydroelectric dam. http://planetark.org/wen/68819

 

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                        October 26, 2010 Yale Environment 360
           "WHEN THE WATER ENDS: AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS" http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/

 

 

June 24, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶  AFRICA AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 2 http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-2/

 

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

 

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"   http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

 

June 2, 2013 Global Post: Commentary:
-▶  WHY THE PROBLEM? WHEN IT'S ONLY ABOUT MONEY: U.S. STANDS TO BENEFIT BY INVESTING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/sub-saharan-africa-united-states-investment-AGOA

 

Oakland Institute:

-▶  UNDERSTANDING LAND INVESTMENT DEALS IN AFRICA: PUBLICATIONS  http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deals-africa-publications

 

-▶  PARTNERS FOR THE LAND & AGRICULTURAL NEEDS OF TRADITIONAL PEOPLES - www.plantpartners.org http://www.plantpartners.org/

 

-▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL - THE ONGOING 6TH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl

 

                                          -▶  ENOUGHNESS -▶   

                   Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                       http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                  WATCH

                                 May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                        "PLANET FOR SALE"

                 BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                     http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                               "GREEN GOLD"

The film takes you to China, Jordan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bolivia.

It’s the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. This documentary is not just a tale of hope, it’s evidence of hope – it’s proof that we do not need to give in to apathy and despair. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/green-gold/

 

                                 -▶      MORE ON ETHIOPIA -▶ 

 

-▶  Food Crisis and Global Land Grabs

http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/19794

AND

http://www.farmlandgrab.org/search "ETHOPIA"

 

-▶  Daraja

http://www.scoop.it/t/daraja-net?q=ETHIOPIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healing the Earth: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

Healing the Earth: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

The Ecologist

HEALING THE EARTH:  INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND CLIMATE CHANGE.  For Indigenous peoples climate change is not a political slogan but an inescapable reality of their daily life. In a new series for the Ecologist, Gleb Raygorodetsky explores how different communities are responding to the challenges of climate change ...

This blog is part of the Healing the Earth project of the Conversations with the Earth (CWE) initiative, a multimedia platform that brings Indigenous voices on climate change to the global audience. Follow CWE on Facebook or Twitter @ConversEarth.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1973697/healing_the_earth_indigenous_peoples_and_climate_change.html

 

Guardian Environment, January 20, 2014
▶PERU'S FARMERS FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE USING MODERN AND INCA TECHNIQUES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/20/peru-farmers-weather-climate-change

 

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/

 

 

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

 

▶INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/92n6KP

 

▶INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IS SCIENCE - DON'T IGNORE IT  http://sco.lt/8Yr0XB

 

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/

 

 August 9, 2013 Alertnet

▶ CAN AN INDIGENOUS WORLD VIEW OF RESPECT, LOVE AND KINDNESS CREATE A REVOLUTION?  http://www.alternet.org/environment/can-indigenous-worldview-respect-love-and-kindness-create-revolution

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                      AT ONE WITH NATURE

THE GREAT LAWS OF NATURE: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE 

Healing Themselves By Returning to Natural Law and Reconnection to the Land . This video depicts how a group of First Nations People in Saskatchewan Canada are reclaiming their Indigenous agricultural heritage, reconnecting with Nature, learning and observing her natural laws, and getting back on the road to self-reliance...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn1ym5r7pqg

 

 September 11, 2013 Common Dreams
▶ THE WISDOM OF THEIR ANCESTORS

"There are people all over the world who haven’t forgotten the wisdom of their ancestors and who are coming together in the name of ‘participatory democracy’ to ensure that their voice is heard; that they are not silent witnesses to the crime of ecocide." http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/11-7

 

Business Mirror

▶INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES, KEY TO BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/features/biodiversity/19676-indigenous-and-local-communities-key-to-biodiversity-conservation

 

May 23, 2012 Yes Magazine
▶FOR A FUTURE THAT WON'T DESTROY LIFE ON EARTH, LOOK TO THE GLOBAL INDIGENOUS UPRISING http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/love-and-the-apocalypse/mother-earth-at-the-heart-of-it


                                                      VIDEO                         

                    August 17, 2013 International Cry Magazine
RESTORING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND THE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE  http://intercontinentalcry.org/restoring-indigenous-communities-and-the-ecological-balance/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                          Yale Environment 360

                           " INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI"

                                           http://sco.lt/7HwxkH

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                                               LinkTV World News

                                    HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

              "RESTORING THE EARTH  - RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA"

                                              http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

 August 6, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶WHAT THE CHEROKEE CAN TEACH BUSINESS LEADERS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/cherokee-teach-business-leaders-sustainability

 

 Ensia Magazine
 -▶ THE GIFT OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE:  : International conservation strategies increasingly look to indigenous knowledge http://ensia.com/notables/#notable7617

 

 Psych.Org, December 09, 2013
 -▶ FOLLOWING TRADITION: TOP EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES http://phys.org/news/2013-12-tradition-examples-indigenous-knowledge-biodiversity.html

 

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/

 

                                                     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


                                                     VIDEO

                          CONVERSATIONS WITH THE EARTH

                                                  CWE Media

http://www.conversationsearth.org/index.php?temp=media&id_story=25

 

 

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

 

July 3, 2014 Huffington Post Green, Carl Gibson:
-▶ CRANE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON LOCAL SOLUTIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/cranes-and-climate-change_b_3537639.html

 

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

 

 

April 7, 2011 National Geographic
-▶ RESTORING THE SACRED WEB OF LIFE IN SIBERIA'S GOLDEN MOUNTAINS http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/04/07/altai_golden-mountains_russia-pictures/

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                       http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

 

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Biodiversity Is Vital to Maintaining Ecosystem and Human Health

Biodiversity Is Vital to Maintaining Ecosystem and Human Health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Mongabay, May 08, 2014

 NEW HOLISTIC  'ONE HEALTH'  CONNECTS HUMANS, ANIMALS AND ECOSYSTEMS.  Recently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging holistic “One Health” movement explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health, and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-nicole-sri-ehp-one-health.html

 

BBC News, June 05, 2014
-▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552

 

 

                                                       REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
-▶ COULD DECLINING BIODIVERSITY BE LINKED TO THE RISING PREVALENCE OF ALLERGIES AND ECOSYSTEM VIRUSES? http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/biodiversity-under-our-skin-2/

 

 Summit Voice, November 18, 2013
-▶ STUDY: ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/

 

OSLO (Reuters) - May 27, 2013

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE. A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday... 

   Zakri said there were 30,000 edible plants but that just 30 crops accounted for 95 percent of the energy in human food that is dominated by rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum....

   He said it was "more important than ever to have a large genetic pool to enable organisms to withstand and adapt to new conditions." That would help to ensure food for a global population set to reach 9 billion by 2050 from 7 billion now.... http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/environment-food-idUSL5N0E80Q420130527

 

Just Means, March 11, 2014
 -▶  WORLD BANK SAY BIODIVERSITY IS CRITICAL TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/world-bank-says-biodiversity-is-critical-to-ending-global-poverty

 

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT

 

Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
-▶  RAPID LOSS OF TOP PREDATORS 'A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT' - Scientists warn that removal from ecosystem of large carnivores like the dingo could be as detrimental as climate change... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/10/rapid-loss-of-top-predators-a-major-environmental-threat

 

August 14, 2012 Science Daily
-▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

 

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

 

 March 03, 2013 Global Issues

-▶ LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions

 

-▶  UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY LOSS PAINTS DIRE PICTURE FOR FUTURE OF HUMAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/4m6nZJ

 

▶ ELDERS OF THE FOREST DISAPPEARING WORLDWIDE - IRREPLACEABLE HABITAT FOR MANY ANIMALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3632517130/elders-of-the-forests-disappearing-worldwide-irreplaceable-habitat-for-many-animals

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

 

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

 

 eTNDaily, November 24, 2013
▶ SOUTH AFRICA:  BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A MECHANISM FOR ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.eturbonews.com/39998/biodiversity-stewardship-mechanism-adaptation-climate-change

 

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

 

Conservation Magazine
 ▶ THE MUSHROOM MESSIAH. The Agarikon is the Holy Grail in his crusade to prove that fungi can be used to treat health problems ranging from high blood pressure to cancer. And his vision doesn’t end there. Fungi can clean up fuel spills, provide a nontoxic (and more effective) alternative to insecticides, and be the source of a powerful new biofuel.  http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/01/the-mushroom-messiah/?utm_source=Conservation+Magazine&utm_campaign=92d0bbd6c6-This_Week_s_Good_Read_Nov+30_2013_10_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d0cc46f2ab-92d0bbd6c6-266527037

 

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

 

 

 

August 14, 2012 Science Daily
▶ STUDY DEMONSTRATES THAT ONE EXTINCTION LEADS TO ANOTHER  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814213500.htm?+Animals+News+--+Nature%29

 

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

 

June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
▶ NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

May 10, 2013 United Nations Environmental Programme

▶ LOSS AND DEGRADATION OF NATURAL HABITAT THREATEN MIGRATORY BIRDS, PUSHING SPECIES TOWARD EXTINCTION

http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9498

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 27, 2013 Science Daily

▶ EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

▶ THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

▶ WHAT'S WRONG WITH TREE PLANTATIONS? http://sco.lt/4iLDeL

 

 ▶ FACTORY FARMS - AND YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/7ZewEr

 

                  A Must see VIDEO for all - Geneticist David Suzuki:

                "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                          http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

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

 

 May 11, 2013 UNEP
▶ UN CONFERENCE TAKES HISTORIC STRIDES TO STRENGTHEN CHEMICAL SAFETY GLOBALLY
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that in many countries intensive crop production has depleted agriculture's natural resource base, jeopardizing future productivity. "To fight hunger and eradicate poverty, we will need to find more sustainable ways to produce 60 percent more food by 2050," he said. However, he recognized that chemical pesticides would continue to be part of farming in many parts of the world in future. ... http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9501&l=en

 

 

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The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks

The Tragic Slaughter of Tens of Thousands of Elephants -- Just For Their Tusks | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 October 18, 2013

A grass-roots campaign is putting pressure on politicians and the courts to act decisively.... http://mg.co.za/article/2013-10-18-kenyans-rally-to-save-their-wildlife/

 

 

August 13, 2013 Guardian Environment
  ▶  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

 

ChinaNews, July 10, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL EFFORT NEEDED TO STEM ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER - CITES http://www.ecns.cn/2014/07-10/123337.shtml

 

 June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic
- ▶ ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

Mongabay, July 07, 2014
PRICE OF IVORY TRIPLES IN CHINA.
In the last four years the price of ivory in China has tripled, according to new research from Save the Elephants. The news has worrying implications for governments and conservationists struggling to save elephants in Africa amidst a poaching epidemic, which has seen tens-of-thousands of elephants butchered for their tusks across the continent annually. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0707-hance-ivory-price.html

 

 TIME, July 03, 2014
  ▶  AFRICAN-ELEPHANT POACHING SOARS AS IVORY PRICE TRIPLES IN CHINA http://time.com/2953056/african-elephant-poaching-soars-as-ivory-prices-triple-in-china/

 

 The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

March 5, 2013 =

  ▶  BBC NATURE: AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS DECLINE BY 62% IN 10 YEARS - COULD BE EXTINCT WITHIN A DECADE  http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21655613

 

The Guardian Environment, March 05, 2013

  ▶  TWO THIRDS OF AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANTS: The threat of extinction is growing for African forest elephants, according to a study released at the Cites summit in Bangkok ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/05/two-thirds-forest-elephants-killed

 

                                                IVORY POACHING,

               THESE SEVEN IMAGES SHOW THEIR TERRIBLE FATE http://www.fascinatingpics.com/ivory-poaching-a-threat-to-african-elephants-these-7-images-show-their-terrible-fate/

 

 ▶  WOULD ANYONE BUY IVORY IF THEY HAD WITNESSED THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/aug/23/ivory-slaughter-yao-ming

 

 

 \World Wildlife Fund, May 15, 2014
 ▶  HONG KONG SET TO DESTROY RECORD IVORY STOCKPILE - 28 TONS (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) - The Hong Kong government has begun the destruction of a staggering 28 tons of illegal ivory, the world’s largest illegal ivory stockpile and more than every other country in history combined. Advocates believe this public stance against ivory trafficking is a hopeful sign that Hong Kong’s centuries-old ivory worship traditions are crumbling. http://worldwildlife.org/stories/hong-kong-set-to-destroy-record-ivory-stockpile

 

New Scientist, May 14, 2014
 ▶  IVORY POACHING FUNDS MOST WAR AND TERRORISM IN AFRICA http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229692.700-ivory-poaching-funds-most-war-and-terrorism-in-africa.html#.U3VRiS_1_OQ

 

- ▶ JANE GOODALL:  IVORY SALES MUST STOP OR AFRICA'S ELEPHANT COULD SOON BE EXTINCT http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/16/jane-goodall-ivory-poaching-elephant

 

- ▶ WHY IT'S TIME TO BAN THE IVORY TRADE FOR GOOD  [Graphic images: viewer discretion advised http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3731951859/why-it-s-time-to-ban-the-ivory-trade-for-good-graphic-images-viewer-discretion-advised

 

 Tuổi Trẻ news, October 22, 2013
  -▶ 2.4 TONS OF ILLICIT ELEPHANT TUSK SEIZED IN HAI PHONG, AGAIN (HOW MANY DEAD ELEPHANTS IS THAT?) http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/14325/24-tons-of-illicit-elephant-tusks-seized-in-hai-phong-again

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THAI PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES END TO IVORY TRADE http://www.wwf.org.au/?6241/Thai-prime-minister-announces-end-to-ivory-trade

 

March 3, 2013

- ▶ THEY'RE STANDING IN LINE : THREE IVORY TRADERS FOR EVERY THAI ELEPHANT  - Nature - Environment - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/three-ivory-traders-for-every-thai-elephant-8518011.html

 

- ▶ ECOCIDE NATION:  ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SANCTIONS OVER THAILAND'S ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE NBC World News http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/02/17156137-activists-to-call-for-sanctions-over-thailands-elephant-ivory-trade?lite

 

- ▶ ‘WHITE GOLD" IN CHINA - SLIDE SHOW - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/03/01/world/asia/20130301IVORY.html

 

March 4, 2013 - New York Times

- ▶ THE PRICE OF IVORY:  AN ILLICIT TRAIL OF AFRICAN IVORY TO CHINA http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/world/asia/an-illicit-trail-of-african-ivory-to-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&;

 

Feb 27, 2013

- ▶ BLOOD IVORY BECOMING A HOT COMMODITY AMONG CHINA'S GROWING MIDDLE CLASS - ‘BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS;" http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/battle-for-the-elephants-blood-ivory-becoming-a-hot-commodity-among-chinas-growing-middle-class.html

 

 Jan 15, 2013 Caue2 Causes

- ▶ ENTIRE ELEPHANT FAMILY KILLED FOR IVORY IN AFRICA  http://www.care2.com/causes/entire-elephant-family-killed-for-their-ivory.html

 

 

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  -▶ INSIDE THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY THAT'S SLAUGHTERING AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS - A CRIMINAL HORROR http://sco.lt/6q74M5

 

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 -▶ CHADS LAST ELEPHANTS - NUMBERS PLUNGE FROM 4,300 TO 450 | http://sco.lt/8OieKP

 

 Guardian Environment, April 29, 2014
-▶ THE "INHUMANITY" OF THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: FOUR CALVES AMONG SIX ELEPHANTS MURDERED IN KENYAN NATIONAL PARK. Poachers chopped tusks off three of the elephants, and hacked the face off one juvenile in Tsavo East national park http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/calves-elephants-killed-kenyan-national-park

 

-▶ SATAO:  THE PASSING OF A GIANT - DEATH OF A BELOVED ELEPHANT http://sco.lt/8W2q0H

 

                                                      VIDEO

           KENYA:  ENTIRE FAMILY OF 11 ELEPHANTS WIPED OUT

                                          http://sco.lt/6cBr1d

 

   -▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS - UNBEARABLE - POACHING TO EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6hXE5x

 

  -▶ POACHERS KILL 300 ELEPHANTS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) WITH CYANIDE AT WATER HOLE IN 'WORST MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRICA http://sco.lt/7WbG9R

 

                                                   VIDEO -

                                              CNN REPORT

  -▶ WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE POACHING CRISIS? http://sco.lt/7IdOYD

 

 

  -▶ RHINOS IN CRISIS: POACHING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TAKING SPECIES TO BRING 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

 

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                              'BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS' -

                                        National Geographic

                       Global Ivory Trade, Poaching And Extinction

                                        http://sco.lt/8TXlw1

 

  -▶ NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE 'CYPERPOACHING -- EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6CmpXt

 

                                          VIDEO - (27:19) Link TV
                                     ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN PERIL
In Sumatra, Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations
 http://www.linktv.org/video/9160/asian-elephants-in-peril

 

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

 

 

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

 

▶   INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

  -▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - DEFORESTATION DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT -- AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh

 

 

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

 

 

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                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                            http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELWHA RIVER DAM : Freeing a River to It's Former Glory - A Grand Experiment

ELWHA RIVER DAM : Freeing a River to It's Former Glory - A Grand Experiment | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 

SPECIAL REPORT:  THE SEATTLE TIMES

The Grand Experiment to tear down two dams and return an Olympic Wilderness to its former glory http://seattletimes.com/flatpages/specialreports/elwha/?spotlightname=elwha&spotlightquery=elwha

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
HELPING FISH RETURN TO THE ELWHA RIVER - NOT SO EASY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&


 August 22, 2013 TerraDaily
DAMS DESTABILIZE RIVER FOOD WEBS: LESSONS FROM THE GRAND CANYON http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dams_destabilize_river_food_webs_Lessons_from_the_Grand_Canyon_999.html

 

On Earth Magazine, July 09, 2014
-▶ IS IT TIME TO LET THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BE MIGHTY AGAIN? . We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/06/should-we-let-the-mighty-mississippi-be-mighty-again

 

 

         RESTORING RIVERS TO NATURE AFTER MAN HAS HAD HIS WAY

                                                      WATCH

                          "SALMON - RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"

                                     Full Episode - PBS Nature

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

 

GIVING THANKS TO SALMON: SUSTAINERS OF THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST http://ow.ly/mITrI

 

May 2013 - Solutions Magazine
THE RETURN OF THE SALMON:  HOW ONE DAM'S REMOVAL HAS TRANSFORMED OUR APPROACH TO NATURE http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22131

 

August 22, 2013 Environment News Service

DAM REMOVALS OPEN NORTHEAST RIVERS AFTER 100 YEARS: RESTORING ECOSYSTEMS http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/22/dam-removals-open-northeast-rivers-to-fish-recreation/

 

April 3, 2012 Environmental Protection
NATURAL, HEALTHY RIVER NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS http://eponline.com/articles/2012/04/03/natural-river-networks-are-essential-for-biodiversity.aspx

 

 

                              *** COOL TIME-LAPSE VIDEO

                                      July 2, 2013 Treehugger

           REMOVAL OF GOLD RAY DAM, ROGUE RIVER, OREGON USA http://www.treehugger.com/infrastructure/time-lapse-video-shows-removal-dam.html

 

Guardian, International Day of Action For Rivers
CONTROVERSIAL DAM PROJECTS - IN PICTURES http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2012/mar/14/controversial-dam-projects-in-pictures

 

 

                                              DESTRUCTIVE DAMS :

                                    BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION------

            Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated -

                                       http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

CHINA PLANS OVER 300 MEGA DAM PROJECTS WORLDWIDE  http://sco.lt/7BROTp

 

 November 3, 2012 Deep Green Resistance News Service
CAMBODIA APPROVES PLAN TO BUILD PROFITABLE DAM, DISPLACING 50,000+ PEASANTS, DESTROYING RIVER ECOSYSTEMS http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/11/03/cambodia-approves-plan-to-build-profitable-dam-displace-50000-peasants/

 

July 4, 2013 Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation
WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS  http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                                                    GR8 VIDEO -

          AWHAR: RESTORING THE MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHES IN IRAQ

                                              http://sco.lt/5T7sNV

 

 

 DROUGHT AND DAMS IN BIBLICAL GARDEN OF EDEN  http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/11/drought-and-dams-in-biblical-garden-of-eden/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20130428ngnw-drought&utm_campaign=Content

 

 

Guardian Environment, October 12, 2013
BRITAIN'S LOST RIVERS RESURRECTED AND FREED TO GO WITH THE FLOW http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/13/britain-lost-rivers

 

                                                    WATCH

                                              "DAMOCRACY"

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

 

 

28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE AS SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

 

May 23, 2013 Environment News Service

U.S. GROUND WATER CONSUMPTION ACCELERATING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/23/u-s-groundwater-consumption-accelerating/

 

THE FRESHWATER PROJECT: IMPORTANT FRESHWATER ENVIRONMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/78onVh

 

 

                  RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BORN CHALLENGE 

                                                http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

 

 

AMID EGYPT CRISIS, ETHOPIA PUSHES MEGA NILE DAM  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Amid_Egypt_crisis_Addis_pushes_Nile_dam_999.html

 

1. Cambodia approves plan to build profitable dam, displace 50,000+ peasants http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3197322644/cambodia-approves-plan-to-build-profitable-dam-displace-50-000-peasants

2. WATCH the Full Episode of "Salmon: Running the Gauntlet: on the PBS Nature Website | http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/salmon-running-the-gauntlet/video-full-episode/6620/

3. Problems With Big Dams | International Rivers http://www.internationalrivers.org/problems-with-big-dams

4. River Basin Basics | International Rivers http://www.internationalrivers.org/river-basin-basics

5. Letting the Xingu Run Freely http://www.internationalrivers.org/blogs/244/letting-the-xingu-run-freely

7. Environmental Impacts of Dams | International Rivers http://www.internationalrivers.org/environmental-impacts-of-dams

8. Brazil decree opens tribal lands to mining, dams in 'national interest' http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-brazil-indigenous-directive.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

9. Spectacular Time Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal - National Geographic - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111028-condit-dam-removal-video/

10. WATCH "Grand Coulee Dam" - A Technocractic Decision Gone Horribly Wrong http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3478227734/watch-grand-coulee-dam-a-technocractic-decision-gone-horribly-wrong

11. A Global Treaty on Rivers: Key to True Water Security http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3403254267/a-global-treaty-on-rivers-key-to-true-water-security

 

                            ALTERNATIVE TO HYDROELECTRICITY:

 

                      SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE

                                              http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

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             Dams have blocked salmon runs for more than a century.  

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Consuming Ourselves Out Of Existence: Economic report into biodiversity crisis

Consuming Ourselves Out Of Existence: Economic report into biodiversity crisis | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 21, 2010 Guardian

Species losses around the world could really cost us the Earth with food shortages, floods and expensive clean up costs.. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/21/biodiversity-un-report

 

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

June 24, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶ NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS DECLINING AS THREATS MOUNT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/north-american-birds-declining-as-threats-mount/

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES : Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out
   http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

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

 

 

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Sadly, most people don't care about our biodiversity.  Or the world they will be leaving their future generations.  

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VIDEO: Earthrace reveals horror of the annual 90,000 Namibian baby seal slaughter

 

 

NAMBIA - THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF 90,000 BABY SEALS.  ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARINE MAMMALS WILDLIFE CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN

 

Published on Jul 4, 2013 VIDEO (ABOVE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=INBcukfT2rY

 

Release of the footage, taken by conservation group Earthrace Conservation, coincides with the start of this year's seal cull which is expected to kill 80-90,000 seal pups and up to 6,000 bulls....

Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed. The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.

This graphic and upsetting film, shot in 2011 but only just released by Earthrace Conservation, shows sealers clubbing Cape fur seals to death in a nature reserve. The footage has been presented to the country's government, but a request by animal protection groups to ban the practice has been ignored.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1991629/seal_clubbing_in_namibia_shocking_footage_just_released.html

 

The Seals of Nam, June, 02, 2014
NAMBIA:  LIES, ECOCIDE, SEX TONICS AND FRAUD http://www.thesealsofnam.org/namibia-lies-ecocide-sex-tonics-and-fraud/

 

 

August 28, 2012 Ecowatch

The Namibian seal hunt is responsible for the largest slaughter of marine mammals on earth and is considered to be the most brutal of all seal culls. For 139 days, terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death for their pelts – a CITES protected species, killed in a seal reserve every day just hours before tourists come to view the remaining colony. Inhumane, illegal, unsustainable and unethical, many conservation groups violently oppose the slaughter.... http://ecowatch.com/2012/exposes-slaughter-baby-seals/

 

NAMIBIA: THE SEALS OF NAM - A GLOBAL OUTCRY

Each year, despite massive international criticism, flawed science, mounting public outcry and warnings from the IUCN, the quota gets increased.

Did you know the Namibian seal hunt is responsible for one of the largest slaughters of marine mammals on earth? It is considered to be the most brutal of ALL culls and is considered by scientists to be horrendously cruel.

From the 1st of July, 80 000 Cape Fur seal pups, still dependent on the teat, will be beaten to death with pick handles for their fur pelts. A further 6 000 adult bull seals will be shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian markets, thus fueling an illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines. For the next 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers and be violently beaten to death. The colony will be rounded up at day break. Pups, bulls and cows will be surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear.

http://www.thesealsofnam.org/the-slaughter-4/

 

 

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

                                        Published on Apr 5, 2012

*****  NAMIBIA SEAL HUNT - THE CRUELEST IN THE WORLD - YouTube

Pat Dickens, the campaign manager for "The Seals Of Nam" explains the differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnh6qV_HgHs

 

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NAMIBIA SEAL CULL FACTS - SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/desert-seal/seal-cull-facts.html

 

July 14, 2013 BBC News -
NAMIBIA'S CONTROVERSIAL ANNUAL EAL HUNT SET TO BEGIN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18845596

 

July 4, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

VIDEO:

**** HORROR OF NAMIBIA'S SEAL CULL http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/horror-of-namibias-sea-cull/

 

 

Scientific American, July 09, 2014
 -▶  EXTINCTION COUNTDOWN:  WHY IS NAMIBIA KILLING ITS RARE DESERT ELEPHANTS? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2014/07/09/namibia-desert-elephants/

 

 

 

CANADIAN ANNUAL HARP SEAL SLAUGHTER FACTS - http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/seal-hunt-facts.html

 

 May 27, 2012 CBC News
SEAL HUNT DESCRIBED AS "BEST" IN YEARS - NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - DESPITE BEING UNDER QUOTA OF 400,000 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

 

 HarpSeals.Org

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CANADIAN SEAL HUNT AND SLAUGHTER - 400,000 HARP SEALS APPROVED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

 

 CANADA: 70,000 SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER" WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS - SCIENTISTS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

January 5, 2013 Guardian Environment
CANADIAN SEA CULL 'UNNECESSARY FUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/05/canadian-seal-cull-unnecessary-climate-change

 

 

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

 

 

 


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WHAT CENTURY ARE WE IN???? This is NOT About Management.  This IS About MONEY.... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/27/nl-cp-seal-hunt-review-427.html

Seals play a vital part in the natural food chain.  Whales are starving due to lack of their food (seals) while man is cruelly slaughtering hundreds of thousands for their profit.   Something MUST be done here

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"ALMA" is a journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial economy

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                      "ALMA"

A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

-▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo

 

 

                      BRAZIL'S MOST DANGEROUS POLITICIAN

                          Guardian Environment, May 05, 2014
-▶  BRAZIL'S 'CHAINSAW QUEEN' TAKES ON ENVIRONMENTALISTS . Outside the political hothouse of Brasilia, there are probably few who can name the head of Brazil's powerful agricultural lobby, yet the woman in question, Kátia Abreu, is rapidly becoming the country's most interesting, important – and dangerous – politician.
   The senator and rancher from Tocantins was an influential force in the weakening of Brazil's forest code blamed by many for the recent rise in Amazon deforestation. Her support – in parliament and in an acerbic newspaper column – for more roads through the Amazon, congressional control over demarcation of indigenous reserves, more efficient monocultures and genetically modified "terminator seeds" has earned her the wrath of environmentalists who have called her "Miss Deforestation", "chainsaw queen" and the "face of evil".
   Abreu, however, is defiant, saying she is preparing to run for president one day and wants to help Brazil overtake the US as the world's biggest food producer. "Running for president is not a plan – it is fate. I'm getting ready for that, preparing in case it is my destiny," she said in an interview at her office in Brasilia. "Criticism from radical environmentalists is the best form of endorsement. It gives me satisfaction. It shows I am on the right track and playing the right role." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/05/brazil-chainsaw-queen-katia-abreu-amazon-deforestation

 

 

 March 2, 2013 - Guardian Environment

-▶  LUXURY LEATHER, SUPPLY CHAINS AND AMAZON DEFORESTATION

Cattle ranches are threatening the Amazon thanks to our love of luxury leather goods. But, reports Lucy Siegle, Brazil's forests could have an unlikely ally: Gucci ...

 ... the more I see of the (fashion) industry, the more I am convinced the supply chain has become so confused that brands genuinely don't know where their raw materials are from.... Currently the luxury market is the key growth area in the fashion industry, so it's vital that this sector engages with ethical issues.

"This is the future of quality fashion and credible brands," says Livia Firth. "Taking responsibility for the supply chain from beginning to end. I think that's a beautiful thing."  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation

 

August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation

 

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

 

December 8, 2012 - Mongabay

-▶  DAMS ARE RAPIDLY DAMNING THE AMAZON http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1208-raisg-amazon-dams.html#z4PLhoBPx4vBhZD0.02

 

BRAZIL DECREE OPENS TRIBAL LANDS TO MINING, DAMS IN 'NATIONAL INTEREST' http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-brazil-indigenous-directive.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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

 

 

                      -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS  -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

 REPORT: International Rivers: September 2013

-▶ WORLD BANK, WITH CHINA AND BRAZIL RETURNS TO FUNDING MEGA DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/world-bank-returns-to-big-dams-8077

 

                                             VIDEO Documentary
                                                  "DAMOCRACY"

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

 

-▶  WHEN WILL WE LEARN: BRAZIL STATE BANK TO INVEST $11 BILLION IN AMAZON DAM  http://sco.lt/6bEuy9

 

International Rivers:
-▶ SILENCED RIVERS: THE ECOLOGY AND POLITICS OF LARGE DAMS http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/silenced-rivers-the-ecology-and-politics-of-large-dams-4043

 

Environmental Protection, February 01, 2013
-▶  THE VULNERABILITY OF AMAZON'S FRESH ECOSYSTEMS. River, lake and wetland ecosystems—encompassing approximately one-fifth of the Amazon basin area—are being increasingly degraded by deforestation, pollution, construction of dams and waterways, and over-harvesting of plant and animal species. http://eponline.com/articles/2013/02/01/the-vulnerability-of-amazons-freshwater-ecosystems.aspx

 

                                                             VIDEO

 THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://sco.lt/63ewyH

 

 

August 23, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  PESTICIDE PROBLEMS IN THE AMAZON: DEFORESTATION AND BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0821-andrus-pesticide-problems-amazon.html

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
-▶  OIL INDUSTRY 'DEVASTATING' FOR AMAZON COMMUNITIES, WARNS UN RAPPORTEUR - James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/oil-industry-amazon-communities-un-rapporteur

 

                                                       VIDEO

                     INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                             A Pending Corporate Oil Plunder

                                         http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 ▶ IS UN 'REDD A FAILURE? INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN PANAMA WAIT FOR UN REDD TO MEET PROMISES  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0830-hance-panama-indigenous-redd.html#

 

Redd Monitor

▶ GAS EXTRACTION AND UN-REDD IN PERU http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/02/14/gas-extraction-and-redd-in-peru-you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it/#more-13489

 

 Forest Peoples Programme

▶ 'REDD' AND THE GREEN LAND GRAB IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON http://www.forestpeoples.org/faceted_search/results/The%20return%20of%20fortress%20conservation%3A%20REDD%20and%20the%20green%20land%20grab%20in%20the%20Peruvian%20Amazon

 

 

                      SO MUCH FOR UN-REDD AND REDD PLUS

                                        http://sco.lt/94vpdR

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

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                            -▶  ****REMEMBERING "GREEN" - 

An Multi-Award Winning Documentary by Patrick Rouxel on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction. http://sco.lt/6IIb0T

 GREEN has now won top awards from the two most prestigious wildlife film festivals in the world...and more than 30 others... http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?products_id=682

 

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  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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                                 "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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Large-scale biodiversity is vital to maintain human and ecosystem health

Large-scale biodiversity is vital to maintain human and ecosystem health | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

June 7, 2013 Science Daily

▶  Over the years ecologists have shown how biological diversity benefits the health of small, natural communities. New analysis by ecologists at UC Santa Cruz demonstrates that even higher levels of biological diversity are necessary to maintain ecosystem health in larger landscapes over long periods of time....http://news.ucsc.edu/2013/06/ecosystem-biodiversity.html

 

 

BBC News, June 05, 2014
-▶  U.N. URGES ACTION TO PROTECT FORESTS GENETIC DIVERSITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27715552

 

                                                       REPORT

                                    PLOS ONE, February 25, 2014
-▶  WHY BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS AND IT'S REGULATION MATTERS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR OUTBREAKS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0090032

 

                                                   --- WATCH --

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

WHY DOES LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY MATTER? THREAT TO ECONOMY, POLITICAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE ON EARTH

                                            http://sco.lt/5Y5qYT

 

Summit Citizen, November 19, 2013
▶  ECOSYSTEM ALTERATIONS LEADING TO WIDESPREAD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/18/study-ecosystem-alterations-leading-to-widespread-human-health-impacts/

 

ConservationBytes.com. February 28, 2014
▶  BIODIVERSITY NEEDS MORE THAN JUST UNWANTED LEFTOVERS http://conservationbytes.com/2014/02/28/biodiversity-needs-more-than-just-unwanted-leftovers/

 

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/

 

                 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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

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

 

 

▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE.  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/8EqAwD

 

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

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR

 

 

 ▶  ECONOMIC REPORT INTO BIODIVERSITY CRISIS  http://sco.lt/868xd3

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

▶  ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/6m0XJZ

 

 

                                                  WATCH

HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: RESTORING THE EARTH--  IN RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA http://news.linktv.org/videos/hope-in-a-changing-climate-restoring-the-earth

 

 July 6, 2013 Grist
▶  CAN BRINGING WETLANDS BACK TO OUR COASTS PROTECT US FROM FUTURE MEGASTORM? http://grist.org/people/can-bringing-wetlands-back-to-our-coasts-protect-us-from-future-megastorms/

 

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

 

July 4, 2013 | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

▶  RESTORING WETLANDS: WORKING WITH NATURE CAN PROTECT US FROM FLOODS The business case for maintaining and restoring nature's ecosystems is stronger than ever... http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/07/working-with-nature-can-protect-us-from-floods/

 

July 16, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  PROTECTING NATURE IS THE BEST WAY OF PROTECTING OURSELVES FROM RISING TIDES AND STORMS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/heres-an-easy-way-to-protect-coastal-communities-from-rising-seas-and-storms/

 

 

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                               June 10, 2013 PBS Newshour

USING 'NATURE AS AN ASSET' TO BALANCE COSTA RICA'S FARMING WITH PRESERVATION http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/costarica_06-10.html

 

August 25, 2013 Inter Press Service
▶  RIO DE JANEIRO: NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO INTEGRATE AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/new-initiative-aims-to-integrate-agriculture-and-conservation/

 

Rainforest Alliance
▶  WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

Science/AAAS, June 12, 2014
-▶ LEAVE IT TO NATURE: PLANTS HITCHHIKE ON THE WINGS OF BIRDS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/06/plants-hitchhike-wings-birds

 

 

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

 

 

SLIDESHOW

▶  **** IN COSTA RICA, FARMERS START TO SEE VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY (As It Used to Be Before Man Decided He Knew Better)

In Costa Rica, birds, bats and bees serve vital roles in controlling pests and pollinating crops. Now, researchers are measuring the contributions of these critters to encourage farmers to move away from the single-crop model and toward biodiversity  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/food-for-9-billion-costa-rica.html

 

                                                       WATCH

                                    "FROG: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                       A World Without Amphibians

                                               http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 

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

 

▶  BIO-ECONOMY vs BIODIVERSITY Bio-economy versus biodiversity http://ow.ly/aDXdn

 

 ▶  PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt

 

▶  PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SPECIES http://sco.lt/8lqrQH

 

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

 

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

 

▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES: PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, GMO CROPS AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/99bwx7

 

                                                    WATCH

A Must see VIDEO for all. David Suzuki

▶  "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL" http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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A Must see VIDEO for all - David Suzuki on "Biotechnology Genetics Is Out Of Control"

 

                                                     WATCH

                 November 3, 2012 Video Documentary David Suzuki

 WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING? An excellent explanation on genetically engineering our trees, food and environment by geneticist, David Suzuki- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjy-CJlzbM&feature=player_embedded

 

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

                                                   Quest TV

                                REAWAKENING EXTINCT SPECIES

                             JUST BECAUSE WE CAN, SHOULD WE?

     http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/reawakening-extinct-species/

 

 

                                            NEW VIDEO REPORT

                                    NewsHourPBS - June 10, 2013

 WHEN DOES GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ANIMALS CROSS A LINE? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/when-does-genetic-modification-of-animals-cross-a-line.html

 

                                                   WATCH:

A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

 

THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS: THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE USA - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT  http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

BAN GMOs NOW - A Special ISIS Report  http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                 BIOSAFETY INFORMATION CENTER

                                       http://www.biosafety-info.net

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                           MONSANTO: A FARMER'S OWN STORY

                          HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U


July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment

UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

June 4, 2013 Biosafety Information Centre
USDA (US DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE) URGED TO REJECT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=976

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

                                                       WATCH

                      Another Video Documentary by David Suzuki

                                             "A SILENT FOREST -

THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES" - Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

                                                      WATCH:

KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOILS WITH CHEMICALS FOR GMO FORESTS: Poisoning USA Majestic Forests in Oregon http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3570818841/video-killing-our-forests-and-soils-with-chemicals-poisoning-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

STAND UP FOR NATIVE TREES, NOT BIOTECHNOLOGY FORESTS  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?ID=638&tabs=2

 

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

 

GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: CROSSING ROSES WITH PIG AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORKS -- NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIG' http://sco.lt/8JZpZp

 

28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
 BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920

 

***** OUR 21ST CENTURY GENETIC FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF: - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

 

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THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods

 

NEW 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' GIVES IMMUNITY FROM FEDERAL LAW, MINIMUM REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT TO BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5I0Oi9

 

 

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

 

 

DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                     "GENETIC ROULETTE -

                          THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES" 1:24:59

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

 

 

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The Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve - Botswana Genocide

The Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve - Botswana Genocide | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

▶ THE BUSHMEN OF KALAHARI

The Bushmen are the indigenous people of southern Africa. They have experienced a genocide which has been almost completely ignored; having once occupied the whole of southern Africa, just 100,000 remain today... http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/bushmen

 

Guardian, John Vidal, April 18, 2014
▶ BOTSWANA BUSHMEN: IF YOU DENY US THE RIGHT TO HUNT, YOU ARE KILL US http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/18/kalahari-bushmen-hunting-ban-prince-charles

 

January 14, 2013 Take Part

▶ BOTSWANA'S BUSHMEN ARRESTED AND TORTURED FOR HUNTING ON TRIBAL LANDS. Imagine being arrested, beaten until you pass out, thrown into a hole and covered with sand, just for going to the supermarket to buy some dinner. Well, that is the basic equivalent of what happened to Nkemetse Motsoke in Botswana last year.... http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/14/survival-alert-botswanas-bushmen-beaten-tortured-and-arrested-hunting-while

 

Survival International
▶ BUSHMEN OF KALAHARI BEING DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION: Bushmen of Kalahari: Botswana has continued to ruthlessly and relentlessly persecute its first people in an attempt to drive them from their land. Banned from hunting, and forced to apply for permits to enter the reserve, they are now being pushed to the brink of extinction. http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/bushmen

 

The Ecologist, April 08, 2014
▶ BUSHMAN OF KAHARI PLEAD TO PRINCE CHARLES: "SAVE OUR PEOPLE" http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2351762/bushman_to_prince_charles_save_our_people.html

 

                                                    WATCH

                         June 5, 2013 Survival International
TRUCKS ARRIVE TO EVICT BOTSWANA BUSHMEN FROM THEIR ANCESTRAL LANDS http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9292

 

                                     FRACKING THE KALAHARI:

                                             http://sco.lt/8IKitV

 

June 5, 2013 Alternet

▶ HOW BOTSWANA RUNS ROUGHSHOD OVER THE RIGHTS OF IT'S INDIGENOUS BUSHMEN MINORITY http://www.alternet.org/world/botswana-violates-bushmen-rights

 

 

 June 7, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶ HOW BOTSWANA DESTROYS RIGHTS OF ITS BUSHMEN MINORITY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-botswana-runs-roughshod-over-the-rights-of-its-bushmen-minority/

 

March 21, 2013 Survival International
▶ KALAHARI BUSHMEN LAUNCH NEW LEGAL BATTLE IN BOTSWANA http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9046

 

▶ NEWS FROM THE BUSHMEN  - Survival International http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/tribes/bushmen

 

 

                                                      WATCH

ETHOPIA - LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS" http://sco.lt/4kFdrd

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                         VIDEO:

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

 

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

 

 

▶ FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA Western States http://sco.lt/59iE3l

 

 ▶FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/5mrsCv

 

 

 

 

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Hidden in Plain Sight: China's Clandestine Tiger Trade

                                                           VIDEO

                                          HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

                             CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

Despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating… http://vimeo.com/60444302

 

New York Times, June 28, 2014
CHINA'S THREAT TO WILD TIGERS. Tigers command a small fortune on the black market, and demand is rising. A loophole in the country’s wildlife protection law allows the breeding and “utilization” of certain products derived from captive-bred endangered species. This has made industrial-scale “tiger farming” big business. The number of captive tigers skyrocketed from about 85 in 1993 to 5,000-plus today. 

EARLIER this year, a police raid on a house party in Leizhou, Guangdong Province, in southern China, revealed a decadent diversion apparently popular among some of China’s elite: watching a tiger being slaughtered and butchered, then gorging on meat that’s considered an exotic delicacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/opinion/sunday/chinas-threat-to-wild-tigers.html

 

 Conservation Magazine, July 29, 2008
▶ HEALING POWERS. THE DEMAND FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/healing-powers/

 

September 13, 2013 Conservation Magazine
-▶  CHINESE TAKEOUT:  The Chinese probably eat the world’s greatest diversity of wild beasts http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/09/chinese-takeout/

 

Asia News, April 25, 2014
▶  CHINA:  BEIJING BANS THE HUNTING AND TRADING OF 420 ANIMAL SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-bans-the-hunting-and-trading-of-420-animal-species-at-risk-of-extinction-30916.html

 

Mongabay, April 29, 2014
▶  CHINESE WHO EAT ENDANGERED SPECIES COULD FACE OVER TEN YEARS IN JAIL http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0429-hance-china-endangered-law.html

 

-▶  PITY THE LITTLE PANGOLINS BEING EATEN INTO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/4scV9d

 

                                                  VIDEO

                             CNN World, June 23, 2014
▶  UNDETERRED, CHINESE FESTIVAL SERVES UP DOG AND CAT MEAT.  Hundreds of Thousands of Dogs Slaughtered for Human Consumption Each Year http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/china-yulin-dog-meat-festival/index.html

 

 Mongabay, December 2, 2013
- ▶ ANTI-POACHING STORY GOES VIRAL IN CHINA - A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1220-china-viral-elephant-story.html

 

June 18, 2013 Africa Geographic

  ▶  ELEPHANTS FACE EXTINCTION IF BEIJING DOES NOT BAN IVORY TRADE, NOW http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/news/elephants-face-extinction-if-beijing-does-not-ban-ivory-trade/

 

TIME Magazine, November 1, 2013
  -▶ IVORY TRADE IS OUT OF CONTROL, THANKS TO SOARING CHINESE DEMAND http://world.time.com/2013/11/01/the-ivory-trade-is-out-of-control-and-china-needs-to-do-more-to-stop-it/

 

 Reuters, April 28, 2014
▶   CHINA TO OUTLAW EATING OF PROTECTED ANIMAL SPECIES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/us-china-wildlife-idUSKBN0DE0KX20140428?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

 

                                    ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING

                                     Inhabitat, March 27, 2014
▶   MORE THAN 10 TIGERS SLAUGHTERED IN A SHOW FOR OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSMEN IN CHINA. Police recently revealed that over 10 tigers have been tortured and killed in China in order to entertain wealthy businessmen and government officials. The tigers were killed in so-called “visual feasts” meant to show the social stature of the people watching. Video footage discovered shows a caged tiger being slowly electrified before a butcher came to dissect the animal. http://inhabitat.com/more-than-10-tigers-slaughtered-in-a-show-for-officials-and-businessmen-in-china/

 

Take Part, March 29, 2014
▶   BLOOD SPORT: CHINESE BIGWIGS WATCH 10 TIGERS DIE FOR FUN http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/28/blood-sport-chinese-bigwigs-watch-10-tigers-die-fun


EIA International
▶   WILD TIGERS CAN'T AFFORD CHINA'S HALF-BAKED COMMITMENTS http://www.eia-international.org/wild-tigers-cannot-afford-chinas-half-baked-commitments

 

Feb 26, 2013 MongaBay
▶   CHINESE GOVERNMENT CREATING SECRET DEMAND FOR TIGER TRADE ALLEGES NGO  (warning: graphic images) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-hance-tiger-trade-china.html

 

July 26, 2013 Macau Daily Times
-▶  TIGER TEETH, CLAWS AND BEAR BILE SMUGGLED AS EGG ROLLS http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/45690-tiger-teeth-claws-and-bear-bile-smuggled-as-egg-rolls.html?wwftw1

 

 

 

▶   THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/81BCq1

 

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

 

 

February 26, 2013 Mongabay

▶   ASIATIC CHEETAHS ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0226-santana-iranian-cheetahs.html#tY7VX85qC6MpcWFr.99

 

                               International Conservation Forum
                                                   VIDEO:

                   BRING TIGERS BACK FROM NEAR EXTINCTION:

                                Dr. Keith Martin Explains How

                           http://www.icforum.info/category/tigers/

 

 ▶   RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING - IMPORTING NATIONS MUST TAKE ACTION http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

                                                    WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/

 

▶   INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

▶   LOSING OUR BIG CATS: DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA  http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

January 29, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶   TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                               PBSNature

       "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY - FULL EPISODE

                                 http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

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▶   NEW THREAT TO CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE: 'CYBERPOACHING:  EXTINCTION NEARS http://sco.lt/6ks8nJ

 

The Dodo, May 08, 2014
-▶ CHINA STEPS UP:  PLEDGE A WHOPPING $100 MILLION TO STOP POACHING China, a notorious source of demand for a massive illegal wildlife trade, is stepping up its game to save wildlife with a massive $100 million donation to combat poaching in Africa. The Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, announced the fund during a visit to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The fund is not a moment too soon -- an estimated 22,000-35,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers, while last year poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa alone... https://www.thedodo.com/china-steps-up-politician-pled-542006018.html

 

 

 

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                                                       VIDEO

                              TROPHY & CANNED HUNTING: 

                Lions, Tigers Bred In Captivity For Trophy Slaughter 

                                          http://sco.lt/6qdbW5

 

 

                                            SHORT VIDEO:
*** SAVING LEUSER. TRIPA. Saving Leuser. Tripa. A film by Carlos Quiles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

 

MORE ON WILDLIFE POACHING http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=WILDLIFE+POACHING

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Indigenous knowledge is science — don't ignore it

Indigenous knowledge is science — don't ignore it | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

June 3, 2013 SciDev Net

It is time to stop discounting traditional expertise and make use of this vast and valuable resource, argues Indian scientist Suman Sahai... http://www.scidev.net/en/health/traditional-medicine/opinions/indigenous-knowledge-is-a-form-of-science-don-t-ignore-it.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_opinions

 

June 5,2013 Forests News - CIFOR
LEARNING EXPERIENCE; YOUNG PERUVIAN FORESTERS CONTRIBUTE TO BRAZIL NUT RESEARCH http://blog.cifor.org/16625/learning-experience-young-peruvian-foresters-contribute-to-brazil-nut-research/#.Ua7oSOvyeic

 

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

 

ENOUGHNESS:  Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy  http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creating a sustainable future: the role of art and imagination in advertising to create change - A Great Idea

Creating a sustainable future: the role of art and imagination in advertising to create change - A Great Idea | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Guardian Sustainable Business:

 

Largely absent from the business world, animal portraits without words or explicit messages around sustainability, were found to effectively change perceptions and communicate the need for change.

Working with a team from Michigan State University, Joseph Zammit-Lucia analysed the impact of his animal portraits on viewers in museum and classroom settings. Without words or explicit messages about sustainability or conservation, around 90% of viewers changed their cultural perceptions of animals and made statements about the need for more sustainable lifestyles to help protect the animals.
We're really interested to hear what you think of these images. What message, if any, do you take from them? Largely absent from the business world, what do you think artists, novelists, poets and musicians can bring to sustainability? It would be great to hear your thoughts - leave them below or tweet @GuardianSustBiz with #GSB... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/gallery/sustainable-future-arts-imagination-gallery#/?picture=409437897&index=1

 

August 24, 2013 Global Possibilities
HOW ANTHROPOMORPHISM CAN BE A TOOL FOR ANIMAL CONSERVATION http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-anthropomorphism-can-be-a-tool-for-animal-conservation/

 

 

May 25, 2013 Mother Jones
FAREWELL, FROGGY: THE AGE OF RIBBIT IS NEARING AN END  http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/amphibian-populations-declining-precipitous-rates-us-even-species-thought-stable

 

PHOTOS:  STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 

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

 

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

 

JANINE BENYUS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE  http://sco.lt/8yQgrZ

 

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

 

 

 

MORE ON BIOMIMICRY: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biomimicry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of "Growth"

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

 May 26, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ Multinational corporations are seizing and deforesting large tracts of  land in Indonesia. This new "Corporate colonialism" is bringing farmer deaths, poverty, human rights violations and ecological catastrophe to Indonesia with little recourse for the local communities who suffer the effects of projects touted as "growth," the Guardian's John Vidal reports.

 "These developments are classed as 'growth' but what we are seeing is the collapse of communities of fisherfolk or farmers and increasing poverty," he continues.  "We are exchanging biodiversity for monocultures, local economies for global ones, small-scale producers are becoming labourers and community land is becoming corporate. This is the direction we are going."

One problem for communities is the growing number of palm oil plantations, which, Henry Sarigih, founder of the Indonesian Peasant Union, says "has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger."... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/26-0

 

Yale Global, July 09, 2014
  ▶ CHINA'S CHALLENGE IN AFRICA:  AVOID BLAME OF NEO-COLONIALISM http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china%E2%80%99s-challenge-africa-avoid-blame-neo-colonialism

 

 

 Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

 

September 11, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶ CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/11-7

It doesn’t take much to envisage what the world would look like if activists such as those in Romania who are systematically opposing this pillage of the earth are silenced: it would be barren, grey and empty, bereft of birds and butterflies, of the clear streams and biodiversity that once bejeweled the landscape...Indigenous people, first nations people, farm laborers and peasants who, all over the world, have to pick up the pieces after such corporate ransacking; who pay the price in terms of debilitating illness and unrelenting poverty as their crops fail and animals succumb to the poisoned land.

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014

-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

Pambazuka, April 08, 2014
▶  BRICS: THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. The BRICS are united in their drive for foreign direct investment, a thirst for natural resources and poor environmental regulation. A closer examination of the predatory capitalist penetration of each BRIC nation reveals multi-national companies carving up Africa in a similar way the countries of the 1884 Berlin conference did to Africa http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/91298

 

 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/

 

                                                  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

 

The Borgen Project, February 13, 2014
▶  HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA: ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-REPORTED EXPLOITATIONS OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE 21st CENTURY http://borgenproject.org/human-rights-abuses-west-papua/

 

▶  WEST PAPUA : 226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING ALL LIFE WITHIN IT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5rAELZ

 

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/

 

 

 August 7, 2013 Pambazuka -

=▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED Bt COTTON IN GHANA: THE HIDDEN AGENDA EXPOSED http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88550

 

Mongabay, March 14, 2014
-▶ INDONESIAN SUGAR CORPORATION POISED TO DESTROY HALF OF ISLAND NATURAL FORESTS ON INDONESIA'S REMOTE ARU ISLANDS The impacts on Aru's legendary biodiversity — on land and in the surrounding marine ecosystems — would be devastating. "The concessions in question takes away the rights of indigenous communities over their territories," Abdon said. "The livelihoods of local communities depend closely on existing natural resources and tenure security, and both will be destroyed. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-aru-sugar-plantations.html

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

                                                     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

 

 Mongabay, March 15, 2014

-▶ LOGGING GIANT SUSPENDS OPERATIONS TO FEND OFF PLANTATIONS FROM FIRES. In A company statement: "If we can't stop these fires, we will lose company assets."..but whose assets are the forests and all life within them? http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0315-april-pulau-padang-riau-fires.html

 

Scientific American

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR AGRICULTURE & PALM OIL: http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶ MINING, DEFORESTATION, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING CRUCIAL ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6ZK1mj

 

 

-▶ THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE? http://sco.lt/5wsAPh

 

                      PHOTOS: 10 MOST INCREDIBLE EARTH SCARS
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/most-incredible-earth-scars/16808?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

 

May 25, 2013 The Guardian

-▶ INDONESIA:  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

Multinational companies have been encouraged by the Indonesian Government to seize and deforest land owned by the indigenous peoples..

"The presence of palm oil plantations has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger. Human rights violations keep occurring around natural resources in the country and intimidation, forced evictions and torture are common," said Sarigih. "There are thousands of cases that have not surfaced. Many remain hidden, especially by local authorities," he says....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism

 

                                                       -- 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 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

June 2, 2013 The Guardian
-▶ HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - Hundreds of Thousands said to have been Displaced http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

-▶ 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

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

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                                    RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION

 

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

 

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

 

 -▶ ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN THEIR FOREST AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE THE LAND   http://sco.lt/6aimJ7

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 24, 2014
-▶NOT JUST GOOD ON PAPER:  HOW BUSINESSES AND NGOs CAN PROTECT VITAL RAINFORESTS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-power-ngo-protect-rainforests-paper

 

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

 

Phys.org, January 27, 2014
-▶ BRAZIL SCIENTISTS WARN ON DWINDLING JAGUAR POPULATION http://phys.org/news/2014-01-brazil-scientists-dwindling-jaguar-population.html

 

                                                      VIDEO:

-▶ SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

 

                                                      VIDEO:

-▶ TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 17, 2013
-▶ SOLOMON ISLANDERS BATTLE ILLEGAL LOGGING http://www.trust.org/item/20131017092907-ypt9m/?source=tw

 

 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

 

-▶ DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE AND INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS  http://sco.lt/4ha4y9

 

 June 9, 2013 Mongabay
-▶ BRAZIL MAY LIFT BAN ON AMAZON ETHANOL EXPANSION DRIVING NEW DEFORESTATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0609-brazil-amazon-cane-ban.html

 

 

                 TRADING PEOPLE FOR LAND AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT
                                             VIDEO REPORT:

                                 July 17, 2013 PBS Newshour
-▶ 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

 

 

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 16, 2013 Mother Jones
-▶ U.S. MINING COMPANY DEPLOYS MORE MASKED MILITIAMEN AGAINST "ECO-TERRORISTS" IN WISCONSIN - Debate over a proposed open-pit iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin went from heated to outright bizarre when masked guards brandishing assault rifles showed up at the site in the remote and scenic wilderness of Penokee Hills... http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/07/walker-backed-mine-hires-militiamen-intimidate-protesters

 

 

anuary 27, 2013 Economy Watch
-▶ LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.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/

 

June 3, 2013 Africa Review
-▶ MULTINATIONALS REAPING BIG FROM ABUSIVE FORESTRY PRACTICES IN DRC (CONGO) http://www.africareview.com/Analysis/Multinational-companies-reaping-big-from-DRC-foreste/-/979190/1870906/-/hxc1jf/-/index.html?goback=.gde_125462_member_246771094

 

June 3, 2013 Forest News

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

 

August 23, 2013 Care2Causes

-▶ BIG CORPORATE MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION:

U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa

 

                                                    WATCH

 -▶ SHORT VIDEO: Resource Rights - Grassroots International

Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights

 

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

 

September 13, 2013 Triple Pundit
-▶ UNILEVER AND SAP: RAISING THE CORPORATE BAR IN AFRICA: LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/09/africa-unilever-sap/

 

Wildlife Extra News, January 2014
 ▶  L’OREAL COSMETIC COMPANY COMMITS TO END ROLE IN DEFORESTATION http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/L-Oreal%20-deforestation.html#cr

 

 

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

 

-▶ INDONESIA:THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO:

ETHOPIA - LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

 

                                                     VIDEO

UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS AND DAMS http://sco.lt/6fd6C9

 

 

 -▶ FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

 

-▶ OVERFISHING - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

-▶ 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-

 

                         ********STUNNING IMAGES*******

                                    WHAT WE'RE LOSING: 

     THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN INDONESIA'S RAINFORESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/international-day-for-biological-diversity_n_3332740.html

 

 -▶ INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGER' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

 

                       CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                        http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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May 13, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶ THE EXPANDING SAHARA: DEFORESTATION IN MOROCCO http://www.dcbureau.org/201305138562/bulldog-blog/the-expanding-sahara-deforestation-in-morocco.html

 

May 18, 2013 - Mongabay
-▶ DEFORESTATION IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON PACING 88% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR'S RATE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0518-imazon-sad-update.html?utm_source=feedly

 

25 Jan 2013

-▶ DEFORESTATION RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON

After years of gains against destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil appears to be suffering from an increase in deforestation as farmers, loggers, miners and builders move into previously untouched woodland, according to data compiled by the... http://planetark.org/wen/67719

 

May 3, 2013 DC Bureau
-▶ BRAZIL'S ATLANTIC FOREST FACES MANY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES http://www.dcbureau.org/201305038493/bulldog-blog/brazils-atlantic-forest-faces-many-environmental-challenges.html

 

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

-▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal -

ACTION ALERT:

-▶ PROTECT PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDIGENOUS FROM CORPORATE RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION - PETITION http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=PNG_indigenous

 

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

 

                                     =======WATCH --=====

 
-▶ *** Lovely VIDEO ON SLOTHS Left Homeless by Deforestation  http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/06/for-the-love-of-sloths/

 

-▶ +++PLEASE SHARE THIS AMAZING ORANGUTAN VIDEO - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sjoxX_oPsQ&feature=youtu.be

 

April 17, 2014 TreeHugger
-▶ CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HIS FOREST HOME HAS BEEN CUT DOWN (PHOTOS) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 

          DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

                                                   WATCH:

                                   "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'"

                                 AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY

                                          http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

July 30, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
-▶ THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE HAS ISSUED A PERMIT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO KILL OVER 90 SPECIES OF BIRDS within New York State this year, ANIMAL has learned. The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely publicized... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/dozens-of-bird-species-could-be-slaughtered-in-new-york/

 

July 10, 2013
-▶ USDA "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" PROGRAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MASS KILLINGS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds

PDF LISTING http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf

 

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

 

August 30, 2013 Grist
-▶ WHY ARE SOME U.S. STATES TRYING TO BAN 'LEED' GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS http://grist.org/climate-energy/why-are-some-states-trying-to-ban-leed-green-building-standards/

 

 

-▶ MORE ON INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=indonesia+deforestation

 

-▶ AND MUCH MORE ON THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:19 AM

this says it all.

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Indonesia: The Rape and Pillage of Sumatran tigers' last stronghold

Indonesia: The Rape and Pillage of   Sumatran tigers' last stronghold | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

May 25, 2013 Guardian Environment - John Vidal:

No Sumatran wild animal is safe as contact with humans rises with disastrous results...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://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/26/tigers-stronghold-sumatra-poachers

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                           "SAVING LEUSER - TRIPA"

A Short film by Carlos Quiles.  The video is a short story of the long term documentary Saving Leuser. We need the maximum support not just for Tripa but to save the Leuser ecosystem, the only place in the world that hosts five endangered species as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, elephants and bears.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

 

Guardian Environment, March 24, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES ACCUSED OF JEOPARDIZING SUMATRAN PRIZED LEUSER ECOSYSTEM INDONESIAN THREATENING WILDLIFE EXTINCTION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/australian-companies-accused-of-hampering-conservation-in-indonesia

 

 

TIMEWorld, October 31, 2013
▶  HOW PALM OIL IS DRIVING THE SUMATRAN TIGER TO BRINK OF EXTINCTION
It’s in your mascara, your laundry detergent and even your Oreo cookies — the world is addicted to palm oil. Indonesia is the largest exporter, but production there comes at a huge cost. Oil-palm plantations have savagely encroached on the nation’s diverse rainforests, and slash-and-burn clearance for new plantations recently engulfed much of Southeast Asia in acrid smog... http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/

 

                                           WATCH - Documentary
                                    "THE LEGENDARY SWAMP TIGERS"
Entangled, mangrove forest on the Bay of Bengal is the kingdom of a creature rarely seen by humans. One of the most efficient predators on Earth, this animal is feared as a killer and a man-eater - the legendary swamp tiger. These tigers are so elusive that all attempts to track them in these impenetrable swamps ended in failure.
   More than a decade ago, cameraman Mike Herd captured the swamp tiger on film for the first time. It was an extraordinary breakthrough, the first glimpse into the secret life of the least known tiger in the world - the swamp tiger of the Bangladeshi Sundarbans. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/swamp-tigers/

 

                                        FEATURED VIDEO

                                August 29, 2013 Mongabay
              HOW TIGERS COULD SAVE HUMAN CIVILIZATION http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0829-hance-tigers-video.html?n3ws1ttr

 

▶  DEADLY POISON THREAT TO LAST REMAINING TIGERS IN THAILAND AND INDIA - LOSING OUR BIG CATS http://sco.lt/4o0U9x

 

 

                                                           VIDEO

                  SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

 

 

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

 

 September 11, 2013 CNN Green
▶  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT SUMATRA'S RAINFOREST http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/world/why-you-should-care-sumatra-rainforest/index.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

            TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 ▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

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

 

 

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/9A1KVt

 

▶  THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES  AND MUST CEASE http://sco.lt/67QAMb

 

▶  INDONESIA IS ENCOURAGING A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - ECOCIDE FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/88hVFx

 

 ▶  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-

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                       Full Episode PBS Nature

                        "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY"

                                          http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                     HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: 

                         CHINA'S CLANDESTINE TIGER TRADE

                                        http://sco.lt/895ugD

 

                                                       VIDEO

                         CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

                              CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE

                                         http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

"Sustainability" is not about replanting trees.  Entire ecosystems that have developed over hundreds if not thousands of years are being destroyed.  Extinction is forever.

The original wildlife that existed in the natural forests cannot survive in the replanted palm oil plantations, so what is gained are massive multi-million dollar profits for the multi-national's bottomline.  What is lost is the earth's heritage that maintains a healthy biosphere for all species to survive.  This is one of the major causes for climate change, yet we keep on trying to justify it and rationalise this destruction.  Further indigenous people's land is being plundered and they are being displaced and "re-colonized" to serve the corporate master's quarterly bottom-line.

It is time to wake up to the fact that the old paradigm for doing business is killing us and our planet. We must design a new model that restores health and well being to our ecosystems and thus restore respect and dignity to humanity and all life.  We cannot continue to rape and pillage the finite resources on our planet without paying a terrible price down the line. In the final analysis we cannot drink oil or eat money.

Short-term thinking for bigger, faster, more profits will be the death-knoll for all life on Planet Earth, for without Nature We Do Not Exist.

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Daniel Alas's curator insight, March 3, 11:28 AM

Most people  would be so angry and sad that someone can just walk into their home and knock it down. Animal also loose their land to people who walk in. Even the top predator can loose their land to greedy corporate   businessmen that want to build a hotel or a McDonald. The abuse of deforestation is diminishing  animal population around the world.